Rock Climbing Desert Rock IV, The Colorado Plateau Backcountry: Utah

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The Colorado Plateau encompasses the high desert country of Colorado, New Maxico, Arizona, and Utah. In this fourth volume of Eric Bjornstadt's extraordinary climbing tour of the region, the author documents climbs on the region's spectacular backcountry towers and cliffs. Painstakingly illustrated and with a guide's eye for the fascinating natural history of the region, this book is a must for every Southwestern climber.

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Overview

The Colorado Plateau encompasses the high desert country of Colorado, New Maxico, Arizona, and Utah. In this fourth volume of Eric Bjornstadt's extraordinary climbing tour of the region, the author documents climbs on the region's spectacular backcountry towers and cliffs. Painstakingly illustrated and with a guide's eye for the fascinating natural history of the region, this book is a must for every Southwestern climber.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762711451
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Regional Rock Climbing Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Bjornstad pioneered the climbing of the Southwest's great desert spires in the 1960s. He is today a professional desert guide and makes his home in Moab, Utah.

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Table of Contents

A Tribute to George Hurley ix
Foreword xi
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
The Desert Rock Series xviii
Introduction xxix
About This Book xxxvi
Legend xxxix
1. Dinosaur National Monument 1
2. Spring and Boulder Canyons Crags 26
3. Nine Mile Canyon 38
4. Joe's Valley 43
5. Green River Area 51
6. Green River Towers 58
7. Sunshine Wall 62
8. Moab Area 82
9. Hideout Wall 152
10. Top of the World Mesa 173
11. Westwater Canyon 177
12. US 191 South 185
13. Rims Recreation Area 215
14. Lockhart Basin Trail 243
15. Dabneyland 269
16. Castle Arch and Horse Canyon 285
17. Ring and Fisheye Arches 288
18. Arch and Texas Canyons 291
19. Natural Bridges National Monument 307
20. Bluff 321
21. Comb Ridge 338
22. Valley of the Gods 354
23. Mexican Hat and Alhambra Rock 390
24. Mount Chomama 395
25. Grand Gulch 402
26. Long and Willow Canyons 408
27. St. George Area 421
Index 431
Eric Bjornstad--A Climbing Life 437
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