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Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs

Ground Up Publishing was established from the ground-up at a Western North Carolina crag near you. With pencil and paper in hand, or a rack of cams and a rope, the intent has always been to reveal the character of the areas that we love most. As of now, our books include “Cedar Rock and Satellite Crags” by Brad Woolf and Mike Reardon and  “Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs” by Mike Reardon and Sean Cobourn.

Praise for Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs:

“I laughed. I cried. It was better than Cats.” Brian Payst, President of the Carolina Climbers Coalition
“I must say, it’s maybe the finest, most entertaining, climbing guide I’ve ever seen.” Dennis Merrit
“I got the guides and they look great” Mike Grimm, Misty Mountain Threadworks owner
“It’s beautiful. The pictures and verbiage are just incredible. ” Aaron Tellier
“It’s amazing. You should be so proud.” Karen “KP” Peress
“Kudos for your Rumbling Bald Rock Climbs guide. … hilarious …. filled with passion & adventure.” Jim Kane
“You guys should be proud of your efforts, the book looks as good as any I’ve seen (and I’m a connoisseur of climbing guidebooks!)” Thomas Kelley, author of The Climber’s Guide to North Carolina
“It’s great- very well done! ” Matt Gentling
“It is a glorious work” Ben Butler

“I have a fairly healthy collection of guidebooks from all over the country which I have acquired in the course of various and sundry adventures.  I have to say this new RB book is hands-down the best guidebook I own.  Absolutely outstanding.” Heath Alexander

“I love everything about it. From the history to the photos to the descriptions. It is a model for all guidebooks. It will stand as a historical piece forever.” Mike Fischesser


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Cedar Rock

Praise for Cedar Rock and Satellite Crags:

“The topos are top-notch, descriptions excellent, history un-biased, all in a clean and clear package.” Chris Dorrity, Author of “Rumbling Bald Bouldering Guide”

“My only complaint about the book is that the topos, range of grades, and detail make all other guidebooks I have seem inferior.” Michael Dolch, local climber

“It’s a great resource for the moderate climber… this guide really opens up a lot of opportunities for people seeking long, moderate adventures in Pisgah National Forest”

ground upPhil Hoffman, Carolina Climbers’ Coalition Vice President




Contact: Mike Reardon/ 828-280-4046/ mikereardon80(at)hotmail.com

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