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The Outer Hebrides: Niall Grimes reviews the new SMC guide

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The Outer Hebrides: Niall Grimes reviews the new SMC guide

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28/08/2018

Throw open any page in this new guidebook and, if there’s a heartbeat inside that overtrained husk that you call your body, you will immediately be lost in a world of dreams and inspiration. Drop-dead seacliffs yawn above wild Atlantic seascapes; climbers dotted on multipitch adventues on the most independent of geology; routes of every grade that cross impossible terrain thanks to a million Christmasses’-worth of jugs and cracks. Is this the last outpost of adventure for UK trad climbing? A Yukon of pump?
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PLS: take a look at Peak Limestone South

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01/03/2018

As the days lengthen, the weather warms up and the daffodils come into bloom, the thoughts of climbers turn away from indoor walls and out once more to the crags. And just in time for that flowering of your enthusiasm comes the latest definitive guide from the BMC to light your limestone fire.
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First look: The North Wales Bouldering Guidebook

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16/08/2017

The end of the dark ages is upon us – with the arrival of the new, glossy, and gigantic, North Wales Bouldering Guidebook from Groundup. We snatched it away from the BMC Shop as soon as it arrived to review this epically proportioned tome.
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How will Brexit affect sport climbing grades?

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01/04/2017

In view of the current climate, the BMC decided to poll its membership on the question of grades. Should British grades come first? Is there room for foreign grades taking over our routes? The results are in and it’s time for Operation BFG.
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Great turnout for WiltonFest 2016 despite challenging conditions

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21/09/2016

“It’s warm and wet out there. That’s good if you have to fight a war in a jungle, but bad if you want to do some climbing in Wilton Three!” So said Robin Williams in the film, Good Morning Vietnam. Well, luckily for the Bolton-cragger, this year’s ever-popular WiltonFest was not warm and wet, but cold and wet.
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Lancashire Rock, in stock and two smoking barrels

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29/08/2016

This season’s hottest news for climbers in the north-west is the release of the latest BMC definitive guidebook, Lancashire Rock. This new volume to all the routes in the Red Rose county shines its light into the deepest quarries, most esoteric edges and highest moors to give local climbers a galaxy of stars and a lifetime of pump. Prepare to be amazed.
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First ascent list for Lancashire Rock guidebook

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12/08/2016

The new BMC Lancashire Rock guidebook is now out. As with last year's Peak Limestone North guidebook, first ascent details have been moved online. This is an article to direct you to this information.
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