UKC

Pocket-size Guidebooks

© UKC news
Rockfax guidebooks, based in Sheffield and run by Alan James, have just unveiled the next step in UK guidebook developments with the publication of their Pokketz climbing guidebooks.

These small guidebooks are A6 in size, half the size of a normal Rockfax guidebook, and are 7mm thin with 128 pages of route information. They weigh in at 130g a book, slighter heavier than a lightweight quickdraw or, ten times lighter than the Lancashire Brick, the world heavyweight champion of guidebooks that tips the scales at 1.3kg. They retail at £9.95.

The first two in the series cover classic routes on Peak gritstone and limestone, and are grade banded containing routes between Moderate and Hard Very Severe (green and orange routes). The first two titles are Peak SE and Peak NE.

Full details of these titles are available at www.rockfax.com

More titles are in preparation that will include Pokketz to sea cliff and multi-pitch routes across the UK including one to Pembroke being compiled by Mike Robertson, author of the recently published deep water soloing guidebook, Deep Water.


This post has been read 2,467 times

Return to Latest News

Support UKC

As climbers we strive to make UKClimbing the kind of website we would love to visit, with the most up-to-date news, diverse and interesting articles, comprehensive gear reviews, breathtaking photographs and a vast and useful logbook system. As a result, an incredible community has formed around the site - we’ve provided the framework but it’s you who make the website what it is today. If you appreciate the content we offer then you can help us by becoming an official UKC Supporter. This can be a one-off single annual payment or a more substantial payment paid monthly or yearly which includes full access to Rockfax Digital and discounts on Rockfax print publications.

If you appreciate UKClimbing then please help us by becoming a UKC Supporter.

UKC Supporter

  • Support the website we all know and love
  • Access to a year's subscription to Rockfax Digital.
  • Plus 30% off Rockfax guidebooks
  • Plus Show your support UKC porter badge on your profile and forum posts
UKC/UKH/Rockfax logo

27 Jul, 2007
The Lancashire Brick rules do you get free chewing gum?
27 Jul, 2007
About time too! A guide's no good if you can't get it your arse pocket.
27 Jul, 2007
Did I read that right? They're only going to have routes from mod to HVS?
These two have mostly routes up to HVS although there are a few E1s and E2s in there as well. Others in the series will not necessarily follow this grade pattern. For example, the Pembroke guide. Alan
27 Jul, 2007
Ah, right. Any idea of when we can expect to see the Pembroke guide?
More Comments
Loading Notifications...
Facebook Twitter Copy Email LinkedIn Pinterest