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New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by letsgocu » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:12 pm

Does anyone know if there is a new addition of Gerry Roach's Thirteenter book in the works? The 1st addition is out of print and very difficult to find. The 1st addition came not long after the 2nd addition of the 14er book so I was thinking maybe this was in anticipation for a 2nd addition of the 13er book. That would be great, the other one is now 10 years old. Anyone have any news on this?
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by Jim Davies » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:39 pm

Roach's website just says it's out of print. The prices on amazon.com are amazing: no reseller has it for less than $84, and one is asking $900 for a used copy! Maybe it's time to unload one of my two copies. :-k
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by Bowman » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:50 pm

It looks like Boulder Bookstore has 1 copy left ($20):

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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by TravelingMatt » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:58 pm

Holy crap! I paid $13.57 for it on Amazon last year.
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by letsgocu » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:59 pm

Yeah I saw that on Roach's website... and 100$ is crazy! I guess Its time to sell if you have a copy on the shelf collecting dust. His first book "Arch Bagger" that is out of print is going for 200$+ I have been borrowing a friends 13er book, But with all the new detail in the 3rd addition 14er book it would be nice if a new 13er book would follow!
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by cheeseburglar » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:20 pm

letsgocu wrote: The 1st addition is out of print and very difficult to find.
I agree with that. I own a copy, but haven't been able to find it.
I had no idea it was a rare collectible.
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by TravelingMatt » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:35 am

The bright side is that 13ers will stay uncrowded, at least for now :)
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by letsgocu » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:00 am

The bright side is that 13ers will stay uncrowded, at least for now


Thats a good point... I have a feeling they will stay relatively uncrowded for a wile still. Until the recent wave of people climbing 14ers start to complete the list and move on to the 13ers. Otherwise it seems like the crowd that just wants to climb something figures it might as well be the tallest thing in the area. :) I did Kelso, Trroeys, Grays, and Edwards yesterday, got some funny looks because of my rock helmet, but was completely alone on Kelso and Edwards despite the hundreds of people on Grays and Torreys... I do think it would be nice to have some more beta on these mountains though....
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by Floyd » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:20 am

letsgocu wrote:
The bright side is that 13ers will stay uncrowded, at least for now


Thats a good point... I have a feeling they will stay relatively uncrowded for a wile still. Until the recent wave of people climbing 14ers start to complete the list and move on to the 13ers. Otherwise it seems like the crowd that just wants to climb something figures it might as well be the tallest thing in the area. :) I did Kelso, Trroeys, Grays, and Edwards yesterday, got some funny looks because of my rock helmet, but was completely alone on Kelso and Edwards despite the hundreds of people on Grays and Torreys... I do think it would be nice to have some more beta on these mountains though....
You'd be surprised at the amount of people that still have no interest in climbing a "measly" 13er even after completing the 14ers. I'll never forget the guy I met at the La Plata TH that was headed up for his 28th trip up La Plata's standard route. Never occured to him to attempt even Ellingwood Ridge. He was nearing his 200th 14er summit and was only at ~40 on "the list". When asked if he had climbed any of the 13ers in the area, he replied, "Life begins over 14k. You GOTTA get above 14,000." To each their own, but hopefully more people adopt this philopsophy so I can continue to enjoy my solitude in the hills.
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by BillMiddlebrook » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:22 am

The purpose of 14ers.com was to distract climbers so I could find peace on the 13ers.
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by Jon Frohlich » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:23 am

letsgocu wrote:
The bright side is that 13ers will stay uncrowded, at least for now


Thats a good point... I have a feeling they will stay relatively uncrowded for a wile still. Until the recent wave of people climbing 14ers start to complete the list and move on to the 13ers. Otherwise it seems like the crowd that just wants to climb something figures it might as well be the tallest thing in the area. :) I did Kelso, Trroeys, Grays, and Edwards yesterday, got some funny looks because of my rock helmet, but was completely alone on Kelso and Edwards despite the hundreds of people on Grays and Torreys... I do think it would be nice to have some more beta on these mountains though....
I did Argentine and Wilcox recently and I was alone on both and didn't see another person for hours. This while I could look down at Guanella Pass and see hundreds of cars parked on the road at the Bierstadt TH. It felt kind of odd to be all alone so close to such a popular trail. I really think part of the attraction of the 13ers for me is the exploration factor and not knowing every little detail of the route in advance. I didn't know the book was out of print either. If someone really wants my copy for $100 I might be willing to sell :D .
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Re: New Roach Thirteener book???

Post by TravelingMatt » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:59 am

Let's see... from the summit of Fletcher a couple weeks ago I counted at least 15 people on top of Quandary. I was alone on the summit.

From the summit of Buckskin a few days earlier I counted at least three dozen cars in the Kite Lake area... on a Tuesday. I was alone on the summit.

I did the Armstrong/Argentine combo last year and could hear people on Grays. I wish I could say I was alone on the summit of Armstrong, but I had to share it with this guy.

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I'll be happy to loan out my copy of 13ers for $20/day plus a $200 security deposit.
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