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#54241 - 08/25/10 01:41 PM Williams Guide Books
gunks Offline
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Are there 4 editions of the Williams' guides? Blue, red, black & grey?

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#54242 - 08/25/10 01:58 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: gunks]
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There was also a "Classics" version.

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#54244 - 08/25/10 02:21 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: chip]
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1972 - Blue, 134p
1980 - Red, 463p
1991 - Black, Trapps
1991 - Black, Nears & Millbrook
1991 - Black, Skytop
1996 - Select, 384p w/ skytop
2001 - Select 2nd ed, 263p w/o skytop
2004 - Grey Trapps
2008 - Purple Nears/Millbrook



Edited by quanto_the_mad (08/25/10 04:01 PM)
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#54250 - 08/25/10 03:08 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: quanto_the_mad]
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The Purple Nears was from 2008

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#54251 - 08/25/10 04:02 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: HR1]
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Yep, thanks, was a typo.
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#54378 - 08/30/10 12:49 AM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: quanto_the_mad]
gunks Offline
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Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
1972 - Blue, 134p
1980 - Red, 463p
1991 - Black, Trapps
1991 - Black, Nears & Millbrook
1991 - Black, Skytop
1996 - Select, 384p w/ skytop
2001 - Select 2nd ed, 263p w/o skytop
2004 - Grey Trapps
2008 - Purple Nears/Millbrook


Thanks. My collection is complete.

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#54383 - 08/30/10 02:34 AM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: gunks]
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Originally Posted By: gunks
Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
1972 - Blue, 134p
1980 - Red, 463p
1991 - Black, Trapps
1991 - Black, Nears & Millbrook
1991 - Black, Skytop
1996 - Select, 384p w/ skytop
2001 - Select 2nd ed, 263p w/o skytop
2004 - Grey Trapps
2008 - Purple Nears/Millbrook


Thanks. My collection is complete.


Time to start saving for a Gran grin
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#54389 - 08/30/10 06:40 AM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: quanto_the_mad]
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Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
Originally Posted By: gunks
Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
1972 - Blue, 134p
1980 - Red, 463p
1991 - Black, Trapps
1991 - Black, Nears & Millbrook
1991 - Black, Skytop
1996 - Select, 384p w/ skytop
2001 - Select 2nd ed, 263p w/o skytop
2004 - Grey Trapps
2008 - Purple Nears/Millbrook


Thanks. My collection is complete.


Time to start saving for a Gran grin


Indeed, no collection is complete without the red hardcover 1964 Gran guidebook.

Curt

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#54390 - 08/30/10 10:39 AM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: curt]
oenophore Online   confused
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I wonder how many people have all the above.
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#54392 - 08/30/10 01:00 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: oenophore]
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What's a guidebook?

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#54395 - 08/30/10 01:17 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: RangerRob]
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A guidebook is that thing that's probably sitting next to your cell phone.
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#54400 - 08/30/10 01:55 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: RangerRob]
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Originally Posted By: RangerRob
What's a guidebook?


You know, the thing that gives you guidance like this:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_DcUejZ7oEjY/SM...ationLowRes.jpg

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#54412 - 08/30/10 06:20 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: oenophore]
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Originally Posted By: oenophore
I wonder how many people have all the above.

I don't have the last 3, having moved from the area in late 2000. I do have a Gran though, along with an almost complete set of Eastern Trades as well as all the Swains and Ivan Rezuka's supplement (aka New 5.8s for 5.11 Leaders).
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#54967 - 09/17/10 04:06 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: curt]
gunks Offline
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Originally Posted By: curt
Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
Originally Posted By: gunks
Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
1972 - Blue, 134p
1980 - Red, 463p
1991 - Black, Trapps
1991 - Black, Nears & Millbrook
1991 - Black, Skytop
1996 - Select, 384p w/ skytop
2001 - Select 2nd ed, 263p w/o skytop
2004 - Grey Trapps
2008 - Purple Nears/Millbrook


Thanks. My collection is complete.


Time to start saving for a Gran grin


Indeed, no collection is complete without the red hardcover 1964 Gran guidebook.

Curt


Just received copy of the Gran. Don't ask "how much?" smile.

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#54969 - 09/17/10 04:40 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: gunks]
MarcC Offline
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Originally Posted By: gunks
Just received copy of the Gran. Don't ask "how much?" smile.

Actually, I will! Curious as to what they're going for these days. I bought mine in 96 for $200.
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#54971 - 09/17/10 05:27 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: MarcC]
gunks Offline
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Originally Posted By: MarcC
Originally Posted By: gunks
Just received copy of the Gran. Don't ask "how much?" smile.

Actually, I will! Curious as to what they're going for these days. I bought mine in 96 for $200.


It is selling for $495 at Chessler Books.

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#54974 - 09/17/10 07:16 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: gunks]
oenophore Online   confused
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Holy *^#&%$%$@!
Might this be the most expensive modest book published in 1964?
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#54977 - 09/17/10 07:40 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: oenophore]
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Originally Posted By: oenophore
Holy *^#&%$%$@!
Might this be the most expensive modest book published in 1964?


Probably not, although I'm not sure what you mean by "modest book." This site estimates the value of a first ed. of Where The Wild Things Are (1963) at over $10,000. Not too bad for children's book!

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#54980 - 09/17/10 08:05 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: HR1]
oenophore Online   confused
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Holy *^#&%$%$@ once more. The Gran guide is a modest book, not a huge gilded illuminated fancy art book.
Come to think of it, I have a Williams red book with signatures of the author, Hans Kraus and Fritz Wiessner. What's that going for nowadays. (No use telling me that it's next to worthless, but out of sympathy for me you'll pay me $20 for it.)
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#55018 - 09/20/10 12:59 AM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: oenophore]
gunks Offline
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Come to think of it, I have a Williams red book with signatures of the author, Hans Kraus and Fritz Wiessner. What's that going for nowadays. (No use telling me that it's next to worthless, but out of sympathy for me you'll pay me $20 for it.)


I'll pay you $20 for your red Williams. PM me.

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#55066 - 09/20/10 05:25 AM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: gunks]
MarcC Offline
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Originally Posted By: gunks
Quote:

Come to think of it, I have a Williams red book with signatures of the author, Hans Kraus and Fritz Wiessner. What's that going for nowadays. (No use telling me that it's next to worthless, but out of sympathy for me you'll pay me $20 for it.)


I'll pay you $20 for your red Williams. PM me.

He's pulling your leg, gunks. Um, I believe they were a bit more than $20 when we bought them (I have one too) simply because of the signatures.
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#55095 - 09/20/10 09:21 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: MarcC]
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I've seen Red Williams go for as little as $5. There's a bunch now for under $10.

What it's worth with the signatures I can't say...
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#55100 - 09/20/10 10:35 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: quanto_the_mad]
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Originally Posted By: quanto_the_mad
I've seen Red Williams go for as little as $5. There's a bunch now for under $10.

What it's worth with the signatures I can't say...
To quote MarcC, "He's pulling your leg".
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#55151 - 09/21/10 05:33 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: oenophore]
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I'm just saying, you can buy an unsigned red for $10, in case you're looking to fill out your collection. There are a lot of them out there.

The Blue pops up now and then, I've seen a couple go for under $20 recently.

The Black Trapps was going for about $100 for a while, but it's dropped now that the Grey Trapps is out. Still not cheap, you can find it for under $40. The Nears and Skytop books are easy to find.

I've seen the Gran on sale for over $600, maybe Chessler reduced the price recently as it was there for a couple of years.
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#55583 - 10/18/10 03:13 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: quanto_the_mad]
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Something I've wanted to get my hands on for a while is Rezucha's "Shawangunk Grit," which I understand was his own pamphlet/guidebook concerning the climbs he put up in the Seventies and Eighties.

I sent Ivan a message through mountainproject.com asking about it, and he told me he didn't think he had any copies. He suggested I contact Annie O'Neill, which I thought was amusing. I'd love to buy it or get a copy of it if someone has it lying around. I really enjoyed reading the "new" route descriptions in the Vulgarian Digest recently. Maybe if some enterprising person wanted to scan it, we could ask Ivan if he'd mind.
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#67662 - 03/21/13 08:58 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: gunks]
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If anyone is interested in Gunks guides, including Gran, Williams, Rezucha or Swain guides, I have them for sale.

I am selling off a very large collection of guidebooks and would like to find other rock climbing guidebook collectors.

You can reach me at jimmerson@earthlink.net

Thanks.

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#67665 - 03/22/13 01:41 PM Re: Williams Guide Books [Re: M Jimmerson]
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Email sent.

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