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75 Scrambles in Oregon

75 Scrambles in Oregon

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Object Title: 75 Scrambles in Oregon

Manufacturer: Barbara I. Bond

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Page By: Dean

Created/Edited: Jan 29, 2007 / Jan 29, 2007

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The following information was gathered from the Mountaineers. Click HERE for that resource (you can purchase it from there).

75 SCRAMBLES IN OREGON: Best Non-technical Ascents
By author: Barbara I. Bond Pages: 256
ISBN: 0-89886-550-6 Binding Information: Paperback
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books Publication date: 2/25/2005

Price: $17.95

· Non-technical ascents of popular peaks including Mount Hood, the Sisters, Mount Thielsen, and Mount McLoughlin, as well as lesser-known peaks
· GPS waypoints and contour maps
· Scramble-finder chart for selection of routes according to length, difficulty, season and elevation gain

Calling all hikers with a yen for high, lonely places: you can bag that peak if you want to. Scrambling is the bridge between hiking and rock climbing. It involves off-trail travel-making your way over rough terrain and sometimes using your hands for balance and safety on nearly vertical rock-but does not require technical climbing gear. 75 Scrambles in Oregon will take you to some of the same summits that climbers enjoy-but by less extreme routes.

These scrambles (short, easy introductory routes and longer, more difficult scrambles) are generously spread across the state: the Cascades; Klamath Mountains (SW corner); East Cascades; the Wallowas, Elkhorns, and Blue Mountains (NE); the Strawberry Mountains near John Day; and remote desert ranges (SE corner). Routes are rated for difficulty and skill level. Where nonstandard equipment such as an ice axe, crampons, rope, or helmet are advised, that is noted route by route.

Barbara I. Bond is a trip leader for the Mazamas, an outdoor activities and conservation club. She is a professional writer and lives in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit her web site at OregonScrambles.com.


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DeanDecent information

Voted 4/5

As one who has spent a lot of time in the past three years chasing after lots of peaks in Oregon, I found that this book is helpful in my efforts and contains a good cross section of what is available to the non technical climber. This book probably will disappoint some but delight others. Some of the peaks are not really scrambles such as Mt. Scott, Aspen Butte, Drake Peak and Strawberry Mountain to name a few. These all have trails to the top and involve little scrambling if any. Others such as Broken Top, Diamond Peak and Mt. Thielsen are listed but again, if you are not into chasing the prominence peaks of Oregon, this book may disappoint. I enjoyed it and found the information to be useful in many cases, as well as the little maps the author includes on many of the peaks. However, there is no other book on Oregon mountains that try to cover as many areas and give a taste of what is available and does it as well as this one.

The book is broken down into the following areas:
The Coast Range
Northern Cascades
North-Central Cascades
Central Cascades
Southern Cascades
Siskiyou Mountains
Eastern Cascades
West-Central Cascades
West-Central Blue Mountains
Eastern Blue Mountains
Wallowa Mountains
Northern Basin and Range

YOu can see it covers the whole state and includes peaks most people have never heard of like Pueblo mountain, a gem in the middle of nowhere and Warner Peak. The Wallowas are well covered and if you ask me the key question, would I buy this book again?
I would answer yes. I'm hopeful that some day the book on Oregon will be published that will cover all of the mountains ala Beckey's Washington Cascade guides but this book is a start.
Posted Jan 29, 2007 10:52 pm

BSPclimbergood book

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This is an excellent book for those of us who want to find mountains and routes that are more than walk ups, but less than 5th class technical ascents. I was especially glad to see that Cowhorn Mountain was in there, a personal favorite of mine. Like Dean, I'm also hoping for the day when someone will publish a book(s) on Oregon mountains like Beckey's Washingon Cascade guides. This is a good start though. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in scrambling in Oregon.
Posted Jan 30, 2007 5:59 pm

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