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The Climber's Complete Guide to Dumbarton Rock

Author John Hutchinson and John Watson
Published Stone Country Press (2020)
ISBN 9780992887629

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Review

160 pages for Scotland's top lowland venue!

This detailed guide introduces the climber to all the bouldering, traditional climbing and sport routes at Dumbarton Rock. Known to locals as ‘Dumby’, this is lowland Scotland’s premier rock-climbing venue, home to famous routes such as Chemin de Fer, Requiem and Rhapsody, and with a reputation for hard and technical climbing. Dumby also cradles a collection of giant boulders, which host over 300 documented problems from easy to 8th-grade level. Problems such as Pongo, Sabotage, Pressure, Sanction and Gutbuster are amongst Scotland’s world-class bouldering test pieces.

The guide features a contextual historical introduction by John Hutchinson, detailing the decades of climbing heritage for which Dumbarton Rock is internationally recognised.


Crags covered by this Guide
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