Over the course of the past few years the Cliffs of Rattlesnake Mountain have become one of the most popular destinations for climbers in the Northeastern US.
Ward Smith's new 2001 Rumney Rock Climbing Guilde offers 143 pages of detailed and illustrated descriptions for well over 425 routes ranging in degree of diffuculty from 5.0 - 5.14. Also included is a background and history of the area and a listing of local supporting businesses.
The author describes Rumney's schist crags as "the best sport climbing in the northeast. period." Ward's insights are extremely helpful when negotiating unfamiliar territiry. This comprehensive guide is a must for any climber worth his chalk.