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Jun 3, 2008
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I've heard rumor of an updated Wasatch book coming out sometime soon? I'm just wondering if anyone can verify this, or know when it might come out. Mark D Evans
From Sandy, UT
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Sep 10, 2012
ive heard the same.... It was scheduled for spring 2012 but has been pushed to fall. Hope to see it soon tri-cameron
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Sep 10, 2012
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I'm not certain but I think it will be something like "wasatch granite" and a whole number of people are involved and it should be fairly comprehensive. It should be coming out sooner than later. Unless there is also a full wasatch guide coming out as well, which would be awesome. Alex Quitiquit
From Salt Lake City
Joined May 18, 2011
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Sep 10, 2012
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There is a new guidebook out for climbing LCC. Little Cottonwood Rock Climbing. by tony calderone Great info, Detailed photo's and tons of more. there is four volumes and number one and three are out you can get that at rei,or ime add little cottonwood rock climbing on FB. lots of photos and a good deal on the book Spencer Daniels
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Sep 10, 2012
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Spencer Daniels wrote:
There is a new guidebook out for climbing LCC. Little Cottonwood Rock Climbing. by tony calderone Great info, Detailed photo's and tons of more. there is four volumes and number one and three are out you can get that at rei,or ime add little cottonwood rock climbing on FB. lots of photos and a good deal on the book

I saw that book...it was terrible. The only thing good about it was the size - It would nicely even out the short leg of a crooked table.
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THe one i heard about is being put together by shingo and merrel and the guys from IME. Color photos and covers the entire range. It's only rumor at this point but will keep an eye. tri-cameron
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Sep 11, 2012
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tri-cameron wrote:
THe one i heard about is being put together by shingo and merrel and the guys from IME. Color photos and covers the entire range. It's only rumor at this point but will keep an eye.

In other words, you were trying on Mythos in IME while Merrill and Shingo were looking at a rough copy of the new guide book? stfu.
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something like that tri-cameron
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the question on my mind is how can any lcc guidebook be complete without Handjob! bus driver
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Sep 11, 2012
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Wasatch Granite will be coming out in 2023. Greg G
From SLC, UT
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Sep 11, 2012
Greg can lead you to any and all classics. Arthur
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Sep 11, 2012
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Arthur will tick mark them all for your onsight attempt. Greg G
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Spencer Daniels wrote:
There is a new guidebook out for climbing LCC. Little Cottonwood Rock Climbing. by tony calderone Great info, Detailed photo's and tons of more. there is four volumes and number one and three are out you can get that at rei,or ime add little cottonwood rock climbing on FB. lots of photos and a good deal on the book


lol
T Roper
From DC,VA,NM,UT,CT,MA
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Sep 14, 2012
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Greg G wrote:
Wasatch Granite will be coming out in 2023.


Haha, it looks that way.

And I've seen the TCalderone guide and it blows.
Alex Quitiquit
From Salt Lake City
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Sep 14, 2012
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Alex Quitiquit wrote:
And I've seen the TCalderone guide and it blows.


Big surprise.
zoso
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Sep 17, 2012
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I've also heard that Wasatch Granite will be out next spring and the author is Andrew Burr. Joseph Lascurain
From Cincinnati
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Jan 25, 2016
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Any word on a new Wasatch guide? It's definitely overdue Kyle Goupil
From SLC, UT
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Jan 26, 2016
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I said 2023 didn't I. Jeez... Greg G
From SLC, UT
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Jan 26, 2016
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Greg G wrote:
Wasatch Granite will be coming out in 2023.


Greg G wrote:
I said 2023 didn't I. Jeez...


Greg, yer a bit late. Wasatch Granite (by Dave Smith) came out in 1977.
Allen Sanderson
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Jan 26, 2016
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The Ruckman guide really doesn't get enough credit. It is a very good guide and covers an amazingly broad area. From what I've been able to tell their is little difference between the first edition and second edition. If you don't have a copy you should. It is likely this will go out of print and some areas will never be written about again in a paper format.

Tony's book can be handy at times for complementing the Ruckman Guide if you have no idea where you're going with the color photos and showing some rap routes. Other than that it has little to no approach info and gives no gear info. Worse Tony chose to use different names for some routes and areas than generally accepted. I would not recommend it.

If you are looking for something up to modern standards I would recommend gearlooptopo.com it has a Wasatch section and they are sold at IME I think.
gearlooptopo.com/topos.html?ar...
I believe it is written by a Cottonwood Heights resident, though I might be mistaken. It only covers a handful of multipitch routes but this info is very good and complete. We've got a copy of the Arm and Hammer topo at our house and it takes a couple rides up that route every season as friends stop through and borrow it.

As far as a new guide I wouldn't hold your breath.
Ken H
From Granite, UT
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Jan 26, 2016
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I have been holding my breath for (four?) years.


It is in progress. It will be a great piece of literature and a wonderful reference. I would expect that you find a few hundred or more routes. Just on the granite.

I'll keep waiting.
Zac Robinson
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Jul 18, 2006
456 points
Feb 15, 2016
Zac Robinson wrote:
I have been holding my breath for (four?) years. It is in progress. It will be a great piece of literature and a wonderful reference. I would expect that you find a few hundred or more routes. Just on the granite. I'll keep waiting.


What Zac says. The dream is materializing and it is worth the wait.

I dare you to climb everything in the Ruckman book first.
tenesmus
Joined Jan 7, 2004
2,638 points
Feb 15, 2016
The Ruckman guide really doesn't get enough credit.

I have to politely disagree with that. Falcon guides are usually lacking, with the exception of Smith Rocks IMO, but this guide is outdated, and over-all poor by current guidebook standards. Perhaps it was on par when it came out, but like the swami belt, or belaying a second off of the harness - let's set this one aside.

The fact is, if we can have a local guidebook (for what is a relatively small and non-destination climbing area) that is of the quality of Beehive Ice...I would be very happy to misplace my copy of the Ruckman.
J.Colin.Olson
From Sandy, Utah
Joined Apr 11, 2014
1 points
Feb 15, 2016
J.Colin.Olson wrote:
The fact is, if we can have a local guidebook (for what is a relatively small and non-destination climbing area) that is of the quality of Beehive Ice...I would be very happy to misplace my copy of the Ruckman.


Small and non-destination??

Wasatch is pushing 4000 routes on MP and LCC has about 1000 of those
NickO
From Utah
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Feb 15, 2016
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