Maple Canyon Rock Climbing editions 1, 2 & 4
by Jason Stevens
The first three editions of Maple Canyon Rock Climbing guidebook are now available in electronic format. There are about 200 Maple Canyon routes covered in the enclosed third edition.
I have added maps, photos and beta for fifteen multi-pitch routes totalling over 45 pitches. There are also brief notes on route development on select Maple Canyon walls and other climbing areas in the valley.
DO buy the guide if you are a first time Maple Canyon climber, you need basic canyon information and a "starting place". There is route beta for 200+ climbs in the first three editions – information that has not been available for 10 years. Only seasoned Maple Canyon locals know this information by heart. For the rest of you this will be brand new stuff.
DO NOT purchase this guide thinking you will have the inside track on new routes, hot spots or secret areas. The book is accurate but was outdated in 2001. The exception is the included route beta for multi-pitch climbs. This is not a "new" guidebook.
Darren Knezek of Provo is working on the latest version of the complete guide and it is rumored to be out soon. For locals and regulars the information in the file is self evident and bla bla bla. To everyone else it is brand new and will fill the guidebook void until the new edition comes out. For first time Maple climbers I hope this reproduction will serve as an introduction to all it (and Sanpete Valley) has to offer. In my best estimation the current number of routes in Maple Canyon exceeds 350. When combined with the other climbing areas in Sanpete Valley that number is well over 450.
I have laid the electronic file out in chronological order. You can set your printer to print only the sections you want to take to the crag. I have added a few topos to some of my “new” areas and my multi-pitch climbs. I few photographs at the end of the file add a little eye candy.
When you complete the PayPal transaction you will be redirected to the download page. The download is a 38 MB .pdf file.
Purchase Price 12 US Dollars
Maple Canyon Rock Climbing
Editions 1, 2 & 3
I've been climbing in Maple Canyon since long before the first bolt was drilled. I was a active putting up new routes in the 90's and I published the first three editions of the Maple Canyon guidebook. If you climb a route in Maple Canyon and it's easier than 5.11, it's probably mine. I hope you enjoy them! My friends and I have also been Ice Climbing in Maple Canyon since the early '90's.
Jared Nielson on the summit of The Great Chasm. © Jason Stevens, 2006
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Jared Nielson on pitch 1 of The Great Chasm. © Jason Stevens, 2006