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Pokketz cartoons from the 1990s

In these difficult times get some light-hearted relief from these old cartoons published in On The Edge between 1990 and 1995. The 1990s was a slightly different time when it came to satire!¬†Thanks to Niall Grimes for big-upping them on … Continue reading…


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Rockfax Grade Tables Updated

In response to feedback we have added an extra grade category to the familiar green, orange, red, and black spot system first introduced in Peak Gritstone East in ¬†2001. We now have a ‘White Spot’ which corresponds to routes at … Continue reading…


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Rockfax Top 50 Symbol – Outlived its Usefulness?

Back in 2006 we introduced a new symbol to the star-rating system – the Top 50 symbol. This featured for the first time in Eastern Grit and has been included in most guidebooks since. It was never intended to be … Continue reading…


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More Rebolting in El Chorro

Good news from El Chorro where Nico Rando has told about some rebolting work they just completed on one of the major routes on Frontales using bolts funded by Rockfax. Judging from the photo below of the old bolts they … Continue reading…


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SMC Winter Crags now on the Rockfax App

The best guidebook to winter climbing in Scotland is Scottish Winter Climbs from the SMC. As part of our ongoing project working with the SMC we are very pleased to announce that the first part of digitising this content is … Continue reading…


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The New Peak Limestone Rockfax for 2020

The new Peak Limestone Rockfax is due to be published in April 2020 which will be the fourth book to the area since the early days of Rockfax back in 1992. Following that first book, the next two were in … Continue reading…


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New Drill for El Chorro

We have just bought a new drill for construction company bolting in El Chorro. Chris Miller has been doing some great work in the area and suggested that he bought a drill which will be available to all local climbers. … Continue reading…


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What is it that makes Rockfax guidebooks so good?

After a very successful three days at Kendal we received a lot of extremely positive feedback on our guidebooks and app. It was great to meet everyone who came to the stand and thanks all for your comments. We love … Continue reading…


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Rockfax at Kendal Mountain Festival

We had a fantastic three days at the Kendal Mountain Festival. The Rockfax stand in the far corner of the Basecamp Marquee was busy throughout and plenty of people seemed to be delighted to get their hands on the brand … Continue reading…


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Lake District Climbs Rockfax Published

Very pleased to pick up some stock of the new Lake District Climbs book at Cordee today. The new book is out just in time for the Kendal Mountain Festival where we will have a stand in the Basecamp Marquee … Continue reading…


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