The First Ever Alaska Bouldering Guide – Spring 2013

I’ve been wanting to get a bouldering guide to South-central Alaska out for years, but due to life, lack of publishing/writing skills, mixed levels of motivation, etc. it has never happened.  I’ve been compiling huge amounts of information and pictures, but have never quite gotten over the hump of getting one published.  After seeing Kelsey’s second edition guidebook for routes in AK, I made the decision to see if he would help me put out the bouldering guide.

Kelsey and I sat down for coffee in late June to talk about what it would take, and where we were at and made the call to collaborate and go for it.  Our hope is to have books printed and for sale on the shelf as of spring 2013.  This will be a pretty crazy process and I’m confident we’ll have tons of errors, but we have to start somewhere.  At this time the areas included will be:

  1. Byron Glacier
  2. Ptarmigan
  3. Chickaloon
  4. Weiner Lake
  5. Hatcher Pass, how much will depend on what we can get this summer for information.

Other areas such as Long Lake, Bird Creek, Anchor Point, Frost Bite Boulders, etc. may or may not be included.

If you have any questions or would like to be involved, please let me know and I’ll get back to you right away.  We’ll start having drafts sections available for review this fall, and continue to develop the book over the winter.

I’ll try to keep everyone updated on how it’s going.