Selected Climbs and Bouldering in Wilton Quarries

This book champions that Mecca of quarried gritstone and a great place to climb - Wilton Quarries. With four quarries, there is truly something for everyone and this guide describes the finest lines on quarried grit in all four venues: Wilton One, Two, Three and Four.

This book champions that Mecca of quarried gritstone and a great place to climb - Wilton Quarries. With four quarries, there is truly something for everyone and this guide describes the finest lines on quarried grit in all four venues: Wilton One, Two, Three and Four.

The book includes: Sixty boulder problems and 189 trad routes across all four quarries, fifteen full page line drawings and one spread over two pages, four additional half page annotated topos, with sixteen topos in total, plus drone images by Martin Simpson and twenty additional photographs which include work by Craig Bailey, Paul Evans, Mike Hutton and Julia Uttley.

The diagrams have all been drawn by Malcolm Baxter and the guide includes an illustrated narrative about Malc’s 60 year career and a bibliography of the books to which he has made a contribution.

The book also includes sections on access, Wilton Fest, Current definitive guidebooks, an informative introduction and short piece about the author.

Jon Barton of Vertebrate publishing wrote, "This special edition guide exclusively employs diagrams and not photo topos to commemorate artist Malc Baxter’s sixty years creating pen and ink drawings for many of the finest climbing guidebooks ever produced. For many years climbers have been told that the future of guidebooks is the app, data at the touch of a screen, updated, personalised, served up 24/7. And one day we will indeed see the last guidebook published. This won’t be the last but, if it is, let it celebrate all that is great in the fine tradition of British guidebook publishing."

Written by David Price.

Card cover, 17.5cm x 24.5cm, 72 pages.

Published 2021 in a limited edition of 500.

ISBN: 978-1-909461-56-7.

NB When you buy this book, you can also enter a free draw to win a framed Malc Baxtor original crag drawing (see the last picture above). To enter, you need to email davidprice2525@yahoo.com with your book number (all books will be numbered 1-500) and where you bought the book: you will then be entered into the draw. The drawing, which is worth £150 will be posted free to any UK address.

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