Posts Tagged ‘yosemite’

  • The Light and Dark Sides of Free Soloing by Alexa Flower

    Mar 23, 17 • 2496 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I’ve heard some describe Yosemite as a vortex, and so is the culture that comes with it. I am sucked into soloing like a teen trying their first sip of alcohol. By Alexa Flower, Senior Contributor. This piece is an excerpt from Volume 7, Crag Dogs, Hyenas,...

  • Awake On El Cap by Tristan Greszko

    Feb 21, 17 • 3045 Views • Locations2 Comments

    Awake. Alone. It’s 3 am. Only two more hours to sleep, the clock is ticking. The world is silent.  Maybe there’s a breath of wind here and there.  Late July in California and it isn’t hot at all – I’m in a big puffy coat, sitting on a...

  • The Old Lady of Tuolumne by Alexa Flower

    Feb 13, 17 • 446 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    I guess you could call it a town. It’s open three or four months per year. Driving east, hues of dark green, azure, and gold flicker along the extended cracks on the windshield. A serpentine road curves through pine forests and atop steep inclines, tracing...

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

    Jan 14, 17 • 808 Views • LocationsNo 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...

  • Rasta, A Wise and Crafty Crag Dog by D Scott Borden

    Dec 25, 16 • 2262 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Editor’s note: Longtime Climbing Zine contributor D Scott Borden wrote this piece for Volume 7, and sadly as the Zine was going to press Rasta passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time Scott. Thanks for such an inspiring piece!...

  • The Eleventh Hour of Half Dome by Jason Haas

    Aug 15, 16 • 1074 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Climbing with a pack on is the worst. It’s heavy, it’s awkward, and you don’t even use half its contents in the end anyway. I was stuck, by all accounts of the word. I couldn’t go up; I couldn’t go down; I couldn’t go sideways. I was stuck. And it...

  • Adventures With Two Tent Timmy

    Jul 20, 16 • 1821 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...

  • Flirting with The Nose In A Day in The Valley of Stone

    Jun 22, 16 • 4183 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goerte I grew up in the traditions of western science and puritan pragmatism. Success is earned through work, luck is the sum of preparation, a penny saved is a...