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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.

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

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

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.

North Wales Winter Climbing 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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Scotlands Mountain Ridges - Scrambling Mountaineering and Climbing http://

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.

Northern England - Rockfax http://

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Northumberland Climbing Guide http://

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 http://

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Pembroke - Rock Climbing Guide Rockfax http://

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Pembroke Volume 1 - North http://

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North Wales Scrambles http://

North Wales Scrambles contains detailed route descriptions for fifty selected scrambles, along with a colour topo and bespoke map to help with route finding.

Swanage - Climbers Club Guide http://

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 http://

Tough, canvas zipped pouch to protect your rock climbing guide book while out on the crag or for checking descriptions on a multi pitch route.

North East Outcrops - SMC http://

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 http://

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Llanberis Climbing Guide - CC http://

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 http://

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Froggatt to Black Rocks - Eastern Gritstone BMC http://

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 http://

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.

Peak District Bouldering http://

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 http://

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.

SMC Scottish Rock Climbs http://

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.

SMC Central Highlands http://

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

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