Posts Tagged ‘indian creek’

  • Just A Climber, For Bears Ears (a short film) by Luke Mehall and Greg Cairns

    Jan 9, 19 • 203 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Greg Cairns and Luke Mehall have finished their second short film together, called “Just a Climber, For Bears Ears” and the film will premier on February 14th at the Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival. The short is a follow up to their first project...

  • Luke’s Vignettes by Luke Mehall

    Jan 5, 19 • 437 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Everybody must give something back / For something they get” —Bob Dylan, “Fourth Time Around”   On Writing (about climbing) Writing is my job. People seem to be impressed by that when the inevitable “So what do you do?” happens at the crag...

  • Pain and Perseverance: Linking Sixteen Towers in a Day by Matt Pickren

    Dec 18, 18 • 2001 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “If you just stop for a second, I can show you there’s no road out there!” Ben said. “I know there’s a road there; we drove it a couple years ago!” I fired back. We hadn’t even started an ordeal that would surely drive us to our wits’ ends,...

  • The Desert (Mehall’s fifth book)

    Nov 12, 18 • 1078 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The Desert, Luke Mehall’s fifth and final book in his “dirtbag climber series” begins a Kickstarter campaign today to fund the book. The Desert is a logistical progression to Mehall’s memoir American Climber. In that book Mehall set...

  • Mentors (from The Desert)

    Nov 11, 18 • 530 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    It was just weeks into this move that I realized just how much closer I was to Indian Creek, that old friend. It didn’t take long for us to get reacquainted. I had changed. It had mostly remained the same, save for its ever-increasing popularity. I was back...

  • The Desert and The Dog by Luke Mehall

    Nov 3, 18 • 1972 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    This is the most beautiful place on Earth, but of course, like Cactus Ed Abbey said, every person carries in their heart an image of the ideal place, the right place. This is just the right place for me. But, right now, something is not right, and it’s...

  • Creeksgiving by Luke Mehall

    Oct 21, 18 • 3225 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    No place soaks up sun like the Johnny Cat enclave at the Cat Wall, Indian Creek. The maroon cliffs are striped with perfect cleaved fissures, like vertical gateways into a hidden world. The desert heat can be oppressive, but in late autumn, the low golden...

  • Powders of Persuasion by Luke Mehall (from The Desert)

    Oct 19, 18 • 1222 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    My college years in The Desert were adventurous and crazy, a complete immersion in the unknown. After I graduated, I began to roam from climbing area to climbing area, and The Desert seemed like just another destination on the circuit.   It was in that...