Peak Bouldering Guide 2011 Now in Stock

14 Jun 2011 12:18

The 1st edition has been out of print since late last Summer and the Sheffield climbing population have been waiting with baited breath for the new edition.....and now it's here.

 Dan the little man, who pre-ordered his copy, gets it personally delivered by the boss of Vertebrate Jon Barton

Now on our shelves


Delivered by Vertebrate Graphics this afternoon, we now have the book in stock and online. It's a massive book and one which is a huge step up from the original. All this is not surprising seeing that the first guide came out in 2005 and to say that bouldering has exploded since then is a little bit of an understatement....(as I write this sitting in the office of the World's biggest bouldering wall). It will take you to many new crags, lead to many grade debates and get you psyched for the grit & limestone. Beautiful photos, excellent topos and a huge range of grades means that this should be in every serious boulderer's collection. If you're small it might even help in reaching some of the starting holds too...

The blurb from the guys behind the book:

New crags have been added, including several which have never been fully documented in guides before, such as: the Derwent Edges, Bamford and Birchen Edge on the Eastern Edges; Beeley Hilltop, the Matlock Quarries, Turning Stone Edge and Black Rocks in the southern Peak; Gradbach Hill, Wolf Edge, New Mills Torrs, Tintwistle Knarr and Black Tor in the western and northern Peak; and Blackwell Dale, the Alport crags and Dove Dale on the limestone crags. The Churnet Valley bouldering has also been updated.

This guide features over 3,300 boulder problems on over 70 crags, both major and minor. Catering for boulderers of all abilities, there are over 2,150 boulder problems below Font 7a, and over 1,150 problems at Font 7a and above. Problems and their grades have been checked and double checked by many dedicated local climbers, with experience at all grades, to ensure as great an accuracy as possible across the grade range.