North Wales Rock is back! Already in to it's second edition this grounbreaking guidebook from Ground Up has been updated. The guide has undergone some significant design improvements, plus they have sorted out a range of corrections and updates where routes have changed or access situations have altered. There is also a brand new cover design featuring a superb shot of The Axe on Cloggy by top climbing photographer, Alex Messenger.over 670 routes, 544 pages, and about 10billion pictures
All new original descriptions and maps.
"The most significant event in climbing since the invention of rock"
The maps have been improved, particularly in the Dinorwig slate quarry section and for Gogarth. Most of the topos have had there size increased, and some, such as the admittedly tiny Red Wall topo has been upgraded to a full page slot to aid readability.
There are also some minor improvements in areas such as the grade tables at the start of each crag chapter. In the first edition these were listed in alphabetical order within each grade range; these have now been placed in order of difficulty which will reduce any confusion about relative toughness. The comprehensive graded list in the introduction section remains – it is our firm belief that tick lists are an essential part of any great guidebook!
The route lines on the topos have been slightly thickened to make them clearer and the route number symbols colour coded to indicate relative difficulty and style (i.e. trad or sport). OS grid references have been added for each crag; aside from clarifying crag locations, these should be quoted in any accident situations.