Reviews for Peak District Climbing
Overall, there's tons to admire about this book, which easily sets a new benchmark in quality guidebook presentation.
...a more beautifully presented tome would be hard to find... a cursory glance through the guide will confirm that the pleasing simplicity of the design is backed up by superb photographs, concise text and drop-dead gorgeous photo-topos.
As an introduction to the highlights of reasonably-graded Peak District climbing, it's ace. And just as importantly, the photos made us want to get out there on the grit and climb.
Well put together and beautifully presented...if you are an occasional visitor, or live here and simply want the ultimate classic tick list or an inspiration manual, then it has to be on your shelf.
A very stylish, well designed and useful guide to some of the best routes and crags the Peak District has to offer. Peak District: Climbing is a very welcome addition to my bookshelf and will be treasured by climbers of all abilities. The appealing layout and the extra touches will make this guide very difficult to put down! I would not hesitate to recommend this guidebook to anyone visiting the Peak District, as this is the standard other selective guides will be judged by.
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Peak District Climbing
Over 850 of the Peak District's best routes and boulder problems
Author: John Coefield & Jon Barton
Format: Paperback (352pp)
Date:Wednesday, 5 March 2008
Also featured are the mid-grade sport climbing venues of Horseshoe Quarry and Harpur Hill Quarry - over 50 of the best routes from F5 to F6c+. 350 of the Peak's best gritstone boulder problems up to Font 7a are also included for the keen boulderer.
Additional Features include friendly and informative advice on climbing techniques, sport climbing, multi-pitch climbing and - of course - the obligatory ticklists.
The book is illustrated with clear and easy-to-use photo topos and maps, together with stunning action photography from the country's best rock climbing photographers, including Ian Parnell, Alex Messenger, Pete O'Donovan, David Simmonite, Adam Long, Keith Sharples and Mike Robertson.
About the authors
A climber for over 12 years, John Coefield is a self-confessed gritstone addict. Having climbed extensively in the Peak District John has great experience of the areas classic routes and boulder problems; knowledge of the latter proving invaluable in the production of Vertebrate Publishing’s award winning Peak District Bouldering guidebook.
Jon Barton is the author of the bestselling Dark Peak and White Peak Mountain Biking guidebooks, and co-author of bouldering bible Peak District Bouldering, in addition to several other leading mountain biking titles. Jon has been climbing in the Peak District for over 20 years and there are very few routes and boulder problems missing from his impressive climbing CV.