Climbers Guide To Montana
This book covers 1,150 peaks through 34 of Montana's mountain ranges.
Each route is classed to its difficulty as well a basic approach to the mountain's summit.
The books also includes 500 photos, route description as well as maps.
The following mountain ranges or areas are featured in the guide:
Purcells, Cabinets, Salish, Coeur d'Alene, Whitefish, Swan, Mission, Glacier National Park, Rattlesnake, Bitterroot, Sapphire, Flint Creek, Anaconda, Pioneer, Beaverhead, Flathead, Rocky Mountain Front, Garnet, Boulder Biolith, Elkhorn, Tobacco Root, Ruby River, North Prairie, Big Belt, Little Belt, Snowy, Bridger, Crazy, Madison, Gallatin, Absaroko East and West, Beartooth and Lower Yellowstone Area.
Excerpts:The following descriptions are found in the book:
Ipasha Peak 9572
[S] South approach from Ahern Peak. T-rated on the northeast arete.
Ahern Peak 8749
[W] Goat trail on southeast ridge.
Gable Mountain 9262
[S] South or east ridge.
Seward Mountain 8917
[S] Southwest ridge from Redgap Pass.
Caffery used the following rating system for all peaks in the book.
[D] = Drive
[P] = Primitive Road
[J] = Jeep Trail
[W] = Walk
[S] = Scramble
[C] = Climb
[T] = Technical
The Difficult News:
Unfortunately this book is no longer in print.
It can be found on line through careful searching. It is worth the effort in finding it.
Perhaps if the publisher gets enough inquiries they or another publisher will put out a second edition.