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75 Scrambles in Washington: Classic Routes to the Summits Paperback – May 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books (May 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898867614
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898867619
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #631,832 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you enjoy off-trail hiking, this is the only guide you'll need." -- Rockclimbing.com

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GPS systems don't read out that way so the information is useless to me.
Jim Morrison
That is what this book is really all about, a very concise list of scrambles that are challenging without being scary.
Brad Allen
It might have saved me some time and effort on hikes/scrambles I did that were in the book.
John H. Wright

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Leonard on July 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
This book fills an interesting niche, focusing on alpine scrambles instead of the fourth and fifth class routes that fill the bulk of most climbing guidebooks. As such, it is a great resource when thinking about where to go on your next trip. Unfortunately, the information in the book is often neither detailed nor accurate enough to rely on; I find myself having to use Beckey's Cascade Alpine Guide and the Climber's Guide to the Olympic Mountains to supplement it for specific and reliable route details.
As a case in point, consider scramble number 74, "The Brothers": The GPS coordinates listed are wrong, ironic for an author that touts her "extensive experience with map and compass and GPS use." (The coordinates are in the wrong UTM Grid Zone; if you assume that she meant 10T instead of 10U, one is off by nearly a quarter mile.) Some of the coordinates that she does provide aren't particularly useful - obvious sites such as the trailhead, the summit and a large lake on the route - while those that would be useful, such as where the route crosses "The Nose," are omitted. Worst of all, the actual scramble description is cursory, as short as the trailhead driving directions.
Consider this book if you're looking for ideas for alpine scrambles - some in here are true classics. If you do buy the book, however, look for better route descriptions elsewhere, and turn a skeptical eye to trip details, lest they get you in trouble out in the woods.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mike Garrison on October 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
Goldman's book contains a lot of interesting trip suggestions. Sure, anyone doing much climbing in the Cascades should own Beckey. I also recommend Jeff Smoot's "Climbing Washington's Mountains". And if you can get it, snag a copy of Dallas Kloke's "One Day Winter Climbs In The Cascades". But this book also has a place in the library of a scrambler.
My main objection is the limitation Goldman seems to place on her trips. The hardest climbs are just a little too easy. She would really open things up to another great 50 climbs if she were willing to go just a little bit farther into the Class 3 climbing arena.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
You're much better off buying the Beckey books on which most of these route descriptions seem to be based. Also a lot of the GPS coordinates don't match up against maps.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brad Allen on March 7, 2010
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Peggy Goldman's book really fills a niche that, even in the 9 years since it was published, appears to be without any competition. These are the climbs to take when you don't want to use a rope, don't want to be scared, but do want to feel like you have climbed something. If you are a strong hiker, want to take your hiking to the next level, and are willing to leave the marked trail, this is absolutely the book for you.

I have used this book for 5 or 6 years to find climbs. This is the guidebook I use when I want to go for a morning or take someone who wants to feel what it is like in the Alpine Zone. In all honesty, the scrambles listed here have been some of my most enjoyable "climbs" because they are just fun. That is what this book is really all about, a very concise list of scrambles that are challenging without being scary. So, get the book and go climb Hibox Peak, it really is a lot of fun and you won't need a rope.

This is the first book I recommend to anyone who wants to take up "climbing" in Washington.
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