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6 Scottish International Winter Meet 2020 report.
Destinations | Crags | Features
20 Hard Rock
With a new glossy version out now, we look at the revamp
of this iconic book.
30 Black Rocks – Rejoice
Southern Peak grit at its finest with many classic routes.
Niall Grimes shares his memories.
38 Alpine Dreaming
All you need to know about your first sorties to the Alps,
plus objectives to aim for, including Gran Paradiso at 4,061m.
44 Macciza Macpherson profile
Dave Barnes profiles one of Australian climbing’s true characters.
48 Easy Sport Climbing – Trevor Rocks, Wales
A run-down of easier routes at this crag in the heart of Clwyd
54 Red River Gorge – USA
Keith Sharples pays a visit to America’s premier sport crag.
26 Percy Bishton
Route Setter Percy Bishton speaks to Keith Sharples.
64 Doxey’s Pool, Staffordshire
This cluster of gritstone boulders offers plenty for a good
10 Competition Reports
CWIF 2020 and Plywood Masters 2020.
training & skills
68 The Climber’s Coach
Mark Reeves’ guide to hangboarding for better finger strength.
74 Alpine and Cragging Pack Review
Bruce Goodlad looks at packs around 35–45 litres in volume.
14 The Climber’s Voice
Shared Vision – A Journey Beyond Sight, Red Szell.
16 UK Classics
German Schoolgirl (E2 5c), Llanberis Slate Quarries, North Wales.
60 James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini
Climbing in all its dimensions.
72 Book Reviews
A55 Sport Climbs guidebook and The Last Blue Mountain.
78 BMC Update
The latest news from the British Mountaineering Council.
82 Climber Legends
Front Cover: Tom Barnett on the classic Birch Tree Wall (VS 5a),
Black Rocks, Derbyshire. Photo: David Simmonite