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Lorenzo

Trad climber
Portland Oregon
Dec 6, 2018 - 04:21pm PT
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA

Dec 4, 2018 - 05:00pm PT
it is not funny anymore for me . I kind of lost sense of humor waiting for this book.
since 2012 I was thinking ok maybe one more year one more year. ..
Before: would I get this book before I retire from climbing?
now : would I survive before this book be available?

I suspect the editors have to finish the plane crash book first.
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Dec 6, 2018 - 07:17pm PT
Fear not, for I have touched the sacred tomes (yes plural). You'll get it when its ready - sometime between tomorrow and before Vitally is out to pasture.

It's really a thing of beauty...

MGuzzy

Trad climber
Orangevale
Dec 6, 2018 - 07:39pm PT
Kev sez: Fear not, for I have touched the sacred tomes (yes plural).

Plural Tomes? Oooo.. I'm all moist in anticipation. Encyclopedia Yosemitanica?
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Dec 6, 2018 - 09:28pm PT
I'd like to thank you here and now for your contributions in the event you don't live long enough to read the acknowledgements in the book.

Ed, LMAO!

Moose
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Dec 6, 2018 - 09:46pm PT
The real need is for a guidebook on how to deal with the Valley hang. Climbers from around the world pilgrimage to Yosemite much like the muslim faithful go to Mecca. Unfortunately, the Valley, vis a vis climbers, is not easy or hospitable. Frankly, itís one of the worst climbing hangs in America. Some pointers for the uninitiated would be priceless...once there, set up and cozy, finding the climbs will be a piece of cake.
Rattlesnake Arch

Social climber
Home is where we park it
Dec 7, 2018 - 05:39am PT
The guests wont remember what time dinner was served, but they will remember the taste.

Best of luck with your endeavor.
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Dec 7, 2018 - 01:30pm PT
if dinner served when guests die from hunger no one remember how well it was cooked
Alexey

climber
San Jose, CA
Dec 7, 2018 - 01:40pm PT
Alexey, hopefully the guidebook will be completed before you go out to pasture, but if it is not, you can at least feel good that you contributed both information about climbs and in previewing topos for the new book (which we've made available to you because of your interest and knowledge and abilities). That is a great legacy to provide to the younger generation of climbers.

I'd like to thank you here and now for your contributions in the event you don't live long enough to read the acknowledgements in the book..

Ed, as we are about the same age , it is good that you are writing this now, since acknowledgements in the book can be written by someone else - who will inherit from you all those precious sacred tomes

Woot , Woot
briham89

Big Wall climber
santa cruz, ca
Dec 7, 2018 - 04:02pm PT
Frankly, itís one of the worst climbing hangs in America

Yep
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Dec 7, 2018 - 08:55pm PT
^^^^ I guess you never hangout in Majestic!

LOL

Moose
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Dec 8, 2018 - 08:53am PT

Folks wanting the guidebook be like...
Folks wanting the guidebook be like...
Credit: W.L.


even for an ETA...
JLP

Social climber
The internet
Dec 8, 2018 - 10:40am PT
Anyway, we're getting closer.
No date - nothing measurable to report - laundry list of excuses - directly translates to "You'll never see it."

Erik's book is fine. Anything further is going to be a tome of obscure choss piles IMO - as if we're all waiting for some big secret to be exposed in one of the most over-run climbing areas on the planet.

Erik will probably add a 1000 more routes and a few more editions before we see anything from these guys. It's better to take action and do something and make mistakes and learn from them than to do nothing. In the same span of time, I would wager Erik's approach yields a more accurate and comprehensive guidebook.
Dickbob

climber
Westminster Colorado
Dec 8, 2018 - 01:22pm PT
I read a lot. Mostly fiction. In between novels I sometimes like to read guide books. I can read them cover to cover no matter how bad they are written. Right now I am in between books. I know what is going to be under the Christmas tree and I am going to start that next. A couple of nights ago my wife asked me what I'm reading and it is Steve Levin's Eldo guide. I have read it before of course. This is probably my third time and I
believe you don't need to be an active climber to be fully engaged by it.

With all do respect, I don't agree with JLP. Sounds like Mr Hartouni's book will be as quality as the Levine guide, who knows. I don't but I hope he will take his time and do it right like Steve did so I can read it again and again when I am old and retired.
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