Posts Tagged ‘yosemite’

  • The Eleventh Hour of Half Dome by Jason Haas

    Aug 15, 16 • 2404 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...

  • 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,...

  • Stoner’s Highway by Luke Mehall (an excerpt from American Climber)

    Jun 13, 16 • 1809 Views • Books, LocationsNo Comments

    I figured that it would be just a regular outing on the rock that would pose only minor difficulties given the 5.10 rating, and the fact that I’ve been climbing at the grade for ten years. by Luke Mehall This piece is an excerpt from his latest book,...

  • 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;...

  • The Sisterhood of the Rope by Rhiannon Williams

    Dec 2, 15 • 4825 Views • Locations1 Comment

    We pull into the Supercrack parking lot in a rusty, mud smothered Subaru, named Shelly. The lot is dotted with similar vehicles, their windows all dusted by relentless desert sand, (some of which have been decorated by a climber’s tough calloused finger)....

  • A Jack In The Box In The Chalk Bag by Spenser Tang-Smith

    Nov 11, 15 • 11695 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I woke up before dawn in the parking lot of an apartment complex. My girlfriend and I had been living on the road for two years, and the tiny trailer we called home was furnished with a memory foam mattress atop a plywood bed frame I’d installed in its...

  • Review: Of Love and Stone by Alan S. North

    Jun 16, 15 • 2376 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    There is something to be said about reading books written by rock climbers – they seem to consistently capture the true grit of life’s raw ingredients. With generous portions of adventure – often involving near death and/or bodily injury, large, chopped...