Washington Pass Climbing

Ian Nicholson
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This is the most current, detailed and accurate guide to the alpine climbs around Washington Pass. This guidebook includes an unprecedented amount of route detail with climbing strategy, route history, retreat information, precise route topos, pitch lengths, and gear recommendations. Included are 59 of some of the best routes in Washington Pass region, Author Ian Nicholson climbed every single route to ensure accuracy. Nearly 20 of the routes contained in this book have never had a published topo. Washington Pass Climbing also includes historical information gathered from interviews with first ascentionists that not only keep these historical stories alive but also bring an added dimension to many of these routes. This book includes formerly obscure climbs and variations of all grades to provide more options for avoiding crowds. Routes of all grades are included, featuring everything from short 4th class scrambles to 5.13 big walls. While this book features many hard test pieces in the region there is also a focus on many moderate multi-pitch climbs in the 5.6-5.10 range. - 55 incredibly detailed topos - Gear info for each pitch and precise rack recommendations for each route - Crux move beta and route finding tips - Free climbing beta for several aid routes - Detailed approach and descent maps - Strategy and retreat recommendations - 161 color photos with route and descent overlays