The original guide for traditional climbing in Guernsey is “Rock Climbs in the South West – Jersey and Guernsey” by Ian Smith and Alan Hill (ISBN: 0-904405-39-7) and was published in 1987. This guide went out of print many years ago which makes original copies difficult to find and treasured items amongst the Guernsey climbing community.

Since 1987, new routes have been climbed and new crags developed. There was a brief update to the original guide in the form of a section in “New Climbs 1988” published by The British Mountaineering Council. Post this however, despite several efforts; there hasn’t been a conclusive update to the original guide. Until now…

February 2018 saw the completion of GSY Trad; an up to date definitive guide to traditional climbing on Guernsey.

GSY Trad is available in Guernsey from Press Shops, 8 Smith Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2JL for £25.00. If you live elsewhere and would like a copy, please contact us.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure everything is accurate, mistakes are made and the information in GSY Trad is used entirely at the risk of the user. If you do spot a mistake or think you have bagged a new route, please let us know.

Buy your copy from Press Shop, 8 Smith Street, St. Peter Port now!