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Walking on Tenerife

This Cicerone guidebook from Paddy Dillon explores this stunning island with 45 single and multi day hikes.

Scotlands Mountain Ridges - Scrambling Mountaineering and Climbing

A rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs on Scotland’s ridges. This book covers the popular classics and obscure gems, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin.

Winter Climbs - Ben Nevis and Glen Coe

This new and revised edition of Cicerones classic Winter Climbs: Ben Nevis & Glen Coe contains over 900 winter climbing routes, including some of the worlds hardest trad winter climbs.

Northern England - Rockfax

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Northumberland Climbing Guide

After being out of print for several years the Northumberland Climbing Guide is now back, in a new A5 Format and full colour throughout 

West Country Climbs - Rockfax Climbing Guide

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Rock Climbing in Ireland

Focusing on the best routes at the best crags and includes areas and routes that have never been documented in a modern guidebook before. Rockclimbing in Ireland is the only guidebook to document Irish Climbing in a single volume

Pembroke - Rock Climbing Guide Rockfax

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Classic Rock - Great British Rock Climbs

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Morocco Rock - 1000 rock climbs in the Anti-Atlas

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Pembroke Volume 1 - North

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North Wales Scrambles

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Fair Head - Rockclimbing Guide

Fair Head is the greatest expanse of climbable rock in Ireland or Britain. It is the ultimate climbing venue stretching for 5 km, and this guidebook describes over 400 routes.

Swanage - Climbers Club Guide

This fully updatedguidebook covers the wealth of climbing around Swanage (Isle of Purbeck) and on the Isle of Wight. illustrated in full colour throughout with modern photo-topos,

Troll Guide Book Cover No Description Available
North East Outcrops - SMC

The SMC guide to Scotland's North Eastern Outcrops features rock climbing, and some ice climbing, on the wild coastline and inland outcrops from Dundee to Aberdeen, and the Moray Firth

Lundy Climbers Club Guidebook

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Llanberis Climbing Guide - CC

The 6th edition of the Llanberis guide has been comprehensively updated. Featuring over 50 new routes climbed since the last guide and revised assessments of the popular classics where necessary

Rockfax North Wales Climbs

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Froggatt to Black Rocks - Eastern Gritstone BMC

This BMC published book is the definitive guide this iconic climbing area in the Peak District. Froggatt to Black Rocks features an impressive 2,200 routes, and includes Curbar, Yarncliffe and many other classic locations.

Yorkshire Limestone Climbing Guide - YMC

An in depth look at the best areas for climbing limestone in Yorkshire. With 20 areas detailed from Skipton to Ingleton, the descriptions and clear images allow swift identification (of not swift ascent) of hundreds of peachy routes.

Mont Blanc Massif Volume 2: Selected Climbs

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Peak District Bouldering

This comprehensive guide to Bouldering in the Peak District features over 3,300 boulder problems on over 70 crags, both major and minor.

North Wales Limestone - The Definitive Guide

Authors Pete Harrison and Andy Boorman, with publishers, OnSight, have produced this definitive Guide to North Wales Limestone, with with all profits going to the bolt fund to support ongoing route maintenance.

Aladaglar - Climb Trek and Ski

The Aladaglar is one of Turkey's most important and popular areas for rock climbing and mountaineering. This guidebook describes both the single pitch sport climbing and the more adventourous multi-pitch climbing in the area

SMC Scottish Rock Climbs

This popular selected guidebook details over 1200 of the finest Scottish rock climbs. Neatly packed into one user friendly volume, this is an invaluable guide, detailing the best climbs in an area currently covered by 11 comprehensive guides.

FRCC Langdale Climbing Guide

Covering possibly the most popular area for climbing in the Lake District, the FRCC guide to the Langdale Valley is 384 pages crammed with detailed descriptions, diagrams, maps and photos of some of Lakelands top crags.

Lake District Rock

The new select rock climbing guide to The Lake District, replacing the 2003 FRCC guide. Full of inspiring places, old and new, to go and visit. 

Yosemite Valley Free Climbs - Supertopo

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SMC Central Highlands

A hardback guide to the heart of Scotland's mountain wilderness. The SMC Central Highlands guide covers a broad are including Ben Nevis and the Grey Corries, The Mamores and Glen Coe

FRCC Eastern Crags Climbing Guide

This is the new edition of the FRCC Eastern Crags Guidebook and covers the crags from Thirlmere in the north to Kendal in the South and out East to Patterdale beyond to the Far Eastern fells.

Scafell and Wasdale FRCC Guide - CB Centenary Edition

The crags of Scafell are magnificent and to celebrate 100 years of the first ascent of Central Buttress on Scafell Crag, the FRCC have produced a fantastic new guide to inspire anyone who wants to get out in this area.

Peak Limestone - Rockfax Climbing Guidebook

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Tremadog Climbers Club Guidebook No Description Available
Stanage BMC Climbing Guidebook

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Climbing the Corbetts

A great guide to some of Scotlands lower but no less challenging mountains. Loose yourself somewhere stunning in this book - just make sure you don't loose yourself in the hills!

Cascades Autour Du Mont Blanc - Volume One

Selected waterfall ice climbing in Chamonix, the Vallee de l'Eau Noire & the Vallee de Trient. French text, with photo-diagrams throughout.

BMC Cheshire and Merseyside Sandstone Guidebook

Within easy reach of the great cities of Liverpool and Manchester, the Sandstone Crags of Merseyside and Cheshire are a hidden gem with a unique charm and beauty. This guide features the best climbing in the area

Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows

Rock Climbing Tuolumne Meadows is the only guidebook you will need to have a pristine climbing experience on some of the finest rock in the world.

Symonds Yat - Climbers Club Guide

This is the Climbers Club guide to the popular Symonds Yat area in the Wye Valley. The book is lavishly illustrated with maps, detailed photodiagrams for almost every crag, and many action photos.

FRCC Buttermere & St Bees

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FRCC Gable and Pillar

The FRCC Gable and Pillar guide take you to the spiritual home of Lake District climbing, in close proximity to the Wastwater Hotel. It describes many fine high mountain crags in superb locations 

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