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Boulder Britain


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The Boulder Britain guidebook is a well laid out and deeply researched guide to the best bouldering in England, Scotland and Wales.

With beautiful illustrations and a clear lay out, Boulder Britain will become an essential reference for anyone who loves to climb in the UK. It details over 3000 of the best problems at 180 venues. There has never been a guidebook that covers the entire country before. Boulder Britain gives selective coverage of the top problems at the best venues in the most popular areas. However it also goes far off the known map to seek out the obscure and the unknown, finding bouldering in unlikely locations.

Relevant to anyone who climbs or boulders in the UK, this guide will show newcomers where the best places to visit are, will show climbers who are looking for a quick hit at the end of a day on the crags where the nearest bouldering is, and for advanced climbers looking for the country's best problems to test themselves on, it will lead them straight to them. The book is laid out with clarity and inspiration in mind. Hundreds of maps will take the strain out of finding a venue for the first time and clear photo-topos show every problem making location a breeze. Notes on the general character, conditions, approach and climbing style let the reader know what to expect. Stunning action photos reveal areas in their true glory.

Niall Grimes has many years of climbing, writing and guidebook experience under his belt. He began climbing in 1986 and has been constantly active since then in all aspects of the sport. For the last 15 years he has been a climbing writer, contributing to magazines both at home and abroad and in 2009 won the internationally-acclaimed Banff Festival's Grand Prize for his book Revelations, co-written with Jerry Moffatt. For the past 10 years he has been producing guidebooks for the British Mountaineering Council.

Area Covered include:

  • The South West
  • Wales
  • The North West
  • The Lakes
  • Northumberland
  • Yorkshire
  • The Peak
  • The Midlands
  • Southern Sandstone
  • Scotland

The book is paperback and weighs 850g.


  • Author: Niall Grimes
  • Country: England,Scotland,Wales
  • ISBN10: 0957057806
  • ISBN13: 9780957057807
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 448
  • Page Size: 148mm x 210mm
  • Published Date: 2012
  • Publisher: Ape Index
  • Region: Multiple
  • Manufacturer: Ape Index