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50 SHORT CLIMBS IN THE MIDWEST. Bagg.
Comprehensive guidebook to major climbing areas in Midwestern states--including routes and equipment.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-8092-7668-2. 1978. Order #: ZZXS5161 paper$9.95
ADIRONDACK ROCK AND ICE CLIMBS. by Thomas R. Rosecrans.
Covers Adirondack State Park in New York with 103 detailed route descriptions of rock climbs, grade ratings. Also sections on ice climbing (23 routes) and slide climbing (8 routes). Includes introduction explaining the region's history, grading of climbs and practice, as well as geology. Photos showing climbing routes, drawings, maps, 155 little pages for easy carrying while on an adventure.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: None. 1976. Order #: GLPE3314 vinyl$9.95.
ARIZONA'S MOUNTAINS: a hiking and climbing guide. by Bob and Dotty Martin.
Complete source lists the highest peaks of Arizona with route descriptions and detailed travel information for 103 hikes, including many high summits and all of those over9,000 feet that are not on Indian reservations. Hiking distances, elevations gained, and high points are provided for each trail described. Hikes range from pleasant family hikes to vigorous outings and rock climbing.. Maps, photos, 178 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-917895-18-5. 1987. Order #: CORD7529 paper$9.95.
THE ASCENT OF MOUNT HAYDEN, GRAND TETON, 1872:
a new chapter of Western discovery. by Nathaniel Pitt Langford.
Trials and triumphs of the first party to climb the Grand Tetons of Wyoming, July 29, 1872. Author Langford was among the early explorers of the Yellowstone/Teton region and was first superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. His claim to a first ascent of the Grand Teton has been challenged by later parties, and former park naturalist McCurdy considers the various claims in the editor's preface. But regardless, the account still gives a fine record of what mountain climbing was like in the early days in this region. Reprint from Scribner's Monthly.
Illustrations from Thomas Moran and others, 24 pages. See sample pages.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-066-5. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-066-9. Order #: VIST0066 paper$3.95.
CLIMB PENNSYLVANIA. by Curt Harler.
Presents rock and ice climbing in this state, plus bouldering. Describes 38 climbing sites, with geologic rock types, routes, grades, locations, types of climbs. Climbing areas were selected by members of the Pennsylvania Mountaineering Association. Photographs, map, 36 pages, index.
Inventory =5. ISBN: 0910856-73-1. 1985. Order #: LASI4895 paper$2.50.
CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO DEVIL'S LAKE. by William Widule & Sven Olof Swartling.
Handbook guide to the quartzite cliff routes of this Wisconsin state park, the most popular climbing area between the East Coast and the Rocky Mountains. Describes nearly all approaches and climbs of the west, the south, and long-popular east bluff of the lake. Includes guides to safety and climbing ethics, rating classifications of all climbs, index of climbs and bibliography. Covers geology and natural history and a full description of the hiking trails throughout the area. 45 photos and maps, 208 little pages sized for carrying while en route.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-299-07804-3. 1979. Order #: UNWI4590 paper$9.95.
THE CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICA: Rocky Mountain rock climbs. by John Harlin III.
Covers Arizona (Granite Mountain), New Mexico (Sandias), Utah (Little Cottonwood Canyon, Canyonlands, Zion), Colorado (Rocky Mountain NP, Boulder, Turkey Rocks, Garden of the Gods, Pike's Peak, Black Canyon, Telluride, Aspen), Wyoming (Devils Tower, Fremont Canyon, Vedauwoo), North Dakota (Needles), Idaho (City of Rocks), Montana (Bridger Canyon). For each area gives background information on seasons and weather, climbing history, camping, guide services, emergency services, restrictions and warnings. Individual climbs show ratings, aspects, pitches, first ascents, variations, descents. Photographs and diagrams, many showing climbing routes, drawings, 396 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-9609452-8-8. 1985. Order #: CHOC7565 vinyl$22.00.
CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS. by Olympic Mountain Rescue.
Extensive and detailed climbing routes, traverses, ski, snowshoe tours. Includes exploration and climbing history of the region, geology and glacial features, weather, safety, difficulty ratings, approaches, and visible features of routes to follow and/or seek, many of which go across open areas where route-finding skills are required, such as glacier expanses. Maps, peak sketches, photographs, drawings, 253 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-916890-83-X. 1. Second edition, 1979. Order #: MOUN0890 paper$14.95.
THE DISCOVERY OF GLACIER BAY (1879). by John Muir, its discoverer.
Adventures in a truly Alaskan wild with ice floes, bergs, mountain peaks, Indians, canoe travel. Spending several "icy summers" in Alaska, Muir earned the name "Ice Chief", exploring Glacier Bay and its region. It was a fitting continuation to his involvement with glaciers, for he had developed the glacial origin theory for Yosemite Valley, in spite of the fact that there the glaciers were almost entirely gone. Here at Glacier Bay, no imagination was needed to understand the processes. Reprinted from Century Magazine. Engravings of ice and peaks abound in the book. 16 pages. See sample pages.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-045-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-045-4. Order #: VIST0045 paper$3.95.
GLACIER PEAK AREA OF THE NORTH CASCADES Hikers'/Climbers' Map. by Fred Beckey and Gary Rands.
Shows topography with hiking trails, climbing routes, camping spots, passes, approach routes, summits, ridges, natural features, contours, elevations. Color map, shipped folded. Scale approx 1.75"= 1 mile; contour interval = 200 feet.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-916890-57-0. 1977. Order #: MOUN3981 map$5.95.
IN THE HEART OF THE CALIFORNIA ALPS:
a near view of the High Sierra in 1872. by John Muir.
Account of the ascent of Mount Ritter, October, 1872. Record of one of Muir's finest mountain rambles and of the first ascent, a solo one, of this mountain in the Mammoth Lakes country of the eastern Sierra Nevada. Combines natural observations with the adventures and philosophical musings of a nearly fatal climb. Made from a base camp with three artists who were left sketching on the Lyell Fork of the Tuolumne River. An illustration of Mt. Ritter by one of these artists, William Keith, is included. Drawings by Muir are also included, as well as other period illustrations. Foreword by former Yosemite Chief Park Naturalist. 24 pages. See sample pages.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-026-6. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-026-3. Order #: VIST0026 paper$3.95.
LUMPY RIDGE and ESTES PARK ROCK CLIMBS. by Scott Kimall.
Gives a short climbing history of this Colorado region including eastern Rocky Mountain National Park, with geology, weather factors, equipment to use, and climb ratings and rating system. The guide is arranged with the major climbs sorted into areas of Lumpy Ridge, Estes Valley Rocks, The Crags, The High Mountains (including Longs Peak). A chapter compares the various climbs by handholds, climbing technique, or feature, and there is a listing of first ascents. Photographs and maps detail the routes and pitches with grade ratings for each section. 1854 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1986.Order #: CHOC7570 vinyl$14.95.
MOUNTAINEERING IN THE KINGS RIVER COUNTRY, 1864. by Clarence King of the California Geological Survey.
This early ascent of Mount Tyndall at the head of King's River (the river is not related to our author) is now classic Western Americana literature. It is mountaineering drama to the extreme, written even when the foothills of the Sierra Nevada were remote enough, let alone peaks at the range crest, such as Tyndall. Clearly showing is the author's love of nature. This writing appeared in several forms before being gathered with others of King's articles in 1872 into Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevada, a book still in print! In our little volume we include just material dealing with the Kings River country so that visitors to this region, much of it now in Kings Canyon National Park, can focus. King also conducted the U.S. Geological Exploration of the 40th Parallel, an unexplored line through America's interior, and was first director of the U. S. Geological Survey. He has a Sierran peak named for him. Illustrations are added from Picturesque California (1888) and The Yosemite Guidebook (1869). 48 pages. See sample pages.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-042-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-042-3. Order #: VIST0042 paper$3.95.
MOUNTAINEERING ON THE PACIFIC IN 1868. by Edmund T. Coleman.
Based on an account of the ascent of Mount Baker and a description of that portion of Washington Territory seen on its approach. Mountaineering in 1868 was a different experience than nowadays. This ascent began at the seashore and included canoe trip, portages, and a backpack just to reach the base of the peak--all through country still wild with Indians, bears, and wolves. The final assault on the summit included ropes, ice axes, and crampons. Reprinted from Harper's New Monthly Magazine. Illustrated with period engravings. 24 pages. See sample pages.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-014-2. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-014-0. Order #: VIST0014 paper$3.95.
SIVALAYA: explorations of the 8000-metre peaks of the Himalaya. by Louis C. Baume.
Crowning the Himalaya are 4 peaks over 8000 meters in height; these are the Sivalaya. Here is presented a comprehensive chronology of journeys, expeditions, and ascents involving these highest peaks plus an extensive bibliography pertaining to them. Expeditions covered include those from many nations and some all-woman teams. Tells of aspects of routes taken and incidents on the climbs and from international conflict, including in at least one case being incarcerated. Maps and peak diagrams, 348 pages.
Inventory =1. ISBN: 0-916890-71-6. 1979. Order #: MOUN0879 paper$9.95.
SOUTHERN ROCK: a climber's guide. by Chris Hall.
Comprehensive guide to 21 areas in the states of Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, & Tennessee with accurate directions to each, location of routes by description, grade ratings, first ascents, sketch, or photo, and an extensive selection of available routes with variations. Better descent routes are included for some climbs. Illustrated, 144 pages pocket-size for carrying on a climb, index. with ;.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-914788-37-X. 1981. Order #: GLPE4177 paper$9.95.
Illustrated edition of well-loved tale of how John Muir and the dog Stickeen struggled to cross an Alaskan glacier during an ice storm. An exhilarating story that has become an American classic. Illustrated, 96 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-930588-48-7.Order #: HEYD6114 paper$7.95.
Climbing area near Los Angeles. Illustrated, 70 pages.
Inventory = 7. ISBN: 0-910856-71-0. Order #: LASI0781paper$4.95.
TEXAS SHOW CAVES. by Jerry and Dorothy Sinise.
Descriptions of 7 underground chambers in Texas--pristine beauty in waterfalls, rivers, lakes, formations. Includes Natural Bridge Caverns, Inner Space, Longhorn, Cascade, Cave Without a Name, Wonder, Caverns of Sonora. Glossary of cave formations, photos, 120 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-89015-377-9. 1983. Order #: EAKI4982 paper$5.95.
TIMBERLINE COUNTRY: the Sierra High Route. by Steve Roper.
Starts with a section on wilderness travel and the concept behind discovering and describing a route in the High Sierra of California that maximizes traversing country at timberline (treeline) and higher, as an alternative to this same region's John Muir Trail, laid out with different criteria. The High Route, however, is often also a cross-country route with no trail and so route-finding is an important skill in traveling it, and there is a bit more risk involved. "Early Exploration of the High Sierra" is a meaningful discussion of early pathfinders. The route is described in sections: "Kings Canyon to Dusy Basin", 'Dusy Basin to Lake Italy", "Lake Italy to Devil's Postpile", "Devil's Postpile to Tuolumne Meadows", "Tuolumne Meadows to Twin Lakes". A Sierra Club Totebook Drawings, 288 little pages for carrying in the field, 24 pages of topographic maps, index.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-87156-298-7. 1982. Order #: RAHO1173 vinyl$9.95.
WASATCH GRANITE: a rock climbing guide. by Dave Smith.
For Wasatch Mountains area southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah, provides climbing descriptions including Little Cottonwood Canyon, Bell Towers, Lone Peak, and Hounds Tooth: climbing history, ethics for this region, weather, climbing history, equipment.. Describes 36 climbing areas with variations, grade ratings, pitches, and details of routes, plus first ascents. Photographs showing routes with options, 96 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-915272-04-0. 1977. Order #: WASA2988 paper$6.95.
WASATCH QUARTZITE: a guide to quartzite climbing in the Wasatch Mountains near Salt Lake City Utah. by John W. Gottman.
Introduction explains climbing in this area, geologic history of the rock and technique for quartzite. Climb ratings are explained. Arranges climbs by area, with close to 50 climbs described, giving climbing grade, route descriptions, necessary techniques for each. Photos and drawings detail climbing routes. 75 little pages for carrying in the field.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-915272-23-7. 1979. Order #: WASA1693 paper$4.95.
WASATCH TOURS. by Alexis Kelner and David Hanscom.
Beginning, intermediate, advanced, and Super ski tours in the mountains east of Salt Lake City, Utah. Introduction tells of ski-touring equipment and snowshoes and provides a section on understanding avalanches, a real consideration for travel in this region. Avalanches, it points out "Easily Avoided/Rarely Survived." Starts with 9 beginner tours and then describes intermediate and advanced tours by region: Millcreek Canyon (7 tours), Neffs Canyon (9 tours), Big Cottonwood Canyon (17 tours), Little Cottonwood Canyon (12 tours), American Fork Canyon (14 tours). Photographs and diagrams showing routes. 221 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-915272-06-7. 1976. Order #: WASA 1136 paper$6.50.
CLIMBER'S GUIDE TO YOSEMITE VALLEY. by Steve Roper.
Introduction gives history of climbing at Yosemite, life in the Valley, safety and the lack of it, naming of climbs, rating systems. Climbs are arranged by10 sections of the valley from Arch Rock to Half Dome. Presents details of 482 climbs, 16 route locator profiles, 320 pages, appendix of climbs by grade, glossary, index.
Inventory =5. ISBN: 0-87156-048-8. 1971. Order #: RAHO1262 vinyl$
A MAP OF MOUNT MCKINLEY, ALSKA. edited by Bradford Washburn.
Now called Mount Denali, this detail map of America's tallest mountain shows its summit and side peaks, ridges, spurs, cols, and glaciers in colors with crisp contour lines and areas of seracs and icefalls. Cirque and valley glaciers with medial moraine lines are clearly shown. Unfolded, the map is 29" x 31"; it folds to5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fits in a furnished sleeve. Scale is 1:50000 and the contour interval is 100 feet.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1980. Order #: MOUN1183 map$
A TOURIST GUIDE
TO MOUNT McKINLEY. by Bradford Washburn.
Mile by mile through Alaska National park (now Denali)--expedition and climbing records, history, nature. Describes the mountain, the park highway with its flowers and wildlife and scenic views, approach to the mountain from Talkeetna, gives highlights in the history of the mountain and record of successful ascents. Color photos, maps, 80 large-format pages, bibliography, index.
Inventory =10. ISBN: 0-88240-153-X. 1980. Order #: ALNO6085 paper$
CLIMBER. by George Meyers. Essays and dramatic action photographs give insights into the challenges and rewards of climbing Yosemite's
great rock walls and spires. Shows technical problems on smaller cliffs, intricacies of longer multi-pitch free climbs and the complexities of living on, and climbing the awe-inspiring big-wall routes of El Capitan. Color photos, 96 large-format pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN: 0-906371-09-0. 1979.Order #: WILD1757 cloth$
TO MULDROW GLACIER (map). by Bradford Washburn.
Large-scale topographic map of trails, historic climbing route for Mt. McKinley approach. Details the famous foot-trail leading from the Denali Highway southward across the McKinley River and Clearwater uplands, and up the valley of Cache Creek to the base of Mt. McKinley. Scale 1:24,000 (2,000 feet to 1 inch); contour interval 20 feet. 12"x24" shipped folded 6" x 9".
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1980. Order #: MOUN2674 map$
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