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The Long Routes

The Long Routes

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: The Long Routes

Manufacturer: Mainstream

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Page By: Nanuls

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

Object ID: 4090

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The Long Routes

Mountaineering Rock Climbs in Snowdonia and the Lake District

The Long Routes: Mountaineering Rock Climbs in Snowdonia and the Lake District is a collection of some of the finest climbs on our high mountain cliffs. The routes described in this book have been chosen because they represent a full-blown mountaineering experience, where the length of the climb, the situation of the mountain, the sense of exposure and the element of adventure count for more than sheer technical challenge. Typically graded between 'difficult' and 'severe', the routes tend to follow the logical line up a cliff and onto a mountain's summit. They all represent long and committing trips, but fall within the capabilities of the average weekend climber or mountaineer, and provide the natural next step for the adventurous scrambler. The Long Routes outlines 45 classic climbs, including Pinnacle Rib on Tryfan, Dow Crag's Gordon and Craig's route, Great Gable's, Needle's Ridge, and Red Wall and Longland's Continuation on Lliwedd. It also looks at the best way of approaching the routes, examining the skills, techniques and equipment needed to undertake them.;Each route description is enhanced by a photograph of the cliff, along with a crag diagram and topo, and the book contains a portfolio of fine photographs showing climbers in action on these routes.


ISBN 10: 1845960009
ISBN 13: 9781845960001
No of Pages: 232
Page Size: 234 x 154
Publisher: Mainstream
Published Date: 25/04/2005
Cover: paperback
Illustrations: 18pp b&w
Weight: 550 gms.



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NanulsThe Long Routes

Voted 1/5

If ever a book looked dated then it’s this one. Perhaps in its day it would have been considered a great publication, the author is after all none other than Steve Ashton, a highly respected mountaineer and author and the father of the British Scrambling grading system. His selection of routes are good and his writing is of course of a high standard, yet time has passed this book by, because we now expect so much more from our guidebooks than we did just 15 years ago. Photos are few, and the ones that are there are not as clear or as helpful as you might hope. Route topos are of the old fashioned type and don’t stand well against the more colourful and clear efforts recently published by The Climbers’ Club, The FRCC, Ground-Up, Cicerone and Rockfax. I cannot therefore, recommend this book for anything else other than a pointer to some of the best mountaineering routes in England and Wales, for descriptions, you’re better off looking elsewhere.
Posted Nov 6, 2009 7:09 am

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