/ Hard rock reprint??
If anybody has a copy of either for sale I would be very interested.
I think the copper printing plates no longer exist so it's not going to happen. I believe that there have been some threads on this matter before
Is that the case with Hard Rock too?
It certainly is with Extreme Rock, but Hard Rock has has previous reprints I believe, so to lose the plates for HR would just be careless.
Oh I thought it was both but it sounds like you are better informed and I am just muddled!
I think on one of the many earlier threads on the topic, many people stated an assumption that page-by-page scanning should suffice, and that suggestion was kind of shot down possibly for cost reasons.
Ah ok. I hope they haven't lost the plates for HR anyway as I spilt tea all over mine!
For the OP. You could still buy Hard Rock new a few years ago, so you'll likely find a second hand copy that doesn't cost a fortune I'd have thought.
There was talk of a facsimile reprint of Extreme Rock (mentioned in the inside cover of the recent reprint of Classic Rock) but it doesn't seem to have happened.
Hard Rock is the better book anyway imo.
Actually Sheffield Library has a huge climbing/ mountaineering collection so I think I'll enquire down there.
It's not beyond modern technology at all. A good repro house could get the photos in a decent state, but the limiting factor will always be the quality of the original printing, which wasn't that great, I don't think.
For the publishers, I think one of the problems would be that the book has great rarity value, but would be less attractive as a new edition, without that rarity value. Given the nature of the routes featured in the book, it is no longer quite so representative of the state of British climbing at that level, so it's definitely a piece of its time.
I still reckon one option would be to make it available as an ebook, with a print option at a premium price.
> There was talk of a facsimile reprint of Extreme Rock (mentioned in the inside cover of the recent reprint of Classic Rock) but it doesn't seem to have happened.
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