Free extract - Hard Rock (edited by Ian Parnell)
- Monday 4 May 2020
Published in 1974, Ken Wilson's first edition of Hard Rock quickly established itself as the definitive representation of British rock climbing. While climbing has undergone many developments since the 1970s, modern climbers are still drawn to the world-class routes featured in Ken's original text. Alongside many of the original essays, written by eminent climbers, including Ed Drummond, Chris Bonington and Hamish MacInnes, this new edition features thirteen new routes and pieces by Eleanor Fuller, Stephen Reid, Kevin Howett, David Pickford, Paul Harrison, John Lawrence Holden, Martin Moran, Paul Donnithorne and Emma Alsford and is illustrated with all-new colour photography throughout.
The route available to download below is the classic Prophecy of Drowning E2 5c, which is located on Pabbay, a small uninhabited island on the southern tip of the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.