For 20 years Luke Mehall, publisher of The Climbing Zine has been writing climbing poems. In 2020 he’s decided to give the writers who inspired him a tribute. Dedicated to Robert Hunter, who was Jerry Garcia’s lyricist, and Nipsey Hussle, the rapper and entrepreneur, who both died last year, Grateful Hussle blends hip-hop and hippie, all while set in Indian Creek, within Bears Ears National Monument; an area that is highly endangered with recent cuts by the Trump administration. Filmed and edited by Jake Burchmore.
About us: The Climbing Zine was started in 2010 by Al Smith III and Luke Mehall. It continues to the day with the mission of representing the true essence of climbing. Our crown jewel is our printed version, but we also do the interweb thing, and Kindle.
We have also published six books: The Desert, Graduating From College Me, American Climber, The Great American Dirtbags , Climbing Out of Bed, and Squeak Goes Climbing In Yosemite National Park (a climbing children’s book) .