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

By Bjornstad, Eric

ISBN 9780762711451

Price $35.00

Want to go vertical? Rock-climbing legend Eric Bjornstad's fourth collection of Colorado Plateau climbing routes will take you to twenty-seven diverse areas - all within the incomparable canyons of Utah's remote desert backcountry.

Southern Utah offers the most concentrated sandstone climbing in the great expanse of the Colorado Plateau - a range of splitter cracks, chimneys, dihedrals, overhangs, and off-widths to tempt, then challenge, any appetite. This guide provides information on the best ascents and bouldering problems at each area, along with protection information and gear recommendations that will keep you heading to the top.

Inside you'll find: detailed, up-to-date topos; descent information on multipitch routes; historical background on many of the routes; easy-to-follow driving and approach directions to climbing and bouldering destinations; tips on where to find campgrounds, archaeological sites, and other points of interest.

Book News Annotation:

Heavily illustrated with photographs, maps, and drawings, this climbing guide outlines the routes available in 27 areas in Utah's desert back country. It provides information on the best ascents and bouldering problems, descent advice, historical information, safety guidelines, vehicular directions, and gear recommendations. Bjornstad is a superstar rock jock, and has been for almost 40 years. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The Colorado Plateau encompasses the high desert country of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Illustrated with a guide's eye for the fascinating natural history of the region, this book is a must for every Southwestern climber.

Synopsis:

The How to Climb series expands on the useful information found in all FalconGuides.

Features:
-- Handy, packable size
-- Basic approach to technical subjects

The Colorado Plateau encompasses the high desert country of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. In this fourth volume of Eric Bjornstad'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.