17 Down Under:
17 DOWN UNDER. "A celebration of moderate grade climbing in Victoria". 184 pages. 285 images. Father & son team, Steve & John Morris, embark on a journey to climb and photograph 50 of the best rock climbs in Victoria, grade 17 & under. Inc bookmark $50.00
Another free plug for a guidebook, seems like the Easter Bunny is delivering books this year.
Rod Young has finished his new "Nowra" guide book, as opposed to his "Newnowra" guide, which is still under way. The Nowra Guide has been shipped to shops and should be available over the next few days.
I think it looks great - one pundit claimed it makes Nowra look much better than it actually is!
Rod disagreed - how could anything be better than Nowra? But I've got to say, I think the photo topos of the routes finally make the guide look almost as hard as the routes feel!
Lots of new info - new routes, rebolting and retrobolting, all included. (Yeah, I know, how could you "retrobolt" Nowra??? Buy the book and find out.)
This has been a long time coming and I know it is a labour of love for Rod. It still has the Nowra grunge feel.
Get your copy for the long weekend, get down and fall off a few things at Nowra and then post your opinions about the route names here (or some suggested variations). Much more interesting than the working party at the Pharos!