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Hogge


Oct 27, 2012, 2:48 PM
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I wrote & self-published "Austin Climbing: Sport Routes - Deep Water Solos." It's doing great, but I want to learn a few things before the next edition.

Is there a good recent rc.com thread for this type of discussion, or a forum or blog elsewhere? If not, repond anyway if you want to learn or trade ideas, and I will start a forum.

Thanks!
John
www.AustinClimbingBook.com


guangzhou


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Never seen one, but happy to share info on my experiences with the process.

Published a couple guides so far, they're doing well. Working on two currently. One is av ery small guidebook for Indonesia. Should sell ok, but not a huge market for sure.

The other project is much bigger and will take me at least another 24 months to finished. I see big potential. It will definitely meet a much needed area.

I spent a few months in Austin. Played in the Green Belt and at Enchanted Rock. Some fun climbing. I remember a 5.10 named something like "Pewee's Big Adventure" or something. Some locals also show me a stone wall we boulder on. Made of rounded river rock or something. Fun buildering.

Rimmer's Ranch had some great routes too. Body Was or something like that in the Sex Cave. Excellent run roof route.

A couple local climbing girls also showed me a place to do some boudering above a swimming hole. Promises were made of nude bouldering and swimming. Vissions of "Stone Nudes" were in my mind the entire ride out, but when we showed up, they were half a dozen families BBQing. Oh well.

Shoot me a PM if you want to chat about guidebooks.

If I had to, I think I could be comfortable living in Austin, doesn't feel like Texas.

Pharmaco added another 6 weeks to my climbing trip.


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guangzhou wrote:
If I had to, I think I could be comfortable living in Austin, doesn't feel like Texas.

Austin is a real gem.


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