/ New El Chorro guide - when exactly?

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Adam Jaroš - on 30 Oct 2018

Hi,

Is there any more info on the upcoming El Chorro Rockfax guidebook? The website says December 2018 but that is a bit vague as we are spending the New Year there.
Brand new guidebook just off the press would be great to have.

Thanks

 Adam

https://www.rockfax.com/climbing-guides/books/spain-el-chorro/

El Chorro - Lower Gorge

In reply to Adam Jaroš:

The book is due to go to the printers next week and we expect it back in the first week of December.

We will send out orders as soon as we receive stock so it should be in time for your New Year trip.

Ordering online via our pre-order special offer is the fastest way for you to get a copy since we receive stock first.

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I like climbing - on 31 Oct 2018
In reply to Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH:

We’re going in December. Any chance of an early copy ?

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In reply to I like climbing:

> We’re going in December. Any chance of an early copy ?

We get asked this a lot. The problem is that early copies don't exist. We print them all at once, and ship them all at once to the distributors who then send them out.

They work through the pre-orders first, so this is the fastest way to get a copy. Then the UK specialist outdoor retailers are sent them, then the big mid-distributors who supplier the large retailers get their stock which goes through a few warehouses first.

With the printers we are using this time, they tend to be fairly prompt and have said that they can get them to us for the week beginning 3 December. That could mean 6 December though although even then, I expect most pre-orders will be sent out by the weekend of 8 December.

Alan

NigelHurst - on 31 Oct 2018

What's the link for pre-order, couldn't see a link on the page given above

In reply to NigelHurst:

> What's the link for pre-order, couldn't see a link on the page given above

We haven't set it up yet. I'll sort it next week.

Alan

Adam Jaroš - on 31 Oct 2018
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:

Great, that is awesome, thanks ! I will definitely place that pre-order as soon as you set it up.

Adam 

I like climbing - on 01 Nov 2018
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:

Thanks for your reply, Alan. I will place an order asap

In reply to Adam Jaroš:

This is now available for pre-order - https://www.rockfax.com/climbing-guides/books/spain-el-chorro/

TheGeneralist - on 07 Nov 2018
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:

Is the rockfax database in sync with the new guidebook? I just looked up Judea del frenta popular to see if it is still graded the same and noticed that the rockfax db still has an out of date description of the climb.

Will that out of date description be in the new guide?

In reply to TheGeneralist:

> Is the rockfax database in sync with the new guidebook? I just looked up Judea del frenta popular (7a+) to see if it is still graded the same and noticed that the rockfax db still has an out of date description of the climb.

Yes everything has been updated.

> Will that out of date description be in the new guide?

I am not sure what the problem is with the description for Judea del frenta popular (7a+)?

Alan

 

TonyB - on 07 Nov 2018
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:

I think the description is pretty reasonable. I did it on an 80m rope and my wife had to climb up for a few meters on very easy terrain to put me on the ground. I remember it feeling soft in the grade and easy to onsight, but not outrageously so. The voting seems to be low 7a+, which from my memory seems about right. I remember that the groove is about half to two thirds and then it finishes on the wall on the right, but this is very obvious as there is a clear line of bolts. I think the description that you linked is pretty fine and certainly not "out of date" unless something has happened in the last 2 years.

TheGeneralist - on 08 Nov 2018
In reply to TonyB:

Righto. Seems like the consensus is that I didn't do the whole route!

I did the corner then lowered off on a 70m rope. 

Must have missed the last few bolts.  Damn, there goes my 7a tick

Thanks

TonyB - on 08 Nov 2018
In reply to TheGeneralist:

You did the hardest bit though. I think you can rest at the top and I think the last bit was about 6c slab climbing. I did this in Jan 2016 and my memory isn't great, so I might not be accurate, but I would guess low 7a to the top of the corner and 7a/low7a+ to the top of the route. 

Adam Jaroš - on 23 Nov 2018
In reply to Alan James - UKC and UKH:

Thanks!  Already pre-ordered the book. 

One thing though - it took me some time to figure out how to order it on your site, because unless you create an account and log in, the shopping basket shows as empty. 

Adam 

 

 

 

In reply to Adam Jaroš:

Thanks for reporting this, fixed that cache bug.


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