West Country Climbs

West Country Climbs Rockfax Cover
Author Mark Glaister
Published Rockfax (2010)
ISBN 978-1-873341-37-7

Website www.rockfax.com/climbing-...

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West Country Climbs is a major Rockfax guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions. The book is fashioned in Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, and copiously illustrated with action photographs of the climbs and cliffs that reflect the quality and variety of climbing experiences to be had on offer in the UK’s most popular holiday destination - the West Country.

This is a selected route and buttress guidebook which covers the best 900 routes from the crags listed below.

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Crags covered by this Guide
Avon crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Avon Gorge (Main Area)245LimestoneW
Avon Gorge (Sea Walls Area)369LimestoneSW
Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Area)174LimestoneW
Portishead Quarry55LimestoneSE
Cornwall crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Bass Point26Mica schistW
Bosigran137GraniteW
Bosigran Ridge Area17GraniteW
Carn Barra112GraniteSW
Carn Gowla166GreenstoneW
Carn Kenidjack (Kenidjack Cliffs)31Killas slateSE
Carn Les Boel45GraniteS
Chair Ladder130GraniteS
Cheesewring Quarry166GraniteS
Coastguard Cliff (Lizard Point)41Mica schistSE
Compass Point (Bude)67CulmS
Cribba Head30GraniteSW
Devil's Jump5GraniteS
Doyden Point13Pillow lavaW
Fox Promontory40GraniteSW
Great Zawn40GraniteW
Gull Rock - Marsland48CulmW
Gurnard's Head24GreenstoneW
Lands End181GraniteW
Lower Sharpnose Point98Culm?
Oldwalls' Point8CulmN
Pen Olver67Amphibiolite & SSW
Pentire Point128Pillow lavaN
Pordenack Point85GraniteSW
Porthgwarra Buttress and Hella Point30GraniteS
Robins Rocks12GreenstoneNW
Roche Rock71Granite?
Sennen174GraniteW
St Loy Cliff63GraniteS
Tater-du93GreenstoneS
Tintagel Head25CulmW
Trewavas Head Main Cliff106GraniteW
Vessacks West10GraniteSW
Vicarage Cliff62CulmW
Zawn Duel and Carn Gloose25Killas slateNW
Zawn Kellys13GraniteW
Zennor Cliff27Killas slateW
Devon crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Anstey's Cove144LimestoneS
Baggy Point151CulmSW
Berry Head (Coastguard Cliffs)180LimestoneS
Berry Head (The Old Redoubt)112LimestoneE
Blackchurch44CulmNW
Chudleigh Rocks177LimestoneS
Daddyhole Main Cliff41LimestoneE
Dyers Lookout35CulmW
Haytor (aka Hay Tor) and Low Man78GraniteW
Hound Tor187Graniteall
Long Quarry Point91LimestoneE
Meadfoot Quarry28LimestoneSE
Screda Point39CulmS
Sheeps Tor43Graniteall
Smoothlands39CulmNW
Spekes Mill Mouth and Brownspear Point36CulmN
The Dewerstone151GraniteS
Torbryan Quarry40LimestoneW
Dorset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Blackers Hole83LimestoneS
Blacknor North79LimestoneW
Blacknor South68LimestoneW
Boulder Ruckle285LimestoneS
Coastguard North47LimestoneW
Fisherman's Ledge128LimestoneS
Subluminal and Lighthouse Cliff136LimestoneS
The Cuttings154LimestoneSE
The Promenade145LimestoneS
Wallsend South130LimestoneW
Somerset crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Brean Down83LimestoneS
Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry)35LimestoneNW
Uphill Quarry52LimestoneW