Yorkshire Gritstone Volume 2 - Ilkley to Widdop

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The eagerly awaited sequel to Yorkshire Gritstone Volume 1 is here. A huge team of volunteer climbers have compiled this definitive guide to over 75 Yorkshire Crags! The Yorkshire Mountaineering club have done it again with this must have guide for Yorkshire climbing!

Continuing on from where Volume 1 left off, Volume 2 is the same format with new areas never before featured in guides, over 180 colour photos, colour topos, over 30 illustrated access maps and the very popular aerial crag photos (could finding your way around a crag be any easier?!). Extra content includes 6 classic bouldering circuits and unusual challenges and gems.

Featuring over 2100 routes from Moderate to E9 and 2900 boulder problems from Font 1 to Font 8b.

As with Volume 1 this guide features exclusive climber profiles from people who shaped the Yorkshire scene and established many of the areas in the guide. This includes: Ron Fawcett, Jerry Peel, John Dunne and Jordan Buys.

Climbing areas covered by this guidebook:

Chapter 1 - Ilkley: Cow & Calf Rocks, Rocky Valley, Windgate Nick, Swastika Stones.

Chapter 2 - Barden Moor: Crookrise, Rylstone, Eastby, Deer Gallows, Rolling Gate, Fairies Chest, Embsay, Halton Heights, Shelter Cliff, Crookstones.

Chapter 3 - Widdop & the Calderdale Crags: Widdop, Heptonstall, Gorple, Scout, Clattering Stones, Dovestones, Scout Hut, Blake Dean, Mytholm, Horsehold Scout, Hawk Stones, Bridestones, Robin Hood Rocks, Ogden Clough.

Chapter 4 - Earl Crag & Surrounding Area: Earl Crag, Hawkcliffe, The Hitching Stone, Farnhill Quarry, White Crag.

Chapter 5 - Shipley Glen & Baildon Bank: Shipley Glen, Baildon Bank, Gilstead, Eldwick.

Chapter 6 - Woodhouse Scar & Kirklees Crags: Woodhouse Scar, West Vale, Holmfirth Edge, Honley Quarry, Buckstones Edge, Darby Delph.

Chapter 7: Pen-y-ghent, Sharphaw. Minor climbing venues within each area are also described.

Author: Yorkshire Mountaineering Club
No of Pages: 752
Publisher: Yorkshire Mountaineering Club
Published Date: November 2014
Edition: 1st ed, Nov 2014