Got my copy today - brilliant job, Robin. Anyone who hasn't sampled the delights of Lancashire Bouldering yet, should get a copy of this guide. Thorn Crag, Longridge, and Brownstones are national treasures, but loads more to go at in this county too.
In reply to efrance24234: Thanks everyone, really glad you all like it! I hope to see more people out bouldering in Lancashire this winter. After all it's the third gritstone kingdom, alongside Yorkshire and the Peak. I think the new stuff, especially all the newly developed moorland stuff, means that everyone who loves gritstone bouldering should know about Lancashire.
Judging by the locations of orders I'm getting - mainly from Lancs, but also loads from further afield, including one from Switzerland (!) there will be a few visitors making the trip to red rose rocks. Which is brilliant!
Fantastic guide, very dedicated effort that will be very much appreciated by many, I may be back in the divorce courts after this new release lol just kidding.
Many thanks for the guide book Robin, see you out planet crushing.
Tyler, I thought I'd leave it till it gets some repeats. I think 7C+ is probably likely, we'll see. Could be a while - as the interview suggests, most people find it harder to climb big numbers on vertical quarried rock than on steep crags. The holds tend to be smaller and you don't get as many goes before your skin gives up. I think this is one of the reasons there are so few 8A and up problems in the quarries - it's not because the lines don't exist!
The Longridge photo is a stunner, I agree! Not my photo, taken in the 80s I think.
Mark, it's great fun. Feels surreal doing it on a reservoir, but it climbs very nicely. Be careful of course - I have tested the dunk but only in one spot (fluffed the crux), and water levels may vary. That was in November, and it was deep enough that year for me to be completely submerged, despite a long dry summer. Surprisingly, it wasn't all that cold.
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