The Bay Area Bouldering Guidebook includes over 700 boulder problems within a 1.5 hour drive of San Francisco. Over 40 different areas are detailed in this guidebook including all the classic spots, ranging from, South Bay: Castle Rock, Aquarian Valley & Granite Creek. East Bay / San Francisco: Indian Rock, Little Yosemite, and Grizzly Peak. North Beach: Mickey's Beach, Ring Mountain and Sugarloaf Ridge as well as a number of lesser known spots. The rock type of the Bay is extremely diverse, ranging from sandstone, schist, rhyolite, through to basalt and chert with each offering a very unique climbing experience. This guidebook all types of bouldering from cruiser jug hauls on sandy beaches to sloper wrestling in lush forests, meaning there is something for everyone.
You can climb year round in the Bay Area, providing there hasn’t been a lot of rain. Often, inland areas are extremely hot in the summer, though the coastal areas will stay pleasant, with a pleasant breeze. As there are microclimates and the weather can change quite dramatically through the day, there is a good overview for each area.
Published by Supertopo in June 2007 all the problems are shown on a combination of boulder map and colour photo-topos. The author Chris Summit has personally climbed and mapped almost every route to ensure the accuracy of the information. For all the different areas in the guidebook there is comprehensive information about camping, restaurants and local amenities
Number of pages is 144.
Size is 150mm x 230 mm.