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Best Oregon Rock Climbing Book?!

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I was hoping for some recommendations on book choices for topos/beta in the Oregon area... All help appreciated. Planning for a big summer of traveling the area and climbing hard. Not necessarily a newbie, but suggestions welcomed!

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You need more than one. Pick up the Smith Rock guide by Watts, Climbing SW Oregon by Orton and Portland Rock Climbs by Olson. But ... uhhhh .. for good summer rock climbing you might want to try Washington.

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What about "Weekend Rock Oregon?" I've heard good things. And thanks guys. I appreciate it!

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Ron Horton did an impressive job with Weekend Rock. It pulled from other authors' works but focuses on the "weekend" climber not pushing the 5.11 and above standards.

 

What you'll find is Olson and Orton are more complete with the areas they cover in comparison to Hortons piece.

 

The criticisms of Bolf and Ruef's falcon piece is warranted. While it pretends to offer climbing areas that other books don't offer, these additions are not adequately covered and you'll be much happier with an Olson or Orton purchase.

 

 

 

 

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Hey Paul!

 

When is your Moolack guide gonna be out? We're all waiting with much anticipation.

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So Orton's climbing SW Oregon looks wonderful! I think that coupled with Weekend Warrior ought to do the trick. When I get to Bend I'll pick something up on Smith. Thanks for the advice... It was cool seeing that Orton's book is actually a collectors item. Woot!

 

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This is a nice book of you can find it. :cool:

 

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I have one and, no, you can't borrow it.

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Oregon Rock: A Climbers Guide is EVERYWHERE! Is it really THAT good!? I found it for $3-6 in multiple places.

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It's a little outdated. Like it doesn't show the retrobolt on the first pitch of Lion's Chair, for one thing...

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Oregon Rock: A Climbers Guide is EVERYWHERE! Is it really THAT good!? I found it for $3-6 in multiple places.

 

Probably not the best guide to have if that's all you've got. It is a fun read though. Portland Rock Climbs 4th edition by Olson is the go to book for Portland area rock. Watts's Rock Climbing Smith Rock State Park is the bible for that place. Others have mentioned the best books for the rest of Oregon.

 

 

Chad

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I'm going to start with Portland Rock Climbs and I'll get more as I explore different areas. Thanks everyone! Really looking forward to getting out there and leading for friends to top rope! Exciting stuff to come! Peace.

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I saw what you did there, Tyler. Afraid Santa was gonna leave ya a lump of coal...?? ;)

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;)

 

hehe ya, I guess I realized I'm not some well respected hard man so who the hell would listen to me anyways, and I'm not too into online shit shows any more. I hope some of you saw my point tho and maybe some will agree with me.

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;)

 

hehe ya, I guess I realized I'm not some well respected hard man so who the hell would listen to me anyways, and I'm not too into online shit shows any more. I hope some of you saw my point tho and maybe some will agree with me.

i feel like i missed something? :crazy:

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i feel like i missed something? :crazy:
Nothing to see here... Go back to your homes... Move along, now... Move along...

 

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hehe ya, I guess I realized I'm not some well respected hard man so who the hell would listen to me anyways, and I'm not too into online shit shows any more. I hope some of you saw my point tho and maybe some will agree with me.

 

No worries. I understand where you are coming from and can respect the fact you took it down for sure man.

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