Review by: fredrogers, 2004-06-21
Great for trip planning, Rock N Road gives brief beta to just about every area in North America. And I mean brief. Rock N Road is sort of what the RC.com route database strives to be. But Toula did his mostly singlehandedly. He gives a quick description to each area, lists classic routes, and gives driving directions (which are pretty accurate - but I'd hate to trust them at 1am). Just enough beta to figure out if you ever want to visit a certain area. One problem with the book is that he does npt clearly indicate if each area is trad, alpine, sport, or bouldering. You can sometimes decipher that from his descriptions but not always. Toula doesn't have every single climbing area here. An obvious void is no info on many bouldering areas that have sprouted up in the last couple years. But he'll just have to include those in the 3rd edition.