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International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver Island : Comox Lake

Comox Valley Climbs

John Waters / First Choice Books / 2014

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A sub-100 pages guidebook for the Comox Lake and the surrounding area. Includes drawn route diagrams, maps, and labelled photos.

International : North America : Canada : Alberta

Sport Climbs in the Canadian Rockies (7th Ed.)

John Martin & Jon Jones / Rocky Mountain Books / 2016

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Includes hand-drawn diagrams and colour photos of multiple areas in the Canadian Rockies. Includes areas such as the Bow Valley, Kananaskis, and Ghost River.

International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Bow Valley

Bow Valley Sport (2nd ed.)

2013

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A great guidebook with lots of colour photos, maps, and diagrams.

International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Jasper National Park

Northern Exposure: Jasper Rock Climbing

Northern Exposure: Jasper Rock Climbing

Francois Laplante/Friesens/2016

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Excellent and highly user friendly guidebook by Francois Laplante

International : North America : Canada : Nunavut : Baffin Island

Baffin Island

Baffin Island

Mark Synnott

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Canada's largest island

International : North America : Canada : Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Rock - Published in 2002, written by Sean P. Cassidy

Nova Scotia Rock

Sean Cassidy / 2002

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : Montreal Area : Mont Rigaud

Rakkup Quebec Rigaud

Rakkup Québec: Mont Rigaud

Socrate Badeau, 2018

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Mount Rigaud is a popular little crag about 45 min from Montreal and 80min from Ottawa. Unfortunately over the years access has been precarious and little to no formal information was available. Development however has been continuous and there are now close to 100 climbs. Most of these are short sport climbs, but there are a few nice trad lines. With access now made easier thanks to the implication of the ski center, the municipality and the FQME. It was judged time to get an accurate guide done. This guide, thanks to the help of the main developers, contains all of the correct information for all the climbs of Mount Rigaud.

International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Powell River

Just released! the new Climbing Guide to Powell River.

Powell River Rocks

Christie Dionne / Blurb Self Publishing / 2018

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Comprehensive guide to climbing in the Powell River area. Includes 6 cragging areas, 3 big wall areas and 4 popular mountain routes in the Eldred Valley. Descriptions for 386 routes, over 200 pages with colour photos and topos.

International : North America : Canada : Ontario : Cape Croker

Ontario Guidebook

ONTARIO CLIMBING: VOLUME 2 THE NORTHERN ESCARPMENT

Gus Alexandropoulos, Justin Dwyer

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Ontario Climbing Guidebook

International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : Selkirk Mountains : Rogers Pass

Rogers Pass: Uptracks, Bootpacks & Bushwhacks

Douglas Sproul

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Backcountry Skiing Rogers Pass.

International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver Island : Strathcona Provincial Park : Crest Creek Crags

Crest Creek Rock Climbs

Chris Barner and Ahren Rankin - Wild Isle Publications

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Crest Creek Rock Climbs is a guidebook to around 250 free and 50 aid climbs at Crest Creek Crags, Strathcona Provincial Park, BC.

This hotly anticipated guidebook to one of Vancouver Island's best crag climbing areas is informative, visually stunning, seasoned with sardonic humour and features side-bars, memoirs & artwork from key local contributors.

The Heathens and Wild Isle have collaborated to craft an entertaining guide that introduces us to the unique characters who have made Crest Creek a special place to climb and the routes that have drawn Island climbers and global visitors for some 30 years.

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : Laurentians : Val-David

Guide des parois Val-David

2015, Paul Laperrière, Publihed and distributed by Passe-Montagne, 2374 Bastien street, Val-David, QC, Canada, JOT 2NO, 819-323-6987

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Beautiful illustrated guidebook of the Val-David area.

Val-David, GUIDE DES PAROIS D'ESCALADE

1994, Paul Laperrière et Bernard Poisson Les Editions La Cordée

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Old but useful

International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Bow Valley : Cougar Canyon (Creek)

The Cover

Bow Valley Sport

Quickdraw Publications

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This book has what you need at the price you want. Get clipping!


International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver Island : Quadra Island

Quadra Island Rock Climbs

Quadra Island Rock Climbs

Philip Stone Wild Isle Publications

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The latest addition to the west coast climbing scene the granitic outcrops and sea cliffs on Quadra Island offer some excellent climbing in one of the most scenic settings in the world. Snow-capped mountains line the horizon both east with the shimmering blue water of the Salish Sea and the emerald green rainforest completing the scene.

Quadra Island Rock Climbs describes over 140 climbing routes at Chinese Mountains, Morte Lake and on Breton Island. Access maps, photo topos and detailed route descriptions provide all the information needed to explore the crags of this island jewel.

International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Vancouver Island : Strathcona Provincial Park

Island Alpine Select

Island Alpine Select

Philip Stone Wild Isle Publications

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Island Alpine Select is a detailed guidebook to the hiking, scrambling and technical rock and ice climbs on 70 of the most challenging mountains on Vancouver Island. Around 400 routes in total!

In rich, full colour the spectacular Island Alps are clearly illustrated, along with history and sound advice for planning and travelling in the rugged Island backcountry.

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : Quebec City, Charlevoix, Portneuf

Guide québécois de l'escalade

Yannick Girard et Stéphane Plamondon aux éditions Oxygène et Édimag.

Secteurs de Québec, Charlevoix, Saguenay et Portneuf

ISBN-10: 2895420130
ISBN-13: 978-2895420132

International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Squamish

Squamish Select

Marc Bourdon

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The full-colour, third edition of Squamish Select features over 1,500 routes and won the best guidebook category at the 2012 Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. It provides extensive coverage of Murrin Park, Shannon Falls, the Malamute, the Chief, Slhanay (the Squaw), Smoke Bluffs, Cheakamus Canyon and many other minor areas. There’s enough climbing in this book to keep you busy for years!

International : North America : Canada : New Brunswick

A Rock Climber's Guide to New Brunswick

Dominic Caron

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The indispensable guidebook to New Brunswick.

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : Laurentians : Weir

Escalade de Rocher Weir

Pierre Cornellier 1998

out of print, a few people have photocopies

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : *Quebec Ice, Mixed & Alpine : Lanaudiere

Guide d'Escalade de Lanaudière (Roche et Glace)

Jean Claude Néolet (2009)+updates

Out of print but you can find some of the information at L'Escalade dans Lanaudiere club website.

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : *Quebec Ice, Mixed & Alpine

Guide des cascades de glace et voies mixtes au Québec

Stéphane Lapierre et Bernard Gagnon Les éditions La Randonnée



Covers all of Quebec, updates are normally available online on the FQME website, but it seems misplaced for now.
528 pages

Available at MEC, La Cordée, through the FQME and other climbing stores.

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean & Cote-Nord

Parois d'escalade du Saguenay

By: Pierre-Yves Plourde & François-Xavier Garneau Published by: Les Éditions JCL

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ISBN: 978-2-89431-364-0
140 X 216 mm (5,5 X 8,5 po)
434 pages
November 2006

International : North America : Canada : Ontario : Ice Station Superior

North of Superior - Orient Bay Ice Climber's Guide

Shaun Parent - Granite Publishing - 1993

If you can get your hands on a copy of this book you'll be happy!

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : Estrie - Eastern Townships - Monteregie : Mount Orford (Pic aux Corbeaux)

Escalade au Mont-Orford

JIDÉ et Cie Les éditions La Randonnée


Covers:
Parc du Mont Orford
96 pages

Available at MEC, La Cordée, through the FQME and other climbing stores.

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : Estrie - Eastern Townships - Monteregie

Guide d'escalade en Estrie

Bernard Mailhot Les éditions La Randonnée


Covers:
Mont Pinacle
Lac Larouche
Grand Morne
Bistro des Trois Lacs (Closed)
Mont Carré (Closed)
Mont St-Grégoire (Closed)

82 pages

Available at MEC, La Cordée, through the FQME and other climbing stores.

International : North America : Canada : Quebec : Appalaches : Grand Morne

Guide d'escalade du Grand-Morne

Nico & Cie Les éditions La Randonnée


95 pages
Available at MEC, La Cordée and through the FQME

International : North America : Canada : Alberta : Nordegg

David Thompson Corridor Guidebook

http://www.coe.ca/guiding/guides/newroutes.htm

International : North America : Canada : Newfoundland and Labrador : Newfoundland : Avalon Peninsula : Flatrock

Newfoundland Climbing Guide

Leo van Ulden

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Newfoundland climbing guide for rock and ice.

International : North America

Rock N Road by Tim Toula.

Rock N Road

Tim Toula, Falcon Publishing

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Rock N Road: An Atlas of North American Climbing Areas, is a comprehensive listing of every chunk of protruding stone on the continent. This is not a typical guidebook: there are no topos or route descriptions and only a few photos. Instead, the atlas provides a paragraph or two on each destination, with quality ratings, stats on number of climbs, and a list of the best routes. This is an essential reference item for those in search of new or less-documented crags.

International : North America : Canada : British Columbia

Cover shot of Alpine Select: Climbs in Southwest British Columbia & Northern Washington

Alpine Select: Climbs in Southwest British Columbia & Northern Washington

Kevin McLane, Elaho Publishing

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As the title lays out, this is a book of select alpine climbs mainly in BC, but also a few in Washington. The book is interesting for being divided into a section covering all of the approaches and another covering all of the climbs. McLane writes to a high standard and this book is no exception.

There are some fairly accessible day climbs in here as well as some monsters. Would you believe that there's a 37 pitch rock route only a few hours from Vancouver?

Scrambles in Southwest British Columbia

Scrambles in Southwest British Columbia

Matt Gunn

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A well put together guide to scrambling routes on many BC peaks.

Central BC Rock

Central BC Rock

Lyle Knight, Elaho Publishing

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Now a little out-of-date, but still the essential reference for the BC interior areas such as Yak Peak, Kelowna, and all the smaller crags that deserve attention but don't quite have the same draw as Skaha.

International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Columbia Mountains : Purcell Mountains : The Bugaboos

Cover shot for The Bugaboos guide book.

The Bugaboos - One of the World's Great Alpine Rockclimbing Centres

Chris Atkinson and Marc Piché, Eleho Publishing

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One of two Bugaboos guide books published in 2003.

Bugaboos Rock guide book cover shot.

Bugaboo Rock: A Climbing Guide, 2nd Edition

Randall Green and Joe Bensen, The Mountaineers Books

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One of two Bugaboos guide books published in 2003.

International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Okanagan : Skaha

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Skaha Rockclimbs: A User's Manual

Howie Richardson, High Col Press

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Published in 2013, this is your essential reference for Skaha.

International : North America : Canada : British Columbia : Sea to Sky Corridor

Whistler Rock Climbs cover shot.

Whistler Rock Climbs

Elaho

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Covers the crags from just north of Squamish to north of Whistler with McLane's usual excellent quality.