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Peak District Gritstone
Over 2,000 classic trad routes on eastern, western and moorland grit
- Graham Hoey
- Publication date
- 4 Mar 2021
Peak District Gritstone is a fully comprehensive guide to traditional gritstone climbing which covers the whole of the national park. Written by local climber Graham Hoey, it features over 2,000 carefully selected trad routes graded from Mod to E10.
Graham has been an active grit climber for over fifty years and was a member of the British Mountaineering Council’s guidebook committee for twenty years, working on iconic guidebooks to the area’s grit crags. Over his grit career and during the course of his research for this guidebook he has climbed every featured route up to and including E3, 99 per cent of those up to E5, and most of the rest.
This guide is split into three sections: Eastern Gritstone – extending from Wharncliffe Crags down to Black Rocks; Staffordshire Gritstone – including The Roaches; and Moorland Gritstone – from the Chew Valley to Kinder. Alongside nationally significant crags such as Stanage and Froggatt edges, there are smaller and equally brilliant venues with their own unique features, such as the wild moorland edges of Kinder Scout, or the urban quarried grit at New Mills Torrs.
Each crag features detailed access and approach information, including GPS coordinates for parking and crag grid references, together with conditions information and local knowledge. Alongside superb action photography from Mike Hutton, Adam Long, Keith Sharples and more, there are over 400 colour photo topos, plus overview and topo maps. A detailed introduction includes everything you need to plan a visit: tourist information centres, cafes and pubs, campsites and accommodation, gear shops, climbing walls and useful websites.
Graham Hoey's passion for climbing began nearly fifty years ago on Gardom's Edge and ever since then gritstone has been his spiritual climbing home. It was on the gritstone edges that Graham honed his technique and a style which saw him leading or soloing routes on sight up to E6. Despite climbing all over the world since those early years, it is on his local gritstone where he is most at home and his knowledge of the crags and routes is unparalleled. This knowledge has been used extensively in Graham's authoring and production of climbing guidebooks to the Peak District for nearly forty years, and for twenty years he was a member of the British Mountaineering Council's guidebook committee. He was also one of the lead researchers and authors for the much-acclaimed publication book Peak Rock, the authoritative history of Peak District climbing.
- Title: Peak District Gritstone
- Author: Graham Hoey
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-911342-00-7
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 4 March 2021
- Edition: First
- Size: 210mm x 148mm
- Extent: 544 pages, colour throughout
- Cover: Paperback (with flaps)
- Weight: 1,000g
- Retail price: £34.95