From: Poughkeepsie, NY
Jul 8, 2013
The surveying and original maps (this is just one) were done by Herb Conn, who was a civil engineer before moving to the Needles to climb. When Bob Kamps wrote his guide to the Needles, Herb gave him permission to use the map, which at that point only existed as a small and mediocre mimeograph image.
I took that image and with a draftsman's pantograph (this was before there were computer tools for such things), set to work on enlarging and labeling the map for Bob's guidebook. As the enormity of the task set in, I managed to pass it on to Kay Arnott, who has drafting experience, and she finished the work and did all the labels. The maps were included in Bob's guidebook.
When Paul Piana wrote his guidebook, Touch the Sky, Bob just gave him the maps to use in his guidebook.