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Rock 'n' Road, 2nd edition

Average Rating = 2.75/5 Average Rating : 2.75 out of 5
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by Tim Toula Price: $40.00 Pub. Date: 11/01/2002 Edition: Second edition Binding: Paperback Page Count: 552 Trim Size: 8 1/2 x 11 ISBN: 0-7627-2306-8 Publisher: Falcon Imprint: Falcon Rock 'n' Road is the fundamental reference guide to climbing areas in North America. The rock climber's atlas, this completely revised and updated edition provides details on more than 2,400 climbing locales in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.Tim Toula, who has been driving around the continent climbing rocks for more than two decades, provides information for climbing areas including common names, descriptions, rock types, and the best times to climb.Each climbing site is rated to indicate where you will find the best climbs and where you will find the black holes.Look inside for: locator maps; directions to the climbing areas; star ratings; access issues; classic routes; camping information; the type of climbing and rock encountered. (8 1/2 x 11, 552 pages, b&w photos, maps)

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Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: p0bray01, 2006-07-19

It covers everywhere...well almost. I agree with is VERY BRIEF in the descriptions and beta...this is why I give it a 3. Could be much better overall.

Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: ledavis23, 2005-12-06

This is great if you're trying to decide where to live or getting overall comparisons of big destinations. I thought some of the star ratings for areas were a little misleading. I think I visited a few places in Texas that he gave 2 stars to and there was nothing there- I didn't even bother to put my shoes on. I've also noticed some new locations that are popping up that aren't mentioned in RocknRoad, so it's already out of date.

Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: toml, 2005-05-13

I was eagerly anticipating the 2nd edition. The first edition was so close to being easy to use, except for the legend to the boxes being out of sync, and the boxes themselves having really dumb abbreviations when there was plenty of room to write out the full word. I thought the second edition would fix this, or better yet, get some little icons kind of like RockFax.
But no, now it's all converted to paragraphs, making the tome more difficult to scan through for particular types of climbing. WTF?
Maybe in the 3rd edition, please?

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: fredrogers, 2004-06-21

Great for trip planning, Rock N Road gives brief beta to just about every area in North America. And I mean brief. Rock N Road is sort of what the route database strives to be. But Toula did his mostly singlehandedly. He gives a quick description to each area, lists classic routes, and gives driving directions (which are pretty accurate - but I'd hate to trust them at 1am). Just enough beta to figure out if you ever want to visit a certain area. One problem with the book is that he does npt clearly indicate if each area is trad, alpine, sport, or bouldering. You can sometimes decipher that from his descriptions but not always. Toula doesn't have every single climbing area here. An obvious void is no info on many bouldering areas that have sprouted up in the last couple years. But he'll just have to include those in the 3rd edition.

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