These classics are still in my museum. Any collectors looking to buy?
A Brown Book of Lies: A Topographical Guidebook to South Platte Rock Climbs (1983)
A Climbing Guide to Colorado’s Fourteeners (1978, 84)
Walter R. Borneman & Lyndon J. Lampert
Boulder Climbs (1981)
Eldorado: A Climber’s Route Guide (1978)
The High Peaks: A Climbing Guide to the Mountain Areas of RMNP (1981)
50 Colorado Ski Tours (1983)
For me its Jim Waugh's red guide to Granite Mountain in AZ. What a book.. simple drawings that make all lines look sick. Which they are. The pages just don't rip. The book can live in a fish tank for a year and still be usable. It doesn't over indulge info and is always pleasant to pull off the shelf and relive it all.
I like local pamphlets that come out for tiny areas too. They eventually turn into books, but it sure is fun to have a bunch of copied, hand drawn fold out guides to areas that were once just chunks to dirt get us to bigger stuff later. Now, a lot of the places are destinations! Gotta love it.
The more the internet trumps guide books, the more guide books become of value to me. Who here doesn't want at least one stand up book case full of old guidebooks? Probably quite a few, but I certainly do.
Hey Jimmer..Cool Needles books.I've got a few myself,Piana book included(with maps still in it).How 'bout the John Page book,or the stapled together "Black Hills Bouldering" by Mike Olson,or the Mountain Mania 3 inc."Rushmore Needles"?? Yeah...I kinda like that place. ;-)