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Rock Climbing in Snowdonia
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Rock Climbing in Snowdonia

Rock Climbing in Snowdonia

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Rock Climbing in Snowdonia

Manufacturer: Frances Lincoln

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Page By: Nanuls

Created/Edited: Oct 10, 2007 / Oct 10, 2007

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Product Description

These are comprehensive guides to rock climbing in two of the most popular climbing regions in Britain, written for visiting and local climbers of all levels of experience. Each book offers more than five hundred routes, all checked, graded and described pitch by pitch. Illustrations - detailed crag diagrams or topographical photographs - make the climbs easy to locate and follow. Each chapter contains a section of information about access, local transport and accommodation. Frances Lincoln took over publication of these highly successful rock climbing guides from Constable in 2004.


ISBN 10: 0711224080
ISBN 13: 9780711224087
No of Pages: 460
Page Size: 170 x 120
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Published Date: 01/04/2004
Edition: New ed
Cover: paperback
Weight: 500 gms.



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Voted 3/5

The now late Paul Williams’ guidebook has been around for some time now, and despite new and more modern guidebooks appearing since it release, it remains to be a popular choice among Britain’s climbers. The book is a general guide to the climbing in North Wales, and as such covers areas as diverse as Snowdonia proper, Meirionnydd, the Lleyn Peninsula, Clwydian Limestone and Gogarth. A far wider remit than the books name suggests. For a general guide it is also surprisingly comprehensive, giving details, providing diagrams and photo topos for both trad and sports crags, and gives coverage to both popular and rarely visited areas. Even more remarkable is the fact that the guide has been researched and written by a single person.

Being a general guide, most attention is of course given to the climbs considered to be of a higher quality. The difficulty of routes described are also quite well balanced, with lines beginning at Moderate and ascending into the high E grades. Photos and diagarams are not just restricted to the more popular accessible areas, and it is a pleasure to see photo topos of areas such as Craig yr Aderyn and Craig Cywarch making an appearance, something that is even missing from the more detailed guide for the area. With new guides appearing all the time, it is likely that this book will be surpassed sometime in the near future, however, for now, it is a superb and inexpensive option for those who visit the area frequently as well as those who don’t.
Posted Aug 21, 2009 5:13 am

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