Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Zine Emeritus: a story with Shaun

    Dec 23, 19 • 232 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    This last month, as we raise funds for The Climbing Zine Book, I’ve been telling a lot of stories about how The Zine came to be. I thought over the course of the month I’d run short on material, but now 29 days into it, I realized I have so many stories...

  • Reflections on Dad by Tamara Robbins

    Dec 18, 19 • 3899 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Since November, I’ve been in Modesto, California, with my family and, while here, digitally archiving the multitude of slides, negatives, writings, etc., that occupy nearly every corner of our home. Luke and I had discussed doing this photo essay months...

  • The Prince P (in memory of Phil Schaal) by Cyrena Lee

    Dec 13, 19 • 4716 Views • Locations2 Comments

    It would have been hard to write about Phil Schaal even if he were still here—here meaning still alive. Alive meaning still breathing and walking. With anything that involved Phil, he would have been critical, demanded better, demanded the best. by Cyrena...

  • More To Give, The First Solo-Free Single-Day Ascent of El Capitan by Pete Whittaker

    Dec 9, 19 • 23635 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Walking up to the base of Freerider, I felt rested, light, but increasingly nervous. Two years ago, I’d never climbed a single big wall. Seven months ago, I’d never rope soloed a single pitch of climbing. I’d still never soloed a big wall in any way,...

  • Approach As Pilgrimage by Tim Rogers

    Dec 2, 19 • 3778 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Journal entry from 10/15/2014 Zion is the word. Despite all of our differences, to so many people the meaning of Zion remains the same: a place of refuge, a utopian ideal of peace, unity, and freedom. We may not be religious pilgrims, but even as travelers,...

  • A Love Letter To Climbing by Ana Ally

    Nov 22, 19 • 4223 Views • Locations1 Comment

    In 2016 at the International Climbers’ Festival in Lander, Wyoming, we held a “love letter to climbing” contest. Ana Ally was the winner, this is her letter. Enjoy.  Banner photo of the author by Scott Keating Climbing, my love. As...

  • Creeksgiving by Luke Mehall

    Nov 18, 19 • 4314 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    No place soaks up sun like the Johnny Cat enclave at the Cat Wall, Indian Creek. The maroon cliffs are striped with perfect cleaved fissures, like vertical gateways into a hidden world. The desert heat can be oppressive, but in late autumn, the low golden...

  • The Art of The First Ascent by Luke Mehall

    Nov 18, 19 • 1281 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    You know you’re getting old when they start replacing the bolts you used for a first ascent. That was my first thought when I heard that an anchor I’d placed, over in my old stomping grounds of Gunnison, Colorado, was getting an update. Story by Luke...