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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 13, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
I'm sure he's mentioned it to you by now:


"There are many secrets. Even the most secret of secret holders doesn't hear it all. Myself included." -Mungie 2013


and I wouldn't have it any other way. Otherwise, what do we climb and talk about next season, and the season after that, and then...


martygarrison

Trad climber
Washington DC
Apr 13, 2013 - 03:03pm PT
Hey this should be a fun read. I climbed there bitd.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Apr 14, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Brad

mungeclimber is trustworthy with your top secret beta. He has not mentioned it. :-)

Can't wait to get a copy, perhaps you'll add a few words to it ;-)

Cheers dude
DMT
splitclimber

climber
Sonoma County
Apr 15, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
ohhhh yeah. thx for all your efforts brad.

marines don't f*ck around




Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:13pm PT
Those USMC bolts always make me scratch my head. But I never doubt that they could hold a truck if I popped.
kennyt

climber
Woodfords,California
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:19pm PT
Beautiful!
Baggins

Boulder climber
Apr 15, 2013 - 11:20pm PT
Awesome, california needs more guidebooks. No, seriously!

Is there bouldering included or no?

So.. who's going to write a 600 page guide to yosemite??!
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 15, 2013 - 11:51pm PT
Splitclimber: At first that looked like a 3/8" bolt with an unusually small clipping hole in the hanger. Then I realized that that probably isn't a 3/8" bolt?

Baggins: Each of the nine major sections of the book ends with between half a page and a page and a half describing known and possible bouldering in that area.

James

climber
My twin brother's laundry room
Apr 16, 2013 - 01:59am PT
Are the lost world, grotto, gold wall, column in there?
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose, ca
Apr 16, 2013 - 02:01am PT
Are the lost world, grotto, gold wall, column in there?

Not to steal Brad's answer, but yes

edit: oh yeah forgot about the extent to which the GW is in there...sounds like I need a guidebook soon ;)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Apr 16, 2013 - 02:20am PT
Briham and James, GW is not in there in the traditional sense.



Mtnyoung, you don't recognize those? come on!


mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 16, 2013 - 10:52am PT
Lost World and The Columns of the Giants (I thought only our loud, once-from-Pinnacles friend called it "column") are fully covered. The Grotto, including the new routes in The Grotto and all the routes at The Eastern Front are all included. Gold Wall is mentioned, as is the regretful fact that it is on private property; since this one is private, routes there are not described.

One of the many great things about doing this book was the chance to get to know Tom Addison well and to climb with him some in The Lost World.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2013 - 12:58pm PT
I gave the go-ahead this morning to the text. Now they'll print, cut, fold, collate, and sew the book itself over the next two or so weeks.

Meanwhile Steve's got the cover proof and is making some adjustments with the print company.

Not that anyone is doing anything this morning other than watching the events in Boston.
ladyscarlett

Trad climber
SF Bay Area, California
Apr 19, 2013 - 03:05pm PT
I am excited to see the pics!

Watch out everyone, I'm the n00b crew that will DESTROY all your awesome spots...!

Cragging with a boombox...oh YEAH!!!

Just don't tell anyone where to find the gold... ;)

Cheers
LS

mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 19, 2013 - 03:45pm PT
Potentially silly question... or maybe I just missed it, but where will this guide be purchaseable?

That's probably a good question. I acknowledge that, as with the Pinns guidebook, distribution and sales are weak points for me. I don't care much about either, and I'm not sure Steve cares about them a lot either. Still:

  A few local (Sonora area) stores will sell it (especially our local mountain shop S.N.A.C.).

  I've sold the Pinns guide to R.E.I.'s distributor and will probably get around to doing the same with this book.

  Larry at Mountain Tools might carry and sell it. I haven't talked to him yet, but I should.

  My partner Steve lives in San Jose and has supplied gyms and stores down there with the Pinns guide and will do so too with this new guide.

  Marty Lewis (he does the Eastern Sierra guidebooks) will distribute to any shops that might want to carry it outside where Steve and I each live.

Don't look for it at that mega-"A' book seller or any huge corporations bigger than R.E.I. I won't (and with the Pinns guide haven't) sold to them. I like local shops and gyms, and these mega stores buy in quantity (if one is willing to sell to them - I'm not) and sell cheaply, thus weakening the ability of our local, knowledgeable and user friendly stores and gyms to survive.

Of course the book will eventually appear for sale at these big monster outlets. But they won't get it directly from me.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 2, 2013 - 05:43pm PT
I just talked with our printer:

1. The covers are all printed and laminated;

2. The text is almost done printing; folding and sewing should start on Monday at the latest;

3. The books then have to be covered, and then boxed.

All in all, it looks like about two tons of books should be shipping from them to us in California on about May 17th. Shipping will take 4 or 5 days.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - May 7, 2013 - 05:21pm PT
Got an email today from our printer. The guidebook's text is now printed, folded and collated. They started sewing today (the book's spine is sewn before the cover is put on).

I think we are on track.
sharperblue

Mountain climber
San Francisco, California
May 7, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
yes, I'm ducking when i say this, but you'd move quite a few by getting the Touchstone climbing gyms to carry them (SF-Sac-Fresno)
mucci

Trad climber
The pitch of Bagalaar above you
May 7, 2013 - 05:30pm PT
NIce Brad!

I just may have to pick one up. Might bring me that much closer...
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
May 7, 2013 - 05:35pm PT
Sweet!
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