Stewart Green

Stewart Green on the summit of Gray Rock at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado.

Stewart M. Green, a life-long climber from Colorado, is the author and photographer of many books about rock climbing. Stewart began climbing at North Cheyenne Canon and the Garden of the Gods by his hometown of Colorado Springs at age 12 in 1965 and has since climbed cliffs, towers, and mountains all over the world.


Stewart Green, a senior rock climbing guide for Front Range Climbing Company in Colorado Springs, has made many first ascents of climbing routes, particularly in Colorado and Utah. He continues to climb at areas around the world, including many of his favorite areas in Europe. Stewart, a contract writer and photographer for Falcon Guides/Globe Pequot Press, has written almost 30 books.

Stewart's many published books include Rock Climbing Europe, Rock Climbing Colorado, Rock Climbing Utah, Rock Climbing Arizona, Rock Climbing New England, Best Climbs Moab, Best Climbs Denver and Boulder, Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park, Scenic Routes & Byways Colorado, Scenic Routes & Byways California's Pacific Coast, Scenic Routes & Byways New England, Scenic Driving Back Country Byways, Rocky Mountain National Park Pocket Guide, Knack Rock Climbing, a how-to-climb book for beginners, Best Hikes Near Colorado Springs, and Best Easy Day Hikes Moab. All are published by Falcon Guides, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.


Stewart studied Anthropology and Southwestern Archeology at the University of Colorado, earning a BA degree with greatest distinction. He also has a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Non-Fiction Writing from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. 

Stewart Green

Climbing and a love of high places and the wild are my passions. Whether you're a beginner climber venturing out to the climbing gym for the first time or a seasoned Yosemite veteran, I hope you'll join me in this great adventure. You'll learn how to use hands and feet to scale vertical cliffs; how to climb safe so you'll head home at the end of the day; and some of the best places to go climbing in this wide wonderful world.

Climbing is a way to connect with the natural world, to venture away from city and street and find a new home in the high mountains. So discover the magic of climbing with me on, turn off the television, and head out to the crags. Make your life a grand adventure. And just remember: Climbing may be hard, but it's easier than growing up!

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