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2 – Season 2 – Fear and Climbing in Grand Junction

Our second episode for Season 2. We are continuing on with The Desert, as the author explores the climbing around Grand Junction. Support The Zine + our podcast by picking up a book, zine, sub, merch. This link will get you 25% off anything in our online store: Read more stories/watch videos/explore:  

Monster Cracks by Pete Whittaker

Over hundreds of thousands of years, water has trickled, raged, and poured down cracks and creases, winding and weaving through rock rugosities, and worn paths through weaknesses to form (what is now known as) Canyonlands. by Pete Whittaker note: this piece appears in Volume 12. After another trip there this fall, I got to witness…

Hidden Dragons by Chris Schulte

I started climbing in Durango, Colorado, a small and isolated burg on the edge of the desert and the mountains, pushing up against the mesa farmlands that run along scarce western rivers. All climbing called to me: Mini routes in the alpine above Silverton, Telluride, and Ouray scared the hell out of me with choss,…