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Welcome to the Lancashire Rock Guidebook Online. This web site now contains an electronic replica of Lancashire Rock including new routes done since the publication of Lancashire Rock in 1999 together with a few minor improvements to descriptions and grades. Please note however that the new routes are not yet marked on the diagrams.

The system is a BETA version and is still to some extent being tested. We recognise that there may the odd bug in the system and there are certainly a few features that we wish to improve namely; the smooth transition between routes and buttresses and the introduction of better photo-diagrams.

The guide is split into the same areas as per Lancashire Rock and for each crag we have included a brief summary of the History as well as the approach and access details. Where there are no access details or the details are out of date please check the latest situation via the link to NWClimbing in the left-hand menu.

Most grades are displayed in the same format to Lancashire Rock ie as traditional grades however some of the bouldering and sport routes now display the V rating or the French grades. We will soon be asking for your feedback on this aspect prior to revising the printed guide.

The system is completely free to use and is currently funded by the necessary advertising. The payment options displayed are not currently required but will soon be activated for the purpose of downloading printable PDF's. Revenue from such payments will go towards publishing anew definitive guide and/or support the Access and Conservation Fund.

This guidebook is not intended to replace the definitive printed guidebook but to complement it and the North West Area of the BMC will soon be releasing details for a new series of smaller definitive guides to replace Lancashire Rock when it is expected to run out of print later this year.

Copyright: The copyright in the guidebook online system (ie all computer programs and software) is owned by Sportgo Ltd and the copyright in the database of routes, descriptions, grades and first ascents remains the ownership of Lancashire Rock ie the team of guidebook authors and contributors who remain committed to the publication of a definitive source of guidebooks for the area.

Printable PDF: We will also soon be offering the feature to download, save and print PDF copies of all guides contained within the guide at a small charge. This feature will be up and running as soon as we have better photo-diagrams available. The charge for the associated service will be taken electronically via secure WorldPay or PayPal services. An explanation as to how these work will be provided when they are required.

Electronic Licence: This guidebook online system is available to clubs and other voluntary organisations who may wish to publish a guidebook online. For more details on this please contact Carl Spencer using our contact form

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This feature will be available soon at a small charge pending the completion of a series of new photo-diagrams for the area. Once live this system will allow the user to download, save and print a PDF guide to their chosen crag together with all updated information relating to new routes etc. The charge associated with this service will be taken electronically via secure WorldPay or PayPal services and will support the production of future definitive guides.







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