Saturday, December 1, 2012

Leavenworth Bouldering Guide Update

It's been a while since I've updated this blog, mostly due to the fact that the weather in the Northwest hasn't been especially good for climbing during the past few months.  However, it's also due to my spending most of my little free time working on the Leavenworth Bouldering guide...

Not Washington

I recently received word from Fred Knapp that Sharp End has fewer copies of the Central Washington Bouldering guide than he thought, and the book will likely be out of print by next summer.  I have stepped my efforts up accordingly, and my "sometime in 2014" schedule has changed to a "summer of 2013" schedule.  It's been exciting working on the book, adding color to maps from Central Washington Bouldering, creating maps for new areas, writing problem descriptions, and going through thousands of old photos to find shots worthy of being put in print.  It's very motivating!  The book will have loads of new problems, including:

Entirely New Problems
 (Joel Campbell on Aint' Nothin' But A Hueco Thing)

 (New Areas at Mountain Home)

 New Problems at Existing Areas
(Dyno at Swiftwater)

(Egg Rock)

... And Problems that were Projects in CWB
 (I Heart Jerry Garcia)

  I'll continue to post updates here as the project progresses.


  1. My next pilgrimage to Leavenworth will be in September, looks like. I somehow lost my old guidebook, and am hoping this one MIGHT be available by then. Do I dare to hope?

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  4. I love the blog and the guidebook. Why no updates since september