The Trad Guide to Joshua Tree: 60 Favorite Climbs 5.5 to 5.9

The Trad Guide to Joshua Tree: 60 Favorite Climbs 5.5 to 5.9

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By Charlie and Diane Winger

A detailed guide that provides all the information a trad climber will need for Joshua Tree.

  • Detailed directions to locate each climb
  • High-quality, moderate climbs that are sure to become your favorites

Many climbers who visit Joshua Tree spend as much time searching for good routes as they do actually climbing. This guidebook offers the moderate climber a fun, varied and challenging “tick-list” of 60 great Trad climbs, and makes it easy to find your way around. With color photos of every route, detailed maps, and easy-to-follow driving and hiking directions, you’ll be able to climb numerous routes per day and make the most of your climbing trip.

Key features of each climb are described, and you’ll even know what to expect when you reach the top of a route and want to set up an anchor and later descend. Is the weather especially hot or cold? Plan your day using the sun/shade chart to stay comfortable. Are you looking for an area with a concentration of a certain grade or climb? Color-coded overview maps will help you choose your spot. Is the climb you wanted too busy right now? Alternate, nearby routes are listed for each area.

If you’re into having a great time climbing, you’ll love this easy to use and compact guidebooks to some of the best trad climbs in Joshua Tree.

CHARLIE WINGER is a prolific mountaineer who has climbed hundreds of peaks in Colorado, California, the 99 peaks on the Sierra Club’s Desert Peaks List, 5 of the 7 continental summits and much more. DIANE WINGER takes a more relaxed approach to hiking, with some of her favorites being treks in New Zealand, Peru and Nepal.

Book specs:
192 pages, 6”x 9”, full color throughout, over 100 color photos, 12 color maps, paperbound, ISBN 0-9724413-9-5