Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters

Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters: A Rock Climber's Guide to Geology by Sarah Garlick

*Update* Sarah’s book Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters won Best Book in the Mountain Exposition category at the 2009 Banff Mountain Film Festival!

Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters is A Rock Climber’s Guide to Geology by Sarah Garlick. This is a great book if you are a rock climber, geologist, or just interested in the processes that have shaped the Earth. As a geology major in my college days, it was great to refresh my knowledge of the different climbing areas I’ve visited. I’ll post a few of the photos that I have in the book below (along with Sarah’s text). You should go find this book at a local store or order from the Amazon link above.

Shiprock, in northwest New Mexico, is the eroded neck of a volcano.

The North Fork of the Virgin River has rapidly cut down through the soft sedimentary rocks of the Colorado Plateau, forming the big walls of Zion National Park.

Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is a stratovolcano.