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fredbob


Feb 5, 2011, 10:55 AM
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NEW Classic Joshua Tree Routes and Bouldering  (North_America: United_States: California: Joshua_Tree_National_Park)
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Just received my copy of the new guide (should be available in stores March 8). At 574 pages it offers by far the most detailed beta and historical perspective on climbing and bouldering in Josh ever published. Thank You to all the climbers who contributed to this guide.

Here is a sampling (excuse the scans if they didn't turn out great as I just put it on the home scanner):







Almost 80 pages of the guide are devoted entirely to the 185 Classic Boulder problems covered. Here is a tiny sample.




Classic Joshua Tree Routes & Bouldering
574 pp
Full Color

[Posted the following before, but seems relevant here]

In an ideal universe, a climbing guide should provide you with sufficient information to not only find each route, but give you the kind of in-depth information about the climbs, boulders and area that only “locals” possess. Such a guide would be like having a personal guided tour, replete with the “inside” stories about the climbs and problems – the type only heard around a campfire. This was the concept for this guide.

The dilemma in translating this idea into an actual book was where to draw the line. How many routes and boulder problems can you reasonably cover in such detail? What type of climbs and problems to include (and exclude)? How much detail is too much? Who are the people who mostly use and need such a guidebook?

The upshot of balancing these factors was a guide directed toward as many climbers as possible, but not everyone. This was accomplished by: (1) Excluding most of the hardest and easiest routes and problems (which are of interest to a relatively small percentage of climbers), (2) Concentrating on crags and boulders that are reasonably accessible, and (3) Focusing on problems and routes that are both high in quality and fun.

The result is nearly 500 great routes which mostly lie in the 5.7 to 5.11+ range (there are some easier and harder climbs included), and 185 classic boulder problems that fall mostly in the range of V0 to V5/6 (though again harder and easier problems are included). These routes, problems, crags and boulders are described in unprecedented detail. Each is the subject of a large full color photograph(s), detailed maps, and comprehensive verbal descriptions (including: sun/shade info, detailed approach and descents, gear selections, etc.). Superbly detailed topos are also included for larger crags.

While these features alone come closer to the ideal guidebook, it is the inclusion of an unparalleled number of never published, first person stories, by dozens of different first ascentionists, as well as historical tidbits about origins of names and the Joshua Tree area, that really make this guide such a joy to use and peruse. **

This guide will be the perfect companion for the seasoned climber who thought they knew Joshua Tree as well as those new to the area (and most everyone in-between).

**(Note: Includes stories by: Rick Accomazzo, John Bachar, Nick Badyrka, Phil Broscovak, Keith Cunning, Dave Evans, Craig Fry, Bob Gaines, Todd Gordon, Richard Harrison, Tom Higgins, Herb Laeger, Spencer Lennard, John Long, Jon Lonne, Jan McCollum, Darryl Nakahira, Allan Nelson, Michael Paul, Kevin Powell, Mark Powell, Tim Powell, Jeff Sewell, Dick Shockley, Wendell Smith, Woody Stark, Russ Walling, Jim Wilson, John Wolfe, and Kevin Worrall.)

Photos Contributors to the guide include: Kevin Powell, Jim Thornburg, Greg Epperson, Kyle Thomas, Leslie Timms, Michael Clark, Bill Serniuk, Andy Blair, Brad Gobright, Dave Cox, Matthew Feinup, Todd Gordon, Holden Harris, Adam Dale, Catherine Carrasco, Art Morimitsu, Nicole Svajlenka, and Bill Freeman.


winglady


Feb 6, 2011, 7:38 AM
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Randy,
We're very excited about your new guide & really looking forward to getting our hands on it. It looks great!

--Diane & Charlie


jcrew


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so........are you still working with Falcon?


dancesonrocks


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Looks great! Will look rather new next to my old copy of your book, haha.


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fredbob


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jcrew wrote:
so........are you still working with Falcon?

None of the new Josh Guides are/will be with Falcon.

Central Josh (due out Dec 2011) will be full color and formatted similarly to Josh West (but many more topos). Josh East is still a ways off.


billcoe_


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Thanks for the hard work Randy. May your bank account now finally start to overflow *cough* cough*....LOL

Seriously, looks great!


fredbob


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Update: You can order On-line now directly from the Publisher and get a nice discount. Should be available by March 8.

http://kdanielspublishing.pinnaclecart.com/...e-routes-bouldering/


winglady


Feb 22, 2011, 7:26 AM
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Order placed -- we're excited!

Heading out to JTree in early April, so we'll start planning on heading to some new (to us) climbs out of your new book.


erisspirit


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Ordered!


fredbob


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Should be in Nomads next week (maybe even this weekend). In other stores soon.

Last chance to order on-line and save $10.

http://kdanielspublishing.pinnaclecart.com/...e-routes-bouldering/


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fredbob


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The book finally got released from Customs on Saturday. Guides are at Nomads and will be at other stores soon.


Stormeh


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Ordered it from the publishing co about a month ago. Should I have it by now, or by this weekend, I hope?


fredbob


Mar 19, 2011, 11:05 AM
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All orders from the Publisher should have gone out this week. Let me know if you do not get it soon and I will follow up on this for you.

Thanks for your order and hope you enjoy the book.


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