Mountain Rock Photo Competition

We're looking for great shots of Britain's best mountain routes to feature in a future guidebook to mountaineering rock climbs of Great Britain. The rules couldn't be simpler - take some photos, then email your favourites to us at . This autumn we'll pick a selection of the best photos for publication in the guide, and the winners will receive a free copy of the book when it's published.

Photo Guidelines

There are no hard and fast rules, but please bear in mind that you win if your guidebook is chosen for inclusion in the guidebook... this is more likely if it is at least A5 at 300dpi and portrait format. Smaller images, or landscape shots may be selected, but it's less likely (unless they're large enough to be cropped or used on a double page spread).

Your photo is more likely to win if it features a route that no-one else has photographed, so entries of more obscure routes are encouraged! Similarly, we're really looking for shots that capture some of the atmosphere of the climb, and are not just focused on the climber.

The Route List

The list of routes to be included in the guide is not yet finalised, but please see below for a list of climbs that we're considering. If you have great photos of other mountain routes, or suggestions of climbs that you'd like to see included then please feel free to let us know by email.


Please email your favourite photos to us at along with the following information - Name of Photographer, Name of Route, Name of Climber (if known), and Any Other Information about the photo, move, pitch, or route.

The Small Print

Please only submit photos that you own and hold the copyright to. By submitting photos you grant us permission to use them for publication in the guidebook and any associated marketing material.

Route List

The route list has not been finalised yet, but we're particularly interest in photos of any of the following climbs:

Lake District

Little Chamonix
Troutdale Pinnacle
Gillercombe Buttress
Eagle Front
Harrow Buttress
Mitre Buttress Direct
Slabs Ordinary Route
Oxford and Cambridge Direct
Tophet Wall
Arrowhead Ridge Direct
Abbey Buttress
Eagle's Nest Ridge Direct
Napes Needle
Needle Ridge
North Climb
NW Climb
West Wall Climb & Old West
Rib and Slab
New West Climb
Botterill's Slab
Moss Ghyll Grooves
Moss Ghyll
Jones' Route Direct from Lord's Rake
Direct to Hopkinson's & Low Man from Hopkinson's
Juniper Buttress
Grooved Arete
Bridge's Route
Middlefell Buttress
The Crack
NW Arete & F Route
Gimmer Chimney
Bracket and Slab
B Route
A Route
C Route
Ash Tree Slabs & D Route
Bowfell Buttress
Arete, Chimney & Crack
Eliminate A
Giant's Crawl
Murray's Route
C Ordinary


East Buttress
Central Buttress (Hamilton's Route)
Cioch Nose
Window Buttress Original and In Pin
Commando Crack
Arrow Route
Wallwork's Route
Cioch West
Pinnacle Ridge
Ardverikie Wall
Eagle Ridge
The Talisman
Auld Nick
Savage Slit
Observatory Ridge
Tower Ridge
NE Buttress
Route II Direct
Crypt Route
Quiver Rib
Archer Ridge
North Face Route
Curved Ridge
January Jigsaw
Agag's Groove
Recess Route
Punster's Crack
South Ridge Direct
Sou'wester Slabs

North Wales

Amphitheatre Buttress
Great Gully
Milestone Direct
Grooved Arete
Pinnacle Rib
Gashed Crag
Chasm Route
Direct Route
Tennis Shoe
Grey Slab
Cneifion Arete
Crackstone Rib
Flying Buttress
The Cracks
Direct Route
Main Wall
The Parson's Nose
Gambit Climb
Slanting Buttress
Horned Crag
Avalanche, Red Wall & Longlands
Ordinary Route & Outside Edge
Table Direct

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