They did explain to me what they are trying to do, but I think either they if they choose to or else their guidebook when it comes out should do the talking.
Well said. Let's let the guidebook do the talking. As a first edition, there are bound to be typos and errors. Not everyone can be Dick Williams, and as anyone can see from the approach of the new book, Zach and Rachel aren't trying to be.
I'm assuming that they're trying to appeal to the new generation of climbers as well as visiting climbers looking for select routes to make the most of their time here.
Dick Williams has hinted that the Near Trapps guide will be the last guidebook that he writes for the Gunks.
The question I'd like to ask is who is going to publish the next generation of guides? Could this be the duo we're looking at? I don't know, but at least they're giving it a go.