• About the book

    Situated in the western Sierra near the town of Oakhurst, Fresno Dome offers a cool respite from the California summer heat. There are great gear routes, as well as a few modern overhanging sport climbs. 500-foot multi-pitch? Check. Free camping? Yup. Views? You betcha. This great little book covers over 350 pitches of excellent granite climbing in the Central California mountains. This compact guide covers the main area of Fresno Dome, plus several nearby "bonus" crags -- Lewis Creek, Lost in the Forest, Ukraine Dome, and Willow Creek. Topo maps orient you, and elevations, sun exposure, and driving info all conspire to ease your planning woes. The area history section recounts the pursuits of area legends such as Fred Becky, Royal Robbins, and Doug Robinson. A moderate climber's dream come true, Fresno Dome is a fantastic summer destination!

    Author

    Grahm Doe is a prolific new router, and also is author of the out-of-print Shuteye Ridge guide. He moved to the area in 2004 with his partner, Trish, and began climbing at Fresno Dome shortly thereafter. In addition to writing this much-needed modern guide, he has put up new climbs, in addition to rebolting and upgrading, old, manky gear.

    Details

    • Fresno Dome Rock Climbing Guide 1st edition
    • 2023 Grahm Doe (self published)
    • by Grahm Doe
    • 158 color pages
    • 9410120000
     
  • About The Pass

    The Pass - Independence Pass - offers the finest high-country cragging in the Colorado Rockies. Even though climbing has been documented here since the 1950s, this is the area’s first full-color guidebook. The highly featured granitic rock of the Pass offers almost 1000 routes, from bolted 5.4 slabs, to 5.14 roof cracks, to hundreds of fun-in-the-sun mid-grade climbs. Technical and vertical, overhanging and pumpy, sport, splitter cracks, multi-pitch — all styles are there for you, set in a beautiful subalpine forest below snow-covered peaks.
    The main concentration of climbing is near the popular Grottos area 10 miles east of Aspen, but all the nearby climbing is documented, too. The newly opened Gold Butte area just outside of town offers a fun cold-weather option on unique sandstone. On the other side of the Pass, Monitor Rock and the Twin Lakes crags get the full treatment, with lots of never-before-published climbs, including the new long, bolted, multi-pitch journeys that are getting rave reviews. When you’re not climbing there’s great camping and swimming, and mountains to climb. For a more urban experience, you can hit the glitzy bars or tour the art galleries of the legendary town of Aspen right down the road.

    Included

    • Up-to-date info on all the popular areas, with over 80 crags and nearly 1000 routes
    • Many never-before-published routes and crags
    • Gold Butte sandstone (winter rock climbing in Aspen?!)
    • Monitor Rock - MANY new routes, and now you can actually find them!
    • Full-color beta photos (of course), plus inspiring action photography
    • Essays by Lou Dawson, Henry Barber, Molly Bruce, Josh Wharton, Mark Anderson, and more
    • Climbing history - meet the star-studded cast that has touched rock here!
    • Camping beta, weather tips, and rest-day options to help you get the most out of your visit

    About the Authors

    Jason Brown is a Detroit native and longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident who has spent countless days climbing and new-routing on the Pass. His experience on the testpieces of all styles shines through in the route descriptions.
    Mike Schneiter, another Midwest native and longtime Roaring Fork Valley resident, has also tested himself on the steep Pass granite and established new climbs in the area. As founder of Glenwood Climbing Guides he also has guided extensively in the area, logging valuable hours on all the area’s moderate multi-pitch climbs. You’ll appreciate the firsthand descriptions and updated descent beta.
    Both authors have young kids, so if you’re visiting the Pass with family, they can relate!

    Details

    2023 Wolverine Publishing
    By Jason Brown and Mike Schneiter
    320 full color pages
    9781938393488
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    About the book

    Gunks Bouldering! This is New York City climbers’ favorite place to play, and Andy Salo and Hillary Guzik have done a spectacular job of presenting it. Just outside the lively town of New Paltz, two hours from the City, lie the historic rocks of the Shawangunks, ground zero for countless dedicated climbers. There’s great (and famous) roped climbing at the Gunks, but the bouldering here also rocks. With easy access and a decades-long parade of climbing’s who’s-who passing thorugh, the bouldering here has deep roots, with classic blocs dating back 50 years. Many problems rise directly from carriage roads that provide casual approaches — and perfectly flat landings. This is the definitive bouldering guide to the region, brought to you by the core local team that created the well-known Gunks Apps.

    Areas covered in Gunks Bouldering

    • Trapps - 22 areas
    • Near Trapps - 5 areas
    • Peter’s Kill - 9 areas
    • Over 600 problems in all
    Consider picking up a copy of New England Bouldering for more great bouldering nearby! Or to round out the Gunks set, the classic trad climbs are covered in Gunks Climbing.

    Featuring

    • Durable, sewn binding
    • Clear and detailed maps of the boulder fields
    • Photos of pretty much every boulder
    • Routes color-coded by difficulty
    • Full bouldering history complete with funky old photos
    • Sweet action shots from over 30 photographers
    • Full “climber’s pick” restaurant guide to New Paltz
    • Lodging and rest-day recommendations

    About the authors

    Andy Salo has bouldered in the Gunks since the late 1990s. In addition to opening many fine, hard problems, Andy’s proudest contribution to the guidebook is the unearthing of all the old history of Peter’s Kill and Trapps bouldering. After completing this book, he turned his attention to documenting Gunks roped routes - Gunks Climbing was released in spring of 2021. Hillary Guzik is a microscopist, entomologist, and photographer, and has been climbing around the Gunks since 2009. Her proudest contribution to the guidebook was making sure all of her favorite V0’s made it in. Her favorite Gunks climbs include Tweaky Crack (V3) and Baby Problem (V0) in the Trapps, and Won’t You? (V1) in Peter’s Kill.

    Details

    • Gunks Bouldering
    • 2018 Wolverine Publishing
    • by Andy Salo and Hillary Guzik
    • 224 full-color pages
    • 9781938393310
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    About the book

    Situated in the North Carolina Piedmont near Winston-Salem, Moore's Wall is home to year-round climbing and bouldering. It is conveniently located in a park where camping and hiking are also available. The rock is bullet quartzite, which is interesting both aesthetically and for climbing. Moore's Wall Bouldering covers over 500 problems, and includes detailed maps and boulder topos to help get you oriented. Information on climbing history and local amenities will help you get to know the area and things to do. The action photography is so energetic that you'll feel like you're right there. Go get some!

    About the author

    Greg Loomis was born and raised on the gneiss boulders around Asheville, NC. An avid developer and first ascensionist, Greg enjoys dragging his wife and friends on gnarly bushwhacking expeditions in search of new boulders. In addition to exploratory missions, Greg also enjoys maintaining the trails and developed areas.

    Details

    • Moore's Wall Bouldering 1st edition
    • 2017 Brayackmedia Publishing
    • by Greg Loomis
    • Color. 280 pages.
    •  9780990782124
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    About the book

    The Little River Canyon Climbing Guide is the first ever book dedicated to describing the routes in the beautiful Little River Canyon, near Fort Payne, Alabama. While the climbing style here is known for its steep, tiered roofs, there is also delicate climbing on small holds for the technician. The grades are on the higher end, though, so it may not be suitable for beginners, or those new to the sport. One thing is for sure... climbing on the bullet-hard sandstone of the Little River Canyon is super fun and will challenge even the best climbers. The Little River Canyon has the distinction of being the nation's longest mountaintop river. Situated within the Little River Canyon National Preserve, the area is managed by the National Park Service, so expect a few reasonable regulations. The nearest camping is a few miles away, and the area offers plenty of activities other than climbing. You can climb here year-round, even during downpours. This book has function and style, and is a must-have for any climber visiting LRC. Maps and practical information keep you informed, and color photography, essays and graphics entertain.

    About the author

    Author Adam Henry is an authority of Little River Canyon climbing. He has been climbing and establishing routes in the canyon for decades, and you can't help but to appreciate the history of the area after reading the introduction. He lives near cliffs and whitewater in Alabama with his wife and daughter, and prioritizes living a good life above all else.

    Details

    • Little River Canyon
    • 2016 Rockery Press
    • According to Adam Henry
    • 336 pages. Color.
    • 9780692727195
  • About the book

    Redwood Burl is a compact yet comprehensive guide to the extensive climbing in Northwest California. The college town of Arcata is the center of a universe of incredible but little-known cragging and bouldering. Sea cliffs, sea lions, river-polished boulders, towering redwoods, hidden limestone caves, and enough climbing to keep you busy for a lifetime. It’s a paradise. For years, road-tripping climbers in the know have visited the limestone of the Trinity Arêtes and the overhanging seaside pockets of Promontory, declaring them some of the best sport crags in CA. This book fully documents these gems, and introduces dozens of other excellent cliffs that have hidden under the radar ... until now! There's a lot packed into this guidebook. You'll find maps to keep you oriented, icons depicting sun and rain aspects, hiking approach times, geology and ecology info, gorgeous color photography, and enough beta on bouldering, sport, and trad climbing to keep you busy whether you're just visiting the area or a seasoned local. $1 of each book sale is donated to the Northwest California Climbers Coalition, whose mission is to preserve and expand local climbing opportunities. Please visit their website at nwca-climbers.org, and feel free to pitch in, any way you can!

    Areas included

    • Coastal areas from Arcata to Crescent City, including Moonstone Beach, Sue-meg (formerly Patricks Point) State Park, Lost Rocks, Promontory
    • More Highway 101 fun down south, Santa Rosa to Arcata
    • 80 pages of Highway 299 crags - Land of the Lost, Cold Springs, Trinity Arêtes, and many more
    • Sweet Highway 36 and Highway 3 crags including the Caverns, Hayfork Haven, Marble Caves
    • The adventurous Siskiyou County region including Cecilville Bluffs and Lovers Leap limestone
    • Many previously undocumented crags, and adventures galore!

    About the author

    Evan Wisheropp has an almost unreasonable love for climbing and insatiable desire to open new climbs. In his quest to explore everything that Northwest California has to offer, he has climbed over 1300 local routes (over 80% of the routes in this book), as well as cleaned, developed, bolted, or rebolted over 400 routes. This is truly a labor of love — he has invested over $20,000 into the climbing infrastructure described in this guide! Evan isn't always out getting dirty with his power drill. He also works his camera to create beautiful imagery, which brings the guidebook to life. You can see some of his professional work here. He and wife Amanda work and live in Arcata. If you see a guy with a drill, say hey! It might be Evan.

    Details

    Redwood Burl: A Climber’s Guide to Northwest California
    2022 Wolverine Publishing
    by Evan Wisheropp
    396 full color pages
    9781938393464
    Need more on Northern California? Check out California Roadtrip!
  • About the book

    Foot for foot, the gem-like rhyolite of the San Luis Valley offers some of the finest climbing in the state. This guide covers all the most popular areas and several never-before-published crags, plus bonus chapters on the local bouldering and mountain biking highlights. This is the only modern book to this popular area, providing the most up-to-date access info, many new climbs, and new areas such as the Promised Land and Pharcyde. This book delivers the info you need, with plenty of sweet action photos to get you motivated.

    Features

    • The area’s only up-to-date climbing guidebook — don’t settle for fuzzy B&W photos and 1990s beta!
    • Penitente, Rock Garden, Witches’ Canyon, Sidewinder, Rattler, Promised Land, Pharcyde, English Valley, and more
    • Over 250 routes, 50 of them are 5.9 and under
    • All-current acces info, including Witches’ Canyon shortcut trails
    • Helpful maps and accurate driving directions
    • Bouldering highlights from the Rock Garden, Stone Quarry, Rattler Cliff, and more
    • Newly established 5.14s — check ‘em out: they’re heinous!
    • Every book purchase supports the San Luis Valley Climbers Alliance

    About the Author

    Nate Liles originally hails from British Columbia, Canada, but has been spending time at crags across the American West since he was 15. A skilled photographer and videographer, he shares his vision of the world via the business he and his partner Bekka operate, Orographic Creative.
    Since 2020, Nate has been the Development Director for the American Safe Climbing Association (ASCA, safeclimbing.org), working to raise awareness of the most ambitious and effective hardware-replacement program in the country. An expert re-equipper, he teaches clinics on the fine art of climbing-bolt removal and replacement, and has brought these skills to the San Luis Valley, repairing and upgrading many of the classic routes here and helping others to do the same.
    Although he will be the last person to mention it, Nate is also a silent crusher on both the cliffs and the boulders, and has worked hard to repeat, evaluate, and standardize grades for the upper-end routes in this guide. When not climbing, shooting others climbing, repairing climbs, or opening new routes, Nate can be found sitting up late at a remote camp capturing time-lapse imagery of the night sky.

    Details

    Penitente: Rock Climbing in the San Luis Valley
    By Nate Liles
    ISBN: 978-1-938393-47-1
    204pp, color
  • About Sierra Trail Runs

    From introductory tours on gentle trails to full-on backcountry adventures up on the highest peaks, this photo guidebook has runs for everyone. Whether you're looking to go bigger and higher, or just discover a new part of the mountains, there are options here to keep you running year round. This guide contains full details on 36 carefully chosen trail runs, some of the best anywhere, including excursions into the White Mountains and Death Valley. With big, beautiful images for inspiration, you'll find all of the info you need for years of adventure in California's High Sierra.
    • Big, ambitious runs plus a few mellow ones
    • Run some 14'ers!
    • Elevation profiles and difficulty ratings
    • Access to online GPX tracks (password protected)
    • The Sierra is laced with trails -- this books hones in on the best
    • Bonus: select runs in the White Mountains and Death Valley
    • Inspiring images by some of the best trail-running photographers in the business
    • Original art by Bishop local Ann Piersall Logan
    • Guest essays by Paiute educator Kris Hohag and other local voices
    • Every book purchase supports Friends of the Inyo!

    About the authors

    Dan Patitucci is a professional mountain-sport photographer and athlete with more than 30 years experience running and climbing in the Sierra. Dan’s photography work has taken him running and climbing in mountain ranges all over the world, from the Himalaya to Iceland to Patagonia, and all throughout Europe. He still calls the Sierra “home.” Originally from Switzerland, Janine Patitucci is a professional mountain-sport photographer and digital-imaging specialist at PatitucciPhoto. As a lover of maps and geography, Janine masterminded many of the runs in this guidebook, as well as the runs in the team’s Swiss Alps guidebook, Run the Alps Switzerland, and the Alps’ Via Valais multi-day trail-running tour. From climbing 8000-meter peaks and Patagonian spires to working as a rock and alpine guide in the Sierra, Hjördis Rickert has a broad, lifelong mountain background. A Bishop local, she’s traveled and photographed in mountain ranges all over the world, and has recently discovered the freedom of running through her home range. Kim Strom is a mountain runner and cancer survivor. Since 2016, she has worked with PatitucciPhoto as a writer, photographer, and athlete. She co-founded both Elevation: The Alps Trail & Peak Running Resource and the Via Valais, and co-authored the Run the Alps Switzerland guidebook. Her feature stories have appeared in Patagonia’s The Cleanest Line, Runner’s World, and Trail Runner, as well as numerous outdoor blogs and other publications.

    More!

    The author team website offers much more, including a sign-up for emailed updates, GPX tracks, a sample gallery of their beautiful photography, recommendations and FAQ's, plus more.

    Details

    Sierra Trail Runs: A Guide to the Eastside
    2022 Wolverine Publishing
    By Dan Patitucci, Janine Patitucci, Hjördis Rickert, and Kim Strom
    ISBN: 978-1-938393-45-7
    304 pages in full color

    More on California's Sierra Nevada!

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    Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians 2 Volume Bundle

    Immerse yourself in the South’s best whitewater resource -- buy both and save over 10%! Included are all new second editions, with fresh action photography, put-in and take-out info, and never-before-published runs. Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians Volume 1: 2nd Edition Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians Volume 2: 2nd Edition Put these two stunning new books on your coffee table and you might never get out the door — except that you won’t be able to resist all the awesome new whitewater!

    Details

    • Whitewater of the Southern Appalachians Vol 1 and 2
    • 2nd editions
    • by Kirk Eddlemon, 2022
    • Vol 1 "The Plateau" has 332 color pages and retails for $43
    • Vol 2 "The Mountains" has 460 color pages and retails for $48
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  • About the book

    The New River Gorge National Park and Preserve is the newest destination on the East Coast national park tour. It's also one of the worthiest, with dramatic scenery and so much for visitors to do. Local-born author Amanda Ashley knows the area intimately, and has put together an indispensable guidebook for anyone visiting the New River Gorge National Park. Robert Legg's colorful photography illustrates the beautiful, fun, and informative guide. Looking for a a relaxed day in town, or a thrilling whitewater raft trip? A hike to a beautiful overlook or a driving tour to a historic mining town? This guide has you covered no matter how much time you have or how much adventure you're looking for.

    Features

    • Packed with color photos
    • 17 color maps help you find your way
    • Info on each of the Visitor Centers
    • Recommended activities
    • Cultural history
    • Natural history
    • Festival and event information
    • Local businesses
    • Lodging and dining recommendations

    About the authors

    Amanda and Robert are siblings and lifelong residents of the New River Gorge. Adventure gypsies at heart, they’ve explored this area since before they could walk — and once they could, well, they went everywhere in the park. From driving up and down the gorge before the New River Gorge Bridge was built, to the early days of rafting, they’ve seen the area grow and change and blossom. They’ve camped on the river, climbed the cliffs, hiked and biked the trails, run the rapids of the New River, and know how to best experience all of it. Together and separately they’ve gone on adventures around the globe and both appreciate that it’s the intersection of people and place that makes traveling to a new destination so rewarding and fun.

    Details

    • New River Gorge National Park & Preserve Visitor's Guide
    • 2022 Wolverine Publishing
    • by Amanda Ashley and Robert Legg
    • 116 full color pages
    • 978-1-938393-433
    For a quick list of ideas to do in a few hours at the New River Gorge National Park, check out this article. Looking for more in-depth guidebooks? Hiking and Biking in the New River Gorge National Park and Preserve covers the excellent trails at the New River Gorge. If rock climbing is your thing, check out the two volume set, New River Rock Volume 1 and New River Rock Volume 2 for comprehensive coverage of climbing at the New.
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    About the book

    Jackson Falls in Southern Illinois is an unlikely gem. Situated in a quiet portion of the Shawnee National Forest, this area hosts 450+ routes on some fantastic sandstone, and there is even a few good boulder problems scattered about. Jackson Falls: A Guide to Southern Illinois' Best Kept Secret is your indispensable guide to every route, bar none. With plenty of action photography to keep you psyched and easy-to-use maps to get you where you need to go, plus all the local beta, this book will make your trip to this Midwest locale as smooth as can be. Now you can focus on the best part: the climbing!

    About the author

    Yusuf Daneshyar was born and raised in nearby St. Louis, MO and was introduced to climbing in 2004. He spent most of his formative climbing years at Jackson Falls. Eventually he traveled around to plenty of other climbing areas, which only validated his opinion that the best sport climbing in the country could be found in a little canyon in Southern Illinois.

    Details

    • Jackson Falls
    • 2014 Brayackmedia Publishing
    • by Yusuf Daneshyar
    • 264 full-color pages
    • 9780990782100
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    Chattrad features the best sandstone trad in the country, bar none.

    As the first-ever comprehensive guidebook to Chattanooga trad climbing, Chattrad covers hundreds of never-before-published routes, from multiple never-before-published areas – making Chattrad a guidebook like no other! Journey to this fantastic place with legendary character and guidebook author Rob Robinson.

    Chattrad Specs

    • Over 500 color pages
    • Local-born content from Chattanoga climbing pioneer and author, Rob Robinson – as well as many local artists, photographers, and climbers
    • Beautiful, accurate, and easy-to-use layout and design
    • Tons of never-before-published areas, routes, and recommendations
    • Precision area logistics, firsthand route descriptions, and consensus reviews
    • Tons of never-before-seen historic photos and exhaustive insider commentary and essays from the past 30 years of Chattanooga rock climbing

    Areas covered in Chattrad

    • Sunset Park
    • Suck Creek
    • Tennessee Wall (T-Wall)
    • Promised Land
    • Big Soddy Gorge

    About the author

    This isn't Rob Robinson's first rodeo writing climbing guidebooks — he's done four previous guidebooks to the area. He's the leading authority on climbing in the "Sandstone Belt of the South," cherry picking bold new lines since 1975. Rob has established over 1000 first ascents in the Chattanooga area and beyond. He has appeared on the cover of Climbing magazine, and has written essays in Climbing and Rock and Ice magazines. Read more about Rob in this 2017 Climbing magazine article. Rob works in real estate, and lives with wife Susan on Signal Mountain, spitting distance from some of his favorite crags.

    Details

    • Chattrad
    • 2014 Rockery Press
    • by Rob Robinson
    • 548 pages. Color.
    • 9780692288351
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    About the book

    Snow & Spire showcases photographs taken from the cockpit of the author'€™s home-built airplane. In 2002, John Scurlock embarked on a nine-year quest to fly to and photograph every corner of Washington State's North Cascade Range in winter. The images he captured provide a breathtaking vision of one of America'€™s most magnificent mountain ranges in its most beautiful, dramatic, and savage season. This coffee table book is sure to be a focal point of interest in your living room. Color photos adorn almost every page, and the mountains almost appear life-like. Sections on history and geology provide interest, as well as interviews and essays about climbing in the Cascades. Photographs are organized geographically, and exact locations are provided, along with date, time, and camera detail. Whether you are a climber looking for a view of that special angle on a ridge that you're interested in, or just want a beautiful tour of a jagged mountain range in winter, this book is sure to entertain.

    About the author

    John Scurlock is an aerial photographer, specializing in mountain photography. His work has been commissioned by the USGS and universities for projects such as capturing changing snow cover and forest kill. An interesting interview appears in a 2008 Alpinist.com article. You may purchase brand new, signed, pristine, copies of the book directly from the author here.

    Details

    • Snow & Spire
    • 2011 Wolverine Publishing
    • by John Scurlock
    • 192 full-color pages
    • 9780982615478
    Please note that shipping costs are $8.99 and $18.99 for media and priority mail, respectively.
  • About Climbing Psychology

    Ever experienced a fear of falling, fear of failure, or any other negative thoughts that distract you from climbing your best? Author Kevin Roet's interest in climbing psychology developed because of direct experience with his own fear of falling. If you would like to push your limits instead of finding a myriad of reasons to say "take", then this book is for you. Rooted in modern psychological concepts like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and current scientific research, the book will help break down your fear response and allow you to shift your focus away from your fear. Kevin runs workshops on climbing psychology and has solicited feedback from students, honing his concepts into a very readable and colorfully illustrated book. For an informative review, as well as an inside look into the table of contents and a few pages from the book, check out this article on UKClimbing.com.

    Features

    • Color photographs and illustrations
    • Essays and thoughts from experienced and professional climbers
    • Exercises and practical advice, including QR code links to supplemental material

    About the author

    Kevin Roet is a mountain guide, and runs a mountain skills and training company in the UK called Rise and Summit. He also is a climbing coach, consultant, and runs workshops. He loves climbing and helping other folks gain the experience and confidence to climb their very best.

    Details

    • Climbing Psychology
    • 2021 Kevin Roet
    • 208 pages, illustrated in color
    • 978-1527287686
    This is a great resource for anyone looking to up their game, and is an excellent companion to Rock Warrior's Way and Espresso Lessons by Arno Ilgner.
  • About the book

    How does it feel to rock climb - the touch, ethics, companionship, landscape, and language? A Feeling for Rock explores such topics in a clever mix of poetry, cartoons, photographs, essays, and interviews with both lifelong climbers and total beginners. Fun for dipping into or a more immersive read, it will brighten your climbing experience. A Feeling for Rock won the Climbing Literature Award 2021 at Banff Mountain Book Competition. "I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It's thoroughly weird, which is GOOD." - Andrew Bisharat “One of the pleasures of reading this book is you rarely know what Dobner is going to come up with next… If…you too have been wondering where the joy of climbing has gone, I recommend you get yourself a copy of A Feeling for Rock.” - Ian Parnell Read the review by Andrew Bisharat over at Evening Sends here, and the one by Ian Parnell at UKClimbing here.

    Author

    Sarah-Jane Dobner is a devoted climber from Bristol, UK. “Rock climbing has shaped my body, my bookshelves, my home, my holidays, the clothes I wear, the vehicle I drive, how I spend my money and what happens when I die. I am a product of the rock. The dynamic is visceral, spiritual, intellectual and emotional – no area untouched by this curious hobby.” Follow her on Instagram and Facebook @afeelingforrock.

    Details

    • A Feeling for Rock
    • 2021 Dob Dob Dob UK
    • by Sarah Jane Dobner
    • 268 B&W pages
    • 9781838400415
  • About the book

    The most beautiful Sierra book ever? Inside the High Sierra is a meticulously produced coffee-table book that will delight anyone who loves the High Sierra, fine-art-outdoor photography, or beautiful books in general. The landscape photography featured here is on par with the very best we have ever seen. Behold the crowning achievement of a climber and photographer who spent most of his life hunting beauty in California’s most iconic mountain range. Hard-bound in linen on the outside, with 55 full-color plates printed on Japanese archival paper on the inside. There is also plenty to read here: in addition to stories and extensive notes on the images by the author, the book features diverse and insightful contributed essays by Joseph Holmes, Michael Cohen, Laurel Fiddler, Peter Croft, Dick Dorworth, and a foreword by Thomas Hornbein. The author's website has a thorough preview of the book, as well as critical acclaim, reviews, and words about Claude and his artistic process. In Claude's words: The work invites viewers to behold visions of wonder from this world, but more to explore what is touched within. We come to sense the majesty of the world doesn’t come only up exhausting mountain trails but waits for us also within our own luminous space of attentive awareness.

    Praise

    Inside the High Sierra is a luminous glimpse into what Claude Fiddler calls a “…restless uncertainty that I was in an unfamiliar reality.” His photographs are exquisitely crafted, in turns as subtle or as dramatic as they should be. They express an infatuation with the outer and inner landscapes he’s spent a lifetime exploring. So, too, do the essays that accompany this visual banquet. “I could see Half Dome and the beach at Tenaya Lake where I grew up swimming,” writes Fiddler’s daughter, Lauren. “This could be enough, I thought.” Would that we were all able to so directly experience the acute love of place celebrated in this sumptuous book.  — Michael Kennedy, Former Publisher and Editor of Climbing Magazine

    Loving a place is easy; capturing its essence is something else entirely. In this gorgeous book, Fiddler reveals the wonders of light, highlighting the Sierra’s many textures and moods. His photographs offer a decades-long study in paying attention, one stunning, thoughtfully conceived frame at a time. The essays that accompany the images, from harrowing climbing tales to meditations on the properties of granite, give voice to the transformative and ultimately fragile nature of this landscape.

    — Caroline VanHemert, author of The Sun is a Compass

    Author

    Since the 1970s and before he became a renowned photographer, Claude Fiddler was a prominent figure in the Sierra climbing community, with high-standard first ascents in Yosemite Valley, Tuolumne Meadows and the High Sierra. He has co-authored a climbing guidebook to the range, and worked for many years as a ski patroller and mountain guide. He still lives at the foot of the mountains, with his wife and adventure partner Nancy.

    Details

    • Inside the High Sierra
    • 2021 Claude Fiddler
    • By Claude Fiddler
    • 156 pages, 10 x 12 inches
    • 978-1-938393-39-6
    Please note that shipping costs are $8.99 and $18.99 for media and priority mail, respectively.
  • About the book

    The Shawangunks — “the Gunks” to most of us — is one of the oldest climbing areas in the US, with a storied history dating back to the 1930s. Located 80 miles north of New York City, it has long been a focal point of rock-climbing culture, and remains a traditional climber’s paradise. There is no shortage of very difficult routes that will challenge the best climbers, but the Gunks is even more famous for its incredible easier climbs. You could spend several seasons exploring made-to-climb cracks, faces, overhangs, and dihedrals without ever venturing beyond the 5.7 grade! Multi-pitch outings abound, and the graded carriage road at the base of the cliffs allows easy strolls to even the most distant ends of the cliff.
    This full-color, ruthlessly researched guide represents the “next generation” of Gunks guidebooks. It covers over 600 routes at the two main cliffs: the Trapps and Near Trapps. Cliff-base photos get you quickly oriented on the ground, and high-resolution aerial images show key features on routes. Detailed area and route descriptions help you find just the right flavor of climb. You’ll spend less time searching, and more time pulling overhangs, plugging cams, and chasing your own piece of history.

    Areas and features

    • Trapps — Keyhole to Slime Wall (21 sectors)
    • Near Trapps — right end to Workout Wall (3 sectors)
    • Aerial cliff photos
    • Cliff-base photos
    • Trailhead-locator photos
    • Helpful sector summaries for choosing where to climb 
    • Action photography from past and present eras
    • Detailed regional and climbing history
    • Biographical essays of 10 famed Gunks climbers
    • Graded list of routes
    Looking for more? Gunks Bouldering describes over 600 boulder problems.

    Authors

    Andy Salo grew up outside Rochester, New York, and began climbing at age 14. He first visited the Gunks soon after, and moved there full time in 2004. Andy’s hard Gunks first ascents are local lore, including Brozone (5.14a), Over the Moon (5.13c), Fire Gild (5.13c R), Corkscrew Roof (V12), Chaotic Stability (V10), and Ideas Are Bulletproof (V10). Having recently relocated to Burlington, VT, he’s super proud of this project and is forever grateful to the Gunks. He is also author of Gunks Bouldering. Christian Fracchia grew up in Glens Falls, New York. A lifelong climber with 36 years of Gunks experience, he spent his formative years climbing rock and ice in the Gunks, Catskills, Adirondacks, and White Mountains before settling in New Paltz in 2000. A high-school physics teacher, Christian has also devoted his summers to climbing around the world, most recently spending his time in the Dolomites of Italy. He is the author and creator of Gunks Apps. His notable Gunks first ascents include The Zoomulator (5.12a), Word of Mouth (5.12b), Indiana Jones (5.12a X), Future Shock Direct (5.12c R/X) in the Trapps, and The Past Recaptured (5.12a), at Millbrook, his favorite Gunks cliff. An architect and designer by education, Eric Ratkowski grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and has climbed in the Gunks for 14 years, guiding professionally for 6 of those. His community contributions include editing for the AAC’s Accidents in North American Climbing and working as a ranger at the Mohonk Preserve. Eric has climbed in eight countries and four continents. He’s climbed and guided at a hundred different areas in the United States, and claims to have “never climbed anything of note.”

    Details

    • Gunks Climbing
    • 2021 Wolverine Publishing
    • by Andy Salo, Christian Fracchia, and Eric Ratkowski 
    • 468 full-color pages
    • 9781938393389
  • About the book

    Ten Sleep Canyon is home to some of the best sport climbing, anywhere. As if that's not enough, it's also in a beautiful mountain setting. Ten Sleep is located in a canyon within the Bighorn Mountains in north central Wyoming, and has over 1,400 routes. Conveniently, there is a road in the canyon, so most routes are within a 15 minute walk from your car. The rock is dolomite, which is a type of limestone that produces some great holds. Most of the routes in this book are protected with bolts, but there are even a few traditional lines. The book has everything you need. You can find your way around easily with abundant maps and cliff photos. Sun and shade info helps you have the best experience. Lots of action photos make for eye candy on rest days. There are even full-spread route profiles featuring a few action photos on the same route. The introduction is loaded with helpful tips and information about climbing at Ten Sleep Canyon, such as local amenities, rock info, history, area hazards, and driving distances.

    Author info

    Louie Anderson has been climbing at Ten Sleep Canyon since 1998, and is passionate about investing his own time and resources developing new routes and areas in the area. He and his wife Valerie own and operate the Ten Sleep Rock Ranch, which is a great base for your climbing trip at Ten Sleep. Learn more and reserve your site in advance by visiting their website.

    Details

    • Ten Sleep Canyon Climbing 2nd edition
    • 2023 Louie Anderson
    • by Louie Anderson
    • 560 full color pages
    • 9780976663041
  • About the book

    A Climber’s Guide to Big Bear Lake and Holcomb Valley Pinnacles is the essential guide to climbing near Big Bear Lake in California’s San Bernardino Mountains. It features over 1000 trad and sport routes! You’ll even find a little bouldering too. The most popular climbing area here is the famed Holcomb Valley Pinnacles, loved for its steep, well-featured, granite sport climbs. The Pinnacles are covered in full detail, but if you want to do some social distancing, there is beta here for scores of crags where you might not see a single person. Moderate sport climbs may have put Big Bear on the map, but there is something perfect here for everyone, from easy slabs, to remote pinnacles, to trad cracks of all kinds. Awesome camping abounds. While most people think of summer climbing at Big Bear, fall and even winter climbing is easy to find. The pine-covered hills, quaint mountain town, and expansive lake offer all kinds of rest-day fun. With never-before-published crags, extensive maps, and new routes for every skill level, this full-color, comprehensive guidebook promises years of climbing adventures in LA’s backyard.

    Areas included

    • Holcomb Valley Pinnacles
    • Lakeside crags including Castle Rock and Fisherman’s Buttress
    • Fawnskin area including Hanna Rocks and Holcomb Creek
    • Grapevine Canyon area, including Butt Rock
    • Black Bluff and Siberia Creek
    • North Shore Boulders

    Author

    Brandon Copp’s other job is aerospace engineer, and he has applied that same careful attention to detail in this guidebook. You’ll appreciate that when you’re looking for precise driving directions to a remote crag, or the respective grades of each of three variations to a route at your favorite Holcomb crag. What you won’t find is drab writing  — Copp’s love of the area shines through bright and clear. Learn more about Brandon and wife Jackie and their adventures in their travel blog, Go Escape The Ordinary.

    Details

    • Big Bear Lake & Holcomb Valley Pinnacles 1st edition
    • 2020 Wolverine Publishing
    • by Brandon Copp
    • 364 full color pages
    • 9781938393372
  • TEMPORARY UPDATE 1/06/2022: Frustration Creek areas are currently closed due to fire damage and rockfall!

    About the book

    A Climber's Guide to Frustration Creek describes a collection of areas in the lower San Bernardino Mountains of Southern California. This area feels remote, but is conveniently located only a half hour drive from Riverside. The book has all of the route photos and maps that you need to get you oriented. You'll find lots of action photos, as well as area and historical information. Escape the summer heat and the bustling city with a trip to Frustration Creek with this guide as your companion. Even your non-climbing partners will enjoy the area, with Big Bear Lake and other mountain attractions nearby. And, since you're looking at this book, we thought you might also be interested in one of our newest titles, "A Climber's Guide to Big Bear Lake & Holcomb Valley Pinnacles" by Brandon Copp. Also featuring never-before-published areas, this book is a great companion to Frustration Creek!

    Areas included

    • Mill Creek Wash
    • Rocky Hollow
    • Thurman Flats
    • Monkey Face Falls
    • Mountain Home Creek
    • Frustration Creek

    About the author

    Louie Anderson was one of the first to explore the Frustration Creek area and established many new routes and boulder problems. It took some time to publish this book because things just wouldn't settle down in the area. Natural events such as flash floods and landslides were constantly changing the canyon. New routes just kept going up. In his words, "at long last, the secrets of the lower San Bernardino Mountain climbing areas are revealed" in this complete, accurate guidebook. He now lives in Ten Sleep, Wyoming with wife Valerie, and runs the Ten Sleep Canyon Rock Ranch. Check out his guide to the climbing at Ten Sleep Canyon!

    Details

    • Climber's Guide to Frustration Creek 1st edition
    • 2020 Louie Anderson
    • by Louie Anderson
    • 200 full-color pages
    • 9780976663089
     
  • About the book

    You’ve probably seen photos of the spectacular limestone walls of the Fins, renowned for their big, clean, hard sport lines. Idaho Underground is their big debut. But that is just the tip of the Idaho potato — more than 20 other southern Idaho crags are covered here, near Boise, Twin Falls, and the Sun Valley area. Locals and a few savvy visitors have long known about the truly “underground” areas such as Boise’s Black Cliffs, Dierkes Lake, Leslie Gulch, and more — including the crazy Lava Caves, with juggy, upside-down climbing set beneath windswept sage flats.  Dave Bingham, Godfather of Idaho climbing, put out the B&W first edition of this guide in 2012; with hundreds of new climbs to share, this color guide really showcases them! Check out this video from La Sportiva if you want to see the beautiful Fins (and the second ascent of a 5.14d).

    Some of the areas covered

    • The Fins
    • Boise’s Black Cliffs
    • Table Rock
    • Leslie Gulch
    • Dierkes Lake
    • Teddy Bear Cove
    • Ramshorn Canyon
    • Lava Caves
    • The Channel

    Idaho Underground Features

    • Over 1500 climbs, — sport, trad, multi-pitch, and bouldering
    • Durable, sewn binding
    • Lots of helpful regional information
    • Drone-assisted cliff imagery of the Fins
    • Essays by Jonny Woodward, Jonathan Siegrist, Tedd Thompson, and more
    • $1 from every book sold goes to local climbing organizations

    About the author

    In addition to Idaho Underground, Dave Bingham is also the author of several editions of the ever-popular City of Rocks guidebooks. He grew up in the Northeast, learning to ski and climb there before moving out West in the 1970s and settling near Sun Valley, Idaho. In addition to his impressive roster of FAs, his is an accomplished endurance athlete, with many wins in mountain-running and Nordic ski races. Check out the City of Rocks website entry for more details on his remarkable achievements. Dave lives in Hailey with his wife Lisa, where he runs a log-home chinking business, Dave Bingham Chinking.

    Details

    • Idaho Underground
    • 2019 Wolverine Publishing
    • by Dave Bingham
    • 316 full-color pages
    • 9781938393358

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