West Country Climbs



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The West Country is home to some of the finest sea cliffs in the country plus many varied inland crags offering an almost unrivaled variety of climbing styles and rock types. Traditional and sport limestone around the Bristol area, beautiful slabs of the Culm Coast, epic big cliffs on the Atlantic Coast, immaculate granite at West Penwith and on The Lizard, the stunning tors of Dartmoor, and more spectacular limestone around Torbay. This selected guide contains all the classics plus many routes on lesser-known crags giving comprehensive coverage for all climbers wanting to visit this great holiday area.

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The new edition of this best-selling book to the superb climbing in the south west of England. The book builds on the extensive coverage of its predecessor with many new crags and routes added. Virtually all the crags have been re-photographed using the latest techniques and there are new much more detailed maps as well as the expected stunning set of inspirational action photographs. It is the only single book available for the full area and has a proven track record of sustained sales for its previous edition over the last 12 years.

The new book has over twice the routes of the previous edition.
West Country Climbs 2010 – 884 routes, 424 pages
West Country Climbs 2022 – 1771 routes, 640 pages

Most areas have new routes added. Crags in BOLD are completely new since the 2010 edition.

Wye Valley
Wynd Cliff, Wyndcliff Quarry, Symonds Yat, Shorn Cliff, Ban-y-gor, Wintour's Leap.

Avon Gorge, Portishead, Goblin Coombe, Split Rock Quarry, Fairy Cave Quarry, Uphill Quarry, Brean Down, Cheddar Gorge (introduction only).

North Devon and the Culm Coast
Valley of Rocks, Baggy Point, Lundy (introduction only), Blackchurch, Smoothlands, Dyer's Lookout, Screda Point, Speke's Mill Mouth, Gull Rock, Cornakey Cliff, Vicarage Cliff, Oldwalls' Point, Lower Sharpnose, Compass Point.

The Atlantic Coast and Inland Cornwall
Tintagel, Doyden Point, Pentire Head, Carn Gowla, Cheesewring Quarry, The Devil's Jump, Roche Rock.

West Penwith
Wicca Pillar, Zennor Cliff, Gurnard's Head, Carn Gloose, Robin's Rocks, Halldrine Cove, Bosigran, Great Zawn and Bosigran Ridge, Kenidjack, Sennen, Land's End, Pordenack Point, Carn Les Boel, Zawn Kellys, Carn Barra, Fox Promontory, Chair Ladder, Porthgwarra, Hella Point, Vessacks West, St. Levan's Wall, Cribba Head, St. Loy, Tater Du.

The Lizard
Trewavas Head, Coastguard Cliff, Pen Olver, Bass Point, Black Head.

Inland Devon and Dartmoor
Chudleigh, Torbryan Quarry, Haytor, Hound Tor, Chinkwell Tor, Lucky Tor, Bench Tor, Sheeps Tor, The Dewerstone

Berry Head, Churston Quarry, Daddyhole, Anstey's Cove, Long Quarry Point

The Dorset section covering Portland and Swanage has been dropped in favour of the dedicated Dorset guidebook.
The Devil's Jump has been dropped because of access problems.





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