I am currently out of guidebooks. The Edge Climbing gym in Halfmoon New York, Central Rock Gym in Syracuse, The Mountaineer in Keene Valley, Rock and Snow in New Paltz, and Verti Call in Canada all have some copies still available.
Adirondack Park Bouldering is now available in Canada from Verti Call
Phil Brown (an editor for Adirondack Explorer) wrote a review for the bouldering guidebook that was posted on the Adirondack Almanack. You can find the review here:
Finally, the first ever all inclusive bouldering guidebook for the Adirondack Park here in upstate New York. I have been working on this compilation since 2013 and am elated that it is finally available for the climbing community. I personally visited each area covered in the book (on some occasions multiple trips were made to the same area to confirm descriptions, confirm mapping and to get the best photographs of the boulders) to photograph the boulders that have been climbed, to GPS each boulder field so accurate maps drawn to scale could be generated, to confirm boulder problem descriptions and difficulty, and to photograph climbers as they bouldered. After all of the extensive field work was done, I spent the following year and a half compiling all of the data digitally into a comprehensive collection covering all of the bouldering within the Adirondack Park that I had learned about over the past decade or so of actively climbing here. The entire effort took thousands of hours and consumed my life for a while but in the end I am extremely happy with the final product. I hope everyone finds this guidebook to be informative and useful out there in the forest!
Currently this guidebook, New York: Adirondack Park Bouldering is only available for purchase through my climbing blog or at the capital districts local climbing gym; The Edge in Halfmoon New York. The price of the book is $40.00 (plus tax and shipping if applicable).
Here is a breakdown of what you can expect to find in the guide:
- (26) separate bouldering areas
- (318) pages of full color, high resolution printing
- detailed USGS overview maps that show each area in context with adjacent roadways and water bodies to help with way-finding and navigation
- enlargement maps of each bouldering area with boulders labeled along with all of the known boulder problems
- GPS coordinates for the parking areas along with coordinates to some of the main boulders
- high resolution photographs of a majority of the boulders at each area with the boulder problems superimposed over the photograph for additional clarity
- high resolution action photographs compliments of many of my close friends
- detailed descriptions of each boulder problem
- an introduction page for each bouldering area with a description of the area, history of the area, along with directions and any access issues that might currently exist
- climbing narratives written by a handful of long time local Adirondack Park climbers
|A printed copy of the guidebook|
|A view of some of the interior pages|
|Some more interior pages and a detailed map of one of the bouldering zones at Nine Corner Lake|
|Guidebook inside front cover|
|Guidebook inside back cover|
|Guidebook back cover|
|Table of Contents|