Tag: Column

Climbing / Blog - 3 weeks ago

Peaches Preaches: The Dirtbag Conundrum

"You walk without a sense of purpose," a Berkeley bar manager once told James "Peaches" Lucas before firing him. A dedicated climber who spent 15 years living out of caves, tents, and then a Saturn station wagon to pursue the sport, Lucas stumbles th...

Climbing / Blog - 4 weeks ago

Unsent: It’s Not a Free Solo, It’s a Highball, DAD!

Unsent /un-sent/ 1. To have failed so badly on a route you had previously climbed that you negate your redpoint. 2. A humor column.It’s fine, see? He has spotters. Geeze! Photo: Andrew BurrOh. My. GOD. Stop worrying! You and mom are such babies. I’m...

Climbing / Blog - 1 month ago

The Peanut Gallery: The #1 and #2 Problems With Van Life

Julie “Peanut” Ellison is the Editor at Large for Climbing. She often gets worked up about things she reads on the Internet and then falls asleep mumbling to herself about it. The Peanut Gallery is her monthly column.When you live in your van, the wo...

Climbing / Blog - 1 month ago

Noon Patrol: The Wrong Way to Have Fun

Some climbers wake before dawn to climb at empty crags. Kevin Corrigan sleeps in and shows up when those people go home. Noon Patrol is his monthly column about how climbers should have more fun, be nicer, and take the sport less seriously. For Kevin...