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souterhead

Trad climber
Switzerland
Apr 25, 2013 - 05:00am PT
What about the 1984 Urioste guide to "The Red Rocks of Southern Navada"?
Lone Quail

Trad climber
Littleton, Colorado
Apr 25, 2013 - 07:38am PT

The original “Desert Rock” by Bjornstad (1988).
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Apr 25, 2013 - 08:34am PT
Bellefonte Climbing Guide by Jim Bowers. Funniest and most redneck guidebook ever.

Bowers redneck?

Hehe. Definitely funny and full of local color.

Did you live in the State College area Patrick?
drlin

Trad climber
planet earth
Apr 25, 2013 - 08:40am PT
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)
Peter Hubbel
A Climbing Guide to Colorado’s Fourteeners (1978, 84)
Walter R. Borneman & Lyndon J. Lampert
Boulder Climbs (1981)
Richard Rossiter
Eldorado: A Climber’s Route Guide (1978)
Pat Ament
The High Peaks: A Climbing Guide to the Mountain Areas of RMNP (1981)
Dick Dumais
50 Colorado Ski Tours (1983)
Dick Dumais
bob

climber
Apr 25, 2013 - 08:50am PT
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.

Bob Jensen
Randisi

Social climber
Dalian, Liaoning
Apr 25, 2013 - 08:59am PT
Tim Toula's A Cheap Way to Fly was enjoyable.
ddriver

Trad climber
SLC, UT
Apr 25, 2013 - 09:28am PT
The High Peaks: A Climbing Guide to the Mountain Areas of RMNP (1981) Dick Dumais

The little white book of lies. ;)
Jimmer

Trad climber
Orland Park, IL
May 14, 2013 - 03:15pm PT
Anyone looking for vintage, unique guides should shoot me an email. I still have over 400 of the most rare, classic vintage guides in the world. Many are signed and most are very hard to find.

Shoot me an email and I can send you a price list.

Original Guide to Needles, Signed by Herb & Jan Conn
Original Guide to Needles, Signed by Herb & Jan Conn
Credit: Jimmer

First CG to Devils Tower by Midwest Mountaineering
First CG to Devils Tower by Midwest Mountaineering
Credit: Jimmer
Capt.

climber
some eastside hovel
May 14, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
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. ;-)
Jimmer

Trad climber
Orland Park, IL
May 23, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
I do not have the newer Needles guides. Most of my collection is from the 80's and 90's and before. I just let go of my copy of Touch the Sky by Piana (w Maps) A great guide!
Ken M

Mountain climber
Los Angeles, Ca
May 23, 2013 - 12:28pm PT
Donini,

Don't agree on the internet. I think the opportunities are amazing. Getting a book published is daunting, or has been. You can now self-publish, basically for free.

You can also create a digital book, and sell it without someone else's editing, for very cheap, and make 80% of the selling price...thru Amazon, or Kindle.

It will be a fabulous opportunity going forward.
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Feb 11, 2014 - 12:13pm PT
Found this in my collection this morning. I thought I had lost it, pleasant surprise.
Credit: Batrock
Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Feb 11, 2014 - 02:58pm PT
Credit: Radish
Out of Print local Needles Guide. Nice Book there Batrock! Would love to thumb through that one. A Collectable I'm guessing?
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Feb 11, 2014 - 04:32pm PT
Radish,
Yep, came out of the Kern County Free Library in Bakersfield in 1907.
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 11, 2014 - 05:13pm PT
My father in law has a guidebook he wrote during an adventure to Greenland in the 1960s or early 1970s. Probably not more than a few copies in existence if more than his own.

It includes a translation dictionary from a local Greenland native dialect into Italian, and a list of their first ascent peaks named after little towns in Italy near their house.
jstan

climber
Feb 11, 2014 - 06:05pm PT
TOUCH THE SKY: THE NEEDLES IN THE BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA Paul Piana 1983 1st ed
By: Piana, Paul
Price $150.00 - Item # OP655

Chessler books
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