Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • Crowbars, anger, and new routes, from The Desert by Luke Mehall

    Sep 9, 19 • 108 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    “I’m not saying I’m going to rule the world, or I’m going to change the world, but I guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” —Tupac Shakur There was an energy to that crowbar in my hand. I was walking alone, down...

  • Titan Project

    Sep 4, 19 • 197 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    One of the greatest joys I have as a publisher is discovering an amazing climbing project, and then being able to share that with our audience. This one is from our friends at Melanin Base Camp is a film called Titan Project about Canadian...

  • The Salajeet Collectors by Amanda Forrest

    Sep 4, 19 • 102 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    This story starts and ends with a chicken. On a bright morning in a high valley of the Hindu Kush, the doomed bird lay pinned atop a low stone wall that had been built by local goat herders. One sharp birdie eye looked up into the cloudless sky, the heavens a...

  • Just A Climber, For Bears Ears (a short film)

    Aug 23, 19 • 137 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    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...

  • Biophilia On The Rocks by Birch Malotky

    Aug 22, 19 • 177 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    June’s humid breath settles in waves over the Mount Washington Valley as the sun dips low in the west. A shadow Cathedral Ledge pools at the base of the real one, growing long toward the chalets and the strawberry fields as I belay my partner up behind me....

  • Ray’s Red Truck by Roy McClenahan

    Aug 21, 19 • 351 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    In the rich caravan of climbers whom we meet at the crags, people come and go. Some, like the flowing of mountain streams, make a daily ritual of their appearance on the stone. Others show up every weekend, while outliers make the scene only once a month, or...

  • A Journey Through Time by Adam Ferro

    Aug 8, 19 • 361 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The expenditure of energy on a trip of this sort is massive and one only has so much of this energy. Energy that is accumulated as a person becomes stronger physically, that is called endurance. But the energy that is of such great importance to me is called...

  • Replacing The Seamstress Corner with Dave Marcinowski by Luke Mehall

    Aug 6, 19 • 1678 Views • Climbing Culture1 Comment

    There are climbing partners, and there are the climbing partners. The partner you want to climb to the ends of the Earth and back with. The one you’d follow all the way to the moon. The one who eats, drinks, and breathes climbing. The climber who is not...