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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing; Third Edition edition (January 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555917461
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555917463
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #60,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

In more than 50 years of mountaineering, Gerry Roach has climbed in dozens of states and countries, including 12 Alaskan expeditions, 10 Andean expeditions, and 7 Himalayan expeditions. After climbing Mt. Everest, he became the second person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. Closer to home, Roach has climbed more than 1,200 named peaks in Colorado, including all the fourteeners, which he completed for the first time in 1975. Roach lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and climbing partner, Jennifer Roach.

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Gerry Roach started climbing in Colorado in 1955. Among his numerous accomplishments, Gerry is the second person ever to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents. In more than 40 years of mountaineering, he has climbed in dozens of states and countries. Gerry has authored the five books from Fulcrum Publishing listed below, including his newest, Colorado's Thirteeners and Colorado's Lost Creek Wilderness. Both are coauthored with Jennifer Roach. Gerry and Jennifer live in Boulder, Colorado.

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Excellent maps and trail descriptions.
JT
If you plan on climbing just one 14'er or all of them, Gerry Roach will get you there safely.
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It's incredibly accurate, well written and complete.
William M. Lovins

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JT on January 29, 2012
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Hiked all of the 14'ers at least once (half of them at least twice) from 2001-2005 when I lived in CO using the 2nd edition of this book and accompanying maps. Absolutely a must - I wouldn't have (and, with my sense of direction - or lack of the same) couldn't have done it without the book. Excellent maps and trail descriptions. Especially valuable when I first got "hooked" on 14'ers by giving me a lot more confidence that I could actually complete an easy peak (started with Gray/Torreys), was essential for the more remote, challenging and relatively less traveled peaks. Can't recommend it highly enough.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By James Guenther on August 15, 2013
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I like the book because it covers all the major and minor routes up 14er's. Although I would not climb some of the more challenging routes, it is interesting to read about them. I was also impressed with the descriptions of difficulty in various seasons. It is very complete, although each route is described only briefly. The 14er's web site contains better information to keep you from getting lost on the climbs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ronaelle Carlson on August 22, 2011
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I have several books on mountain climbing and some just for the 14ers in Colorado. This book is very useful because:
- its current
- concise and to the point
- tell you what you really need to know to make the climb
- helpful charts
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephen on September 15, 2013
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This is the ultimate guide, giving all the routes and options. Others just cover the favorite or most common route. Would not recommend taking on these mountains without this as a resource.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William M. Lovins on June 14, 2014
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This book is considered "The Bible" for climbing Colorado Fourteeners. It's incredibly accurate, well written and complete. It's a must even if you don't climb, just hike or 4-Wheel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jzoop1 on June 13, 2014
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If you plan on climbing just one 14'er or all of them, Gerry Roach will get you there safely. His entertaining and endearing writing style and amazing attention to detail separate this book from the pack of most hiking guides. I'd recommend any of his other books as well. Gerry is one of a kind- the best!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David L. Parrish on February 17, 2014
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Good information, he's been there. Gerry Roach has climbed all of these peaks at least once, most of them more, often taking different approaches and using different techniques. He explains it in a manner that can be easly understood by all. Novice to expert can take something away from this book. In addition to the climbs he provides a lot of peripheral information on the process and mountain environment which is interesting and often helpful. A sensible investment if you are "going walking" in the mountains. dp
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Dietz on December 18, 2013
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Mr Roach has produced the definitive guide to anyone wanting to hike and/or climb 14,000 ft mountains in Colorado. It is well organized and thorough providing multiple options for each peak, options to link peaks together in a single trip and includes information on some non-14er peaks. You can tell that the book was developed from lot o experience and that experience makes this text stand out among other texts with same subject matter.
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