July sees the publication of the latest two ROCKFAX guides – Peak NE Pokketz and Peak SE Pokketz. These two new books are in a new format for Rockfax – the Pokketz format. They are A6 in size, which is half the dimensions of our normal books, and also contain fewer pages making them incredibly light – around 120g – and easy to carry when climbing.
The full benefit of the small size will probably be more apparent once we start producing books to sea cliffs and multi-pitch route on mountain crags; we have a couple in the pipeline for 2008 that should fully exploit the size. However, even for the smaller Peak crags these books will be useful for those wanting to keep there sacks down when getting a quick hit, or for those people who are on a tight budget and don’t want to pay for a whole bunch of hard routes they are never going to climb.