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McDowell Rock – A Climber’s Guide

McDowell Rock – A Climber’s Guide

Erik Filsinger and Cheryl Beaver

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McDowell Rock is the one source for information on rock climbing in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve of Scottsdale, Arizona.

· Designed to make finding the crags and routes easy
· Identification and colored photos of over 20 rock crags
· Accurate trail head and trail access information
· GPS points at key intersections to assist in finding crags
· Contains over 240 routes, many never publicized before
· Color locator photographs of the crags
· Routes displayed on color photos
· Route descriptions and photos presented on the same page
· Top rope climbs highlighted
· Anecdotes and photos from many of the first ascensionists
· Historical commentary about climbing and the Preserve
· Published in 2016 with 134 pages of text and photos

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Cover of "Road Area", a Karabin guide.

Karabin Guides

Marty Karabin

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Marty Karabin has produced $5 fold out pocket guides for the following areas:

  • The Road Area
  • Lower Devils Canyon
  • Uper Devils Canyon
  • Northern Devils Canyon
  • The Mine
  • Euro Dog Valley
  • Beardsley Boulders
  • The Overlook
  • The Projects
  • South Mountain & Pima Canyon
  • Groom Creek
  • Blue Ridge Reservoir
  • Pinnacle Peak
  • The McDowell's
  • Camelback Mountain
  • Lookout Mountain
  • Crown King
  • The Homestead

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Rock Climbing Arizona

Steward M. Green / Falcon Guides

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A select guide to 25 of Arizona's best and most popular climbing areas. This black and white, 528 page book was published in 1999.

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Weekend Rock Arizona: Trad And Sport Routes From 5.0 to 5.10a

Lon Abbott / Mountaineers Books

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This guide provides a sampling of Arizona rock climbing. It is geared towards the casual climber and as such does not include more difficult grades or areas in their entirety. The areas covered in are: Cochise Stronghold, The Overlook, Granite Mountain, Pinnacle Peak, Jacks Canyon, Queen Creek, McDowell Mountains, Sedona, Mount Lemmon, and Thumb Butte. The book was published in 2006 and is 285 pages. Besides still being in print it is available for the Kindle.

Arizona : Central Arizona : **Prescott Areas

A Climber's Guide To Prescott, AZ

Mike Smith

Published in 2000 this 114 page guide of Prescott includes over 300 routes from Thumb Butte, Upper and Lower Sullivan Canyon, Granite Basin, and Skull Valley. It features easy-to-read topo-photos for all the areas, detailed route information, directions, and area traditions.