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England Rock Climbing 


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Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Aug 12, 2007
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January 2014 Derwentwater . Lake District

Description 

From the Lake District and Northumberland in the North down to Cornwall in the South West, England has many fine cliffs, with arguably Derbyshire and Yorkshire hosting some of the finest climbing around, on rock type that can vary significantly in just a few miles. The weather in England, while still often damp, is generally better than other areas in the UK.

Getting There 

Flying to London will be the best option, from where you can easily travel to all the areas described.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

1,015 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',148],['3 Stars',267],['2 Stars',298],['1 Star',267],['Bomb',8]
['<=5.6',239],['5.7',90],['5.8',113],['5.9',106],['5.10',213],['5.11',63],['5.12',30],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',17],['V2-3',85],['V4-5',32],['V6-7',16],['V8-9',6],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in England

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for England:
Not To Be Taken Away   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Stanage Edge : Plantation Bouldering
Deliverance   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Stanage Edge : Plantation Bouldering
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   Borrowdale Valley : Shepherds Crag
Flying Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 55'   Christmas Crack : The Flying Buttress
Heaven Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 30'   B.A.W.s Area : Saliva Buttress
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Borrowdale Valley : Black Crag
Napes Needle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 6'   Wasdale : The Napes ,Great Gable
Mississippi Buttress Direct   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   Mississippi Area : Mississippi Buttress
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Borrowdale Valley : Shepherds Crag
Valkyrie   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   The Roaches : Lower Tier
Saul's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   The Roaches : Upper Tier
Central Buttress.   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 405'   Wasdale : Scafell
Bond Street   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 75'   Millstone Edge : London Wall Area
The Knight's Move   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   Burbage North : Hollyash Wall
Right Unconquerable   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Valkyrie   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 70'   Froggatt Edge : Froggatt Pinnacle
Chequers Buttress   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 43'   Froggatt Edge : Chequers Buttress
Left Unconquerable   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Flying Buttress Direct   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Christmas Crack : The Flying Buttress
Fern Hill   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Cratcliffe Tor : Owl Gully
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Featured Route For England
Rock Climbing Photo: Through the crux of Left Unconquerable

Left Unconquerable 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Unconquerable Buttress
Left Unconquerable, a steep layback flake, is a mega-classic of the Peak District. Great holds, great gear, and a fabulous setting make it a perennial favorite along with its equally classic (and slightly easier) brother, Right Unconquerable. Start at an obvious finger-width flake and lieback a move or two to a horizontal. Another move will get you to an excellent jug in the crack. With more difficulty, lieback the flake to another horizontal at 2/3 height. From here, a tricky sequence involving...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of England Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: January 9th 2014. Lake District
January 9th 2014. Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: Lake District Hills From Buttermere Lake
Lake District Hills From Buttermere Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater Lake District
Derwentwater Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured ...
And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Blencathra Mt and the town of Keswick . Early morn...
Blencathra Mt and the town of Keswick . Early morn...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater
Derwentwater
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Castlehead, near Keswick, English Lake D...
View from Castlehead, near Keswick, English Lake D...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater English Lake District 30th Jan 2015
Derwentwater English Lake District 30th Jan 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Fields of Yellow
Fields of Yellow
Rock Climbing Photo: Blencathra Mountain from Thirlmere Lake ... Lake D...
Blencathra Mountain from Thirlmere Lake ... Lake D...
Rock Climbing Photo: The town of Keswick, NW England
The town of Keswick, NW England
Rock Climbing Photo: Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
Rock Climbing Photo: Friars Crag, Borrowdale
Friars Crag, Borrowdale
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheep
Sheep
Rock Climbing Photo: Grange Bridge
Grange Bridge
Rock Climbing Photo: British Robin
British Robin
Rock Climbing Photo: Stone circle
Stone circle
Rock Climbing Photo: Biking out of the Newlands Valley with Causey Pike...
Biking out of the Newlands Valley with Causey Pike...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
Rock Climbing Photo: In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest...
In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: More of Borrowdale
More of Borrowdale
Rock Climbing Photo: Lowther Castle . Cumbria
Lowther Castle . Cumbria
Rock Climbing Photo: Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley...
Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley...

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By Dick Musgrave
May 4, 2010
All the classics you mention are short outcrop routes. You don't mention anything above 750 feet or so above sea level, so I suspect that you have not realized that you are taking info. from city dwellers' records & they only go to small local outcrops. That means that they make up most statistics, but they seldom see the higher hills.
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: Big Bear Lake
Jun 12, 2011
Try here.

BTW I was born and spent over 20 years of my life in a tiny village in North Shropshire.

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