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John5


Jan 1, 2010, 8:27 AM
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Re: [John5] Guide Books for California [In reply to]
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Just flip open

"California Road Trip A Climber's Guide Northern California"

and go!

It reall covers Central and Nor Cal, over 100 crags from Carmel to Kern River to Needles to Lone Pine up to Oregon border.

Cheapest at Barnes and Noble.com for $36

or go to

http://www.slatervision.com/id21.html

for table of contents and sample pages!

Happy Hunting!


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Without knowing where up there is, how far you're willing to drive, and what your looking for, that's a tough question to answer.

If up there is BC, for example, you might travel down the eastern side of the sierras, hitting areas around Bishop and Lone Pine weather permitting, then continue south hitting New Jack City near Barstow for sport climbing, then on to Joshua Tree for exceptional quantity and quality of mostly trad climbing or cut over to Red Rocks in Vegas.

There are also some areas in the Santa Monica mountains, around Santa Barbara and along hwy 33 that are at times nice in the winter. Again, depends on weather. We've had a warms spell this week with temps getting into the low 70's. Pinnacles National Monument can be tolerable on a sunny winter day, but not exactly balmy. Same goes for Bishop's Peak in San Luis Obispo.

Figure out what areas interest you, then find the books that cover those areas. Or post a more specific question. California is a big state, after all. At least decide if you would head south on the 101, the 5, or the 395, and develop plans from there.


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[urlhttp://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=joshua+tree+climbing+guide+book&hl=en&cid=2402851117087621574&sa=title#p]

joshua tree classics guide for $3 used.


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Head to Joshua Tree, the guide books you want are the West and Comprehensive guides. Also look for the 60 trad routes, the bartlett guides, or the bouldering guides. The nomad by joshua tree has them all.

Also consider San Diego, AKA sunnydiego. LOTS of development and great routes, regardless of your passion.

Big rock has some crap worth checking out.


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