Over 500 superb rock climbs on more than 50 crags/major buttresses in the English Lake District are selected in this guide. The descriptions are supported by Al Phizacklea's much acclaimed maps and diagrams which have been improved and enhanced, with colour added throughout, and by numerous action colour photographs.
Major crags covered include, Gimmer Crag, Langdale; Dow Crag, Coniston; Esk Buttress, Eskdale, Scafell Crags, Wasdale: Napes Needle, Great Gable; Pillar Rock, Ennerdale; Eagle Crag, Buttermere, Shepherd's Crag, Borrowdale, Castle Rock, Thirlmere: Dove Crag, Dovedale: and numerous others. In addition there are notes on bouldering, a guide to crags suitable for groups under instruction, and details of local climbing walls. Also included are the quick-drying outlying venues of St Bees, Chapel Head Scar and Armathwaite. This is the ideal selected rock climbs guide for those making first or periodic visits to the Lake District. The inclusion of a grade comparison chart will make it more useful for overseas visitors. However, even the committed local will probably find it hard to resist buying this guide as the use of colour throughout and the large collection of photographs and diagrams, gathered together in one volume, will make it a highly inspirational reference work. 512 pages, marker ribbon, plastic cover. Winner of the Titus Wilson Prize at the Lakeland Book of the Year Awards 2004.