This book has been largely superseded by the Vertebrate Publishing book Lake District Bouldering.
The most striking aspect of Lakes bouldering is the sheer variety of rock types and environments available in the area, from the seaside sandstone of St. Bees to the high volcanic boulders of the Central Lakeland fells and from the grit-like Carrock gabbro to clean Eskdale granite. This variety means that conditions are likely to be decent somewhere in the region on most days of the year, though spring and summer are likely to give the best weather and autumn and winter the best friction for the hardest problems. The guide will also reflect a mix of venues, from the extremely well known and long-documented Bowderstone, Langdale Boulders and Badger Rock, through to areas hitherto best known to locals, such as Carrock Fell and the Eskdale granite boulders. We also hope to tempt you off the beaten track to some great new areas that have been developed only recently, places like Ladstones, the Wrynose craglets and the prominent, impressive, and still seldom visited Sampson’s Stones.