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Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Topic Author's Original Post - May 9, 2019 - 07:02pm PT
1. Comprehensive, accurate Mogollon Rim Guide for northern Arizona, which may or may not include Grand Canyon area climbs - depending on the regard by a certain individual with a wide-wingspan bird name...


2. The Yosemitome we are certainly all waiting for must be on the list.

3. Would someone redo that Sedona Guide - the last one is crap.

4. I would say to redo the SoCal Guide, but maybe now with the trifecta of "Obama Dawn Wall Tweet/Free Solo Oscar/Olympic Climbing" that isn't such a good idea?

What is your unpublished dream guide so we can publish it, then complain about the popularity of our formerly obscure area?
Mike Layton

Trad climber
Sonora and Groveland CA
May 9, 2019 - 07:46pm PT
I can verify that one of the authors of the last Sedona guidebook was suffering from a nasty case tertiary syphilis during its creation

I'd like to see a new Michael Kelsey guidebook with smaller font, narrower margins, more random boldfacing, and a total absence of milage, paragraphs, adverbs, adjectives and elaboration with all overview maps zoomed out to global scale.
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Topic Author's Reply - May 9, 2019 - 09:13pm PT
I can verify that one of the authors of the last Sedona guidebook was suffering from a nasty case tertiary syphilis during its creation

I got better!

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kpinwalla2

Social climber
WA
May 9, 2019 - 11:19pm PT
Hells canyon Limestone
Andy Middleton

Trad climber
Cow Hampshire
May 10, 2019 - 07:45am PT
10,000 outstanding 5.4's in North America
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
May 10, 2019 - 08:05am PT
Andy, that would create a firestorm....folks here are very conversant with 5.4 and there would be endless posts on which was the hardest 5.4 and which was the easiest 5.4.
Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
May 10, 2019 - 02:19pm PT
Yosemite roadside 5.8 sport routes? :-)

and

Indian Creek uncrowded classics, just a 30 minute flight from SFO? :-)
(actually the uncrowded classics are already in the guides, but the 16 hour approach from major urban centers really cuts down on the trips!)
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
May 10, 2019 - 03:44pm PT
Yosemite roadside 5.8 sport routes? :-)

Good one, Clint!

I'd be tempted to say "uncrowded classics," but publishing the guide would contradict the title, unless they're all defended by long approaches, poor protection, or similar impediments.

Anyway, I prefer uncrowded and obscure, and who needs a climbing guide for those?

John
phylp

Trad climber
Upland, CA
May 10, 2019 - 04:37pm PT
Credit: phylp

Erik, this is the guidebook Skip and I really want. Iím plugging away on this project. Its Miramontes, Vogel, and Gordon, cut up and compiled into smaller areas. So I donít have to lug 10 pounds of guidebooks around with me.
seano

Mountain climber
none
May 10, 2019 - 05:51pm PT
Working on it, Andy. Drop me an email, and I'll send you a review copy.
Aeriq

Sport climber
100-year Visitor
Topic Author's Reply - May 10, 2019 - 06:18pm PT
But is it 10,000 routes?

Either way, that sounds cool.

We are all about the n00b climbs!
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
May 10, 2019 - 06:27pm PT
In the same vein as Phyl's post about separate J-Tree ...
Separate area guides of each of the Red Rocks canyons. Nobody goes to more than one in a day.

Went medieval on Roxana's guide...

Credit: justthemaid
seano

Mountain climber
none
May 10, 2019 - 06:46pm PT
I'm too old to make it to 10,000, but I assure you that I have sampled enough of the N00b Climbing of North America to collect some good ones. Nothing to spray about, but you might have a bit of fun.
Andy Middleton

Trad climber
Cow Hampshire
May 15, 2019 - 08:42am PT
Jim... so you're suggesting it should be an on-line guide then!

I was originally going to go with: "The Magnificent 7's", but i'm getting old.
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