Rock Climbing Utah

Author: Stewart M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762792849
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Utah is a magnificent landscape of startling diversity and beauty, manifested for climbers in more cliff miles of exposed rock than any other state. Fragile sandstone towers pierce the sky amid endless miles of vertical cliffs sometimes more than a half mile high; wondrous canyon walls of cobblestone and limestone overhang at dizzying angles; and granite domes and slabs recline on sunny mountain slopes. Rock Climbing Utah is the only guide available that covers all the major climbing areas in the state. Traditional and sport climbers from the beginner to expert will find a superb sampling of hundreds of routes in the 25 areas covered--including 300 new routes that were not in the first edition. This fully revised and expanded guidebook offers first-hand information for climbers, including area overviews and climbing histories, route betas and topos, color maps and photos, equipment recommendations, approach and descent information, and listings for shops, gyms, and guide services. Stunning action photos round out the package to make Rock Climbing Utah an essential source for visitng and local climbers alike.

Rock Climbing Desert Rock IV

Author: Eric Bjornstad
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 0762711450
Release Date: 2002-12-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Colorado Plateau encompasses the high desert country of Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Illustrated with a guide's eye for the fascinating natural history of the region, this book is a must for every Southwestern climber.

Zion climbing

Author: Bryan Bird
Publisher: Supertopo
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132782173
Release Date: 2009-07
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Zion Climbing includes more than 250 free climbing routes and 25 hammerless big wall climbs. All the popular aid and free climbs are covered, along with more than 100 previously unpublished routes. Author Bryan Bird has personally climbed nearly all of the routes in the book in order to bring a level of detail and accuracy never seen before in a Zion guide.

Rock Climbs in the National Parks

Author: Eric Bjornstad
Publisher: Falcon Guides
ISBN: 0934641927
Release Date: 1996-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Exploring one of the central themes in science education theory, this volume examines how science education can be considered as a scientific activity within a broad post-positivist notion of science. Many students find learning science extremely problematic, whatever level of education they have reached. At the end of the 1970s a new approach to tackling learning difficulties in science was developed, drawing on ideas from psychology and cognitive science, and centred on the way students build up new knowledge in reference to their existing ideas. Constructivism became the dominant paradigm in science education research for two decades, spawning a vast body of literature reporting aspects of learners ideas in different science topics. However, Constructivism came under fire as it was recognised that the research did not offer immediate and simple prescriptions for effective science teaching. The whole approach was widely criticised, in particular by those who saw it as having anti-science leanings. In this book, the notion of scientific research programmes is used to understand the development, limitations and potential of constructivism. It is shown that constructivist work in science education fits into a coherent programme exploring the contingencies of learning science. The author goes further to address criticisms of constructivism; evaluate progress in the field; and suggest directions for future research. It is concluded that constructivism has provided the foundations for a progressive research programme that continues to guide enquiry into learning and teaching science.

Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park

Author: Alan Watts
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781461745853
Release Date: 2010-01-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The comprehensive guide to the place that brought sport climbing to North America— a full-color, thoroughly updated new edition Smith Rock State Park. It was on the impressive crags of this Oregon hideaway that American sport climbing came into its own, and to this day, some of the hardest climbs in the United States are found on these walls. Alan Watts, who has played a leading role in the development of this popular rock-climbing destination, details more than 1,700 routes at Smith Rock and the surrounding area. This new edition updates hundreds of routes, includes hundreds of new ones, and has new photos of each crag, wall, and route. No other guide is as comprehensive or thorough, and no author more respected for his intimate knowledge of one of the world's most popular climbing destinations.

Best Climbs Moab

Author: Stewart M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762767526
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

With Best Climbs, FalconGuides introduces a new type of guidebook to some of America's most popular climbing destinations. Written for nonlocal climbers who have only a few days to climb during each visit, these guides provides visually appealing, to-the-point information that filters out the classic routes and very best climbs. Written by an expert local climber, each guide features: - 150-200 routes of moderate difficulty, rarely rating above 5.11 - sections that each cover a different climbing area and route history - detailed color topos - stunning action photos - a contemporary, exciting design Best Climbs Moab covers Wall Street, Arches National Park, The Icecream Parlor in King Creek Canyon, Castleton Tower, and Fisher Towers.

Utah Sport Climbing Stories and Reflections on the Bolting of the Beehive State

Author: Darren M. Edwards
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781467119092
Release Date: 2017
Genre: History

Not much drives passionate debate in Utah more than public land use. And sport climbing is securely tethered to that controversy as more thrill-seekers gear up each year to ascend the state's geological wonders. From the bolt wars in Moab to the frenzied route development in American Fork Canyon, Utah remains central in the evolution of the sport. With over sixty interviews and a healthy dose of humor, climber and author Darren M. Edwards tracks the spirit, ethos and feats of bolters who have led the way since the 1980s.

Rock Climbing Wyoming

Author: Sam Lightner Jr.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493016136
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Rock Climbing Wyoming describes 11 major climbing areas in the state of Wyoming. It offers approximately 550 climbing routes for beginners and experts alike. Maps, color topos, and stunning action photos accompany clearly written descriptions of the routes to make this an indispensable resource for the best climbing in "Wonderful Wyoming".