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Angels Alight by Lucas Roman

Milton had overgrowth knots, the greasy kind, matting his beard to his wooly secondhand pullover, which sagged without shape over his sulking frame. As he sat in the passenger seat beside me, looking a bit like Schulz’s Pig-Pen, I almost admired it. His was a special form of dereliction. Speckled as much by bourbon as…

Silent Partners by Luke Mehall

I know he knows. Adam Lawton is proud. In every group of adventurers, there is a leader, and every great leader must be a visionary. Adam dreamed the dreams for the entire crew. He found excitement in little breakthroughs, like the time I got a job dishwashing at Crossroads Cafe in Joshua Tree—he couldn’t have…

Patience by Chris Schulte

It starts with a plan like a break in the clouds. We set out thinking on the lines, the foods, the sunrises and campfires, the saving up. And then you set to with the forty-second aspen tree planted that day, the twenty-third special with sauce on the side, the eighty-first stone laid, the fifteenth pair…

Epilogue – Season 2

An epilogue for Season 2. Producer Chad Reich brightens our spirits. Plus some words for our dear friend Dan Escalante that we lost last year. Support The Zine + our podcast by picking up a book, zine, sub, merch. This link will get you 15% off anything in our online store: https://shop.climbingzine.com/discount/DIRTBAGPODCAST15  Read more stories/watch videos/explore: http://www.climbingzine.com …

Van Planet by Marina Hansen

Living on the road feels like traveling through space in a spaceship. You are in your car spaceship, flying in your little capsule alongside your fellow space travelers, zooming along the interstates and through infinite emptiness in a martian land.   Banner art and story by Marina Hansen, published in Volume 20, now available   …

12 – Season 2 – The Big Block and The Big Fall

In the final episode wrapping up The Desert, a big block, and a big fall. Plus the beauty of leaving. Support The Zine + our podcast by picking up a book, zine, sub, merch. This link will get you 15% off anything in our online store: https://shop.climbingzine.com/discount/DIRTBAGPODCAST15  Read more stories/watch videos/explore: http://www.climbingzine.com