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Authentic guides from core climbers
Welcome to Sharp End Publishing, the producers of the finest, most accurate climbing guidebooks available. Our authors are the experts in their area—real locals who are committed to developing, protecting and sharing their respected areas. From the the first book to include historical essays — Black Canyon Rock Climbs — to the first full color guide in the US — Indian Creek: A Climbing Guide — Sharp End has paved the way in guidebook publishing.
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In Vertical Mind, Elison and McGrath psychologically define many of the mental training tips I’ve learned through decades on the rock. Now, climbers have a clear blueprint and exercises to follow in order to psychologically prepare for climbing.
—Lynn Hill


Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing
by Don McGrath Ph.D. and Jeff Elison, Ph.D. 


Free 2-year digital edition!

Towers, crags, bouldering—it’s all here.  Long-time Moab local Karl Kelley draws from the town’s climbing community and decades of climbing on the world-class sandstone. This book describes the very best climbing in Utah’s picturesque red rock desert.
Pre-purchase includes free eBook 2-year subscription.

High on Moab: Moab Climbs
by Karl Kelley  arrives June 28

Free 2-year digital edition and free domestic shipping with pre-purchase



Mt Hood: 
A Climber's Guide
by Bill Mullee  arrives June 16

Free 2-year digital edition with purchase



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Unsurpassed beauty awaits. Drawing on the vast experiences of over three dozen veteran Hood mountaineers, Mt Hood: A Climber's Guide provides in-depth, firsthand descriptions. Routes are clearly illustrated on exceptional aerial photos, while stunning scenic and action images will inspire visitors and regulars alike. Pre-purchase includes a free eBook 2-year subscription.
Featured in Climbing Magazine, May 2014