Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Yucca Ropes: The DIY Ancestral Puebloan Static Line by Len Necefer

    Oct 11, 19 • 2074 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    In the late 1300s, experts point to drought and other environmental stressors impacting the Puebloan people in the Southwest leading toward societal collapse. My people, the Diné, the Athabaskan-speaking migrants from the north, also began to place pressures...

  • Silent Partners by Luke Mehall

    Oct 3, 19 • 3034 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I know he knows. Adam Lawton is proud. In every group of adventurers, there is a leader, and every great leader must be a visionary. Adam dreamed the dreams for the entire crew. He found excitement in little breakthroughs, like the time I got a job...

  • Finding Protection In Bears Ears by Josh Ewing

    Sep 8, 19 • 1496 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Yucca sandals,” I say to myself. “How’d they do this move in yucca sandals?” The sheer sandstone wall below me plunges five hundred feet to the canyon bottom. To my right, I see a Moki step pecked in the rock eight or nine hundred years before. But...

  • The Desert, fall book tour kickoff in Crested Butte.

    Aug 29, 19 • 153 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    From Townie Books in Crested Butte, Luke Mehall and friends tell stories from his books American Climber and The Desert, and a few out of the box tales as well. Mehall is the author of five dirtbag climbing books, and he’s the publisher of The Climbing...

  • Old Becomes New in Indian Creek by Chris Schulte

    Aug 27, 19 • 5503 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    November is closing in fast, and on this turn around the fireball, we reach a strange and interesting milestone in American rock climbing. Forty years ago, Earl Wiggins shouldered a rack of hexes and set out on the FA of a smooth and parallel-sided crack...

  • Up (and over) the Pope’s Nose by Josh Smith

    Aug 25, 19 • 3270 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Think we could throw a haul bag out of an airplane? That would make the approach really easy.” Kennan was looking at me and Jeff with a twinkle in his eye, and unsure if he was serious, I asked, “Can you even open a plane door in flight, and if you...

  • Do Not Go Outside To Cry by Kathy Karlo

    Aug 23, 19 • 662 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I see it being used all around me to describe women, often by other women: badass. I have always considered it to have a good connotation, as it implies confidence with a splash of style. Diverse, strong-willed women deserve an empowering word that delivers a...

  • On Fear, Climbing, and Depression by Sonya Pevzner

    Aug 15, 19 • 4963 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...