Posts Tagged ‘indian creek’

  • The Long Run, a profile of Alan Carne by Luke Mehall

    Dec 22, 19 • 7203 Views • Climbing Culture1 Comment

    “There were no girls when I started climbing [in England],” Alan said, in a tone more serious than joking. I’d just met Alan Carne only twenty-four hours before, on a warm September day seeking refuge in the shade of the 4×4 Wall at Indian Creek,...

  • Creeksgiving by Luke Mehall

    Nov 18, 19 • 4626 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 • 2099 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...

  • Respect by Luke Mehall

    Oct 18, 19 • 1032 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    “I’m glad Royal Robbins isn’t here to see this shit show,” I said to myself as I watched the youngsters on Yosemite’s Nutcracker defy death by way of ego and inexperience on his 1960s classic. It was one of those experiences in climbing where I try...

  • Silent Partners by Luke Mehall

    Oct 3, 19 • 3588 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...

  • Crowbars, anger, and new routes, from The Desert by Luke Mehall

    Sep 9, 19 • 903 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    “I’m not saying I’m going to rule the world, or I’m going to change the world, but I guarantee you that I will spark the brain that will change the world.” —Tupac Shakur There was an energy to that crowbar in my hand. I was walking alone, down...

  • Old Becomes New in Indian Creek by Chris Schulte

    Aug 27, 19 • 6104 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...

  • The Desert by Luke Mehall, Fall Tour Kicks off in Crested Butte

    Aug 1, 19 • 2439 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    Fall Tour Kickoff: Thursday, August 15th 7:00 p.m. Townie Books 414 Elk Ave. Crested Butte, Colorado Dear readers, reviewers, promoters, podcasters, reporters, editors, bloggers, and anyone else interested in climbing and the great outdoors, Once upon a time,...