I kinda like to pick which crag I'm heading to at the Creek based on which ones are stacked with the kind of climbing I feel like doing on a given. I like rolling up to the cliff with only my most essential 80 lbs. of cams and, ideally, zero unnecessary ropes.
You learn this info if you're there enough to have climbed at them all. (I can dig this, but then the issue is really, should a guidebook exist at all...not whether or not this one is nice.) Or, you can get a decent sense of things when staring at that page...in the 16+ hours of a winter day/night when it's not particularly ideal to be climbing.
It's sort of that kind of not-too-adventuresome sort of gymnastic experience for me.
I tend to leave all but 1 or 2 of my 50 closest friends and 10 favorite dogs at home, and I never make ticks next to the best jams, so I'm far less grievous in my rejection of full bore adventure on 90 ft. hand cracks than many.
If the only thing that works for you is doing info-free climbs steeped in high adventure and mystery, you're probably not a big fan of climbs that are 10 minutes from the road and take 12 of the same cam anyway. But, if you want that sort of thing without any stories, rack beta, or area info, that experience is still easily obtainable.
And there are the zillions of undone routes to the rim waiting for you too.
I doubt if you remember me, but I met you when you
came out west & climbed with Howard Doyle, one of my
old buddies, back about '77 or '78. I climbed with Lotus
that day, & you & Howie were off to do Turnkorner. . .
Anyway, you've always impressed me with your comments here.
Keep 'em coming.