Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: GB1783A-961
YOSEMITE CLIMBS [First major guidebook to use Topos] George Meyers 1982 1st ed Hardcover Fine (Not Signed)
By Meyers, George with Merrill Wilson
Price: $49.95

List Price: $125.00
You Save $75.05 (60%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description

Denver, 1982, 1st edition. 260 pp, topos plus 22 full page b/w photos with routes marked. Original yellow hardcover is in Fine condition. This copy appears not to have been used on climbs so it isn't dirty, stained, damaged or scribbled in by previous owners.

Yosemite Climbs was not issued with a dust jacket. It was designed to be used on climbs, so the covers have a waterproof plastic surface, and are flexible to avoid damage. They are sewn with durable nylon thread, through the folded book signatures, so all the pages are firmly attached and may never fall out. This is called Smyth Sewn, and has nothing to do with Frank Smythe.

This is the first edition of Meyer's Yosemite guide, although he did have Royal Robbins publish a green covered ring bound topo Yosemite guide in 1976. That book is rarely found complete or in nice condition. The ring binding allowed climbers to remove just the page they needed for the day's climb. You know what that leads to; lost or damaged and possibly scribbled on pages. This edition was commonly called the Yellow Guide, as it followed the original Steve Roper guide in 1964 that was called the Red Guide.

This was the first professionally made Yosemite guidebook utilizing modern topos to describe routes rather than wordy paragraphs that could often lead climbers astray. George Meyers spent several years climbing full time in Yosemite, and also worked for Royal Robbins as a climbing guide in Robbins' school, Rockcraft.

Robbins was also the publisher of George Meyer's first book, the  8 1/2'' x 11'' pictorial Yosemite Climber in 1983. Jim Bridwell made some of the original topos that were the basis for many of the topos in this guidebook. As this guide to Yosemite was one of the important and prominent American rock climbing guidebooks, within a decade almost all new rock climbing guidebooks started using topos. 

George Meyers met his wife Merrill Wilson in Yosemite.  She was a historical architect working to preserve some of the old structures in Yosemite National Park. She helped with the production of this book. This was the first guidebook published by Chockstone Press, which for over twenty years was the leading American climbing guidebook publisher until it was sold to Falcon Guides. Introduction by Jim Bridwell.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
YOSEMITE CLIMBS George Meyers [First published guidebook to use Topos] 1982 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine SIGNED by George Meyers & Merrill Wilson
By: Meyers, George with Merrill Ann Wilson
Price $65.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $85.00 (57%)
- Item # GB1783B-9414
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOSEMITE CLIMBS George Meyers 1987 Near Fine-Fine SIGNED by George Meyers and Royal Robbins
By: Meyers, George
Price $125.00
- Item # GB1783D-940
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOSEMITE CLIMBS George Meyers 1987 Paperback Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by George Meyers, Royal Robbins and Jim Bridwell
By: Meyers, George
Price $225.00
- Item # GB1783E-9542
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOSEMITE CLIMBER 1979 1st ed Hardcover Near Fine-Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by George Meyers
By: Meyers, George
Price $175.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $75.00 (30%)
- Item # OP117A-9412
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOSEMITE CLIMBER 1983 2nd ptg Hardcover Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by George Meyers
By: Meyers, George
Price $124.99 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $125.01 (50%)
- Item # OP117B-9623
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOSEMITE CLIMBS George Meyers 1987 Near Fine SIGNED by 12: Meyers, Hill, Long, Robbins, Roper, Wellman, Frost, Steck, Bridwell, Denny, Middendorf, Takeda
By: Meyers, George
Price $475.00
- Item # GB1783C-954
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALL 14 EIGHT-THOUSANDERS Reinhold Messner 1988 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine Multiple Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.01 (60%)
- Item # BK1014G-95013p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
YOSEMITE CLIMBS George Meyers and Don Reid 1987 Softcover Near Fine-Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by George Meyers
By: Meyers, George
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $15.00 (30%)
- Item # GB1783A-9613
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALL 14 EIGHT-THOUSANDERS Reinhold Messner 1988 1st ed Ex Lib Hardcover No DJ Very Good [Not Signed]
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $30.00, You Save $20.01 (67%)
- Item # BK1014H-129p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ALL 14 EIGHT-THOUSANDERS 1988 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $145.00 ~ Regular $200.00, You Save $55.00 (28%)
- Item # BK1014E-9492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
Sorry, we were unable find any similar items available by this author.


TRANGO: THE NAMELESS TOWER Jim Curran 1978 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Joe Brown and Jim Curran
By: Curran, Jim
Price $195.00
- Item # OP1796AB-104
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BROTHERHOOD OF THE ROPE: THE BIOGRAPHY OF CHARLES HOUSTON 2007 1st ed Hardcover w/DVD Like New SIGNED by Bernadette McDonald and Charles S. Houston 2 Copies Available Winner of the Boardman Tasker Prize
By: McDonald, Bernadette
Price $225.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $25.00 (10%)
- Item # BK2183C-9492
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CLIMBING ART MAGAZINE ISSUE NO 1 October 1986 SIGNED by Pat Ament
By: Climbing Art Magazine, Pat Ament
Price $49.95 ~ Regular $99.95, You Save $50.00 (50%)
- Item # JR156A-947
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SIR EDMUND HILLARY SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH 8X10 1960 Only One Available
By: Hillary, Edmund
Price $245.00
- Item # HW11C-144
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: THE HISTORY OF THE HIMALAYAN GIANT Roberto Mantovani 1997 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed] 2 copies available
By: Mantovani, Roberto and Kurt Diemberger
Price $19.99
- Item # BK939A-9622p
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ACHTTAUSEND: DRUBER UND DRUNTER [NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE] 1954 1st Austrian edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Kurt Diemberger
By: Buhl, Hermann
Price $54.00
- Item # OP646DAB-104
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE LAST STEP: THE AMERICAN ASCENT OF K2 1980 1st ed DJ Fine SIGNED by Rick Ridgeway 2 copies available
By: Ridgeway, Rick
Price $75.00
- Item # OP438C-94312
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ASCENT: TWO LIVES EXPLORED 1986 1st US ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine SIGNED by Edmund Hillary
By: Hillary, Edmund and Peter
Price $50.00 ~ Regular $80.00, You Save $30.00 (38%)
- Item # OP139A-950
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MOONRISE OVER DENALI (Poems) 1998 1st ed Softcover Fine INSCRIBED by Art Davidson
By: Davidson, Art
Price $29.99
- Item # BK7766-940
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
BEYOND THE SUMMIT: SETTING AND SURPASSING EXTRAORDINARY BUSINESS GOALS 2003 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Todd Skinner
By: Skinner, Todd
Price $34.99 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $90.01 (72%)
- Item # OP2077AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart