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BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Topic Author's Original Post - May 13, 2013 - 08:59pm PT
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My new guidebook Best Climbs Tahquitz and Suicide Rocks is now at the printer, scheduled for publication on June 16. All color, with 288 routes, including 45 new routes not in the 2001 edition. It has 155 routes on Tahquitz and 133 routes on Suicide Rock, all with topos and detailed pitch by pitch descriptions.

It also features color action photos by Greg Epperson and Kevin Powell. It's available right now for a pre-publication order at amazon.com, or you can pick one up this summer at Nomad Ventures Climbing Shop in Idyllwild ($25)
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 09:24pm PT
I guess "snakes on everything" didn't make the cut

how about the "Le Toilet"??

Hi Craig,

Le Toitlette is in! ....need to upgrade those 2 bolts!!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 09:56pm PT
I like that one...nice thin slab moves on great rock...although it ain't no sport climb!
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
May 13, 2013 - 10:36pm PT
nice...

mine'll be on its way
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 13, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
Bob, what's The Trough rated now?
MisterE

Social climber
May 13, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Nice, Bob! Skip and I will definitely be getting this one - congrats on getting it done!
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
May 14, 2013 - 12:22am PT
Nice Bob, I can't wait to see it.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
May 14, 2013 - 10:42am PT
It looks beautiful, Bob. I'll be buying a copy (even though it's an eight hour drive away, and I've done just about all the route there I plan on doing - it looks like a worthy addition even just for reading over).

Any chance you could drop everything else you're doing in life and do a full, comprehensive guidebook to the area with the same level of detail and coverage? :) :)

Sorry, just dreaming.
PhilG

Trad climber
The Circuit, Tonasket WA
May 14, 2013 - 11:03am PT
Strong work, Bob.
However, I can't find the " pre-publication discount ($16) at amazon.com."
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
May 14, 2013 - 11:32am PT
Hey Bob

I climbed Grace Slick recently and saw 2 fresh lines on either arete right and left, will those be in the new book?

How about routes behind tahquitz? Will there be FA info or will Randy's book still be in print (love the history in that book).

Really psyched to check this book out, your Josh guide had some great new routes I hadn't previously seen and all of your routes I've been on have been awesome, so thanks for that as well!
neversummer

climber
30 mins. from suicide USA
May 14, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
cool..
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 14, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
My preorder in is. Thanks for letting us know!

Eric
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
May 14, 2013 - 12:52pm PT
However, I can't find the " pre-publication discount ($16) at amazon.com."


Interesting, yesterday when I went to Amazon I was able to place an order at the "pre-order price" of $16 - but today I checked Amazon and see that it says "$24.95" however it still states the "Pre-order Price Guarantee." Odd.

Roots

Mountain climber
SoCal
May 14, 2013 - 01:19pm PT
Let me know if Amazon gets fixed and I'll preorder too : )

bumpski!
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2013 - 03:23pm PT
Bob, what's The Trough rated now?

Hi Gary,

5.4 ** (2 out of three stars) in the new book
Sewellymon

climber
.....in a single wide......
May 14, 2013 - 04:02pm PT
I should be able to ID the cover route, but alas....

what route is that beautiful lady climbing (....Etude...?)?

Credit: Sewellymon
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
May 14, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
Yes that's etude. Looks a bit like Alison Tudor, but I could be wrong...
Pie

Trad climber
So-Cal
May 14, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
G davis-

Those routes by grace slick are Partners in Crime and Coup de Grace.
I've only climbed Coup, it was a calf and toe burner for me.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 14, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
I don't know about the $16 pre-order price, but Amazon is constantly adjusting prices based on demand and what they see you doing on Amazon and how long you wait. And pricing may vary from customer to customer. For some items, if you go to a page and let it sit there for a few hours, or revisit is later on, often the price will be less as an enticement to buy. This has happened to me a few times. A form of electronic bargaining, so to speak.

Eric
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Topic Author's Reply - May 14, 2013 - 09:54pm PT
I climbed Grace Slick recently and saw 2 fresh lines on either arete right and left, will those be in the new book?

How about routes behind tahquitz? Will there be FA info or will Randy's book still be in print (love the history in that book).

Hi GDavis,

Both of those routes are in the new book. The one to the left of Grace Slick is called Patners in Crime (5.10a PG *), and the one to the right of Grace Slick is a 4-pitch slab route called Coup de Grace (5.10b PG *)

The book also includes several areas to the east of the main Tahquitz Rock, including Owl Rock, Diamondback Buttress, The Gate Cliff, The Hinterland Wall, St. Pauli Girl Slab, and the North Gully Wall.

First ascent info is included with every route, plus there is a History chapter (edited by John Long) that includes some historical action photos of Chuck Wilts, Royal Robbins, Yvon Chouinard, Ivan Couch, John Long, and Darrell Hensel in action.
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