Fun Climbs Colorado: Best Family Climbing Vacations
Posted by sibylle in Uncategorized (Tuesday November 11, 2008 at 11:23 am)

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Sharp End published my book, Fun Climbs Colorado: Best Family Climbing Vacations, this year.

Fun Climbs Colorado differs from the typical climbing guidebook because it resembles a family vacation travel guide for climbers. I describe where to take your kids climbing for vacationing families, which makes it the first book of this type. It’s combines ‘Lonely Planet Take Your Kids to Europe’ and ‘Rough Guide to Colorado’.

I describe the  following:

  • camping:  water, trash removal, tent platforms, dogs allowed
  • nearby hotels, bed and breakfasts
  • nearby restaurants and dining
  • suitable hiking trails
  • mountain biking trails
  • other activities for kids - mini-golf, rafting, horseback rides, rodeos, dinosaur fossil trails and museums, etc.
  • activities for adults - wineries, art museums, etc.
  • cell phone reception
  • nearest internet

Amazon listing

Corinne McKay’s review on Amazon:

We have a lot of climbing guidebooks in our collection, and this one really stands out as being user-friendly and comprehensive. The author (unlike many guidebook authors!) has obviously visited all of the locations in the book and gives really detailed information about them, even including camping information and local attractions. Especially if you go climbing with your kids, parents, friends, etc. this book is really a cut above your average route guide. The photos are also great, and although the book includes information for climbers of all levels, it’s nice that it doesn’t make you feel like you have to lead 5.12 to love the sport and have fun doing it.
And another review

4 comments for Fun Climbs Colorado: Best Family Climbing Vacations »

  1. Looks like a great book! I’ll be sure to suggest to families that I know.


    All good wishes–


    Comment by Anne Doyle — November 12, 2008 @ 11:53 am

  2. Nice cover! Appealing photos and looks as though you’ve been inclusive and far as other activities.

    Comment by Sallie Greenwood — November 12, 2008 @ 7:09 pm

  3. My kids bought this book for me as a birthday present. I love it! The book has been the inspiration for many climbs with my wife and kids. It’s one of my favorite guidebooks, and I’ve got a lot of ‘em. Thanks for writing it, and I hope you’ll do another for the same audience!

    Comment by Rich Fullerton — August 22, 2009 @ 8:51 pm

  4. Thanks, Rich! I’m glad that you enjoy the book and the climbs! I’m giving a book talk / slide show at the AMC in Golden in September (the 2nd, I think), where I’ll show photos of fun climbing areas including City of Rocks, Idaho; Tuolumne Meadows; Squamish and Maple Canyon.

    Comment by sibylle — August 23, 2009 @ 7:44 am

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