Natalie Berry, Mark Glaister and Paul Phillips relaxing with a beer after a day’s crag research at S’estret on Mallorca during the work for this new guidebook
We have just published our first book of 2016 – Spain : Mallorca. The book is now available for next day delivery or from your local specialist retailer.
This book arrives only 5 years after the previous edition such has been the popularity of the amazing climbing on the island. It updates the existing crags and adds an additional 13 new, or substantially developed, crags to the repertoire for sport climbers and/or deep water soloists – check here for a full list.
The information has also been added to the Rockfax App and is available via the Download tab on the Crags tab. It is available as a single book download for £22.99 or as 22 individual bundles including a single bundle for the Deep Water Soloing section (£12.99). Most of the information is the same although the Grau des Ruc section includes basic listings of two extra crags. More information on the App here.
With this book we are also adding Mallorca to our set of guides which support local access and bolting initiatives. We are currently negotiating with local climbers about how and where this will take place.
Next up for us is one of our most ambitious projects to date – the Chamonix Rockfax. More information on this exciting project to follow.
The year has ended and we have just made our fourth set of donations to the various funds supported by Rockfax and UKBoltFund.org. This has been a great year and a grand total of £2267 has been donated split between the BMC ACT and various bolt funds for the most part, this includes £203 from Point of Sale donations from people buying books direct from the Rockfax web site and adding them to their purchase.
For the last quarter of 2015 we have donated a total of £580. This is comprised of £111 to the Yorkshire Bolt Fund and Cumbria Bolt Fund from sales of Northern Limestone, £268 to the Gary Gibson Bolt Fund from the proceeds of the new Clwyd Limestone guidebook, and a further £89 to the Dorset Path restoration project we set up in conjunction with the BMC ACT.
Our next book – Spain : Mallorca – is published in January and we will be making a contribution from the first 1500 sales of this direct to bolting initiatives on Mallorca.
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 Spain : Mallorca Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at a special offer of £24.95 (RRP £29.95).
Now available for Next Day Delivery
The book is a significant update of the relatively recent 2011 book with 9 major new crags plus another handful of crags with major new additions. There is more information about the new crags here, plus some photos on this news item. It has 376 pages (72 more than the previous edition).
Pre-order Delivery Date - We are hoping to receive stock in the week beginning 18 January and currently everything is on schedule. With the current weather though there may be delays in the delivery process which could nudge the deliveries on.
The full guidebook will soon be available on the App for £22.99.
The Costa Blanca guidebook information has now been added to the Rockfax App and is available via the Download tab on the Crags tab. It is available as a single book download for £22.99 or as 46 individual bundles. We deliberately made the bundles quite small for this to allow people to update their old information more selectively.
The App contains several crags not included in the book (links go to Rockfax Database) - Sierra Magdelena, Ibi, Sector Cumbre (Sax), Foradà (Extra Sectors), Alcoi, Morro Falqui, El Picayo, Baranc de l’Avern
Catalunya – Montgrony and Barcelona
We have also added the information that was previously covered in the Montgrony and Barcelona MiniGuides to the App under the area heading Cataluyna (which also now has Siurana in it). The full download for this area is priced at £5.99 but each area can also be bought separately.
Crags included (links go to Rockfax Database) – Siurana, Penya Ginesta, Pas de la Mala Dona, La Facu, La Font de L’Ametlló, Subirats, Gelida, Cellecs, Montgrony
If you can’t see the new crags under the Downloads tab then quit the App (double click the home button, then flick the Rockfax App window upwards) then restart it. Wait for s few seconds and it should appear.
Download the App now from the App Store and gain access to 22,124 routes from your mobile device.
The Clwyd Limestone book has been published a week ahead of schedule. It is now available for next day delivery – order here.
Pre-orders will be sent out over the next two days.
This is the fourth Rockfax book of the year after Northern Limestone, Eastern Grit, Dorset Bouldering. We are even going to slip another book in this year although it will become next year’s title when it is actually published since Spain : Mallorca is going to the printers before Christmas (publication – App early January, print mid January).