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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.

Areas Covered
From Jim's website.

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.

Areas Covered

Rock Climbing the San Francisco Bay Area

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

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Teresa Black

Areas Covered
Book cover thumbnail from Amazon.

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.

Areas Covered