The North Wales Slate Rockfax has been published and is now available for fast delivery in the UK. If you pre-ordered the book then these were sent out on Friday 31 August and should be with you by the middle of the week. Most specialist outdoor retailers will have their stock by the weekend of 8/9 September.
One of the most exciting projects we have been involved in recently is the North Wales Slate guide. This might come as a surprise, after all, it is only a small area and one that we have covered to an extent before – hardly a Kalymnos, Chamonix or Dolomites! The difference is that this is a comprehensive guidebook that have approached with a long term view to create a sustainable information database enabling us to provide continuous updatable coverage for this area in digital and print format. It is also the first book that we have produced using some new photo techniques combined with the detailed maps that we first introduced in the Chamonix guide of 2016.
The new book contains comprehensive coverage of the slate quarries near Llanberis in North Wales. This includes the major areas of the Dinorwig quarries like Vivian, the Rainbow Slab, Twll Mawr and the vast Australia area. Also covered are the quarries on the south side of Llanberis around Gideon, the Nant Peris quarries, Fachwen and Nantlle Valley. Over 1000 trad and sport routes in total.
The information will be simultaneously released through the Rockfax app. Unlike previous guides, this won’t have its own dedicated package but instead will become part of the North Wales Climbs package. Anyone who has previously purchased North Wales Climbs, or the ‘Slate Quarries’ bundle will get the full North Wales Slate guide as a free upgrade.