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BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Topic Author's Original Post - May 13, 2013 - 05:59pm 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)
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
May 13, 2013 - 06:01pm PT
I guess "snakes on everything" didn't make the cut

how about the "Le Toilet"??
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 13, 2013 - 06:07pm PT
Gotta love the new generation of guidebooks with the requisite hottie on the cover.
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 06:24pm 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!!
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
May 13, 2013 - 06:25pm PT
I'm not sure it should be included
there must 155 better routes
BG

Trad climber
JTree & Idyllwild
Topic Author's Reply - May 13, 2013 - 06:56pm 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 - 07:36pm PT
nice...

mine'll be on its way
Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
May 13, 2013 - 08:15pm PT
Bob, what's The Trough rated now?
MisterE

Social climber
May 13, 2013 - 08:43pm 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 13, 2013 - 09:22pm PT
Nice Bob, I can't wait to see it.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
May 14, 2013 - 07:42am 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 - 08:03am 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 - 08:32am 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 - 09:04am PT
cool..
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
May 14, 2013 - 09:44am PT
My preorder in is. Thanks for letting us know!

Eric
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
May 14, 2013 - 09:52am 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 - 10:19am 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 - 12:23pm 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 - 01:02pm PT
I should be able to ID the cover route, but alas....

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

Credit: Sewellymon
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 14, 2013 - 01:08pm PT
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.

Same happened to me.

I put it in my cart yesterday but did not check out because I like to minimize the number of shipments. I often wait until there are a few things in my cart before checking out. (I have prime so the shipping doesn't matter, but I'm just trying to reduce packaging waste.)

Hope I didn't miss out on the discount!

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