The second of two guidebooks that dropped in my letterbox just before Christmas was Stone Country’s second edition of Essential Fontainebleau. John Watson, the man behind Stone Country, send me a copy of the the first edition of the guide to review in 2008. It was the first truly pocket sized bouldering guide I had […]
Most Irish climbers won’t have even heard of the North York Moors yet the bouldering there is now documented in ‘North York Moors and East Coast’ by Lee Robinson. The North York Moors are a compact area on the east coast of England, north of Leeds and south of Newcastle with over 2000 problems most […]
The first print review of Rock Climbing in Ireland appears in the winter edition of Irish Mountain Log. Thanks to Sé for the generous review. I must point out that the picture of Carrot Ride that Sé singles out was taken by Richard Creagh but I forgot to caption it.
Ask your Da or Uncle to name a climbing route, not a mountain but a specific route, and I bet you they will think for a minute and offer The North Face of the Eiger. It’s probably the most famous climb in the world. In 1938 a pair of German and a pair of Austrian […]
I’m been home from my trip to Fontainebleau for just over a week now. It’s only in the last few days that I have felt fully recovered. The only lingering effects at this stage are slightly sore wrists and really good skin on my finger tips. We had four full days in Font, the weather […]
I got the advance copies yesterday, the rest are to follow tomorrow or the next day hopefully. I’m very pleased with it, the printer did a great job. Check it out…
Just got the colour proofs for Rock Climbing in Ireland. It’s looking good, really nice, vivid colours. It’s the same printer that did the second edition of Bouldering in Ireland and Bouldering Essentials so I’m confident they are going to do a great job.
Finally I got Rock Climbing in Ireland to the printers on Wednesday, only a day late. I should have copies ready for sale on the 6th of November, well in advance of the Christmas rush.
Photo by Craig Hiller (www.hillerscapes.co.uk) of John McCune on The Second Coming (E7 6b), Owey Island, Donegal. Or maybe this.
The Prow So the biggest and best is left until last. An probably the most decisive as well. Fair Head is a great crag and it now has a great, modern guidebook. It’s probably the only Irish crag that attracts visitors who come solely to climb at it rather than to roadtrip around visiting a […]