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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…

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…

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.…