Hatcher Pass Rock Climbing Guidebook

Hatcher Pass Rock Climbing Guidebook

Hatcher Pass Rock Climbing
by Kelsey Gray

Koh Tao Rock Climbing

The best (and only) extensive guidebook for Hatcher Pass, Alaska. This new guidebook was published in paperback in 2021. The app includes over 400 climbs within one of the best climbing areas in Alaska.

Buy digital plus book and the price includes $7.00 for shipping, a screaming deal! When you buy a bundle, you can use your digital rakkup guidebook immediately.

China: Liming Rock Climbing Guidebook

China: Liming Rock Climbing Guidebook

Liming Rock
by Mike Dobie
Mike’s Website

Liming is China’s premier destination for sandstone climbing and while it has gained notoriety with the trad routes, the most recent wave of development has focused on sport climbing. In addition to up to date beta on all the classic climbs the Rakkup guide is the only resource for the four new sport climbing areas plus new trad routes not in the print version. A total of 30 sectors and 260 routes (as long as 10 pitches) are included in this handy resource.

The Liming area is huge, yet centralized with a town that serves as a central hub for the local natives “the Lisu people” who inhabit the area. There are two main valleys that have seen climbing development spanning an area of about 7 km. The geological diversity is extreme. Tucked into these mountains is an ancient geological seabed that has been uplifted at a hard angle to expose three types of rock. One layer is a softer sandstone with cracks, splitters, and bouldery bolted face climbing, another is a harder type of yellow sandstone filled with pockets and jugs suitable for fun sport climbing, and hidden within these two are pockets of fine grained, vertical to steep granite with cracks. With such a large area and routes going up almost daily during the season, this convenient app will help you stay up to date with the current conditions and new routes.

A few of the main climbing areas are within walking distance from the guesthouses in town with approaches 30-45 minutes. With that said there are also areas that have roadside access using the transportation options detailed in the app. As with all rakkup guides, GPS navigation is featured and makes the approaches much easier. This is a welcomed addition as some areas remain quite wild and access via small trail systems used by local goat herders which can be confusing to navigate at times.

Included is travel beta to help navigate arrival and preparation. There is a particularly useful section for non-Chinese speakers with step by step directions on how to get to Liming. Also pronunciations and characters to show drivers and people where you want to go. China can be an intimidating place if you have never been, but these features make it much easier.

Buy both versions of the guidebook (print and digital) for only $46.99! That price includes $7.00 for U.S. domestic shipping, meaning that you get the print book for only $32 more! A great deal on a beautiful guidebook! Shipping outside the U.S. costs more and we will follow up after your purchase with shipping options and costs.

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Backcountry Skiing: Mt. Baker, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Mt. Baker, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Mt. Baker, Washington
by Matt Schonwald
Northwest Avalanche Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | Buffalo | Crested Butte | Loveland | Silverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Crystal | Snoqualmie | Hurricane Ridge

How does a solid 7500 vertical foot ski descent from the top of a steaming volcano, with views of Canada, the San Juan Islands, and the heart of the North Cascades sound? If this sounds like your kind of thing, Mount Baker is your kind of mountain. Mount Baker, originally known to the Lummi as Komo Kulshan, aka the White Sentinel, was first sighted by the Spanish in 1790. 2 years later Captain George Vancouver discovered passage into the Salish Sea and the great renaming began with giving Kulshan the name: Mount Baker, after his lieutenant Joseph Baker who was the first of his crew to spot the volcano. Locals discovered powder skiing in 1927 and the ski area opened in 1929. 90 years later passion to ride now is shared from Vancouver BC to Seattle drving up hwy 542 every weekend from November thru April to ride the biggest storms in the NW! The Mount Baker backcountry extends east to west from Mt. Shuksan to Mt. Baker connecting ridges of Shuksan Arm to Ptarmigan Ridge with expansive glaciers, powder bowls, technical couloirs, powder-filled glades and plenty of lower elevation trees. Many ski routes begin directly from the Mt. Baker Ski Area averaging the deepest snowpack in North America guaranteeing you can find fresh tracks somewhere. Park. Tour. Enjoy.

Rumney Rock Climbing Guidebook

Rumney Rock Climbing Guidebook

Rumney
by Ward Smith
Ward’s website
Rumney Climber’s Association

Rumney, by Ward Smith is the definitive guide to the premier sport climbing crag that Rumney has become. Near Plymouth New Hampshire, Rumney is the northeast climbing destination for local and traveling climbers.

Written by Ward Smith, this guide contains topos and written descriptions covering over 700 routes, rated 5.0 to 5.15 (most in the 5.8 to 5.12 range).

Buy both versions of the guidebook (print and digital) for only $50.99! That price includes $7.00 for shipping, meaning that you get the print book for only $30 more! A good deal on a beautiful guidebook!

China: Yangshuo Rock – Climbing Guidebook 阳朔攀岩路书

China: Yangshuo Rock – Climbing Guidebook 阳朔攀岩路书

Yangshuo Rock – A China Climbing Guide 阳朔攀岩路书
by Andrew Hedesh
Climbing Yangshuo

The Yangshuo Rock digital APP produced in conjunction between Andrew Hedesh and Rakkup.com incorporates the best rock climbing within 15km of Yangshuo, China. This APP is an extension of Andrew’s past four years in which he researched the nuances of navigating through the Yangshuo countryside and every detail of 750+ routes included in the recently released paperback book Yangshuo Rock – A China Climbing Guide.

The Yangshuo Rock Digital APP is a wonderful companion or stand-alone product for every climbers’ need while visiting Yangshuo. With exception to travel information and the historical timeline, the Yangshuo Rock Digital APP has everything else including plenty of local flair and personality. You won’t encounter any trouble while navigating the perils of law-breaking traffic, endless rice fields, nor the maze of similarly shaped karst towers to arrive at the climbing crags of your dreams. The Yangshuo Rock Digital APP will be continually updated with lesser known crags, new routes, and current development projects in an effort to create a complete guide totaling more than 60 crags and 1000+ routes.
Buy both versions of the guidebook (print and digital) for only $56.99! That price includes $7.00 for U.S. domestic shipping, meaning that you get the print book for only $34 more! A great deal on a beautiful guidebook! Shipping outside the U.S. costs more and we will follow up after your purchase with shipping options and costs.

Please note a VPN is required to download guidebooks behind the Chinese firewall.

Uphill Skiing and Light Tours of Colorado Guidebook

Uphill Skiing and Light Tours of Colorado Guidebook

Uphill Skiing and Light Tours of Colorado
by Lou Dawson
The Backcountry Ski Blog
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | BuffaloCrested Butte | Loveland | Silverton
Washington: Baker | Crystal | Hurricane RidgeSnoqualmie

It is said Colorado has 300 sunny days a year. Combine that with several thousand mountains, and a winter climate that’s downright temperate. The result: one of the best places on the planet for ski touring. Of course nothing is perfect. Colorado challenges backcountry skiers with limited public access options, due in part to it being a mostly rural, relatively un-roaded western state. More importantly, due to various climatic factors the state’s mountains can be prone to dangerous avalanches for much of every winter. Yet options exist. Key with backcountry travel is picking routes with lower angle pitches and other avalanche-mitigating factors. While these “light tours” are surprisingly difficult to find, they do exist. We detail a selection of Colorado sunshine, get out and enjoy.

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Ouray Ice Climbing Guidebook

Ouray Ice Climbing Guidebook

Suffer Candy Volume 1
by Jason Nelson
Visual Adventures

Formerly Ouray Ice, this guidebook covers ice, mixed and drytooling routes in Southwest Colorado. The book’s focus is on Ouray, Telluride, Silverton, West Fork of the Cimarrons, and Dunton.

 
 
 

Backcountry Skiing: California’s Eastern Sierra Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: California’s Eastern Sierra Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: California’s Eastern Sierra
by Dan Mingori & Nate Greenberg
Wolverine Publishing
Backcountry Skiing California’s Eastern Sierra Facebook
Avalanche Center: Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center

Blessed with a deep snowpack, sunny skies, and high-elevation peaks, the Eastern Sierra has some of the world’s best backcountry skiing and snowboarding. This digital guide covers the area between Bridgeport and Lone Pine, including all information included in the 3rd Edition, plus occasional updates and corrections to content which is not in the print guide. This digital app offers an improved experience for the user, with search and filtering functionality, the ability to quickly visualize and understand terrain, and interactive photos and maps.

Buy both versions of the guidebook (print and digital) for only $50.99! That price includes $6.00 for shipping, meaning that you get the bundle for only $10 more! A screaming deal! When you buy the bundle, you can use your digital rakkup guidebook immediately.

Backcountry Skiing: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington
by Matt Schonwald
Northwest Avalanche Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | Buffalo | Crested Butte | Loveland | Silverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Baker | Crystal
| Hurricane Ridge

Make your tour planning more efficient and your route finding structured with the Snoqualmie Pass digital guidebook on rakkup. It shows ascent routes, descent descriptions, max slope angles, a trail map, offline GPS navigation, and much more. The information provided can help you in your decision making process through its streamlined, user friendly design.

Buy digital plus map and the price includes $4.00 for shipping, a screaming deal! When you buy a bundle, you can use your digital rakkup guidebook immediately.

El Potrero Chico Rock Climbing Guidebook

El Potrero Chico Rock Climbing Guidebook

El Potrero Chico Rock Climbing
by Frank Madden
Potrero Chico Rock Climbing Facebook
EPC Climbing Website

El Potrero Chico is the world’s largest big wall sport climbing destination and is home to over 600+ sport routes. Located on the outskirts of Hidalgo Nuevo Leon, Mexico, a quaint little town that has been welcoming to the climbing community since the late 80’s and early 90’s. The sharp contrast between the low of the valley where the town sits and the very tall towering walls of EPC creates a very beautiful scenic view. These limestone walls have been developed with some amazingly large routes that are bolted all the way to the top. A great place for the beginner sport climber to get into the awesome world of multi-pitch climbing. Although many of the big multi-pitch climbs are considered moderates ranging from 5.10a to 5.10d, there are several that reach into the 5.11 and 5.12 range and even a couple in the 5.13 range. So there is plenty of amazing big walls for everyone.

That being said, the single-pitch climbing in El Potrero Chico is top notch. There are amazing routes of all grades from 5.7 to 5.13. So when you need a rest from scaling the massive walls, enjoy some of the cragging that is available in some of the other single pitch crags. Outrage wall, The Surf Bowl and Estrellas Canyon are well known for some amazing single pitch climbing.

The style of rock here is mostly slab/vertical face with a couple of crags that hold some beautiful overhanging steep climbing. The Lower Sense of Religion (better known as Moto Wall) and The Virgin Canyon have some of the best single pitch face climbs in the area. If you are looking for something different though, The Surf Bowl and Outrage Wall will be your best friend if you want to get on some awesome overhanging tufas while you are visiting. The weather down here is great during the winter and prime sending temps last for months. During the summer the sun situation changes for most of the crags and the hot Mexican sun pelts the walls with wicked hot rays. Find the shade!! With the climbing areas on mostly north or south facing walls you can always find shade when it’s hot outside.

A small part of the local community has stepped up to provide all the amenities necessary for an amazing climbing trip. When you are in need of a serious rest day there is plenty to enjoy at the campgrounds and around town. Plenty of good places to eat, a hot springs location about an hour’s drive from Hidalgo, the city of Monterrey if you are looking for some excitement and El Buho Cafe if you are looking for a great place to lounge, relax and sip some amazing coffee. Take the time to walk around town and check out the local community.

The towering limestone walls reach towards the skies while the mariachi music blares through the canyon with locals and climbers alike taking in the beauty of the climbing. Don’t be surprised when the locals come up and try to chat with you or even have a beer with you at the crag. They love seeing the “crazy” climbers up on the rock enjoying the beautiful place they live in. Before long you’ll be dancing to the mariachi music with whatever strength you have left from the amazing climbing here.

The guidebook for El Potrero Chico is being updated regularly a few times a year by the author who spends his winter months hiding from the snow by climbing and exploring more of the surrounding areas.

Buy both versions of the guidebook (print and digital) for only $50.99! That price includes $7.00 for shipping, meaning that you get the book for only $28 more! A screaming deal on a beautiful guidebook!