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#66611 - 09/26/12 03:30 PM Appalachia Archives JUne 1960
cfrac Offline
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I am writing a history of Millbrook and I am trying to get my hands on The Appalachia (June 1960) Vol. XXXIII No. 1, pages 18-25. Anyone have it, know where I can get it, would be willing to scan it? Also anyone know of other articles about early gunks climbing at Millbrook. I've got Yankee R&I, American Rock, Hans Kraus Biography but any other ideas? Want to share an anecdote about climbing something other than Westward Ha!, I would love it!
Thanks, CFrac
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#66614 - 09/26/12 05:49 PM Re: Appalachia Archives JUne 1960 [Re: cfrac]
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nynjtc offices in Mahwah nj has a nice library, they may have it? http://www.nynjtc.org/

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#66615 - 09/26/12 06:45 PM Re: Appalachia Archives JUne 1960 [Re: cfrac]
retroscree Offline
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Originally Posted By: cfrac
...but any other ideas?

Although blindingly obvious and something you've likely already thought of, but sometimes the obvious gets overlooked - interview Ramano and Goldstone.

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#66616 - 09/26/12 07:45 PM Re: Appalachia Archives JUne 1960 [Re: retroscree]
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This is a fascinating project. one of my friends did an ascent of W.H. but from the valley floor nearby where his house was. it was a party of 4, two ropes. they had to climb up the bottom part of Millbrook which was so bad and scary the other leader had a meltdown and they had to lower a rope to him. layers of loose rubble, with vegetation layers in between serving as a lubricant to keep it all extra loose.
another time my partner dropped his glasses on a 5.8 on the north end, I had to take over - what was above looked so horrible I pioneered a variation linking that route to the one to its left. it turned out to be fun climbing.
I still havent' done W.H. and am looking to do it someday but with someone who's done it and I don't want to get lost again...
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#66617 - 09/26/12 07:53 PM Re: Appalachia Archives JUne 1960 [Re: phlan]
richp Offline
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cfrac
I have a reprint of Appalachia from June 1960. It is titled Early Rock Climbing in the Shawangunks by Fritz Wiessner. I assume that is what you are searching for. I'll scan a copy and send it sometime today if I get a chance.

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#66624 - 09/26/12 10:10 PM Re: Appalachia Archives JUne 1960 [Re: cfrac]
Dana Offline
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Perhaps the AMC ofice in Boston?

I know at one time the U Mass Amherst library had them: I remember reading the issue you are looking for when I was there. Perhaps you can get an interlibrary loan.

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#66631 - 09/27/12 12:19 PM Re: Appalachia Archives JUne 1960 [Re: Dana]
phlan Offline

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I'd try the AAC in New York, they should have a good library.

I forgot to say my friends climbed W.H. that way since that's the way Fritz did the 1st ascent. and if you want to put in any pro on the 1st tier of Millbrook, my friend said he would lift a loose block, place a nut underneath it and put the block back in place over the nut. Not anything I'd want to lead!!!
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#66632 - 09/27/12 01:37 PM Re: Appalachia Archives JUne 1960 [Re: phlan]
Rickster Offline
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The NYC American Alpine Club branch may still have a library. Otherwise, the Alpine Club Library was moved to Golden Colorado some years ago.

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#66635 - 09/27/12 04:11 PM Re: Appalachia Archives JUne 1960 [Re: cfrac]
tradjunkie Offline
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Argh. I know exactly the article you are talking about - the one in which one learns, among other things, that one of the best-known classic routes has been misspelled for 50 years. smile

I was certain I had this article. For some reason I seem to have only part of it (?!?). I think, like you, I asked for pages 18-25 from a library scan or microfilm or something. It turns out the article goes past page 25. I thought I had gotten the rest of it but apparently not.

I'll email you what I have.

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#66642 - 09/28/12 12:51 AM Re: Appalachia Archives JUne 1960 [Re: tradjunkie]
Rockanice Offline
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I have the original issue and will dig it out if you don't get the copy scan from RichP. Let me know

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