Climbing Rock

Climbing Rock features some of the most classic and cutting-edge climbing areas across the most diverse landscapes of North America. The author recommends twenty-two of the best climbing areas to be found, spanning the year's seasons: ranging from Rifle, CO, in spring, to Canada's Bugaboos in the summer, to New York's Shawangunks in the fall, to Mexico's Potrero Chico in winter. These legendary locations cover the full spectrum of climbing experiences, including masterful big-wall free-climbing on Yosemite's El Capitan; desert trad climbing at Red Rock, NV, and Indian Creek, UT; classic sport climbing in Rumney, NH, and Red River Gorge, KY; oceanside cragging in California; and bouldering in Bishop, CA, and Chattanooga, TN. François Lebeau's artful photographs uniquely capture both the stark beauty of the rock walls and the adventurous spirit of those who journey upward.