New Yosemite Big Wall Guide

The Valley big wall season is kicking into high gear. The Touchstone Climbing gyms have just received a great new guide to Yosemite.

Recently, Erik Sloan and Roger Putnam put together a comprehensive guide to all of the Yosemite big wall routes. The full color book features over 300 routes, which is five times what the Supertopo features and twice what the previous Don Reid book contained.

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An example overlay of Liberty Cap

Over the course of five years, Sloan and Putnam put together the 376 page color guide using the topos of hundreds of Yosemite locals and travelers. A dedicated Yosemite climber, Sloan has been described as “possibly one of the best in the world at aid climbing 5.8.” While Putnam has never drank a King Cobra.

The pair created a companion website, www.yosemitebigwall.com updates and free topos are available. “This is the new guidebook paradigm - we created a free online library, where you can research topos or find out the latest beta, which is supported by book and Ebook sales,” said Sloan.

The thirty dollar book features amazing color photos of big wall routes throughout Yosemite. It offers great adventure for any Yosemite climber. It's now available at the Touchstone Gyms.  

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