Compiling the results of 70 years of rock climbing in Utah's Wasatch Range, the authors feature detailed route descriptions, difficulty and quality ratings, and accurate location maps of Little Cottonwood Canyon, Lone Peak, and other climbing locales near Salt Lake City. 55 photos. 18 maps.
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.
Discover brooding mountains, dense forests, and the "greatest snow on earth," just beyond the city limits. Inside Moon Salt Lake, Park City & the Wasatch Range you'll find: Flexible itineraries, from weekends in Salt Lake or Park City to day trips to nearby ski resorts and state parks Strategic advice for outdoors lovers, families, craft beer enthusiasts, festival-goers, and more Outdoor adventures: Ski the legendary powder at one of Cottonwood Canyons' four resorts, kayak the otherworldly Great Salt Lake, and venture into the vast Uinta Mountains and picnic by a high alpine lake. Climb to the top of Mount Timpanogos for sweeping views, test your nerve on a steep rock-climbing route in Little Cottonwood Canyon, or marvel at the fall color in Wasatch Mountain State Park Must-see highlights and unique experiences: Immerse yourself the Wild West-meets-Hollywood vibe of Sundance, uncover Mormon history at Temple Square, stroll Ogden's historic main street, and kick back with a craft beer at one of Utah's many emerging breweries Honest advice from Park City local Maya Silver on when to go, where to eat, and where to stay Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Focused coverage of Salt Lake City, Park City, Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons, Ogden, the Great Salt Lake Desert, the Wasatch Back, Oakley, Kamas, and the Uintas Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, and history Find your adventure with Moon Salt Lake, Park City & the Wasatch Range. Looking for coverage of the whole state? Try Moon Utah. Exploring nearby? Pick up Moon Zion & Bryce.
Stories and Reflections on the Bolting of the Beehive State
Author: Darren M. Edwards
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Not much drives passionate debate in Utah more than public land use. And sport climbing is securely tethered to that controversy as more thrill-seekers gear up each year to ascend the state’s geological wonders. From the bolt wars in Moab to the frenzied route development in American Fork Canyon, Utah remains central in the evolution of the sport. With over sixty interviews and a healthy dose of humor, climber and author Darren M. Edwards tracks the spirit, ethos and feats of bolters who have led the way since the 1980s.
Not much drives passionate debate in Utah more than public land use. And sport climbing is securely tethered to that controversy as more thrill-seekers gear up each year to ascend the state's geological wonders. From the bolt wars in Moab to the frenzied route development in American Fork Canyon, Utah remains central in the evolution of the sport. With over sixty interviews and a healthy dose of humor, climber and author Darren M. Edwards tracks the spirit, ethos and feats of bolters who have led the way since the 1980s.
At last in one collection, Best Dog Hikes Utah features the best dog-friendly hiking trails in the Beehive State. From mountain views to canyon treks, there’s a trail for you and your trusty companions. Your pups will frolic, swim, play, explore, and enjoy every step of the way. Throughout are full-color photos and maps, helpful tips, and tailored hike specs with information on leash requirements, trail surface, other trail users, and more. You’ll also find important advice about hiking with dogs and preparation before you hit the trail. Grab the leash, don your pack, and get ready for an adventure that will have tails wagging for days to come.
Fred Beckey's 100 Favorite North American Climbs is the magnum opus of the greatest American climber of the past century. Fred’s intimate, detailed knowledge of the mountains and climbs he chronicles here create an unparalleled guidebook and must-have for every climber’s bookshelf – as well as a great read for any armchair adventurer. Filled with hand-drawn climbing topos, photos, narrative description, side notes and 40 extra climbs of note in each of the eight geographical regions. This is the guide for every climber’s bookshelf.
This is the authoritative guide to the best climbs at the top rock climbing destinations in Western Europe, including Great Britain, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Germany, and Norway. The route topos are accompanied by route descriptions, equipment recommendations, and accurate route ratings. This sturdy edition, with sewn binding and kivar covers, is intended for rough use at the crags. Other books in the Rock Climbing series include Arizona, Boulder Canyon, Colorado, Colorado's San Luis Valley, Connecticut, Desert Rock, Flatirons, Eldorado Canyon, Joshua Tree, Lake Tahoe, Minnesota and Wisconsin, Montana, New England, New Jersey, New Mexico and Texas, Red Rocks, Rocky Mountain National Park, San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Barbara & Ventura, Shelf Road, Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, Wasatch Range, Washington, and Yosemite's Select.
An updated edition of the most comprehensive guide to the area, full of spectacular scenery and ripe for outdoor adventure. In this definitive guide to Utah’s Wasatch Region, entertainment abounds, from the ski slopes of Park City to the theaters of Salt Lake. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Rockies’ impressive peaks, this region offers the perfect pairing of outdoor escapes and urban options—with convenience, accessibility, and affordability.
As commander of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team, Steve Achelis participated in hundreds of mountain rescues that frequently made the evening news. In Mountain Responder Steve takes the reader along on these life-and-death rescues as he and his teammates dig people out of avalanches, hang on a thin cable below a helicopter, and rescue climbers stuck on rock walls. Threaded throughout these unforgettable rescues, Steve shares the exhilaration of saving a life, the fears and uncertainties during the struggle to keep a patient alive, as well as the doubts and second-guessing when someone doesn't make it.
When you're around him, you feel like a bit of a disciple.a There are a few people in this world who revealed something that was important to know.a People like Jacques Cousteau.a He showed you the world beneath the sea and he made you fall in love with it.a This is what Morley did with birds of prey.a Roy Disney. "
Written by local authors with many years of experience in writing about their community, the Insiders' Guide RM series provide newcomers, visitors, and business travelers with a native's perspective of the area. Each guide details hotels, restaurants, annual events, attractions, nightlife, parks and recreation, real estate, and much more. Covering more than 60 cities and areas nationwide, the Insiders' Guide RM series offer the best local insights on travel and relocation.Features include: -- Light, easier-to-use 6 x 9 size -- Easy-to-read typeface -- Large photos and maps -- Updated interior graphics -- Thumb tabs for quick reference to specific chapters -- More at-a-glance information in every title -- Expanded, comprehensive indexes -- Easy-to-use geographic organization in regional booksExperience the latest-breaking and the most exciting arts, attractions, nightlife, winter recreation, bed-and-breakfasts, and much more in Salt Lake City. This guide includes a chapter on the Olympics.