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Rock Climbing the Flatirons



by Richard Rossiter, Falcon Press, 1999.
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The second book in three that will replace Rossiter's classic Boulder Climbs South and North. Again, Rossiter's greatest strength is the sheer number of climbs in the book. However, his tendency to be sparse in descriptions and his abstract drawings make actually finding the route when you get to the rock a challenge.

Areas Covered..
Eldorado Mountain
Central
North
South
High Over Boulder by Pat Ament and Cleve McCarty.

High Over Boulder



Pat Ament and Cleve McCarty, 1995.
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History filled, and from one of the original Boulder masters, Ament's book is a classic.

Areas Covered..
Boulder Canyon
Flagstaff
Central
North
South
Eldorado Canyon SP

Colorado Front Range Bouldering : Boulder Area



Bob Horan
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A great book for the Boulder area--great maps and descriptions.

Areas Covered..
Flagstaff
Central
North
South
Eldorado Canyon SP
Classic Boulder Climbs by Fred Knapp and Mike Stevens

Classic Boulder Climbs



by Fred Knapp and Mike Stevens, Sharp End Publishing, 1998.
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The best climbs of Boulder, Colorado are included in this select guide. From Eldorado Canyon's multi-pitch classics to the sport climbs of Dinosaur Mountain and Boulder Canyon; from slab-happy cruises in the Flatirons to the city's famed bouldering, this guide covers it all.

Areas Covered..
Eldorado Canyon SP
Boulder Canyon
Central

Best of Boulder Climbs



by Richard Rossiter, Chockstone Press, 1996.
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A summary of the better routes in Rossiter's vast database. It has more pictures with routes indicated on them than in hie compilations, which is nice. It covers just about every area around Boulder.

Areas Covered..
Boulder Canyon
Eldorado Canyon SP
Central
North
South
Eldorado Mountain

Rock Climbing Eldorado Canyon



Richard Rossiter / Chockstone / Falcon Guides
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This guidebook was published in 2000. It has one of the better descriptions for the Wild West/West Bank/Secret Crag areas.

You can contact them at falcon@falcon.com.

Rock Climbing Eldorado Canyon



Richard Rossiter / Chockstone / Falcon Guides
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This guidebook was published in 2000. It has one of the better descriptions for the Wild West/West Bank/Secret Crag areas.

You can contact them at falcon@falcon.com.

Rock Climbing Eldorado Canyon



Richard Rossiter / Chockstone / Falcon Guides
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This guidebook was published in 2000. It has one of the better descriptions for the Wild West/West Bank/Secret Crag areas.

You can contact them at falcon@falcon.com.

Rock Climbing Eldorado Canyon



Richard Rossiter / Chockstone / Falcon Guides
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This guidebook was published in 2000. It has one of the better descriptions for the Wild West/West Bank/Secret Crag areas.

You can contact them at falcon@falcon.com.

Eldorado Canyon: A Climbing Guide



Steve Levin, Sharp End Books
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The latest definitive guide.

Eldorado Canyon - with its red rock walls, cascading creek, and dazzling lichen, it is the crown jewel of Colorado climbing. Intricate movement and cerebral climbing draw visitors from around the world. Adventure awaits on the multi-pitch outings and distant crags, while roadside routes greet the afterwork crowd. Few areas offer the ambiance and grand atmosphere of this magical venue.

Rock Climbing Eldorado Canyon



by Richard Rossiter, Falcon Press, 2000.
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This is the newest, best guide in print that covers Eldorado Canyon.
EDIT: No longer the newest or best... See Steve Levin's book.

Areas Covered..
Eldorado Canyon SP
Upper Dream Canyon, Colorado, by Richard Rossiter.

Classic Rock Climbs No. 2: Upper Dream Canyon, Colorado



by Richard Rossiter, Chockstone Press, 1999. 52 pages. ISBN: 1575400308
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Covers Upper Dream Canyon. This book is out of date. Rossiter's "Rock Climbing Boulder Canyon" is a better reference to Upper Dream Canyon.

Areas Covered..
Upper Dream Canyon
Boulder Canyon Rock Climbing, by Bob D'Antonio

Boulder Canyon Rock Climbs



Bob D'Antonio, Wolverine Press, 2009.
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This guidebook is the new standard for Boulder Canyon -- excellent binding, great color photo topos, easy identification of sport routes (in blue) and trad routes (in red). Essays by Royal Robbins, John Gill, Pat Ament, Jim Erickson, Richard Rossiter, and others. Covers Boulder Canyon, Lower Dream Canyon, and Upper Dream Canyon. Has hundreds of new routes not in any other guidebook. The one book to have if you're going climbing in Boulder Canyon.
Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Volume I: Lower Narrows to Dream Canyon, by Mark Rolofson.

Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Vol. I: Lower Narrows to Dream Canyon



Mark Rolofson, Free West Rock Guides, May 2006
The companion to "Volume II: The Upper Canyon" is finally available. It covers sport climbs (and a few trad climbs) in lower Boulder Canyon, from Eagle Rock to the Boulder Falls area. Also included are Lower and Upper Dream Canyon. The volume includes more than 525 climbs, with 160 routes never documented in any other guidebook.

Plotinus Wall in Lower Dream Canyon is documented for the first time in a printed guidebook. Many routes on Midnight Rock in Upper Dream Canyon are also documented for the first time. Not included are predominantly trad crags, such as the Dome, Elephant Buttresses, Brick Wall, and Cob Rock.

This is the typical Rolofson guide, with topos and route descriptions, but very few photos. The topos aren't artistic, but they are good enough and are fairly detailed, showing accurate bolt counts and locations of the crux moves.

Sport climbers wanting to check out newer routes in lower Boulder Canyon, Lower Dream Canyon, and Upper Dream Canyon should definitely buy this book.

Available at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder.
Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, by Mark Rolofson.

Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide



Mark Rolofson, Free West Rock Guides, 2000. Out of print
Mark's old guide to Boulder Canyon Sport Climbing. Covers the entire canyon. Topos and written routes descriptions; only one route photo. The topos aren't very artistic, but they are good enough.

This book is out of print. Rolofson's new Boulder Canyon guides have been published as a two-volume set. Volume II, covering upper Boulder Canyon, was published in July 2005. Volume I, covering lower Boulder Canyon, and Lower and Upper Dream Canyon, was published in May, 2006.
Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Vol. II: The Upper Canyon, by Mark Rolofson.

Boulder Canyon Sport & Adventure Climber's Guide, Vol. II: The Upper Canyon



Mark Rolofson, Free West Rock Guides, July 2005.
Covers sport climbs in the upper half of Boulder Canyon above Boulder Falls, from the Bowling Alley to the Sport Park. A few trad climbs are also included. Topos and written route descriptions; only one photo. Covers new routes on crags at the Sport Park and elsewhere; has more than 500 routes, including 140 routes not documented in any other guidebook.

The topos are not very artistic, but they are good enough. The bolt counts on routes are pretty accurate.

Unfortunately, the book is incomplete, ignoring several crags developed by Richard Rossiter since 1998. Absent from the book are Sleeping Beauty, Solaris, and Wizard Rock, all with excellent sport climbing. mountainproject.com and Rossiter's boulderclimbs.com are your best references to these areas.

Also missing are new sport routes developed in 2005 on Avalon, Trout Rock, Broken Rock, the Overlook, Myth Rock, and others. mountainproject.com is your only reference for these routes.

Available at Neptune Mountaineering in Boulder.

1995 Boulder Sport Climber's Guide



by Mark Rolofson, Free West Rock Guides, 1995. Out of print
Overall a good and relatively extensive guide to sport climbing in many areas around Boulder,
from Golden to Saint Vrain Canyon. The route pictures sometimes give you the feeling that
they're open to interpretation, and as far as sport climbing goes, the guide is becoming outdated.

Areas Covered..
Boulder Canyon
Upper Dream Canyon

Rock Climbing Boulder Canyon



by Richard Rossiter, Falcon Press, 1999.
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The canonical book of climbs in Boulder Canyon. Rossiter has been climbing in Boulder since approximately 1632, and this huge tome of routes proves it. The only thing lacking is photos - his drawings make it difficult at times to pick out routes on the rock.

Areas Covered..
Boulder Canyon
Upper Dream Canyon