Guidebooks are back in stock!!! Purchase on the blog or email me directly for buying details.
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|
Any maps for Gnarnia?ReplyDelete
Gnarnia is privately owned at this this point, no maps can be distributed to the public. I have been trying to get a hold of the landowner but have not have any success in trying to get approval for including Gnarnia/Brant Lake in the upcoming Adirondack Bouldering Guidebook.
Thanks for the post
Any chance at scoring some private beta? I live just over the hill from the Gnarn' (Literally a 5 minute walk) and would love some reference for what I've been playing on. Thanks!ReplyDelete
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Hey AdkMike...here is a youtube link for a video I put together from the Brant Lake Boulders a couple of years ago. I haven't been back in awhile, but there has been a sick addition there with a stellar V11 on the massive overhanging boulder.Delete
Those are some sweet boulder problems. I'm surprised no one mentions the main wall at Gnarnia...great routes up there.ReplyDelete
Been checking the site almost daily for updates on the guidebook! Just moved to the area and would love to study up on the routes before spring!ReplyDelete
Getting my final bound proof of the bouldering guidebook for my final approval before the mass printing begins...soooo close now!!!ReplyDelete
anymore updates on the guidebook?ReplyDelete
Book is available!!! Be sure to secure your personal copy before the first printing runs out. Happy climbing eveyoneReplyDelete
Will be purchasing this book soon, hopefully! Just a side question, have you checked out anything in the Ensign Pond area. Your buddy posted some stuff way back here: http://adkbouldering.blogspot.com/2008/11/ensign-pond-area.html I've checked out the area my self and saw some potential but didnt see any boulders that he included in the photos.Delete
Hey Luke thanks for the comment and the interest in buying a copy of the guide!Delete
Regarding the Ensign Pond area, I have never personally seen those boulders. I do recall Kippy's post on what he discovered there and I plan on checking them out sometime in the near future. Did you climb there at all?
Didn't get a chance to climb, but saw visited the field and saw potential projects. It's a steep talus field with larger boulders at the bottom. Stuff needs to be cleaned along with bushwacking. Hope to climb there soon though.Delete
Any chance I can buy a copy if I live in Canada? Paypal will not take my payment and I am planning a trip down and would love to have this guide book.ReplyDelete
Unfortunately not at this time...the shipping costs for anything with tracking to canada is unreal, like $22 for usps flat rate. I have a contact in canada that i am going to try to get a bunch of copies to this fall so they can distibute them for me up there. But until then it is only available here in the us. So sorry for the inconvenience.Delete
I'm trying to purchase the guide for our library. We are NYS sales tax exempt - how can I buy the guide without paying sales tax? (Our exempt # is 130892). Thank you. K.McAuley, Skidmore College.ReplyDelete
Email me personally at southernadirondackclimber (at) gmail (dot) com and we can process the payment in a different manner. Thanks for the interest!Delete
I'm from Ontario, Canada and I'm trying to buy a copy of your Adirondack Guide Book but I can't use Paypal as I don't have a US address. Is there any other way for me to get my hands on a copy from you? It would be greatly appreciated as I'm planning a first time trip down to the dacks' amazing looking crags in late April. I'd be willing to pay any shipping costs required to get it over the border!! Your guide seems to be the benchmark for the area so I'm willing to go the extra mile so to speak and cover any shipping costs associated with it.
Hey, I'm interested in buying the guidebook but the site says it;s sold out. Will it be back in print anytime soon?ReplyDelete
Hey, I'm interested in buying the guidebook but the link says that it is currently sold out. Will it go back in print anytime soon?ReplyDelete
email me at southernadirondackclimber (at) gmail (dot) comDelete
I have a small number of books in my personal collection and don't anticipate printing another batch until this fall. Thanks for reaching out and happy climbing !
Justin - amazing job with your new book. What a great contribution to ADK climbing. Also thanks for all your development work on the crags in Southern Dacks. From another local "southern" climber just up the road in Speculator.ReplyDelete
on the website, it says "soldout". When will it be in stock again?ReplyDelete
A second printing is currently taking place, I anticipate having books in my hands in another 2-3 weeks. Thanks for reaching iut and happy climbing!Delete
We would like to buy your guidebook for the upcoming spring season ! We are living in Sherbrooke, Quebec. We can order the guidebook and ship it at a US adress across the border, but the billing adress would be canadian. Is it possible to arrange a shipping like this ?ReplyDelete
Phil- sent you an email, thanks for reaching out in regards to the guidebook!Delete
I would also love to buy your guidebook. I’m based up in Saranac Lake, and was wondering how useful the guidebook would be for bouldering up in that area? ThanksReplyDelete
areas covered up in the north country would include: Second Pond (basically in Saranac Lake), McKenzie Pond, Round Pond, Chapel Pond and Panther Mountain. Worth buying if you have any interest in Adirondack Bouldering and currently only 10-15 guidebooks left and I don't think I will be doing a third printing. Thanks for the post and happy climbing!ReplyDelete
Adirondack Park Bouldering is now available online in Canada at https://www.verticallstore.com/
I'm really interested in this book, but I see that it's sold out, is it going to come back in print, or is it too late now?
Also I ski at Gore Mountain ski area and I've seen a bunch of boulders there, do you know if they're any good? and also are they included in this guidebook?
Thanks so much
Hey thanks for reaching out! I am in the process of printing more copies, in generally takes a couple of weeks so hopefully in the very near future.Delete
In regards to Gore mtn., historically there was bouldering and rope climbing activity and ascents, however when I did my recon there for the guidebook back in 2014/2015 the ski mountain staff would NOT let me access the boulders so I did not include the area in my guidebook.
Hey, I recently ordered your guidebook (May 11) but I haven't received a shipping/order confirmation so I'm assuming the order hasn't reached you. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, please let me know if you have my order/if I should order again. Thanks a ton for all the work you've put into this book, looks awesome!ReplyDelete
Hi, I purchased the guidebook on May 3 and never received shipping/order confirmation. Please update with status. We are planning a trip to Andirondacks early July and would like to have it soon. My email is email@example.comReplyDelete
emailed you directly...none of the orders thru this blog have worked or been processed this year, you should not see any money transaction for that order, as it was never initialized. Please email me back, thanks!Delete
Hi, I'm in the same boat as the previous commenters, tried to order a guidebook through the site but did not receive confirmation. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org, please email me with next steps to take an order. Thank you, the book looks great!ReplyDelete
I would like to order your book, but want to avoid the complications previous commenter had.ReplyDelete
Email me directly and we can get your book ordered and shipped…Delete