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Golden State Bouldering Guidebook in KAYA

Golden State Bouldering on KAYA

Kimbrough Moore, Shannon Joslin, and Leo Popovic / KAYA Climb / 2023

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Featuring over 20 unique climbing destinations in the San Francisco Bay area, authors Kimbrough and Shannon have taken their spectacular Golden State guidebook and made it digital with KAYA PRO. From sandy beach bouldering in Fort Ross to the classic forest slopers of Castle Rock State Park, this region has it all.

With exact GPS coordinates for every problem and parking area, hundreds of beta videos in-app, climb lists, written directions, and ascent data, KAYA Guides are meant to make days out bouldering easier and more convenient. Including 24 unique climbing destinations within the San Francisco Bay area, Kimbrough Moore and Shannon Joslin’s Golden State guidebook is the most thorough and comprehensive collection of climbing in the region.

Purchase a KAYA PRO subscription for $10/month or $60/year and gain access to this guidebook, the newly released Bishop Area Bouldering guide, the Joe's Valley guide, and more!

Golden State Bouldering on KAYA

Kimbrough Moore, Shannon Joslin, and Leo Popovic

Purchase this book

Featuring over 20 unique climbing destinations in the San Francisco Bay area, authors Kimbrough and Shannon have taken their spectacular Golden State guidebook and made it digital with KAYA PRO. From sandy beach bouldering in Fort Ross to the classic forest slopers of Castle Rock State Park, this region has it all.

With exact GPS coordinates for every problem and parking area, hundreds of beta videos in-app, climb lists, written directions, and ascent data, KAYA Guides are meant to make days out bouldering easier and more convenient. Including 24 unique climbing destinations within the San Francisco Bay area, Kimbrough Moore and Shannon Joslin’s Golden State guidebook is the most thorough and comprehensive collection of climbing in the region.

Purchase a KAYA PRO subscription for $10/month or $60/year and gain access to this guidebook, the newly released Bishop Area Bouldering guide, the Joe's Valley guide, and more!

SF Bay Area Bouldering Guidebook

FEATURED: San Francisco Bay Area Bouldering

Jim Thornburg 2023

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2023 edition, 476 pages, the Bay Area’s most up-to-date bouldering guide.

Golden State Bouldering

FEATURED: GOLDEN STATE BOULDERING

Kimbrough Moore and Shannon Joslin, Illustrations Leo Popovic, 2022

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Golden State Bouldering is a comprehensive guide to the greater Bay Area of California, with information on the outdoor bouldering around San Francisco, Sacramento, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz. This guide describes 1,600 boulder problems with hundreds of color photos, maps, GPS coordinates, and hand-drawn illustrations. Golden State Bouldering has a philosophical twist, exploring the ways in which climbing can be among the most meaningful parts of our lives. Whether you are new to climbing or an old-school veteran, Moore and Joslin draw on decades of experience to describe the unique magic of Bay Area climbing.

From the publisher's website.

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.

From the publisher's website.

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
Bay Area Rock

FEATURED: Bay Area Rock

Jim Thornburg (2022) Potlicker Press

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The latest edition (2022) 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
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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.

Areas Covered
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