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On-Line Guidebook - Alternate Routes WANTED

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:28 am

The 14ers.com On-Line Guidebook (route descriptions) has really become the centerpiece of the site. Sure, most people come to the site to see the photos, but I think the route descriptions really help many. So I've decided to make an effort to expand the guidebook to include more alternative 14er routes. How am I going to do this?

I'll need help from some experienced climbers that are willing to spend a bit of time to write and prepare route information, photos, etc. to be used on the site.

Here is the current plan:
1) I will ask for volunteers to be route description "authors." To make sure we post detailed, accurate routes, these people will have to be seasoned 14er climbers with solid beta. I hate to make it seem like we would be "cherry picking" authors, but it's really important that the routes are accurate and done correctly. I see the On-Line Guidebook as an area that must be somewhat controlled. People will be relying on the accuracy of the information and we don't want to let anyone down on a climb. I'm sure everyone will understand the importance of accuracy in this situation. So, unlike SummitPost, not anyone will be able to upload a route. I hope no one is offended.
2) After a new route is added, I will review it and add maps or profiles if necessary. I'll even take GPS "track" files if you have it but cannot create the topo map overlay. You should not feel that you need any additional software to create route maps, etc. I can help finalize the graphics - no problem.

My main concern in planning for this change is accuracy. The current route descriptions are all written by the same person (me) and I'm confident in the accuracy and consistency of descriptions. Although my writing style and grammar won't win me any awards.

Thanks for reading.
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Alternate Route "Wish" List

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:27 pm

Let's do this!

If you would like to contribute to 14ers.com by writing a new route description for the Online Guidebook, I'm getting things ready to go. Please read the following page carefully so you know what you're in for!

List of Routes and More Details...
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Postby BillMiddlebrook » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:32 pm

Here's a summary of the routes added so far:

Mt. Columbia – Southeast Ridge _____By: Scanner
Torreys Peak - West Ridge from Loveland Pass _____By: Aubrey
Holy Cross - Halo Ridge _____By: Chicago Transplant
Maroon Peak - Bell Cord Couloir _____By: jcwhite
La Plata Peak - Southwest Ridge _____By: Hiking Mike
Ellingwood Point - Southwest Ridge _____By: skier25
Kit Carson Peak - North Ridge _____By: Brad Snider
La Plata Peak - Ellingwood Ridge _____By: Brad Snider

Thanks to the authors for some great route descriptions. I know how much effort is required to create them and we all appreciate it!
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Re: On-Line Guidebook - Alternate Routes WANTED

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:25 pm

And the latest addition to the site is...

Longs Peak – Loft Route
By: CAVUfool

CAVUfool - thanks for adding this. I'm sure it will be helpful to many!
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Re: On-Line Guidebook - Alternate Routes WANTED

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Thu Jul 03, 2008 2:34 pm

And the latest addition to the site is...

Maroon to N. Maroon Traverse Route
By: benners

Thank you benners!
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Re: On-Line Guidebook - Alternate Routes WANTED

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:37 am

And the latest addition to the site is...

Crestone Needle: Ellingwood Ledges (Ellingwood Arete)
By: doumall

Joe, thanks a bunch for putting this up. It's a great route description and will be helpful to many. Excellent!
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Re: On-Line Guidebook - Alternate Routes WANTED

Postby BillMiddlebrook » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:18 pm

Thanks to Brad Snider for adding the following routes on the site...

El Diente Peak - North Buttress
Longs Peak - Keplinger's Couloir


Thank you Brad!
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