After two years of specific work and eleven years of hiking, exploring and bouldering in RMNP and Mt. Evans, the guidebook is complete. The guide covers (in RMNP) Moraine Park, Veritas, Lonestar, Emerald Lake, the Hallett Boulder, Lower and Upper Chaos Canyon, and (in Mt. Evans) Area A and B and Laying in Wait. There are over 350 problems and projects in the book. There are also essays from Daniel Woods, Tommy Caldwell, Justin Jaeger, Brian Capps, Angela Payne, Ben Scott, Flannery Shay-Nemirow and Tyler Landman, as well as an extended interview with Dave Graham about the early development of Chaos Canyon. There is an excellent essay from Hayden Miller about the unique geology of both places. There are awesome photos from Caroline Treadway, Ryan Olson, Wade David, Steve Woods, and Andy Mann.
I have made many sacrifices to see this book come to fruition. I have run my website free of charge, without significant ads for three years, sharing my love for the sport with all of you. I stand firmly behind this guidebook and its quality. If you are thinking of buying the guidebook, and are interested in supporting my effort and the continuation of B3, then I would encourage you to buy either directly from my site, or from me personally. It will help me considerably.
Here is how this works. The book has gone to print, and will be available as a physical book and an e-book. The e-book is essentially the computer file of the book, however it is locked to the specific computer it is ordered on. It will be a few weeks until the physical books arrive in Boulder from Korea, but until then, you can pre-order your copy right here, for $29.95. By pre-ordering, you will get an e-book right now, at no additional cost. When the books arrive, I will ship your physical copy to you. When the books do arrive, an additional fee will be added for those interested in purchasing the e-book at that time. You can click the Buy Now button on the right hand side of the page, which will take you to a Pay-Pal account. A shipping cost of 4.95 will be included in the total. If you live in Colorado, want to order the book now and think you will see me at some point (and not have to pay shipping) send me an email at email@example.com, and we can discuss some options.
When the books arrive I will also be selling them myself, hopefully at a to-be-determined event at Movement, several upcoming slideshows around town, and even at the crags. I will of course be updating this site and the Facebook site on public appearances. I will update everyone as well when the physical books arrive, for those who are interested in waiting.
If you have specific questions or concerns, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please don’t use B3 comments, simply email me. For now, general questions can be posted as comments.
Finally, I would like to thank all of you for your support. It is always my pleasure to be able to share my love of climbing with a community of like-minded individuals. There are many people in the Boulder community who have shared their knowledge with me and made this guidebook what it is. I am incredibly excited to share it with all of you! Thanks!
Wade David sends 50/50 Where it Counts, RMNP Photo: Wade David Collection
Angela Payne sends The Automator V13 Photo by: John Dickey