<h2>Rock climbing destination articles and features</h2>
Rock Climbing and Mountaineering books – Lockdown Reads
6th May '20
Mark Radtke pulls 10 books from his collection that will help to inspire, reminisce and entertain during lockdown.
Twelve Top Rock Routes – Borrowdale, Lake District
15th Apr '20
In the first of a series of articles, Lakes based climber and mountaineering instructor Wes Hunter shares his favourite routes in the Lake District, starting with the Borrowdale valley.
A Life Aesthetic - Bouldering
7th Apr '20
Bouldering has given me a huge insight into myself as an individual. It’s taught me about drive, patience, confidence, strengths and weaknesses... by Chris Davies
Fairy Cave Quarry
2nd Apr '20
This large limestone quarry, tucked away in a corner of Somerset, has slabs reaching a height of 40m festooned with quality routes at all grades.
The day I met Patrick Edlinger
30th Mar '20
A shot of Patrick Edlinger climbing one of the first hard routes in France proved an inspiration for Mike 'Twid 'Turner and one day he would meet him in the flesh.
My Map of the World
27th Mar '20
Niall Grimes takes a stroll down memory lane and recalls his climbing roots in Donegal.
Edge of Myself - Andy Kirkpatrick
21st Mar '20
Award-winning author and climber Andy Kirkpatrick's gripping tale of his solo ascent of Sea of Dreams, a route that retains an aid grade of A4+ ‘if you fall, you die’. From his book, Unknown Pleasures.
A Walk on the Southside – Kinder South Cragging
17th Mar '20
The crags lining the southern edge of Kinder Scout in the Peak District offer some of the best moorland climbing around. Keith Sharples gives a tour of this 'away from it all' venue.
Heptonstall Quarry, Yorkshire Grit
22nd Feb '20
Mark Radtke highlights the history and famous routes at this superb gritstone quarry in West Yorkshire
Cheshire Sandstone Climbing Tour
10th Feb '20
Paul Evans takes us on a whistle-stop tour of some of the major areas in the Cheshire & Merseyside sandstone climbing area.
Fair Head - Northern Ireland’s climbing gem
31st Jan '20
Fair Head is arguably Northern Ireland’s finest climbing venue with stunning rock architecture and routes. Mike Hutton takes us on a trip around this world-class venue.
Over the Moon - Yangshuo in China
8th Jan '20
Yangshuo is the most well-known and popular climbing destination in China and provides amazing climbing and varied travel experiences.