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West Country Climbs (Rockfax)

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The West Country Climbs guidebook is a major new Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s 'award-winning' layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country. Many of these cliffs have never been illustrated so clearly before and this book has some of the best crag photographs ever taken.

The book covers around 900 of the West Country’s most popular and highest calibre climbs, which span the full spectrum of climbing styles and grades; from committing multi-pitch sea cliff routes, to easy-going inland sport climbs. The rock ranges from the moorland and sea cliff granites of Dartmoor and West Penwith, through the geological weirdness of North Devon and Cornwall, to the multitude of limestone’s on parade in Devon, Somerset, Avon and Dorset.

West Country Climbs is an essential reference book to the climbing available in the region. The guidebook appeals to the holidaying or regular visitor to the West Country, whilst also offering a vast amount of up-to-date and inspirational coverage for the local climber.

Review
West Country Climbs, Rockfax (Aug 2010)

The crags included in the guide are:

Avon: Avon Gorge, Portishead, Split Rock Quarry, Uphill Quarry, Brean Down, Cheddar Gorge (introduction only)

North Devon and the Culm Coast: Baggy Point, Lundy, Blackchurch, Smoothlands, Dyer's Lookout, Screda Point, Speke's Mill Mouth, Gull Rock, Cornakey Cliff, Vicarage Cliff, Oldwalls' Point, Lower Sharpnose, Compass Point

Inland Cornwall: Cheesewring Quarry, The Devil's Jump, Roche Rock

The Atlantic Coast: Tintagel, Doyden Point, Pentire Head, Carn Gowla

West Penwith: Zennor Cliff, Gurnard's Head, Carn Gloose, Robin's Rocks, Bosigran, Great Zawn and Bosigran Ridge, Kenidjack, Sennen, Land's End, Pordenack Point, Carn Les Boel, Zawn Kellys, Carn Barra, Fox Promontory, Chair Ladder, Porthgwarra, Hella Point, Vessacks West, St. Levan's Wall, Cribba Head, St. Loy, Tater Du

The Lizard: Trewavas Head, Coastguard Cliff, Pen Olver, Bass Point

Inland Devon and Dartmoor: Chudleigh, Torbryan Quarry, Haytor, Hound Tor, Bench Tor, Sheeps Tor, The Dewerstone

Torbay: Berry Head, Daddyhole, Anstey's Cove, Long Quarry Point

Dorset: Portland, Swanage (selected routes only)

Specification

  • Author: Mark Glaister
  • Country: England
  • ISBN10: 1873341377
  • ISBN13: 9781873341377
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 388
  • Page Size: 150 x 210 mm
  • Published Date: 2010
  • Publisher: Rockfax
  • Region: England - South West England
  • Manufacturer: Rockfax

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09/21/2012
Clay Conlon

Great selective guide, just a bit heavy

Great selective guide, just a bit heavy

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