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North Wales Bouldering, 3rd Edition

Thanks to the pace of development, quality and sheer quantity of bouldering in North Wales, the third edition of this classic guidebook from Ground Up has had to be split into two volumes. It's still a glossy and inspiring book, says Rob Greenwood, and it's been made more user friendly too.

Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

North York Moors

A guidebook should inform, educate and entertain, says Rob Greenwood, and Franco Cookson's guide to the North Yorks Moors does each in abundance, shining a bright light on this unjustly neglected area.

A Feeling for Rock, by Sarah-Jane Dobner

"Reading this book as the end of the third lockdown comes into sight reminded me of all the little things, and the big emotions, that I've missed from climbing" says Ian Parnell.

Boulder Britain 2nd Edition

As well as being a fantastic resource that shines a light on some hitherto under-publicised areas, this guidebook is fun through and through, says Rob Greenwood - and that's what bouldering is all about (apart from the grades...).

The Munros - the definitive new hill guide from the SMC

The fourth edition of this classic guide not only offers the most detailed and...

Christmas Books - Our Top Picks of 2020

If lockdowns have hit our outdoor lives this year, then at least many of us have had more time for reading. In our...

The Great Sea Cliffs of Scotland 

"Even if you're only vaguely into Scottish rock climbing, I can't see how your life is going to be complete without this...

Irish Peaks - A Celebration of Ireland's Highest Mountains

This attractive new large format guide is an inspiring addition to Irish hill literature, covering...

Latest News

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Giggleswick update and free week on Rockfax Digital

Giggleswick in North Yorkshire has a huge range of grades and styles of climbing for everyone from the budding top-roper to the muscle-bound bolt clipper. 

Dancing Ledge update for Rockfax Digital. Dorset pre-orders 1 July

As an extra taster for the eagerly-awaited Dorset guide we're releasing the new package for Dancing Ledge at Swanage this week. The whole Dorset guidebook will be available to pre-order tomorrow, 1 July.

Ballater Rock Climbs, by Julian Lines

This pocket guide to the local Ballater crags has been written from scratch and is presented with fifty coloured topo diagrams. The drawn lines are uniquely coloured from red through to violet (corresponding to the rainbow) to help avoid confusion....

The Cuttings guidebook early access on Rockfax Digital

The new Dorset guide is Rockfax's most exciting publication this year: new routes, new...

Attermire Update on Rockfax Digital

The first of three updates to Rockfax Digital this month is a completely new guide to Attermire on Yorkshire...

South West Sport Climbing updates for Rockfax Digital

As part of our monthly updates to Rockfax Digital we're pleased to announce two whole new...

Peak Limestone update for Rockfax Digital

The recent good weather has left the limestone crags of the Peak District in good condition and we are...

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