Utah Sport Climbing: Stories and Reflections on the Bolting of the Beehive State

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Not much drives passionate debate in Utah more than public land use. And sport climbing is securely tethered to that controversy as more thrill-seekers gear up each year to ascend the state's geological wonders. From the bolt wars in Moab to the frenzied route development in American Fork Canyon, Utah remains central in the evolution of the sport. With over sixty interviews and a healthy dose of humor, climber and author Darren M. Edwards tracks the spirit, ethos and feats of bolters who have led the way since the 1980s.
ISBN: 9781467119092
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Utah
Series: Sports
Images: 67
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author and poet Darren M. Edwards started sport climbing in American Fork Canyon during high school. While earning both a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in literature and writing at Utah State University in Logan, he spent nearly a decade sport climbing up Logan Canyon. After moving to southern Utah to teach at Dixie State University, Darren spent two years as the slam master for southern Utah's slam poetry community. Moreover, he was also a member of two national poetry slam teams. Darren currently works as the managing editor for the southern Utah publication the Independent, where he also writes a biweekly opinion column. His work has been published in places like Urban Climber, Dialogue, Camas and Stone Voices, among others.
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