Posts Tagged ‘luke mehall’

  • Replacing The Seamstress Corner with Dave Marcinowski by Luke Mehall

    Dec 6, 18 • 195 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    There are climbing partners, and there are the climbing partners. The partner you want to climb to the ends of the Earth and back with. The one you’d follow all the way to the moon. The one who eats, drinks, and breathes climbing. The climber who is not...

  • The Desert (Mehall’s fifth book)

    Nov 12, 18 • 757 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 • 345 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 • 1635 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 • 2981 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 • 961 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...

  • A Climber Who Cries (a poem) by Luke Mehall

    Aug 17, 18 • 603 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Do only writers cry when a writer dies? Do only musicians cry when a guitar player dies? Do only climbers cry when a climber dies?   Lately I’ve cried from my eyes when people I don’t know die   And lately there’s been a lot of them   by...

  • The Painted Wall by Luke Mehall

    Aug 3, 18 • 905 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    It is like any other start to a day of climbing in the Black Canyon. Dave and I are up before the sun, throwing down coffee and a quick breakfast, and assembling all the hardware needed for the day’s climb. We gently descend down the Cruise Gully, careful...