Greg is General Manager at Rock + Run and has always been a keen outdoor enthusiast. Over the years he has partaken in many outdoor sports including sailing, caving, kayaking and mountain biking, before finding his niche in rock climbing. He also fell runs, especially when it’s either too hot or too wet to get out on the crag. In his spare time Greg runs the non-profit, local area website lakesbloc.com; the best source of Lakes Bouldering information.
With spring upon us and summer not too far away, this short piece of writing, and subsequent “Tick List”, is designed to be used in combination with the Rockfax Lakes Bouldering guide, the information on the LakesBloc website and the interactive map below, to get you off the beaten track, and to seek out some of the best boulder problems central Lakeland and the South Lakes limestone has to offer.
As pointed out in our recent review of Scottish Rock Volume 1 (South); the current financial climate, coupled with the weakness of the pound is likely to sway consumers toward arranging shorter breaks and even extended trips closer to home. Consequently, climber “Joe” is unlikely to want to outlay large sums on numerous guide book volumes, thus making the selected rock climbing guide an evermore attractive proposition… enter Volume2.
A world renowned sandstone bouldering area, made famous by the likes of Ben Moon and Chris Sharma. Featuring stunning lines on, generally, freestanding water and weatherworn blocks in the canyons and foothills of where the Wasatch Plateau meets the plains of south central Utah.
For those unfamiliar with the predominantly European pastime of Via Ferrata, this is a method of exploring the more exposed and less accessible parts of the greater ranges – and more commonly the Southern Alps – with little in the way of technical rock climbing equipment or knowledge.
Described as “12 bouldering hot spots between the Pyrenees and regions around Madrid”, Gebro Verlag’s new EBLOC guidebook is a well laid out and easy to use bouldering guide to Spain, produced in a similar mould to the popular 2007 publication IBLOC – Bouldering in Italy.