Peak District Bouldering
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-27-0488 pages
- Rupert Davies, John Coefield, Jon Barton
- Publication date
- 14 Jun 2011
WINNER – Best Guidebook, 2011 Banff Mountain Book Festival
Reprinted in 2019
The most comprehensive guide to bouldering in the Peak District ever published.
All approach, crag and problem information has been reviewed and revised since our first Peak District Bouldering guidebook (2005), and the authors have spent several years researching, writing and updating all of the established crags in the area, together with the many new crags that have risen in popularity or been developed in the last five/six years.
New crags have been added, including several which have never been fully documented in guides before, such as the Derwent Edges, Bamford and Birchen Edge on the Eastern Edges; Beeley Hilltop, the Matlock Quarries, Turning Stone Edge and Black Rocks in the southern Peak; Gradbach Hill, Wolf Edge, New Mills Torrs, Tintwistle Knarr and Black Tor in the western and northern Peak; and Blackwell Dale, the Alport crags and Dove Dale on the limestone crags. The Churnet Valley bouldering has also been updated.
This guide features over 3,300 boulder problems on over 70 crags, both major and minor. Catering for boulderers of all abilities, there are over 2,150 boulder problems below Font 7a, and over 1,150 problems at Font 7a and above. Problems and their grades have been checked and double checked by many dedicated local climbers, with experience at all grades, to ensure as great an accuracy as possible across the grade range.
Each crag features detailed access and approach information, together with overview and topo maps. The guide features over 500 colour photo topos and is illustrated with action photography from some of the area’s best photographers, including Adam Long, John Coefield, Keith Sharples and David Parry.
International climbing legend Ben Moon has written the foreword, and there's a detailed Appendix which includes everything climbers need to plan a visit: Tourist Information Centres; cafés and pubs; campsites & accommodation; gear shops; climbing walls; and useful websites.
Peak District Bouldering is a visual treat. Filled with crisp, uncomplicated information, the book combines appealing art and design with practical maps and diagrams. This new bouldering tome jumps out of the confines of the traditional guidebook box by blending aesthetics with practicality – form and function. It has the beta. It has the maps. It has the photos. But, it also has that sexy metro style with its unique shape, strong imagery and clean layout. Clearly a winner! The result is a feast for the eyes and whether you are a novice boulderer or a world class climber, it nurtures the adventurous spirit in all of us. – Banff Mountain Book Festival Panel, 2011
Rupert Davies is one of the most respected authorities on bouldering in the Peak District, and Climb Magazine's correspondent for the area. A climber for over 20 years, Rupert is synonymous with bouldering in the Peak District.
John Coefield started climbing by bouldering on the gritstone blocks of Burbage South. Almost 15 years later he has an encyclopedic knowledge of Peak District bouldering, and a similarly expansive catalogue of bouldering photography. He is the co-author of Vertebrate's Peak District Climbing guidebook, and a long-time contributor to the British Mountaineering Council's range of guidebooks.
Jon Barton is the author of the bestselling Dark Peak and White Peak Mountain Biking guidebooks, and co-author of the first edition of Peak District Bouldering. Jon has been climbing in the Peak District for 30 years and there are very few boulder problems missing from his impressive climbing CV.
- Title: Peak District Bouldering
- Subtitle: 2011 Edition
- Authors: Rupert Davies, John Coefield, Jon Barton
- Imprint: Vertebrate Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-906148-27-0
- Rights: Worldwide
- Publication date: 14 June 2011 (Reprinted 2016 & 2019)
- Edition: Second
- Format: Paperback
- Size: 148mm x 210mm
- Extent: 488 pages; full colour
- Weight: 820g
- Retail price: £27.50
This new bouldering tome jumps out of the confines of the traditional guidebook box by blending aesthetics with practicality – form and function. It has the beta. It has the maps. It has the photos. But, it also has that sexy metro style with its unique shape, strong imagery and clean layout. Clearly a winner! – Winner – Best Guidebook, Banff Mountain Book Festival
This is the only book which documents all of Peak bouldering in one volume, and it is a simply brilliant book. So the facts are simply these; if you wish to boulder in the Peak District at any point in the rest of you life, you cannot afford not to buy this book. Neil Kershaw, UKBouldering.com
The attention to detail is still fantastic ... The photography is amazing throughout ... Everything of note is documented beautifully, all in one place. If you have any interest in bouldering whatsoever, it is not to be missed. – Ned Feehally, Climb Magazine
Quite simply the best form of inspiration to get you bouldering on rock in the UK. If you buy it, your motivation will thank you for years to come. – Dan Varian, Climber Magazine
The photographic content is simply stunning. The diagrams are uncomplicated and practical, the photo-topos crystal clear and all the information is concise and to the point. If anyone produces a better guide this year, I'll eat my beanie. – John Horscroft, planetFear.com
There are problems for all abilities, from 3 through to 8b+, with easy-to-use maps and photos of the boulders, and there’s brilliant photography of the scenery throughout too. – Rosie Fuller, Adventure Travel Magazine
That's nice. It's quite thick isn't it? Is this one about climbing again? – Rupert's Mum