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

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…

Hidden Dragons by Chris Schulte

I started climbing in Durango, Colorado, a small and isolated burg on the edge of the desert and the mountains, pushing up against the mesa farmlands that run along scarce western rivers. All climbing called to me: Mini routes in the alpine above Silverton, Telluride, and Ouray scared the hell out of me with choss,…

Grateful Hussle

For 20 years Luke Mehall, publisher of The Climbing Zine has been writing climbing poems. In 2020 he’s decided to give the writers who inspired him a tribute. Dedicated to Robert Hunter, who was Jerry Garcia’s lyricist, and Nipsey Hussle, the rapper and entrepreneur, who both died last year, Grateful Hussle blends hip-hop and hippie,…