/ gower guide book. which one?

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andrew(willy)wilson - on 05 Aug 2013
looking to buy a new up to date guide for the gower but torn between guides, whats peoples views and recommendations/ preference?
Jimboandrews. - on 05 Aug 2013
In reply to andrew(willy)wilson: The new guide by Matt Woodfield and another chap who's name I can't remember without looking at my book. Anyway beats the Gower and S, E, Wales book hands down. Also look on the South Wales mountaineering club wiki.
joem - on 05 Aug 2013
In reply to andrew(willy)wilson: pretty much what he said, most of the old guide is on the wiki anyhow if you want to visit somewhere which isn't in the new guide.

http://www.southwalesmountaineering.org.uk/g_book/index.php/South_Wales_Mountaineering_Club_-_Guideb...
gramee on 06 Aug 2013
In reply to andrew(willy)wilson:

This be the one:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gower-Rock-Selected-Climbs/dp/1906095361

Stuart Llewelyn and Matt Woodfield

Cracking guide

Matt88 - on 06 Aug 2013
In reply to andrew(willy)wilson: Yeah definitely Gower Rock [ Matt Woodfield's and Stuart Llewelyns one] if your only visiting now and then - the topos just makes route finding much easier compared to the Gower and S. E Wales guide.
Dave Williams - on 06 Aug 2013
In reply to Matt88:
> (In reply to andrew(willy)wilson) Yeah definitely Gower Rock [ Matt Woodfield's and Stuart Llewelyns one] if your only visiting now and then - the topos just makes route finding much easier compared to the Gower and S. E Wales guide.

Nothing beats a little bit of harmless self-promotion! ;)

Seriously though, Gower Rock is a very good selective guide. Matt and Stuart are local lads and they've done a cracking job. http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=5153
I would also second the advice to only buy the definitive guide (which is a good read in itself if you like dry-as-dust humour) if you're intending to climb there a lot.

Dave
CurlyStevo - on 06 Aug 2013
In reply to Dave Williams:
I have the definitive guide and its ok as long as you have a map to locoate the crags, but yeah I much prefer more modern photo topo guides :)

Its funny how easily you forget but with most the old style guides it used to take a couple of visits to many crags before you got your bearings. Everything was left of something else!
seankenny - on 06 Aug 2013
In reply to CurlyStevo:

The new Gower guide looks great, but what does one do if one wants to climb at Ogmore too?
stuwelly85 - on 13 Aug 2013
In reply to andrew(willy)wilson:

the person with matt in his name isnt one of the authors, different matt. I am one of them though. thanks for the kind words chaps on our book.

For ogmore buy the swmc guide. Its unlikely youll climb both venues on the same day?
mattrm - on 14 Aug 2013
In reply to seankenny:

If you want to climb at Ogmore, you can buy the SWMC guide (and as I'm on the SWMC committee, I guess I should push it, especially as we've only got a few hundered copies left) or you could go to the SWMC wiki and look at the excellent topos for Ogmore:

http://www.southwalesmountaineering.org.uk/g_book/index.php/Ogmore
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threepeaks - on 16 Aug 2013
In reply to gramee: Agreed, just been for 2 weeks with the family and it was a great guide to use.

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