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Rock Climbs in the Mourne Mountains http://

A wonderful guide to climbing in the Mourne Mountains in Ireland. Featuring over 500 quality routes. With

Staffordshire Gritstone - The Roaches http://

The BMC definitive guide to all routes and bouldering in the Staffordshire gritstone area.

Ecrins East, Cerces, Queyras - First Volume http://

Ecrins East, Cerces, Queyras, Vol 1 - Alpinism & Ski Mountaineering in the Cerces and Queyras, and the first of its kind to this area.

North Wales Classics POKKETZ by Rockfax http://

This pocket-sized guide packs in hundreds of superb routes throughout the mountains of Snowdonia. The handy pocket format means you can carry the book easily up the routes.

France: Cote dAzur Rockfax Climbing Guide http://

The cliffs along the sunny Cote d'Azur and the area just inland offer some of the best sport climbing found anywhere. The most famous venue is the magnificent Verdon Gorge with it walls of perfect limestone.

Southern Sandstone Climbs http://

This will be the first Rockfax guidebook to cover the climbing and bouldering. The book will use the usual Rockfax style - big full-colour photo-topos, detailed maps and full text descriptions.

Ecrins Massif - Brailsford http://

Guide book of selected rock climbs, ice climbs and Via Ferrata in the Ecrins Alps. Including major peaks like the wonderful Barre Des Ecrins, La Meije, Mont Pelvoux and the Aiguille Dibona

Treks and Climbs in Wadi Rum, Jordan http://

A guide to treks and climbs in Wadi Rum, Jordan. The book includes an extensive selection of explorations, treks and climbs both trad and sport, at all grades. Includes all massifs in Rum plus outlying areas.

Tarragona Climbs - Catalunya http://

Tarragona Climbs is a brand new selective guidebook to the one of the finest sport climbing venues in Europe: the Catalan province of Tarragona in Northwest Spain.

Mont Blanc - Envers des Aiguilles Guidebook http://

The Envers des Aiguilles covers a wealth of fantastic alpine rock climbing around the Requin Hut, the Envers des Aiguilles Hut and the banks of the Mer de Glace.

Mont Blanc - 5 Summit Routes http://

This guidebook describes, in detail and with full colour photographs, five of the classic ascent routes to the summit of Mont Blanc 4808m.

Climbing In The Moroccan Anti-Atlas http://

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Rockfax Eastern Grit http://

The UK's best selling guidebook, covering popular climbing venues of Stanage Edge, Frogatt, Curbar and the Burbage Valley. Rockfax's Easter Grit Guide is now in its 3rd Edition

Lancashire Rock - The Definitive Guide http://

This is the much awaited 2016 updated Lancashire Rock Guidebook from the BMC. Completely revitalised with colour topos, this definitive guidebook from the BMC covers all of the routes in Lancashire in one volume

Scrambles and Easy Climbs in the Lake District http://

This guidebook is perfect for any budding mountaineer or adventurous hillwalker looking to get onto steep rock. This guide includes some of the best mountain days in the Lake District 

Scottish Rock Volume 1 - South http://

Scottish Rock Volume 1 covers a proliferation of Scottish crags up to the natural demarcation of the Great Glen. Selected climbs in Arran, Arrochar, Mull & Iona, Glen Coe and Glen Etive

Mont Blanc Easy Ascents and Glacier Hikes http://

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Mont Blanc Range - Classic Snow, Ice and Mixed Climbs http://

The Mont Blanc Range - Classic Snow, Ice and Mixed Climbs. This excellent guidebook gives detailed route descriptions of some of the best Alpine climbing routes on the massif. 

Skye the Cuillin - SMC http://

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Grandes Jorasses: North Face Climbing Guide http://

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DMM Guidebook Cover - Small http://

Lightweight, yet durable, guidebook cover designed to fit the two most popular formats of guidebooks. The stretchy neoprene fabric is splashproof and the elastic page holder will stop you checking the index all the time.

Cascades De Glace du Mont Blanc au Leman - Volume One http://

This Icefall Guide to the Mont Blanc region is written in both French and English. Volume one cover the little known areas of Val Montjoie, Val d'Arly and the Bornes and Aravis Mountains. Also includes Dry tooling routes

Cascades De Glace du Mont Blanc au Leman - Volume Two http://

This Icefall Guide to the Mont Blanc region is written in both French and English. Volume Two covers the Arve, Giffre and Chablais areas. Also includes Dry tooling routes

Alaska: A Climbing Guide http://

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North Wales Bouldering http://

Now in it's second edition, this bible of bouldering for North Wales has a plethora of new areas and problems and is now solely in English text

Scottish Rock - Vol 2 - North http://

Scottish Rock, Volume 2, covers the all area's north of the Great Glen.  With over 2,400 routes in the North-West, the Far North, the Hebrides and Orkney.

Ogwen - Climbers Club Guidebook http://

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Mont Blanc Massif Volume 1: Selected Climbs http://

Volume 1 covers Mont Blanc, Mont Brouillard, Mont Rouge de Peuterey, Mont Maudit, Mont Blanc du Tacul, Grande Jorasses. Also the Mont Blanc Italian satellite peaks.

Yorkshire Gritstone Volume 1 - Almscliff to Slipstones http://

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Rockfax - El Chorro http://

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SMC Scottish Winter Climbs http://

A superb full-colour guide to the finest winter climbs in Scotland.

Multi-Pitch Climbing in Europe http://

This guide covers some of the key classic mulitiple pitched climbs in Europe. The book focuses on routes between 3 and 22 pitches and at grades typically around the F6c (E4) mark. Illustrated with fantastic photography throughout

SMC Rock and Ice Climbs - Northern Highlands North http://

With wild and remote areas, the far north if Scotland is one of the most exciting places to climb in the whole of Britain, not just in the summer but in the winter as well.

Dolomites - Rockfax http://

The Dolomites are a climbing mecca, with something for every climber; big walls, all day alpine routes, hard and testing sports climbs and awe inspiring Via Ferrata routes.

Northern Limestone - Rockfax http://

Northern Limestone by Rockfax features the Limestone climbing areas of Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire. Featuring the Sports climbing meccas of Malham, Gordale and Kilnsey, along with lots of lesser known crags. 

4000m Peaks of the Alps - Normal and Classic Routes http://

This English language guide gives a definitive guide to the normal and classic routes on all of the 82 official 4000m peaks of the European Alps. Full colour with easy to follow topos and route descriptions as well as approach information

Les Aiguilles Rouges Rock Climbing Guidebook http://

This new guide to the rock routes in the Aiguilles Rouges situated on the southern side of the Chamonix Valley is fully illustrated with colour and Black & White action shots & every crag & cliff has a detailed easy to follow topo.

Arapiles Selected Rock Climbs Guidebook http://

The third, 2016 edition of the iconic Simon Mentz / Glenn Tempest climbing guide to the world famous Mt Arapiles. If you're looking for immaculate rock, great weather and easy access then book a month off work....

Northumberland Bouldering http://

The definitive guide to the best bouldering in Northumberland, from the Northumbria Mountaineering Club. It features many colour photos; diagrams; maps and topos.

Lake Tahoe Bouldering Guidebook http://

A comprehensive, up-to-date guide book covering North Shore Tahoe's finest Bouldering areas.

Avon Gorge Rock Climbing Guidebook http://

A lavishly updated Climbers Club guide to the Avon Gorge now including the west side of the gorge for the first time (in a very long time!).

Rockfax Dorset Bouldering Guidebook http://

Excellent Rockfax guidebook to the fantastic bouldering on offer in the Dorset area including Lulworth, Portland and Swanage. Get out on that southern sunkssed rock....

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