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Rock Climber's Guide to Skyline Blvd

Rock Climber's Guide to Skyline Blvd. 3rd Edition, 2000
by Bruce Morris. Price $19.95. 144 pages.

Overview: This Guide focuses on climbing areas around the sklyline blvd area South of highway 84 to Black road, including, Castle rock state park, Sanborn sklyline county park, Aquarian valley, and Stevens Creek Canyon. It provides an excellent geological history of the sandstone formations, ethics of the area and provides information on the draft plan for the parks in the area. It openly talks about areas closed to climbing including the possible repercussions. It is very thorough in covering the rating, gear and topo's for each climbing area. Nice job and thanks for all the hardwork.

Reviewers Opinion: This is clearly the best guide for Castle Rock State Park and surrounding areas. It provides reasonable trail maps, detailed topo's of all climbs, including heights, bolts & trad requirements. Some of the heights are a little off but most are very close and can be used for reliable estimates on route lengths. The author includes routes in climbing areas which are restricted, on private property or in illegal areas. Though he clearly states this, why include it if it will only promote trouble for climbers, as whole, in the future.

Recommendation to the Author: Not to much negative to say. I only have a couple suggestions for improvements for future additions.

  • GPS locations to the base of the climbing areas, trailheads and forks used to reach climb sites.
  • Updated anchor/bolt information.
  • Any special information required for a TR setup or lead, such as Directionals, really long webbing, etc.. (goat rock cheese face, dismal abysmal, etc...)
  • Remove the illegal sites from the guide.
  • Better descriptions on how to get to some of the more remote climbing areas like the underworld and green monster (if possible add some pictures on where to turn).
  • More pictures of routes and information on FA would be cool as well.
  • I noticed at the gym the other day that you recently came out with a new bouldering guide covering the same area. Thanks, that takes care of one of my requests. I'll be reviewing this one soon.

Rating - 4 star **** (5 is best 1 is worst). Recommended purchase. Worth the price. One of the best guides for the South Bay!

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