The North Wales Slate Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at the special offer price of £22.95 (about €28.60 – RRP £29.95). Pre-orders will be sent out as soon as we receive stock which is expected to be the first week of 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.
Pre-order now – You can pre-order a copy now at a special offer prices of £22.95 (RRP £29.95). As soon as we get stock in early September, we will send the book out directly. This is the fastest and cheapest way of getting hold of a copy.
The next Rockfax guidebook is well progressed and should be available in September this year. North Wales Slate is a comprehensive guidebook to the brilliant climbing on the Slate quarries near Llanberis.
It is being written by Llanberis local Mark Reeves, main author of the very popular North Wales Climbs. A measure of how enthusiastic Mark is about the Slate quarries is that, when he submitted his first draft for North Wales Climbs back in 2013, it contained about 100 pages of slate! We had to cut it down a bit but have really enjoyed reinstating those pages now, as well as adding all the other routes and updating everything with an almost complete new set of crag photos.
The app version of this will just be an update to the North Wales Climbs package and will be a free update for everyone that has already purchased it.
More about the book
The Kalymnos app version has been updated inline with the new book published last month. This is a free updated for anyone who had bought the package before.
It is available on the Rockfax App via the Download tab on the Crags tab as a single download for £22.99 or as 17 smaller separate bundles. More information on the App here.
We are already aware of some new developments on the island and we will be updating the app to incorporate these later in the year.
The Kalymnos guide has been published and is now available for fast delivery to UK addresses, or from your local specialist outdoor retailer.
The book looks great – 456 pages of stunning quality limestone sport climbing. Bags of inspiration for a late season trip or for those looking further ahead towards the end of the year. Order your copy now.
The App version is just going through the Apple verification process and should be available in the next week or so. This will be a free upgrade for anyone who has bought the previous version. More about the app.
The Kalymnos Rockfax is now available for pre-ordering at the special offer price of £24.95 (about €28.60 – RRP £34.95/€39.95). Pre-orders will be sent out as soon as we receive stock which is expected to be in the week beginning 7 May.
Kalymnos is one of the best-known sport climbing destination on the planet and Rockfax is very excited to announce that this new book is currently at the printers and will be published in early May.
This will be the first printed Rockfax to the island although we have been producing guides to Kalymnos for the last 15 years. Initially this was in the form of downloaded PDF MiniGuides and it has also been included in the Rockfax app since 2016. The main author for most of these publications has been Chris Craggs who now brings his ten year obsession to the island to life with this great guidebook.