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Squamish Sport Climbs

Kevin McLane & Nic Vissers / High Col Press / 2018 (?)

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This new guide is Volume 2 of The Climbers Guide to Squamish, and the first edition of Squamish Sport Climbs. The areas covered extend from Murrin Park to Whistler, some 800-plus sport climbs from single pitch to 10 pitches long, and from short valley crags up into the alpine. 176 pages.

Squamish Rock Climbs

Kevin McLane & Andrew Boyd / High Col Press / 2018

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This extensive guidebook is the complete reference to Squamish climbing, portraying over 2,000 routes across 576 pages with more than 700 photos, maps, and topo drawings. Squamish Rockclimbs extends from Murrin to the Chief to the Smoke Bluffs, and includes the alpine peaks of Sky Pilot and the sea cliffs of Howe Sound. A 76 page history includes guest stories, photo galleries, and a 14,000 word story about the 100-year evolution of climbing at Squamish. This beautiful guidebook is commercial-free, contains no advertising, and was developed and manufactured entirely in Canada.

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

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.