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radistrad


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I get the impression that its not all that important to him if it was we would all have a copy. Maybe I'm wrong, I've never asked. But as you say he probably make some $$$.

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WOW, so much friction!!! Makes me want to go climb a hard slab climb.

Radistrad, Chongo is in Bakersfield right now, I'm sure he'll be in the Valley soon. I will tell him you are looking for him. If you want you can PM me your info and I'll send it his way.

I think Chongo went through great lengths to avoid a publisher so he could cut out the "middle man." It also makes his book kind of like a collector's item, because not everyone and their dog can get one.

The important thing here is that everyone knows it exists. If you want a copy write to him and check out his profile.

Starting off with a joke about his book not being real turned people against one another and at each others throat's.

I don't get it.

Peace, Ammon


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Pete, I apologise for having called you a liar, but I still think you're a jerk.



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Pete you asked him to publically appologize and called him an asshole in the same breath.
I would that jumping the gun....


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It seems a shame to argue over the existence of the book. What would be great is if it was possible to buy it. I'd definately like to get a copy and I'm sure hundreds of other people would. I've found your articles on "the better way" really useful on here Pete but it would be good to have a "definitive" aid climbing book to refer to also. Would Chongo be persuaded to let the Mountain shop in Yosemite sell it or find an online retailer to do so? Does he know there is so much demand for his book? I know non aid climbers who would be interested in getting a copy. There must be a huge demand for it.
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Iain.


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Iain. Yes, there are a few retail shops that cary Chongos book. Nomad Adventure in Joshua Tree used to, they still might.

I'm not sure if the Mountain Shop in the Valley does anymore either. I will call Chongo and get a list of where you can purchase it, at retail shops.

Ammon


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Last I looked at the Mtn Shop, they had one unbound copy of his book. Dont know what is there now. elcapbuz, please let us know who retails his book, this info seems to be more valuable than his book.


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I repeat my plea - someone get Chongo to phone me so I can take some fricking orders for him!


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It would be good if you are happy to take orders Pete. I spoke to the Mountain shop in Yosemite and they do not stock the book currently. I'm in the Uk so it would be difficult to get a copy from Nomad Adventure in Joshua Tree. Is there a commercial section on this site where the book could be sold?


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I've just searched the internet for a website address/email address for Nomad Adventures/Ventures in Joshua Tree in an attempt to get chongo's book. Lots of references but no website. Does anyone know if they have got one please? I'm beginning to wonder if this book is just a myth.
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Ian, did you call the MTn shop?
Pete, I too have been trying to get our RC.commers the book, you know Chongo better than I do so hopefully you'll have more luck.
I'll be in the Valley hopefully by next week, I will check the Mtn Shop and glance for Chongo.
Chongo's book on big walls seems to be the 8th wonder of the world, we all know it real, but only a select few have seen it.


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i know bruce (the owner of all the nomad venture stores)well, i will call him today to find out what they have, if they have anything i will make sure they hold it for you.


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You can usually find Chongo in the Yosemite Lodge cafeteria in the mornings. Just ask who he is if you don't know what he looks like. Actually, I've got a photo posted on my page you can check.

Ask him to give me a call. There has been so much interest generated, I'm sure we can get some sales going.

I've had a few serious offers of help to either market the book through the internet, or sell it on line (like Chris Mac does for his Yosemite Ultra Classics) and I want to talk to Chuck about it.

In truth, Chongo's passion sort of strayed from the big wall book over the last couple years as he focused on his physics book instead.

While I am a great fan of Chongo's climbing book, I'm afraid I don't really "get" his physics book!

Thanks, y'all.


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Elcapbuzz saysa Chongo is in Bakersfield right now.
I looked on the 6th and 7th for him, I checked his corrner table in the "caff" and he was not there, I walked El Cap base to look and he was not there.
Hopefuly Elcapbuz will make the connection for us before he returns to the valley.
I will continue to look for him, but I dont expect to find him anytime soon (as he is not there)
eventually we will get his book....


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If you want to buy a book, leave a post here.

I'll check this post from Yosemite, and get Chongo to contact you.

Cheers,

Pete

Editor of The Complete Book of Big Wall Climbing by Chongo


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Hi,

Please add me to the list of people interested in buying the book.

I can be contacted at
plan_b@users.belclimb.net

Thanks !


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Yeah, add me too...I'm interested. You can reach me at stugelsc@luther.edu

Climb Hard-
-Scott


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I want a book.
I'll be looking for Chongo myself, but I think Pete will find him first.
Chongo is in the Valley, I saw him drive by two weeks ago, but I did not have time to find him.


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I, too, would like Chongo's book.

I can be reached at swbsarita@aol.com

Thanks.


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I'm interested in one.


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Sign me up for one as well.

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Chongo is in the valley! When I see him or PTPP Sat pm, I will remind him about the "bible". I am sitting here looking at PTPP's copy, it may be more info than you think. As of last fall Chongo wanted $75.00 for the thing.


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Im am also interested

Clmbnski@hotmail.com

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I would like to get on of them please put me on the list!
barnas@jimjamesband.com
Thanks


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I just bought Chongo's book last week. I'll contact him tomorrow and see about getting more books. Maybe I got ripped but Chongo said the price was $100. Chongo is not rollin in the money so I was happy to help him out. He's a good guy.

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