Southern Sandstone Climbs - Rockfax (2017) - Daimon Beail

Climbing and Bouldering on Southern Sandstone

Published 14th September 2017.

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A comprehensive guide featuring full-colour photo-topos covering routes and bouldering on Southern Sandstone. Detailed maps and full text descriptions in the now renowned Rockfax style, all lavishly supported by great action photography and aerial shots. The guide covers all of the 12 sandstone outcrops climbed on today and exclusively includes the new area at Bowles Rocks as well as a first ever full topo of Mount Edgcumbe and Toad Rocks. Climbing grades are primarily French grades which give the overall difficulty of a route, also included are the original UK technical grades which give the single hardest move on a route.

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Guide Price: £23.00 - £34.95 RRP
Southern Sandstone Bouldering - James O'Neil and Ben Read (2011)

A guide to bouldering on Southern Sandstone.

This landscape orientated guide to bouldering across Southern Sandstone covers a large majority of the crags in the area and presents an easy to use layout. Listing hundreds of problems from grade Font 1 through to Font 8B as well as including action shots to drive your motivation.

RRP £22.50
Sandstone Climbing in South East England - Jingo Wobbly Guides (2010) - David Atchison-Jones

With less emphasis on description and more on full colour images, this guide presents an alternative layout to your traditional guidebook. Each page has the routes listed in order of difficulty, so offers a progression of grades for the users to follow. This guide presents nine outcrops and is favoured by those looking for a more in-depth topographical layout to the area.

RRP £22.50
Southern Sandstone and the Sea Cliffs of the South-East England -CC Guides (2008 + 2014 reprint) - Mike Vetterlein and Robin Mazinke

A guide to Southern Sandstone and the Sea Cliffs of the South- East published by the Climbers Club.

This guide is presented in in the traditional climbers club layout with detailed route descriptions and maps but a limited number of topos to assist with route locations. This guide contains in-depth information on all known outcrops of sandstone, as well as an in-depth historical section.

RRP £25.00