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Gone West - Bouldering in Devon and CornwallFri Night Vid

© Caedmon Mullin

This week's Friday Night Video is a cult classic from 2004 featuring some of Devon and Cornwall's leading climbers. The film is a snapshot of how much the counties have to offer, both in terms of quantity and variety; from the rugged coastline to the sharp Dartmoor granite, there's a lifetime's worth of bouldering.


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Devon Bouldering  © Rockfax
With its two coasts and a wild expanse of moorland, Devon is home to some of the most varied bouldering in the United Kingdom. Over the last 25 years the region has gradually been developed, mostly by dedicated local climbers and some devoted visitors. The result is a veritable smorgasbord of problems that cater for everyone from beginner to world class on rock types including granite, limestone, schist, sandstone… and other weird stuff. Whether you're a seasoned local or a visitor looking for a family holiday destination with bouldering options, this guide includes over 2300 boulder problems on around 500 pages to choose from, covering the coasts, Dartmoor, inland Devon plus Tintagel and a few other gems just outside of the county.


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