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High Sierra Climbing 2nd Edition

Author: Chris McNamara and McKenzie Long
Routes  40 (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty: 3rd Class -5.11c
Pages: 234 pages
Edition: 2nd edition, June 2013 

Key Highlights

c 14 more routes than the first edition
c Full color
c 60+ color action photos and route photos
c Now including snow routes
New classic moderates fun for all skill levels

High Sierra Climbing Second Edition includes 40 of the best High Sierra alpine climbs ranging in difficulty from 3rd class to 5.11c. Most of these climbs are well-protected, 10-15 pitches long, and ascend some of the best alpine granite anywhere. Whether you plan to scramble up the 3rd class East Ridge of Mt. Russell, climb the 5.7 East Face of Mt. Whitney, or ascend the epic 18-pitch Sun Ribbon Arête, our guidebook will ensure you spend minimum time getting off-route and maximum time enjoying the climb.

14 New routes in the 2nd Edition:
- North Ridge of Lone Pine Peak
- Mithral Dihedral on Mount Russell
- Swiss Arete on Mt. Sill
- U Notch on North Palisade
- West Face of Cardinal Pinnacle
- Southeast Face of Mt. Emerson
- East Arete of Mount Humphreys
- North Buttress of Merriam Peak
- Southeast Face of Petite Griffon
- North Arete of Crystal Crag
- Southeast Face of Clyde Minaret
- Southeast Glacier Route on Mt. Ritter
- Extended Traverse on Matthes Crest
- Northeast Couloir on North Peak

Features available in both Print Books and eBooks:  
most accurate & detailed topos ever!
first ascent history
USGS maps for each climb
photos of the start of each route

approach and descent photos
detailed approach and descent beta
backcountry camping info
strategy and retreat beta


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"SuperTopo guidebooks are some of the most used and valuable climbing tools that I own." - Tommy Caldwell, 5.15 Climber
  "High Sierra Climbing offers the definitive topo guide to the High Sierra's best rock routes." - Duane Raleigh, Publisher, Rock and Ice Magazine
"SuperTopo makes the world's best climbing topos." - Allen Steck, Co-author of "50 Classic Climbs of North America"Publisher and Editor, Rock and Ice Magazine
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Complete List of Included Climbs
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Route Name Formation Review
Northeast Ridge Bear Creek Spire
4 Star Rating
North Arete Bear Creek Spire
4 Star Rating

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