Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die: Rock Climbing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die: Rock Climbing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

by Chris Santella, Timy Fairfield

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The author of the bestselling Fifty Places series returns with a globe-trotting guide to the best and most beautiful places to rock climb around the world
Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to some of the greatest rock-climbing locations around the world, as recommended by expert climbers. The book will cover three types of climbing—trad, sport, and bouldering—and will showcase breathtaking venues from Joshua Tree to Jeju, South Korea. Featuring insights from industry insiders, including employees from rock-climbing gear companies like Petzl and Black Diamond Equipment, professional climbers like Jon Cardwell and Kevin Jorgeson (co-star of Dawn Wall), filmmaker Michael Call, and Climbing magazine editor Matt Samet, Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die is the essential travel companion for climbers of all levels of expertise.

United States
  • Horse Pens 40, Alabama
  • Cochise Stronghold, Arizona
  • Bishop, California
  • Joshua Tree National Park, California
  • Yosemite National Park, California
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
  • Rifle, Colorado
  • City of Rocks, Idaho
  • Elephant's Perch, Idaho
  • Arco, Italy
  • Red River Gorge, Kentucky
  • Acadia National Park, Maine
  • Baxter State Park, Maine
  • Red Rock, Nevada
  • North Conway, New Hampshire
  • The Shawangunks, New York
  • Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma
  • Smith Rock, Oregon
  • Hueco Tanks State Park, Texas
  • Maple Canyon, Utah
  • Moab, Utah
  • Zion National Park, Utah
  • North Cascades, Washington
  • New River Gorge, West Virginia
  • Seneca Rocks, West Virginia
  • Devil's Lake, Wisconsin
  • Devils Tower, Wyoming
  • Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 
  • Bow Valley, Alberta
  • The Bugaboos, British Columbia
  • Squamish, British Columbia
  • Lion's Head, Ontario
  • Frey, Argentina
  • Mount Arapiles, Australia
  • Innsbruck, Austria
  • Liming, China
  • Lake District National Park, England
  • Chamonix, France
  • Fontainebleau, France
  • Frankenjura, Germany
  • Kalymnos, Greece
  • Castle Hill, New Zealand
  • El Potrero Chico, Mexico
  • Bled, Slovenia
  • Rocklands, South Africa
  • Gyeonggi-do/Jeju, South Korea
  • Ibiza, Spain
  • Mallorca, Spain
  • Rätikon, Switzerland
  • Railay Beach, Thailand

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683358893
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 04/21/2020
Series: Fifty Places
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 49 MB
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About the Author

Chris Santella is the author of 21 books, including 15 titles in the Fifty Places series. Based in Portland, Oregon, he is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and the New York Times.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Foreword 11

Introduction 13

The Destinations

1 Alabama: Horse Pens 40 19

Recommended Dylan Reingold

2 Alberta: Bow River Valley 23

Recommended Ellen Powick

3 Argentina: Frey 27

Recommended Quentin L. Roberts

4 Arizona: Cochise Stronghold 31

Recommended Tanya Bok

5 Australia: Mount Arapiles 35

Recommended Chris Peisker

6 Austria: Innsbruck 39

Recommended Francis Sanzaro

7 British Columbia: The Bugaboos 43

Recommended Kolin Powick

8 British Columbia: Squamish 47

Recommended Katy Holm

9 California: Bishop 53

Recommended Jeff Deikis

10 California: Joshua Tree National Park 57

Recommended Leslie Timms

11 California: Yosemite National Park 61

Recommended Kevin Jorgeson

12 China: Liming 65

Recommended Michael Dobie

13 Colorado: Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park 69

Recommended Amos Whiting

14 Colorado: Rifle 73

Recommended Jon Carowell

15 England: Lake District National Park 77

Recommended Richard Goodey

16 France: Chamonix 81

Recommended François Pallandre

17 France: Fontainebleau 85

Recommended Fabien Brones

18 Germany: Frankenjura 89

Recommended Shawn Heath

19 Greece: Kalymnos 93

Recommended Katie Roussos

20 Idaho: City of Rocks 97

Recommended Benjamin Eaton

21 Idaho: Elephant's Perch 101

Recommended Kyle Goupil

22 Italy: Arco 105

Recommended Matteo Pavana

23 Kentucky: Red River Gorge 109

Recommended Andrew Reed

24 Maine: Acadia National Park 113

Recommended Jon Tierney

25 Maine: Baxter State Park 117

Recommended Steve Wright-Eaton

26 Mexico: El Potrero Chico 121

Recommended Frank Madden

27 Nevada: Red Rock 125

Recommended Phil Powers

28 New Hampshire: North Conway 129

Recommended Brad White

29 New York: The Shawangunks 135

Recommended Casey Chew

30 New Zealand: Castle Hill 139

Recommended Timy Fairfield

31 Oklahoma: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge 143

Recommended Adam Peters

32 Ontario: Lion's Head 147

Recommended Greg Williamson

33 Oregon: Smith Rock 151

Recommended Jim Ablao

34 Slovenia: Bled 155

Recommended Matevz Vukotic

35 South Africa: Rocklands 159

Recommended Scott Noy

36 South Korea: Gyeonggi-do/Jeju 163

Recommended John Burgman

37 Spain: Ibiza 167

Recommended Matt Samet

38 Spain: Mallorca 171

Recommended Michael Call

39 Switzerland: Ratikon 175

Recommended Nina Caprez

40 Texas: Hueco Tanks State Park 179

Recommended Stephen Marek

41 Thailand: Railay Beach 183

Recommended Tar Dindang

42 Utah: Maple Canyon 187

Recommended Chuck Odette

43 Utah: Moab 191

Recommended by Noah Bigwood

44 Utah: Zion National Park 197

Recommended Rachel Ross

45 Washington: North Cascades 201

Recommended by Larry Goldie

46 West Virginia: New River Gorge 205

Recommended Paul Nelson

47 West Virginia: Seneca Rocks 209

Recommended Arthur Kearns

48 Wisconsin: Devil's Lake 213

Recommended John Wowczuk

49 Wyoming: Devils Tower 217

Recommended Frank Sanders

50 Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park 221

Recommended Rob Hess

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