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OK, I'm the author (with Chris Summit) and this is a plug for our book that just arrived (8,000 lbs of it!)...

Larger 8"x10" format, 456 pgs, over 100 crags in Northern California, over 2,000 routes (trad, sport, TR, bouldering - maps, photos, topos)

It'll get you anywhere worth climbing north of the Kern River. A Select guide! Many out of print/or hard to get info areas - KERN, NEEDLES, KINGS/SEQI, CALAVERAS, COURTRIGHT, SONORA PASS, BEAR VALLEY, TOLLHOUSE, FRESNO DOME, SHUTEYE RIDGE... etc. Keep in mind... it's a select guide - great for road trips.

You can get a copy at

http://www.maximuspress.com/
from Marty Lewis (God bless him)

$49.95 (approx. the cost of a tank of gas but it'll last the rest of your life)

free shipping

They won't be in stores for another few weeks but it could be in your hands in a few days.

additional free topos to go with the guide are at
http://www.slatervision.com/id21.html
Sample pages also there if you want to take a peek! (table of contents)

Foreword by Royal Robbins, photography by Jim Thornburg, Jerry Dodrill, Bill Serniuk, and many others out there in the climbing community (THANK YOU!)

Contributing authors also include Steve Edwards and Marty Lewis.

This has taken 5 years of my life so I'm sorry for the shameful plug but I do think it is a good book (biased of course). There was such a community involvement it was so cool to hook up with legends and regular joe locals and make new friends in the process.

So there you go! Cheers and happy climbing - Tom


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 what's included in the Seq/Kings section? I've been putting up a lot of new bouldering problems in the V0-V6 range in the last 3-4 years. I've been climbing at a lot of the crags too, and some of the bolts are rusty and old like 70s old(Moro rock, little baldy, chimney rocks, and buck rock. Do you talk about bolt quality in the SEKI section?


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"California Road Trip A Climbers Guide Northern California"

Barnes & Noble online for $39.95
or email me at
tomslaterphotography@yahoo.com an I'll match their $39.95 price.

106 Areas- Table of Contents

SECTION 1N—
Southern Sierra

Eastern Sierra
Alabama Hills** 34
Whitney Portal **** 38
Buttermilks ***** 42
Little Egypt ** 44
Cardinal Pinnacle *** 46
Happy Boulders **** 48
Owens River Gorge ***** 50
Pine Creek **** 56
Rock Creek *** 59
Looking Wall * 63
Warming Wall * 64
Mammoth Lakes Basin *** 65
Crystal Crag** 68
Bear Crag *** 70
Clark Canyon *** 73
Matrimony Wall * 80
Deadman’s Summit ** 81
Bachar Boulders * 83
Granite Basin ** 84
Transpire Wall ** 86
Tioga Cliff *** 87

Southern Sierra
Needles ***** 89
Kern River Crags *** 103

Western Sierra
Moro Rock **** 114
Little Baldy *** 120
Chimney Rock **** 123
Buck Rock ** 127

Shaver Lake
Tollhouse Rock *** 130
Squarenail Rock ** 134
Dogma Dome * 137
Courtright Reservoir **** 139

SECTION 2N—
Yosemite/Gold Country

So. Yosemite
Shuteye Ridge **** 150
Fresno Dome*** 163
Willow Creek Wall * 167

Yosemite Overview 168
Yosemite ***** 168
Tuolumne ***** 183

Sonora Pass Hwy.
Table Mt. - The Grotto *** 197
Burst Rock *** 203
Donell Vista Boulder * 208
Column of the Giants *** 210
Chipmunk Flat ** 213
Bear Valley/Hwy. 4 ** 216
Calaveras Domes **** 220

SECTION 3N—
San Francisco Bay Area

Slate’s Spire, Big Sur * 230
Granite Creek * 232
Pinnacles NM **** 234
Castle Rock *** 247
Handley Rock * 256
Beaver Street * 258
Glen Canyon * 260
Indian Joe Caves * 262
Mount Diablo ** 264
Grizzly Peak ** 266
Remillard * 268
Cragmont * 270
Mortar Rock *** 271
Indian Rock ** 274
Ring Mountain ** 275
Mount Tamalpais * 277
Mickey’s Beach *** 279
Stinson Beach ** 284

SECTION 4N—
TAHOE Area

Cosumnes River ** 289
Mosquito Coast ** 293
The Bar ** 294
Rocklin * 296
Sugarloaf **** 297
Phantom Spires *** 302
Lover’s Leap **** 308
Echo Lakes *** 315
Luther Rock *** 321
Pie Shop *** 324
Eagle Creek *** 329
Bliss State Park *** 336
Castle Rock *** 339
Cave Rock 340
Shakespeare Rock * 341
Dinosaur Rock * 343
Spooner Summit ** 345
Ballbuster * 347
Trippy Rock * 348
Old County *** 349
Twins Crag** 351
Big Chief **** 353
River Rock* 357
Donner Summit **** 358
Big Bald Rock * 367
Feather River/Grizzly Dome ** 369
Mount Lassen *** 372

SECTION 5N—
North Coast

Vacaville * 379
Putah Creek ** 382
Sugarloaf Ridge 384
Mount Saint Helena *** 386
Goat Rock *** 392
Pomo Canyon * 395
Sea Crag ** 397
Fort Ross *** 400
Salt Point *** 403
Moonstone/Houda Point ** 407
Patrick’s Point ** 409
Promontory** 411
Footsteps*** 414
Marble Caves *** 415
Trinity Arętes **** 418
Castle Crags **** 423

Oregon Additions:
Ashland Boulders * 429
Gold Beach * 431


tslater


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Bump...

I realize for many (climbers), forums are how you learn about new guidebooks/areas, etc. I appreicate the dozens of you who have ordered and I've heard nothing but great feedback.

So to the kook who killed my last offer... knock it off (You're from Oz... haha, bugger off ya wanker.). This aint spam dork. It's a climbing forum, and people actually like to climb and find out about new guidebooks here. Especially when they can get $10 off.Wink


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BUMP for a discount (good through this Sunday)

Barnes & Noble .com http://search.barnesandnoble.com/...ater/e/9780982498804
use coupon code E7U4N9X and the price comes down to $24.47 - throw in something cheap to get free shipping on $25+ orders.


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It's a nice book. Great for a roadtrip, but I live in the central valley so most of the climbs are within a 2 or 4 hour drive. Which makes it good for anybody in the Bay, Sac, Tahoe(which I'd like to see more of in the book) or the cen. valley.

It's a big heavy book. Not the kinda thing you want to be carrying in your pack to the crag.

But it could go without the Yosemite stuff(get the Reid guide and supertopo and your set) and leave out some of the bouldering, or maybe condense it a bit. Down to directions and classics. That would leave more room for routes & topos.

Well done though.


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