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 Mark Stevenson (user since 08/Dec/01) 20 Jul 2020

Price: £32

A very varied collection of vintage and older climbing guidebooks for sale. The items are listed in chronological order with a couple of the rarest ones first. Prices don't include postage. Any questions or for photos please message me. 

Brassington Rocks, 1950
Very nice copy of Eric Byne's classic guide. Slim 36 page hardback with brown boards. Light wear and marks to covers, owners signature to front cover & fep and sticker removal mark to title page otherwise VG condition for a 70 year old book - £20

Climbs on Gritstone Series Volume 2 - The Sheffield Area
The 1956 reprint of the 1951 first edition. One of the more sought after vintage guidebooks and could still just about be usable today. It contains innumerable gritstone classics including Joe Brown routes such as Valkyrie, Right Unconquerable and Brown's Eliminate. Other classic lines of the future are anticipated at Higgar Tor - "There are small rocks here which give amusing problems, and one vicious crack near the huge leaning block which may repay attention.". 
Small hardback with pink/red boards. As is common, the spine is faded and marked but otherwise in very good condition. Rare to find in anything other than very well-used and worn condition, hence - £32 

Rock Climbing in Britain by JEB Wright, 1958
A nice historic overview of climbing in the late 1950's. Hardback, no dust jacket and fairly common - £2

- English Outcrops by Walter Unsworth, 1964
A good historical read, to quote from the introduction:
"This is a very useful book, the more so as no author before Walter Unsworth has taken English outcrop-climbing as a whole for his theme. There is such a profusion of these small and mostly isolated cliffs that the author has wisely concentrated on introducing readers and climbers to those he and other experienced friends consider give the best climbing."
Hardback, no dust jacket and a fairly common title - £2

A Climber's Guide to Pontesford Rocks, 1962 (1977 reprint of) 
Rebound ex-library copy of Walt Unsworth's 40 page pamphlet guide to the rocks - £5

BMC, The Sheffield-Stanage Area, 1964 (1970 reprint of) 
Plastic covers, decent used condition, some annotations - £5

FRCC, 75 New Climbs in the Lake District 1964-65
Card covers, 40pp, worn condition - £2

A Climbers' Guide to the Staffordshire Roaches and Hen Cloud Area, 1968
Slim 42 page guide with card covers. Title in pen to spine, covers marked and page corners slightly worn but overall a good copy of an interesting title - £10

CC, Cornwall Volume 1, North Coast of Penwith, 1968
Plastic covers rippled, general wear- £3

West Col, Gower Peninsula, 1970
Undated card covered reprint, spine worn and faded otherwise in good clean condition - £4

SMC Cairngorms Area Volume V, Creag an Dubh-Loch, Glen Clova, 1971
Hardback, laminated picture boards, spine & corners worn otherwise good clean condition - £3

SMC, Cuillin of Skye, Vol 1, Glen Brittle,  1969 (1973 reprint of)
Plastic covers, good condition, spine faded - £4
{Copy of the accompanying SMC 3 inches to 1 mile Black Cuillin map. Yellow shading added to Ridge crest, otherwise good condition and a nice item - £6 }

BMC, The Staffordshire Gritstone Area, 1973
Plastic covers slightly detached, worn - £2

Lundy Rock Climbs, 1974 2nd Edition
Paperback in very good condition with slight edge and corner wear - £5

CC, Cwm Idwal, 1974
Plastic covers, near VG condition, some annotations - £3

CC, Chair Ladder, 1975
Plastic covers, VG condition, name/date to ffep, some spotting to page edges - £3

CC, Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, 1976, 3rd edition
Plastic covers, good condition - £3

CC, Llanberis Pass, 1978
Plastic covers, good condition - £3

Rockfax, Top 01, Sport Climbing Guide to Yorkshire Limestone, 1983
Cardboard fold out topos, some ticks on the graded list up to around f7b, o/w VG condition and fairly rare - £6

Cordee, North York Moors, 1985 
Plastic covers, VG, still a guide that generates a fair bit of interest - £7

BMC, New Climbs 1987
Paperback, wear to spine and page corners - £2

CC, Swanage, 1989 new routes
Paperback in VG+ condition, relatively uncommon - £8

Constable, Rock Climbing in Snowdonia, 1990 edition (1998 reprint of) 
Plastic covers - £2

Constable, Rock Climbing in Scotland, 1990 edition
Plastic covers - £2

Cordee, North of England Rock Climbs, 1992 
Hardback, spine slightly faded and corner of ffep torn, otherwise a VG copy. Another guide that's relatively rare and still moderately useful - £8

YMC Yorkshire Limestone, 1992
Hardback in VG condition - £6

SMC, Northeast Outcrops, 1994
Card covers, worn - £2

CC, Lundy, 1994 (2001 reprint of)
Plastic covers, ex-library, VG condition - £3

BMC, Peak Limestone Wye Valley, 1999
Hardback set of two volumes in near new condition - £8


 

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 j.kirby 21 Jul 2020
In reply to Mark Stevenson:

Hi I'll take the 1992 North of England guide please, I'll message you now 

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 Mark Stevenson 21 Jul 2020
In reply to j.kirby:

> Hi I'll take the 1992 North of England guide please, I'll message you now 

Now sold. Everything else is still available. 

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 Mark Stevenson 22 Jul 2020

Now sold or reserved:

> Climbs on Gritstone Series Volume 2 - The Sheffield Area - 1956 reprint 

> A Climber's Guide to Pontesford Rocks, 1962 (1977 reprint of) 

> A Climbers' Guide to the Staffordshire Roaches and Hen Cloud Area, 1968

> SMC, Cuillin of Skye, Vol 1, Glen Brittle,  1969 (1973 reprint of)
> + the accompanying SMC map. 

> Cordee, North of England Rock Climbs, 1992

All the others, still available. 

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 Hunky Dory 23 Jul 2020
In reply to Mark Stevenson:

ill take the PONTISFORD GUIDE please.. kind regards G

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 Mark Stevenson 24 Jul 2020
In reply to Hunky Dory:

> ill take the PONTISFORD GUIDE please.. kind regards G

Sorry, it is one of the 5 already sold. 

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 Hunky Dory 27 Jul 2020
In reply to Mark Stevenson:

Good morning Mark, If you have the 1983 rockfax top1 yorks limestone and the gower reprint 1970 ( ish)

Ill take them .. Cheers G

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 Mark Stevenson 27 Jul 2020
In reply to Hunky Dory:

> Good morning Mark, If you have the 1983 rockfax top1 yorks limestone and the gower reprint 1970 ( ish)

> Ill take them .. Cheers G

Yours. Away climbing in the SW for the next few days. I'll email you when I get back and we can sort something out. 

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 Hunky Dory 28 Jul 2020
In reply to Mark Stevenson:

Ok thats fine Mark.... Stay safe .G

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 Mark Stevenson 30 Jul 2020
In reply to Hunky Dory:

Back from climbing. Have messaged you. 

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 Mark Stevenson 31 Jul 2020

Still available:

Brassington Rocks, 1950 - £20

Rock Climbing in Britain by JEB Wright, 1958 - £2

English Outcrops by Walter Unsworth, 1964 - £2

BMC, The Sheffield-Stanage Area, 1964 (1970 reprint of) - £5

FRCC, 75 New Climbs in the Lake District 1964-65 - £2

CC, Cornwall Volume 1, North Coast of Penwith, 1968 -  £3

SMC Cairngorms Area Volume V, Creag an Dubh-Loch, Glen Clova, 1971 - £3

BMC, The Staffordshire Gritstone Area, 1973 - £2

Lundy Rock Climbs, 1974 2nd Edition -  £5

CC, Cwm Idwal, 1974 - £3

CC, Chair Ladder, 1975 - £3

CC, Clogwyn Du'r Arddu, 1976, 3rd edition -  £3

CC, Llanberis Pass, 1978 - £3

Cordee, North York Moors, 1985 - £7

BMC, New Climbs 1987 -  £2

CC, Swanage, 1989 new routes - £8

Constable, Rock Climbing in Snowdonia, 1990 edition (1998 reprint of)  - £2

Constable, Rock Climbing in Scotland, 1990 edition - £2

YMC Yorkshire Limestone, 1992 - £6

SMC, Northeast Outcrops, 1994 -  £2

CC, Lundy, 1994 (2001 reprint of) - £3

BMC, Peak Limestone Wye Valley, 1999 - £8

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