Below are a few books recommended by Steepteam

The American Alpine Club historical guides: Each are timeless classics that will stand the test of time.

Stone Crusade: A historical guide to bouldering in America Even after 15 years, John Sherman paints an illustrious picture of how the sport of bouldering began and evolved across the USA. Journalistic black and white photographs and stories of amazing feats of strength and skill are organized in a loose geographical guidebook format.

Ways to the Sky: A historical guide to North American Mountaineering Ways to the Sky brings the rich history of North American mountain ascents to life, highlights key personalities and climbs, then points readers to the mountains where they can experience firsthand many of these historically significant routes.


9 out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistakes Dave MacLeod doesn't necessarily list out a training program but a training philosophy, a philosophy that parallels Steepteam's idea that the best training for climbing is climbing itself.