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This is Buildering

In the deep of the twilight, the night, buzzed on something, spirits, smoke, the usual, a change occurs: an athletic alchemy, different urges, some of the chances and opportunities of the night have passed, with no possibility of getting laid, you’ve stayed up too late to get really good sleep, some sense to experience more,…

Psicocomp 2014 Photos

“The Psicocomp was even better than last year,” seems to sum up the response to the second annual deep water soloing competition held last weekend in Park City, Utah. We agree. The main difference in the event was the routes were easier (an estimated 13a for the women and 13d for the men), which led…

Review: 5.10 Guides

The 5.10 Guide Tennies have long been my favorite approach shoes. I like them primarily for two reasons: the burly sticky rubber on the bottom of the shoe, and the downright durability. They are the kind of shoes you can use and abuse, and with each model the shoe just seems to get better. Retail: $130.00…

Review: The Belaggles, Belay Glasses

“What are those?” I’ve been asked that question 20 times in the last month, while testing out my new belay glasses. They look like a heavier version of movie 3D glasses, and although commonplace in Europe are just starting to catch on here in the United States. The glasses, made by Belaggles, are designed to…

A First Trip To Yosemite

The Western United States is a developed land, yet it is also very wild. Especially when you hail from the Midwest as we did, where there is very little wild land. Mountains and rocks had only been in my life for a couple years; a new medium to which I was painting on, attempting to…

The Language of Bromance

The Climbing Zine’s guide to helping men and women understand the complexities of the ever increasing bromance. bromance: A bond between men, in a non-sexual way, that often revolves around sports or debauchery. Affection is often shown in a comedic way, and the older one gets the wiser he is to appreciate his bromances. bro:…