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I just wanted to say thanks to all those who have worked hard on the Great Western Rock North Somerset Outcrops Vol 1 guide. I had a great day today at Sand Point dividing my time between fossil hunting and easy pottering. So thanks to Mark Davies for helming, all those who took photos, all those who new routed and Dick's for stocking. Great stuff folks!
Before he gets there first - I've ordered my own copy now Bald Eagle!
I agree, another beautiful Great Western Rock publication, I'm sure Mark appreciates our support... Even if he does bitch like an old woman!
Buying local guidebooks puts money back into the hands of local climbers, and that in turn just encourages new routes and development of crags for is all to enjoy 😍
Aahhh Sand Point! The new (miniature) Pembroke and it's not polished yet! Brilliant guidebook. Loving the location descriptions. North Somerset is the place to be this summer
Well said Bobling, at last, mention of North Somerset Outcrops, volume 1 on UKC. I knew Mark would'nt self publicise his latest literary effort ( apart from the fact that he's probably banned again). The effort he puts into these guidebooks is amazing and the quality of the photos and text outstanding.
> I just wanted to say thanks to all those who have worked hard on the Great Western Rock North Somerset Outcrops Vol 1 guide. I had a great day today at Sand Point dividing my time between fossil hunting and easy pottering. So thanks to Mark Davies for helming, all those who took photos, all those who new routed and Dick's for stocking. Great stuff folks!
> Before he gets there first - I've ordered my own copy now Bald Eagle!
Not before time Bobling and glad you have great day out! And I believe North Somerset Outcrops Vol 2 should be going live later this year so everyone local to the area buy a copy as it will be ace! Cheers Dave
Where would I find a copy?
Dick's Climbing in Bristol is a reliable source https://www.dicksclimbing.com/collections/climbing-guidebooks-southern-england/products/north-somerset-outcrops-vol-1
I think I'm right in saying Dick is one half of the publishing company, Great Western Rock.
Great little guide, well chuffed to see my first ascents at Sand Point in print. The quality of my exquisite little VS at Middle Hope Cove Sandweto (VS 4b) is recognised with a star
Great photography, including a stunning cover shot. Both my chilly forays outside this year have been inspired by the new guide - Bilbo (VS 4b) at Goblin was an interesting outing and Pipe Music (S) at Sand Point is a great little offering.
And thank you for that route! I only intended to try the first holds but couldn't stop myself!
I had a great time yesterday with the Pylon King showing off a crag I would have written off as too hard for me, and getting a couple of pics for vol 2 👌😎
looking good in the photos Mr G
Bobling = urgles = pylon king = ;-)
Great find! Really interesting to see the interviews with the Frome Valley Pioneers.
And no, I'm not the artist formerly known as Dark Mavies, The Pylon King, or Urgles doing a bit of shady self-promotion ; )
Does this guide cover crags like Mells, Crosscombe, Sandford Quarry etc?
> Does this guide cover crags like Mells, Crosscombe, Sandford Quarry etc?
> Thanks Pete
I've been helping Mark out with the aerial images for his GWR guides and the crags featured in Volume 1 include Blaise Castle, Goblin Coombe, Portishead Quarry and Sand Point. However of those crags you mention above I'm pretty sure most if not all, along with many other local crags, will be featured in Volume 2 which should be released later this year!
I'm hoping Dinder Wood will be in Vol2. Went to have a look there in the rain once and it looks to have some very good short trad potential. Approach was easy (certainly didn't need an OS map, as the guide we had suggested..........). Just not enough traffic on it it seems.
Dinder will go in. A very nice crag with some real gems.
Looking forward to Vol II 🤗
Lots of excellent little esoteric crags to explore I am sure!
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