The first single volume guidebook to Peak Limestone to have hit the shelves since 1992. The last edition of Northern Limestone included much of Yorkshire too, this time round the Peak District get its own dedicated coverage, with Yorkshire to follow. The book features expanded photographic coverage of the classic venues of Stoney, Cheedale and Water-cum-Jolly plus all the southern crags around Matlock, Dovedale and the Manifold Valley.
The many routes that have been put up in recent years are included, plus a reassessment of the classics. On top of this there are a number of recently-developed quarries that have become a magnet for sport climbers, including the ever-popular Horseshoe and Masson Lees. The striking crag-shots are backed up with full route descriptions and a superb set of action pictures that should inspire even the most jaded grit guru.
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In 1992 we published a book to Peak Limestone. It was the first guidebook authored by Alan James and featured drawn topos and routes from Stoney to Beeston as well as a slightly bizarre cover photo. The next version was Northern Limestone published in 2004. This big book covered Yorkshire and Cumbria as well, but also had many extra crags in the Peak section.
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Peak Limestone - Stoney Middleton, Horseshoe Quarry, Smalldale, Harpur Hill, Staden Quarry, Chee Dale Upper, Chee Dale Lower, Raven Tor, Water-cum-Jolly, Ravensdale, Aldery Cliff, Rhienstor, Wolfscote Dale, Manifold Valley, Beeston Tor, Dove Dale, Pic Tor, High Tor, Wild Cat, Willersley, Harborough Rocks.
Access Issues for Peak Limestone
- UKClimbing/Rockfax give boost to BMC Horseshoe Heroes Crowdfunding (Sep, 2017)
- Blackwell Halt and Blatant Buttress, Cheedale Access (May, 2016)
- Water-cum-Jolly South Bank Access Update (May, 2015)
- Beerhouse Buttress Topo Correction (Mar, 2015)
- Water-cum-Jolly Access (Jan, 2015)
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