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petmac


Nov 22, 2009, 3:16 PM
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is the old DWG book better then the NJ one?  (North_America: United_States: New_Jersey: Northern_rt_80_and_up: Delaware_Water_gap__Mount_Tammany_)
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so in other words is it worth me tracking down a used copy of the DWG guide book. the NJ one is "okay" as i'm sure you all know but does the earlier book have better topos or help more with route finding?

plus...does anyone have the new PA climbing book? how does that compare?

pete


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The old DWG book is definitely worth having. I own both, and use the old one much more. I was told that the new one has some errors, and I like the topos in the old one better.

I'm not sure which new PA climbing book you are talking about. If you're talking about the one by curt haler (sp?), it's very small, and I've been told it doesn't have any real topos. Another guide to PA will be out soon, by Rob Holzman. It will be a few hundred pages long, and will include the water gap. If you look on www.paclimbing.com, you can see a sample section he has on the DWG. You can expect a similar format when the book finally goes to print.


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+1 on having both the Steele and Falcon guides. If you have trouble finding the Steele try the hiking shop in the town of DWG (Edge of the Woods?). The had a couple copies last time I was in.

Sadly the new guide from paclimbing.com has been stuck on "...going to print in a few short weeks." for at least a year. Unsure


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Yes. Find the Steele guide book. I thought I saw one somewhwre not too long ago (REI?) so figured they were still available. I don't even see one on Amozon right now. I might scan mine for you if they are really gone.


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adatesman wrote:
Sadly the new guide from paclimbing.com has been stuck on "...going to print in a few short weeks." for at least a year. Unsure

It's been going to print for a lot longer than that, right Rob? Rob just got married last year and moved across the country. On top of that, his guidebook quickly jumped from something like 300 pages to 450+ after it was all formatted with pictures and such. It's going to cost him a fortune to print, and as you could imagine, getting married and moving across the country was not cheap! It'll be great once it's out though!


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yea i have been waiting for that new one for quite a bit too. has anyone e-mailed him or tryied to get any info on it? moving hu...

thanks for the help folks. i'll be keeping my eyes open for the guide.

pete


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chesslerbooks.com still sells the old guide, $15 -thats probably the best place to look for hard to find guides.


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adatesman wrote:
Or the shop right in town, which could use all the climber love they can get.... Angelic

I agree, give the shop in town some business, they are good people!


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joeforte wrote:
adatesman wrote:
Sadly the new guide from paclimbing.com has been stuck on "...going to print in a few short weeks." for at least a year. Unsure

It's been going to print for a lot longer than that, right Rob? Rob just got married last year and moved across the country. On top of that, his guidebook quickly jumped from something like 300 pages to 450+ after it was all formatted with pictures and such. It's going to cost him a fortune to print, and as you could imagine, getting married and moving across the country was not cheap! It'll be great once it's out though!

Got an email from Rob saying the new book would be out around christmas. Cant wait for it.

Can anyone explain where the shop is to pick up the DWG guide? I'd like to pick it up there to support the local shops rather than buying online.


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It's right in town, a couple doors uphill from the traffic light at the 3 way intersection with the red gas station (pizza place? I forget which it is). Coming from the cliff it's half a block down from Sycamore Grill. Here's a link to their website: http://www.edgeofthewoodsoutfitters.com/

Might want to call to make sure they have it though... It's been a while since I was in there.


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