by Jason Haas, Ben Schneider & Craig Weinhold
As one of the oldest rock climbing areas in Colorado, the Platte has been steeped in local climbing lore and legend for more than a century. Routes like Center Route (5.9) and Wunsch's Dihedral (5.11b), widely regarded as two of the best multi-pitch routes in the state, merely represent the tip of the iceberg. With the addition of hundreds of new routes, previously undocumented domes and crags, and better beta for the old classics, areas formerly shrouded in mystery, discussed in hushed conversations and documented on bar napkin topos will become accessible to anyone ready for an adventurous day of rock climbing. This color guidebook, chock-full of description photos and pitch-by-pitch route breakdowns, will eliminate the navigational debacles and frustrating epics created by sketchy info and hand-drawn topos. Climbers can now stop the pointless bushwacking and start exploring the Platte’s hidden gems. Of the 3,000 routes in the South Platte, 1600 of them are described in this volume.
by Rich Crowder & Jonathon Wasser
Virgin Gorda is a small island settled amongst the Virgin Island chain in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. The southern portion of the island is littered with wildly shaped granite boulders of all sizes. Highball jungle slabs and beach side hand cracks provide rock climbing for the lone adventurer as well as the whole family. Stocked with world class scuba as well as unforgettable yachting, Virgin Gorda is the stereotypical Caribbean getaway.
This is the first edition guidebook to the fine granite bouldering of Virgin Gorda. This guidebook documents hundred of never before published climbing routes as well as valuable travel tips for the Virgin Islands. This beautifully photographed color guide contains everything you may need to know about an adventurous Caribbean vacation including suggested itineraries, pirate lore, and an underwater fish guide.
Guavaberry Spring Bay Homes is far and away the best place for rock climbers to stay. Take advantage of their beautiful villas and their bouldering pads.
by Jared Spaulding
In the stark and beautiful country of Capitol Reef National Park and Wayne County, splitter cracks, nail-up nightmares and pebble wrestling abound. This climbing guidebook is your ticket to some of the best (and worst) rock climbing crags, towers and boulders out there. Come enjoy and climb in the quiet part of Utah where exploration and beauty come standard with every day of climbing.
by Mark Tarrant
Ra and the Halidome are hands down the best area for Front Range climbers looking to get high off the deck via multi-pitch sport climbing. When temps in Boulder and Denver start getting near 100 in the summer, Ra and the Halidome offer the much needed reprieve rock climbers are looking for with temps closer to the 70s - much like Rocky Mountain National Park, only without the five mile approach. This waterproof, tear-resistant color map folds out to 12" x 18", yet folds up to easily fit into your pocket. Enlarged color description photos make route finding a breeze, as does the thorough route descriptions that nicely break down lengths, difficulties, and bolt counts pitch by pitch.