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Sedona Rocks! A Climbers Guide



David Bloom, Erik Wolfe Rock Solid Publishing
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The most recent guide, as well as, the most comprehensive guide for Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. Includes the Overlook, the Doctor's Office, the Waterfall, and much more.
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A Cheap Way To Fly



Tim Toula
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This is Tim Toulas classic guide from the early nineties. It covers a lot of the original routes in NAZ, as well as covering some of the early history for the area.
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A Better Way To Die, A Climber's Guide to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon



Tim Toula
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Another of Tim Toula's cult classics. This early guide provides a lot of history to the Sedona area, but is a poor substitute for more modern resources. That said, many adventures started with this book in hand! Thanks Tim.
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Castles In The Sand: A Climbers Guide To Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon



David Bloom
David Blooms first guide to Sedona. A good book to have.
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Paradise Forks Rock Climbing



David Bloom
This is David Blooms guide which has over time become a staple for many a Forks climber. Very little development in the canyon since this guide.
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Squeezing the Lemmon II



Eric Fazio-Rhicard
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Published in 2000 Squeezing The Lemmon II is the most comprehensive guide to the Mount Lemmon Highway in the Catalina Mountains. The guidebook lists 1500+ traditional, sport, and mixed routes. Spiral bound, black and white, 324 pages.

The author is one of the most prolific developers and climbers in the Tucson region.
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Toofast Topos: 50 Multipitch Climbs In Cochise Stronghold



Geir Hundal
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Published in 2014 and available as a hardcopy or PDF, Toofast Topos: 50 Multipitch Climbs In Cochise Stronghold features 50 of the most popular routes in the Dragoon Mountains. Features include:

  • Toofast's topos reworked for the 226 page book
  • Precise pitch-by-pitch descriptions for every route, ranging in difficulty from 5.7 to 5.12
  • Overhead satellite imagery and clear descriptions of all approaches, formations, and descents
  • Maps, driving directions, camping and accommodation information
  • Detailed timeline and history of climbing in Cochise Stronghold
  • Foreword by Steve Grossman

The author is a Cochise Stronghold fixture and frequent Mountain Project contributor.
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Jacks Canyon Sport Climbing



Deidre Burton
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Published in 2009 by developer Deidre Burton, Jacks Canyon Sport Climbing is the most accurate and complete guide to Jacks Canyon. In 160 pages with black and white photos the book details 300 routes ranging from 5.5 to 5.14. The Asylum and Lost World areas are included.
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Isolation Canyon Climbing Guide



Manuel Rangel / CreateSpace Publishing
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Isolation Canyon Climbing Guide lists 182 routes in 94 pages with color photos. The routes are traditional, mixed, and sport and range from 1 to 3 pitches. The guide was published in 2012.

Manuel Rangel, the author, is one of the area's primary route developers.
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Backcountry Rockclimbing in Southern Arizona



Bob Kerry
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This out-of-print classic from 1997 covers the Santa Catalina Mountains, Cochise Stronghold, Baboquivari, Mendoza Canyon (Coyote Domes), and many other Southern Arizona formations. It is a great resource for those seeking adventure and solitude.

The guide is hosted online at climbaz.com.
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Climbers Guide to Sabino Canyon and Mount Lemmon Highway



John Steiger
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Published in 1985 and long since out-of-print, Climbers Guide To Sabino Canyon And Mount Lemmon Highway was the first published guidebook to Mount Lemmon. Now days it provides historical perspective and some crags long since forgotten.

The guide is hosted online at climbaz.com.
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The Rock Jock's Guide To Queen Creek Canyon



Marty Karabin / MK Productions
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This out-of-print guide from 1996 covers the climbing routes and bouldering problems at Queen Creek Canyon. The book is 387 black and white pages. It has been supplanted by pocket guides.
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Phoenix Rock II: Rock Climbing Guide To Central Arizona Granite



Greg Opland / Falcon
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The most detailed guide to Phoenix area climbing, Phoenix Rock II is 280 black and white pages. It was published in 1996 and remains in print.

The author is an administrator for Arizona on Mountain Project.
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Weekend Rock Arizona: Trad And Sport Routes From 5.0 to 5.10a



Lon Abbott / Mountaineers Books
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This guide provides a sampling of Arizona rock climbing. It is geared towards the casual climber and as such does not include more difficult grades or areas in their entirety. The areas covered in are: Cochise Stronghold, The Overlook, Granite Mountain, Pinnacle Peak, Jacks Canyon, Queen Creek, McDowell Mountains, Sedona, Mount Lemmon, and Thumb Butte. The book was published in 2006 and is 285 pages. Besides still being in print it is available for the Kindle.
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Rock Climbing Arizona



Steward M. Green / Falcon Guides
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A select guide to 25 of Arizona's best and most popular climbing areas. This black and white, 528 page book was published in 1999.
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Karabin Guides



Marty Karabin
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Marty Karabin has produced $5 fold out pocket guides for the following areas:

  • The Road Area
  • Lower Devils Canyon
  • Uper Devils Canyon
  • Northern Devils Canyon
  • The Mine
  • Euro Dog Valley
  • Beardsley Boulders
  • The Overlook
  • The Projects
  • South Mountain & Pima Canyon
  • Groom Creek
  • Blue Ridge Reservoir
  • Pinnacle Peak
  • The McDowell's
  • Camelback Mountain
  • Lookout Mountain
  • Crown King
  • The Homestead
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Prescott Bouldering



Bill Cramer
Published in 2001 this 114 page guidebook contains 59 maps and 53 topos.

A Climber's Guide To Prescott, AZ



Mike Smith
Published in 2000 this 114 page guide of Prescott includes over 300 routes from Thumb Butte, Upper and Lower Sullivan Canyon, Granite Basin, and Skull Valley. It features easy-to-read topo-photos for all the areas, detailed route information, directions, and area traditions.

The Pit: Limestone Sport Climbing



Robert Miller
The 5th edition of this book, which was published in 2003, is 44 black and white pages.
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Superstitions Select: Climber's Guide To Multi-Pitch Routes Of The Superstition Mountains



Greg Opland / Steel Monkey Publishing
Guide to selected multipitch routes in the Superstitions Mountains east of Phoenix.
Published in 1998; 85 pages; black and white with illustrations and photos; now out of print.
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Grand Canyon Summits Select II: A Compilation of Obscure Ascents in the Grand Canyon Backcountry



Pernell Tomasi & Aaron Tomasi
This now out of print guide, published in 2011 and 168 pages, is an update of the obscure 2001 first edition. Collaborated climbing experiences of more than one hundred mountaineering routes to various named summits in the 1904 sq. mile GCNP backcountry. Approaches mainly originate from the North and/or South Rim with some from the Colorado River. Route descriptions include ascent photos (b&w), grade, class, subjective aesthetics, probable first ascent, relative difficulty, approximate mileage, some topographic maps, possible water sources and an ascent index.
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