Adirondack Rock

Here are some other great local guidebooks written by local authors. Please support them and order directly from their web sites.

Adirondack Park Bouldering (by Justin Sanford)

This is the first dedicated bouldering guidebook to the Adirondack Park, documenting hundreds of boulder problems in more than 20 areas in the Adirondack Park in New York State. 315 pages, full color, complete with overview maps, details area maps, high-resolution images showing problems, and many action photos.

The guide includes Canada Lake, Green Lake, Pine Lake, Nine Corner Lake, Sherman Mountain, State Brook Mountain, Jockeybush Lane, Rand Mountain, Snowy Mountain, Crane Mountain, Potash Mountain, Sleeping Beauty Mountain, Padanarum Road, Tongue Mountain, Roger's Rock, Round Pond Trailhead, Chapel Pond, McKenzie Pond, Second Pond, Panther Mountain, and Flatrock Mountain.

More info at Justin's Southern Adirondack Climber blog.


The Notches (by Jon Sykes)

"A Rock Climbers Guide to the Western White Mountains of New Hampshire."

This guide is the most in-depth rock climbing guide ever published for the Western White Mountains. The guide includes more than 750 route descriptions, 300 color photographs, 22 line drawings, and maps to more than 50 cliffs and crags. The guide is complete with historical notes on first ascents and people within the region. The guide includes climbs Crawford Notch, Zealand Valley, Franconia Notch, and Kinsman Notch.

More info is available at Eagle Cliff Publishing's web site.


Tough Schist (by Travis Peckham)

From the Tough Schist web site:

Tough Schist is the first guidebook to document decades of rock climbing exploration and route development in the Green Mountain State.

The book includes backcountry cliffs, roadside crags, alpine rock climbs, and gives detailed information for those interested in sport climbing, trad climbing and bouldering.

It includes all major climbing areas in northern Vermont on public or protected lands including Bolton, Marshfield Ledge, Wheeler Mountain, the Northeast Kingdom, Deer Leap, Smugglers' Notch, Prospect Rock, and more.


North Conway Rock Climbs (by Jerry Handren)

From the North Conway Rock Climbs web site:

This guidebook covers a broad geographical area loosely centered on the town of North Conway on the eastern side of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. This area is one of the oldest climbing grounds in North America and continues to be one of the most important on the East Coast.

The area covered stretches from the crest of the Kancamagus Highway in the west, down through the Mount Washington Valley, and over to the crags of Evans Notch and the Bethel area in Western Maine.

Add it all up, and you have about 2000 rock climbs of all grades and styles, probably representing one of the most diverse collections of routes to be found in any single area in the country.


Rock Climbs of Acadia (by Grant Simmons)

From the Rock Climbs of Acadia web site:

One of the East Coast’s premier summer destinations, Acadia National Park offers high quality granite climbing in a spectacular setting. It is a Downeast island paradise replete with classic routes both on the coast and inland. With route descriptions for nearly 300 climbs, this guidebook covers all of the classic Acadia climbing areas, plus many of the island’s more obscure haunts. Detailed information will keep you climbing; beautiful photographs will keep you inspired. 124 pages; full color.