Book: Rock Climbs of Southwest Montana

Kudos to Kyle Vassilopoulos and First Ascent Press for shedding new light on the many rock climbing gems hidden in Southwest Montana! Inspired by the dearth of current climbing beta, Vassilopoulos has filled a long-vacant void. Rock Climbs of Southwest Montana—the first local guidebook since the mid-1990s—covers the Bozeman Pass area as well as the Boulder, Paradise, Gallatin, and Madison Valleys with clear photos, excellent route descriptions, and sound access advice. Whether you seek sport, trad, or alpine routes, this guide will become the most useful piece of gear on your rack. $30; available at bookstores and outdoor shops around southwest Montana.