- 208 pages of gorgeous action and mountain images from some of North America's top photographers
- 12x13 inches of hardbound goodness
- famous peaks including North Maroon Bell, the Grand Teton, Mt. Whitney, Mt. Shasta, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood, Mt. Robson, Mt. St. Elias, and Denali
- conversations with great ski alpinists
- the perfect gift for any serious skier
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- Sale!Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America is a large-format showcase of the continent's most iconic ski mountaineering descents, from Alaska to New Hampshire. Created by ski mountaineers Chris Davenport, Art Burrows, and Penn Newhard, is a stunning coffee-table book, but more than that, it is a treasure trove of ski mountaineering wisdom. It taps deep into local skier's knowledge. Contributors include Jimmy Chin, Lou Dawson, Andrew McLean, Glen Plake, Lowell Skoog, Chic Scott, and Ptor Spricenieks. These experts give first-person descriptions of their favorite ski descents and insightful perspectives on ski mountaineering past, present, and future. Whether you are planning an expedition to Baffin Island to ski the Polar Star Couloir or heading out for dawn patrol on Mount Superior in Utah's Wasatch Range, or just wish you were going to one of those places, Fifty Classic Ski Descents is a visual feast of ski mountaineering in North America.
- California's Eastern Sierra has some of the world's best backcountry skiing and snowboarding. This region's blessings are many: a deep snowpack, sunny skies, and high-elevation peaks. Top all that with easy access and you have a skier's dream come true. Such great terrain deserves a great book, and this one makes the grade, covering every major peak and canyon in the range, describing almost 300 descents. With so much to choose from, no matter what your skill level, the perfect challenge awaits you in the Sierra backcountry. From the moderate bowls of the Sherwins to the high-alpine exposure of Mt. Whitney, you'll find a run that's just right for you. In fact, you'll find many! If you're an expert, you can take on of the most extreme skiing challenges in America. Packed with color photographs, this book is your ticket to a lifetime of adventure. Features:
- expanded and improved third edition
- ~300 ski descents (many more than the second edition!)
- full color throughout
- revealing terrain photography + inspiring action photos
- thorough introduction addresses Sierra seasons, weather, avalanche danger, skiing history, and more
- at-a-glance "beta boxes" with aspect, slope angle, summit elevation, vertical feet, hiking distance, terrain type
- the best skiing in the world!!
- $1 from each book sale benefits the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center!
About the authors:Nate Greenberg grew up in the mountains, backpacking and skiing throughout the Sierra. Since 2000, Nate has called the Eastern Sierra home, and is committed to helping the region's adventure opportunities expand. In 2005, along with the help of a group of dedicated individuals, Nate helped form the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center, providing backcountry users the information they need to stay safe in avalanche terrain. Nate currently resides in Crowley Lake. Dan Mingori moved to Mammoth in 1999, after 20 years of honing his snowboard skills on the East Coast. Married to his snowboard, he spent most of his time at Mammoth Mountain, soon shifting his energy from the chairlifts to the backcountry. Surrounded by an endless playground of mountains, Dan developed a handful of other hobbies, including a renewed interest in photography. He has since moved to Colorado, so we really hope to see some of his photography featuring snowscapes a little closer to home! 3rd edition. Wolverine Publishing 368 pages. Color. Sewn binding. 2019.
- New! CALIFORNIA "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 also 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. 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. 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. 2020 Wolverine Publishing 364 Color Pages
- The Big Chief area near Lake Tahoe, California. Includes the following areas: Big Chief, Light Deprivation Buttress, Little Chief, and Sawtooth Ridge. Fun circuit ideas are included. Updates to the area can be found here (although there haven't been changes in a few years) by Marek Hajek 2005 Maximus Press 96 pages. Black and white.
- This quintessential climbing guide to the Eastern Sierra South surrounding Bishop, California covers Alabama Hills, Whitney Portal, Buttermilk Country, Cardinal Pinnacle, Happy Boulders, and Pine Creek. Including bouldering, trad climbing, sport climbing and multi pitch climbing over a vast area, this guide has it all! by Peter Croft 2008 Maximus Press 335 pages. Black and white.
- Bishop Bouldering Select is your essential guide to some of the best bouldering area in the world. It’s certainly one of the most famous, with plenty of high quality problems from beginner-friendly romps to standard-setting test pieces. As a bonus enjoy magnificent scenery, consistently sunny weather, cheap camping, free hot springs, and convenient local amenities in the town of Bishop itself. Bishop Bouldering Select is a full-color guidebook is packed with action photography to help inspire your next effort. Included are more than 600 of the area’s best problems with maps, topos, and photos to help you find your way in the maze of boulders.Areas covered:
- Rock Creek
- Happy and Sad boulders
- Druid Stones
- Buttermilk Country – roadside and backcountry
Boulder Canyon Rock ClimbsNow presenting the 3rd edition of our guide to Boulder’s most-loved climbing area, Boulder Canyon! With adjacent Dream Canyon, also covered here, it’s an all-season, granite-lover’s paradise. Crags mere minutes from downtown. No entry fees. Sport and traditional climbs 5.4 to 5.14. Multi-pitch routes up to 400 feet long. World-famous boulder problems. Delicate slabs, splitter cracks, burly roofs, overhanging walls. The works! This book gives you all the beta you need for 1800+ routes and variations, with improved route photos, extensive new mapping, and the inspiring photography you expect from Wolverine guides. New crags covered in this edition: Solar Dome, Glacier Dome, the Lookout and Hideout, Wizard Rock, the Loft and High Tower areas, and more.
Boulder Canyon Rocks Climbs 3rd Edition
Authors: Bob D'Antonio, Jeff Achey & Adam Brink. Bouldering by Peter Beal.
2017 Wolverine Publishing
380 pages in full color.
- The Wind River Mountain Range, near Lander, Wyoming offers every type of bouldering experience imaginable. From the roadside sandstone, dolomite and granite boulders in Sinks Canyon, to expeditionary bouldering in alpine cirques deep in the wilderness. This book explains it all. It’s a full color guide to over 500 boulder problems, in over a dozen spectacular areas. If you are a boulderer visiting the Lander area, you need this guide! 2013 David Lloyd and Ben Sears 200 pages. Color.
- This is a lot of guidebook. Over 450 pages, a grand tour of 2000+ routes on over 100 crags. Boulders, sport, trad, granite, volcanic, limestone. Whitney Portal, Bishop, the Needles, Moro Rock, Courthouse Reservoir, Yosemite, Tuolumne, Sonora Pass, the Bay Area, Sugarloaf, Lover's Leap, the Northern Coast. Staggering. For the big areas, this book just scratches the surface, while for many of the smaller ones it's all you'll ever need. by Tom Slater and Chris Summit 2009 Maximus Press
- The award-winning Chasing the Ephemeral ships from the USA! Purchase at your own peril -- this is a dangerously inspirational, gloriously illustrated, and meticulously detailed guide to the birthplace of mixed climbing. Being in the right place at the right time is critical when Scottish Winter Climbing. Chasing the Ephemeral will help you make the right choices - do you go high or low, head east, west or north, or attempt snowed-up rock, mixed or ice climbs? With more than 600 new Scottish Winter Climbs to his credit, Simon Richardson reveals his simple strategy for success and selects 50 climbs to put on your hit-list. There is a detailed analysis of the strategy and tactics Scottish Winter Climbers need, taking into account Scotland's sometimes fickle conditions and unpredictable weather. There are sections on using weather forecasts, using the internet, avoiding avalanches, clothing and equipment, protection, navigation, timing, partners and psychology. Simon also presents 50 climbs primarily in the Grade III to VI range, specifically selected to match a variety of Scottish conditions. Each climb is supported by a map and topo, with access and descent details, route description, optimum conditions and top tips. Climbs include well-known classics and lesser-known gems. There are suggestions for more than 200 alternative routes from Grade II to Grade VII. Detailed overviews are included of approaches and descents on Ben Nevis with North Face panorama and map and summit descent bearings. There is also the largest ever collection of photographs of Scottish Winter Climbers in action! Stunning! Winner of the 2017 Banff book award. Learn more about author Simon Richardson in this UKClimbing article.
Chasing the Ephemeral: 50 Routes for a Successful Scottish Winter
2016 Mica Publishing
256 color-photo-studded pages
- Introducing, Chattbloc --- the first ever dedicated guide to the bouldering around Chattanooga, Tennessee! 100% of the areas and over 1000 boulder problems in Chattbloc are never before published and include exclusive information on: Zahnd, Prentice (Upper Middle Creek, Suck Creek, Pot Point), Cumberland Boulders, Dogwood, and Laurel Snow. Chattbloc is a culmination of over five years of effort from three collaborative authors and many local contributors. 2017 Rockery Press 9780692970324 340 pages. Color.
- Best sandstone trad in the country, bar none.by Rob Robinson 2014 Rockery Press 548 pages. Color.As the first ever comprehensive guidebook to Chattanooga Trad Climbing, Chattrad covers hundreds of never-before published routes, from multiple never-before published areas, using numerous advanced methods of multimedia story telling – making Chattrad a guidebook like no other. Journey to this fantastic place with legendary character and guidebook author Rob Robinson. Chattrad Specs:
- 548 Color pages covering Trad climbs to Sunset Park, Suck Creek Canyon, Tennessee Wall,Promised Land, and Big Soddy Gorge
- Local-born content from local climbing pioneer and author, Rob Robinson – as well as many local artists, photographers, and climbers
- Beautiful, accurate, and easy-to-use layout and guidebook design
- Tons of never-before published areas, routes, and recommendations
- Precision-focused area logistics, 1st hand route descriptions, and consensus reviews
- Candid video, tons of never before seen historic photos, audio interview, and exhaustive insider commentary and essays from the past 30 years of Chattanooga Rock Climbing