Colorado's Fourteeners, 3rd Ed.: From Hikes to Climbs

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A classic guidebook known for its accuracy and comprehensiveness, Colorado's Fourteeners has been updated to include GPS coordinates, revised topographic maps, expanded route details, and new descriptions reflecting alterations to trail access. Besides the often-climbed standard routes, the guide describes many alternative and technical routes, making it the best book for climbers and hikers of all skill levels.

In more than fifty years of mountaineering, Gerry Roach has climbed...

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Overview

A classic guidebook known for its accuracy and comprehensiveness, Colorado's Fourteeners has been updated to include GPS coordinates, revised topographic maps, expanded route details, and new descriptions reflecting alterations to trail access. Besides the often-climbed standard routes, the guide describes many alternative and technical routes, making it the best book for climbers and hikers of all skill levels.

In more than fifty years of mountaineering, Gerry Roach has climbed all over the world, including 1,200 named peaks in Colorado. He is the second person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. Roach lives in Boulder, Colorado.

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Colorado's Fourteeners, for you flatland lovers out there, are the 57 peaks within the state that rise to 14,000 feet above sea level. Veteran mountaineer Gerry Roach has established himself as the guidebook writer on this soaring subject, having already composed two earlier versions that have earned rave hiker reviews. The new, updated third edition contains 250 routes and over 30 revised topographic maps, and 50 color photos and outlays. One of the best climbing guides out there. Editor's recommendation.

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The new edition of this climbing and hiking guide to Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks has been updated to include 250 routes with 31 revised topographic maps, and 50 color photos and overlays. Along with the often-climbed standard routes, the guide describes alternative and technical routes, rating each by grade, class, and snow steepness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555917463
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 157,696
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.98 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


In more than 50 years of mountaineering, Gerry Roach has climbed in dozens of states and countries, including 12 Alaskan expeditions, 10 Andean expeditions, and 7 Himalayan expeditions. After climbing Mt. Everest, he became the second person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. Closer to home, Roach has climbed more than 1,200 named peaks in Colorado, including all the fourteeners, which he completed for the first time in 1975. Roach lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and climbing partner, Jennifer Roach.
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Table of Contents

List of Photographs iv
List of Maps v
Preface vii
Introduction ix
Safety First ix
Leave No Trace xiii
The Rating System xvi
Goals xxiii
Chapter 1 Front Range 1
Chapter 2 Tenmile-Mosquito Range 54
Chapter 3 Sawatch Range 76
Chapter 4 Sangre de Cristo Range 144
Chapter 5 Elk Range 186
Chapter 6 San Juan Range 216
Appendix 275
In Detense of Mountaineering Guidebooks 275
In Defense of Feet 277
Map Lists 279
Difficulty of Easiest Routes 283
*Classic* Routes 285
What Is a Peak? 287
When Is a Peak Climbed? 287
Peak List 288
Colorado's 100 Highest Peaks 13,800 Feet and Above 290
Index 295
About the Author 307
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