Posts Tagged ‘indian creek’

  • The Art of The First Ascent by Luke Mehall

    Apr 17, 19 • 102 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    You know you’re getting old when they start replacing the bolts you used for a first ascent. That was my first thought when I heard that an anchor I’d placed, over in my old stomping grounds of Gunnison, Colorado, was getting an update. Story by Luke...

  • Elegant and Brutal by Cristina Marcalow

    Apr 9, 19 • 269 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I. Trapped Kaiser Santa Clara Hospital, June 2018 The haul bag sits, a stuffed pig in the trunk. Cams, nuts, and two foil-wrapped burritos vibrate with expectant energy. But the car is parked in the red haze of the emergency room parking lot sign, and it...

  • The Desert by Luke Mehall, Release and Spring Tour

    Mar 4, 19 • 631 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    Dear readers, reviewers, promoters, podcasters, reporters, editors, bloggers, and anyone else interested in climbing and the great outdoors, Once upon a time, I felt the surge of inspiration to put words onto paper. I don’t remember many moments of my...

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

    Jan 9, 19 • 503 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 • 597 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 • 2214 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 • 1403 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 • 648 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...