Rocky Mountain National Park, The Climber's Guide: Estes Park Valley
2nd edition

Bernard Gillett
2001, 326 pages
$30.50 ea., 28 per case

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The Climbers Guide
(218K .pdf file)

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Lower East Face
(866K .pdf file)

Sundance Buttress
This is the most comprehensive climbing guide to to the low elevation cliffs surrounding the Town of Estes Park, the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, and surrounding National Forest lands. In this guide you'll find countless topos and detailed descriptions of multi-pitch traditional crags, slabs, sport areas, toprope areas, and boulders. If you're a climber visiting the park you need this book.

Areas covered include:

  • Alligator Rock
  • Big Thompson Canyon
  • Cedar Park Slab
  • Combat Rock
  • Cow Creek Canyon
  • Crags
  • Deer Ridge Buttress
  • Deville Rocks
  • Eagle Rock -
      Eagles Rock (pages 146-148) is under new ownership and is no longer open for climbing.
  • Fall River Road Crags
  • Glen Haven Picnic Area
  • Ironclads
  • Jurassic Park
  • Kinnikinnik Crags
  • Lumpy Ridge - Click for a sample
  • MacGregor Slab
  • Monastery
  • Palisades
  • Piz Badille
  • Prospect Mountain
  • Sandbeach Rocks
  • Spur 66 Crags
  • and more, more, more

Rocky Mountain National Park, The Climber's Guide: High Peaks
2nd edition

Bernard Gillett
2001, 287 pages
$29.50 ea., 40 per case

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Ice and Alpine Climbs
(469K .pdf file)

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
  • Chiefs Head
  • Diamond
  • Half Mountain
  • Hallett Peak
  • Keyboard of the Winds
  • Loch Vale
  • Longs Peak - Click for a sample
  • Lost World
  • McHenrys Peak
  • Moraine Park
  • Mt. Alice
  • Mt. Meeker
  • Notchtop Mountain
  • Otis Peak
  • Pagoda Mountain
  • Pilot Mountain
  • Powell Peak
  • Spearhead
  • Ypsilon Mountain
  • and more, more, more

Tips from the Publisher

  • Plan ahead for camping. Call 800-365-2267 for resevations in park campgrounds long before you arrive.
  • Winter climbing is fantastic, but be prepared for crowds on the classics.
  • Lightning is probably the biggest hazard in the park. Be off your routes in early afternoon if possible.

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