Sherman Exposed by John Sherman
Have you wondered about the origins of V grades? John Sherman developed this scale in Hueco Tanks in the ’90’s. Sherman Exposed is a book of short stories, with crude humor and a strong voice. The most interesting parts of this book are the profiles of amazing climbers you may have never heard of.
Mark Wilford has flipped or totaled 4 cars, and put up 5.13R/X.
Tom Cosgriff has climbed in Anarctica and soloed 5.9 at night on drugs.
Rob Slater has climbed A5 and BASE jumped off El Cap and into the Black Canyon of Gunnison.
The book is great bedtime read because all the stories are relatively short. You can pick it up for $5 at Chessler Books, or borrow it from me for free- Just drop me an email w/ your address.