This innovative new book sheds light on the science behind the stone that supports our fingertips. Informative, fascinating, and useful, F, J & S
brings the rock alive. --J. Popowich
--Winner of the 2009 Banff Mountain Book Award
High on the "Cool, I didn't know that!" factor, the guide will give you a new eye for and a lasting appreciation of all stones, big and small. --Climbing magazine
The beauty of Flakes, Jugs & Splitters
is its easily digestible and applicable information. The book is user friendly, with well-explained answers and a Q&A format.
--Rock and Ice magazine
From the Back Cover
Rock climbers have an inherent interest in geology. For some, it’s about knowing what gear to use or how to avoid rotten bands of rock. For others, it’s about finding the next hot-spot boulder field, or understanding why a local crag exists. For most of them, curiosity about rocks comes as naturally as their desire to climb them. Geology is the fundamental control on the sport, and yet until now, there have been no practical guides for the climber interested in the science of rocks.
Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters fills this niche. With an informal Q&A format and fun, informative language, this user-friendly guide brings the often esoteric science of geology into the hands of rock climbers. Covering topics from how to use a geologic map and find new crags to why Europe has the best limestone and how El Capitan’s North America Wall got its name, it addresses a fact for every climber’s ponderings. Stunning photographs of worldwide destinations and easy-to-read artist’s renderings of geologic concepts make this essential new resource as visually engaging as it is entertaining and edifying.