Like the lime? You'll love Peak Limestone North: the new definitive guide to Peak limestone by the BMC guidebook team. And the good news is that it is now in stock.
As the summer comes our way, with its long evenings and warm – and sometimes wet – weekends, Peak climbers’ thoughts turn away from the dark satanic thrills of the gritstone edges and towards a brighter, shinier thing: Peak limestone. And to show you the way, the BMC is celebrating summer with the release of a glorious guidebook to the classic crags of the northern reaches of the Peak District.
What is it with Peak limestone. Has there ever been a more maligned rock? The phrase can’t help but conjure up visions of rattly jugs, polished ledges, cobwebbed corners, cruel crimps, frictionless cracks and gnarly grades. Yet why is it that so many climbers impale themselves upon it’s sharp pleasures year in, year out, whenever there’s not an ‘R’ in the month? The truth is, there’s just something brilliant about it.
Peak Limestone North will be your companion, your guide and your inspiration for your struggles and adventures to come. With over 500 pages of sport climbs, trad climbs and boulder problems, with stunning action photos, accurate descriptions and diamond-sharp topos, this book will drive you nuts with excitement.
What do you fancy? Airy trad leads high above the valley at Stoney Middleton; technical, vertical sport climbing on Horseshoe Quarry’s classic walls; savage lakeside bouldering on Rubicon; out-of-the-way grade sevens on Water-cum-Jolly’s Moat Buttress and Cornice; history-heavy pumpfests battling up Raven Tor’s mighty walls; getting groovy on Chee Tor’s ferny-but-flawless Extremes; going for one more redpoint in the evening light on Two Tier Buttress; power-draining undercutting in the shady cool intensity of Chee Dale’s Cornice; bridging big space as the ravens circle close on a Ravensdale VS; rattling off a dozen leads in three hours at Harpur Hill; drenched in the late sun of an August evening on Smalldale’s fantastic Main Wall.
Peak Limestone North: it’s all in there.
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