Completely redesigned and revised--now with five new routes in Colorado's High Country.
Colorado Scrambles includes more than 50 scrambling routes in the major mountain ranges of Colorado. Author Dave Cooper (Colorado Snow Climbs) climbed each of these high-quality routes, selecting them based on challenge, rock quality, location, and interesting route finding. In scrambling, climbers use both hands and feet to get up a mountain, using a rope, if at all, only to protect short sections. Other than a rope and a little hardware, all a climber needs is a good pair of boots, a daypack, and foul-weather gear. In technical terms, scrambling is moving over 3rd- and 4th-class rock, often with a considerable amount of exposure.
About the Author
DAVE COOPER has climbed extensively in the Andes, Himalayas, Canadian Rockies and the Alaska Range and has spent 25 years exploring the Colorado mountains. He has spent 15 years teaching mountaineering for The Colorado Mountain Club including rock and ice climbing and ski mountaineering."
Features# Paperback: 288 pages
# Publisher: Colorado Mountain Club Press; 2 edition (August 17, 2009)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0979966337
# ISBN-13: 978-0979966330