Some of the Guide Books we use:
Colorado's Fourteeners From Hikes to Climbs
By Gerry Roach
This is our first choice. Features we like:
A detailed discussion of the Rating Systems used for climbing mountains.
We use his First Edition. Gerry has put out a second edition this year 1999 and also has issued a
companion set of maps that tie into this edition.
A variety of routes of varying difficulty for each mountain, for example, he lists 5 routes for
Mount of the Holy Cross.
A section that lists the difficulty of the easiest routes.
Gerry's Classic Commandments of Mountaineering. A must read.
Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners
Volume 1 The Northern Peaks
Volume 2 The Southern Peaks
By Louse W. Dawson II
Blue Clover Press
This is the book to get if you are into Technical Routes, Snow Climbs, Ski Descents and Classic
Hikes. His maps are very detailed and the picture of each peak usually shows one or more routes
detailed in his write-ups. This is our second choice.
A Climbing Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners
By Walter R Borneman and Lyndon J. Lampert
This book features a discussion of the general geography and geology of Colorado and the
various Mountain Ranges. A history of each peak is presented along with trailhead and trail
information. Trail information is usually limited to the easiest routes. We use an updated Second
Edition but have seen a Third Edition in bookstores.
Pruett Publishing Company
We use all three in planning each trip, as each gives a different perspective.