Guidebooks for England

Lake District rock climbing guidebooks Peak District rock climbing guidebooks Northern England rock climbing guidebooks Avon and The Wye Valley rock climbing guidebooks Devon, Lundy, Cornwall and The Channel Islands rock climbing guidebooks Dorset rock climbing guidebooks Southeast England rock climbing guidebooks

In England there is a great variety of rock and type of climbing to choose from. Traditional rock climbing forms the majority of the rock climbing found across the whole of England, though sport climbing and bouldering are also very popular. However what sets England apart from other countries is the great variety rock to climb on; from the classic gritstone found in the Peaks and Yorkshire; the rough granite of Cornwall, Lundy, Dartmoor and Jersey; the limestone in the Peaks, Yorkshire, Wye Valley and Dorset; the mountains of the Lake District; to the sandstone found in Northumberland, North York Moors and to the south of London.

Climb Europe stocks and sells a wide range of rock climbing and bouldering guidebooks all across England. These have been broken down into the following sub-categories:

The Peak District is the most popular rock climbing area in England, with literally many thousands of routes to choose from. There is everything from traditional routes on gritstone and limestone to bolted sports routes in old quarries. The gritstone edges also provide some of the best bouldering in England.

The mountains of the Lake District provide the most picturesque rock climbing in England, and this is where many of the long multi-pitch traditional routes are found. The climbing ranges from low level valley crags to routes high up in the mountains, plus many diverse bouldering areas.

Northern England provides some excellent crags in Lancashire (gritstone) and Yorkshire (gritstone and limestone). The sandstone crags in Northumberland and the North York Moors provide some excellent rock climbing that is away from the crowds and often in beautiful locations. The Yorkshire gritstone and the sandstone in Northumberland also provide many excellent bouldering areas.

The Wye Valley on the border with Wales provides many excellent limestone crags, ranging from single pitch routes to long multi-pitch routes at Winters Leap. The Avon Gorge located to the west of Bristol and Cheddar Gorge further south provide an abundance of long, enjoyable routes on limestone rock, which are often multi-pitch.

In Dorset there are two great sea cliff climbing areas. Portland, near Weymouth, is England's largest sports climbing area, where as Swanage provides mainly traditional routes. Dorset is also famous for its Deep Water Soloing (DWS) opportunities.

Devon offers a wide range of climbing areas. This includes the granite outcrops & Tors on Dartmoor, where bouldering can also be found, to the sea cliff climbing on the north and south coasts. Cornwall, Lundy and Jersey are all about sea cliff climbing on granite rock, often in wild and exposed positions. Many of the routes here require as much commitment in getting to the base of the routes as it does to climb them.

To the southeast of London there are a number of sandstone climbing areas, offering single pitch routes and lots of bouldering.

All of these rock climbing guidebooks for England are in stock (unless otherwise stated) and are dispatched within 2 working days (usually 24 hours) from the UK.

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  1. Boulder Britain

    Boulder Britain


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    Boulder Britain is a very ambitious guidebook that sets out to cover all the best bouldering areas in England, Scotland and Wales. 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. 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. Published by Ape Index January 2012 English Text More Information
  2. Deep Water Rockfax Guidebook

    Deep Water Rockfax Guidebook

    This brilliant guidebook “Deep Water” is a guidebook, dedicated to some of the major areas that have seen significant amounts of Deep Water Soloing interest. This guidebook is in the usual high standard we expect from Rockfax, photo-topo style and includes crucial advice on when and how to tackle the deep water solos. The routes in the guidebook are described in full and are attributed Sport Grades, in conjunction with the now accepted S-grade that gives an indication of the climb's seriousness with regard to height above the water and tide considerations. The difficulty of the routes included spans all grades ranging from dreamy grade 4s, 5s and 6s to many hard grade 7s and 8s. Areas covered include, Swanage, Lulworth, Portland, Devon, Cornwall, Pembroke, Scotland, Portugal, Costa Blanca, Mallorca & Australia. Published by Rockfax in 2007 English text More Information

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