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Stone Fort Bouldering (3rd Edition)
A comprehensive guide to the boulder problems of the “Little Rock City”
by Alvin Torque
ISBN: 978-0-692-50024-8
Price: $27.46
212 pages, Full Color

The Stone Fort, also known as “Little Rock City,” is one of the finest bouldering areas in the country. It is located on the broad flat top of Mowbray Mountain, in the forest next to Montlake Golf Course, just outside the southern climbing mecca of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The hundreds of boulders are made of bullet hard grey and orange Cumberland sandstone which have eroded over the course of geologic time into some of the most interesting and unique formations known to boulderers. Known for its deep and narrow corridors and house-sized blocks, the Stone Fort is waiting for you to come and explore it.

Stone Fort Bouldering is the first comprehensive guidebook to this amazing area. With close to 700 problems documented and described, there are literally hundreds of problems included in print for the first time. Presented in the highly visual and colorful format, first time visitors and locals alike will have no problem using the maps, photos, and descriptions within to find where they are, where they want to go, what they are looking at, or where is the best place for them to climb. The detailed beta is heavily supplemented with countless color action photos of the best and most popular problems from respected climbing photographers such as Andrew Kornylak, Chris Brown, Jim Thornburg, Stephan Denys, Dan Lubbers, Dan Brayack, Sam Silvey, Mark Large, and many more. Also included is never-before printed historical information about the discovery and development of the Stone Fort, told in their own words by the developers, visionaries, and characters of the many generations of boulderers which have made the Stone Fort what it is today.

Although it now serves as the final destination for the popular Triple Crown Bouldering Series, the Stone Fort has been closed to the public for the majority of its history. Climbers working in conjunction with the Southeastern Climbers Coalition (SCC) were able to open a dialogue with the land owners which ultimately resulted in the public climbing access that climbers enjoy there today.

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