Wolverine Publishing Rifle Mountain Park and Western Colorado Rock Climbs
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Simply put, Rifle Mountain Park is the best limestone sport climbing destination in North America. Confined to a narrow box canyon two miles long, RMP contains an unbelievable concentration of standard setting climbing. Long known for its overhanging enduro-fests, the canyon has seen a revitalization of route development, with the majority of the new routing taking place in the moderate grades of 5.11 and under. Rifle Mountain Park and Western Colorado Rock Climbs also details over 20 newly developed and never before published crags in Glenwood Canyon, the Frying Pan River Valley, the Crystal River Valley, and around Main Elk Creek near New Castle. With updates of the classic spots like the Fortress of Solitude and the Redstone Boulders, as well as details about the soon-to-be classic crags of the Narrows near Redstone, the Skillet above Basalt, and Lime Creek above Eagle, this guidebook is a must have for any Colorado rock addict. Rifle Mountain Park and Western Colorado Rock Climbs also showcases the region's climbing with hundreds of color photographs, including stunning action shots from pro shooters like Keith Ladzinski, Celin Serbo, and Tim Kemple, as well as the photos of BJ Sbarra. Here is a complete list of crags covered within: Rifle Mountain Park, Rifle Arch, Main Elk Crag, the Pup Tent of Solitude, the Fortress of Solitude, the Puoux, Superpuoux, the Homestead and Gray Slabs in Glenwood Canyon, East Canyon, No Name Canyon, the Neighborhood, the Grizzley Creek Wall, Fountain Buttress, the Shoshone Stones, Dead Horse Crag, Surgery Buttress, Seven Castles, the Skillet, Hagerman Pass, Lime Creek, the Narrows, Redstone Boulders, Coal Creek Crag, and the Coal Creek Boulders. By Dave Pegg, BJ Sbarra, Jeff Achey, and Nate Adams. 228 pages. Color.
Rifle Mountain Park is one of the best limestone sport climbing areas in North America. In color, Rifle Mountain Park & Western Colorado Rock Climbs book - a collaboration between authors Dave Pegg, BJ Sbarra, Jeff Achey, & Nate Adams - is an essential resource for both visiting and local climbers, providing a comprehensive guide to the climbing in Rifle Mountain Park, as well as many lesser-known but high quality cliffs around the towns of Rifle, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs in Western Colorado.
- Mountain Gear
Check out more than 900, full-color routes in and around the towns of Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Carbondale and Basalt, CO. Authors: Dave Pegg, BJ Sbarra, Jeff Achey, Nate Adams. Softcover; 227 pages; color photographs and maps. Wolverine Publishing LLC; copyright 2008. Includes routes in Glenwood Canyon, The Skillet, Hagerman Pass, Cristal River Valley, Lime Creek and The Fortress of Solitude. From boulder problems to sport climbs and trad routes-this guide covers it all. Guide is divided by geographical area, and each climb is rated and described in detail. Don't want to climb anything harder than a 5.10? Includes a handy indexed list of graded routes. Full-color photos get you motivated to climb; contains advertisements.
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