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Old climbing book

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Someone out there must have a copy of the Guide to Leavenworth rock-climbing areas by Fred W Beckey. Please share a little about it. Is it dated... cool as a collector? Or a worthwhile guide book as a supplement?

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Is it dated...Yes!

 

cool as a collector? Of course!

 

Or a worthwhile guide book as a supplement? Not really valuable at all. Still fun to read over a beer while watching TV

 

It was paperback. Folded and stapled.

 

 

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I've got Fred's Darrington and Index Rock Climbing Guide, published in 1976.

It has a picture of Dianne Dailey on the cover climbing the 10a section of Pisces when it was 5.8. Just about every route (all 18 of them) on the Lower Wall includes a pin list.

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I have the old folded stapled exit 32 guide. It lists a bunch of routes on Rattlesnake Ledge that seem to have since disappeared into oblivion. Old books are pretty fun sometimes. I have a great hand drawn and written squamish book too.

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Someone out there must have a copy of the Guide to Leavenworth rock-climbing areas by Fred W Beckey. Please share a little about it. Is it dated... cool as a collector? Or a worthwhile guide book as a supplement?

 

 

Beckey/Bjornstad 1965 is good if you wish to return to simpler times

 

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or for historical research on bushes

 

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Wow, that's pretty cool. Thanks for posting it! I'm a big fan of the old books and will likely try to get a copy of this. What about geologically though? Becky does a fair job breaking down some the geological history in his CAG's and I've been successful at acquiring some cool USGS pubs on the Olympics and the Cascades, but haven't seen much for the Alpine Lakes area.

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