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« on: October 23, 2011, 05:56:48 PM »
I interested in reading about climbing history.  Can you recommend a good book or two?  Pioneers, influential climbers, technological advances, Golden age,  "The 60's, 70's, 80's,  stuff like that.

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Re: History
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 06:11:19 PM »
I would say for NE,, the Paul Ross guidebook from'78 and any of the Webster guides.  Various articles in the mags ( many by Ed) as well.  So much of the area is covered by word of mouth.

For other areas;

Climb ! a pretty good history of Colo climbing , up to '80 or so

Vertical World of yosemite, dated but still pretty cool


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Re: History
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 06:27:55 PM »
Also for NE--Yankee Rock & Ice by Guy and Laura Waterman covers much of the history of climbing in the north east up to the date of publication (1993)

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Re: History
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 07:58:43 PM »
And you can get a lot of the real history by talking to the old codgers....

Remember, the winners write history.

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Re: History
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 08:00:41 PM »
The White Spider.

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Re: History
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 09:12:30 AM »
And you can get a lot of the real history by talking to the old codgers....

Remember, the winners write history.

Old being a relative term.............

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Re: History
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 09:48:52 AM »
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American Rock, Don Mellor

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Yankee Rock & Ice, Guy and Laura Waterman


I would add to those two Camp 4 by Roper (I think) if you're interested in the history of Yosemite.
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Re: History
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 12:30:58 PM »
Chris Jones' History of Climbing in North America.

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Re: History
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 02:28:50 PM »
Chris Jones' History of Climbing in North America.

Oh yeah that's a good one too.

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Re: History
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011, 07:35:06 PM »
Chris Jones' History of Climbing in North America.

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Re: History
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 08:21:43 PM »
The best history of  NE climbing is Al Rubin-- he's way older than me. Also Paul Ross

check out jimmiDunn's website

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Re: History
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011, 07:35:45 AM »
John Strand's History of Bar Stool Mountain.

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Re: History
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2011, 11:08:39 AM »
HA ! With you sitting next to me

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Re: History
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2011, 12:52:08 PM »
Included must be how we fell off Bar Stool Mountain!!! ???

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Re: History
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 10:59:46 PM »
for my birthday this year my brother bought me a book called the villian, it was a biography about Don Whillians. it was a good read and i managed to finish it in a weekend while taking breaks patrolling trails in the kinsman pond/franconia ridge/garfield ridge post Irene looking for/clearing storm damage.