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North Wales Bouldering 2nd edition is now available  :bounce:

The number of high quality venues has grown hugely in the last ten years. There are nearly 4,000 individual problems featured, almost 4 times as many as appeared in the first edition (published in 2004).

There is now greater depth and variety of bouldering here than can be found anywhere else in the UK.  :-\  :yes:

It is also possible to boulder in North Wales all year round, regardless of the season or prevailing weather; there is always somewhere to go.

The guide has been extensively researched and written by Simon Panton (author of the 1st edition of the North Wales Bouldering guide), with vital contributions from local activists such as Pete Robins, Owen Hayward, Chris Doyle, Martin Crook, Danny Cattell, Sam Cattell, Dave Noden, Tim Peck, Alex Mason, Derw Fineron, Craig Davies, Mark Lynden and Andy Godber.  :clap2:

The book has 668 pages and costs £36.95, which works out as less than a penny a problem!

Check out some sample pages at: http://www.groundupclimbing.com/newsitem.asp?nsid=223

If you can’t find it in your local climbing shop, mail order a copy from V12 Outdoor (https://www.v12outdoor.com/north-wales-bouldering-2nd-edition-pre-order.html)


• Nearly 4000 problems
• Mountains and Coastal crags
• Conditions advice
• Extensive area maps and individual crag approach maps
• Accurate topos
• Inspiring action shots and beautiful landscape images
• Font grades ranging from 2a to 8B+
• Graded lists for each crag












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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 03:32:15 pm »
fake news, Shirley?
Should you meet me at the crag - I'm pretty crap at face to face social interaction - what might seem like me being aloof is actually me trying to control moderate social anxiety - alcohol helps, but I don't take it to the crag

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 11:23:37 pm »
fake news, Shirley?

sorry

I failed to notice that this was posted in the "Sponsors" section and was just doing a bit of traditional piss-taking for what is clearly the result of considerable effort

Should you meet me at the crag - I'm pretty crap at face to face social interaction - what might seem like me being aloof is actually me trying to control moderate social anxiety - alcohol helps, but I don't take it to the crag

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 11:14:26 am »
Given my tendency to make over optimistic predictions of book release dates it's a fair cop Mr Lagerstarfish:

http://northwalesbouldering.com/guide.asp

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 12:22:57 pm »
Took my shiny new copy with me to Wales this weekend, had a fantastic day at Porth Ysgo. The guide is brilliant. Anyone complaining about the price needs to feel the heft of the fucker - there is a ridiculous amount of climbing detailed within. It's certainly got me frothing about future visits!

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 01:35:31 pm »
Looks shit.

Hmm, these grapes aren't very sweet.
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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2017, 02:27:50 pm »
Also available in the bmc shop 10% off for members.

I can save on delivery too by bringing any bought copies to the Peak Area meeting on the 13th at the Maynard

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2017, 02:33:04 pm »
Also available in the bmc shop 10% off for members.

I can save on delivery too by bringing any bought copies to the Peak Area meeting on the 13th at the Maynard



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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2017, 02:40:55 pm »
Hand them out after the meeting, or else all you will hear is the flicking of pages.
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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2017, 11:44:06 am »
Bumped into Coops_13 yesterday, up from London for the weekend with his copy of the new NWB guide. Here he is on the classic JC4PM 7A at Craig Nant y Fedw.

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2017, 06:54:14 pm »
Great interview with the man himself here:

https://www.theprojectmagazine.com/features/2017/8/29/simon-panton-interview

Really good read  :2thumbsup:
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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2017, 11:07:37 am »
This is enough to tempt a man out of retirement.
More sense than muscle.

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2017, 05:16:33 pm »
That's exactly the type of response I am hoping for. Get back on it Monolith!  :2thumbsup:

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2017, 05:26:10 pm »
It's pity that the BMC can't get your name right in the current Summit magazine, Simon Paxton.

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2017, 07:09:28 pm »
Great interview Simon and Dave. Really enjoyed that, particularly the history, documenting the key players over the years and the way you cover the locals / climbers thing.
Reminded me that I still have a battered, dog-eared copy of Northern Soul. The one with topos for Angel Bay, Porth Ysgo, Wavelength, Roadrunner etc. Great memories wandering round with a bunch of A4 paper in one hand and a sofa cushion wrapped in gaffa tape in the other.

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Re: The wait is over! North Wales Bouldering second edition now available
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2017, 04:27:25 pm »
It's pity that the BMC can't get your name right in the current Summit magazine, Simon Paxton.

Maybe a mix of Panton and Caxton?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Caxton
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