Author Topic: What's your review of Jon Sykes's: The Notches: A Guide to the Western White Mountains?  (Read 1079 times)

Offline smartpig

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Now that Jon's book has been out for a few months and the rock climbing season has begun, I would like to get a sense of how the book is making a difference in finding your way onto new climbing adventures.

Do you find the descriptions to the crags and climbs accurate and simple to understand?

How would you grade this book on descriptions, history, maps/tools, photography, ease of use/layout, and portability?

Are folks finding the book to buy easy to get or difficult to find?

This is all useful stuff for us to know, come new editions and future projects. Tell us what you think. Thanks!

Jon Sykes, at Eagle Cliff.

Penni Kaufman, on Spring Line 5.6, Hone Wall, Echo Crag, Franconia Notch.

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Offline krankonthis

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How blunt do you want this to be?

Offline NEAlpineStart

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I'll be honest enough to say too early to review as I've only gotten one day on Willard to use the book. I like it so far but I'll get deeper into it throughout the summer/fall and share a broader opinion then!

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Appreciate the effort and all the new route development that this book documents.  I would suggest more topos with routes drawn in as they are much more useful in finding climbs than written descriptions. 

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My only complaint is that I thought Oliverian was going to be in there, which was one of the reasons I got it. Guess I'll have to go stick my finger in that fan again on my own. Otherwise no complaints, although as I'm mostly in the 'Daks now haven't really taken it out for a spin, though I'm eager to check out Eagle Cliff.
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