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New Guidebook To The Peak District

© Alex Messenger/Vertebrate Publishing 2008
Vertebrate Publishing (part of the Sheffield based Vertebrate Graphics) have published a new guidebook to the Peak District that covers over 850 classic routes and boulder problems.

peak district: climbing by John Coefield and Jon Barton, is a full colour, 322 page production.

This guidebook focuses on routes in the Mod to HVS range with suggestions for E1's to try. Cliffs covered include a mix of Eastern crags: Birchens, Burbage, Froggatt, Curbar, Stanage, Millstone; Western crags including the Roaches, Kinder, Wimberry and Windgather, with a good selection of limestone venues including Stoney Middleton, Wildcat, Horseshoe Quarry and Harpur Hill Quarry. A mix of both traditional and sport routes.

It also documents about 350 of the Peak's best boulder problems.

It's a lovely looking guidebook, I have one just by me as I type; it has a well written foreword by Ron Fawcett and sections on climbing gear and basic climbing technique. The action photography is stunning.

You can read more about this guidebook via here


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27 Mar, 2008
Hhhmmm......Mod to HVS .... not really a 'New guidebook'is it... Surely if it wanted to be 'all encompassing' it should have been similar to 'North Wales Rock' for example.. Quite bemused..... maybe I should wait until I read it...!!
27 Mar, 2008
FFS : as if there is a shortage of bloody guidebooks to the peak!
28 Mar, 2008
Mod to HVS? Mod to HVS? -chin-. Sorry, that's the sound of KER-CHING somewhere very far away. I suppose people have been asking for something covering the easier bouldering for ages which I presume it does, (or they;'d have called it peak district: chuffing) and I'll still buy it or at least look at it for the photos like. If you buy all the vertebrate graphics guidebooks do they make a picture when you put their spines together like the complete collection of Mr Men books used to? Also did anyone else find it ironic that some copies of vertebrate graphics guidebooks had faulty spines?
28 Mar, 2008
You'd find one of me :) Which is kind of cool as I didn't know about the guide. But not so cool as it was taken on the same day as pics in 2 other guides, so people are going to think I don't have a change of clothes!! ;)
28 Mar, 2008
I was hopefully expecting an updated On Peak Rock. But why stop at HVS? 'With a bit of E1' very similar to those rockfax pockect guides.
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