The Wilton Quarries have been excavated since the mid-1840s to provide building stone for surrounding Lancashire towns. Now the haunt of climbers and boulderers, they provide some of the finest gritstone quarry climbing in the land. Selected Climbs and Bouldering in Wilton Quarries by author and stalwart guidebook champion David Price is a celebration of these quarries. Exclusively illustrated by Malc Baxter, it also honours the fine tradition of crag diagrams.
With almost two hundred trad routes and sixty boulder problems, the guide describes some of the very finest lines across all four quarries. This historic climbing venue always deserved its very own guidebook documenting the history and spirit of the climbing. More importantly it has been produced in such a way to celebrate that ethos. This special edition guide exclusively employs diagrams and not photo topos to commemorate artist Malc Baxter’s sixty years creating pen and ink drawings for many of the finest climbing guidebooks ever produced.
For many years, climbers have been told that the future of guidebooks is the app – data at the touch of a screen, updated, personalised, served up 24/7. And one day we will indeed see the last guidebook published. This won’t be the last but, if it is,
let it celebrate all that is great in the fine tradition of British guidebook publishing.