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A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners: Twentieth Anniversary Edition [Paperback]

Borneman Walter R , Lampert Lyndon J
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April 1, 1997 The Pruett Series
Now celebrating its twentieth year in print, this classic guidebook has helped thousands of ambitious hikers and climbers to summit as many of Colorado's fifty-four 14,000+ foot peaks as possible. For others, the guide has enhanced favorite weekend outings, where numbers of climbs matter less than the exhilaration of simply ""reaching the top""!

In this twentieth anniversary edition, the foremost guide to the Fourteeners continues its longstanding emphasis on minimum impact routes and hiker responsibility. Walt Borneman is a founding director of the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative, a non-profit volunteer organization that builds and maintains trails and teaches awareness about preserving these fragile alpine environments. Reflecting the group's goals, this anniversary edition offers climbers updated information about the established, minimum impact routes on each peak.

Unlike other Fourteener guides grounded in technical mountaineering, this work continues to look at the place of each mountain in Colorado's history while focusing on the safest accessible routes. Time-tested route and elevation profiles, detailed maps, and captivating photos round out the volume. Twenty years after its first printing, A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners remains the authoritative guide to Colorado's majestic peaks.



Product Details

  • Series: The Pruett Series
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: WestWinds Press; 20th Anniversary ed. edition (April 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871088509
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871088505
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #942,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
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Yes, Bourneman and Lampert are good climbers. Too good! This is a text to consult after you have climbed your mountain. I suggest that you choose your route in "Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs" by Gerry Roach. Bourneman often selects routes that are not appropriate for those who are not up to his ability. I have learned the hard way. After, 37 successful Colorado 14er climbs, I recommend Roach. You should also check Edrinn's "Grand Slam", and Ormes' "Guide to the Colorado Mountains". Bourneman and Lampert salvage two stars but only because their historical information is interesting.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reference Book June 5, 2000
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Great Reference book. Includes maps and directions for the best way to do any of the Fourteeners. Excellent maps to show you physically what you will encounter. Another good reference is [online]where you can read and see photos from folks climbing to check current conditions after picking the one you want to climb from this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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Yes, Bourneman and Lampert are good climbers. Too good! This is a text to consult after you have climbed your mountain. I suggest that you choose your route in "Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs" by Gerry Roach. Bourneman often selects routes that are not appropriate for those who are not up to his ability. I have learned the hard way. After, 37 successful Colorado 14er climbs, I recommend Roach. You should also check Edrinn's "Grand Slam", and Ormes' "Guide to the Colorado Mountains". Bourneman and Lampert salvage two stars, but only because their historical information is interesting.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent History, but lagging on routes. May 15, 2010
By L. Lieb
Format:Paperback
All Colorado 14er guidebooks have strengths and weaknesses. Borneman and Lampart's famous guides is not exempt. It's major strength is in the history of each peak: e.g. first climbed, how it got its name, etc. No other 14er guidebook comes close to doing as thorough a job as Borneman and Lampart do on history.

That said the major weaknesses are on route diversity: i.e. each peak has only a handful of routes. I say this because Lou Dawson and Garry Roaches guidebooks have many different routes, and are far better in terms of route diversity.

Which guidebook is best depends on what you're looking for,.

(1) History: Borneman and Lamparts guide

(2) Ski Descents and Snowclimbing: Lou Dawson's guidebooks

(3) How to/detailed guide: Garry Roach
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A useful, interesting guide to Colorado's Fourteeners January 25, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I used this book as my guide for climbing most of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks. It includes good route descriptions, photographs of each of the peaks, and interesting historical information about the mountains, and people who have climbed them. The guide also provides excellent maps for the hiking and climbing routes it describes.
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