Climbing Books

The best climbing books, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Climbing Book Reviews

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent resource for information related to general mountaineering, but also for a broad range of topics from basic backcountry equipment and navigation, to rock and ice climbing, and a number of other associated topics. The most significant aspect of this book that sets it apart from other mountaineering/climbing references is not necessarily the specific material within the book, but how that content comes into being. This book is a great resource for any experienced back country… Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars The textbook for mountain climbing. This is the textbook for mountaineering. It not only covers the what or the how of a subject but the why giving you a more in-depth understanding. For example, you shouldn't wear cotton in cold weather because the shape of the fiber holds water and fills the air spaces greatly reducing insulation. This goes on for such diverse topics as digging a cat hole to go poo to using an ice ax to cross a glacier. If you can master the techniques in this book you can climb… Full review

Stackpole Books Rock Climbing and Bouldering Pennsylvania

rated 1 of 5 stars Terrible guide. I looked forward to this coming out for a long time. I was very dissapointed.   Anyone interested in climbing in Pennsylvania would be much better off going to one of the many websites that offers information. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best ref book yet for the outdoors. It covers a broad range of skills - orienteering, rock climbing, gear, snow travel, etc. and one can learn a lot by reading it. I highly recommend this book if you want to spend time off the beaten path. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars I recommend this book for all novice or expert climbers and backpackers. Good solid information that will get you started the right way. Great for review also. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best all around guide books for anything you wish to know about mountains. Rock, ice, climb. It's easy to read, simple illustrations and really it's just cover everything and make a great book to start with if looking for any mountain activity. Been looking around for a book that will give me some good all around introduction and this book fit the bill. Full review

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The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
$30
The Mountaineers Books Climbing Self-Rescue
$20
The Mountaineers Books Rock Climbing Anchors - A Comprehensive Guide
$20
Falcon Guides How To Climb 5.12
$15 - $19
The Mountaineers Books Advanced Rock Climbing: Expert Skills and Techniques
$25
Patagonia 100 Favorite North American Climbs
$80
The Mountaineers Books Accidents in North American Mountaineering
$10 - $12
American Alpine Club Accidents in North American Mountaineering
$12
Liberty Mountain Ice Climbing Pennsylvania
$35
The Mountaineers Books Gym Climbing: Maximizing Your Indoor Experience
$20
Falcon Guides Mixed Climbing
$16
Falcon Guides Climbing: Knots
$15
Trango The Rock Climber's Training Manual
$29
Falcon Guides How to Rock Climb!
$20 - $22
American Alpine Club American Alpine Journal - 2005
$35
Patagonia Beyond the Mountain
$18 - $29
Falcon Guides Climbing: From Gym to Rock
$11 - $14
The Mountaineers Books Crag Survival Handbook
$16 - $19
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Climbing Wall
$14
The Mountaineers Books The Climbing Dictionary
$15
Morris Publishing Knots for Climbers - 3rd Edition
$10
The Mountaineers Books Big Wall Climbing: Elite Technique
$25
The Mountaineers Books Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving
$22
Falcon Guides How to Climb Series: Big Walls
$11
Falcon Guides Rock Climbing Red Rocks
$22 - $30
Falcon Guides Training For Climbing
$25 - $29
Falcon Guides Climbing Anchors
$25
Patagonia Training for the New Alpinism
$35
The Mountaineers Books American Alpine Journal
$35
The Mountaineers Books Ice & Mixed Climbing: Modern Techniques
$25
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Stackpole Books Rock Climbing and Bouldering Pennsylvania
Falcon Guides Gym Climb
$8 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Extreme Alpinism
$30 MSRP
Falcon Guides Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters
Falcon Guides Girl on the Rocks: A Woman's Guide to Climbing with Strength, Grace, and Courage
$20 MSRP
Ragged Mountain Press The Mountaineering Handbook
Falcon Guides Top Roping
$13 MSRP
National Geographic The Wildest Dream
$35 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Ways To The Sky - A Historical Guide to North American Mountaineering
$28 MSRP
Bryan Burdo Mazama Rock
Falcon Guides Coaching Climbing
Falcon Guides Crack Climbing
$20 MSRP
Falcon Guides The Complete Guide To Rope Techniques
$20 MSRP
Falcon Guides Glacier Mountaineering
$17 MSRP
Falcon Guides Advanced Rock Climbing
$15 MSRP
Falcon Guides Learning to Climb Indoors
$17 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List
Michael A. Layton Climb Stronger Faster Healthier: Beyond the Basics
The Mountaineers Books Glorious Failures Volume 1
$17 MSRP
American Alpine Club The American Alpine Journal - 2009