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  • The Great American Dirtbags by Luke Mehall

    Nov 20, 15 • 6571 Views • Books, Climbing Culture, Dirtbagging4 Comments

    My second book, The Great American Dirtbags is now available in the printed form, and as an e-book. by Luke Mehall, publisher of The Climbing Zine This book, which I am proud of, is a collection of eighteen stories and a couple poems, and the pieces range...

  • Modern Dirtbags: The Workbag

    Sep 14, 15 • 5205 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Note: this is a new column for the Zine, Modern Dirtbags The dirtbag in us never dies, but we do grow up. I lived as a hardcore dirtbag for many years, from Gunnison, Colorado to Potrero Chico, Mexico, but these days at 36 years old I’m more of a...

  • Female Dirtbags, The Missing Link

    Sep 5, 14 • 5208 Views • LocationsNo Comments

      There are many sacrifices and struggles to live the dirtbag life, but my most major gripe has always been women; there are not enough of them within the dirtbag culture. Many nights spent at campfires within various climbing areas, where the men...

  • Hippies, Dirtbags, and A Gift From Grandma

    Jul 16, 14 • 2895 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    When I was in my later years of being a teenager I was convinced that I was born too late. I wanted to live in the 1960s. I was going through phases, searching for who I was, and I thought I was a hippie. I had dreadlocked hair, smoked pot, experimented with...

  • Dirtbags with iPhones, How modern technology helps make the dirtbag dream a reality

    Apr 24, 13 • 7881 Views • DirtbaggingNo Comments

    The way of the dirtbag is a simple life: maximizing recreation while minimizing responsibility. Life as free as the wind, work as little as possible, and spend mucho time in the outdoors doing what you love. As a rock climber, in my twenties I lived this...

  • Awake On El Cap by Tristan Greszko

    Feb 21, 17 • 2663 Views • Locations2 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...

  • Hidden Dragons by Chris Schulte

    Feb 18, 17 • 1618 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I started climbing in Durango, Colorado, a small and isolated burg on the edge of the desert and the mountains, pushing up against the mesa farmlands that run along scarce western rivers. All climbing called to me: Mini routes in the alpine above Silverton,...

  • The Old Lady of Tuolumne by Alexa Flower

    Feb 13, 17 • 287 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...