Virginia features some of the more popular rock climbing sites on the East Coast, including Great Falls of the Potomac and the Crescent Rocks, but its lesser-known areas also offer a wide variety of challenging climbs. Here is a complete guide to the entire state, packed with information, including routes graded for difficulty, guides, park fees and regulations, equipment, or permits required, and more. 200 line drawings.
This revised and updated guidebook--now in full color--provides rock climbers with information on the best climbs in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland, accompanied with color action photographs, climbing history for each area, route ratings and trip planning information, pitch-by-pitch written descriptions, detailed color topos and clear overview photos, descent information and gear recommendations.
The climbing guide to Great Falls, Virginia, that makes it easy to find the climbs from the trails. Includes photographs of all climbs, with descriptions on facing pages; the latest trail maps; shortcuts to the climbs; clifftop shots of each climbing area; "landmark" climbs in each area shot from above for easy recognition. Second Edition, revised and updated.
Author: Candyce H. Stapen
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2011-07-04
With Explorer’s Guides, expert authors and helpful icons make it easy to locate places of extra value, family-friendly activities, and excellent restaurants and lodgings. Regional and city maps help you get around and What’s Where provides a quick reference on everything from tourist attractions to off-the-beaten-track sites. Virginia is for lovers—lovers of history, the outdoors, sport, and fine food! Hike and kayak at Belle Isle State Park; soak up Revolutionary history in Colonial Williamsburg; sample Piedmont wines and Eastern Shore crab cakes; or visit Arlington National Cemetery. From ocean to mountains, wildlife sanctuaries to caves, Virginia’s joys are endless.
The impact of invasive organisms is second only to habitat loss as a threat to biodiversity and yet, despite increasing ecological awareness, people remain largely unaware of these plants and animals and their potentially devastating impact. Although most biological introductions fail, many prove successful and these can prove disastrous for native fauna and flora. This field guide will enable the identification of a range of invasive plants and animals now found in Britain. Though these species are of particular concern to conservationists there has previously been no unified guide devoted to their recognition. This book will act both as an ID guide, appealing to the amateur naturalist, and as an important tool for ecologists and land managers attempting to tackle the problem posed by invasive species.
Author: Sven Olof Swartling
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release Date: 2008
"This third edition of the popular Climber's Guide to Devil's Lake has been thoroughly updated for twenty-first-century climbers and hikers and includes information for use with GPS receivers. It provides information for climbers of all abilities and pref
Author: Eric J. Hörst
Release Date: 2003-10-01
Genre: Bubba City (W. Va.)
This comprehensive Bubba City guidebook provides information on over 280 routes, including more than 65 new sport climbs, countless anchor upgrades, and a new trail system developed since the publication of the other New River Gorge climbers' guides.
Author: Francesca Consolino
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 1994
The newest entry in the "Nature Guide Series", this comprehensive, fully-illustrated book presents everything the gardener needs to know about identifying, selecting, and growing for more than 150 varieties of climbing plants. 216 full-color photos and illustrations.
The rock climber's equivalent of a Rand McNally road atlas, this completely revised and updated new edition of Rock 'n' Road compiles information on over 3,000 climbing areas in all 50 states, Canada, and Mexico. The book offers location maps, detailed directions, star ratings, the kind of climbing and rock encountered, access issues, classic routes, and much more. The fundamental reference source for North American climbers.
The only conditioning book a rock climber needs! Rock climbing is one of the most physically challenging sports, testing strength, endurance, flexibility, and stamina. Good climbers have to build and maintain each of these assets. This is the first-ever book to provide climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and follow a comprehensive, personalized exercise program. Part One covers the basics of physical conditioning and goal-setting. Part Two takes readers through warm-up and flexibility routines, entry-level strength training, weight loss tips, and fifteen core-conditioning exercises. Part Three details climbing-specific conditioning, with twenty exercises to target specific muscles of the fingers, arms and upper torso to develop power and endurance. An entire chapter focuses on the antagonist muscle groups that help provide balance and stability, and prevent muscle injury. This section also has a chapter devoted to stamina conditioning, increasing the climber's endurance at high altitudes. Part Four shows how to put together a customized training program to suit the climber's needs. The book includes workout sheets for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced skill levels, tips for children and those over age fifty, secrets of good nutrition and an insider's take on avoiding injuries. Eric Hörst is a performance coach who has helped thousands of climbers. His published works include Learning to Climb Indoors, Training for Climbing, and How to Climb 5.12. He lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Author: Margaret B. Gargiullo
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Release Date: 2007
It is no secret that with each new office park, strip mall, and housing development that slices through the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut landscape, more and more indigenous plant habitats are being destroyed. Concrete, after all, is not a friendly neighbor to vegetative life. Less common wisdom, however, holds that plants native to this region have been disappearing rapidly for a variety of reasons, and some of the causes can be avoided, even as construction projects continue to move in. One of the most serious threats to indigenous plants is the introduction of invasive non-native species by landscapers after new developments are built. In this unique guide, ecologist Margaret B. Gargiullo presents a detailed look at the full scope of flora that is native to this region and available for propagation. She offers practical advice on how to increase the amount of indigenous flora growing in the metropolitan area, and in some cases, to reintroduce plants that have completely disappeared. More than one hundred line drawings of plants and their specific habitats, ranging from forests to beaches, help readers visualize the full potential for landscaping in the area. A separate entry for each plant also provides detailed information on size, flower color, blooming time, and its possible uses in wetland mitigation, erosion control, and natural area restoration. Some plants are also highlighted for their ability to thrive in areas that are typically considered inhospitable to greenery. Geared specifically for landscape architects, designers, land managers, and restorationists, and easily searchable by plant type or habitat, this guide is an essential reference for everyone concerned with the regionas native plant life. Since most of the plants can also be grown well beyond the New York City metropolitan area, this book will also be useful for project managers doing restoration work in most of southern New England and the mid-Atlantic region, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland."
Author: Timothy P. Spira
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2011-05-16
This richly illustrated field guide serves as an introduction to the wildflowers and plant communities of the southern Appalachians and the rolling hills of the adjoining piedmont. Rather than organizing plants, including trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants, by flower color or family characteristics, as is done in most guidebooks, botanist Tim Spira takes a holistic, ecological approach that enables the reader to identify and learn about plants in their natural communities. This approach, says Spira, better reflects the natural world, as plants, like other organisms, don't live in isolation; they coexist and interact in myriad ways. Full-color photo keys allow the reader to rapidly preview plants found within each of the 21 major plant communities described, and the illustrated species description for each of the 340 featured plants includes fascinating information about the ecology and natural history of each plant in its larger environment. With this new format, readers can see how the mountain and piedmont landscapes form a mosaic of plant communities that harbor particular groups of plants. The volume also includes a glossary, illustrations of plant structures, and descriptions of sites to visit. Whether you're a beginning naturalist or an expert botanist, this guidebook is a useful companion on field excursions and wildflower walks, as well as a valuable reference. Southern Gateways Guide is a registered trademark of the University of North Carolina Press