Archive for the ‘Climbing Culture’ Category

  • Hear Mehall on The Enormocast

    Mar 27, 17 • 6349 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Check out Climbing Zine publisher, Luke Mehall on the Enormocast with Chris Kalous. Please throw the Enormocast a buck or two if you like what they’re doing by clicking on the “Donate” tab on their site (upper right hand corner)...

  • Walmart Parking Lot (a poem) by Georgie Abel

    Mar 16, 17 • 3832 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    by Georgie Abel (photo by Dylan Hightower) I was this close To forgetting what it feels like To sleep in a Walmart parking lot Somewhere in between totally fine and   Rock bottom   But probably rock bottom because You’re totally fine Listening to...

  • The Pain (of the desert) by Luke Mehall

    Mar 6, 17 • 2515 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    The other day, on the Internet, I read about a climber whose fingertip broke off in a crack when he fell. Fingers in a Lightsocket the climb is called, and it’s always had a reputation for being fierce, a finger crack that increases in difficulty right up...

  • The Secret Spot by Joy Martin

    Mar 1, 17 • 3508 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    If these rocks could talk, they’d tell a hell of a story: one of nature and development, of perseverance and triumph, of mountain lions and men. by Joy Martin, Senior Contributor. Banner photo of Rush Linhart by Ben Brashear. This piece is from Volume 9....

  • Awake On El Cap by Tristan Greszko

    Feb 21, 17 • 8456 Views • Climbing Culture2 Comments

    Awake. Alone. It’s 3 am. Only two more hours to sleep, the clock is ticking. The world is silent.  Maybe there’s a breath of wind here and there.  Late July in California and it isn’t hot at all – I’m in a big puffy coat, sitting on a...

  • The Crimson Bunny (Going at it alone) by Alexis McLean

    Feb 12, 17 • 4795 Views • Climbing Culture2 Comments

    A roommate and dear friend of mine used to talk both eloquently and incessantly about her Purple Rabbit. She would describe its power, its pleasuring capabilities with the benefits of independence and non-attachment. Often I thought she shared to entertain...

  • Jugs on Jugs by Gaelen Engler

    Feb 8, 17 • 42722 Views • Climbing Culture22 Comments

    Pulling into The Chief campground in Squamish for my first time, I had to double-check the sign to make sure my boyfriend and I hadn’t driven into the training ground for a traveling circus. Uncoordinated, poutin-hungry tourists from China and Montreal...

  • Rambling In The Bugaboos by David Fay

    Feb 7, 17 • 4131 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    We rounded the bend and there were half a dozen people lining up at the base of the route. Rock climbing pioneers had valued the virtue of good clothing: well ironed shirts, collared and tucked. We paused momentarily—not because of the crowds but because of...