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In 1977, well-respected climbing gurus Bob Godfrey and Dudley Chelton self-published Climb! Rock Climbing in Colorado. The first climbing book of its kind, Climb! detailed Colorado climbing history and suggested a new set of challenges for those fascinated by life on the edge. In addition, Greg Epperson's photography introduced wide-angle drama and on-rappel images. Twenty-five years later, Chelton has teamed up with former Climbing magazine photo editor and climber Jeff Achey to recapture the original book's influence and impact for a new generation of climbers. With more than 50 percent new text and a stunning 16-page color insert, Climb! takes readers through the evolution of climbing, from the first technical climbs, to the improvised free climbs of the 60s and 70s, to the sport climbing of the 80s, to the extreme climbing of the 90s. Conflicts and competitions among climbers, of which there are many, are documented here, as is the entry and accomplishments of women climbers.
- More than 50 percent new material, including perspectives on new routes and stories about well-known climbers
- Includes a 16-page color insert of never before seen routes and digitally remastered images from Greg Epperson, the celebrated climbing photographer featured in the first edition of Climb!
- This history of Colorado's world-renowned, destination peaks will appeal to climbing enthusiasts everywhere