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.

Vermont Rock (by Travis Peckham)

From the Vermont Rock web site:

Long overlooked by New England climbers, Vermont has quietly evolved into one of the best climbing regions in the Northeast. With amazing geological diversity that includes schist, granite, quartzite, and limestone, Vermont Rocki> showcases an outstanding variety of trad climbing and sport climbing at all levels.

This rebranded 2nd edition of Tough Schisti> is the state's definitive guidebook, providing detailed information of our best climbing areas and includes over 500 new routes developed or discovered since the publication of the first edition.

Over 1,000 routes and variations at 30 different crags, including 9 new and 7 significantly expanded areas

North Conway Rock Climbs (by Jerry Handren and Tom Moulin)

From the North Conway Rock Climbs web site:

This guidebook covers a broad geographical area loosely centered on the town of North Conway, stretching from the crest of the Kancamagus Highway in the west, down through the Mount Washington Valley, and east to the crags in Evans Notch and near Bethel in western Maine. As a climbing venue, it has a lot to offer, including everything from short sport routes to epic multipitch traditional climbs, some close to the road, others miles away in a sea of trees. With a wide collection of rock types, including granite, schist, gneiss, and even some exceptional volcanic rocks, the climbing is varied, unique, and thought-provoking.

Alongside the exceptional routes, this area is one of the oldest climbing grounds in North America. The hallowed granite faces of Cathedral and Whitehorse Ledges are particularly well-known for hosting an incredible collection of traditional routes that have been established over many generations.

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.