West Country Climbs

Author Mark Glaister
Published Rockfax (2022)
ISBN 978-1-873341-88-9



The West Country is home to some of the finest sea cliffs in the country plus many varied inland crags offering an almost unrivaled variety of climbing styles and rock types. Traditional and sport limestone around the Bristol area, beautiful slabs of the Culm Coast, epic big cliffs on the Atlantic Coast, immaculate granite at West Penwith and on The Lizard, the stunning tors of Dartmoor, and more spectacular limestone around Torbay. 

The new edition of this best-selling book to the superb climbing in the southwest of England. The book builds on the extensive coverage of its predecessor with many new crags and routes added. Virtually all the crags have been re-photographed using the latest techniques and there are new much more detailed maps as well as the expected stunning set of inspirational action photographs. It is the only single book available for the full area and has a proven track record of sustained sales for its previous edition over the last 12 years.

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West Country Climbs Rockfax (2010)

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Crags covered by this Guide
Avon crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Avon Gorge (Main Area) 259 Limestone W
Avon Gorge (Sea Walls Area) 415 Limestone SW
Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Area) 187 Limestone W
Goblin Combe 197 Limestone S
Portishead Quarry 78 Limestone SE
Cornwall crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Bass Point 85 Mica schist W
Black Head Area 43 Greenstone SE
Bosigran 168 Granite W
Bosigran Ridge Area 28 Granite W
Carn Barra 152 Granite SW
Carn Gowla 167 Greenstone W
Carn Lês Boel Area 54 Granite S
Chair Ladder 169 Granite S
Cheesewring Quarry 189 Granite S
Coastguard Cliffs 49 Mica schist SE
Compass Point (Bude) 67 Culm S
Cornakey Cliff 23 Culm SW
Cribba Head 38 Granite SW
Doyden Point 13 Pillow lava W
Fox Promontory 45 Granite SW
Great Zawn 50 Granite W
Gull Rock - Marsland 52 Culm W
Gurnard's Head 39 Greenstone W
Halldrine Cove 19 Granite W
Kenidjack Cliffs 47 Killas slate SE
Lands End 183 Granite W
Lower Sharpnose Point 102 Culm ?
Oldwalls' Point 9 Culm N
Pedn-mên-an-mere 67 Granite SW
Pen Olver 80 Amphibiolite & S SW
Pentire Point 143 Pillow lava N
Pordenack Point Area 83 Granite SW
Porthgwarra Buttress and Hella Point 39 Granite S
Robin's Rocks 19 Greenstone NW
Roche Rock 76 Granite ?
Sennen 180 Granite W
St. Loy Cliff 74 Granite S
Tater-du 101 Greenstone S
Tintagel Head 25 Volcanic tuff W
Trewavas 140 Granite S
Vessacks West 28 Granite SW
Vicarage Cliff 63 Culm W
Wicca Pillar 15 Granite W
Zawn Duel and Carn Gloose Area 27 Killas slate NW
Zawn Kellys Area 28 Granite W
Zennor Cliff 40 Killas slate W
Devon crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Anstey's Cove 154 Limestone S
Babbacombe Crags 98 Limestone NE
Baggy Point 186 Culm SW
Bench Tor 39 Granite all
Berry Head - Coastguard Cliffs 180 Limestone S
Berry Head - The Old Redoubt 132 Limestone E
Blackchurch 44 Culm NW
Chinkwell Tor 11 Granite all
Chudleigh Rocks - South Face 190 Limestone S
Churston Quarries 71 Limestone N
Daddyhole Main Cliff 54 Limestone E
Dyers Lookout 51 Culm W
Haytor 77 Granite all
Hound Tor 217 Granite all
London Bridge 43 Limestone all
Long Quarry Point 100 Limestone E
Luckey Tor 1 Granite all
Luckey Tor (aka Eagle Rock) 17 Granite S
Meadfoot Quarry 26 Limestone SE
Plimsoll Line Cliff 14 Limestone S
Sanctuary Wall 33 Limestone S
Screda Point 42 Culm S
Sheeps Tor 43 Granite all
Smoothlands 45 Culm NW
Spekes Mill Mouth and Brownspear Point 52 Culm N
Telegraph Hole 38 Limestone SE
The Dewerstone 162 Granite S
Torbryan Quarry 46 Limestone W
Valley of Rocks 34 Culm S
Gloucestershire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Ban-y-gor 243 Limestone NW
Shakemantle Quarry (Ruspidge Slab Quarry) 43 Limestone all
Shorn Cliff 176 Limestone W
Symonds Yat 544 Limestone NW
Wintour's Leap 446 Limestone W
Monmouthshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Wynd Cliff 75 Limestone S
Wyndcliff Quarry 199 Limestone SW
Somerset crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Brean Down 98 Limestone S
Fairy Cave Quarry 174 Limestone all
Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry) 37 Limestone NW
Uphill Quarry 59 Limestone W

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