Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • A Love Letter To Climbing by Ana Ally

    Nov 22, 19 • 4478 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 • 4621 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 • 2094 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...

  • Mountaineering Changed My Perspective On Beauty by Rebecca Ross

    Nov 11, 19 • 3528 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Most women, at some point in their lives, get discouraged about their appearance because they may not possess the ideal body, according to societal standards. I was no different. I have always lived in predominantly white communities, and with that, feminine...

  • Reflections in The Black by Vic Zeilman

    Nov 7, 19 • 5426 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The black-and-white photograph is small and square, half a century old, showing my grandmother posing in front of the dark, mysterious walls of the Black Canyon. As I study the image, I quickly realize that she is witnessing a time period in 1961 when there...

  • We Didn’t Have Much Time by Joanna Spindler (a poem)

    Nov 2, 19 • 576 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    by Joanna Spindler, published in Volume 16, now available. Banner art by Rhiannon Williams We didn’t have much time Because an evening wind was rising. We didn’t have much time and what was left began to wisp away, suspended in the particles of ice. We...

  • Hip-Hop and Climbing by Luke Mehall

    Oct 31, 19 • 5518 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The fringe is where the magic happens. Four climbers pack into The Freedom Mobile, a graffiti-ed vehicle, spray painted red, white and blue. The sun is shining so brilliantly, its impossible not to be intoxicated by the Vitamin D it provides, even before...

  • The Joy Pendulum, Swinging High and Low in Yosemite Valley by Lauren DeLaunay

    Oct 29, 19 • 6900 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    As I listened to my boyfriend make his tenth phone call of the hour, I absentmindedly stirred vegetables and reflected on the events of the past month. Fuck this season, I overheard from the kitchen. Together, we had been stunned by a hero’s suicide and his...