Boulder Britain is a very ambitious guidebook that sets out to cover all the best bouldering areas in England, Scotland and Wales. It is beautifully illustrated, clearly laid out and deeply researched and will become an essential reference for anyone who loves to climb in the UK. 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. It details over 3000 of the best problems at 180 venues. There has never been a guidebook like this before.
Even though there is a good selection of guides to many areas, both in print and online, there is nothing that covers the entire country. Boulder Britain changes that. The book 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.
Boulder Britain is a must for anyone who climbs or boulders in the UK. If you are new to the sport, Boulder Britain will show where the best places to visit are. For climbers looking for a quick hit at the end of a hard day, it shows where the nearest bouldering is. For advanced climbers looking for the country's best problems to test themselves on it will lead 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. Clear photo-topos shows every problem making location a breeze. Notes on the general character, conditions, approach and climbing style let the reader know what to expect. There are many stunning action photos to whet your appetite, reveal areas in their true glory.
Niall Grimes began climbing in 1986, 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.
Published by Ape Index January 2012 English Text
Number of pages is 448
Format: 148mm x 210 mm