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Seneca: The Climber’s Guide 4th Edition. Andy Weinmann and Kevin O’Brien 2021, 304 pages. → $43.75

The towering walls of Seneca Rocks provide climbers with multi-pitch routes to the east coast’s most spectacular and famous technical summit. Seneca is a historically important climbing area that is currently a center for east coast trad climbing. While some sport climbing exists here, Seneca is primarily a trad climbers playground with long multi-pitch routes ranging from 5.3 to 5.12.

Carolina Rocks. Erica Lineberry 2015, 288 pages. → $41.95

The Piedmont region of NC contains 4 distinct climbing areas; each with their own cultures and strengths.

  • Moore’s Wall is one of the best destinations in the east for steep trad climbing on perfect quartzite. As a bonus crowds are small with organized groups almost non-existent. Enjoy one to three pitch routes from moderate to hard core. Best Spring to Fall.
  • Stone Mountain is the east coast’s best friction area by far. Acres of unblemished granite make this a must do destination for slab aficionados. The setting is magical and the climbing amazing. Best October to March.
  • Crowder’s Mountain contains a large mix of trad, top rope, and sport climbing near NC’s largest city. Best Fall to Spring.
  • Pilot Mountain is located minutes from Winston-Salem. Recent re-bolting efforts have contributed to the areas status as the state’s most popular climbing area with super-easy access to great top rope and sport climbing. Some trad routes are also available. Best Fall to Spring.

Crossing the High Divide. Sallie Varner 2010, 373 pages. → $29.50

Nestled among the high peaks of Colorado are a variety of high country passes, each of which is a remarkable and worthwhile destination. This full color guidebook describes the hikes needed to reach these 81 passes in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Each pass is 12,000 feet in elevation or higher. Hikes range from very easy strolls close to the road to extremely difficult bushwhacking expeditions to remote areas. Major areas include Northern Colorado/Rocky Mountain National Park, Vail, Aspen, Ouray/Silverton/Telluride, Southeast Colorado and more.

Chasing Jaguars: The Complete Guide to Costa Rican Whitewater. Lee Eudy 2003, 314 pages. → $30.50

This is the most comprehensive paddling guide to the paddling paradise of Costa Rica. In this guide you’ll find 66 maps of the rivers and cities, 98 black and white photo and 17 color photos. This guide covers 18 of the best rivers in the country, from hair runs through remote canyons in dense jungles to easy scenic cruises, and everything in between. – This guide is written for the self contained paddler who desires to visit the country on his/her own. Bus routes, hostels, shuttles, food, and 10 pages of Essential Spanish are covered.

This guidebook is long out of date. It should be used only as a general reference. Information related to travel and accommodations within the country has changed since the book was published. Even the rivers have changed somewhat due to the nature of the country’s rock and frequent tropical storms that can rearrange riverbeds. Once this guide is sold out it will not be reprinted.

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Climber’s Guide: High Peaks 2nd edition. Bernard Gillett 2001, 287 pages. → $30.50

If you love the big mountains, remote alpine walls, multi-pitch traditional crags, ice climbs, and mixed alpine winter routes you need this book in your library and your pack.

Areas covered include Arrowhead, Cathedral Spires, Cathedral Wall, Longs Peak, Lost World, Notchtop Mountain, and more, more, more!

Uwharrie Lakes Region Trail Guide – 2nd Edition – Hiking and Biking in North Carolina’s Uwharrie Mountains. Don Childrey 2014, 533 pages. → $29.95

This is the only comprehensive trail guide to the Uwharrie Mountains of central North Carolina. Tucked in the middle of one of the fastest growing regions of the United States this wild oasis provides over 133 miles of trails, including 55 miles that are bicycle-legal.

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