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- Sale!UTAH Maple Canyon is arguably the most popular summer sport-climbing destination in the USA. Its steep walls of cobbled conglomerate provide quality pitches for climbers of all abilities, and some of the most enjoyable climbing anywhere. Packed with color photographs and maps, Maple Canyon Rock Climbs provides a comprehensive guide to more than 400 routes from 5.4 to 5.14c. Did we say that there's some pretty great steep climbing at Maple? Heck yeah! Wolverine Publishing March 2012. 132 pages. Color.
- Rock Warrior's Way is the definitive mental training manual for climbers. Improve your performance and get more enjoyment from your climbing. Learn to focus attention, overcome fear, use effective strategies, and build powerful habits. Getting strong in the gym can help improve your climbing, but not as much as an effective mental game. A strong mind is the key to becoming powerful on the rock. About the author Arno Ilgner (from his website warrior'sway.com): In 1995, after a thorough search of the literature and practice of mental training and the great warrior traditions, Ilgner formalized his methods, founded the Desiderata Institute, and began teaching his program full time. Since then, he has helped hundreds of students sharpen their awareness, focus attention, and understand their athletic (and life) challenges within a coherent, learning-based philosophy of intelligent risk-taking. Ilgner considers the joy and satisfaction in the effort – the “journey” – intimately linked to successful attainment of goals, the “destination.” Alumni of his courses now include some of the nation’s most prominent climbers. Ilgner has run clinics across the USA and Australia. He has worked with young competition climbers and written national magazine articles based on his methods. He holds a BA in geology, spent several years operating his own geological consulting firm in the Wyoming oil fields, acted as Chief Financial Officer for an industrial tool distribution company, attended the Army Ranger School, and served a non-combat tour of duty in Korea. He currently resides with his family near Nashville, Tennessee. Find the companion to Rock Warrior's Way, Espresso Lessons, here. 2006 Desiderata Institute
- Espresso Lessons is the companion to Rock Warrior's Way, with practical exercises. A good cup of espresso is big coffee in a small cup. Likewise, Espresso Lessons concentrates the essence of the Rock Warrior's Way method. You'll need the original Rock Warrior's for the bigger story behind the practice, but for no-nonsense exercises to help you improve your mental game on the rock, this book is a gem. Here is a blurb by Julie Ellison of Climbing Magazine about Espresso Lessons. About the author Arno Ilgner (from his website warrior’sway.com): In 1995, after a thorough search of the literature and practice of mental training and the great warrior traditions, Ilgner formalized his methods, founded the Desiderata Institute, and began teaching his program full time. Since then, he has helped hundreds of students sharpen their awareness, focus attention, and understand their athletic (and life) challenges within a coherent, learning-based philosophy of intelligent risk-taking. Ilgner considers the joy and satisfaction in the effort – the “journey” – intimately linked to successful attainment of goals, the “destination.” Alumni of his courses now include some of the nation’s most prominent climbers. Ilgner has run clinics across the USA and Australia. He has worked with young competition climbers and written national magazine articles based on his methods. He holds a BA in geology, spent several years operating his own geological consulting firm in the Wyoming oil fields, acted as Chief Financial Officer for an industrial tool distribution company, attended the Army Ranger School, and served a non-combat tour of duty in Korea. He currently resides with his family near Nashville, Tennessee. 2009 Desiderata Institute
About the bookIf you like sport climbing on vertical to overhanging volcanic rock in the sun, you'll have big days of fun climbing at the Big Chief area near Lake Tahoe, California. Located at 7,000 feet in the mountains between Truckee and Tahoe, this is one of the best cool weather crags in the Tahoe region.
- Big Chief
- Light Deprivation Buttress
- Little Chief
- Sawtooth Ridge
- Fun circuit ideas are suggested.
- Big Chief Area Climbs
- 2005 Maximus Press
- by Marek Hajek
- 96 pages in black and white
- Need a Joshua Tree hiking guidebook? Look no further. This is a colorful, adventurous, hiker's and visitor's guide to Joshua Tree National Park, from the same team who brought you the Joshua Tree Rock Climbing and Bouldering guides. The Park's other-worldly landscape is a true wonder. From the twisted architecture of the Joshua trees, to the rock labyrinths of the Wonderland, to the vast ocotillo-speckled Pinto Basin, you will be constantly delighted. Discover hikes of all categories, from wheelchair-accessible nature trails to highly unofficial belly-crawls through granite corridors. Sweat your way up a desert summit with 100-mile views, make an airy scramble to the top of a rock dome, or trek up a canyon to a palm oasis. Did you know the Park has a rich mining history? Visit off-the-radar mine sites and quirky desert homesteads. If you want to get away from the parking lots, whether for a full-day outing or a 30-minute scramble, this is your book. Sewn binding for abuse in your backpack, postcard photography for when you're back home, planning your next trip. Other features:
- photography tips
- the skinny on the Park's 4WD roads
- lots of frontier lore
- helpful sidebars, including "If you only have a few hours," "Seeing the Park with kids," and more
- a hit list for the excellent (funky) local art scene
- a primer on the Park's rock climbing
The AuthorRobert Miramontes is a local photographer, explorer, and rock climber with an intimate knowledge of Joshua Tree National Park and a passion to share. by Robert Miramontes 2016 Wolverine Publishing 978-1938393235 240 pages. Color.
- Setting good climbing routes in the gym is about a lot more than just the size of the holds. Inside the book Fundamentals of Routesetting you will learn important skills such as how to accommodate tall and short climbers, promote creative technique, control a route's tempo, and minimize risk of injury. Long has our sport been lacking a written reference to help teach and standardize routesetting activities. In 2004, The Art of Coursesetting was written to meet that need. Fundamentals of Routesetting is essentially a new edition that has been updated to reflect the changes in our industry since that time. A brief overview of all relevant topics is offered, with enough detail to educate and get setters started, but leaving plenty of room for individual creativity and implementation. Scott Rennak (founder of the popular American Bouldering Series - ABS) has put together an informative section on competition organization, management and formatting options. This wisdom is the culmination of hundreds of successful competitions and offers the insight necessary to make your event all that it can be. Also included are essays from several premier routesetters such as Molly Beard and Matt Bosley. Written by nationally recognized master routesetter, Louie Anderson. Louie owns "The Factory Bouldering Gym" in Orange, CA, and currently resides in Tensleep, WY with his wife and climbing partner, Valarie, and their two daughters. He is also author of Riverside Quarry and Sport Climbing the Santa Monicas, which is currently out of print. A new edition is expected out this Spring, 2018. Here is an interesting interview in Climbing Business Journal if you'd like to read more about Louie's thoughts about the trends in routesetting and gyms in North America. 2014 Louie Anderson 236 pages. Illustrated in color.
- The Grand Teton, in northern Wyoming, may be the most iconic peak in the Lower 48 states. Surrounding this impressive high point is the craggy Teton Range, with a dozen other spectacular summits that would be crown jewels anywhere else. Not surprisingly, climbers flock to the Tetons, and have since the earliest days of American mountaineering. And it's not just looks: the quality and climb-ability of the rock and elegance of the routes has kept the Tetons in vogue. Teton Rock Climbs by Aaron Gams takes you directly to the best climbs in the range, with enough choices to last most visitors a lifetime. This 2012 edition is a selected guide to the local's favorite classic and new routes in the Gran Teton National Park with over 300 color images and 85 detailed routes, from 3rd class mountaineering to 5.12+ test pieces. by Aaron Gams 2012 Ground Up Press
- 2015 5th edition! by Ray Ellington and Dustin Stephens 2015 Wolverine Publishing, 5th edition 1938393201 248 pages. Color.
$5 per guidebook sale goes to the RRGCC for the month of March for flood damage repairs.The Red River Gorge of Kentucky is one of the most enjoyable places in the world to climb. The Red River and its many tributaries have carved dozens of secluded canyons into the hill country south of Lexington, creating a natural wonderland and exposing a ridiculous amount of rock. The cliffs of the Red feature over 3000 routes, from traditional cracks to modern sport climbs, 5.4 to 5.14. More than enough to go around! But what makes Red River Gorge climbing unique is the wildly featured Corbin sandstone. Simply put, it's made to climb. The walls tend to be super-steep, but the holds are large and plentiful. You don't have to climb 5.12 get on crazy-steep rock here! Of course, if harder sport climbs are your thing, there is a lifetime's worth here. It is the most popular place on the eastern US to work your way up the grades.
Volume 1: Red River Gorge climbing NorthThis book, Volume 1 of a two-volume series, covers the crags located north of the Mountain Parkway (for the South, click here). This region includes some of the Red's most classic, historic cliffs, such as Military Wall, Left Flank, Long Wall, and Funk Rock City. Don't miss it!
- West Virginia's New River Gorge is a hiker's and biker's paradise, and this book covers 114 of its best trails. The New River Gorge National River and surrounding state parks encompass more than 80,000 acres and recently reached National Park status. The area is an outdoor-lover's dream, full of enough adventure opportunities (including rock climbing, of course!) to keep a person busy for a lifetime. This guide is the Bible of New River Gorge hiking and biking, and a perfect introduction to the area itself. It will get you on the trails as quickly as possible, and show you the wide range of opportunities, on and off trail.
Your play time is preciousWe know how that is, and this book will hep you maximize the time you have. Easy-to-read icons let you see details at a glance: trail type (hike, bike, run, cross-country ski, horseback, and/or handicap-accessible), mileage, elevation profile, and overall difficulty. The guide's detailed text, plentiful photos, topographic maps, and elevation charts will keep you on track. Helpful appendices include Lodging; Restaurants; Shops, Outfitters and Guides; Map Resources; and Recommended Reading. In short, you'll find everything you need to get out and experience the hidden wonders along each trail. There is even a bonus chapter featuring Camp Creek State Park with miles of additional trails! by Bryan Simon 2013 Wolverine Publishing
About the bookEver heard of Texas Canyon? Nestled in the hills of Santa Clarita, this hidden gem is rapidly becoming a popular sport-climbing destination for Southern California climbers. The rock is coarse-grained conglomerate, with many distinct features and pockets of all sizes. With over 160 routes on low angle slabs to steep, overhanging walls and caves, there is something for everyone. Texas Canyon is conveniently located just north of Los Angeles, and has a quick, ten-minute approach. With a high desert climate, it's possible to climb year-round. Bring your mountain bike and camping gear, and make a weekend of it. With lots of colorful action photos, maps and overview photos, this book is easy to use and fun. Grab a copy and check it out!
About the authorsPam Neal is a native of Los Angeles. She discovered climbing while staying at Camp 4 in Yosemite. Pam loves finding and establishing good new sport routes with co-author Ben Chapman. It's inspiring to think of this mother of two and 4th grade teacher with a drill and crowbar in hand. Ben Chapman is a veteran climber, initially finding his footing on mountain expeditions. He found his love of establishing new trad lines in the Southern Sierra, where he would hand drill his bolt placements. Things are a little more tame now for this Southern California teacher, as he spends his weekends with a battery assisting his drilling efforts.
- Texas Canyon Climbing Guide 1st edition
- 2019 Louie Anderson
- by Pam Neal and Ben Chapman
- Color. 176 pages.
Sierra Nevada, CaliforniaThe Sierra Nevada has unsurpassed road biking: good pavement, quiet roads, huge climbs, long open expanses, and breathtaking views of some of the tallest peaks in the Lower 48. Detailing 48 classic rides from casual to ultra, showcasing the landscape of a 270-mile stretch of the range, this color book will quicken the pulse of anyone who loves to bike. In addition find descriptions, maps, elevation profiles, and trip tips.
About the AuthorsJim Barnes is a corn-fed Midwestern kid who discovered the West in his twenties and can t imagine leaving the mountains. A jack of all trades, he has yet to master anything but keeps trying. Mountain biking was his original mountain sport; and since then backcountry skiing, snowboarding, and Nordic skiing have filled the void in the winter. Rock climbing, mountaineering, and cycling keep him busy during the summer. In a nutshell, he loves to play. Nate Greenberg is a skinny computer nerd with an engine like a Mack truck. Growing up in Southern California, he spent plenty of time in and around the Eastern Sierra, and moved to Mammoth Lakes immediately following college. His time is divided by the seasons into his two main passions of skiing and climbing, though road biking plays an ever increasing role in his summer routine. by Jim Barnes and Nate Greenberg 2011 Wolverine Publishing 164 pages. Color.