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Climbing Californias Mountains 1ST Editionby Jay Anderson
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California is home to some of the nation's most scenic and majestic mountains, a diverse and varied playground for those who want to experience the breadth of basic mountain climbing. Volcanic peaks, rocky slopes, sheer cliffs, granite cornices, easy scrambles, challenging ascents, open meadows, and incredible views are just some of the highlights awaiting nontechnical climbers in the Golden State.
From easy romps up San Jacinto Peak and multiday trips to Banner Peak to rocky climbs up Mount Williamson and more advanced mountaineering at Cathedral Peak, Climbing California's Mountains provides the information needed to ascend sixty-nine of the state's most outstanding summits.
Inside you'll find: an introduction to each peak - geology, history, scenic highlights, and more; summit details, including information about elevation, route ratings, and trip distance; detailed approach maps; permit information, the best climbing season, and details on other mountains in the area.
This guidebook features 69 non-technical climbs up the state's highest and most beautiful peaks, including California's Sierra Nevada, Trinity Mountains, and coast ranges. There are some areas that require advanced climbing skills, but most of these summits can be reached without the use of specialized equipment.
California's Sierra Nevada, Trinity Mountains, and coast ranges are among the most spectacular mountain landscapes in North America. Readers are guided to 100 hikes and climbs up California's highest and most beautiful peaks. Photos. Maps.
California's Sierra Nevada, Trinity Mountains, and coast ranges are among the most spectacular mountain landscapes in North America. Readers are guided to 69 hikes and climbs up California's highest and most beautiful peaks. While there are some technical climbs, most of these summits can be reached without the use of specialized climbing or mountaineering equipment. Find the best routes up California's mountains with this authoritative, illustrated guide.
About the Author
Jay Anderson has been rock climbing and mountaineering for more than thirty years. He lived for twenty in California and currently resides in Vail, Colorado.
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