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2 – The Knot of Eternity

Friends of The Zine: we are continuing the expediting of this new podcast. We know everyone is looking for more stories and content and we are here for you. photo of myself (left) and Two Tent Timmy, circa 1999 In this episode I discuss my youth, and how I got into climbing during the most…

The Power of Close-to-Home Nature In The Time of Coronavirus by the Access Fund

The Power of Close-to-Home Nature In The Time of Coronavirus From the Access Fund Brad Mering grabs the first real hold after working through the crux of Vedauwoo’s classic 5.10 offwidth testpiece Mainstreet. Photo: Sagar Gondalia With restaurants, bars, ski resorts, and climbing gyms closing down to slow the transmission of COVID-19, we’re reminded of the incredible value of…

1 – Our Premier: A Story To Start Off With

This first episode features a story I told at the Raven Narratives, a storytelling event held here in Durango.  The story covers my deepest darkest depression, how climbing saved my life, and then almost took my life (twice).  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 videos/explore:…

The Well by Devin Dabney

Note: this poem is published in Volume 17, now available. Banner photo of the author bouldering in Coopers Rock State Forest, West Virginia. Photo: Jessi Haynes My temple is carved in a face holding tens of thousands of years of strife. The ages echo through its forms, flowing down countless laughter lines borne of violence,…