/ Book about Camp 4 or Yosemite climbing history - ideas?
I'm interested in reading a bit about the history of American climbing and , in particular, Yosemite. I know there are plenty of great tales around camp 4 but have not been able to find a book in UK bookshops about it all. Have seen a couple on the internet but can only seem to get them imported from the US!!
There must be a book I can buy in Waterstones or WH Smiths or wherever that has some of this in it?
Any ideas greatly appreciated.
P.S. Have just finished reading Cairngorm John and thought it was absolutely brilliant!
Yes, Steve Roper's book is very good.
There's 'Yosemite Climber' by George Meyers.
Forget Waterstones and try somewhere like Outside, they have a reasonable bookshop. Also abebooks, UK dealers should have Camp4 which undoubtedly is the best. I'm not selling either of my copies! Grant Jarvis, Glacier Books, Fountain Books are all specialist mountaineering book dealers who have their own UK websites.
El Capitan by Daniel Duane is very good too. If you've got the cash there are the large format Stone Masters books about Yosemite in the 60s and 70s.
Sh*t, just googled up some images from the 'stonemasters: calefornia rock climbers' in the 70s. Really evocative, makes me long for something I never experienced, just like when I watch movies about the early surfers.
If I had a time machine & the exilir of eternal youth...
One to get, which is a bit of a classic, is "Rock Jocks, Wall Rats, and Hang Dogs" by John Long, first published in 1994. Highly entertaining.
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