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Alpine Rock Guidebooks

California : San Bernardino Mountains : Big Bear Lake Area

One of the original guidebooks to Big Bear.


Chris Miller, Alan Bartlett / Quail Springs Publishing / 1995

Rock climbs of North Big Bear Lake - one of the original guides to the area.

California : San Bernardino Mountains

A Climber's Guide to Big Bear Lake & Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

A Climber's Guide to Big Bear Lake & Holcomb Valley Pinnacles

Brandon Copp / Wolverine Publishing / 2020

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This is the essential guide to over 1000 routes surrounding Big Bear Lake in California's San Bernardino Mountains.  The best-known climbing area here is the famed Holcomb Valley Pinnacles, super-popular for its dense concentration of steep, well-featured, granite sport climbs.  The Pinnacles are covered in full detail, along with complete beta for scores of crags well off the beaten path.  Moderate sport climbs may have put Big Bear on the map, but there is something perfect here for everyone, from easy slabs to remote pinnacles, to technical slab and trad cracks of all kinds.  The pine-covered hills, quaint mountain town, and expansive lake offer an abundance of excellent camping and a large variety of rest-day fun.  With never-before-published crags, extensive maps, and new routes for every skill level, this full-color, comprehensive guidebook promises years of climbing adventures in LA's backyard.

Hidden Treasures East (Big Bear Basin)

Hidden Treasures East (Big Bear Basin)

Brad Singer (2008) Glentex Publications

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This is a guidebook to the Big Bear Area and covers popular crags such as Holcomb Valley Pinnacles, Castle Rock, Fisherman's Buttress, Black Bluff and more. Over 200 pages with action photos, a list of routes by grade and more. *Out of Print*

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