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skinner


Sep 3, 2007, 6:22 PM
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This may be old hat, but it's new to me..

I just picked up a copy of Squamish Big Walls, by Matt Maddaloni





Awesome topos and descriptions, also comes with a pdf copy on CD that has high res images so you can put nose prints all over your monitor checking out some of these lines that I had no idea even existed.

I picked up my copy from Climb On Equipment, in Squamish, which I think is the only place that actually carries hard copies right now.

You can purchase it online and download it in pdf at:

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




fenderfour


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It is a great book with some funny descriptions.

I remember something about "Hanging on hooks while edging in rock shoes"


giza


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fenderfour wrote:
I remember something about "Hanging on hooks while edging in rock shoes"


Sounds like Chris Geisler on Temptation of St. Anthony:

Straightforward clean aid and piton placements ascend all pitches except the fourth where Geisler resorted to wearing rock shoes to navigate through perilous hook placements. This lead took 17 hours over two and a half days and should not be attempted by those with a short attention span.



the_climber


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giza wrote:
fenderfour wrote:
I remember something about "Hanging on hooks while edging in rock shoes"


Sounds like Chris Geisler on Temptation of St. Anthony:

Straightforward clean aid and piton placements ascend all pitches except the fourth where Geisler resorted to wearing rock shoes to navigate through perilous hook placements. This lead took 17 hours over two and a half days and should not be attempted by those with a short attention span.

Now there is a description of a climb that does not lend itself to an A.D.D. climber.


yetanotherdave


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it's a great guidebook, I love being able to print stuff from the PDFs!

I've heard rumours of a second edition on the way with more history and anecdotes and a few more obscure/new routes.

Anyone have any beta on the new aid line above bellygood?


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