North Wales Classics is now at the printers and will be published early in April. This brings to an end a frantic three weeks of activity from the author Jack Geldard, new Rockfax employee Stephen Horne and myself. The work was made even more frantic due to Jack’s idea in January – “why don’t we add a Welsh Winter section”. After initial scepticism on my part (at this stage of a book’s production life cycle, the last thing you need is a complete new sector) it eventually dawned on us what a great idea this would be. We have after all just had the best winter for years, and Jack and others had managed to get a superb set of crag shots of the major crags in perfect conditions. So even more frantic work has resulted in a full new winter section including Craig y Rhaeadr, the Trinity Face, Cwm Idwal and the Black Ladders.
The finished book looks great. It is in the smaller Pokketz size (A6 and a thin 208 pages) so that it fits neatly into your pocket making it easy to carry with you on the longer mountain routes. We have also focussed on the lower grades and included a few crags that have never properly been described elsewhere before, despite having hundreds of logged ascents in UKC Logbooks!
You can pre-order a copy here at a special offer price of £14.95, including delivery in the UK (RRP £16.95). The books will be sent out in the week beginning 12 April and this will be the fastest way of getting hold of a copy. Outdoor retailers should have their stock by the weekend of 17 April.