Rock Climbing Utah

Book Description

Utah is a magnificent landscape of startling diversity and beauty, manifested for climbers in more cliff miles of exposed rock than any other state. Fragile sandstone towers pierce the sky amid endless miles of vertical cliffs sometimes more than a half mile high; wondrous canyon walls of cobblestone and limestone overhang at dizzying angles; and granite domes and slabs recline on sunny mountain slopes.

Rock Climbing Utah is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state. Traditional and sport climbers from the beginner to expert will find a superb sampling of hundreds of routes in the 25 areas covered--including 300 new routes that were not in the first edition. This fully revised and expanded guidebook offers first-hand information for climbers, including area overviews and climbing histories, route betas and topos, color maps and photos, equipment recommendations, approach and descent information, and listings for shops, gyms, and guide services. Stunning action photos round out the package to make Rock Climbing Utah an essential source for visitng and local climbers alike.

About Green, Stewart M.

Stewart Green is a freelance photographer and writer who has been climbing in the Utah desert for more than three decades. He has been one of America’s top climbing and adventure photographers for over twenty-five years, and his photographs have appeared in many publications and books including Climbing, Rock and Ice, Outside, National Motorist, On The Edge, Alp, Sierra, and many others. He is also the author and photographer of many books for FalconGuides and Globe Pequot Press.