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      Bay Area Bouldering

      Explore over 700 boulder problems within two hours drive of San Francisco in this beautifully photographed, clearly written guide.
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      • Author: Chris Summit
      • Softback; 143 pages; color photos and maps
      •; copyright 2007
      • Guide covers over 40 areas with ratings from VB to V13
      • Each entry features a brief description, when to climb, driving directions, a map or illustrated photo and approach tips

      All the classic spots are in this book: Castle Rock, Indian Rock, Mickey's Beach as well as a number of lesser known spots on the North Coast. Sandstone, schist, rhyolite, basalt and chert are the most prevalent types of stone and each offers a very unique experience. This book includes everything from cruiser jug hauls on sandy beaches to sloper wrestling in lush forests. Author Chris Summit personally climbed and mapped almost every route to ensure the accuracy of the information.


      Bay Area Bouldering

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      Rated 2out of5
      by fromComing up SHORT... I was expecting a fairrly complete guide to the Bay Area climbing. While this guide does indeed have quite a list of locations and problems, many areas information is WOEFULLY incomplete. The discriptions of locations arent all that great. Many areas would benefit from an actual list of problems and locations. Salt Point is a perfect example. 100+ problems and only one page in the book with almost no info on how to find the climbs. I'd also LOVED to see a mention of all the Poison Oak at Super Slab being noted in the guide. Instead it just mentioned bushwaking up to the rock. Boo. This guide would be VASTLY improved by limiting the number of areas listed and going into more detail for each. As I said above, this is really best used as a REFERNCE for most of the areas it includes. I found myself going elsewhere to research areas and locations when this guide routinely fell short.
      Date published: 2012-06-26

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