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mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 6, 2013 - 10:00pm PT
Wow, I'm quite surprised that PG SF doesn't have them yet. I thought Steve was going to get 80 to them at Sunnyvale four days ago and that they would have migrated to SF by now. I know he's been very busy with (real) work, so maybe there was a delay. SNAC in downtown Sonora has them and we'll sell them by mail if you want (but that's not all that fast - my wife does it by snail mail, she does however usually mail the books out the day after she gets checks).

You could always swing by the house on the way up to climb too. We'll feed you and give you coffee as we sell you a book.

Steve and Rob had tried to set something up with PayPal on the SonoraPassClimbing.com site, but that didn't get that wrapped up before Rob started on Zodiac.
cdl

climber
Jun 7, 2013 - 07:01am PT
They arrived in pgsf this morning. Going up on the shelves as i type :) arrived in sunnyvale yesterday ..
Texplorer

Trad climber
Sacramento
Jun 10, 2013 - 09:56am PT
Is this book being sold online or do I have to find a brick & morter place?
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jun 10, 2013 - 10:07am PT
Steve just needs to put the simple Paypal link in any post (if that is the account you want to use). The more code laden link wasn't working in the SMF forum posts. In any event, only he has access to it until he posts it publicly. Wasn't really related to going up on Zod. I think Steve has just been super busy lately.
The Wedge

Boulder climber
Santa Rosa & Bishop, CA
Jun 10, 2013 - 11:08am PT
I will be curious to know if the routes I climbed in the area are established or are FA that need to be recorded.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jun 10, 2013 - 11:12am PT
Wedge, if you post up the info or send it to me I can check for you.

We're keeping up to date with new routes/previously unrecorded (and updates to FA info) on the SPH site...

http://www.sonorapassclimbing.com
lostinshanghai

Social climber
someplace
Jun 10, 2013 - 05:27pm PT
Just finished overdubbing, some with delay, phasing here and there and varispeed a tad and then now kicking back and do some reading or dreaming. Endless just as the book.

Nice gig: mtnyoung I like it. The book I mean great job.

Credit: lostinshanghai
adam d

climber
CA
Jun 25, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Heading up for the first time on Friday. Anywhere en route I can pick up a guide? (Coming from SLO?) I have Slater's N CA road trip, and some Internet info. Not scared of exploring though!
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
If you are coming up from the west side, we live 9/10ths of a mile off the highway. Several climbers have swung by the house on a Friday evening to pick up books (even late, we've left them out on the porch if we know someone's coming).

Email me at mtnyoung AT mlode.com if this sounds workable to you.

And, if it's late and we're not up, you'll want to leave a check or some form of money in place of the book, but it really isn't necessary to leave "thank you beers" as one crew did (although we thought that was a nice gesture).

Finally, it's quite common this time of year for climbers to use our driveway as a place to crash for the night on the way up the hill. We usually get them coffee early, and, if they're nice, we even give them breakfast. This coming weekend there will be several climbers staying with us to climb, so if you crash in the driveway, you might meet some people who frequent the crags here.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
And lostinshanghai:



Nice gig: mtnyoung I like it. The book I mean great job.


Thanks. Comments like that make the work that went into it worthwhile.



Endless just as the book.


Ouch! But guilty as charged (2.35 pounds is hefty); there's a lot up here and we wanted to be thorough and careful.
adam d

climber
CA
Jun 27, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Thanks mtnyoung, email sent.
looks easy from here

climber
Ben Lomond, CA
Jun 27, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
After having never been through there in the last 32 years, I've now been over 108 three times in the last two weeks, and have been lusting after some of the crags I saw on the way ever since. With the quality of your Pinns guide (too bad it's gonna be 112+ Saturday, I was planning on getting some more milage out of it) this is a gimmee to add to my guide collection.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 27, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
Thanks for a helluva nice compliment. I hope and think that this book is pretty good too.

The area you see best and easiest when you drive over Sonora Pass is called Chipmunk Flat. There are about 350 or so routes there that are documented in the book. Many of them are really, really good. The cover photo was taken there.

But, the great majority of SPH routes can't be seen from the road. Some of my (other) favorite areas (Burst Rock, The Lost World, The South Fork Stanislaus River) aren't visible at all from 108.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Jul 9, 2013 - 12:57am PT
Soooo, I'm hoping to get in there this weekend. My old book is in shambles. Im coming in from the east side, is there anyone selling the book between tahoe, reno, and bishop? Ive found none local here. They are on sale at the gear shop in sonora right? I might be able to have someone pick me one up if theyre not out here in my neck of the woods.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 9, 2013 - 04:23am PT
Any progress on the PayPal front? I may be coming in in a few weeks from the east it would be good to be armed with knowledge. And I got a birthday coming up
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 9, 2013 - 07:13am PT
No progress on PayPal that I know of. Steve and Rob did a little looking into that, but it doesn't seem to have gotten very far.

I am certain, however that two shops in Truckee have or had the book (Steve's family has a cabin at Donner and he personally delivered books to two of the mountain shops there, but I don't recall their names).

Maximus Press has them now and I think Marty sells them by PayPal, or at least by online orders.

Once again, I admit that I don't care about distribution as much as I probably should. It is slowly getting out there though.
monolith

climber
SF bay area
Jul 9, 2013 - 07:58am PT
I can report that my copy survived a complete dunking in the South Fork of the Stanislaus River. Had to chase it a little downstream, and had to turn each page to get it to dry properly.
em kn0t

Trad climber
isle of wyde
Jul 9, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
is there anyone selling the book between tahoe, reno, and bishop

Mammoth Mountaineering in Mammoth Lakes says they have 5 in stock today.
lasher

Trad climber
CA
Jul 9, 2013 - 05:09pm PT
You should be able to find a copy at Granite Chief in Truckee or Alpenglow in Tahoe City. If they don't have any more in stock post up here and I'll make sure they get more.
QITNL

climber
Jul 9, 2013 - 05:23pm PT
Great book! I've been reading through it the last couple of weeks, really getting into it. This is all uncharted territory for me, I hope to soon change that, I've got my first couple of bookmarks.

I noticed they have it stocked at our Touchstone gym in downtown Oakland.
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