Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • A Legend Passes On

    Sep 12, 13 • 9915 Views • Climbing Culture, Indian Creek9 Comments

    Last month I wrote an article on bromance, which as it turns out, has been my most popular article I’ve ever written for, the Durango Telegraph. How do I know this? People have been stopping me left and right to tell me they enjoyed it. On the street, in...

  • On The Road, and In The Desert

    Jul 8, 13 • 4498 Views • Desert2 Comments

    While I was on the road recently I met an artist whose favorite muse was the naked body. I was intrigued, first, because she was a beautiful thirty-something woman, from Aspen of all places, but on a deeper level it made me ponder why. I’ve later thought...

  • stories about climbing

    Reflections in the Black Mirror

    Feb 21, 13 • 9030 Views • The Black CanyonNo Comments

    In the Black Canyon there are two kinds of free climbing routes: the casual shorter routes that offer a fun day out with friends, and the big routes, lines that stretch from the river to the rim and take a full day’s commitment. by Drew Thayer Climbing big...

  • Skinny Jeans and Desert Towers by Luke Mehall

    Feb 14, 13 • 3016 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Dude, those are skinny jeans,” Jonathan says. “They’re regular fit,” I insist. “See, look at the label.” “I don’t care what the label says, they are skinny jeans.” Jonathan and I are up River Road, near Moab. It’s January, and I’ve...

  • Wide Boyz Review

    Dec 18, 12 • 11088 Views • Indian CreekNo Comments

    How did two guys from Great Britain, a place that doesn’t really have off-widths, go over and climb the hardest off-widths in the United States? The film Wide Boyz, delivers the answer, while analyzing the psyche of the two climbers, Pete Whittaker and Tom...

  • Out of The Darkness, Into The Light, Penitente Canyon

    Dec 17, 12 • 3270 Views • ColoradoNo Comments

    I woke up freezing in Penitente Canyon. It was Easter Sunday. This was back when my philosophy toward camping equipment was in its experimental stages, but I guess equipping for the great outdoors always is. [story by Luke Mehall, author of Climbing Out of...

  • Birthday Challenge, Part 3: The Big Day

    Dec 5, 12 • 9455 Views • ColoradoNo Comments

    My favorite thing about climbing is that if you try hard enough you can always be a champion. It doesn’t matter if you are the best, it matters how it feels. [story by Luke Mehall] The Birthday Challenge is a concept passed from climber-to-climber, and I...

  • Winter Dirtbagging and Dish Diving in J-Tree

    Dec 4, 12 • 3186 Views • Joshua TreeNo Comments

    Reluctantly, this past summer, I returned to the world of washing dishes in Crested Butte, Colorado. I thought I’d retired after a solid fifteen years in the profession, one that was my first job, carried me through college and some experimental years after...