Posts Tagged ‘yosemite’

  • Jim Bridwell’s Memorial in Yosemite (a photo essay)

    Jan 2, 19 • 1203 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    When I heard that Jim Bridwell had died, my first thought was, I bet even he didn’t think he’d live this long. Between pushing the boundaries of rock climbing and the psychedelic experience, the cigarettes and the wine, the trips to the big mountains, who...

  • The Joy Pendulum, Swinging High and Low in Yosemite Valley by Lauren DeLaunay

    Dec 15, 18 • 5720 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    As I listened to my boyfriend make his tenth phone call of the hour, I absentmindedly stirred vegetables and reflected on the events of the past month. Fuck this season, I overheard from the kitchen. Together, we had been stunned by a hero’s suicide and his...

  • Where The Winds Hit Heavy by Matt Spohn

    Dec 13, 18 • 822 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The granite escarpments of Castle Crags silhouetted the western skyway, massive gargoyles hunched and staring. I thought of my mother’s words: “Don’t do that. You’ll get hurt. Be safe. You’re going to die.” Sentences that salted every conversation...

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

    Aug 17, 18 • 986 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...

  • Going It Alone by Vic Zeilman

    Jun 25, 18 • 5098 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    At some point in my early to midtwenties, I came to the conclusion that life is not about rock climbing. There’s just too much other crazy shit happening every day on this beautiful clump of space dust. The older I get, however, the more I realize that...

  • A Venture Backward, Inward, and Upward by Rhiannon Williams

    May 29, 18 • 3837 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    In Memory of Towyn Williams (1926 – 2016) I associate much of my childhood with a little white farmhouse in the Welsh countryside. My roots are firmly planted there. Planted between the rows of strawberries and the tunnels of raspberry bushes. by Rhiannon...

  • Adventures With Two Tent Timmy

    Feb 20, 18 • 4331 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “If Jesus can’t save you, life starts when the church ends.” Empire State of Mind by Jay Z Some call him Two Tent Timmy, some Gold Tooth Timmy, while others may know him by his comedic, pseudo, weatherman name T-Drizzle. I call him all these, as well as...

  • Brooke Sandahl on the beginnings of freeing The Nose

    Jan 8, 18 • 4735 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Man what a route! As a child, I remember looking at photos of it in my Dad’s climbing books thinking, It must be like outer space to be on a wall so gigantic, so remote and featureless. But that sweep of granite stuck in my mind, and as I grew older, its...