Posts Tagged ‘yosemite’

  • Awake On El Cap by Tristan Greszko

    Feb 21, 17 • 8931 Views • Climbing Culture2 Comments

    Awake. Alone. It’s 3 am. Only two more hours to sleep, the clock is ticking. The world is silent.  Maybe there’s a breath of wind here and there.  Late July in California and it isn’t hot at all – I’m in a big puffy coat, sitting on a...

  • The Old Lady of Tuolumne by Alexa Flower

    Feb 13, 17 • 2171 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    I guess you could call it a town. It’s open three or four months per year. Driving east, hues of dark green, azure, and gold flicker along the extended cracks on the windshield. A serpentine road curves through pine forests and atop steep inclines, tracing...

  • Rasta, A Wise and Crafty Crag Dog by D Scott Borden

    Dec 25, 16 • 5808 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Editor’s note: Longtime Climbing Zine contributor D Scott Borden wrote this piece for Volume 7, and sadly as the Zine was going to press Rasta passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time Scott. Thanks for such an inspiring piece!...

  • The Eleventh Hour of Half Dome by Jason Haas

    Aug 15, 16 • 2868 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Climbing with a pack on is the worst. It’s heavy, it’s awkward, and you don’t even use half its contents in the end anyway. I was stuck, by all accounts of the word. I couldn’t go up; I couldn’t go down; I couldn’t go sideways. I was stuck. And it...

  • Stoner’s Highway by Luke Mehall (an excerpt from American Climber)

    Jun 13, 16 • 2133 Views • Books, LocationsNo Comments

    I figured that it would be just a regular outing on the rock that would pose only minor difficulties given the 5.10 rating, and the fact that I’ve been climbing at the grade for ten years. by Luke Mehall This piece is an excerpt from his latest book,...

  • Review: Yosemite In The Fifties

    Mar 10, 16 • 4051 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The story of climbing in Yosemite is one that is well known and well told, and at times it seems like it’s the only important story in American climbing. Last year’s beautifully crafted “Yosemite Uprising” solidified the story so poignantly that I...

  • Book Review: The Alchemy of Action by Doug Robinson

    Feb 16, 16 • 4099 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Books often inspire me more than the imagery or dialogue in a movie and I think it has to do with the fact that a book is more my speed. If a particular passage calls to me, I can re-read it; If I drift off whilst reading, I can come back in my own time;...

  • The Sisterhood of the Rope by Rhiannon Williams

    Dec 2, 15 • 5402 Views • Locations1 Comment

    We pull into the Supercrack parking lot in a rusty, mud smothered Subaru, named Shelly. The lot is dotted with similar vehicles, their windows all dusted by relentless desert sand, (some of which have been decorated by a climber’s tough calloused finger)....