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
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