Froggatt to Black Rocks
Sweet Lord! Is there no limit to the quality of the BMC guides? Apparently Ben Heason repeated every route at Froggatt in a bid to establish new levels of accuracy for this Guide.
Edited by Steve Clark and Lynn Robinson, and series editor, Niall Grimes, this definitive guide really is something special. If you feel you have done everything on grit you want to do and are becoming tired of the Peak, this guide will reawaken your lust for the area. If you spend hours sitting around at your mates' house having a cup of tea trying to decide which crag you can be bothered to visit for the upteenth time, and find yourself saying "nah, done everything... well apart from Elder Statesman of course" you will fall back in love with this area all over again. Even the esoteric has had a sexing up, and mythical crags you took your bouldering mat for a walk for hours trying to locate are now findable. The guide contains the full spread of routes across the grades, as well as many boulder problems. The grades on the whole are spot on, with quite a few of the harder routes coming down in grade, given the size and quality of bouldering pads these days. And there are 130 action photos for you to drool over, including the rare historical ascent of End of the Affair and many from climbing's Golden age in the 80's.
As you would expect from a BMC Guide, it is brimming with brilliant little historical tit-bits, 'best' lists, bouldering circuits, favourite routes etc. A fantastic read on damp days and allows you to totally geek-out to anyone who listen next time at the crag/pub.
The numbers.... 2,200 routes from Moderate to E10 1,100 boulder problems from V0 to V12 6 Fontainbleau-style bouldering circuits
Author: British Mountaineering Council
No of Pages: 528
Page Size: 130 x 190 mm
ISBN 10: 0903908093
ISBN 13: 9780903908092
Publisher: British Mountaineering Council
Published Date: June 2010
Illustrations: col photos and topos