Staffordshire Gritstone

Author Gary Gibson
Published British Mountaineering Council (1989)
ISBN 0-903908-56-5

This Guidebook is now out of print, and unavailable


Essential guide for the Roaches, Hen Cloud and similar. Includes many palm-sweat-inducing pics (including the yellow-edged cover, showing Kicking Bird done on a freezing day). Good descriptions, fine topos with lines. Also index and graded list.

Crags covered by this Guide
Staffordshire crags# climbsRocktypeFaces
Back Forest76GritstoneSW
Bosley Cloud68Gritstoneall
Garston Rocks23GritstoneNW
Gib Torr45GritstoneNE
Gradbach Hill48GritstoneSW
Harston Rock (Upper Churnet)60GritstoneN
Heighley Castle Quarries35Sandstone (soft)E
Hen Cloud192GritstoneSW
Knypersley Rocks20Gritstone?
Rakes Dale (Lower Churnet)12GritstoneNW
Rock End15Gritstone?
Rudyard Pinnacle2GritstoneE
The Five Clouds116GritstoneSW
The Hanging Stone8GritstoneSW
Wolf Edge57GritstoneSE
Wrights Rock Area363Sandstone (hard)N