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Selected Climbs in the Desert Southwest : Colorado and Utah - Cameron Burns

Selected Climbs in the Desert Southwest

Colorado and Utah

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* The classic routes for the desert Southwest * A glovebox companion for every desert climber * Author Cameron Burns is a stickler for clean routes and clean climbing The desert southwest is a prime destination for some of the best rock climbing in the United States, with hundreds of documented routes. But how are climbers to find out which routes are the best routes, the jewels in this desert crown? That's where Selected Climbs in the Desert Southwest comes in. A longtime, expert desert climber, Cam Burns separates the wheat from the chaff and offers a sampling of the southwest's absolutely finest areas, spires, and walls. For climbers with limited time or for those seeking to climb the most classic desert routes, this guide is all they'll need. The more than 130 climbing routes in western Colorado and southern Utah included are not only the most fun, the most elegant, and the most historically interesting, they are also the cleanest routes. Each detailed route description includes difficulty rating, time, approach, equipment, special considerations, and the descent.

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
Introductionp. 13
Western Colorado
Dinosaur National Monumentp. 25
Steamboat Rock, Kor Route (a.k.a. Kor-Covington-Marts Route)p. 26
Colorado National Monumentp. 27
Ribbed Buttress, Ribbed Buttress Routep. 29
Sentinel Spire, Fast Drawp. 29
Independence Monument, Otto's Routep. 31
Grandview Spire, Relicsp. 32
Kissing Couple (a.k.a. Bell Tower), Long Dong Wall (a.k.a. Kor-Carter-Auld Route)p. 34
Safeway Spire, Five Finger Discountp. 36
Oompah Tower, Ethan Putterman and the Chocolate Factoryp. 38
Eastern Viah (Moab Area)
River Roadp. 40
Lighthouse Tower, Lonely Vigilp. 41
dolomite Spire, Kor Routep. 43
Castle Valleyp. 45
Castleton Tower, Kor-Ingallsp. 46
Castleton Tower, North Chimneyp. 48
Castleton Tower, North Face Standard Routep. 49
The Rectory, Fine Jadep. 50
The Rectory, Crack Warsp. 50
The Priest, Honeymoon Chimneyp. 53
The Nuns, Holier Than Thoup. 55
The Nuns, Bad Habitp. 56
Sister Superior, Jah Manp. 57
Crooked Arrow Spire, Longbow Chimneyp. 58
Onion Creek Areap. 59
The Hindu, Maverickp. 60
The Doric Column, Southeast Chimneyp. 61
Fisher Towers Areap. 63
Lizard Rock, Entry Feep. 65
Ancient Art, Stolen Chimney (a.k.a. Corkscrew Summit)p. 66
Ancient Art, Hippie Routep. 67
Kingfisher, Colorado Northeast Ridgep. 69
Echo Tower, Phantom Sprintp. 71
Cottontail Tower, Brer Rabbitp. 72
Titan, Finger of Fatep. 75
Titan, Sundevil Chimneyp. 78
River Tower, North Face (a.k.a. the Northwest Corner Route)p. 80
River Tower, The Flowp. 81
Arches National Parkp. 83
Argon Tower, West Facep. 84
Three Gossips, Speak No Evilp. 85
Three Gossips, West FAce Routep. 86
The Organ, Thelma and Louisep. 87
The Organ, Dunep. 88
Tower of Babel, Zenyatta Entradap. 89
Off-Balanced Rock, Northeast Chimneyp. 91
Owl Rock, Olevsky Routep. 93
Dark Angel, West Facep. 94
Canyonlands National Parkp. 95
Taylor Canyon Areap. 98
Charlie Horse Needle, North Facep. 98
Moses, Primrose Dihedralsp. 99
Moses, Dunn Routep. 100
Zeus, Sisyphusp. 101
White Rim Roadp. 103
Dale Tower, Boys' Night Outp. 103
Chip Tower, Stuffin' Nutsp. 105
Tiki Tower, Brave Little Toasterp. 106
Washer Woman, In Search of Sudsp. 107
Monster Tower, North Ridgep. 109
Monster Tower, Kor Routep. 110
Blocktop, Original Routep. 111
Islet in the Sky, Original Routep. 112
Standing Rock, Kor Routep. 113
Shark's Fin, Fetish Aretep. 115
Shafer Canyonp. 116
Bird's View Butte, Unemployment Linep. 116
Tusher and Mill Canyons and Courthouse Pasturep. 118
Echo Pinnacle, Window Routep. 120
Echo Pinnacle, No Replyp. 121
The House of Putterman, Walden's Roomp. 123
Monitor Butte, The Plungep. 125
Merrimac Butte, Without a Netp. 125
Merrimac Butte, Hypercrack on the Anchor Chainp. 126
Wall Street/Potash Roadp. 127
King's Hand, King's Hand Leftp. 127
Kane Creekp. 129
Center Tombstone, Playing Hookyp. 130
Right Tombstone, Stairway to Heavenp. 131
The Predator, Reign of Terrorp. 131
Shelbyville, Mr. Putterman Goes to Washingtonp. 133
Southeastern Utah
Big Indian Washp. 135
Big Indian Rock, Original Routep. 135
Indian Creek Canyonp. 136
Supercrack Buttress, Supercrackp. 137
Supercrack Buttress, Supercornerp. 138
Supercrack Buttress, Coyne Crackp. 139
Supercrack Buttress, Keyhole Flakesp. 139
Supercrack Buttress, The Wavep. 139
Supercrack Buttress, Gorilla Crackp. 140
Supercrack Buttress, Incredible Hand Crackp. 140
Supercrack Buttress, Twin Cracksp. 141
Thumbelina, Learning to Crawlp. 141
Sunflower Tower, East Facep. 142
North Six Shooter, Lightning Bolt Cracksp. 143
Texas Canyonp. 146
Texas Tower, South Facep. 147
Lone Star, Creatures from the Black Saloonp. 148
Comb Ridgep. 150
The Prayer Stick, Magic Manp. 150
Valley of the Godsp. 152
Petard Tower (a.k.a. Prairie Dog on a Mound), Hurley-Rearick Routep. 153
North Tower, Northeast Routep. 154
Arrowhead Spire, Southeast Facep. 155
Tides of Mind, North Facep. 156
Eagle Plume Tower, South Facep. 157
Putterman on the Throne, Supercalifragilisticexpialiputtermanp. 158
Putterman in a Bathtub, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Puttermanp. 160
The Hand of Puttima, Just an Old-fashioned Putt Songp. 161
Mexican Hatp. 163
Mexican Hat, Bandito Routep. 164
Central Utah
San Rafael Swellp. 165
Northern San Rafael Swellp. 166
Unnamed Mesa, Bad Obsessionp. 166
Assembly Hall Peak, Postcard of the Hangingp. 167
The Lightbulb (a.k.a. James' Tower), Original Routep. 168
Wisdom Tooth, Cryptogamic Forestp. 169
Buckhorn Wash, Scenic Bywayp. 169
Bottleneck Peak, Woody's Roofsp. 171
Bottleneck Peak, Tippin' the Bottlep. 172
Window Blind Peak, North Ribp. 173
Southern San Rafael Swellp. 174
Family Butte Middle Tower, Daughterp. 174
Turkey Tower, Mr. Tambourine Manp. 175
Southwestern Utah
Zion National Parkp. 177
Zion Canyonp. 180
Right Twin Brother, Peyote Dreamsp. 180
Mountain of the Sun, The Tao of Lightp. 181
Mountain of the Sun, Eye Shadowp. 183
Isaac, Tricks of the Trampp. 186
Isaac, Sands of Timep. 188
Mount Moroni, Smoot-Ellisonp. 189
Spearhead Mountain, Iron Messiahp. 191
Red Arch Mountain, Wigs in Spacep. 192
Muralla del Sol, Beyond the Palep. 195
Cerebrus Gendarme, Touchstone Wallp. 198
The Organ, Organasmp. 200
Angel's Landing, Prodigal Sonp. 201
The Minotaur, The Megamahedralp. 203
The Minotaur, Suburban Blondesp. 204
Cerebrus Gendarme (Back), Magic Carpet Ridep. 206
Moonlight Buttress, Lunar Ecstasyp. 207
Moonlight Buttress, Moonlight Buttress Routep. 208
Upper Canyon, Swoop Gimpp. 210
Desert Shield Buttress, Desert Shieldp. 212
Leaning Wall, Space Shotp. 213
Temple of Sinawava, Monkeyfingerp. 215
The Pulpit, Original Routep. 217
Pine Creek Canyonp. 218
East Temple, Lovelace (a.k.a. Fang Wall)p. 218
East Temple, Fang Spirep. 219
East Temple, Cowboy Bob Goes to Zionp. 221
East Temple, Uncertain Fatesp. 223
Ashtar Command, North Facep. 225
Tunnels Area, The Headachep. 227
Tunnels Area, Masterblasterp. 228
Lower Canyonp. 229
Three Marys, Gentleman's Agreementp. 229
Mount Kinesava, King Cornerp. 231
Annotated Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 234
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ISBN: 9780898866575
ISBN-10: 089886657X
Series: Selected Climbs
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39