Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Rockfax

Greetings of the season from everyone at Rockfax.

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Torre Quarta by night. Photo by James Rushforth from his forthcoming Dolomites Rockfax

2013 was another productive year for Rockfax and, although we managed only 2 publications, both were major books. Costa Blanca was out early in the year and is hopefully being found useful by those looking for winter sun this Christmas. North Wales Climbs was published in November and has been very well received.

The Rockfax App

The coming 12 months could well be the most exciting period ever for Rockfax with the long awaited completion of our App for mobile devices. This project started almost 3 years ago with the huge effort required to prepare the data in the right format for the App. We hope to be able to release most of our back catalogue from books published since 2006 on the App when it is made available in the middle part of the year. The App will not only include full guidebook information, but it will also tap into the UKClimbing Logbook and Classified databases to bring you everything you need when you are on the move.

Publications for 2014

We will be bringing out two major new books in 2014 and probably a third later in the year. The first book to be published is the delayed Peak Bouldering book. This is the biggest book we have yet published at over 500 pages and is due in February or March. The book has been delayed so that we can add many more lower grade boulder problems and circuits.

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Duncan Campbell bouldering at Bamford in the Peak.

Next up will be another new area for us and this time it is especially exciting. James Rushforth has been working for the last 3 years on a huge project to document the Dolomites for the English-speaking market. The book will cover accessible sport routes, long trad classics in the mountains, and via ferrata and should be everything you need for a trip. The photography in the book is exceptional as anyone who is a regular viewer of the UKClimbing Photo of the Week will have noticed as James’s stunning photos have kept winning week after week. You can see his amazing gallery here.

Other books will likely include a new edition of Eastern Grit and maybe Clwyd Limestone or Yorkshire Limestone.

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Via Myriam at Cinque Torri – another photo from the forthcoming Dolomites Rockfax by James Rushforth

All in all 2014 looks like being a very exciting year for Rockfax. We hope that you have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.



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North Wales Climbs Published

NWC-CoverNorth Wales Climbs has been published and is now available for next day delivery.

Anyone who pre-ordered their copy will get it sent out today and should have it tomorrow, or Monday/Tuesday next week. Specialist Outdoor Retailers should get their stock in time for next weekend.

North Wales is one of the most varied and popular areas in the country for climbing and this book brings it all together in one might tome. 400 pages covering 52 crags across the spectrum – from Lliwedd to the Slate Quarries, and from Cloggy to Pen Trwyn and everything in-between.

More on the book here

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Gower Sport Climbing – Updated to Version 3

We have just released the third edition of the Gower Sport MiniGuide. It has been updated to include three additional Rhossili venues: Shipwreck Cove East Face, Retribution Wall, and Wedge Wall. Recently climbed projects have all been included. This is a free updated for people who purchased version 1 or 2.

Bolt Fund
To realise the enormous potential for sub 7a sport climbing around Rhossili Bay, a fund has been set up to equip 30+ new routes. The work has already begun, and at time of writing (October 2013) over £1,800 has been raised. If you would like to see how it is progressing – and maybe get involved, visit www.positiveclimbing.com

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North Wales Climbs – Pre-order Special Offer

NWC-CoverNorth Wales Climbs is now available for pre-orders at a special offer price of £24.95 (RRP £29.95).

 

Pre-order your copy now to take advantage of this special offer and to ensure that you receive the book as soon as possible after it is published. This will be the fastest way to get hold of a copy of the book, in fact you might even get it before we do since the main delivery goes straight to the warehouse before being moved on to Rockfax base in Sheffield.

North Wales is one of the most varied and popular areas in the country for climbing and this book brings it all together in one might tome. 400 pages covering 52 crags across the spectrum – from Lliwedd to the Slate Quarries, and from Cloggy to Pen Trwyn and everything in-between.

More on the book here



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Bouldering Try-out Session a Great Success

The Rockfax Bouldering Try-out session at the Burbage South Boulders was a great success. Around 50 people turned up throughout the day and enjoyed perfect conditions on some great problems. There were also 8 different brands of pad on show with multiple different models. At one point it seemed we had almost enough pads to carpet the entire space below the Pock Block.

Luke Green being chased by his shadow on Wall Past Slot on the bouldering try-out day.

Luke Green being chased by his shadow on Wall Past Slot on the bouldering try-out day.

We ran a little prize-draw on the day with 5 new pasd up for grabs plus a few other great prizes. The winners were David Espley, who won a Black Diamond pad; Phil Welch, Mad Rock pad; Ben Bishop, Metolius pad; Owen Keane, Snap pad and Luke Green who won the second Black Diamond pad. There was also an Edelrid bouldering bucket for Guilia Forlati and Miki Keane, and Climb X packs for Simon Hoss and Rebecca Ting.

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Lots of problems were tried using circuits from the forthcoming Peak Bouldering guide.



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