Our Focus

Extreme Angles publishes guidebooks by climbers, for climbers

The information you need to get there, get up, and get back down to celebrate a wicked adventure


Understanding your location graphically is important to us, so you can expect the best maps and topos available


Part of what makes climbing unique is the history–the first ascentionists, their timing, and their stories


Our guides are full-color anthems to their destinations, and what better way to get psyched than a gripping shot of someone on a crux

About US

Bringing unique perspectives from wild places
Bearing the torch of history with modern style

Extreme Angles Publishing burst onto the climbing scene in 2003 as a young Zach Orenczak graduated from the University of Wyoming with a minor in Vedauwoo studies. With a digital camera and new laptop in hand, he built a company and lifestyle around his debut title, Fat Crack Country. Since then, our list of titles has grown to include books to some of the most notorious areas in the US with a focus on beta, history, user-friendliness, outstanding maps and compelling imagery.

  • Maps
  • History
  • Killer Photos
  • Adventure

Our Team

The rogue crew who makes the magic
Zach Orenczak
Zach Orenczak
Mastermind behind all that is Extreme Angles. Specializes in arete, body tension and highly technical face climbing. Author to Vedauwoo, Devils Tower, The Needles, The Gunks and our latest classic, The Laramie Range.
 Rachael Lynn
Rachael Lynn
Rock goddess and detail whiz. Prefers adventure climbs on granite. Author to Vedauwoo, Devils Tower, The Needles, The Gunks and our latest classic, The Laramie Range
Aaron Huey
Aaron Huey
Maniac genius behind Ten Sleep Canyon guides. Known for insane route names and his prolific photography career. Author to 9 editions of the canyon’s only guide, including the forthcoming Ten Sleep Bible. Look for it this summer.
Davin Bagdonas
Davin Bagdonas
Hero of Vedauwoo bouldering. Abundant first ascents throughout the Cowboy State on boulders of all stature. Author and expert of Vedauwoo Bouldering.


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