About the Book
A stunning, full-colour climbing guide that focuses on 65 of Canada’s best rock climbs.
With over 50 years of combined climbing experience between them, authors Brandon Pullan and David Smart have spent countless hours debating and reviewing Canadian climbs to settle on the routes chosen for this book. In order to make the list, the route:
- is popular enough to be well-travelled, have fixed protection and established descents
- is climbable by the average weekend warrior (no harder than 5.11a)
- must be climbable in a day from your campsite or car
- has played a role in the history of Canadian climbing
- does not require crampons or ice axes
Divided into two sections — Western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon) and Eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland–Labrador) — Northern Stone profiles an equal number of routes in both western and eastern Canada (something no climbing guide has ever done).
Along with maps and a healthy selection of photos showing the route, each climb includes:
- information on local accommodation, food, climbing gyms and alternative climbs
- access notes, approach info, grade, length and pitch-by-pitch descriptions