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12 – Living The Dream in J-Tree, California

A dollar and a dream in Joshua Tree, Califorinia. Easy solos and hard climbs. Living amongst the dirtbags and legend like Michael Reardon. Washing dishes for a living; somewhere between the 14 day camping limit and living the dream. Subscribe/ get a copy of The Zine here: https://shop.climbingzine.com/ Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=16583450 Read more stories/watch…

11 – Benighted in Zion with Tim and Dave

Luke and Dave’s first big walls in Zion. Benighted too. High on life and surviving in the vertical. Being a delivery boy for the Mountain Gazette. Traveling, climbing rocks, with my head in the clouds. Back to Potrero and then to J-Tree. Subscribe/ get a copy of The Zine here: https://shop.climbingzine.com/ Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=16583450…

9 – Two Gringos in Nicaragua and Benighted in The Black Canyon

A nibble from a fox of the Western Colorado University campus. Costa Rica and Nicaragua with Amber (Mom) and Greg. Benighted in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison with 5.14 Gene. And more… Subscribe / or buy zines/merch/books here: https://the-climbing-zine.myshopify.com/ Support us on Patreon starting at $1: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=16583450 Read some stories: http://www.climbingzine.com

Silent Night by Samantha Zim

I think I’ve read the words afraid, scared, terrified, anxious, and fear more over the last two weeks than in the last two years. In the contexts of both I am afraid and don’t be afraid. Like all climbers, I’ve spent time putting myself in situations that scared me—on purpose. I’m a very average climber.…

8 – For The Love of Dirtbagging

Continuing on with American Climber, Luke Mehall’s memoir. To subscribe to The Zine visit our site: https://the-climbing-zine.myshopify.com/ To support us on Patreon visit here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=16583450&fan_landing=true Follow The Zine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theclimbingzine/?hl=en

Dirtbag State of Mind podcast / episode 10

7 – The End Of The Rope

Episode 7 of the Dirtbag State of Mind podcast. Mehall and friends have misadventures from Indian Creek to Yosemite National Park and many places in between To subscribe to The Zine visit our site: https://the-climbing-zine.myshopify.com/ To support us on Patreon visit here: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=16583450&fan_landing=true Listen to the Power Company interview with Brown Girls Climb on Spotify:…

6 – Living In A Tent, and 9-11

We are rolling along with Luke Mehall reading from his 2016 memoir American Climber. Here we get into yet another near death experience of his, and how it affected him. Plus, living in a tent at Hartman Rocks in Gunnison, Colorado for months on end. And, then 9/11 happens, and the world is forever changed.…