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#66458 - 09/01/12 06:21 PM Shawangunks Bouldering Guide
climbingbetty Offline

Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Stone Ridge, NY
For a local climber, is it even worth picking up this book? I mostly climb routes, so the assorted boulder problems at the Gunks are a complete mystery to me. I'm pretty weak sauce when it comes to bouldering, so I think I'm too weak/embarrassed to join up with some of the local boulderers and learn the generally lay of the land. I'm just looking for a little guidance toward the V0/V1 problems I can project, preferably away from where others can pass by and laugh as I struggle on their toddler's warm-up problem. Is this book worth the cash outlay, or should I just glean info from mountainproj since 95% of the problems in the book are beyond what I ever hope to be worthy enough to scrub the chalk off of?
"In the 60's sex was safe and climbing was dangerous. Now its the other way around." -Chuck Pratt

#66459 - 09/02/12 02:38 AM Re: Shawangunks Bouldering Guide [Re: climbingbetty]
crimpy Offline

Registered: 07/02/11
Posts: 331
Loc: Wawarsing
yes i recommend the guide.i have used it and youtube/google in conjunction to get decent video beta, especially good for bouldering alone. i have also used the guide to find problems, then showed up at the boulders on busy days and got tons of friendly beta and spots.


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