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Rockclimbs Around Melbourne guidebook
11:31:22 AM
The VCC Guidebooks are great, but one small book @ $30 with all the routes I need (for a while at least) around melbourne is my preference
11:31:44 AM
On 24/01/2011 kp wrote:
>Route left of Satanic verses @camels

This was done by Reuben Bennett-Daly. He told me personally that he had climbed this line KP.
11:44:48 AM
Reading british mags for years there always seemed to be a pissing contest between club and private printed guides. Only in Tasmainia to my knowledge has this happened here (after going there I bought the other lots guides for more porn) and I suppose thats not here its there.

I like guides and as long as they provide info in a format that is possibly valuable to a user group why not?

Down grading, dont talk to me about downgrading. I want everyones routes downgraded.
11:58:08 AM
Im curious ....has anyone actually repeated the route (Stone Cold Sober) to downgrade it?

12:22:14 PM
On 24/01/2011 kp wrote:
>Edit: To me this guidebook is a joke. Basically a way to make a few $$$
>off a bunch of new routes that dont exist. The VCC have covered all of
>it before (minus one slab at cathedrals)...

The lines you are talking about won't make one ounce of difference to guidebook sales.

As for VCC guides having covered all these areas previously... well Rockclimbs Around Melbourne is a vastly more user-friendly and appealing production. There is a lot of updated information, particularly regarding the Cathedral Range. The photo topos in Rockclimbs Around Melbourne are outstanding.

The VCC guidebooks are still an invaluable resource for those wanting to know about other minor outcrops and other routes not recorded in Glenn's book.
12:33:31 PM
I'm thinking Seven Acre Rock has been consigned to the dustbin of history.
1:03:33 PM
On 24/01/2011 gfdonc wrote:
>I'm thinking Seven Acre Rock has been consigned to the dustbin of history.

As it should... ;-)

Eduardo Slabofvic
2:15:40 PM
On 17/01/2011 simey wrote:
>I soon realised that women would take
>a lot more interest in a guy that owns a funky little cafe near one of
>the best crags in the world, as opposed to a guidebook author trying to
>sex up scrappy little outcrops around Melbourne.

Wow! I didn't know there were two cafes in Nati!

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