Monthly Archives: December 2016

Make It Till You Make It is Brendan Leonard’s Best Book. (Or, At Least, My Favorite)

Ah, the drafty corridors of Fringe’s Folly. A place where few are listening, and fewer are talking. A place where a man can say what he wants. A place where nobody exchanges commerce for goods or services, where all things uttered are unutterable truths, where the truth shall set you free. The fringe, the periphery, the… Anyway, this isn’t about Fringe’s Folly.

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The New Black Canyon Guidebook — The XMAS Present That Keeps On Giving

    Vic Zeilman recently published a brand new guidebook to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, in Colorado, with K. Daniels Publishing, and the verdict is in: the book is incredible. The book is everything the Black is. It’s rough edged, it’s got old beatup photos, its font makes it look like a hand-typed and xeroxed communist propaganda pamphlet from

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The Problem is the Medium

I always think of climbing as a microcosm for the real world. We have issues with racism, sexism, xenophobia, arrogance, ignorance, usury of the environment, love, hate, scandal, you know, the whole gamut. So, it’s no surprise to me that climbing internet forums, or facebook pages of prominent climbers, or various climbing groups, or reddit, or any of that stuff

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Freaking Awesome Writing

Man, there is a lot of badass writing out there right now. Over the past week or two, I received four different items in the mail: one, a book from Brendan Leonard called Make It Till You Make It; two, a copy of the latest Climbing Zine; three, a copy of Issue 03 of Adventure Journal’s quarterly print publication; and

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