By UK climbing standards this is a “new” climbing area, which in main has only been developed since the early nineties. Despite this the guide contains over 1100 routes of all grades from some classic 3-star VDiff/Severe climbs to one of the hardest on-sight leads in Britain and a lot in-between.
This is the second definitive guide to this area (the first being the 1996 series) and follows the same layout as the rest of the Pembroke series – photo topos for nearly all routes combined with approach maps and diagrams. The guide is sprinkled with some great action shots covering all grades of routes (and, given the weather over the last two years, a surprising number blessed with sunshine!).
The climbing is in a very active firing range and this does lead to additional access restrictions and pre-preparation (attendance at a briefing is required). However the additional planning and effort is well worthwhile as the Range is an extremely attractive place to climb; the rock is almost invariably solid (and certainly not polished) and the situations are often outrageous – it has all the ingredients for a great day out on the sea-cliffs. So buy a guide to complete the set, get briefed, and come along and join in.
Perfect gift for any local Rock Climber, or if you want to visit the area. The long-awaited successor to Iain Peters’s 1988 guide (out of print since April 1996) was published in June 2000. This covers the popular and mainly conventional climbing at Baggy Point, the adventurous and far from conventional climbing on the Culm Coast (inc. Lower Sharpnose), and the serious adventure climbing on the Atlantic Coast of Cornwall (inc. Tintagel, Pentire, and Carn Gowla).
Pembroke North – volume 1 – but fourth to appear – covers the area from Ceredigeon in the north (slightly outside the county!) to Milford Haven. The variety and quality of the climbing on offer beautifully compliments the stunning scenery. Traditional climbing remains the main focus with the classic crags, Carey-y-Barcud, Porthclais, and Caerfai rightly taking pride of place, although St David’s Head is now given the prominence it deserves.
Over 1,000 routes between VD and E10 all within 15 minutes flat walk of the car park, what more could you want? Within its covers this guidebook includes the stupendous cleft of Huntsman’s Leap, the stunning west wall of Stennis Ford and the more amenable Saddle Head and Stennis Head.
From the Brecon Beacons through The Valleys and onto the Coast by Matt Woodfield, Alan Rosier, Roy Thomas and Tim Hoddy - This guide contains 1500 of the best routes in South Wales. With Limestone escarpments overlooking the mountains, hidden Sandstone quarries for your first steps climbing outside or projecting hard classics, and sea cliffs offering either a big adventure or pleasant day out, it’s hard to beat the variety of climbing on offer.
For this edition, the climbs of the South West have been split into two volumes; this, the first, covering areas close to centres of population such as the Avon Gorge, Wye Valley. and Dorset.
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