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New Red Rock guidebook - AVAILABLE!
Submitted By: Larry DeAngelo on Sep 22, 2007

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The new guidebook is here! My initial reaction is: "Wow! This looks great!" Even though I had seen printouts while doing some of the proofreading, I found the final product to be quite impressive. Full color. Both the quality of the photographs and the quality of the printing are reminiscent of National Geographic. Lots of routes not previously listed anywhere, too. Outstanding!

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By John McNamee
From: Littleton, CO
Sep 22, 2007
Looks great!
By Francis Baker (fran)
From: Las Vegas,NV
Sep 23, 2007
I just got my copy home. I really like it!!! Awesome photos from some even more impressive angles! Laid out in true traditional guide book style. Photo layovers are excellent...though some lines are slightly off. Has some excellent reading as well as the bounty of beta, for the rest/tent bound days. If you got the $36 I recommend it.
By Cunning Linguist
Sep 24, 2007
Jerry did a really nice job. This book should set the new standard for guidebooks in the area. The only thing missing in my opinion is the R and X ratings. The seriousness of some of these routes needs to be represented in the grade itself.

Lots of attention to detail, great photos, I've found a few errors, but they're tiny, nothing compared to previous books. Overall a great addition, obscure routes are very well represented, and much clearer and simpler to use than its predecessors.
By John Calder
From: Spokane, WA
Sep 25, 2007
I just ordered this. It looks awesome and I can't wait to get it so I can burn my Swain guide.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Sep 27, 2007
Personally, I feel these types of announcements are acceptable. I don't know about you guys, but I love guidebooks! :)
By phil broscovak
Oct 4, 2007
Just got my copy. WOW! I think this may be the benchmark that future guides everywhere where will be compared to. A beautiful guide and a stellar job by Jerry Handren. Again, WOW!
By David Arthur Sampson
Oct 9, 2007
I guess I have to join the band; Handren's climbing guidebook is far superior to any other that I have seen (or purchased). Well worth the $. It should be considered the benchmark for all future guidebooks.

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