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New Poudre Canyon Routes Guidebook Online - Free Download
Submitted By: John McNamee on Feb 3, 2010

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Poudre Canyon Route Climbing by Craig Luebben, Cameron Cross & Bennett Scott.

Hi All,

The Northern Colorado Climbers Coaltion has just released a new guidebook for the Poudre Canyon. The book, Poudre Canyon Route Climbing, features over 375 routes (of all grades) and 100+ pages, including full color maps, topos, action shots, detailed descriptions, and historic info that exhibit the canyon in a way never before seen.

Building on the Poudre Canyon guidebook by Rodney Ley & Steve Allen (1972), the Greyrock guides of Pat McGrane (1985) and Craig Luebben (1991), and the Palace guide by Sam Shannon and Tim Wilhelmi (2004), our book combines past historical resources with countless interviews from first ascentionists and local climbers. Our goal with the project is to provide accurate and well researched information so climbers may experience the outstanding climbing and history the Poudre Canyon has to offer. As always, it is a free download, so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think!

The guide is dedicated to the late Craig Luebben, who helped get the project rolling and provided countless resources prior to passing away last summer.

Poudre Canyon Routes Guidebook
By Craig Luebben, Cameron Cross & Bennett Scott

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By Tanner Mitchell
From: Fort Collins CO
Feb 3, 2010
Just downloaded and scanned through the guide - to everyone involved in the production: you've done a great job, thank you for all your work!
By Billy Danger
From: Asheville, NC
Feb 4, 2010
This guide rocks. Thanks, Cam and Ben.
By COEveryman
Feb 6, 2010
All I can say is . . . Wow?!?!? The work that you have put into these and your generosity in giving the freely to the climbing community is uncharacteristic but highly commendable.

To use the downloading music metaphor, I would like to be the first to suggest that you still go ahead with the publication of all this NoCo climbing in one big, beautiful "Climbing NoCo Guidebook." While I have freely downloaded your PDFs, if you were to come out with an actual guidebook, I would be the first to support the organization and buy your book.
By Elijah Flenner
Feb 7, 2010
I like having print guide books. If a print version comes out, I will buy it.

Great job on these guides.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Feb 7, 2010
I'd buy one. I can toss a book in the back of the car and go. That makes life easy. That's worth $30 over the years to have if not on one given weekend. Printing the thing out would cost a ream of paper, a binder, and a cartridge or two anyway.
By slim
Feb 8, 2010
Very, very nice job. Thanks for the effort. I have all of the other Front Range guidebooks pretty much memorized, so it is good to investigate a new area and build a tick list. Thanks again, guys.
By mattm
From: TX
Feb 12, 2010
Looks Great. 2nd the idea of making an Hard Copy Version. I'd buy one even though I don't live in the state. I like to support quality quidebook authors when I can.

If a print version isn't in the future - has anyone looked into something like using an online publishing site? Obviously Copyright holders need to ok this.

Hence the reason I want to throw money their way first.
By dmckee
Feb 14, 2010
The guidebook rocks. I would surely buy a hard copy. Thanks for all the hard work, time, money and dedication that goes into new route development and guidebook publication.
By slim
Feb 17, 2010
I would buy it. I basically collect guidebooks. It's pretty much the only reading I do.
By Scott Matz
From: Loveland, CO
Mar 18, 2010
It truly sums up the Poudre. This for sure will bring more climbers to the area. Thanks again.
By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Aug 5, 2010
In case anyone missed it, the free online copy was updated, formatted, recompiled, made complete and is being printed NOW. It is available for pre-sale already and will be on shelves in Dec 2010 or so.

TO NOTE: This book is printed and sold 100% for charity. Read the above link or visit for details.

If you enjoy the on-line book and wish you had something more complete, errors corrected, new areas added, and otherwise nicely formatted printed and bound, please consider supporting this project.
By percious
From: Bear Creek, CO
May 23, 2011
Did this book make it to shelves. I downloaded the electric version, looks to be 100 pages. Is this just a snippet of the whole book?
By nickketz
Oct 22, 2012
Grey Rock route information on the south slab is very out of date. Many bolts and anchors have been removed. Climb with caution.

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