This is the new fully updated edition of the Borrowdale guide by the FRCC, one of the most popular climbing destinations in the Lake District, and now in (controversial) A5 format, for even clearer topos! Never has Borrowdale looked as good as it does in this guide (other than in reality perhaps...) This is the definitive guide including the very popular Shepherds Crag, as well as key crags; Bowderstone, Eagle Crag, Raven Crag and Goat Crag. Over 350 new routes, new and completely revised diagrams and an updated Bowderstone section. A few crags have been ommitted due to being overgrown and unclimbable, but these are available online. There is a good history section at the back, and a few nice features like ‘Ray McHaffie’s Borrowdale Enchainment’ and Top 5 Routes from a number of Lakeland protagonists, giving the guide a bit of character and the readers a bit of inspriation. Crag aspect, elevation and approach time are listed at the beginning of each chapter and in the crag list at the start of the book.
This is what the FRCC say "To climb in Borrowdale is an absolute joy. The rock is generally good quality, featured volcanic ash and the situations are amazingly varied and, with few exceptions, exquisite. Borrowdale’s crags stand serenely above the steep tree lined valley sides, they hide away to be discovered amongst the arborial ferns or imperiously dominate the bare fellside of the higher combes. Arguably the most beautiful Lakeland valley, Borrowdale is understandably popular, not just with climbers. The valley is well endowed with quaint hamlets, country pubs, welcoming cafes and sylvan campsites all linked by a network of good paths. Most of the crags are reached by a lovely walk and, once there, the situations and views are stunning. The downside is the difficulty you may have parking your car, especially on fine summer days. Don’t be put off by this popularity, if you venture a little further there are many attractive sunny crags where you can find solitude, your only companions being the ewes, the ravens and the wind in your hair."
Author: Fell & Rock Climbing Club
No of Pages: 380
Page Size: 148 x 210 mm
ISBN 10: 0850280583
ISBN 13: 9780850280586
Published Date: August 2016
Edition: 2016 edition
Binding: Paperback (flapped)
Illustrations: Colour photos and photo topos