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11 – Season 2 – Traces of Blood and a Whack President

Contemplating Bears Ears National Monument, and the whack president that tried to shrink it. Plus, traces of blood in Castle Valley. 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 

10 – Season 2 – The True Self and Bears Ears

As we continue on with The Desert, Mehall matches up with his project, The King, and he proclaims his love for Bears Ears National Monument. 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 

Approach As Pilgrimage by Tim Rogers

Journal entry from 10/15/2014 Zion is the word. Despite all of our differences, to so many people the meaning of Zion remains the same: a place of refuge, a utopian ideal of peace, unity, and freedom. We may not be religious pilgrims, but even as travelers, as climbers, as humans, when anyone asks where we’re…

9 – Season 2 – King Lines and Love Letters

As Mehall continues on with reading The Desert he explores first ascents of king lines and onsight love letters. 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   

Texas Tower Redux by Josh Smith

Think back over your climbing career. I bet you’ll find a climb—or two—that define you. These won’t be your hardest sends necessarily. They will be the beautiful ones, the scary ones, the ones that came into your life at just the right time. The ones that tested you, that possessed you, that shaped your character…