Posts Tagged ‘yosemite’

  • A Jack In The Box In The Chalk Bag by Spenser Tang-Smith

    Nov 11, 15 • 12311 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I woke up before dawn in the parking lot of an apartment complex. My girlfriend and I had been living on the road for two years, and the tiny trailer we called home was furnished with a memory foam mattress atop a plywood bed frame I’d installed in its...

  • Review: Of Love and Stone by Alan S. North

    Jun 16, 15 • 2731 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    There is something to be said about reading books written by rock climbers – they seem to consistently capture the true grit of life’s raw ingredients. With generous portions of adventure – often involving near death and/or bodily injury, large, chopped...

  • To Live Is To Fly by Luke Mehall

    Jun 5, 15 • 2494 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    As I start this piece it’s that time of the year when the Animas River here in Durango looks like a chocolate milkshake, and we’re all shedding our clothes, and living closer to the sun (and the rain). by Luke Mehall, publisher of The Climbing Zine I...

  • The Light and Dark Sides of Free Soloing by Alexa Flower

    Mar 23, 15 • 5045 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I’ve heard some describe Yosemite as a vortex, and so is the culture that comes with it. I am sucked into soloing like a teen trying their first sip of alcohol. By Alexa Flower, Senior Contributor. This piece is an excerpt from Volume 7, Crag Dogs, Hyenas,...

  • Dawn of a New Age

    Jan 25, 15 • 2992 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I knew this whole Dawn Wall climb was big when President Obama started tweeting about it. In case you’ve been living under a rock (or on one), Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson recently completed the world’s most difficult rock climb, the Dawn Wall on...

  • Just a Couple Guys from Colorado on El Cap

    Jan 5, 15 • 11362 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    It’s amazing that climbing El Capitan in Yosemite is no big deal for a lot of people: routes that originally took parties days, even months to climb, can be done in just a few hours by elite climbers. For yours truly and my partner Dave Ahrens climbing El...

  • A First Trip To Yosemite

    Jul 30, 14 • 3669 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    The Western United States is a developed land, yet it is also very wild. Especially when you hail from the Midwest as we did, where there is very little wild land. Mountains and rocks had only been in my life for a couple years; a new medium to which I was...