by Kent Pease
Whether your goal is to be the rope gun at Indian Creek, swing leads on Astroman, or improve and expand your current climbing skills, this comprehensive work goes well beyond other instructional resources, both in scope and detail. Written by a true master of crack climbing, this book takes an engineer’s approach to the mechanics of jamming and combines it with detailed, realistic illustrations. The result will have you climbing cracks with the finesse and efficiency that takes most years to master. The author, fondly known among his friends as “The Sender,” has hundreds of first ascents of difficult desert cracks to his credit. Take advantage of his tremendous experience and the secrets he reveals, and you will soon be enjoying those cracks you now avoid. In short, this manual is the perfect guide and tutorial on how to crack climb.
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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.