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Best Climbs Moab showcases the best climbs in the Moab area, ideal for climbers who want to hit as many select routes as possible in a weekend or short visit. Longtime desert climber Stewart Green leads you to the very best routes found in the desert surrounding Moab-from multi-pitch traditional-style gear routes on beautiful sandstone towers to stellar, moderate sport climbs at Wall Street. This guide provides visually appealing, to-the-point information for climbers who want to experience the world-class climbing near Moab.
This guide introduces the climber to the bouldering, traditional climbing and sports routes at Dumbarton Rock. Known to locals as 'Dumby', this is lowland Scotland's premier rock-climbing venue, home to famous routes such as Chemin de Fer, Requiem and Rhapsody, and with a reputation for hard and technical climbing. Dumby also cradles a collection of giant boulders, which host over 300 documented problems from easy to 8th grade level. Problems such as Pongo, Sabotage, Pressure, Sanction and Gutbuster are amongst Scotland's world-class bouldering test pieces. Photo-topos and textual descriptions bring clarity to complex routes (100+) and boulder problems (300+). The guide features a contextual historical introduction by John Hutchinson, detailing the decades of climbing heritage for which Dumbarton Rock is internationally recognised.
The ultimate guide to Peak District gritstone sets out to embrace the best climbs across the whole of this, the most beloved of all the climbing areas in the UK. From Eastern royalty - Stanage, Froggatt, Curbar and Millstone - to the Western bastions - the Roaches, Ramshaw and Hen Cloud. From the cosy edges of the Burbage Valley to the wild heights of Kinder, Bleaklow and the Chew Valley. It's all here. Big crags, small outcrops, famous climbs and shy classics. If you need to know about it, chances are you'll find it in here. Published by the British Mountaineering Council in collaboration with the Wired Group, the book contains 2,500 routes from MOD to E10 from Eastern and Western Grit and is packed full of action shots, quality maps and topos, and contains comprehensive information.
The author of the bestselling Fifty Places series returns with a globe-trotting guide to the best and most beautiful places to rock climb around the world Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to some of the greatest rock-climbing locations around the world, as recommended by expert climbers. The book will cover three types of climbing-trad, sport, and bouldering-and will showcase breathtaking venues from Joshua Tree to Jeju, South Korea. Featuring insights from industry insiders, including employees from rock-climbing gear companies like Petzl and Black Diamond Equipment, professional climbers like Jon Cardwell and Kevin Jorgeson (co-star of Dawn Wall), filmmaker Michael Call, and Climbing magazine editor Matt Samet, Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die is the essential travel companion for climbers of all levels of expertise.
A selected guide to over 2,550 routes in the North-West, the Far North, the Hebrides and Orkney. Volume 1 extends this area South of the great Glen. These guides will take you to some extraordinary places to experience some of the best rock climbing and scrambling around. Explore the renowned rough Cuillin gabbro on Skye, sample the delights of sea cliff climbing on the islands of Lewis, Pabbay, Mingulay and Orkney. From convenient roadside crags to remote mountain routes and Hebridean sea cliffs, they're all here. This 3rd Edition of Volume 2 includes several significant recently-discovered venues such as 'Supercrag Sport' (Loch Maree Sport) and 'Supercrag Trad' (Creag Rodha Mor), along with a host of mainly easier additions at the superlative Diabaig. On the islands, many recent additions on the popular Skye sea cliffs of Suidhe Biorach, Neist and the recently-cleaned Staffin Slip South have been included. Similarly, the abundance of superb rock on Lewis, Pabbay and Mingulay has been well documented, with many new topos illustrating the wealth of wonderful climbing throughout a range of grades. Many minor and less popular crags have been replaced, freeing up space to include over 300 new routes, 40 new topos and more than 50 additional action photos. Featuring: * Over 2,550 of the region's best routes from Moderate difficulty to top-end Extremes. * Accessible multi-pitch mountain routes and scrambles. * Sport climbs from F5 to F8c+. * 280 full colour photo topos. * Scale area maps, highlighting the approaches. * Inspirational photographs, including many first ascents.
Nearing his sixth decade as a dedicated climber, William Bill Katra describes himself as not a great climber, but a persistent one. In his memoir, the author details his climbs in vivid detail, describing some of the world's most popular routes while emphasizing that scenic beauty is as important to a hike as technical difficulty. From his early partner-belayed adventures to his more recent unassisted solo scamper-climbs, Bill's techniques have evolved, but his love for the experience remains steadfast. Within recent years, Bill has again summited a few climbs from his younger days, often reflecting on where senior climbers fit in the sport's changing social-and environmental-landscape. This memoir is a relatable and nostalgic account of a life well-spent in nature, as the author muses on his long-past adventures enriched and nurtured by the wisdom of the present.