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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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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 : Northern Arizona

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Castles In The Sand: A Climbers Guide To Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon

David Bloom

David Blooms first guide to Sedona. A good book to have.

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A Better Way To Die, A Climber's Guide to Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon

Tim Toula

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Another of Tim Toula's cult classics. This early guide provides a lot of history to the Sedona area, but is a poor substitute for more modern resources. That said, many adventures started with this book in hand! Thanks Tim.

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A Cheap Way To Fly

Tim Toula

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This is Tim Toulas classic guide from the early nineties. It covers a lot of the original routes in NAZ, as well as covering some of the early history for the area.

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Sedona Rocks! A Climbers Guide

David Bloom, Erik Wolfe Rock Solid Publishing

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The most recent guide, as well as, the most comprehensive guide for Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon. Includes the Overlook, the Doctor's Office, the Waterfall, and much more.