Following the seasonal migratory journey of rock climbers across the stunning and diverse landscapes of North America, this gorgeous photographic monograph will transport readers into a different world. The reader is invited to follow one cycle of climbing life, dictated by optimal climate conditions, beginning in the Spring and ending in the Winter. Climbing Rock celebrates 30 of North America s legendary rock climbing areas covering a full spectrum of climbing styles including: hard big wall free climbing in Yosemite Valley, desert trad climbing at Red Rocks, Nevada and Indian Creek, Utah; classic sport climbing in Rumney, NH and Red River Gorge, Kentucky; oceanside cragging in California, and even city park bouldering in New York City. Francois Lebeau s artful photographs uniquely capture the stark beauty of the walls, amazing moments of athletes on the stone, and the humanity of the adventurous people who journey upwards. Climbing Rock is the perfect book for anyone interested in climbing, from athletes of all abilities to readers who appreciate breathtaking photography of improbable physical feats across stunning North American landscapes.