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Mike Layton

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 22, 2009 - 07:21pm PT
Hey all!

After much toil and sitting down typing, I self-published this here book. I really hope you can find some useful information in it.
Here's the website associated with it, I've already posted some updates
General Ripper

Oct 22, 2009 - 07:42pm PT
Awesome. I know there's been a lot of anticipation for this book among elite climbers. While I'm not in that group, I can't wait to get my copy to help me improve my workouts and make more efficient use of my gym time.
Jay Hack

Trad climber
bellingham, Washington
Oct 22, 2009 - 09:32pm PT
Right on Mike. Glad its finally done. Looking forward to reading it.
james Colborn

Trad climber
Truckee, Ca
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:00pm PT
Just bought it and the Stone Masters. Looking forward to them both.

Trad climber
JackAssVille, Wyoming
Oct 22, 2009 - 11:26pm PT
Send, It looks cool so far.
Mike Layton

Trad climber
Salt Lake City, UT
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2009 - 02:16am PT
what's the stone masters book you just bought all about? I'm a PNW'er but I've obviously heard the 'legends'! Did Long write a memoir? I still need to test my sh$%t on the Vampire et. all!

Social climber
Oct 24, 2009 - 08:58am PT
hey there say, bump for mike and his book...

from an author to another...
congrats for takeing the step!... hard work... :O

say, heard-tell that the ol' stonemasters book is NOT to neglected, as an addition to one's home... :)

*ooops, forgot, say, nice front cover you got, there... :)

Buzzard Point, TN
Nov 7, 2009 - 10:10am PT
I got my copy the other day. I'm the type to read even the most obscure references about climbing (~~Jack Tackle's 1% rule~~~) like athletik specifik (sic). So it's pretty rare when I get some "new tricks" on paper...

I was impressed~there were even a few tips I didn't know about, i.e. fifi and rubber band retrieval.

Other good points:

Many rehab/strength exercises
Chockful of photos
Nice bolting overview inc. glue ins
Complete reference, all kinds of stuff like roped solo, alpine, food/water, supplements


The book is written well and in a self-effacing tone that is humorous. "I thought stick clips were for sissies. Then again I wasn't climbing that all that hard..."

Kudos Dr. Layton. Highly rec'd.


Trad climber
Birmingham, Alabama
Nov 7, 2009 - 11:21am PT
What you have a book out? Its only the third time you've mentioned it since late october.I guess I'll have to buy one now. Here's abump for you, Don

Tucson, AZ
Nov 7, 2009 - 11:24am PT
is there a chapter on the benefits of yoga?

If so, why wasn't I consulted? ;-)
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