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Rock Climbing the Wasatch Range

Average Rating = 4.75/5 Average Rating : 4.75 out of 5
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by Stuart Ruckman and Bret Ruckman Price: $35.00 Pub. Date: 05/01/2003 Edition: First edition Binding: Paperback Page Count: 488 Trim Size: 6 x 9 ISBN: 0-7627-2730-6 Publisher: Falcon Imprint: Falcon Every serious climber should experience Utah's Wasatch Range. Granite slabs, vertical finger cracks, overhanging off-widths, steep faces, and alpine adventures make it an unbeatable climbing destination. And the singular beauty of the Wasatch, with its deep canyons, remote alpine peaks, and miles of wilderness, attracts climbers of all creeds year after year, further cultivating the area's rich climbing history. This edition, originally published as Rock Climbing Utah's Wasatch Range, is the only comprehensive guide to this climbing area. Every route is shown on a detailed topo, and each route description includes a difficulty rating, a quality rating, and first-ascent information. Stuart and Bret Ruckman's attention to detail, their historical accuracy, and their personal dedication to the Wasatch Range will help make your climbing experience a truly enjoyable adventure.

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Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: forkliftdaddy, 2005-05-09

I have to agreed. A great guidebook.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: mgoodro, 2005-05-09

This is THE guide for climbing in the Salt Lake Area. There is so much quality rock in these canyons that no guide can do it justice, but this book will give you a to-do list several years long. Each area has a map, most have a photo of the area, and almost all have detailed topos. The copy I share has been through some serious abuse and is holding up very well. My only complaint is the lack of topos for all areas (though coverage is very good), plus I'd like to see a few more photos.

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: cheezhead, 2004-06-14

Great guide book especially if you are in the Salt Lake Area. I origionally purchased this guide to find some climbs with a friend since we had no Wasatch front knowledge. Over the past year or so I can say i have found some great spots to climb. In fact we found some spots in the book that don't even have trails anymnore becasue no one goes to them. It was great...just like having our own climbing area. Also the book is very durable as has been mentioned. We bring it up on the mountain with us and its still going strong. The cover is water resistant and to my suprise resists being folded and creased as well. My copy had the cover folded sharply in half by accident...and when i folded it back the crease disapeared!
-Mike Goode

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: rockmaninoff, 2004-05-17

I own the previous edition of this book, Rock Climbing Utah's Wasatch Range. This book contains all the history, information, and routes for a lifetime of climbing. As for durability, my copy has logged plenty of time at the crags and was run over by a bus and three cars, and is still in great shape. This guide is an indispensable tool for Wasatch climbers and an interesting history for anyone else interested in the Wasatch front canyons.

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