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sallyme


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hey- im making an interactive rock climbing guide book as part of my final year project in college and ive got a couple questions to ask for my research- would be great if you could get back to me cheers

what do rock climbers look for in a guide book?


what type of people are rock climbers?


what is important to rock climbers?

recommend any good climbing books for research?

is there anything that you to do help you stay focused either before or during a climb?

do you have any particular climbing techniques or secrets!?

what are the best and worse case scenarios for a climber?


all information can be private its purely for research!thanks a million!


johnwesely


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what do rock climbers look for in a guide book?
-I personally look for good history first, and then good route descriptions and topos, and finally, good pictures.

what type of people are rock climbers?
-Gangsters.

what is important to rock climbers?
-To bolt or not to bolt.

recommend any good climbing books for research?
-Good guidebooks (Selected Climbs in NC, Red River Gorge)

is there anything that you to do help you stay focused either before or during a climb?
-Keeping a clear head.

do you have any particular climbing techniques or secrets!?
-If I told you then I would have to kill you.

what are the best and worse case scenarios for a climber?
-Best: Onsighting a 5.15c
-Worst: Taking a Factor 2 fall 2000 feet of the ground and ripping out the belay.


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bill413


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johnwesely wrote:
what do rock climbers look for in a guide book?
-I personally look for good history first, and then good route descriptions and topos, and finally, good pictures.

what type of people are rock climbers?
-Gangsters.

what is important to rock climbers?
-To bolt or not to bolt.

recommend any good climbing books for research?
-Good guidebooks (Selected Climbs in NC, Red River Gorge)

is there anything that you to do help you stay focused either before or during a climb?
-Keeping a clear head.

do you have any particular climbing techniques or secrets!?
-If I told you then I would have to kill you.

what are the best and worse case scenarios for a climber?
-Best: Onsighting a 5.15c
-Worst: Taking a Factor 2 fall 2000 feet of the ground and ripping out the belay.

I think that J. has summed it up pretty well, but he forgot one thing:

Climbers also look for a guidebook that they can carry on the climbs.


johnwesely


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I disagree with the carrying on the climb. I love all of the extraneous history info I can get, and I love having lots of routes. If I need a topo, I will photocopy it.


grover


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History fo sure.

FA info.

Always good to give credit to the people who took the time to clean/bolt etc......

Retro-history as well, some people think they can add bolts to an existing route and claim it as a first without mentioning anything about it already been climbed.

Bad style and weak....IMHO!


olderic


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I think when the the OP said "guide book" that she was not using it in the same context that climbers typically do.


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As in a guide to climbing in general?


olderic


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johnwesely wrote:
As in a guide to climbing in general?

By the nature of her questions that seems to be her goal - write a "rock climbing for dummies" type of thing I imagine. Admirable goal but too broad in scope - needs to focus on something more specific to have a hope of completing anything.


sallyme


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hey-
the guide book im making is for a specific area in kerry ireland, the gap of dunloe, check it out beautiful area-
as its an interactive cd, theres a 15min climbing vid on it of some of the most prominant climbs, pics of each crag with grades, routes, FA and key features of climb, then a map- but it quite a big project the research is nearly as important as end product- thanks fot taking time to answer q's!


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