Footage from Purple Reign, a climb that Luke Mehall and Dave Marcinowski established in Indian Creek, Bears Ears National Monument. Shot by Greg Cairns, during the filming of Just A Climber, For Bears Ears.
While we originally planned to drop an episode a week, we are continuing to post these episodes as quickly as possible. Here Luke Mehall continues the adventure in American Climber, his memoir.
Friends of The Zine: we are continuing the expediting of this new podcast. We know everyone is looking for more stories and content and we are here for you. photo of myself (left) and Two Tent Timmy, circa 1999 In this episode I discuss my youth, and how I got into climbing during the most…Details
The Power of Close-to-Home Nature In The Time of Coronavirus From the Access Fund Brad Mering grabs the first real hold after working through the crux of Vedauwoo’s classic 5.10 offwidth testpiece Mainstreet. Photo: Sagar Gondalia With restaurants, bars, ski resorts, and climbing gyms closing down to slow the transmission of COVID-19, we’re reminded of the incredible value of…Details
This first episode features a story I told at the Raven Narratives, a storytelling event held here in Durango. The story covers my deepest darkest depression, how climbing saved my life, and then almost took my life (twice). Subscribe/ get a copy of The Zine here: https://shop.climbingzine.com/ Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=16583450 Read more stories/watch videos/explore:…Details
Note: this poem is published in Volume 17, now available. Banner photo of the author bouldering in Coopers Rock State Forest, West Virginia. Photo: Jessi Haynes My temple is carved in a face holding tens of thousands of years of strife. The ages echo through its forms, flowing down countless laughter lines borne of violence,…Details
Say a prayer for those you love and everyone else. That’s what I’ve written on my sleeping pad, and the last words I read before going to bed. The first person I pray for lately is my friend Mark Grundon. Mark is twenty two years old and has cancer, or hopefully, by now, had cancer. …Details
Just A Climber (For Bears Ears) is the result of 20 years of thinking and recreating in Indian Creek. When the new protections are threatened by the Trump administration Luke Mehall sharpens his tools from his rucksack of poetry, and prepares for the battle to save Bears Ears. Directed / Edited / Greg Cairns //…Details