Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Just a Couple Guys from Colorado on El Cap

    Jan 5, 15 • 10955 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    It’s amazing that climbing El Capitan in Yosemite is no big deal for a lot of people: routes that originally took parties days, even months to climb, can be done in just a few hours by elite climbers. For yours truly and my partner Dave Ahrens climbing El...

  • The Art of Roping up with a Rando by Dakota Walz

    Dec 20, 14 • 3989 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I have been alone on the road bouncing from park to park for 2 months. My car is a wreck. I rarely don’t smell like feet. But I climb every single day. And it is freak’n awesome! Traveling solo has presented the unique challenge of needing to find...

  • The Rainbow Wall, Emptying Out by Drew Thayer

    Nov 2, 14 • 5777 Views • Locations1 Comment

    “This stillness to which all returns, this is reality, and soul and sanity have no more meaning here than a gust of snow…[mountains] serve as a mirror to one’s own true being, utterly still, utterly clear, a void, an Emptiness without life or sound that...

  • The Climbing Zine

    Indian Creek Reflection, before it all slips away

    Oct 13, 14 • 6165 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The good times are moving fast these days, zipping by as we fly through space on this big ball of rock. As a writer it is my job to record, to pause, to go back in time, if only slightly, and squeeze the juice out of divine moments, and leave produce...

  • Lindsey Schauer: The Quintessential Climbing Mom

    Sep 30, 14 • 5480 Views • Dirtbagging, LocationsNo Comments

    In the Last Pitch section of the new Climbing Zine, there’s a great, sentimental piece, written by Mallory Logan. Titled “The Mom Crux” Logan waxes philosophically about the parallels between climbing and motherhood. She writes,...

  • Female Dirtbags, The Missing Link

    Sep 5, 14 • 7265 Views • LocationsNo Comments

      There are many sacrifices and struggles to live the dirtbag life, but my most major gripe has always been women; there are not enough of them within the dirtbag culture. Many nights spent at campfires within various climbing areas, where the men...

  • This is Buildering

    Aug 19, 14 • 11058 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    In the deep of the twilight, the night, buzzed on something, spirits, smoke, the usual, a change occurs: an athletic alchemy, different urges, some of the chances and opportunities of the night have passed, with no possibility of getting laid, you’ve stayed...

  • A First Trip To Yosemite

    Jul 30, 14 • 3185 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The Western United States is a developed land, yet it is also very wild. Especially when you hail from the Midwest as we did, where there is very little wild land. Mountains and rocks had only been in my life for a couple years; a new medium to which I was...