/ Lake District Guides
Looking to update my Lake District guide from the FRCC 2003 volume and wondering if anyone would recommend /be able to compare the FRCC 2015 Lake District Rock guide by wired or the new Rockfax Lake District Climbs guide.
Size, weight, clarity or topos? Any one have any preference for one guide over the other?
I have the wired guide which I like. It is on the heavy side though but for multipitch routes I have scanned and printed off the relevant chapters.
I have the both the wired and rockfax guides.
I find the rockfax guide much better with very clear topos. All routes are on the same page as their topos with rockfax, unlike the wired guide.
I really like the new Rockfax guide, the only downside is that it is a bit heavy!
Stick with the 2003 edition. It is lightweight, compact and easy to use unlike the more recent coffee table books.
The 2003 edition is better than either of the newer guides for taking out to the crags as it is much smaller and still has the info you'll need. As a coffee table / reference guide, either of the newer guides will be fine. I have the Wired guide and like it but it never goes to the crag with me
> I have the wired guide which I like. It is on the heavy side though but for multipitch routes I have scanned and printed off the relevant chapters.
Doesn't having to employ such a work around make the guide unfit for purpose?
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