The Rockfax database has been updated with the routes from the new guidebook.
Links go to the database (new crags since 2005 in bold)
Murcia - Leyva, Mula, La Panocha, Orihuela
Alicante - Marín, Salinas, Sax, Peña del Corb, Peña Rubia, Foradà, Reconco, Agujas Rojas, Cabezon de Oro
Benidorm - Sella, Castellets, Puig Campana, Ponoch, Vall de Guadar (Echo), Bolulla, Abdet, Guadalest
Calp Area - Bernia, Altea, Mascarat, Castellet de Calp, Sierra de Toix, Peñón de Ifach, Olta, Pinos
Xaló Valley - Peña Roja, Murla, Alcalalí, L’Ocaive, Font d’Axia, Pego
Gandía Area - Gandía, Salem, Bellús, Aventador, Montesa
Click for map of Rockfax publications
A new updated version of our print catalogue is now available. This has information on all our currently available publications and you can download a copy here.
This document is kept up to date and includes future publications as well as a European map showing the location of all our printed books. You can see this map by clicking on the image to the right.
The new edition of Spain : Costa Blanca
is now available for pre-order 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.
The Costa Blanca is the most popular destination for travelling climbers seeking winter-sun and this book adds to the long legacy of great Rockfax publications covering this area. Over 3000 routes on 47 crags make this the biggest Rockfax with plenty of new crags and information. The book will open up new crags, give life to places you thought you had become tired of and inspire many new climbers to visit this wonderful climbing area.
The France : Ariège book has been published today. We haven’t actually seen a copy yet since the stock has gone straight to the warehouse. All pre-orders should be sent out today which means delivery either tomorrow or Thursday for most people. The report from the distributors is that the book looks great.
This is the fourth Rockfax publication of the year after the Beginners’ Guide, Dorset and Peak Limestone.
Next up is the massive Costa Blanca which, at nearly 500 pages is going to be our biggest publication ever. This is now looking like a January or February publication though.
Our intrepid team of four researchers have just spent a week in the Costa Blanca zipping around crags checking last minute changes and additions to various places. This is with a view to finishing our work on the guidebook before Christmas so that we can get it published early in the New Year.
Alan James and Mark Glaister studying the complex lines in the Bovedon cave at Gandia. Photo: Stephen Horne
The weather wasn’t great which meant trips to a couple of steep overhanging crags – Pena Rubia Sector Competicion and Gandia Bovedon – to find dry rock. Other crags visted were Guadalest, Sella Wild Side, Castallets, Bernia and Echo 2. We also went to two excellent new sectors at Bellus which have just made the cut for the new guide.
The final day was spent sampling the amazing Parle on the Toix Sea Cliffs. An awesome route in a stunning position for a grade of only 6a+.
Stephen Horne (climbing) with Alan James on the magnificent Parle (6a+) on Toix Sea Cliffs. Photo: Mark Glaister
The hard work now begins on putting the extra information into the guide and finishing everything off. At this moment it isn’t possible for me to commit to a publication date but we are aiming at eating our turkey having sent the guide off to the printers (it makes for a more restful Christmas). This would lead to a publication date of end of January. If we miss Christmas, then it will be early February. Update 4 Dec – I think we are going to miss Christmas.
View the publication page for more info…