The 2nd edition of my book Rock Climbing Utah was released this spring by FalconGuides, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, the leading publisher of guidebooks in the United States. The book, which originally came out in 1998, is a gorgeous new edition that covers 28 of Utah's major climbing areas, including Zion National Park, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Indian Creek, and the Moab area.
The new fully revised and expanded Rock Climbing Utah, with 608 pages, offers first-hand information and beta for climbers, including area overviews, camping info, climbing history, route details, detailed topos and maps, gear recommendations, approach and descent info, along with listings of local climbing shops, gyms, and guide services. Rock Climbing Utah, with color action photos and topos, is printed on high gloss paper with a durable sewn binding that's guaranteed not to break or fall apart.
Every area in the book is easy to find with GPS coordinates for parking areas and even coordinates for the base of popular routes at sport areas like Maple Canyon and Wall Street, so if you have phone service, finding the trailhead and route base is a snap.
This new edition of Rock Climbing Utah took me two years of on-the-rock research to bring up to date, to make all new photographs, create new topos, fact-check every detail from junctions on access roads to GPS coordinates on desert tower summits, to add new areas and cliffs, to visit with local climbers, and then to tie into the rope to sample new routes.
Check out Rock Climbing Utah--there's lots of great climbing adventures between its front and back covers!