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 All the popular aid and free climbs are covered, along with more than 100 previously unpublished routes.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.
Author: Stewart M. Green
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
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.
Morbid, but strangely fascinating accounts In 2015, a group of seven hikers were killed when a sudden flood struck Keyhole Canyon in Zion National Park. Prior to that, the steep, narrow route to Angels Landing led to at least five fatalities. Numerous people have found that high, exposed places in Zion—such as rim trails—are bad places to be in lightning storms. Death in Zion National Park collects some of the most gripping accounts in park history of the unfortunate events caused by natural forces or human folly.
Author: W. C. McRae
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2017-04-18
Moon Travel Guides: Find Your Adventure Moon Zion & Bryce is the ultimate guide to exploring all five national parks that define southern Utah's thrilling landscape. Inside you'll find: Full coverage of Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park, plus Grand Staircase Escalante and Moab Strategic, flexible itineraries, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long road trip covering all of them, designed for outdoor adventurers, road-trippers, families, and more The top experiences and unique ideas for exploring each park: Find the best spots for photographing the sunrise, or get your adrenaline pumping on a white-water rafting excursion down the Colorado River. Explore the beautiful remains of ancient Native American rock art on display all over the parks, or discover the creative, energetic spirit of nearby Moab. Enjoy the serenity of Bryce in winter on cross-country skis, or take a week-long summer road trip to hit every spot on your list Strategies for getting to the parks and traveling between them, with suggestions of the best places to stop along the way to eat, rest, or explore, including coverage of gateway cities and towns like Moab, Kodachrome Basin, and Escalante Expert tips from seasoned explorers and Utah experts W.C. McRae and Judy Jewell for travelers looking to go backpacking, canyoneering, mountain biking, rafting, rock climbing, horseback riding, or hiking, plus essential packing and health and safety information Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Where to stay inside and outside the parks, including the best spots to pitch a tent, park your RV, or relax at an upscale resort Up-to-date information on park fees, passes, and reservations Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, travelers with disabilities, and traveling with pets Thorough background on the wildlife, terrain, culture, and history With Moon Zion & Bryce's expert advice, diverse activities, and local insight, you can explore the parks your way. Hitting the road? Try Moon Southwest Road Trip. For full coverage of America's national parks, check out Moon USA National Parks: The Complete Guide to All 59 National Parks.
In this new guide, travel writer Christine Balaz distills her love of the outdoors and of beautiful Utah to bring you the inside scoop on these stunning parks. In this new guide, travel writer, skier, and rock climber Christine Balaz distills her love of the outdoors and of beautiful Utah to bring you the inside scoop on these stunning parks. Balaz knows well these dramatic landscapes and their austere beauty—she’s spent considerable time here and, in climbing these canyons, has seen Bryce and Zion from every angle! Count on finding choice options for outdoor adventure, the best restaurants, best places to camp, fun tours, and cool honkytonks in this unique guide to some of America’s wildest places.