Northern Rock Review

A selected rock climbing guide to Northumberland, Lancashire, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.

Karin Magog leading The Night Watch VS 4b Whitestone Cliffe
Karin Magog leading The Night Watch VS 4b Whitestone Cliffe

Edited by Will Hunt

Published by Wired Guides (www.wired-guides.com)

A massive achievement that took about 6 years of effort by a lot of local volunteers to create this modern, very well produced rock climbing guide. These 600 pages are crammed with classic climbs across the full grade range. 

This impressive tome describes a comprehensive selection of the best trad & sport climbing along with highlights of the best bouldering across Northumberland, the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales, and Lancashire. Over 3500 routes & problems have been carefully selected along with clear maps (c/w QR codes) and superb photo-diagrams, providing an excellent overview of the potential for visiting climbers.

The guide is littered with inspirational photographs of actual local rock climbers in action. One minor criticism however, in my opinion, it is disappointing that the brilliant Blue Scar along with the remote Pennine Gritstone outcrops of Goldsborough and Crag Willas were not included.

Karin Magog leading The Sphinx Nose Traverse S at the Wainstones
Karin Magog leading The Sphinx Nose Traverse S at the Wainstones

The guide is jointly published by the British Mountaineering Council, the Cleveland Mountaineering Club, the Northumbrian Mountaineering Club, Red Rose Rock and the Yorkshire Mountaineering Club. 

Northern Rock - Wired Guides
Northern Rock – Wired Guides

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