FRCC guide to rock climbing in the Borrowdale valley, near Keswick in the northern Lake District. The guide is A5 with superb photo topos and in full colour.


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Borrowdale is probably the most beautiful valley in the Lake District and offers the rock climber a huge variety of climbing styles often in stunning panoramic settings. The valley is well-known for accessible roadside climbing on crags such as Reecastle, the ever popular Shepherd’s Crag, Quayfoot Buttress and the Bowderstone area, with most crags enjoying sun in the afternoon. There are also a number of classic mountain venues like Gillercombe and Raven Crag, Combe Gill where solitude and far reaching vistas over the Lakeland fells can be savoured.
The valley is divided into six logical areas presented with specially commissioned showcase action images and clear OS based mapping. The popular A5 format provides greater clarity and there is full photodiagram coverage. The less well-trodden places such as the Seathwaite buttresses, Combe Gill and Langstrath are given clear photoplan coverage which clarifies these complex areas of small immaculate outcrops. Exciting action images and the usual supplementary essential information such as parking and camping are included together with a comprehensive crag selector.
Colour action photos and colour photo topos throughout.
Derwentwater: Lower Falcon Crag, Upper Falcon Crag, Gowder Crag, Shepherd’s Crag, Upper Shepherd’s Crag.
Watendlath: Ashness Gill, Reecastle Crag, Reecastle South Crag, Goat Crags, Garotte Buttress.
Grange: Car Park Crag, Black Crag, Christmas Crag, Greatend Crag, Quayfoot Buttress, Woden’s Face, Bowder Crag, Hell’s Wall, Dalt Quarry, Castle Crag, Lobstone Buttress, Perched Block Buttress, Steel Knotts Bluff, Steel Knotts, Goat Crag, Nitting Haws.
Stonethwaite: Long Band Crag, Lining Crag, Long Crag, Eagle Crag, Lower Eagle Crag, Bleak How, Fat Charlie’s Buttress, Heron Crags, Sergeant’s Crag, Sergeant’s Crag Slabs, Blackmoss Pot Slab, Hooker Buttress, Black Wall, Cam Crags, White Crag – Ivy Knott.
Combe Gill: Glaciated Slab Area, Twa Hummocks Area, Dovenest Crag, Dovenest Slabs, Raven Crag.
Seathwaite: Hind Crag, Grains Gill Crag and Allen Crags Area, Aaron Crags, Taylor Gill Slab, Gillercombe, Seathwaite Slabs.
Written by Justin Shiels; Andy Dunhill, Ron Kenyon, Trevor Langhorne and Richard Tolley.
Published by the Fell & Rock Climbing Club, the premier rock climbing and mountaineering club in the English Lake District. The Club was founded in 1906-07 and has been publishing a definitive series of climbing guidebooks to the Lakes since 1922.
Card cover with flaps, 21cm x 15cm, 380 pages.
Published 2016.
ISBN: 9780850280586.

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