Posts Tagged ‘trad’

  • Benighted in The Black Canyon – (excerpt from American Climber by Luke Mehall)

    Jul 28, 16 • 4348 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    My path as a climber had to face a most real enemy: pure unadulterated fear. This fear manifested itself in the biggest baddest canyon, nearby, the most intimidating chasm in Colorado, and even the entire United States, The Black Canyon. Excerpt from American...

  • The Long Run, a profile of Alan Carne by Luke Mehall

    Jun 13, 16 • 5887 Views • Climbing Culture1 Comment

    “There were no girls when I started climbing [in England],” Alan said, in a tone more serious than joking. I’d just met Alan Carne only twenty-four hours before, on a warm September day seeking refuge in the shade of the 4×4 Wall at Indian Creek,...

  • American Climber – Kickstarter is FUNDED

    Mar 31, 16 • 2070 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    After a decade of writing, and re-writing, my memoir, American Climber is finally complete. It is a 75,000 word tale about my life experiences with climbing—a sport that saved my life—coupled with reflections on the dirtbag climbing lifestyle. The hard...

  • Protecting Abbey Country – Love Letters To The Desert

    Mar 20, 16 • 1759 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I am sitting in front of my computer, doing what I do to make my pennies, but in a few hours, when my writing is done, and the car is packed I will head out to my favorite place in the world, the most beautiful place in the world, my second home, Indian...

  • Rock Climbing Gives Us Feminism by Georgie Abel

    Mar 18, 16 • 4495 Views • Locations1 Comment

    “What about you, Georgie? Are you a feminist?” I was sitting around a campfire with a group of friends. I had climbed outside maybe twice before. “No,” I replied, scratching at the label on my beer bottle. “Because I don’t...

  • Review: Yosemite In The Fifties

    Mar 10, 16 • 3434 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The story of climbing in Yosemite is one that is well known and well told, and at times it seems like it’s the only important story in American climbing. Last year’s beautifully crafted “Yosemite Uprising” solidified the story so poignantly that I...

  • Book Review: The Alchemy of Action by Doug Robinson

    Feb 16, 16 • 3605 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Books often inspire me more than the imagery or dialogue in a movie and I think it has to do with the fact that a book is more my speed. If a particular passage calls to me, I can re-read it; If I drift off whilst reading, I can come back in my own time;...

  • Review: Beal Cocoon Chalk Bag

    Jan 19, 16 • 3963 Views • GearNo Comments

    How much is there to say about a chalk bag? All it has to do is hang out back there and have that powdery gold ready for your sweaty, trembling fingers…and not fall off mid-way up a route…and not spill all over the tiny ledge you’re belaying on, or the...