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I stood alone on top of Flatiron Arch holding my lifeline aloft. At the time, it did not occur to me that I was the first person to ever stand there.
I had been silent for too long. PJ hollered up, “Roach! Speak!”
“Off belay, but OSOD!”
“Why?”
“Loose rock everywhere. You need to get out of the way so I can knock them off.”
“How far?”
“Put the rope in the crack, and get the hell out of there. Go down around the corner. Hurry!”
“Moving!”
While the boys scurried down, I stood motionless in my minefield. There were dozens of rocks here, and any one of them could kill. When the sounds of scurrying stopped, I heard a more distant, “Is this far enough?”
I could not see the kids, but knowing that what was about to occur would be near biblical, I hollered, “No! Get completely around the corner. Big rocks coming! Go, go, go!”

– Gerry Roach - from Orthogonal Adventures — Arch Bagger

Orthogonal Adventures

Orthogonal Adventures Click the cover for a larger image

Each with a twist, these 15 short stories are true. Each story stands alone, but the sequence is autobiographical in nature. The stories cover a wide range of adventures from high school hazing and retaliation, to heart-stopping life-threatening moments on cliffs and rivers. Gerry cleverly weaves meaning, analysis, lust, and love through the bombast. Not a primer for action, these stories give you an insightful peek into Gerry’s life.
The story titles are:
  1 Cornice   2 Minnie and Jake   3 Pom   4 Bolder South Boulder
  5 Super Hike   6 Imogene Pass   7 Rimorific   8 Top Girl
  9 Powell Howl 10 Arch Bagger 11 Supper Time Climb 12 Hubris
13 Mather’s Point 14 Rock 15 Hand of God  

Orthogonal Adventures is available in paper and as an eBook.
  1. The 6x9 inch Paper Version has a color cover, 184 pages, and 44 black and white photographs. You can buy the Paper Version from lulu.com and Amazon, but we will beat their price.
  2. The PDF Version of the full size eBook is a PDF file with 155 pages and 44 color photos.
    If you receive the PDF file directly from us, you will need a reader such as Acrobat or Acrobat Reader. The PDF Version is also available from lulu.com, Amazon, and multiple smart devices via the free Kindle App. On devices with a graphite screen, the photos will be black and white, but on smart phones such as the Droid or iPhone, the photos will be in color.
  3. The ePub Version of the eBook has flowable text, hence no page numbers, and 44 color photographs. If you receive the ePub file directly from us, you will need a reader such as Calibre or Adobe Digital Editions. The ePub Version is also available from lulu.com and the iBookstore.
Choose your Orthogonal platform, and enjoy!

1. Paper Version. Our price for an autographed copy of this book is $9.95
plus $6.00 for Priority Mail if your total order is less than $35.00.
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2. PDF Version. Our price for this eBook is $1.70.
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