West Country Climbs Guidebook

West Country Climbs Guidebook

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This is a selective rock climbing guidebook to southwest England, which spans 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 rock on parade in Devon, Somerset, Avon and Dorset.

The following crags are included in the guidebook:
Avon: Avon Gorge, Portishead, Split Rock Quarry, Uphill Quarry, Brean Down.
North Devon and the Culm Coast: Baggy Point, 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 (Commando) 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 (selective routes only).

In total over 900 routes are described across a wide range of grades. Published in July 2012 by Rockfax, all the routes are illustrated on clear photo-topos, with many excellent action photographs.

Number of pages is 424.
Size is 150mm x 210mm (A5 format).

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