Canadian Rock

 

Canadian Rock
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Canadian Rock
Manufacturer High Col Press
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Jul 28, 2010 / Jul 28, 2010
Object ID 7246
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"This full-colour guidebook brings together into a single collection 1200 of the great rockclimbs of Western Canada, from Squamish to Lake Louise to the Ghost River Valley ~ World-famous crags, popular classics, alpine crags, and little known jewels across one of the most beautiful regions in the world. Over 70 different climbing areas are described, with over 800 topos and photos covering sport, trad, long climbs and crags, with 75 boulder problems at Squamish." Publisher's Description

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Dow Williams - Jul 28, 2010 11:31 am - Voted 1/5

although....
he no doubt attempts to put out a good product, my main gripe with an all encompassing book like this, is that it is easy for the author, if he/she is a climber, to have climbed everything they publish...since it is a selection of supposedly the better/classic climbs....this is not the case here (he has not climbed all these routes), and in fact he includes a route on Ha Ling that I know from first hand experience should not be included at this time. Dangerous to copy stuff out of old guide books, info and just re-publish it in my opinion and again, my biggest problem with it is that come on, if you are going to do a book in the format of Steck and Roper, "50 North American Classics", do it in the same tradition, climb everything you intend to put in it. I understand if it is an all encompassing book of one climbing area, than that is more difficult to accomplish and thus would not necessarily expect it.

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