Climbing kick

In 2009 Luke Mehall and a friend sat down at a laptop in Gunnison and assembled what would be the first issue of The Climbing Zine. One-hundred copies of the 40-page, black-and-white mag were printed and sold for $2 each – although most were given away. Ten years later, it’s still going stong, and fans have been clamoring for reprints of back issues. This led to Mehall’s latest endeavor: The Climbing Zine Book, the best stories from the first 11 volumes.

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to help fund the dream. To donate, visit climb ingzine.com – but hurry. Just like Santa Claus, after Dec. 25, it will all be over.

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