Five BMC Froggatt to Black Rocks Guides To Win

by Michael Ryan May/2010
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We had five copies of the new BMC guidebook, Froggatt to Black Rocks to win. The competition has now closed.

WINNERS

Dan Robinson, Kendal
John Hammond, Sheffield
Sophie Whyte, Sheffield
Julie Howard, London
Samuel Owen, Wiltshire

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BMC New Definitive Froggatt to Black Rocks Guide
BMC Guidebook Committee, Apr 2010
© BMC

The Questions

1. Jimmy Puttrell climbed the first climbs at Froggatt in the 1890s. But what sort of trousers was he probably wearing?

a) Mountain Equipment Civetta Pant at just £35!
b) Marmot Scree Pant
c) ANSWER Knee length tweed Britches
d) Pretty Polly Footloose tights

2. In the 1950s, Chuck Cook performed his famous Leap at Froggatt. However, due to landscape changes since then, if you were to do this today, what would you probably break?

a) The world land-speed record
b) Your mother's heart
c) The law
d) ANSWER Both your legs

3. What did Johnny Dawes have to kill while leading the first ascent of Gaia at Black Rocks in 1986?

a) Bill
b) A hippy
c) Inspector Cleaseau
d) ANSWER A ladybird

4. The forthcoming BMC Froggatt to Black Rocks guide has over 3,350 climbs in its index. But what route comes last in this index?

a) ANSWER Zoot Route
b) Great Slab
c) Left Eliminate
d) Suicide Wall

5. Some of the route names at Yarncliffe warn of a certain natural misfortune that may befall climbers there in the summer months. What is this?

a) A bee in your bonnet
b) A ferret up your drainpipe
c) A budgie in your hammock
d) ANSWER Ants in your pants

Competition Now Closed



+BMC New Definitive Froggatt to Black Rocks Guide, 227 kb

About the BMC New Definitive Froggatt to Black Rocks Guide

An unparalleled depth of knowledge and level of accuracy. The guide has been written by some of the most active locals in all its areas and now you can tap into their special knowledge. No stone has been left unturned in the obsessive drive for top-quality information for this guide. Definitive coverage of 2,200 routes and 1,100 boulder problems.

Ramrodded into its 528 joyous full-colour pages is more information, inspiration and fun than you can shake a clip stick at. From predictably amazing Froggatt sizzlers to whole crags you've never heard of Upper Matlock Quarries, anyone? Big leads on mighty classics to tucked-away ticks on quiet wooded buttresses. From top-level highballs to gentle bouldering circuits. From Victorian tweed-wrecking classics to the latest nerve-testing desperates.

What's so special about the book?

An unparalleled depth of knowledge and level of accuracy. The guide has been written by some of the most active locals in all its areas and now you can tap into their special knowledge. No stone has been left unturned in the obsessive drive for top-quality information for this guide. Definitive coverage of 2,200 routes and 1,100 boulder problems.

Many routes recorded for the first time, many boulder problems discovered, all the areas gone over with a fine-toothed wire brush, metaphorically speaking. You will never need another guide to these areas again.

130 of the best action photos. The photos shine like jewels in this book with great images from the best photographers. Fantastic shots from fantastic crags, but also pictures from many out-of-the-way crags and buttresses to get you exploring.

Packed with features from cover to cover. Six ever-popular colour-coded bouldering circuits with plenty of surprises. A series of Editor's Choice selections. Historical anecdotes and original writing from some of the area's most important figures.

The new F2BR guide lays all these out on a delicious plate. Where first-time visitors will find the classics and locals will find endless surprises. Where inspiration and information come together perfectly to give a lifetime's worth of climbing.

Froggatt to Black Rocks: The definitive gritstone guide and so much more.

The Numbers: 2,200 routes from Moderate to E10 1,100 boulder problems from V0 to V12 130 action photos 6 Fontainbleau-style bouldering circuits Over 300 full-colour photo topos

Download a free sample Download a free sample chapter here

How to order

Available May 2010. Preorder your copy now from the BMC online shop or call the BMC Membership Services Team on 0161 445 6111.

BMC Member price - £20.00
Non-member price - £24.00

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