Climbing Colorado’s San Juans

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A Comprehensive Guide to Hikes, Scrambles, and Technical Climbs

Whether you’re looking for a serious climbing challenge or simply an amazing hike with a view, the San Juans has it in spades. With thirteen of Colorado's fifty-four Fourteeners, as well as twenty-nine of the state’s highest Centennial peaks, this magnificent mountain range offers a staggering array of options, from easier scrambles to advanced technical routes for seasoned peakbaggers seeking a world-class challenge.

Covering 200 peaks and nearly 300 routes, Climbing Colorado’s San Juans is a treasure trove for adventurers. You’ll discover not only the standard routes, but also many lesser-known trails, approaches, and hidden classics that offer solitude and a wilderness experience.

With chapters organized into 13 mountain subgroups, along with a captivating exploration of San Juan’s storied climbing history, this comprehensive guidebook is as inspirational as it is practical. Key intel, maps, and spectacular color photos will help you get the most out of time spent adventuring in this rugged and beautiful Rocky Mountain paradise.
  • With beta on 200 peaks and 300 routes, this is the most comprehensive climbing guidebook available for Colorado’s San Juans Range
  • Stunning color photos throughout, taken by co-author/pro photographer Matt Payne
  • History buffs will love the deep-dive into the San Juan’s colorful climbing history
  • Outlines Leave No Trace ethics for mountaineering, plus essential gear and safety tips

- Published Colorado Mountain Club Press in 2022
- Author: Bob Rosebrough and Matt Payne
- Region: Denver (Colorado, USA)
- Language: English
- Color: Yes
- Pages: 330
- ISBN: 9781937052775

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