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Sharp End Distributed Titles

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One of the best aspects of working in the climbing industry (even if most of my job involves sitting in front of a computer) is working with climbers.

In addition to working with writers, we have the opportunity to distribute a handful of self-published titles. Most notably, Sharp End has distributed Arno Ilgner’s Rock Warriors Way and Espresso Lessons for nearly a decade.

Recently, we’ve added Tanya Bock’sCochise Stronghold: Climbing on the West Side—the first ever guide to that region. Tom Jones’ Zion Canyoneering has sold well for years, His company Imlay Canyon Gear has also published Noel DeNevers' Kolob Tragedy: The Lost Tale of a Canyoneering Calamity.

Luke Mehall’s many narratives are also part of our catalog: Great American Dirt Bags, The Climbing Zine, Climbing Out of Bed….

We also provide autographed copies of my good friend Lynn Hill’sClimbing Free; My Life in the Vertical World. Jim Thornburg’s Stone Mountains is a fantastic picture book of climbing throughout the USA.

Our greatest recent addition is the product of Australian photographer Simon Carter’s Onsight Publishing: The Best of the Red by Brendan Leader.

A chat with Best of the Red guidebook author Brendan Leader

The brand new Best of the Red is hot off the press and Sharp End is proud to be the US Distributor. The guide was published by Onsight Photography and Publishing (Monique Forestier and Simon Carter) of Australia. With a long history of quality guidebooks, we wanted to catch up with author Brendan Leader to discuss the latest guide. Sharp End: Tell us [...]

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Derek Wolfe and the new Colorado's Front Range Thirteeners book

Sharp End is just about to start shipping the new Colorado's Front Range Thirteeners book by Derek Wolfe. Derek has now penned three books for us ranging from a canyoneering guide to Moab, a hiking/scrambling/peak bagging guide to the Valley of Fire and now a guide to the Front Range's best Thirteeners. It's a diverse [...]

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The Real Shelf Shady: new crags at Shelf Road.

Wow. What a spring we're experiencing -- mild, if not a little wet. It's truly been perfect Shelf Road conditions, though certainly there are days where climbers want to avoid the sun. Shelf Road has so many aspects that chasing shade or sun isn't that difficult, but the great news for Shelf veterans is that many [...]

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Didn't learn in my forties what I thought I would

My visit to Dr. Hackett was great but inconclusive. I am scheduling an MRI to see what's going on in there. Based on my right shoulder, for which I had surgery in 2011, it could be any number of culprits from a SLAP tear with a biceps tendon injury to arthritis (which I deal with [...]

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​Climbing Injuries: Have you made One Move Too Many?

I’m off to the Steadman Clinic today, as I think I made one move too many. After having a surgery in 2011 on my right shoulder, I may have injured the left. Was I moving too many new books? The Shelf Road book, St. George Bouldering, and Favorite Hikes In and Around Zion all arrived [...]

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