Hueco Tanks: Climbing and Bouldering Guide, Second Edition. John Sherman. Chockstone Press, Evergreen, Colorado, 1996. 407 pages. $25.00.
Comment: Possibly the most routes and boulder problems ever compiled between the covers of a single volume. All routes clearly described, lots of photos, the V rating system explained, quality ratings, doubly indexed by grade and name, plus Sherman’s ratings of Mexican restaurants in El Paso. Even if bouldering is not your thing and even if you think Sherman has a juvenile (or worse) sense of humor, this book is an impressive achievement. Putting together this guide was clearly another labor of love for Sherman, who dedicates the book to those who climb for fun. (DS)