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Ian Butterworth - on 10 Nov 2018
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£200 for a quick sale. This copy of Extreme Rock is in excellent condition with no damage to the book or dust cover although the spine is slightly faded and some yellowing to the page edges. I'm happy to send more photos on request. I'd be surprised if you could find a better copy for £200.

nikoid - on 11 Nov 2018
In reply to Ian Butterworth:

200 quid? Really?

Ian Butterworth - on 11 Nov 2018
In reply to nikoid:

You could always trail round the charity shops for the next 5 years and maybe find one cheaper, or look on Ebay and pay more for a good copy.

nikoid - on 11 Nov 2018
In reply to Ian Butterworth:

I've got one already, I'm just amazed at the price. Let us know how you get on- I might sell mine!

Doug on 12 Nov 2018
In reply to Ian Butterworth:

Found my copy in Oxfam (Salisbury) maybe 4 years ago, it was was priced at £2.50 (I paid a bit more but nothing like £200).

In reply to Doug:

Mine was £145 and I've never regretted it. Tbh, I'd be happy to pay £200 - it's not exactly like there's going to be a new edition anytime soon!

Ian Butterworth - on 12 Nov 2018
In reply to Ian Butterworth:

I suppose things are only worth what someone is prepared to pay. If no one wants to pay this much it will just go back on the shelf although it will probably not get opened for another 5 years.

bpmclimb on 14 Nov 2018
In reply to Ian Butterworth:

> I suppose things are only worth what someone is prepared to pay. If no one wants to pay this much it will just go back on the shelf although it will probably not get opened for another 5 years.

Hi Ian. I still actually look at my copy from time to time

icnoble on 14 Nov 2018
In reply to Ian Butterworth:

I don't need a copy but I would like to say this is a fair price for it

 

 

Tom Briggs on 15 Nov 2018
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

I sold my copy a few years ago. No regrets. Some odd route choices and some pretty ropy writing in places, I've never understood why it's so sought after. Anyway, I heard a new version is being put together, which I'd be more interested in owning.

Rob Parsons on 15 Nov 2018
In reply to Tom Briggs:

> I sold my copy a few years ago.

I'll bite (and give the OP here a bump): how much did you sell it for?

 

Tom Briggs on 15 Nov 2018
In reply to Rob Parsons:

A lot less than £200 : )

In reply to Tom Briggs:

I'll be the first to admit there's a certain amount of the 'rose tinted google' effect going on here and, for what it's worth, completely agree with you: there's some curveball (read: shit) routes included and unpublishably ropey writing too.

Still, I love it nonetheless...

bpmclimb on 15 Nov 2018
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

> and unpublishably ropey writing too.

In general, when it comes to climbing literature, I hadn't noticed ropey writing being a particular obstacle to publication.    :0

 

Doug on 16 Nov 2018
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

Maybe its because I first read it when at a young & impressionable age, but for me the writing in Hard Rock is better than any of the sequels with the possible exception of Cold Climbs. 

Ratfeeder - on 16 Nov 2018
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

> Mine was £145 and I've never regretted it. Tbh, I'd be happy to pay £200 - it's not exactly like there's going to be a new edition anytime soon!

Some years ago I saw a copy in a book sale at the Rheged centre near Penrith - price tag was £1000! Needless to say I didn't buy it. A few months later I came across another one in a little 2nd-hand bookshop in Penrith, in pristine condition, going for £150. Apparently it belonged to Nat Allen who'd sadly passed away. I did buy that one and I'm very glad I did!

Wiley Coyote2 on 16 Nov 2018
In reply to Ian Butterworth:

Definitely some odd prices on Amazon, btwn  £164 and £1600!

I doubt I have opened my copy in the last 20 years. Ditto Cold Climbs for even longer

 


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