By Nate Lynch and Shane Collins
For the past six decades, bouldering in the Eastern Washington area has served as a training and testing ground for some of the world’s grittiest climbers. With the sprawling and diverse collection of conveniently accessible and excellent rock, the Spokane River Valley spans rugged hillsides with panoramic views to tucked-away hidden hallways of stone. Climbers of any skill level can enjoy the exploration and challenges that have cultivated the accomplishments and pride of the people who have helped develop the area. Nate Lynch and Shane Collins have spent over a decade cleaning, climbing, and cataloging the Spokane boulders to bring you this comprehensive guide. This book is sure to inspire you with over 700 problems, detailed maps, accurate history, seemingly unnecessary commentary on Star Wars, and action photographs.
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This is an amazing guidebook and a must have for the area I thought there was very little hard bouldering in the area and how I was so wrong! So glad this book is out!
Its been a very long time coming. The Spokane area has needed a new guide book, especially for bouldering. This book is a great and is more then i could of hoped for. It has detailed descriptions of the area, good maps to find the boulders and a good overall collection of the problems.
Nice layout and photos. The circuits are a really nice touch. I think it is well authored. The printing seems on par but the paper is mediocre and tye binding is subpar for a field book. I suppose a secondary cover takes care of that but it IS a field book that will be slid in and out of a bag/pad many times.
Being a South Eastern Washington native my entire life, It was always difficult to find suitable outdoor activities, and frankly I really disliked where I lived. So, moving up to Spokane offered many more opportunities for exploration which is where I discovered climbing. I've been climbing the last 5 years, and heavily relied on Mountain Project for navigating the hidden boulders among the Spokane River Valley. This book not only successfully built upon what MP did, but added elements that I would have never known about, even as a Spokane climber. The photos are beautiful, descriptions are clear, and it was a joy to see some familiar faces scattered in the pages. Well worth the wait for this amazing book!