Posts Tagged ‘durango’

  • The Secret Spot by Joy Martin

    Mar 1, 17 • 2066 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    If these rocks could talk, they’d tell a hell of a story: one of nature and development, of perseverance and triumph, of mountain lions and men. by Joy Martin, Senior Contributor. Banner photo of Rush Linhart by Ben Brashear. This piece is from Volume 9....

  • Hidden Dragons by Chris Schulte

    Feb 18, 17 • 5429 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    I started climbing in Durango, Colorado, a small and isolated burg on the edge of the desert and the mountains, pushing up against the mesa farmlands that run along scarce western rivers. All climbing called to me: Mini routes in the alpine above Silverton,...

  • A Climber In The Winter of His Content

    Jan 28, 17 • 7627 Views • Indian Creek1 Comment

    “You know there’s something special you’re needing. And you know there’s no drug that’ll do the healing, and no liquor in the land to stop your brain from bleeding. You need something special to open up a new door, to show you something you’ve...

  • One Year Later by Nick Chambers

    Jun 8, 15 • 2834 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Climbing does not always go as planned. Rosa Malloy-Post of Durango, Colorado, is evidence of that. At the age of 23 she experienced a life changing accident in Indian Creek, Utah. Her dear friend, Nick Chambers, made this film, One Year Later, over the...

  • Birthday Challenge, Part 3: The Big Day

    Dec 5, 12 • 9068 Views • ColoradoNo Comments

    My favorite thing about climbing is that if you try hard enough you can always be a champion. It doesn’t matter if you are the best, it matters how it feels. [story by Luke Mehall] The Birthday Challenge is a concept passed from climber-to-climber, and I...

  • Just One More, B-Day Challenge Training

    Jul 16, 12 • 3030 Views • ColoradoNo Comments

    “Do you think there’s someday you’ll be content with just going for a hike?” Badger asks me in the midst of our training session yesterday. by Luke Mehall I reply that I hope so, but for now, I know I must climb rock for my satisfaction. No other form...

  • The Birthday Challenge

    Jul 11, 12 • 4630 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    In the modern world of rock climbing, we’ve invented lots of different ways to be competitive, but perhaps nothing is more enjoyable and personal than the “birthday challenge”. [story by Luke Mehall] Its beauty lies within the difficulty and personal...