Posts Tagged ‘luke mehall’

  • Zine Emeritus: a story with Shaun

    Dec 23, 19 • 232 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    This last month, as we raise funds for The Climbing Zine Book, I’ve been telling a lot of stories about how The Zine came to be. I thought over the course of the month I’d run short on material, but now 29 days into it, I realized I have so many stories...

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

    Dec 22, 19 • 6440 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 • 4314 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 • 1281 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...

  • Hip-Hop and Climbing by Luke Mehall

    Oct 31, 19 • 5299 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...

  • Respect by Luke Mehall

    Oct 18, 19 • 650 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 • 3265 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...

  • Keep the Zine alive and subscribe today! (update: we are going for 200!)

    Sep 27, 19 • 1343 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    We’ve never done this, and perhaps it would be a failure (anything can be) but I’m hoping to rally a big subscription push for The Climbing Zine. Our goal is to add 100 new subscribers in the next month! NOTE: WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL OF 100 AND ARE GOING...