After 6 years of work by a team of over 100 dedicated local volunteers, the long-awaited Northern Rock is here! 608 pages filled to bursting with the best trad, sport and bouldering that Yorkshire Grit, Yorkshire Limestone, Northumberland, Lancashire and the North York Moors have to offer.
A little bump to say the book is due back from the printer on Friday this week (1st April) so there are just a few more days of the pre-order 15% discount. Thanks to all those who have ordered already!
Northern Rock isn't really directly comparable with one Rockfax guide, it's fairly unique in bringing together these different areas into one book. If you have a look at the contents page (in the Product News article itself) you can see the full list of crags that Northern Rock includes. Or you can take a look at the crags on a map here: https://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/books/northern_rock-2423
You'll see that there's some really cool places like Howlerhirst that aren't covered elsewhere but looking at the list of crags doesn't tell the full story. For example, Northern Rock gives really excellent coverage of the world-class bouldering at places like Widdop, Brimham, and Earl which aren't in print in any other select guide.
Hope that answers your question!
Hi Moacs, thanks for your support!
Sorry for the late response - I've been on holiday/in the Lakes for the last 10 days.
Yes, there was an issue with the covers - the printer looked at the page count and paper weight and specified a spine of 28mm. However, once everything was printed they discovered that this was a few millimeters too narrow, so they've had to reprint the covers.
The books are due to arrive at the distributor today. There's a QA process to go through and the books should start to go out later this week. Please bear with us while this happens as there are a lot of pre-orders to despatch!