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mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 24, 2012 - 05:10pm PT
Now that spring is upon us, and the snow will melt opening the roads to the high sierra, It's time to start planning your road trips. Here is three amazing climbing areas, Fresno Dome, Shuteye Ridge, and Courtright Reservoir. I have all the beta one needs to have a fun filled climbing trip to those awesome climbing places, and if you buy all three you will receive a huge discount. with three books and shipping, you only pay the low price of, $70.00, to make your order or more info, e-mail mike @, mikeclimbingdude@aol.com. Happy climbing!
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2012 - 05:12pm PT
Courtright Reservoir.
Courtright Reservoir.
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2012 - 05:13pm PT
Shuteye Ridge.
Shuteye Ridge.
Credit: mike a.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2012 - 05:15pm PT
Fresno Dome.
Fresno Dome.
Credit: mike a.
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
Mar 24, 2012 - 06:26pm PT
How many routes are in the Shuteye guide? How many for Gray Eagle?

Jeff
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2012 - 06:53pm PT
hi, it would take you years to climb all the climbs in this book, plus i always have updates and new routes and info on shuteye, it one of the best areas to climb at in calif, happy climbing, cheers mike.
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Mar 24, 2012 - 07:49pm PT
Yeah, I hear there are a bunch of new routes on Gray.I have done the Captain Obvious route but there looks like a bunch of other cool routes? Does the guide cover this area?
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2012 - 08:37pm PT
hi, it's captian/ feather, yes i have been there, and road to zion/ intrepid voyage are fun as well, no not in the book, but i have topos and updates on gray eagle, happy climbing!
Nate D

climber
San Francisco
Mar 25, 2012 - 02:32am PT
Hey Mike, can you list the crags/domes covered in the Shuteye guide?
Thanks.
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Mar 25, 2012 - 02:40am PT
Looks great;....I need to get these books........I really do..
Tork

climber
Yosemite
Mar 25, 2012 - 02:58pm PT
Can you post a sample of the content?
Salamanizer

Trad climber
The land of Fruits & Nuts!
Mar 25, 2012 - 03:05pm PT
24 dollars a book is a discount???
susan peplow

climber
GordonFest Paypal: devansbike@earthlink.net
Mar 25, 2012 - 03:18pm PT
Mike, those look great. How about a little peek at one of the inside pages?

~Susan
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Mar 25, 2012 - 03:21pm PT
Mike, I didn't see the Courtright guide at PG SV. Will they be available there to check out?
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Mar 25, 2012 - 03:51pm PT
todd, i heard if you come out and put up 100 pitches you will be considered to get a free guidebook! you and tucker could do that in a few weekends.
seriously though, not sure if you've been out here yet, its worth the drive, just ask tucker.
mike it would be nice to have some more details. just showing one page of one of the eagle domes would tell us how extensive and current the content is.
so if grahm does come out with his guidebook as promised this spring will that make 5 guidebooks for the eagles of shuteye? wow, good stuff
Bruce Morris

Social climber
Belmont, California
Mar 25, 2012 - 04:04pm PT
Yes, Mike A., McTwisted is right: You ought to put three separate pics of the TOCs (Table of Contents) for each book. That would give the buyer a better idea of the scope and contents of each guide.

And the costs of self-publication these days are getting to be so prohibitively high, especially if you use color, that there's virtually no ROI (return on investment). Almost a labor of love. More pressure to get assimilated into someone's publishing stable where they own the means of production (i.e. the printer and distribution system) so that they can pay the author pennies-per-hour of labor expended. They're chasing the independents out of town!

Marketing guidebooks just ain't like being a middle-level manager at Goldman-Sachs! When you buy that new Z4 at Peter Pan, Mike A., make sure you get it with the dual-inline supercharged 300BHP V6. Otherwise you'll never get any respect on the road!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Mar 25, 2012 - 04:28pm PT
speaking of self published, Bruce, I saw your book in the shop, but it looks fatter than it used to be. Which version was that I saw?

What new stuff is in it?



apologies for thread drift
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Mar 25, 2012 - 05:44pm PT
And the costs of self-publication these days are getting to be so prohibitively high, especially if you use color, that there's virtually no ROI (return on investment).

Don't use color. Black and white self pub is very cost effective.

I just wanna know where and what the routes are. This arms race on using full color and all that crap is pricing guidebooks right out of themselves. I used to buy tons of "oh what the hell, I might go there someday" or "I don't have that one" guidebooks. At the latest $40/per I'm pretty much done.
mike a.

Sport climber
ca
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 25, 2012 - 08:07pm PT
hi all, you know i would never slam someone for their hard work and their life love for climbing and shuteye, it's sooo easy to set back here on this forum and be mean and say bad things about my work and books to some of my favorite climbing places on the western slopes of the sierra. i just want to share info so others can come and feel the magic of these amazing places to climb, and feel the beauty of the western slopes of the sierra, Doug Robinson brought me here over 20 years ago, and i have been hooked ever since, he taught me that these special places are to be shared with family and friends, and route info should be shared with the whole climbing community, and not be this big old secret, when one does so things like captian/feather happens. that is what we are people, like it or not, "climbing community", we all LOVE climbing, some of us want us to climb by there rules, and do it by there style, but remeber this, we are all out there to feel the wind in our face, to see the hawk over our head, pee in the bushes, and drink a cold one around the campfire, it's called FREEDOM!!!, and for color in the books, the more detail, the faster one will find the climbs, especially if one is a nebee to the area, and for mr.denny's, you do get the discount,a book can last a life time, and do the math mr. $24 a book, $70.00, 3 books with shipping and one can e-mail me for info and updates is a fair price, sooo, ok i counted to 10, and took some deep breaths, i think as a climbing community we should not be sooo hyper critical, and be more respectful and nice to each other, happy climbing, cheers mike :-) ps, thanks mr.morris for your support, it's nice to know i have at least one friend out there!!!
mctwisted

Trad climber
e.p.
Mar 25, 2012 - 08:22pm PT
mike, i'm still interested in your guidebooks! just curious what's in there!
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