Review by: wildtrail, 2004-05-09
Though the most popular guidebook for the area, it is also the most inept. Using drawings, diagrams, and some poor-quality pictures it is almost impossible at times to find your desired climb.If you are new to the area, leave this book at the store and find area climbers to direct you.Beta, if one can call it that, is short and undescriptive. Tradition information is not provided and leaves one guessing at what the right gear would be for any given lead.Drawings are inaccurate and approach information/directions seem to be given via a guess.The only possitive thing I can say about this book is that it lists the most routes out of all Devil's Lake guides and once you spend six years climbing the area, the guide eventually makes sense. This book really offers no help, specifically for anyone visiting or new to the area.