- Publisher: Sharp End Publishing (2010)
- ISBN-10: 189254069X
- ISBN-13: 978-1892540690
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #842,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Oklahoma Select Paperback – 2010
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This book (2nd edition) is basically a reprint of of the first edition. The only key differences are a redesign of the layout, the addition of a few new..not so classic routes, great color photos, and a little updated route information. For the most part...the second edition is the same as the first edition just in a prettier format.
I would definitely recommend this book to those who are not familiar with the Refuge and Quartz, and for those who like to collect the guidebooks for their local crags...but if you are already familiar with the area and already have the first edition, don't expect to find much new from this book. It (either version) was a needed book as the more comprehensive Oklahoma climbers guide by Chuck Lohn has been out of print for quite some time now and hard to find.
Overall a good book for the price, but lacking in thoroughness.... But it is after all only a SELECT book.
Some of the routes may have a rating change from the older guides due to a hold broken, some rock is no longer as featured as it was at the time the route was established some 20+ years ago, etc.
Take Wild Child for instance. It went up some 20 + years ago and was 10d. A huge hold broke off and is now 11d. Heck, it might even be harder? Lost My Religion same thing...
So, here's the thing... You leave the ratings the same as they were and the route is a sandbag, you change the route rating and the criticism starts.
Climb long enough and routes change, simple as that.