Golden, Colorado: AAC Press, 1994. First Edition, First Printing (correct number line for first printing (10987654321). Royal 8vo., dark blue cloth, foreward by John Gill, map art by ohn McMullen, 129 photographs by the author, including the cover photograph. -- Light wear to the extremities of the dust jacket. White portions of the jacket lightly and evenly dust soiled. Very good + / very good. Item #9612
STONE CRUSADE unveils the soul of American bouldering, John Sherman traces the history, profiles the participants, shows the geographic and geologic diversity of the nation's boulderfields, and shares stories formerly told only at the rocks and in the taverns. The sport of bouldering compresses the action, the fear, the pain, the glory, and the sublimity of climbing into several intense moves. As the author notes, "Bouldering is the distilled essence of climbing, the poetry of mountaineering."-back cover.