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- Riverside Quarry: it's no wilderness area; in fact, it's an old quarry. So why is it one of the premier sport-climbing destinations in Southern California? Simple answer: great climbing. You'll find the usual array of natural granite holds, plus many features that derive from quarrying operations and ... other human activities. Steep, pumpy climbs: check. Old junked cars: check. A good time: check. Riverside Quarry by Louie Anderson is a sport climbing guide to the Riverside Rock Quarry, featuring over 300 routes in this newly revised 2nd edition in full color. Written by the main developer, this guidebook shares the history and the development of the crag, full color photos and topos, route specific profiles of the best routes, bolt counts, standards, amenities, directions, and just about everything a visitor would need to know. The Riverside Quarry has quickly become the premier sport climbing destination in the region. Its cliff line offers superb climbing on steep, featured granite. Unlike other local areas, the routes here are long; many of them over 100 feet in length. Not only will you find sport climbing, but a handful of excellent quality crack challenges as well. With over 338 routes to choose from, there is literally something for everyone. All of this on a crag that's centrally located to all of southern California, and with one of the shortest approaches around. 2012 Louie Anderson 200 pages. Color. 978-0-9766630-0-3
About the bookGunks Bouldering! This is New York City climbers’ favorite place to play, and Andy Salo and Hillary Guzik have done a specatular 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
- 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 authorsAndy Salo has bouldered 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 of this book, he turned his attention to documenting Gunks roped routes - that book to be released in April 2021. Stay tuned! 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.
- Gunks Bouldering
- 2018 Wolverine Publishing
- by Andy Salo and Hillary Guzik
- 224 full-color pages
About the bookA 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!
- Mill Creek Wash
- Rocky Hollow
- Thurman Flats
- Monkey Face Falls
- And Frustration Creek!
About the authorLouie 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!
- Frustration Creek 1st edition
- 2020 Louie Anderson
- by Louie Anderson
- 200 full color pages
About the bookThe 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 mountain top 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 down pours. This book has function and style, and is a must-have for any climber visiting the LRC. Maps and practical information keep you informed, and color photography, essays and graphics entertain.
About the authorAuthor 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.
- Little River Canyon
- 2016 Rockery Press
- According to Adam Henry
- 336 pages. Color.
About the bookIntroducing, 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. Plenty of topos, photos and maps will help you find your way around. Gorgeous color photography illustrates just how cool the Chattanooga boulders are. The sandstone that makes up the Chattanooga area boulders is bullet hard, and can get sculpted into all manner of shapes and forms. But don't take our word for it, go check it out yourself! The city of Chattanooga has put together a website describing the different things to do around Chattanooga, and is a great resource if you're visiting with the family, or just looking for something else to do.
Chattbloc includes exclusive information on
- Prentice (Upper Middle Creek, Suck Creek, Pot Point)
- Cumberland Boulders
- Laurel Snow
About the authorsMicah Gentry moved to Chattanooga for the outdoor activities and decided it was his place to live. He co-owns Rockery Press, and if that's not enough also has a day job and a couple of kids. He wishes that he could spend a little more time out on the rock. Ronnie Jenkins hails from Chattanooga. He loves wandering around in the woods with friends looking for that next crown jewel problem. He has since moved from Chattanooga, but his heart hasn't. Jefferson Drumm lives with his wife, two kids, and a menagerie of furry and feathered friends. Bouldering keeps him healthy and sane, and luckily, they are only minutes from his home. One of his favorite things to do is find pristine new bouldering areas so that he can share them with friends and future generations.
- ChattBloc: A Guidebook to Chattanooga Bouldering
- 2017 Rockery Press
- by Micah Gentry, Ronnie Jenkins, and Jefferson Drumm
- 340 pages in full color.
About the bookThe City of Rocks and Castle Rocks State Park is your essential companion for the amazing granite climbing in the high desert of southern Idaho, one of the most popular summer rock-climbing areas in the Rocky Mountain West. Other landmarks have been christened “City of Rocks,” but to climbers this one is THE City. It’s been called America’s premiere granite sport-climbing area — and just as often praised for its unique trad climbing. With more than 1000 routes to choose from, you can crimp overhanging patina, grunt up an offwidth, cruise a multi-pitch 5.8, or summit a dramatic spire — all within a short walk of your campsite. Nearby you’ll find historic inscriptions, hikes, mountain biking, and the funky Western town of Almo to keep you supplied and entertained on rest days. Also included here for the first time is the sweet climbing at nearby Castle Rocks State Park. With a different, quieter vibe than the roadside crags in the City, Castle Rocks is a worthy destination in itself, with over 300 routes up to three pitches long, featuring many moderate climbs with a more “modern,” novice-friendly equipping style. Dave Bingham has been chronicling the climbing at City of Rocks since the 1980s, but this is the breakthrough edition, with full-color cliff photographs throughout and excellent maps that put an end to the days of wandering lost in search of your crag. The action photography alone will have you planning your trip immediately.
- City of Rocks
- Castle Rocks State Park
About the authorBorn on Long Island, NY, Dave Bingham spent his childhood in the Northeast, learning to ski and climb in his early teens before moving out West in the 1970s. He spent summers in Yosemite and winters near Sun Valley, Idaho, guiding rock and teaching cross-country skiing and soon making his permanent home in the Sun Valley area. He lives in Hailey, with his wife Lisa, where he runs a log-home chinking business, Dave Bingham Chinking. He still drags out his college-age-and-younger children Tara, Cameron, Jack, and Kate on a variety of mountain adventures. Dave’s curriculum vitae in adventure sports is impressive: a lifelong athlete and competitor, he has won many Nordic ski and running races in Idaho, and has placed as high as 3rd (1980) in the famous Pikes Peak Marathon. In 1988 and 1990 he won the notorious NBC Survival of the Fittest contest, an old-school, now-defunct version of today’s American Ninja Warrior — but held outside in much more dangerous terrain, featuring stunts such as speed rappelling, whitewater swimming, downhill running, and a log-rolling/stick-fighting battle thing. Dave went on to enter the even more grueling BBC Arctic Survival comp, winning in 1990 and 1992. Dave also set the speed record for ascending all nine of Idaho’s peaks over 12,000 feet: 38 hours, besting the previous record by two days (check out the current record holders). On the rock-climbing front, Dave is a longtime and prolific new-router, with over 200 first ascents up to 5.13, spread over 30+ years, in the City of Rocks alone. Though an “early adopter” of the sport-climbing ethic in the mid 1980s, Dave is a true all-arounder, with many trad ascents in the City, the Elephant’s Perch in the Sawtooths, and farther afield. Though still putting up new routes, Dave is now more of a mentor on the Idaho climbing scene. In addition to authoring eight editions of the climber’s guide to City of Rocks, Dave is also the author of Idaho Underground, an eclectic guide to southern Idaho crags and boulders.
- City of Rocks
- 2016 Wolverine Publishing
- by Dave Bingham
- 312 full-color pages
About the bookSimply put, Hueco Tanks State Park in West Texas has some of the best bouldering in the world, featuring some of the country’s most famous boulder problems. It is also a precious repository of ancient Native American rock art, and every trip to Hueco involves delightful hunts for the famous “masks.” This is volume 1 of our second generation of Hueco bouldering guides, with the first edition coming out in 2004. Much has changed at Hueco since then : the discovery of new rock art led to changes in access, there are great new places to stay, and new problems abound! This comprehensive guide covers 850 problems at North Mountain, the self-guided part of the park. For guided-only areas (West Mountain, East Mountain, and the East Spur), there is also a 20+ page “greatest-hits” section full of maps and great imagery for help planning your tour. We also include a thorough guide to navigating the park regulations and the tour-guide sytem so you can get the most out of your visit. Jason Kehl put in an incredible effort to update and beautify Matt Wilder’s original work for this new edition! Please note: this volume is comprehensive for North Mountain only, with over 200 new problems since last edition. It’s likely all you’ll ever need, but for hard-bit Hueco connoisseurs, a comprehensive book for the guided-tour-only section of the park is in the works! For more online information on the access to Hueco, check out this site.
- North Slope - 9 areas
- Front Side - 7 areas
- Eastern Slope - 4 areas
- Top of the Chains - 5 areas
- Summit plateau - 4 areas
- Southern Slope - 2 areas
- “The Backcountry” - 20+ pages of the best problems
Features of Hueco Tanks Vol 1 North Mountain
- $1 from each book sold is donated to the Climbers of Hueco Tanks Coalition
- Durable, sewn binding
- Unique drone-sourced schematic maps
- Color photos of almost every boulder
- Routes color-coded by difficulty
- Cultural and climbing history of the park
- Essential advice on lodging, amenities, logistics
- Essays by John Sherman, the late Todd Skinner, Fred Nicole, Ashima Shiraishi, Bronson MacDonald, Sam Davis, and Thomasina Pidgeon
- Action photos by Andy Mann, Gustavo Moser, Merrick Ales, John Wesely, Jim Thornburg, Boone Speed, Sandra Studer, Colette McInerney, and more
About the authorsJason Kehl has been bouldering in Hueco since 1996. His national claims to fame include his first ascent of the notorious Evilution (V12, 2002) in the Buttermilks and the first bouldering ascent of The Fly (5.14d, 2003) in Rumney. Since then he has made hard first ascents from Japan and Peru to Europe and the US, including The Seventh Circle (V14) in Hueco. Jason is also well known for his creation of unusual art — see www.cryptochild.com. He has shaped holds for SoIll for 20 years, and has designed more than 10 gyms, including the Englewood, CO, Earth Treks, one of the biggest in the country. He now lives in El Paso with the lovely Martina Mali and their sweet baby daughter Eva Luna and son Luka Von. When not writing guidebooks, he continues to shape holds, design gyms, and make videos while exploring the endless potential of Hueco Tanks. Matt Wilder grew up New England and honed his skills through many seasons in Hueco during the late 1990s and early 2000s. In 2004, he authored the first edition of this guide, which documented hundreds of classic new problems. Bandersnatch (V13) is one of his better Hueco first ascents, and he is a true all-arounder, with 5.14 R trad FAs, the first onsight of Zion’s Moonlight Buttress (V, 5.12d), and several one-day ascents of El Cap. Matt completed a PhD in computer science at CU Boulder and currently runs a small consulting company doing work in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Outside of work and climbing, Matt has made several appearances on the popular TV show American Ninja Warrior, including some of the series' most exciting moments. Living in Boulder, CO, since 2006, he still makes it down to Hueco on a regular basis, though now much of the climbing is done with his son Bayes, a budding climber himself.
- Hueco Tanks: The Essential Bouldering Guide Volume 1: North Mountain
- 2020 Wolverine Publishing
- by Matt Wilder and Jason Kehl
- 308 full-color pages
- Northeastern United StatesNew England has some of the finest bouldering in the country, and this completely revised 3rd edition of New England Bouldering provides a comprehensive guide to the region’s best areas. From the granite blocks of Lincoln Woods, RI, to the schist nuggets of Smugglers’ Notch, VT, you’ll find detailed maps and information on over 1200 boulder problems. You’ll also find inspiration, with heartfelt essays and plenty of sweet action photography from Tim Kemple, Brian Lewis, and more.Author Tim Kemple is an accomplished climber and globetrotting photographer. He is now based in Salt Lake City, UT, but his roots are in New England and he has established some of the hardest boulder problems in this book. You can learn more about Tim and see more of his photography here.We are also really pleased to feature work from photographer Brian Lewis. Check out Brian's website for a look at his diverse portfolio.2018 Wolverine Publishing 252 pp. Color. 978-1-938393-30-3
About the bookYou’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 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 authorIn 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.
- Idaho Underground
- 2019 Wolverine Publishing
- by Dave Bingham
- 316 full-color pages
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 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. While most people think of climbing at Big Bear in the summer, 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.
- 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
AuthorBrandon 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.
- Big Bear Lake & Holcomb Valley Pinnacles 1st edition
- 2020 Wolverine Publishing
- by Brandon Copp
- 364 full color pages
About the bookYou'll find everything you need to have a great time climbing in the 3rd edition of our guidebook, Boulder Canyon Rock Climbs! With adjacent Dream Canyon, also covered in the book, it’s an all-season, granite-lover’s paradise. Crags are accessed mere minutes from downtown. You will not pay entry fees. Spend an afternoon working on your most recent project, or grapple with a multi-pitch traditional climb and have the opportunity to get benighted. There is something for all climbing levels and styles with plenty of sport and traditional climbs from 5.4 to 5.14. There are multi-pitch routes up to 400 feet long and world-famous boulder problems. You'll be challenged with delicate slabs, splitter cracks, burly roofs, and overhanging walls. Boulder Canyon climbing has it all! This book gives you all the beta you need for over 1800 routes and variations, with improved route photos, extensive new mapping, and the inspiring photography that you expect from Wolverine guides. While you’re enjoying this sweet little canyon you might notice shiny new bolts and remarkable trail work at some of the more popular crags. If you like what you see, join the Boulder Climbing Community to support more essential work in Boulder Canyon!
New crags covered in the 3rd edition of Boulder Canyon Rock Climbs
- Solar Dome
- Glacier Dome
- the Lookout and Hideout
- Wizard Rock
- the Loft and High Tower areas
- and more!
Authors(sometimes it just takes a team)Bob D’Antonio has been climbing since the 1970s. Originally from Philadelphia, he began climbing at the Gunks, soon exploding West in a new-routing frenzy! Colorado areas where Bob contributed heavily include: Garden of the Gods, 11-Mile Canyon, Penitente Canyon, the South Platte, Shelf Road, and Independence Pass. Bob currently lives in Taos, New Mexico, with his wife, Laurel, and is the proud father of three children: Jeremy, Adam, and Rachael. He continues to put up new routes in the Rio Grande gorge near Taos, and is the third-best bird photographer on Facebook.Jeff Achey spent the best years of his youth climbing in the Boulder area, then went on to a career writing about climbing. He lives with his wife Amber Johnstone in western Colorado, where he splits his free time between bolting chossy cliffs and directing the creative at Wolverine Publishing.Adam Brink has spent over two decades climbing and guiding in Boulder Canyon. He lives in Boulder with wife Jessica Jaret, and is dad to two amazing kids, Willa and Nico.Peter Beal has been bouldering in the canyon over a decade. Besides climbing and his day job as a professor of art history at Front Range Community College, he works on painting, photography, and electric guitar, as well as writing. Peter lives out in eastern Boulder County with his wife Caolan and daughter Sophia.
- 2017 Wolverine Publishing
- 3rd edition
- by Bob D’Antonio, Jeff Achey, Adam Brink, Peter Beal.
- 380 full color pages
$5 per guidebook sale goes to the RRGCC for the month of March for flood damage repairs.The best climbs at the entire Red River Gorge, all in one volume!Red River Gorge Select 2018 Wolverine Publishing 340 pp. Color.
Visiting the Red and need a quick list of classics? On a budget and want to buy one book instead of three? Own all three but want a quick reference to the best climbs for a quick trip? Or do you love collecting sweet climbing guidebooks and need to see more inspiring action photos? Then Red River Gorge Select is perfect for you! The Red River Gorge has over 3,000 routes, and Red Select presents enough classics to fill a lifetime of weekend fun. With over 54 crag's worth of routes, you'll have plenty of areas to choose from if you need to escape crowds, rain, or cold.
Inside the book find handy icons to help plan your day: driving times, walking times, sun exposure, rain protection, and even kid friendliness. You will quickly learn how many routes there are, their grades, and percentage of sport vs trad climbs. GPS coordinates and detailed approach directions help you find your destination easily. Now all there is to do is climb!