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This map is from Touch the Sky and will help enormously navigating the Spires and Picket Fence.
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joelhagan Hagan
Oct 4, 2007
This map is from Touch the Sky and will help enormously navigating the Spires and Picket Fence.  
Chris treggE
Madison, Beersconsin
Chris treggE   Madison, Beersconsin  
Herb Conn's original map from his guidebook:


Oct 12, 2016
rgold
Poughkeepsie, NY
rgold   Poughkeepsie, NY
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. Jul 8, 2013
spn
Sioux Falls,SD
spn   Sioux Falls,SD
This map is awsome Sep 8, 2010

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