Eastern Grit has arrived! Twelve lovely copies have just been dropped off at the Rockfax/UKC HQ and the book looks stunning. It is certainly a whopper and, although not visibly much thicker than Peak Bouldering, it does have 16 more pages.
The full Peak set!
The distributors now have plenty of stock and it is in most of the specialist outdoor shops so you can get hold a copy either by ordering here, or visiting your local retailer.
Eastern Grit has just arrived in the shops and we are already well progressed with our next book to Dorset Bouldering.
Dorset has emerged as a major bouldering area in recent years thanks to the hard work of a bunch of diligent locals who have combed the coastline seeking out every block, problem and traverse. Chief amongst these developers has been Ben Stokes who has documented the developments in two popular Rockfax PDF MiniGuides.
Ben has now put everything together into a much larger Rockfax book, adding loads of new areas and expanding the existing coverage. In addition to the well known areas of the Cuttings, the Boulderfield and the Neddyfields, the book has extensive information on the West Coast of Portland, many more areas on the East Coast, plus Swanage and Lulworth. It describes nearly 2000 boulder problems on around 400 pages.
The book is sure to be a big seller amongst the climbers who regularly travel to sample the brilliant sport and trad climbing found in Dorset offering a perfect compliment to the existing Dorset Rockfax routes guidebook.
Here are some sample pages. The book is in its final stages of production and we hope to have it out before July.
We have just made another quarterly donation to the various bolt funds supported by Rockfax & UKBoltFund.org. The publication of Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire has enabled us to crank up our donations for both the Yorkshire Bolt Fund and the Cumbria Bolt Fund. A grand total this quarter has been donated of £300 to the YBF and £232 to the CBF.
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 of the Northern Limestone book, is made to the appropriate bolt fund.
We have also made a donation of £90 to the BMC ACT based on a few Point of Sale donations plus a levy on all the online sales of UK-non-bolt area guidebooks.
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 Eastern Grit pages of the Rockfax Route Database have been updated and linked to entries on the UKC Logbook database.
Dan Parkes powering through the bulges on the mega-classic of The Link (E1 5b) at Stanage
Sheffield Area – Wharncliffe, Agden Rocher, Rivelin
Ladybower Area – Dovestone Tor, Bamford
Stanage – Stanage North, Stanage Plantation, Stanage Popular
Burbage Valley – Burbage North, Higgar Tor, Carl Wark, Burbage South
Millstone Area – Over Owler Tor, Millstone, Lawrencefield, Yarncliffe
Derwent Edges – Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow
Chatsworth Area – Gardom’s, Birchen, Chatsworth
Southern Crags – Robin Hood’s Stride, Cratcliffe, Black Rocks, Turningstone Edge, Duke’s Quarry, Shining Cliff
The Eastern Grit Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at a special offer price of £25.95 (RRP £29.95).
Book now published
Pre-order now to receive your copy as soon as possible. We anticipate the book being published on 13/14/15 April 2015 and ‘Pre-orders’ will be sent out directly after this.