The Plan

The plan is to do the guide is three phases, firstly the dublin area, secondly the wicklow area and thirdly the rest of the country. At the moment I’m not really able to travel much so this way makes sense. Plus if I find the task of doing the guide to the whole country is too much I could just do a Wicklow guide but I really don’t think it come to that.

Format wise the book will be landscape about a5 which seems pretty standard for most modern bouldering guides. The plan at the moment is for the topos to be black and white, for some reason any I have done in color just look very amateur. The layout will be pretty minimal and straightforward allowing me to contrate on the words and photos.

I want to get a really wide variety of photos, some historical ones, nice landscapes and as many as possible that haven’t been seen before.

Toolwise I use Adobe Illustrator to draw the topos and Adobe Indesign to lay it all out. Have used Illustrator for a few years but am learning a lot more recently. Indesign is all new to me but by the end of the year I should be pretty handy with it.

6 thoughts on “The Plan”

  1. Hi Dave, this looks great. I have a load of photos of bouldering in Ireland, Wicklow in particular, which you are more than welcome to, if you would like. If so, it would probably be easiest if I just gave you copies of them all and you can decide what you want and what you don’t.

  2. I was thinking you should rally the troops out to the 3 locations at the end of the dublin guide and get those last routes done before you finish your guide for a new edition to be needed straight away

  3. Barry. Thanks send them on. The quickest way to get them to might be to burn them and then leave the disk in the Coop and Diarmuid my sisters boyfriend could collect it.

    Simon. I like the idea of having some unfinished business in the guide. Anyway I could be waiting ages before someone climbs all the projects.

  4. Hi Davo and all, new to Bouldering. Brand new in fact. Just started climbing crags this summer and getting kinna hooked.

    Love the download bouldering guide and gonna get busy on it. Are you organising another get together like the Irish Bouldering Meet anytime soon?

    Cheers Mark

  5. Cheers D. I’ll keep an eye out for it next year. Best of luck with the Plan. I’ll grab a copy when you’re finished.

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