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Boulder Britain



By Niall Grimes
Published November 2011 by Ape Index

Reviewed by Steve Crowe

Boulder Britain is a selected guide to the best of British Bouldering. It covers all the best bouldering spot of England, Scotland and Wales with full access details, many inspiring action photos and lots of useful topos to a handy selection of great problems. Boulder Britain doesn’t aim to replace the local definitive guidebooks rather serves to encourage climbers to travel more widely and too seek out pastures new. Niall's very special and humorous brand of enthusiasm is sparkles thoughout what could otherwise have been a rather dull encyclopaedia. The highlight for me however is the fantastic selection of inspirational action photos from many photographers including our very own Mark Savage

Many crags in Northumberland are mentioned including Back Bowden, Bowden Doors, Callerhues, Dovehole, Hepburn, Kyloe Crag, The Woods, Queens Crag, Ravenshuegh, Rothley and Shaftoe.

The North York Moors coverage includes our Bridestones, Clemmitt’s Wood, and The Wainstones.

Other venues mentioned by Niall in Boulder Britain that are within easy reach from the North East are Brimham, Goldsborough and Slipstones.


In all there are 180 venues included and 3,200 problems described so perhaps there is no better time to start bouldering a little further afield. There is no longer any excuse about being unable to locate those far flung areas that you have read about in the news! For a look inside, to read more reviews and to order a copy visit www.boulderbritain.com Reviewed 14th March 2012




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