New Western Slope Guidebook

It’s official, a second edition to the Western Sloper guidebook is in the works. While many folks will be interested in the new routes that have been done in Rifle, the book will also feature many of the local climbing spots that have been developed over the last couple of years, some of which are featured on this site. The guidebook will cover many previously undocumented crags, including areas that have never been published in print or online. Here’s the rough list of what will be included at this point:

Rifle Arch
Rifle Mountain Park
Main Elk Creek and Pup Tent
Fortress of Solitude
Windy Point
No Name
Super Puoux
The Neighborhood
Mud Wall
Surgery Buttress
Redstone Boulders
The Narrows
Coal Creek
Raleigh World
The Skillet
Lime Creek
Dead Horse
Hagerman Pass

As part of this process, we are looking for high resolution photos to include in the book. Please send an email to if you have any photos of people climbing at any of these climbing areas in a high resolution format. (300 dpi)

We would also welcome any new route info that you would like to see included. It’s going to be a full color guide in the high quality style that other titles from Wolverine Publishing have come to represent.

6 Responses to New Western Slope Guidebook

  1. Should be five times the size of the old one, eh? Will you be co-authoring with DPegg?

    Matt Stanley August 25, 2007 at 6:00 am
  2. Yeah, it should be pretty hefty, with over twenty areas and all! I am writing the sections on the Crystal and Frying Pan river valleys. Going to be a fun project!

    BJ Sbarra August 26, 2007 at 11:30 pm
  3. Hey when will this be available?

    Jeremy Hensel August 28, 2007 at 3:52 am
  4. Jeremy – We are hoping to have it out this coming spring.

    BJ Sbarra August 28, 2007 at 4:35 am
  5. Can this guidebook still even be purchased?

    Brady Hogan June 23, 2014 at 10:41 pm
    • It’s been out of print for awhile now, maybe check ebay?

      BJ Sbarra June 26, 2014 at 11:30 am
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