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Jul 10, 2006, 9:49 AM
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matt maddaloni has finally finished the first Squamish Aid Guidebook

23 Topos of long aid routes up the chief....plus a CD of high-res pics and of the topos for printing

http://www.mattmaddaloni.com/...%20Walls%20guide.htm

15 bucks canadian making it the cheapest guide book i'll soon to own

GOOD ON YA MATT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P


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Right on! Any idea on whether it will be available through non-mail order?


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according to matt, its also at Climb-On in squamish


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just picked mine up at climb on - it's low-budget, but quite well done.

approach beta is a bit thin in spots, but the topos are great and you get a PDF version so you can print pages rather than carry/trash your guidebook.


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I just got mine too, and it looks pretty good, with a couple notable omissions. Edge of Pan and Expect Minor Falcon Delays didn't make it in. The guidebook states that it's a work in progress, so maybe they'll be included in the future. Nice to have some focus back on aid climbing though.


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Edge of Pan does not exist as a aid route anymore. mostly free. also there are peregrin closure details for routes that lie within the closed area.
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out aid climbing yet?


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I converted the PDF pages into .png files that I can set as my PC wallpaper - I can absorb route beta all day now while I work! Currently set to Ten Years After, this weekend's project.

Thanks Matt!


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out aid climbing yet?
Yeah. Yetanotherdave and I did 10 Years After this past weekend. We did it pretty much clean, although I tapped a cam hook on p8, but didn't get an improved placement out of it. There was a bunch of fixed pins that were helpful though.

We had a couple comments on your guidebook info. You mention that belay 6 and 8 have bomber bolts. Belay 6 has 1 bomber bolt, 1 rusty but o.k. looking bolt, and a few bad ones. Belay 8 is a bomber gear belay. We didn't find any bolts there.


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