The Climbing Zine is a creative collective fueled by passion, dirt, and rocks.

Straight Outta Squampton

I’ve got a confession to make people: I haven’t seen “Straight Outta Compton” yet. Like many hip-hop fans I’ve been excited about this movie since the project was announced, but when it was released I was up north in the land of Drake, not Dr. Dre. That also means I was out of town for…

Review: Peregrine Radama Tent

This tent is a great value for a 2-person, 3-season backpacking tent with some innovative features. The tent follows the popular half-dome design: square footprint, two poles, mesh and fabric interior, rainfly with two vestibules, and includes light and strong DAC aluminum poles. The green rainfly is day-glow bright and is visible from a long…

Is The Dirtbag Dead?

“I was crazy and I was wild and I have seen the tiger smile.” Drive On by Johnny Cash This zine has come a long way from our humble roots of a stapled together black and white publication with a skate, punk rock feel. The latest result is Volume 7: dirtbags, crag dogs, hyenas, free…

The Dirtbag Dictionary

Ever wondered what kind of dirtbag you are? Or have you spotted a hipster that kind of looked like a dirtbag? After years of research The Climbing Zine, with help from Erica Lineberry aka Cragmama, have brought you The Dirtbag Dictionary, an excerpt from Volume 5, The Dirtbag Issue. dirtbag climber (durt-bag kli-mer) n. a…

Review: Arc’teryx AR-395a Harness

Canadian ingenuity re-born: an elite all-around harness Let’s cut right to the chase: climbing harnesses range in price from $50 to $180, and they all offer a secure fit, provide easy access to gear, and are reasonably comfortable to hang in for short amounts of time. What makes a high-end harness worth it? An expensive…