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Colorado's Thirteeners, 13,800 to 13,999 Feet, From Hikes To Climbs
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Colorado's Thirteeners, 13,800 to 13,999 Feet, From Hikes To Climbs

Colorado's Thirteeners, 13,800 to 13,999 Feet, From Hikes To Climbs

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Object Title: Colorado's Thirteeners, 13,800 to 13,999 Feet, From Hikes To Climbs

Manufacturer: Gerry and Jennifer Roach

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Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Jan 24, 2007 / Jan 24, 2007

Object ID: 1974

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Product Description

(From the back cover)

Although climbing Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks has become increasingly pupular in recent years for both state natives and visitors, many of the best climbs in the state are actually 13,000-foot peaks. With an even mix of hikes, scrambles and climbs, as well as an average of almost 4 routes per peak, there is something for everyone in Colorado's Thirteeners. Referring to these peaks as the "Centennial Thirteeners," authors Gerry and Jennifer Roach provide loads of accurate and user-friendly information for every peak. This book includes:

- 59 major peaks in 6 mountain ranges
- 202 routes on the major peaks; 71 routes on 71 additional peaks
- 96 trailheads with detailed driving directions
- 22 different approaches to the remote peaks
- Distance, elevation gain, difficulty scale and effort rating for each route
- 33 full-color, annotated topographic maps
- Over 60 full-color, annotated photographs
- 3 comprehensive tables of Colorado's highest peaks

Paperback: 367 pages
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing (April 1, 2001)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1555914195
ISBN-13: 978-1555914196

Author's Website: www.Climb.Mountains.com



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Alan EllisFew guides...

Voted 5/5

....of Colorado's high peaks compare. This is THE most comprehensive guidebook of the centenials. Highly recommend.
Posted Jan 24, 2007 2:21 am

Bob SihlerExcellent resource

Hasn't voted

The book has loads of pertinent information about ethics, difficulty levels, etc. Most mountains have several well-described routes plus good topo diagrams to go with them. Anyone interested in Colorado's highest mountains will benefit from this. Another plus-- as Roach points out, the thirteeners are generally harder than the fourteeners but far less popular. Therefore, this is perfect for those who want a good climb but who are after a wilderness experience at the same time.
Posted Mar 8, 2007 3:48 am

Bill ReedBest Colorado climbers guide?

Voted 5/5

The only one that's close is Roach's Fourteeners Guide.
"Colorado's Thirteeners" is an awesome guide to some of Colorado's lesser known peaks using the same benchmark descriptions, maps and photos that made Roach's "Colorado's Fourteeners" the "gotta have" book for Colorado climbers.
If you're climbing Thirteeners in Colorado, this book is a must!
Posted Mar 27, 2007 2:17 am

csmcgranahanA Must Have

Hasn't voted

I originally was attracted to the 14ers. A few years ago I discovered this high 13er book and think the two are a must have for any serious high peak fan. So far I have climbed five of the peaks in this book and have yet to see anyone above tree line. The book is also very well written and easy to follow.
Posted Jul 1, 2007 12:06 pm

Pete CastriconeCentennial 13ers

Hasn't voted

This guide provides a nice resource for the Colorado centennial 13ers, from 13,800 to 13,999 ft, with several routes and trailheads described for each mountain. This book is very similar to Roach's Colorado 14ers book. For anyone more interested in mountaineering than peak-bagging, you will find your reward in many less-traveled aesthetic routes in the Colorado 13ers.

The book provides very small maps for each range, so you would supplement the text with your own topo map. In addition, there is no supertopo or ariel photo. In the mountains, I have had difficulty interpreting the route descriptions for several of the routes in this book.

Although several nearby smaller peaks are listed as "extra credit," the guide lacks continuity among neighboring routes to peaks of an altitude outside of the 13,800-13,999 range; e.g., no combination routes are listed for neighboring 14ers unless the trail to the 13er crosses the summit of the 14er (e.g., Mt. Sherman to Gemini).

The guide lists several couloir routes, but should not be considered a sole resource for spring or winter climbing.
Posted Sep 6, 2008 10:55 am

davebobk47As usual

Hasn't voted

yet again the best guidebook if you're looking to do the high 13ers in CO.
Posted Jan 16, 2009 10:18 am

Brian CAnother hit

Voted 5/5

I haven't used this as much as the 14ers guide but every route I've followed has been square on.
Posted Dec 13, 2010 10:28 pm

HostilejimA great complete guide

Voted 5/5

This book is extremely accurate. All of the descriptions of routes, and roads to trailheads are very accurate. The maps and pictures are also very accurate. I would recommend this book.
Posted Dec 20, 2010 6:17 pm

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