West Country Climbs

Author Mark Glaister
Published Rockfax (2022)
ISBN 978-1-873341-88-9

Website rockfax.com


The West Country is home to some of the finest sea cliffs in the country plus many varied inland crags offering an almost unrivaled variety of climbing styles and rock types. Traditional and sport limestone around the Bristol area, beautiful slabs of the Culm Coast, epic big cliffs on the Atlantic Coast, immaculate granite at West Penwith and on The Lizard, the stunning tors of Dartmoor, and more spectacular limestone around Torbay. 

The new edition of this best-selling book to the superb climbing in the southwest of England. The book builds on the extensive coverage of its predecessor with many new crags and routes added. Virtually all the crags have been re-photographed using the latest techniques and there are new much more detailed maps as well as the expected stunning set of inspirational action photographs. It is the only single book available for the full area and has a proven track record of sustained sales for its previous edition over the last 12 years.

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West Country Climbs Rockfax (2010)

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Crags covered by this Guide
Avon crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Avon Gorge (Main Area) 295 Limestone W
Avon Gorge (Sea Walls Area) 458 Limestone SW
Avon Gorge (Suspension Bridge Area) 227 Limestone W
Goblin Combe 204 Limestone S
Portishead Quarry 93 Limestone SE
Cornwall crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Bass Point 86 Mica schist W
Black Head Area 44 Greenstone SE
Bosigran 171 Granite W
Bosigran Ridge Area 29 Granite W
Carn Barra 152 Granite SW
Carn Gowla 167 Greenstone W
Carn Lês Boel Area 54 Granite S
Chair Ladder 170 Granite S
Cheesewring Quarry 191 Granite S
Coastguard Cliffs 50 Mica schist SE
Compass Point (Bude) 67 Culm S
Cornakey Cliff 23 Culm SW
Cribba Head 38 Granite SW
Doyden Point 14 Pillow lava W
Fox Promontory 45 Granite SW
Great Zawn 50 Granite W
Gull Rock - Marsland 52 Culm W
Gurnard's Head 39 Greenstone W
Halldrine Cove 20 Granite W
Kenidjack Cliffs 47 Killas slate SE
Lands End 183 Granite W
Lower Sharpnose Point 103 Culm ?
Oldwalls' Point 9 Culm N
Pedn-mên-an-mere 67 Granite SW
Pen Olver 80 Amphibiolite & S SW
Pentire Point 147 Pillow lava N
Pordenack Point Area 83 Granite SW
Porthgwarra Buttress and Hella Point 39 Granite S
Robin's Rocks 19 Greenstone NW
Roche Rock 76 Granite ?
Sennen 181 Granite W
St. Loy Cliff 75 Granite S
Tater-du 114 Greenstone S
Tintagel Head 25 Volcanic tuff W
Trewavas 147 Granite S
Vessacks West 28 Granite SW
Vicarage Cliff 66 Culm W
Wicca Pillar 15 Granite W
Zawn Duel and Carn Gloose Area 27 Killas slate NW
Zawn Kellys Area 28 Granite W
Zennor Cliff 40 Killas slate W
Devon crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Anstey's Cove 236 Limestone S
Babbacombe Crags 98 Limestone NE
Baggy Point 187 Culm SW
Bench Tor 48 Granite all
Berry Head - Coastguard Cliffs 184 Limestone S
Berry Head - The Old Redoubt 132 Limestone E
Blackchurch 45 Culm NW
Chinkwell Tor 12 Granite all
Chudleigh Rocks - South Face 221 Limestone S
Churston Quarries 71 Limestone N
Daddyhole Main Cliff 54 Limestone E
Dyers Lookout 51 Culm W
Haytor 77 Granite all
Hound Tor 325 Granite all
London Bridge 43 Limestone all
Long Quarry Point 102 Limestone E
Luckey Tor 1 Granite all
Luckey Tor (aka Eagle Rock) 20 Granite S
Meadfoot Quarry 26 Limestone SE
Plimsoll Line Cliff 14 Limestone S
Sanctuary Wall 33 Limestone S
Screda Point 42 Culm S
Sheeps Tor 43 Granite all
Smoothlands 45 Culm NW
Spekes Mill Mouth and Brownspear Point 52 Culm N
Telegraph Hole 39 Limestone SE
The Dewerstone 165 Granite S
Torbryan Quarry 46 Limestone W
Valley of Rocks 34 Culm S
Gloucestershire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Ban-y-gor 268 Limestone NW
Shakemantle Quarry (Ruspidge Slab Quarry) 44 Limestone all
Shorn Cliff 176 Limestone W
Symonds Yat 544 Limestone NW
Wintour's Leap 502 Limestone W
Monmouthshire crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Wynd Cliff 75 Limestone S
Wyndcliff Quarry 206 Limestone SW
Somerset crags # climbs Rocktype Faces
Brean Down 106 Limestone S
Fairy Cave Quarry 187 Limestone all
Split Rock (Milton Hill Quarry) 45 Limestone NW
Uphill Quarry 70 Limestone W

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