The Duddon Valley is probably one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lake District and its certainly one of the least frequented and unspoilt. Many climbers will be familiar with the area due to the relative popularity of Wallowbarrow Crag, a great venue for the low to mid-grade climber set in stunning surroundings. The valley has seen a huge explosion in development of new routes in recent years on the many outcrop style crags that litter the valleys sides. Many of the routes are single pitch with easy access and short approaches giving the climber a wealth of choice and an escape from the crowds.
This 2021 Duddon & Wrynose guide from the FRCC is bang up to date. The guide covers both the Duddon Valley and the popular crags accessed from Wrynose Pass (the Wrynose Pass crags were previously covered in the 2013 Langdale guide). The guide describes in excess of 1300 routes, many of them having been established since the publication of the previous guide back in 1993. The popular A5 format provides great clarity and ease of use and there is full photo-diagram coverage. There are many great action shots included in the guide and there's the usual supplementary information on parking and camping; a comprehensive crag selector is also included.
The Fell & Rock Climbing Club is the premier rock climbing and mountaineering club in the English Lake District. The Club was founded in 1906-07 and has been publishing a definitive series of climbing guidebooks to the Lakes since 1922.
Author: Justin Shiels & John Holden
Page Size: 148 x 210 mm
Published Date: May 2021
Publisher: Fell & Rock Climbing Club
Region: England - Lake District
Binding: Paperback (flapped)
Illustrations: Full colour topos and photos throughout