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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Selection, 24 Nov 2009
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D. Elliott (Ulverston, Cumbria) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lake District Rock Climbs (Paperback)
The Fell and Rock Climbing Club has been producing rock-climbing guidebooks to the English Lake District since 1922 but `Lake District Rock' moves away from the Club's established area by area detailed approach to encompass an inspired collection of over 500 routes selected from the definitive guides. This is the raison d'Ítre for the guidebook, but also there are particulars for outlying areas, additional climbing activities as bouldering and climbing walls, and information on geology, bird restrictions, campsites etc. etc. Starting points and descriptions of selected routes are correctly and clearly stated, with overall adjectival grades stated for routes from `Moderate' to `Extreme' (`E1' to `E8') and technical grades given to pitches for `4a' and above. The guidebook declares that selection of routes is by `climbers who know virtually every nook, cranny, rib, crack and groove'. This is an accurate claim for all routes selected from all Lakeland's mountain areas including every major crag, and the latest of outcrops and `roadside' venues. If the comprehensive text is not convincing there is a host of magnificent photographs to whet the appetite further. In addition there are up-to-date readily understood coloured crag diagrams showing features and lines of routes, endpapers presenting location map and geological map, coloured tabs making it easy to identify areas, and a ribbon for marking page in use. All this sets the `selected' guidebook in a class of its own, and furthermore it masterly manages to shoe-horn everything onto 512 pages that still fit between neat robust plastic covers at a size that still fits the pocket. On publication `Lake District Rock' won the `Lakeland Book of the Year Award' and it has received praise from climbers ever since - it deserves 5-star ratings for both its superb selection of routes and for its practical production.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Climbing Book, 17 Oct 2008
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Jayme Morgan (Lancs UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Lake District Rock Climbs (Paperback)
This is a great book, it covers climbs from Diff to E7. There are very clear drawings of the climbs and some great photography. The best climbing book for all the Lakes
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book review on Lake District Rock, 2 Aug 2010
This review is from: Lake District Rock Climbs (Paperback)
The book provides details of the best climbs in the Lake District. The topos are ok, and the directions to the crags ok. If you are on holiday in the lakes and want to find crags and select were to climb its a good book.
The newer style books like rocfax are better layed out. However as far as I could see it is not available.

7/10
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