Stone Country

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Dave Redpath - 03/03/2005

This week seen the long waited release of John Watson and Tim Morozzo project 'Stone Country - Bouldering in Scotland'. John has promised a different kind of bouldering guide fusing art style photography by Tim Morozzo with philosophy, history and contemporary activism.

Stone Country is a meticulously researched guide to the best bouldering in Scotland with Topo's of the main bouldering venues both classic and new. It describes over 40 venues and 500 classic boulder problems over all major rock types, from industrial Basaltic of Dumbarton to the remote Gabbro of Skye.

We asked John how he felt at the final publication Stone Country

"It's been difficult to gather it all together, but it's a big country and there are a lot of stones out there! It's just great to have climbed with the Scottish bouldering community and give it the voice it deserves. Bouldering has a deep history in Scotland and we attempted to illustrate its 'unspoken' tradition as well as represent the new 'online' breed of gibbering bloc junkies. The book was conceived to be a helpful guide as well a book to excite people when it's tipping with rain or plagued with midges: a good read in a tent, a guidebook, a coffee-table eyecatcher, we hope it's all that..."

For further information see the website stonecountry.co.uk. The book can be purchase through Cordee or Amazon.co.uk.

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