/ '2013' Langdale Guide
<looks nonchalant> Not that i'm looking forward to getting my hands on a copy or out </looks nonchalant>
Love, BelleVedere. xx
*Big Smile* - Hopefully just in time for my next trip home!
they can post it on FB - but not their website - modern times eh!
Likely date now early July - final proof stage now.
> Likely date now early July - final proof stage now.
Just in time for the monsoon season
It will be worth buying !!!! - I am just checking through the proof at the moment !
Have to disagree with you there. I think there should be even more. People quite rightly expect guidebooks to give some idea of route quality. The more stars the better as more routes will get done. It's just a question of altering the definitions of star-gradings eg:
no stars - worth recording, but only worth doing if you've done everything else on the crag.
one star - a route that is worth doing though not exceptional in any way.
two stars etc etc.....
You only have to look at the crowds on some routes while other perfectly good lines are neglected to see the sense of this. I have a photo taken from the first stance on the otherwise empty Hiatus showing three teams queuing on the first stance of the only marginally better (or in my view equally good) Gimmer Crack. I rest my case.
I don't think the stars will make any difference to the popularity of gimmer crack. Some routes will get queues whatever you award to other routes. For what its worth, I don't think either the stars with everything (Langdale) or the no stars (old Tremadog)improve on the conventional interpretation of stars. What I would say is the black spot is a very unused symbol for route quality.
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