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Fixed Pin Publishing is looking for quality action shots for the new, comprehensive Rocky Mountain National Park guidebook, which will be out this summer. We are looking for both ice and rock climbing action shots, as well as cool landscape photos. If you have some cool shots, please contact us (or send low rez samples) at jason@fixedpin.com.

Also, if you have any new routes you'd like to see in the guidebook, please contact us as well. It's really the input from other climbers that makes our books as good as they are. Thank you!
Jason Haas
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Jan 7, 2013
Thanks for all the submissions! We are still accepting them if you missed this post the first time.

Cheers,

Jason
Jason Haas
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Jason, sorry I don't have anything to add...I do have a question about the book. This is going to cover all rock routes in the park ("comprehensive")? I just bought a guide yesterday, was considering returning it and wait for this to come out. Thanks! Paul-B
Joined Mar 26, 2011
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Jan 7, 2013
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Paul-B wrote:
Jason, sorry I don't have anything to add...I do have a question about the book. This is going to cover all rock routes in the park ("comprehensive")? I just bought a guide yesterday, was considering returning it and wait for this to come out. Thanks!


I am similarly curious about ice/mixed routes? Will the new guide cover these?

Looking forward to it either way!
Dave Bn
From Fort Collins, CO
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North face of Ama Dablam - taken on approach to Ko...
Also wondering about mixed routes? If they are include I have a couple additions. Thx. Erik W
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 8, 2007
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Jan 7, 2013
I am certainly not advocating for anyone to return someone else's guidebook, but yes, this book will be in color and be comprehensive for rock, ice/mixed, as well as ridge scrambles. Erik W - I'd love whatever info you have for sure.

And to clarify, this does not include Lumpy Ridge, Wizard's Gate, etc. However, it does include Wild Basin, Longs Peak area, Loch Vale, Glacier Gorge, Tyndall, Mummy Range, the West Side of the Park, etc etc
Jason Haas
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Jan 7, 2013
Bocan
I get all chicken skinned just thinking about it! Can't wait Jason, your other books have been steller. Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
942 points
Jan 7, 2013
Jason,

Lumpy Ridge is in the park.

In 1981, Larry Day and I did a M6 line on the East face of Thatchtop, to the right of All Mixed Up. It usually gets mentioned as a variation to AMU but it's a distinct line with a very different character. It starts a 200' right of the classic AMU line and about 100' lower. It climbs mixed seams and threads of ice for three pitches and, as much ice as AMU has on it, this one is rock. I think I have some pictures. We called it Dazed and Confused.

Mal
Malcolm Daly
From Boulder, CO
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Jan 7, 2013
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Malcolm Daly wrote:
Jason, Lumpy Ridge is in the park.



+1 I dont think you can call it "comprehensive" if it does not include Lumpy Ridge. Maybe call it "Rocky Mountain National Park: the High Peaks"? Oh wait, that's already been done before (Gillet, gold standard park guide).
Andy Novak
From Golden, Co
Joined Aug 22, 2007
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Jan 7, 2013
Malcolm - you're totally right, I apologize. Still, the book is massive in size and will not be including Lumpy. Really - that's a book in and of itself in my opinion (or at least when lumped with the other surrounding areas). As a side note, I am just the publisher, not the author, so I did not determine the table of contents. Jason Haas
Joined Oct 2, 2005
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Jan 7, 2013
Dreamweaver
JLP wrote:
These modern picturebooks have become so large and heavy, I rarely if ever carry them to the crag. I would rather buy several seperate smaller books. Levin's guide to Eldo should be split into 2 or 3 books, for example. It weighs more than my rack. I'll never carry the S. Platte guide past my car, either. The new school is to look things up, take a few mental notes or even pictures, then pack the MP.com smartphone app.


Considering the cost of full color books I am 100% grateful they aren't split into volumes.
Dave Bn
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Haas, you get my PM? Cor
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JLP wrote:
Looks like the Eldo guide weighs in at 2 lb 3.2 oz, the Splatte guide at 2 lb 4.4 oz. That's basically a Nalgene full of water.


I will often times scan and print particular sections of guidebooks and create my own virtually weightless guides of areas I frequent. I use them a couple of times and then pass them on to friends or other climbers I see out there. I think the new style of guidebook is interesting in the fact that it preserves a lot of the history of each climbing area. Levin's guidebook has great stories, great route descriptions that detail first ascent information and anecdotes.

You're right, they are heavy. But they are also good conversation pieces at home- like a coffee table book per se.
Andy Hansen
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And I'm also looking forward to the new RMNP book by the way. Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
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Jan 8, 2013
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Hey Jason, I sent you an email with some photos. Lee M.
From Fort Collins, CO
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Jan 8, 2013
Jason - stoked to hear you guys are coming out with another guidebook. Some of my favorite routes are in the park. I agree with you that Lumpy is another guidebook - too much rock there to lump in with the rest of the park.

I don't like the idea of splitting guidebooks into smaller units. I feel your South Platte guide, the new Eldo guide, are good sized guidebooks. For multi pitch routes, the light weight solution is to make a copy of the necessary pages. For cragging, consider the weight of the guidebook as training weight.

Wally
Wally
From Denver
Joined Apr 12, 2006
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Jan 8, 2013
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Andy Hansen wrote:
And I'm also looking forward to the new RMNP book by the way.



Me too!
Mike Pharris
From Longmont, CO
Joined May 21, 2007
147 points
Jan 8, 2013
Bocan
Well the Eldo book has the E-copy which is a great idea.

But more importantly...when's the Lumpy book coming out??
Scott McMahon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Feb 15, 2006
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Jan 10, 2013
Jason, looking forward to purchasing the guidebook for my RMNP trip this summer! Are you related to a Jeremy Haas by any chance? Simon Thompson
From New Paltz, NY
Joined Apr 7, 2011
886 points
Jan 10, 2013
sock humper
Jason is related to Eduard Haas-
otherwise known as El Jefe of Pez candy!
chrisp
Joined Mar 17, 2006
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Jan 10, 2013
Simon - I am not, although it is funny he also wrote a climbing guidebook. Jason Haas
Joined Oct 2, 2005
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Jan 11, 2013
To clarify - Fixed Pin Publishing is PUBLISHING the new RMNP book. I am not the author. Richard Rossiter is the author. It is a whole makeover of his old book - full color, more description photos, etc. He does not frequent this site much and so I am trying to assist him in collecting photos. Jason Haas
Joined Oct 2, 2005
1,438 points
Jul 7, 2013
At the matching crux
Any updates on this book? I don't see it on the FixedPin website yet. Flying out to climb in the park next week and would love to buy the new book if it's ready to go! Jon H
From Boulder
Joined Nov 24, 2009
98 points
Jul 7, 2013
Jon, it is in the final steps of layout, but will not be available in time for your trip, I'm sorry. Email me directly and I could probably let you "test drive" some sample pages for feedback Jason Haas
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Oct 27, 2013
Heading up the best pitches of the route. Perfect ...
Any updates regarding the new guidebook? Still nothing of the FP website. Eric Klammer
From Boulder, CO
Joined Oct 10, 2012
1,891 points
Nov 10, 2013
Rossiter is the man. Glad he is the author. Glad FP is the publisher. Dankasaurus
From Lyons, CO
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