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Aug 11, 2014
Looking for the best guidebook for summersville and NRG. I would prefer just 1 book. I keep looking for the mike Williams book that's white with a huge picture but cannot find a place that sells it. Is it out of print? What are the other options? Amanda Friedman
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Aug 11, 2014
Mike's book is the best single book available in my opinion. They should be available at the climbing store in Fayetteville. The bar code on the back cover of mine suggests it was $40. I think I paid less though. I will be in the area this week end if you need someone to show you around.
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Chris Watkins
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Aug 11, 2014
ditto on the book JVB Project
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Aug 11, 2014
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The first edition of Mike Williams' guidebook covers all NRG areas in one book- New river crags, Meadow River crags and Summersville areas. You can maybe find someone selling one online, or post up a wanted ad in the for sale section here to see if anyone has one.

That being said, I HIGHLY recommend the new books. Mike broke them down into two because of route editions- one book would have been roughly the size of an unabridged Webster's dictionary.

It's nice having two books, IMO. Rarely have I ever needed to take both in a single day. One book covers NRG proper, and the second book covers Meadow River areas and Summersville areas. The books together will run you about $60 if I'm not mistaken (plus tax) but they are very well written, chock full of valuable information regarding not only the climbing but camping, eating, weather recommendations, advice for sport/trad/TR- pretty much everything to help you out if you're in the area. The actual crag information is detailed and easily followed and will get you to the exact route you want 100% of the time.
Jake Jones
From Richmond, VA
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Aug 11, 2014
Ok 2 books might be the way to go, good point I won't be carrying both at once. Won't be there this weekend but in the next few weeks and would love partners. I went several years ago but still have so much left to see Amanda Friedman
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Aug 11, 2014
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As others have said, the new 2 volume set is excellent and well worth the money. You can pick them up at Waterstone in Fayetteville (there's a stack on the counter) or on-line waterstoneoutdoors.com/ Brian Payst
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