Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado

In 1977, climbing gurus Bob Godfrey and Dudley Chelton self-published Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado. Climb! detailed Colorado climbing history and suggested a new set of challenges for those fascinated by life on the edge. Twenty-five years later, Chelton teamed up with Jeff Achey, climber and former editor of Climbing magazine, to recapture the original book’s influence and impact for a new generation of climbers.
For decades, Colorado has been a melting pot for rock climbers from across the country. Climb! begins with stories of primitive times when climbers first ventured onto vertical rock, surmounting overhangs with now-comical equipment, risking falls on ropes made of hemp. The more recent climbs are no less daring. Read about Steve Wunsch as he works up the precarious face of Jules Verne in Eldorado Canyon, risking a fifty-foot fall and climbing into legend.
Climb! documents Boulder, the hotbed of climbing in Colorado, and also brings to life climbs from the Diamond, the South Platte, the Black Canyon, Shelf Road, Rifle, and others. Colorado climbers have made this rock their home, and managed to squeeze from it something of value: a thrill, a lesson, a signpost of achievement, a way of life. Their story is here.
Jeff Achey is a climber, writer, and certified Warrior’s Way ® trainer who lives in New Castle, Colorado.

CLIMB! Rock Climbing in Colorado

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In 1977, climbing gurus Bob Godfrey and Dudley Chelton self-published Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado. Climb! detailed Colorado climbing history and suggested a new set of challenges for those fascinated by life on the edge. Twenty-five years later, Chelton teamed up with Jeff Achey, climber and former editor of Climbing magazine, to recapture the original book’s influence and impact for a new generation of climbers.

For decades, Colorado has been a melting pot for rock climbers from across the country. Climb! begins with stories of primitive times when climbers first ventured onto vertical rock, surmounting overhangs with now-comical equipment, risking falls on ropes made of hemp. The more recent climbs are no less daring. Read about Steve Wunsch as he works up the precarious face of Jules Verne in Eldorado Canyon, risking a fifty-foot fall and climbing into legend.

Climb! documents Boulder, the hotbed of climbing in Colorado, and also brings to life climbs from the Diamond, the South Platte, the Black Canyon, Shelf Road, Rifle, and others. Colorado climbers have made this rock their home, and managed to squeeze from it something of value: a thrill, a lesson, a signpost of achievement, a way of life. Their story is here.

Jeff Achey is a climber,  writer, and editor who lives in New Castle, Colorado.

Hardcover, limited edition, 9 x 11-1/2 format, autographed by Jeff, only 1 copy left.

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