The Western Grit guidebook is an updated climbing guide to over 35 different gritstone crags in the west of England.
A replacement edition of the award-winning predecessor and is a complete re-working of the popular 2003 publication, the Western Grit (Rockfax) offers up a completely new set of crag photos, lots of tweaks and improvements to grades and descriptions, and all presented in the same colour Rockfax format. The crags covered are similar to the last edition with a few new buttresses and the less cramped coverage contributing an extra 100 pages to the book. The complete list is below but it ranges from the popular Staffordshire gritstone edges of the Roaches, Hen Cloud and Ramshaw up onto the remote Kinder and Bleaklow moorland crags. Also contained are the superb Chew Valley edges, the best of the Lancashire crags and the fine sandstone buttresses on Merseyside of Helsby, Pex Hill and Frodsham.
Format: In total the book covers over 35 different crags using large full page photo-topos. There are over 60 excellent action shots and loads of crag layout maps, tables, graded lists, route symbols and all the other features you have come to expect from Rockfax guidebooks.
Staffordshire: The Roaches, Hen Cloud, Ramshaw, Newstones, Baldstones.
Windgather Area: Windgather, Castle Naze, New Mills Tor.
Kinder: Kinder South, Kinder North, Kinder Downfall.
Bleaklow and Longdendale: Shining Clough, Laddow, Tintwistle, Knarr, Hobson Moor.
Chew Valley: Wimberry, Wilderness Rocks, Dovestones Edge, Ravenstones, Standing Stones, Upperwood Quarry, Alderman, Running Hill Pits, Den Lane.