* Features 100 climbing routes, including top favorite sport and crag climbing areas
* Illustrated throughout with black and white photographs, several with route overlays
* Highlights fun, quality climbs for all skill levels in the Cascades
For years, climbers have consulted Selected Climbs in the Cascades for the region's finest, most enjoyable, most aesthetic climbs. This follow-up volume, with all-new routes, details a similar mix of walk-ups, snow climbs, scrambles, wilderness alpine routes, hard rock climbs, ice climbs, and strenuous mixed climbs, with one major addition: sport and crag climbs. There are routes here for climbers of all skill levels, making this an ideal guide for everyone from beginners looking for the easiest routes up the gentler Cascade peaks to advanced rock climbers looking for a fresh, new challenge.
Like the first volume, Volume II includes detailed approach and route descriptions, permit requirements, topo maps, and photos for each climb, plus information on first ascents, equipment, areas of caution, and special considerations for climbing in the Cascades.
About the Author
Nelson's experience climbing in the Cascades amounts to decades of exhaustive research for Selected Climbs in the Cascades, Volumes 1 & 2. He is uniquely qualified to assess and evaluate the relative merits of the thousands of routes in the range.
He is also a photographer whose mountain images have graced catalog covers and appeared in books and magazines. Nelson has climbed in the Sierra Nevada; the Coast, Purcell, Selkirk, and Rocky Mountain Ranges of British Columbia; the Karakoram; and Alaska, where he made the second ascent of Infinite Spur on Mount Foraker.