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New Elevenmile Guidebook

Submitted By: Monomaniac on May 28, 2011

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Dedicated local and route-developer Ben Schmitt has completed a new rock climber's guidebook to Elevenmile Canyon. The book is 145-pages, and describes 480 routes with photo-topos and anchor locations. The book covers the highly anticipated new crag "Heaven's Gate", as well as several other newly developed and previously undocumented crags. Ben put a lot of sweat into the project, including bolting and climbing many of the new routes included in the guide. Copies will be available through in about six weeks, or get your copy in half the time by PMing Ben through Mountain Project.

New Elevenmile Guidebook.
New Elevenmile Guidebook.

(Edited 29 May)

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By Monomaniac
From: Morrison, CO
May 28, 2011

Awesome work, Ben! With your dedication to the area, I'm sure it will be a kick ass book. Can't wait to see it!

By Steven N
From: CO
May 29, 2011

Looking forward to picking this one up once I'm back in CO. Thanks for all your hard work, Ben.

By kevin fox
From: parker
May 29, 2011

the guidebook in color and the whole nine yards?

By Jerad Friedrichs
From: Colorado Springs
May 29, 2011

Absolutely can't wait, Ben worked his ass off to put this book together!

By John McNamee
From: Littleton, CO
May 30, 2011

What's the retail price going to be?

By Ben Schmitt
May 30, 2011

I decided not to do it in color (as it almost doubles the price for consumers!) and tried to make a reasonable retail price of $20. Although even in black and white the pictures and descriptions should get you exactly where you need to go!

By Darryl Roth
May 31, 2011

Perfect timing to heat it up at the crag and then: cool off at 8,000 ft. with the river waiting below. 11 Mile is definitely the spot for great climbing with no crowd and short approaches.

Most excellent, Ben.... The cover looks stellar!!! It's gonna sell out fast.

By JasonT
Jun 3, 2011

Great work, Ben, can I get an autographed copy?

P.S. - are boulder problems in there as well?

By JasonT
Jun 4, 2011

What's your blog link?

By Hans Hoffman
From: D'iberville, MS
Jun 7, 2011

Wow Ben. The more I hear about what you have done for the climbing community the more respect I get for you. I hope to accomplish half of what you have done in my own climbing.