Friday, December 5, 2008

Fun Climbs Red Rocks: Topropes and Moderates

AAI Senior Guide and Program Coordinator Jason Martin has recently finished his second guidebook, Fun Climbs Red Rocks: Topropes and Moderates.

The majority of Jason's new book was researched and photographed while he was working with AAI climbers in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.

A handful of AAI climbers submitted photographs that were used in the book. These included photos by Loren Larsen, Ronald Lee, Frank Mouawad, and Toni Sturtevant.

Numerous AAI climbers are featured in photos throughout the book. These include photos of Ryan Cooper, Gina Lee Decarie, Francois Fasquelle, Joseph Gsell, Kevin Hamilton, Howard Helbein, Jack Hibbard, Mike Larabee, Ronald Lee, Tom McCauliffe, Melissa McGeehan, Katherine Monte, Frank Mouawad, Katrina Newman, Karen Rasmussen, Winston Roberts, and Steve Santell.

The book has a moderate focus and is designed for those who wish to toprope, climb easier routes, or who wish to develop their multi-pitch technique. The book features thirty-one cragging and toproping sites and twelve multi-pitch routes. Photos are included for every area as well as route topos for the multi-pitch lines.

This is Jason's second book. In 2003, he co-authored Washington Ice: A Climbing Guide with Alex Krawarik.

--Ruth Hennings

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