Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List

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The Mountaineers Books, 2001 - Photography - 223 pages
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* Author donates 25% of his proceeds from the book to the Access Fund
* 50 behind-the-climb stories
* 50 profiles of contemporary elite climbers
* 50 complete climbing route descriptions, many never published before
* Over 100 spectacular full-color photos

The Stories: Author Mark Kroese gets 50 of the most accomplished climbers of this generation to reveal their all-time favorite climbing routes. Renowned climber Tony Yaniro reveals his personal challenges and controversies as he ascents Scirocco, east face of the Sorcerer at the Needles in California. More inside scoop from Roxanna Brock, Mark Twight, Jared Ogden and other great climbers proves a riveting read.

The Climbers: Each story includes a climber profile, garnered from hours of fascinating, thought-provoking, and often downright fun interviews. The climbers share personal anecdotes and offer their views on everything from ethics to style to training techniques. These well-crafted profiles give the reader a real sense of today's leading climbers.

The Routes: From Newfoundland to Yosemite, Mexico to British Columbia, the favorite routes offers excellent climbing, stunning views, wild exposure, or spectacular summits. Each one includes a summary, description of the approach, the route itself, and the descent, along with first-ascent information, ratings, time required, recommended equipment, best season, special considerations, and references.

 

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This book took me around the world helping me understand what the climbing world had been up to before i entered. Many of the climbers who were chosen to be in this book i had never heard of. It was interesting to see what each individual climber had been up to.

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Climb Locator Map 1011
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CONRAD ANKER
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BOBBI BENSMAN 29 ORIGINAL ROUTE THE RAINBOW WALL RED ROCKS NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA NEVADA
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CARLOS BUHLER 45 EAST FACE OF UNIVERSITY PEAK WRANGELLST ELIAS NATIONAL PARK ALASKA
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jq RUSS CLUNE
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KIM CSIZMAZIA
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A JIM DONINI
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