Rockfax and UKC will be at the Outdoor Show at Excel from Wednesday 12 to Sunday 15 February. Come and meet us in the climbing village where there is plenty going on.
The climbing village in 2012
We will have all the current Rockfax books available at discount prices plus there is the Superbloc climbing competition (UKC News Item here) to watch and plenty of other bargains from the likes of DMM, RAB, Beta Climbing Designs and many others.
So if you want to have a great day out and pick up a few bargains, then join us at the Outdoor Show on 12 to 15 February.
We have just received the first copies of the new Northen Limestone guide and it looks great. Pre-orders will be sent out today (16 Jan) and should be there either Saturday 17 or early in the following week. Specialist retailers should receive their stock by the weekend or early next week.
The book looks as great as our previous books. Really good colour and the usual massive topos with great action photography. Congratulations to Mark Glaister who has been working really hard on this book for the last few years – a job well done!
More info on the book
The year has come to an end and we have just made our fourth set of donations to the various bolt funds supported by Rockfax and UKBoltFund.org. This has been a great year and a grand total of £1900 has been donated split between the BMC ACT and North Wales Bolt Fund for the most part, plus some smaller donations from online sales and Point of Sale donations for the other funds.
For the last quarter of 2014 we have donated a total of £370. This is comprised of £67 to the Yorkshire Bolt Fund from sales of Northern Limestone, plus a single one-off donation of £250 to the Gary Gibson Bolt Fund in acknowledgment of some of the work he has been doing recently, plus several smaller donations to the other funds. Point of Sale donations from people supplementing their book orders when purchasing online were £12 for the last quarter.
The donation from the Northern Limestone is from early pre-sales since the book hasn’t yet been published (due 15 January). We will be repeating the same system that we ran for the North Wales Climbs book where £1 from the first 1500 sales, online and trade, is made to the appropriate bolt fund. In this case it will be split between the Yorkshire Bolt Fund and the Cumbria Bolt Fund.
We are also pleased to announce that the Kalymnos Bolt Fund has now joined UKBoltFund.org and is in place to benefit from any future publications we have. We welcome approaches from all bolt funds, from anywhere in Europe covered by a Rockfax guidebook, to get involved. Contact us using this form.
Thanks to everyone who supported this by buying direct from the Rockfax web site, or making a generous PoS donation.
The Northern Limestone Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at a special offer price of £24.95 (RRP £29.95). The book has been published so pre-ordering is now closed.
Pre-order now to receive your copy as soon as possible. We anticipate the book being published on 8 January 2015 and ‘Pre-orders’ will be sent out directly after this.
8 January update. There has been a small problem with the book which has delayed it for a week. It is now expected to arrive on 15 January. We will be extending the pre-order period for a week.
More info on the shop page…
We are pleased to announce our support for Edale Mountain Rescue Team with a donation of seven full sets of Peak Rockfax guidebooks.
Neil Hayter, Vice Chair and Duty Leader of Edale MRT, got in touch to see if the team could get hold of some guidebooks for their vehicles since they can be very useful when locating where an accident has occurred. Not all the MR team are climbers, and even the ones that are don’t always know where every route is, so having a copy of the books in all the rescue vehicles enables both parties to focus on their precise location more reliably.
Neil and Dave Torr from the Edale team popped by to the UKC/Rockfax office in their land rover to pick up the books and we had a great chat. They had some good stories including one that emphasised the need to make sure you ask for ‘Mountain Rescue’ when you phone the emergency services. When Johnny Dawes fell off at Stanage recently he mistakenly didn’t ask for mountain rescue and the whole process was delayed since he spent ages on the phone to police in Humberside trying to explain where (and what) Stanage was! Asking for Mountain Rescue channels the call to the relevant people much more efficiently.
The full Rockfax set for the Peak includes Eastern Grit, Peak Limestone, Peak Bouldering and Western Grit. A new edition of Eastern Grit is due for publication early next year.