Author archives: Luke

  • Read The Zine – Deals for the Week

    Jan 3, 20 • 4992 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    We know you’re stoked to “read the zine” so we’re now offering a deal every week. Here’s what we have going on this week. The Desert by Luke Mehall $17.99 Volumes 12-17 for $29.99 We are also psyched you can now make...

  • Write for The Climbing Zine

    Jan 2, 20 • 5496 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The Climbing Zine is always accepting stories, photography, and art. Below are our loose guidelines, informal pitches from solid writers are always accepted. Words The Climbing Zine publishes thought provoking essays, stories and rambles. Word count can be...

  • Chuck Pratt, Liquid Sunshine by Pat Ament (Part 1)

    Jan 1, 20 • 336 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Chuck Pratt: Liquid Sunshine by Pat Ament (note the full version of this piece was published in Volume 17, which is now available in print.) Banner photo by the author. Ascetic solitude is difficult. You withdraw from the world to get a clearer glimpse of who...

  • The Climbing Zine Book (now available to pre-order)

    Dec 24, 19 • 833 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    For 10 years we’ve been publishing The Climbing Zine. We started off with print runs of 100, then 500, then 1,000, and now these days we are at 10,000 per issue. As we’ve grown the interest in our old zines as collector’s items. Those have...

  • Zine Emeritus: a story with Shaun

    Dec 23, 19 • 232 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    This last month, as we raise funds for The Climbing Zine Book, I’ve been telling a lot of stories about how The Zine came to be. I thought over the course of the month I’d run short on material, but now 29 days into it, I realized I have so many stories...

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

    Dec 22, 19 • 6440 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,...

  • Reflections on Dad by Tamara Robbins

    Dec 18, 19 • 3899 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Since November, I’ve been in Modesto, California, with my family and, while here, digitally archiving the multitude of slides, negatives, writings, etc., that occupy nearly every corner of our home. Luke and I had discussed doing this photo essay months...

  • The Prince P (in memory of Phil Schaal) by Cyrena Lee

    Dec 13, 19 • 4716 Views • Locations2 Comments

    It would have been hard to write about Phil Schaal even if he were still here—here meaning still alive. Alive meaning still breathing and walking. With anything that involved Phil, he would have been critical, demanded better, demanded the best. by Cyrena...