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Mar 25, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Autumn Brew Review 2009
So, it turns out that the Midwest had it's very own climbing magazine! And when I say Midwest, I mean upper Midwest, as this was put out of Minneapolis. Not on the internets, but on paper. That means you could take it to the cliffs and hold it in your hands and read it there instead of actually climbing. No batteries required. Mosquito swatter.

I am looking to complete my collection. I have Issues 1,2,3, 5, 6, and 7. Let me know if you've got any I am missing and want to pass them on, for free or monies.

I am posting this, essentially a WTB post, here, as not to bore those in the Dirtbag Exchange thread with Midwest history.

Question: Is the Midwest in need of a magazine again? Could one sustain itself? Online or print? What would it look like??
Petah
From minneapolis/st.paul
Joined Oct 7, 2008
127 points
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Mar 25, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: hi
Holy shit you have all of those? Someday I want to take a peak at them! They went out just as I was getting into climbing. I haven't even seen one in 10 years...

I would love to see a midwest mag!
jon jugenheimer
From Madison
Joined Apr 24, 2006
1,603 points
Mar 25, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Autumn Brew Review 2009
Ha, for sure. I'll bring them with next time. I picked them up from the former editor/publisher Stephen Regenold, The Gear Junkie himself.

I do have an idea for a Midwest online magazine.
Petah
From minneapolis/st.paul
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Mar 25, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: hi
You should start an online mag, then print one a year with the best stuff in it as a recap. I will write for ya, as long as you find a really good copy editor! ;) jon jugenheimer
From Madison
Joined Apr 24, 2006
1,603 points
Mar 26, 2014
Roll strong Petah. I'm ready to support this concept in some way. I might even like this on Facebook. Adam Reinhardt
Joined Jan 24, 2011
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Mar 26, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Day Lily.
Awesome idea!! Maybe some momentum is building?...

Go forth Petah and create!
The Stoned Master
From Pennsylvania
Joined Dec 5, 2012
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Mar 26, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Coffee outside of JTNP
I'd help out if you want to start a new Upper Midwest Magagazine, I have a bunch of back issues of VJ hiding somewhere, I'll see which ones I have.

Cheers,
James
James M Schroeder
From Sauk County, WI
Joined May 7, 2002
3,127 points
Mar 26, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Last Pitch on Baxter's
Make it happen! andyedwards
From Jackson, WY
Joined Aug 19, 2009
213 points
Mar 27, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Autumn Brew Review 2009
Thanks for the positive reception you all!

I envision something like the Minneapolis-based cycling mag, Bunyan Velo. I really love the photos and the design.

Check it out: bunyanvelo.com/issues/

I've met the fellow that started this and just sent him a slew of questions.

James: Shoot me a message if you wanna unload you VJ collection!
Petah
From minneapolis/st.paul
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Mar 27, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: hi
that sounds dirty...."unload your VJ collection" jon jugenheimer
From Madison
Joined Apr 24, 2006
1,603 points
Mar 27, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Autumn Brew Review 2009
Oh crap. Yeah it does. Haha. Rephrase(!):
...part with your vintage collection of climbing magazines.
Petah
From minneapolis/st.paul
Joined Oct 7, 2008
127 points
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Mar 27, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Coffee outside of JTNP
I'll look tonight and let you know what I've got.

EDIT: Although I'm not entirely sure I want to part with them :-)
James M Schroeder
From Sauk County, WI
Joined May 7, 2002
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Mar 30, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
I think I got copy one or two way back then,,,it was a small black and white mag,,,about the size of a paperback, and maybe 20 pages long? Wonder what I did with that issue. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
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Mar 30, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Coffee outside of JTNP
Petah,

I can't help you, I only overlap with you...
James M Schroeder
From Sauk County, WI
Joined May 7, 2002
3,127 points
Apr 4, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Autumn Brew Review 2009
Thanks for checking James!

Keep an eye out people!
Petah
From minneapolis/st.paul
Joined Oct 7, 2008
127 points
Apr 9, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Everest Base Camp
Rock Climbing Photo: 6 & 11
6 & 11



Got 6 & 11 in my collection!
Bill Thompson
Joined Oct 27, 2009
210 points
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Apr 9, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: hi
Bill,
Can you scan the "Makin do with Baraboo ice" article for me please!
jon jugenheimer
From Madison
Joined Apr 24, 2006
1,603 points
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Apr 9, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Coffee outside of JTNP
jon jugenheimer wrote:
Bill, Can you scan the "Makin do with Baraboo ice" article for me please!


Me too!
James M Schroeder
From Sauk County, WI
Joined May 7, 2002
3,127 points
Apr 10, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Everest Base Camp
Hey now....I thought I was doing good just to figure out to post a photo! Let me see if I can figure it out Bill Thompson
Joined Oct 27, 2009
210 points
Apr 10, 2014
There's climbing in the midwest? tim
From Boulder, CO
Joined Aug 6, 2006
60 points
Apr 10, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Everest Base Camp
Rock Climbing Photo: Vertical Jones
Vertical Jones

Here ya go Jon.......
Bill Thompson
Joined Oct 27, 2009
210 points
Apr 10, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Everest Base Camp
tim wrote:
There's climbing in the midwest?


Rock Climbing Photo: Twin Towers
Twin Towers


Heading into 8 months of ice climbing....you should come out and give it a shot
Bill Thompson
Joined Oct 27, 2009
210 points
Apr 23, 2014
Rock Climbing Photo: Rock Wars, RRG, 2008
Don't make me post pics of our home made ice tower here near chicago..!!! Of course there is ice in the Midwest! Just got back from the Red and there was snow down there for a full day...sucked to find after making the getaway from ice up here in mid April. Woodchuck ATC
Joined Nov 29, 2007
3,196 points
May 26, 2014
testing testing. just wanna see if posting this is actually gonna work. matthewkessler
Joined May 24, 2014
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