West Country Climbs Climbing Guide (Rockfax)
The Rockfax West Country Climbs guidebook is an A5 sized major guide to one of the UK’s most celebrated, sunny and diverse climbing regions.
Using Rockfax’s award-winning layout and design, the guidebook is copiously illustrated with action photographs 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. Many of these cliffs have never been illustrated so clearly before, and this book has some of the best crag photographs ever taken.
The book covers around 900 of the West Country’s most popular and highest calibre climbs, from multi-pitch sea cliff routes, to easy-going inland sport climbs. The rock ranges from the moorland and sea cliff granites of Dartmoor and West Penwith, through the geological weirdness of North Devon and Cornwall, to the multitude of limestone’s on parade in Devon, Somerset, Avon and Dorset.
Rockfax's West Country Climbs is an essential reference book to the climbing available in the region. The guidebook appeals to the holidaying or regular visitor to the West Country whilst also offering a vast amount of up-to-date and inspirational coverage for the local climber.
Avon Gorge, Portishead, Split Rock Quarry, Uphill Quarry, Brean Down, Cheddar Gorge (introduction only)
North Devon and the Culm Coast
Baggy Point, Lundy (introduction only), Blackchurch, Smoothlands, Dyer's Lookout, Screda Point, Speke's Mill Mouth, Gull Rock, Cornakey Cliff, Vicarage Cliff, Oldwalls' Point, Lower Sharpnose, Compass Point
Cheesewring Quarry, The Devil's Jump, Roche Rock
The Atlantic Coast
Tintagel, Doyden Point, Pentire Head, Carn Gowla
Zennor Cliff, Gurnard's Head, Carn Gloose, Robin's Rocks, Bosigran, Great Zawn and Bosigran Ridge, Kenidjack, Sennen, Land's End, Pordenack Point, Carn Les Boel, Zawn Kellys, Carn Barra, Fox Promontory, Chair Ladder, Porthgwarra, Hella Point, Vessacks West, St. Levan's Wall, Cribba Head, St. Loy, Tater Du
Trewavas Head, Coastguard Cliff, Pen Olver, Bass Point
Inland Devon and Dartmoor
Chudleigh, Torbryan Quarry, Haytor, Hound Tor, Bench Tor, Sheeps Tor, The Dewerstone
Berry Head, Daddyhole, Anstey's Cove, Long Quarry Point
Portland, Swanage (selected routes only)