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New Fred Beckey book?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon Sep 05, 2011 4:29 pm

Has anybody gotten their mitts on the new Fred Beckey book 'Fred Beckey's 100 Favorite routes in North America'? It sounds fantastic.
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Re: New Fred Beckey book?

Postby Cy Kaicener » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:41 pm

When did the book come out?

I love this video of his early days
fred-beckey-early-climb-videos-t57052.html
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Re: New Fred Beckey book?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:57 pm

Looks like the book is not available until November (just got a call from Amazon), but can be pre-ordered now (for $20 less than the MSRP). The Fall 2011 Patagonia catalogue (dedicated to Fred Becky) announced the publication of the book.
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Re: New Fred Beckey book?

Postby Maderita » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:35 am

Yes, it's scheduled for release in November 2011. Beckey has been working on this for several years. Talked about it for many more years. Titled: "Beckey's Black Book: Fred Beckey's 100 Favorite North American Climbs"
I asked him if I can release some teaser info. Still waiting to hear back.
I'm betting this book is going to be a hit, with a lot of climber's starting a new tick list.

Chessler Books is taking pre-orders for signed copies:
http://www.chesslerbooks.com/item/11510 ... l-2011.asp

Cheaper but unsigned at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Beckeys-Black-Boo ... 640&sr=1-8
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Re: New Fred Beckey book?

Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:58 pm

Maderita wrote: Beckey has been working on this for several years. Talked about it for many more years. Titled: "Beckey's Black Book: Fred Beckey's 100 Favorite North American Climbs"
I asked him if I can release some teaser info. Still waiting to hear back.
I'm betting this book is going to be a hit, with a lot of climber's starting a new tick list.


Thanks. I was aware Fred had been working on the book for some time under the working title 'Sex in High Places'. I guess that was a joke.
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Re: New Fred Beckey book?

Postby Vitaliy M. » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:27 pm

I bet the route on Norman Clyde peak he put up will be in that book! That route looks fantastic. Hopefully next year I will be ready for it.
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Re: New Fred Beckey book?

Postby QITNL » Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:54 am

Kinda funny how Chessler "borrows" the "classic poster of famous Fred Beckey published in Patagonia's Fall 2004 catalog" and stamps his watermark on it.
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