by Robbie Williams (256 pp.)
"A rope, a rack and the shirt on your back" has long been the best way to climb in the Black. With the release of this landmark guidebook, the Black Canyon's many routes as well as its rich climbing history will be revealed to climbers and armchair mountaineers alike. Black Canyon Rock Climbs does more than describe the area's many routes, it also brings alive the flavor, history and character of this primordial canyon. Over twenty essays and photos from pioneering climbers pepper the book with insights and passionate reflections.