A New Guidebook: Boulder Britain

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Boulder Britain is a select guidebook to the bouldering in the UK, perfect for a bouldering roadtrip, to keep in the car when traveling or just to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish forever (or until it comes out as a Smart Phone app). Compiled and written by Niall Grimes, this is something of what you have to look forward to.

  • 3,200 problems of all grades
  • 180 venues from the most popular to the most obscure
  • The most exciting photos from the best photographers
  • 5 page graded list listing the best problems from 1 to 8C
  • Every problem shown on full colour photo-topos
  • Clear concise maps to get you there


  • The honeypot gritstone of the Pennines: Stanage, Burbage, Almscliffe and Caley
  • Wild wave-washed weirdness on the Atlantic coast: Hartland Quay, Clodgy, Godrevy and Lynmouth
  • Bulging limestone powerfests: Raven Tor, Parisella's Cave, Pantymwyn and Dinas Rock
  • Welsh favourites on the flanks of Snowden: Cromlech Boulders, Sheep Pen, Wavelength and Elephantitus
  • The rough beauty of south-west granite: Bonehill Rocks, Hound Tor, Carn Brea and Helman Tor
  • Overhanging testpieces on all corners of the land: Dumbarton Rock, Forest Rock, The Bowderstone and Craig-y-Longridge
  • Beginner's delights in the prettiest locations: Burbage South, RAC Boulders, Dovehole, Stone Farm
  • Classic coastal destinations: St Bees, Portland, Porth Ysgo and Portlethen
  • Feel the quality of the country's best sandstone: Torridon, Queens Crag, High Rocks and Frodsham
  • Holiday gems in the mountains of the Lake District: Carrock Fell, Fisherground, Langdale Boulders and Badger Rock
  • Remote and unspoiled quality in the breathtaking Scottish highlands: Applecross, Glen Nevis, Loch Katrine and Reiff in the Woods

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23 Nov, 2011
This looks brilliant! Great idea. I want one.
23 Nov, 2011
23 Nov, 2011
Wouldn't it be great if there was some way of getting one. A way, perhaps, that guaranteed to get it for Christmas. And maybe even with free P and P. Oh, but surely that's too mich to ask ;-)
24 Nov, 2011
You're as bad as Johnny!!! Speaking of which, I thought that vid on vimeo was pretty funny! Pity I'm so skint at the moment!
24 Nov, 2011
The only thing that worries me is that if I leave my pre-christmas copy at the crag, it's got your name written in the front not mine :)
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