/ Jerry Moffat's new book - i'm definitely ordering it!
will it be like his magasine articles? :-(
what were his magazine articles like then anyway?
i think its been ghost written by nail grimes (i think) and he's pretty good!
Why do you say that? The link doesn't comment on the book, just the climber.
You could also wait till it comes out, and buy it in your local climbing shop. Since Jerry owns it they shouldn't have miuch trouble getting him to sign a copy.
There was also talk of a reading but I don't think anything has been set in stone yet.
Surprised this thread hasn't been pulled for unpaid advertising, given the direct linking to an external company!
listen to all you player haters...
> Since Jerry owns it they shouldn't have miuch trouble getting him to sign a copy <
since jerry owns what?
i think it will be intresting hearing about all the ascents and trips he got to go on before climbing became too popular.
i'm reading a book by lynn hill at the momment which is great. i like to hear about the first exciting days of the rockclimbing era. i'm sure it won't appeal to more bimbly type climbers but then i don't really care about who walked up what hill and when. i like to hear about the climbers who wanted to push them selfs on the rock. anyone else read the lynn hill book?
He doesn't own any shops....
>i'm reading a book by lynn hill at the momment which is great. i like to hear about the first exciting days of the rockclimbing era.
What, like, 1975??
Rockclimbing started a little earlier than then, by maybe a century !
i meant that era. the 70s.
when the grades started shooting up.
sorry for the mistake
> listen to all you player haters...
I don't get that, sorry. Not dissing Jerry at all - he's a great climber.
All I meant was that link you gave was more about him and really nothing about the book, so I was wondering where the "pretty good book" comment came from.
i think its a good idea for a book therefore i think its a good book.
i hope its going to be a good read.
Grades have been shooting up since the beginning of the sport in the mid 1880s. One of the most remarkable leaps was in c. 1910-14.
i'd like to hear more about it please.
cheers! just ordered it! :)
> what were his magazine articles like then anyway?
> i think its been ghost written by nail grimes (i think) and he's pretty good!
That's good news
1910 Right Twin Chimney, Kinder Downfall HVS 4c,5a. Herford, 1910
1914 Central Buttress, Scafell HVS 4b, 4b, 5a, -, 4c, 4b. Herford, Samson, Holland
1916 Cave Arete Indirect, Laddow, E1 5a (5b IMHO). Ivar Berg (solo)
> He doesn't own any shops....
Yes he does, jointly with one other person, who generally deosn't like to be named.
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