Here’s the press release from Mike Reardon:
Within Western North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, lie numerous exposed granite faces sculpted with geological features and texture that offer a life time’s worth of rock climbing opportunity. Cedar Rock and Satellite Crags takes you across this melting pot of vertical fun, covering over 200 beginner to expert climbing routes in 11 different areas. While covering an array of climbing styles, difficulties, and techniques, one of the main attractions of this book is that Cedar Rock contains the largest concentration of moderate multi-pitch climbing in the Southeast.
The layout of the book is unique to any climber’s guide book on the market. Each area described has an elevation and mileage chart, outlining the expected hike to reach each destination cliff. Each cliff face is mapped with a realistically hand drawn topo maps, outlining pertinent information for the climber while revealing the character of the geology of the area. The topos aesthetically recreate the feeling of this vertical terrain while maintaining a utilitarian accuracy for the climber who is 400 feet above the forest canopy, trusting their life to the information in the drawings. The book is also highlighted with exciting full color photographs, climbing history information on each area described, and many first ascent stories from the developers of the routes.
Cedar Rock has long been a local climbers’ best kept secret. In fact, eighty percent of the climbing routes in this guidebook have never been published, making this book a must-have for any climber living in or visiting North Carolina.
Praise for Cedar Rock and Satellite Crags:
“The topos are top-notch, descriptions excellent, history un-biased, all in a clean and clear package.”
-Chris Dorrity, Author of “Rumbling Bald Bouldering Guide”
“My only complaint about the book is that the topos, range of grades, and detail make all other guidebooks I have seem inferior.”
-Michael Dolch, Local Climber
“It’s a great resource for the moderate climber… this guide really opens up a lot of opportunities for people seeking long, moderate adventures in Pisgah National Forest”
-Phil Hoffman, Looking Glass Outfitters owner and Carolina Climbers’ Coalition Vice President
Current Retailers: Looking Glass Outfitters, Diamond Brand Outdoors, Sunrift Adventures, Black Dome, Climbax Climb- ing Center, Second Gear, Pura Vida Adventures, Waterstone Outdoors, Inner Peaks Climbing Center.