Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • On Fear, Climbing, and Depression by Sonya Pevzner

    Feb 14, 20 • 5239 Views • Locations1 Comment

    Trigger warning: This article discusses topics of depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety. For some, the content may be triggering. Please use your own judgment, and if you feel that you are in crisis, please call the National Suicide Hotline at...

  • Part 2: Chuck Pratt, Liquid Sunshine by Pat Ament

    Feb 3, 20 • 193 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    This is part 2 of Pat Ament’s essay, published in Volume 17. If you missed part 1, you can read it here. If you enjoyed this story please subscribe, it’s what keeps the zine dream alive! Banner photo of Pratt by Glen Denny. The psychic storm of...

  • Upside Down and Unconscious by Shay Skinner

    Jan 30, 20 • 242 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I remember arguing with my partner about wearing his helmet before starting a climb for the day. “It’s only 5.9,” he said. “I’ll be fine.” I insisted that wearing a helmet on a multipitch trad climb shouldn’t be up for discussion. After a few...

  • A Marriage On The Rocks by Barbara Noseworthy

    Jan 30, 20 • 2035 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    It’s 1981, and I’m 22 years old, about to graduate from college, trying to sort out what happens next. And there’s this guy I really like. He’s good looking, smart, funny, and a rock climber. I confess, I had this thing for rock climbers, especially...

  • Zine Emeritus: a story with Shaun

    Dec 23, 19 • 310 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 • 4003 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 • 4838 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 • 23771 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,...