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Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Rock Climbing Arizona

Rock Climbing Arizona
Lon Abbott, geology professor at Prescott College and experienced rock climber wrote a new guide book with the title "Weekend Rock Arizona: Trad
and Sports Routes from 5.0 to 5.10a".
The book aims at the weekend rock climber and the figures in the heading refer to climbs from moderate to difficult. “Trad” in the title stands for traditional climbs in which climbers place their own protective hardware. Sports routes, on the other hand, offer bolts fixed permanently fixed to the rock.
The author says: "The book is a resource for those climbers who enjoy getting out for a great climb on the weekend or on a holiday but don't have the time to immerse themselves completely in the sport. These climbers usually like to sample a variety of climbing areas, and they most often enjoy climbs in the 5.0 to 5.10a difficulty range rather than harder routes.”
Rock Climbing Arizona provides comprehensive descriptions of routes at 10 climbing areas around Arizona. Included are photos with lines of the climbing routes marked on the pictures.

The book covers climbing hot-spots popular with Tucson climbers, namely the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson and the Dragoon Mountains southeast of Benson.
Click here to grab a copy of "Rock Climbing Arizona".copy of "Rock Climbing Arizona".