This was the second ever Rockfax and one that did a lot to shape the way Rockfax guidebooks developed over the next few years. The book was largely put together by Mick Ryan and Steve Mayers who put in a tremendous amount of work to document the superb climbing found on the North Wales Ormes, much of it had never been properly recorded before. The second edition, published in 1997, relied a lot on the quality of the research done for this book. The symbols appeared for the first time and there were some cartoons from Alan James.
The book was completely revised and added to with the 1997 edition of North Wales Limestone.