With a nod and a wink to understatement, the most eagerly-awaited guide yet from the BMC, From Froggatt to Hell and Back, is hobbling steadily towards completion. And just as a whiff of what's to come, here's a sample chapter to whet your appetite.
The Gardom's Edge chapter showcases may of the features that will make this guide well worth the wait: gobsmackingly clear and attractive photo-topos; the cream of current climbing photography; route descriptions that are the result of unjustifiable dedication to the crag; an editor's choice to give an extra insight into the crag and the mind of the author; first-time documentation of the latest generation of boulder problems to be developed along the edge; a superb and detailed bouldering circuit; clear maps to get you to the crag first time; distant shots of crags to make buttress navigation a breeze; entertainment and inspiration in equal measure; clear, classic and timeless design; an almost erotic level of accuracy across all the information; an emotionally-charged level of attention to all the details that make a guidebook into a firm favourite.
Seems hard to believe? Hell yeah. Simple lick on the clink below and see for yourself.
The BMC produce rock definitive climbing guidebooks to the Peak District and surrounding Pennine areas.
Visit the BMC shop for the full range of BMC Guidebooks
Autumn grit guidebook offer
To celebrate the start of the grit season, we're giving free postage and packaging on our guidebooks so you can enjoy it for less.
Visit the BMC shop and enter offer code GRIT at checkout. Happy gritting!
Stand up for Stanage
A new car sticker is available from the Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA) which gives a year's free parking at Stanage and a discount at the North Lees Campsite, in return for a £15 donation towards looking after the estate. Find out more
Stickers are available through the BMC shop either on their own or in a bundle with a discounted Stanage guidebook.
BUY: the Stick Up For Stanage sticker from the BMC shop here
BUY: the Stick Up For Stanage sticker and BMC Stanage guidebook bundle for £30 from the BMC shop here
ZoomTopo: crags like you’ve never seen them before
ZoomTopo is a fully interactive way of viewing crags on your computer and tablet. Route lines, along with grade and stars information, are overlaid on superb, high definition pictures of the crag. Hover the mouse over the line and get the info. Filter your search for grade or stars and see what’s on offer for you and what appeals. We think you’ll be amazed at the detail you can pick out. It’s even possible to see what size of runner you will need for the crux. Is this cheating? Probably.
View the Zoomtopo for Stanage
View the Zoomtopo for Cloggy
Before you head out climbing you’ll want to check for access restrictions. Visit the BMC Regional Access Database to search for all crags with access restrictions, or download the BMC RAD smart phone app.
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