Mexico: La Concepción Rock Climbing Guidebook

Mexico: La Concepción Rock Climbing Guidebook

La Concepción; Mexico’s Premier Rhyolite Crack Climbing
by Simeon Heimowitz
Southern Exposure Professional Guide Service

This guidebook is the only fully comprehensive resource for La Concepción; Mexico’s premiere destination for Rhyolite crack climbing. In addition to the up to date route information on all the “must do” five star classics this guide also highlights lesser known high quality routes within this stunning river valley. This rakkup guide is the only up to date resource available for climbers visiting this world class climbing area. A total of 15 walls and 133 climbs are included in this stand alone resource. La Concepción is a stunning Rhyolite canyon located a short distance from Aculco de Espinoza; a truly beautiful town located high in the mountains of Central Mexico. At 8,000 feet in elevation and 1,300 miles North of the Equator the climbing season is continuous at La Concepción throughout the year. If crack climbing is your passion be prepared to fall in love with this hidden gem of a climbing area.

Québec: Lac Long Rock Climbing Guidebook

Québec: Lac Long Rock Climbing Guidebook

Lac Long
by Arian Manchego
Escalade Portneuf Facebook

Un bijou caché dans le coeur de Portneuf, la falaise du lac Long offre une centaine de voies de different styles dans un milieu enchanteur. La majorité des parcours sont en trad ou en mixte mais on y retrouve assez de voies sportives pour meubler quelques visites. Les grimpeurs capables de leader du 5.10 en montant auront plus de choix car pour l’instant le nombre de voies faciles est limité. Dans ce guide nous proposons l’information nécessaire pour s’orienter mais pas plus, afin de préserver un sentiment de découverte et d’aventure. Un rocher excellent, une falaise ensoleillée et mystérieuse, de la baignade et du camping… qu’attendez-vous? ENGLISH : We hope to have an English-language version of the rakkup guidebook available soon.

Mexico: Peña de Bernal Rock Climbing Guidebook

Mexico: Peña de Bernal Rock Climbing Guidebook

Peña de Bernal
by Simeon Heimowitz
Southern Exposure Professional Guide Service

Looking for stellar climbing, pristine weather, beautiful scenery, delicious food and an amazing town to relax in? Come and climb Peña de Bernal. At 7,000 feet in elevation and 1,300 miles North of the Equator the temperature in Central Mexico is perfect for climbing all year round.
This guidebook is the only fully comprehensive guide for La Peña available anywhere. Want to climb long multi pitch routes? Want to go cragging on single pitch routes in the shade all day? Anything and everything regarding Peña de Bernal. is included in this guide.

Backcountry Sled-Skiing: Buffalo Pass, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Sled-Skiing: Buffalo Pass, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Sled-Skiing: Buffalo Pass, Colorado
by Stephen Bass
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | Crested Butte | Loveland | Silverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Baker | Crystal | Snoqualmie

Buffalo Pass is the mecca for backcountry sled-skiers in the Rockies. Nestled in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains near Steamboat Springs, it is one of the only places in the world where you can drive 15 minutes from a resort, unload a trailer full of snowmobiles, and have a 55-mile network of maintained snow roads on public lands dedicated to mechanized skiing from mid-December til Gaper Day.
The orientation of Buff Pass makes it favorable for significant orographic snowfall in zonal flow, particularly northwest flow patterns. The frigid air from northwest Colorado adds to the magic of “Fluffalo Pass” by providing consistent light and blower powder all winter long. To top it off, Buff Pass competes with Wolf Creek Pass every season for having the deepest snowpack in Colorado. Buffalo Pass also has access to some of the best tree skiing in the world, varying from widely spaced and naturally gladed aspens in mellow terrain to tight and technical aspens and evergreens guaranteed to test any skier.The area boasts some of the oldest and largest old growth aspens in Colorado.There are several stands on the pass that are renowned for their top to bottom skiing amongst quaking aspens such as Forester’s Aspens, Double A’s, GalaxyTrees, and Quaker Bowl. However, the gem of Buff Pass is Soda Mountain. When the skies rip to blue, locals and tourists alike flock to the highest point on the pass for steep chutes, big drops, and technical terrain in Buff Pass’s deep, world class powder.

Buy digital plus (book and/or 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.

Oman: Deep Water Soloing Guidebook

Oman: Deep Water Soloing Guidebook

Oman: Deep Water Soloing by Jamie Moss & Larry Michienzi Climbing in Oman Facebook Muscat Sport Climbing Guidebook | Sharaf Al Alameyn Sport Climbing Guidebook

Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman might be the only capital city in the world with high quality deep-water soloing within the city limits. DWS makes perfect sense in Muscat with its complex rocky coastline surrounded by a warm calm Indian Ocean. Oman has an enviable climate making DWS a year-round pursuit. This guide details over 200 routes across the three most accessible cliffs developed so far. Some sectors are lowball and bouldery in nature and provide a great introduction to the sport (V0-V7), whereas other are taller and more committing (F5-F8a/5.7-5.13b).

Horse Pens 40 Bouldering Guidebook

Horse Pens 40 Bouldering Guidebook

Horse Pens 40 Bouldering
by Adam Henry
Published by Rockery Press

Sculpted by the ravages of time, Horse Pens 40 is home to acres of bulbous faces, blunt prows, delicate slabs, crimpy overhangs, and water grooves. The owners, Mike and Gina Schultz, are models for southern hospitality. Mike is one of the best storytellers you will ever meet, while Gina slings some of the meanest country cooking you will ever encounter. HP provides the maximum amount of problems for the least amount of effort. If you are in search of the double digit line, you might want to “go west young man,” because the area lacks the soft sends needed to pad the spraycard. With over 100+ lines from V3-V5 and the same amount from V6-V8, this is the moderate climbers dream come true. Horse Pens is the Fontainebleau of the South, without the arrogance and the stench. Either for a day, a week, or a season, your trip to HP will have you wanting of more. If the weather permits, this is as good as it gets.

Thailand: Koh Tao Rock Climbing Guidebook

Thailand: Koh Tao Rock Climbing Guidebook

Koh Tao Rock Climbing
by Kelsey Gray

A guidebook for the small but concentrated island of Koh Tao. The island is known for its diving but is becoming more popular with climbers as they discover its granite cliffs and boulders. This guidebook includes most of the rock climbs on the island with 114 routes in the first edition.

 

 

Backcountry Skiing: Loveland Pass, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Loveland Pass, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Loveland Pass, Colorado
by Rob Writz
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | Buffalo | Crested Butte | Silverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Baker | Crystal | Snoqualmie

Join us on the rakkup app this winter to unlock new terrain on Loveland Pass. Download the book in the “bookstore” to get access to 23 zones and 165 named runs. Featuring ascent routes, descent descriptions, max slope angles, a trail map, offline GPS navigation and much more, this app helps your terrain management, tour planning and route finding.

Buy digital plus (book and/or 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.

Backcountry Skiing: Crystal Mountain, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Crystal Mountain, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Crystal Mountain, Washington
by Matt Schonwald
Northwest Avalanche Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | BuffaloCrested Butte | Loveland | Silverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Baker | Snoqualmie

Crystal after Killy was like Tatooine in Star Wars; sitting at the outer edge of the galaxy, oppressed by neglectful owners which resulted in a ski area with lifts that often left large amounts of skiers at the bottom of a broken down tower on a powder day. As a result, many locals of Planet Crystal shifted their pow harvest beyond the boundary via backcountry touring. At the time, Crystal boasted nearly five miles of boundary with few rules. So skiers came to mine the rich ski terrain and deep snow despite a desolate, almost decrepit lift system. Largely ignored by the ski media and the rest of the country, Crystal gained the notice of the Great Corporate Ski Empires during the 1st Great Corporate Shopping Spree when Boyne bought Crystal with the promise to bring them from Outer Rim of the Ski Galaxy and they did. New lifts and improved staffing accessed the often-closed North and Southback areas. Before long, images of steep, deep untracked pow drew attention to the place. Despite decades of touring and exploring, the sense of finding a run for the first time continues with the tradition of not naming every rock, chute and open face.

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

Backcountry Skiing: Bridger Ridge Montana Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Bridger Ridge Montana Guidebook

Stepping Up – A Guide to The Ridge at Bridger Bowl
by Tavis Campbell & Sam Cox
Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
Stepping Up Website

Bridger Ridge is a detailed account of over 70 prominent descents at Bridger Bowl. It has an abundance of aerial photos, maps, action shots and in-depth line descriptions. Areas of interest include The Ridge, High Traverse and Fingers. This is a must have for Ridge Hippies, novices and anyone passionate about Bridger Bowl.