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The first two publications in the new Rockfax series of Pokketz guidebooks; between them, Peak NE and Peak SE cover the eastern gritstone edges and the limestone of the Stoney and Matlock areas.
Peak NE Pokketz has the best of the north eastern grit crags in the Peak area including Rivelin and Bamford, the majestic Stanage, the Burbage Valley, and Millstone and the other quarries - for a full list see below.
The book focuses on routes from Moderate to HVS and manages to pack more than 500 carefully chosen gems between its covers, but also includes 20 classic E1s and E2s to give something for everyone to aspire to.
This book provides a compact and low cost (RRP £9.95) introduction to the brilliant climbing found in the NE Peak Area. It is presented in the same clear and easy-to-follow style that make Rockfax publications the current leaders in the field, but it has been stripped down to give just the essentials required by many climbers.
Pokketz in action
The Pokketz Format - A6 in size, weighing less than 150 grams and only 7mm thick, this small and portable guidebook will fit in your 'pokketz'. Instead of concentrating on regions or rock types, the Pokketz books will cover grade bands and/or different climbing styles. The Peak series will include limestone routes as well as gritstone and will be presented in a horizontal page format to maximize the information packed between the covers. Future books will make maximum use of the format in covering sea cliff and multi-pitch routes where guidebook portability becomes an important consideration.
Rob Greenwood takes a look at the latest guidebook in the Climbers' Club series, the long awaited update to Nick White's 1995 South Devon and Dartmoor Guide.
North Wales Slate Rockfax - Pre-order Special Offer
The North Wales Slate Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at the special offer price of £22.95 (RRP £29.95). Pre-orders will be sent out as soon as we receive stock which is expected to be in the first week of September.
Highland Scrambles South
A decade after its predecessor was published, this follow-up to the SMC's classic Highland Scrambles North has finally hit the shelves. Dan Bailey takes it for a test run.
Scottish Mountaineering Club guide to The Outer Hebrides
For the first time in recent history, the jewel of Scottish (possibly even British!) sea cliff climbing gets the SMC comprehensive guidebook treatment. Written by the activists themselves, this guide provides the go-to resource...
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