Western Grit, Paperback Book


April 2009 will see the publication of the new edition of "Western Grit".

The original award-wining (Outdoor Writers' Guild "Guidebook of the Year") version was published in 2003, to widespread acclaim.

It was reported to have redefined what made a popular cliff, with many venues that had been sadly neglected being brought back into the limelight.

The new edition will be bigger and better with a complete new set of action and crag shots, expanded coverage of many venues and the "Western Grit" will be the new 'must have' climbing guidebook for anyone interested in the huge variety of cliffs that are scattered up the western side of the Peak and Pennines.

Staffordshire area includes: Back Forest, The Roaches, Hen Cloud, Ramshaw Rocks, Newstones and Baldstones.

Windgather area includes Wingather, Castle Naze, and New Mills Tor.

Kinder includes Upper Edale Rocks, The Pagoda, Crowden Towers, Crowden Clough Face, Upper Tor, Nether Tor, Chinese Wall, Misty Wall, Ashop Edge and The Downfall.

Bleaklow includes Shining Clough, Laddow, Tintwhistle and Hobson Moor Quarry. Chew Valley includes Wimberry, Rob's Rocks, Charnel Stones, Dovestones, Ravenstones, Standing Stones, Upperwood Quarry, Alderman, Running Hill Pits and Den Lane Quarry.

Lanchire includes Wilton 1, 2 and 3, Brownstones, Anglezarke, Denham, Summit Quarry, Blackstone Edge, Cow's Mouth Quarry, Egerton Quarry, Hoghton Quarry, Troy Quarry, Cadshaw Castle Rocks and Witches Quarry.

Cheshire includes Helsby, Frodsham and Pex Hill.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 360 pages, full colour illustrations throughout
  • Publisher: Rockfax Ltd
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  • Category: Climbing & mountaineering
  • ISBN: 9781873341223



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