Backcountry Skiing: Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge

Backcountry Skiing: Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge

Backcountry Skiing Olympic National Park, WA
by Matt Schonwald
& Sam Luthy
Northwest Avalanche Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | Crested Butte | Loveland | Silverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Baker | Crystal | Snoqualmie

For almost 8,000 years native people have lived around the Olympic Mountains. The Duwamish of the Salish sea call them ‘Sun-a-do’, and the ancestors of the Klallam have been living, hunting and gathering in the high mountains since time immemorial.The Spanish sailed along the coast in 1774 and named the highest peak, Cerro Nevado de Santa Rosalia. In 1788, the British Explorer Roger Meares renamed the highest peak, Mt Olympus because it looked like the ‘abode of the gods.’ and just like that the Olympic Mountains became part of the European map.The 1890s saw climbers begin ascending the summits of Mt. Olympus, with the main summit finally being climbed in 1907. Deer Park became Washington’s premier ski area in the mid 1930s. The Hurricane Ridge road was built in the early 50s and the ski area moved from Deer Park, establishing a new winter recreation center for the Olympic National Park. Ski touring began along the roads of Deer Park and Hurricane Ridge and shifted to the Bailey Range and the higher peaks in the 1990s.

This guide covers the following zones:
Rocky Peak
Roadside
Klahhane Ridge
Silver Fir
Super Bowl
Darkside
Maggies
20th of June
Mustang
Ski Area
Visitor Center
Sunrise + Cox
Hurricane Hill
Steeple Rock
Eagle Point
Obstruction
Elk Mountain
Deer Park
Lillian Ridge

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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 | Hurricane Ridge | 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.

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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.

 

 

Québec: Parc National des Grands-Jardins Rock Climbing Guidebook

Québec: Parc National des Grands-Jardins Rock Climbing Guidebook

Québec: Escalade Parc des Grands-Jardins
by Benoit Dubois et Alain Simard

Le Parc des Grands-Jardins et la Zec des Martres est un terrain d’aventure dépaysant à 15 minutes de St-Urbain. Venez grimper des voies mémorables dans un environnement grandiose! La nouvelle version du topo sur rakkup contient 130 voies (+ de 300 longueurs de corde), 160 photos (120 nouvelles) et des informations détaillées sur les différentes voies, dont 23 nouvelles. Cette App nous permettra de faire des mises à jour régulières sans avoir à tout renuméroter et refaire la mise en page du texte et des photos manuellement comme auparavant. D’un simple clic, vous pourrez télécharger une mise-à-jour. Impossible de se perdre grâce aux cartes GPS, vous pourrez accéder sans tarder à vos projets! La quasi-totalité des voies est en escalade traditionnelle en multi-longueurs. On compte 7 voies d’escalade sportive et 3 courtes voies de moulinette pour les enfants/débutants.

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 | Hurricane Ridge | 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.

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