A collection of the best essays from volumes 1 to 11 of The Climbing Zine. Here's the story list:
The Painted Wall by Luke Mehall
The Long Way Back by Mike Reddy
Are We Born To Climb? Sending The Double Helix by D. Scott Borden
Jugs on Jugs by Gaelen Engler
Flirting with Dreams in The Valley of Stone by Drew Thayer
Sick, Brah: The Ineloquence of Talking About The Outdoors by Brendan Leonard
Climbing Past War by Stacy Bare
Time Continuum of Desert Road Tripping by Kevin Volkening
Crimson Bunny by Alexis McLean
A Narrow Escape on Mt. Kenya by Jason Haas
Growing Up Skinner by Becca Skinner
An Elixer of Freedom and Mixed Feelings by Alexa Flower
An Open Letter To The Buttermilks by Georgie Abel
The Long Run by Luke Mehall
From Midas’s Touch to a Green Thumb by Joy Martin
Approach As Pilgrimage by Tim Rogers
Old Becomes New in Indian Creek by Chris Schulte
A Venture Backward, Inward, and Upward by Rhiannon Williams
As Long As Life Endures: A Climber Wedding by Sara Aranda
The Prince P by Cyrena Lee
Up (and over) the Pope’s Nose by Josh Smith
Reflections on Dad by Tamara Robbins
Fill The Void by Shay Skinner
Granite Trinity by Michelle Dedischew
Going It Alone by Vic Zeilman
A Love Letter to Climbing by Ana Ally
Patience by Chris Schulte
Toe The Edge by Patrick Hodge
More To Give by Pete Whittaker
What We Talk About When We Talk About Choss by Steve “Crusher” Bartlett
Silent Partners by Luke Mehall
Do Not Go Outside To Cry by Kathy Karlo
Luke Mehall lives in Durango, Colorado. He is the publisher of The Climbing Zine, an independent print publication and website, and he is the author of American Climber, Graduating From College Me, The Great American Dirtbags, and Climbing Out of Bed. He has been published in the Alpinist, Rock and Ice, and Patagonia's blog, The Cleanest Line. He has also appeared on the Enormocast and Dirtbag Diaries podcasts.
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