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New Routes


karin Magog soloing on Earthwork Rocks

Karin Magog searching for new routes on the North York Moors

Photo Steve Crowe


There is no national system for recording the first ascents of new routes. Different areas are covered by different guidebooks, hence different groups of people.


Each of the main clubs have a their own system, follow the links below:

The Climbers Club

Have you climbed a new route on a crag covered by a Climbers Club guidebook? Click the link above.


The Fell and Rock Climbing Club of the English Lake District

New routes, guidebook corrections and much more on the FRCC website.


Lancashire Mountaineering Club


North East England and North York Moors

New routes can be recorded by email to The Editor at this address.


Northumbrian Mountaineering Club

John Dalrymple hosts a comprehensive database of minor crags and new routes on behalf of the NMC.


Peak District/ BMC Guidebook Areas

Have you climbed a new route in an area covered by a BMC guidebook? Email Niall Grimes at the BMC using the link above.


The Scottish Mountaineering Club

Andy Nesbit is the new routes editor of the SMC.


The Yorkshire Mountaineering Club

The YMC new routes is hosted by the Leeds Wall website. Get free topo's and so much more.

The UKC Logbook is a database used for climbers to log the routes they have climbed. However the UKC Logbook is the nearest thing to a national route database so logging a new route on there will at least get it catalogued on the correct crag. Include as much data as possible with your ascent. Referring it to any existing routes and buttresses makes tracking down possible duplications much easier. There is no guarantee that the various climbing clubs will check the UKC Logbook when producing a new guidebook so it is best to contact the relevant club guidebook team via the links above.