Redwood Burl is a compact yet comprehensive guide to the extensive climbing in Northwest California. The college town of Arcata is the center of a universe of incredible but little-known cragging and bouldering. Sea cliffs, sea lions, river-polished boulders, towering redwoods, hidden limestone caves, and enough climbing to keep you busy for a lifetime. It’s a paradise. For years, road-tripping climbers in the know have visited the limestone of the Trinity Arêtes and the overhanging seaside pockets of Promontory, declaring them some of the best sport crags in CA. This book fully documents these gems, and introduces dozens of other excellent cliffs that have hidden under the radar … until now!
There’s a lot packed into this guidebook. You’ll find maps to keep you oriented, icons depicting sun and rain aspects, hiking approach times, geology and ecology info, gorgeous color photography, and enough beta on bouldering, sport, and trad climbing to keep you busy whether you’re just visiting the area or a seasoned local.
$1 of each book sale is donated to the Northwest California Climbers Coalition, whose mission is to preserve and expand local climbing opportunities. Please visit their website at nwca-climbers.org, and feel free to pitch in, any way you can!
Coastal areas from Arcata to Crescent City, including Moonstone Beach, Sue-meg (formerly Patrick’s Point) State Park,
Lost Rocks, Promontory
More Highway 101 fun down south, Santa Rosa to Arcata
80 pages of Highway 299 crags – Land of the Lost, Cold Springs, Trinity Arêtes, and many more
Sweet Highway 36 and Highway 3 crags including the Caverns, Hayfork Haven, Marble Caves
The adventurous Siskiyou County region including Cecilville Bluffs and Lover’s Leap limestone
Many previously undocumented crags, and adventures galore!
About the author
Evan Wisheropp has an almost unreasonable love for climbing and insatiable desire to open new climbs. In his quest to explore everything that Northwest California has to offer, he has climbed over 1300 local routes (over 80% of the routes in this book), as well as cleaned, developed, bolted, or rebolted over 400 routes. This is truly a labor of love — he has invested over $20,000 into the climbing infrastructure described in this guide!
Evan isn’t always out getting dirty with his power drill. He also works his camera to create beautiful imagery, which brings the guidebook to life. You can see some of his professional work here. He and wife Amanda work and live in Arcata. If you see a guy with a drill, say hey! It might be Evan.
Redwood Burl: A Climber’s Guide to Northwest California
2022 Wolverine Publishing
by Evan Wisheropp
396 full color pages