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Mountaineering in High Atlas http://

This handy pocket-sized guidebook contains detailed route descriptions of 50 walks, climbs and scrambles in the Moroccan High Atlas.

Spain: Mallorca - Sport Climbing and Deep Water Soloing - Rockfax http://

Mallorca has long been a honeypot destination for Sports climbers and Deep water soloists. This latest edition of the Mallorca Rockfax brings together all the sport and DWS into one comprehensive guide. 

Winter Skills - Essential Walking and Climbing Techniques http://

This is essential reading for any outdoor instructor aspiring towards the Winter ML or MIC awards.  It covers all the skills required for safe winter mountaineering in the UK.

SMC Highland Outcrops - South http://

The SMC guide to the Southern Highland Outcrops covers crags south of Inverness and the Great Glen, including outcrops in Arrochar, Mid Argyll, Mull of Kintyre, Ardgour and Ardnamurchan. 

Peak Bouldering - Rockfax http://

This is the second edition of this classic Rockfax guide to Bouldering in the Peak. It features all the popular areas such as Stanage, the Roaches, Dovedale and around Matlock.

Chamonix - Rockfax http://

This superb guide takes the well loved and easy to read Rockfax formula and transfers to the alpine playground of Chamonix. It features rock, ice and mixed routes, as well as valley sports crags.

South Wales Sports Climbs http://

Rockfax's guide to Sports Climbing in South Wales covers the crags and sea cliffs south of the Brecon Beacons, including iconic areas such as the Gower Peninsula and Wye Valley.

Winter Climbing+ Rockfax http://

Winter Climbing+ is the third in the critically acclaimed series of instructional books from Rockfax. Written by two of the UK’s most respected winter climbers, Neil Gresham & Ian Parnell

Extreme Alpinism - Mark Twight http://

Mark Twight presents his alpine climbing masterclass, delivering an expert dose of reality and practical techniques for today's alpinists. 

Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering - Volume Two http://

The second volume of Total Climbing's definitive guide to Yorkshire Gritstone Bouldering covering the area north of Harrogate and Skipton.

Pembroke Range East - Volume 3 - Climbers Club http://

This is the full guide to the eastern range of Pembrokeshire Sea Cliffs, stretching from Stack Rocks to Hollow Caves Bay. Fully revised by Gary Gibson for the Climbers Club

Costa Blanca - Rockfax http:// No Description Available
Fairhead Bouldering Guide http://

This bouldering guide covers the stunning Fairhead area on the North Coast of  Northern Ireland. Widely regarded as Ireland best climbing crag, it's relatively remote location means it never gets too busy.

5 and 6 Fontainebleau - Central and South http://

Describing a selection of choice routes in the central and southern areas of Fontainebleau. Part of a two book series, this book lists 3975 problems from 5 to 6c+.

Canyoning in the Alps http://

This Cicerone Guide takes you to Canyoning Mecca of the Alps, featuring Northern Italy and Ticino in Switzerland, as well as forays into Austria and Slovenia. 

North Wales Winter Climbing http://

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France Ariege - Rockfax Climbing Guidebook http://

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Via Ferrata in the Italian Dolomites - 2nd Volume http://

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Lancashire Bouldering http://

The first bouldering guidebook to the Lancashire and Greater Manchester area, Lancashire Bouldering covers 47 venues with something for all levels, from novice to seasoned boulder athlete.

Cicerone Chamonix Mountain Adventures http://

Chamonix is a honey pot destination for alpinists, cyclists, climbers and hikers alike.  This new book, from Cicerone, offers a straight forward, easy to use guide to the various outdoor pursuits in the Chamonix area.

Crag Climbs in Chamonix http://

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Borrowdale - FRCC Guide http://

This 2016 Borrowdale guide from the FRCC is fully revised and a new larger size. The valley is divided into six logical areas presented with specially commissioned showcase action images and clear OS based mapping.

Lake District Winter Climbs - 2nd Edition http://

This is the long awaited updated 2nd edition of the Lake District Winter Climbs guide by Cicerone.  With the good winters in recent years many new routes have been established - at all grades.

Lliwedd - Climbers Club http://

This iconic mountain crag is steeped in mountaineering history.  Flanking Snowdon, Y Lliwedd boasts some of the longest routes in Wales and offers some real mountaineering challenges

Skye Scrambles - SMC http://

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Gogarth - North http://

From the team that published the hugely popular North Wales Rock comes this new guide, Gogarth North. This guide describes 600 routes complimented by full colour photo-diagrams

FRCC Lake District Rock - Selected Climbs http://

The FRCC Lake District Rock Guidebook selects 500+ of the very best climbs from around the Lake District.  The guide includes superb photographs and full colour topos.

Fontainbleau Climbs: The finest bouldering and circuits http://

This guide to the Fontainebleu Forest area in Northern France gives you a selection of the finest problems and best circuits in this bouldering Mecca.

Pembroke Rock - Wired Guides http://

Well over 1000 climbs are included in this superb guidebook to North and South Pembrokes stunning sea cliffs. Second in the Wired series and published by The Climbers' Club. 

Western Grit - Rockfax Climbing Guidebook http://

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Portland: The definitive Guidebook - Climbers Club http://

THE guidebook for this iconic climbing area. The Climbers Club Portland Guide includes a mixture of pure sport routes, some great trad climbing and loads of bouldering

France Haute Provence - Rockfax Climbing Guidebook http://

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South West Climbs - Vol 2 - Pat Littlejohn http://

Originally a single volume guide from Pat Littlejohn, with time it has expanded into two comprehensive Volumes. Volume 2 describes some of the most adventurous climbing to be found in the British Isles

BMC Peak Limestone - North http://

The definitive guide to this iconic climbing area, covering Stoney, Chee Dale, Water-cum-Jolly, Raven Tor and Harpur Hill.

Mountaineering in Swiss Alps: High Peaks and Classic Climbs http://

Mountaineering in the Swiss Alps presents a selection of 30 or so classic routes. All are within the capabilities of experienced mountaineers and provide an excellent introduction to the wide variety of climbing that Switzerland has to offer.

Gogarth South - Ground Up Guide http://

This detailed guide cover some 630 routes on Anglesey's iconic Gogarth Sea cliffs. It includes famous cliffs such as Mousetrap Zawn, Red Wall, Castell Helen and Yellow Wall.

Deep Water - Rockfax http://

A beautifully illustrated guidebook covering all the major locations from around the World which have been developed for Deep Water Soloing.

Clwyd Limestone - Rockfax http://

Following the familiar Rockfax format, this 2015 edition of Clwyd Limestone covers a wealth of traditional and sport climbing in this inspiring part of Wales. With around 250 new routes

SMC Lowland Outcrops http://

Covers the rock & ice climbs of the ever popular Lowland's of Scotland from Ben A'an in the Trossachs to the granite mountains and sea cliffs of Galloway.

Gower Rock - Selected Rock Climbs http://

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Glen Coe Rock and Ice - SMC http://

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FRCC Eden Valley and South Lakes Limestone Guide http://

Discover the quieter crags of Cumbria with the FRCC's new Eden Valley and South Lakes Limestone guidebook.

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