Author: David Price
Signed Paperback publication date: 01 Jul 2021
Paperback publication date: 01 Jul 2021
Signed Paperback ISBN: 9781909461567
Paperback ISBN: 9781909461567
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.
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.
Boltonian David Price only took to climbing in his forties and, it was not the ‘rock’ that became all-encompassing, but the books that document the sport. Described by his friends as ‘slightly eccentric’, David has built an astonishing collection of climbing and mountaineering narratives and guidebooks. With over five thousand books, he owns one of the finest private collections of its type in the UK, if not the world. His fascination with climbing diagrams led to probably the only collection of its type; over six hundred original crag drawings by many top artists. It’s this fascination and the achievement of his friend, long-time guidebook illustrator Malc Baxter, that led to his latest creation: Selected Climbs and Bouldering in Wilton Quarries. Having climbed extensively in the Wilton quarries, David put together this extravagant document in the hope of keeping crag art alive. Having previously published several mini guides, this book is a major step up in both size and complexity. He writes, ‘teaming up with Vertebrate Publishing has been inspirational, the time and the attention given to this book by the team has been in some ways disproportionate. Rosie Edwards, the designer, with Jon Barton, Managing Director, have both gone above and beyond. The resulting book is beyond my wildest expectations.’ This ex-soldier, photographer and salesman took early retirement in 2019 from his property development company to follow his passion – books. The only question on his lips right now is ‘what next?’
From Friday 1 April 2022, we offer 25% off to all newsletter subscribers. Simply sign up to our newsletter here to receive your discount code. If you're already a subscriber, we'll remind you of the code every time we send out a newsletter.
In addition, we offer FREE standard UK P&P for orders, along with options to upgrade the delivery service at checkout.
Postage costs are dependent on order weight (book/s weight plus packing materials) and are calculated automatically upon checkout, before payment is taken. Full details of our delivery and returns information can be found here.
We offer FREE standard UK P&P for orders: orders are sent Royal Mail Second Class as standard and should arrive within two to three working days. The option to upgrade UK shipping to Royal Mail 24 Next Day Delivery is available at checkout.
International orders are sent by Royal Mail International Tracked. Deliveries can take between a few days and a couple of weeks to arrive, depending on the delivery location. Please contact us if your country is not listed.
Update: September 2022. Most orders received through the Vertebrate Publishing Adventure Books website are dispatched from Gardners in Eastbourne, UK; some orders (such as signed copies of pre-orders, or limited stock items) are sent from our office in Sheffield, UK. If your order is for multiple items, you may receive more than one package, though we try to avoid this (if applicable, you would only be charged once for shipping). Orders received before 11 a.m. are dispatched the same day; orders received after 11 a.m. are usually dispatched the following business day. You will be sent a notification email when your order has been dispatched. If we are temporarily out of stock of a title we will advise by email.
Gift card purchases are delivered electronically – we do not dispatch physical gift cards. Full details are provided with gift card purchases.
Coming soon! Ebooks are fulfilled securely by our partner Glassboxx using their app. For more details about how to access your ebook, please refer to the information in your order confirmation.
Payment is made safely and securely using Shopify, which incorporates the world's leading payment gateways, including Stripe, Apple Pay and Google Pay. You can also check out with PayPal. All payments are handled directly by these payment gateways and Vertebrate Publishing Adventure Books does not process or store any cardholder details on the Adventure Books website.
We will happily refund or exchange any item that is returned to us in an unused, as new condition. If you want to make a return, contact us with your details. Once we've received the item(s), we will credit your account. If the item is faulty or damaged or we have sent the incorrect item we will refund postage.
If you're returning something because it's not suitable, you'll need to pay the postage costs to return it to us. We process most returns the day they arrive with us, and certainly within seven working days. Goods must be returned to us within 21 days.