Yosemite climbs: topographical drawings of the best rockclimbing routes in Yosemite Valley. By George Meyers. Modesto, California: Published by Mountain Letters, n.d. [1977?]. 28x21.5 cm, pp. [1-4] 1-114 [1-30: caption leaf and plates], 15 illustrations (plates 10 and 11 on a single sheet), 2 maps, 128 diagrams, loose sheets, green wrappers printed in black, ring bound. First edition. The first detailed guide to big-wall climbing in Yosemite Valley. Diagrams of 350 Yosemite Valley climbs chosen "on the basis of their beauty, quality, difficulty, and popularity" (author's preface). Symbols for each route indicate belay stations, the difficulty of each pitch, what sort of hardware might be needed, and other information. A revised version of this guide by Meyers and Merrill Ann Wilson, Yosemite climbs: a rock climbing guide to Yosemite Valley was published in Denver, Colorado, by Chockstone Press in 1982 (revised 1987 with Don Reid as coauthor). The standard Yosemite climbing guide, written by an accomplished climber who spent the 1970s as a Yosemite Valley regular. Meyers also wrote Yosemite climber, published in 1979 in Modesto, California by Robbins Mountain Letters. Title leaf soiled, several leaves dog-eared or worn at edges, lacks a leaf (pages 93-94), two leaves detached with center folds and routes marked in yellow marker (Glacier Point Apron), lacks front cover, rear cover detached, but present. One of the routes marked by this unidentified climber on the apron is Monday Morning Slab, a beginner's climb which was the first or second of LWC's rock climbs in Yosemite Valley, years before this guide was published. This guide is very scarce and LWC is sorry he sold his fine copy in 2014 when he was thinning his collection -- now a replacement copy is back in the collection, a thoughtful gift from loved ones. (#166728).
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