/ i need a book :)

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George Gibson on 03 Jul 2013 - host86-138-71-152.range86-138.btcentralplus.com
Hi, can someone help me, Im after a climbing book with uk routes and locations. I don't no what to get. any idears?
martinph78 on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to George Gibson: I have a copy of "The Crag Guide to England & Wales", that might be a good start for you...
George Gibson on 03 Jul 2013 - host86-138-71-152.range86-138.btcentralplus.com
thankyou, is this for sport climbing? because Ive never done any tead climbing
another_alex - on 03 Jul 2013
In reply to George Gibson:
You can use http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/map/ to search for crags, just specify climbing type 'sport'. You'll still need to get a guidebook for the area with descriptions of the routes. But you're best off using either something like UKC, or the Crag Guide to England & Wales which Martin recommends to find which areas you want to climb in first.

Is there a particular part of the UK you will be in, maybe we can recommend some crags?
This might be useful too http://www.sportsclimbs.co.uk/ .

You can tell whether it's a sport or trad climb from what the grade looks like - they use different grading systems. This might help :) http://www.ukclimbing.com/databases/crags/comptable.html
martinph78 on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to George Gibson: No, it's for all crags, not just sport.
petegunn on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to George Gibson: Try
http://www.jingowobbly.com/HAN/Han-main.html
Dont think it has full route descriptions but is good to have in the car.
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winhill - on 04 Jul 2013
In reply to petegunn:
> (In reply to George Gibson) Try
> http://www.jingowobbly.com/HAN/Han-main.html
> Dont think it has full route descriptions but is good to have in the car.

I've got a few JW guides and quite like them but that is a bit dubious IMO.

It's listing the actual surface of indoor walls but nowhere does it mention the date of publication and therefore the usefulness of the info it contains.

Obviously if they list it as 9 years old it may impact sales, but then perhaps the secret is to publish books that can be kept current more easily.

As the OP is asking about sport climbing it's even more important.


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