Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park: Over 100 of the Best Routes on Crags and Peaks [NOOK Book]

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A new type of climbing guide to a cherished national park—with stunning action photos

Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park showcases the classic routes and best climbs in America’s largest national park. Ideal for both local and nonlocal climbers who want to hit as many select climbs as possible in a weekend or a short visit, it provides visually appealing, to-the-point information. Longtime Colorado climber Stewart Green filters out more ...

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Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park: Over 100 of the Best Routes on Crags and Peaks

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Overview

A new type of climbing guide to a cherished national park—with stunning action photos

Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park showcases the classic routes and best climbs in America’s largest national park. Ideal for both local and nonlocal climbers who want to hit as many select climbs as possible in a weekend or a short visit, it provides visually appealing, to-the-point information. Longtime Colorado climber Stewart Green filters out more than 150 first-rate routes—from moderate beginner routes to challenging expert climbs.

Each section covers a different climbing area and route history, and also includes entertaining sidebars on local climbing history and trivia. All routes are shown clearly on detailed color photo topos, alongside stunning action photos and a contemporary, exciting design.

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This is the third volume in FalconGuides’ Best Climbs series, which made its debut in 2009 and represents a new type of guidebook to America’s most popular climbing destinations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762769087
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Series: Best Climbs Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 136
  • File size: 20 MB
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Meet the Author

Stewart M. Green is a lifelong climber as well as a professional writer and photographer. He is the author of Best Climbs Denver and Boulder, Best Climbs Moab, Rock Climbing Colorado, Rock Climbing Utah, Rock Climbing New England, and Scenic Driving Colorado (all FalconGuides). He has also written and photographed for such publications as Climbing and Rock and Ice.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Getting Around xiii

Climbing Seasons xiii

Climbing Regulations and Etiquette xiv

Climbing Rack and Extras xv

Climbing Dangers and Safety xvi

Map Legend xix

1 Longs Peak 1

Keyhole Route 2

Keyhole Ridge 11

The Diamond 14

2 Spearhead 25

3 Petit Grepon 33

4 Hallett Peak 37

5 Lumpy Ridge 45

Crescent Wall 47

Twin Owls 49

Little Twin Owls 54

Batman Rock 56

Batman Pinnacle 58

The Book 60

The Pear 65

Sundance Buttress 70

6 MacGregor Slab 79

7 Jurassic Park 85

Left Hand Rock 87

The Little Fin 88

Big Ass Slab 89

Dinosaur's Foot 92

The Fin 97

Long Wall 99

8 Combat Rock 101

Appendix: Additional Information 109

Index 111

About the Author 115

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