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California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : Pomo Canyon

Bay Area Bouldering

Chris Summit

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Bay Area Bouldering includes over 600 boulder problems within a 1.5 hour drive of San Francisco. All the classic spots are in this book: Castle Rock, Indian Rock, Mickey's Beach as well as a number of lesser known spots on the North Coast. Sandstone, Schist, Rhyolite, Basalt and Chert are the most prevalent types of stone and each offers a very unique experience. This book includes everything from cruiser jug hauls on sandy beaches to sloper wrestling in lush forests. Author Chris Summit personally climbed and mapped almost every route to ensure the accuracy of the information.

California : San Francisco Bay Area : Wine Country : The Nut Tree Boulders

Nut Tree Lite Guide

Aaron Rough

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Aaron's shared free preview of progress on his Nut Tree bouldering guide.

California : San Francisco Bay Area

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Bay Area Top Ropes

Chris Summit, Chris McNamara and Valentine Cullen (2010) Supertopo

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Chris's latest Bay Area climbing books are split into bouldering and top ropes; this is the latter, with coauthors.

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Bay Area Bouldering

Chris Summit (2007) Supertopo

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Chris's latest Bay Area climbing books are split into bouldering and top ropes.

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Bay Area Rock

FEATURED: Bay Area Rock

Jim Thornburg (2015) Potlicker Press

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The 8th edition (September 29, 2015) of Jim's annually updated book covering many climbing spots in San Francisco's immediate area.

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Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Area

Teresa Black (2002) Falcon Press ISBN: 0-7627-1143-4

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Teresa Black

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Rock Climbing Guide to the Castle Rock Area

Bruce Morris (2007) MorComm Press 0-9650234-1-9

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A good book on the Skyline and Castle Rock areas, expanded again by Bruce Morris to include content from his earlier, more specialized separate guides. This edition includes both roped climbing and bouldering in the whole South Bay area.

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