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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

999 Total Routes

['4 Stars',151],['3 Stars',253],['2 Stars',296],['1 Star',264],['Bomb',8]
['<=5.6',239],['5.7',88],['5.8',108],['5.9',104],['5.10',210],['5.11',63],['5.12',27],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Heaven Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 30'   B.A.W.s Area : Saliva Buttress
Flying Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 55'   Christmas Crack : The Flying Buttress
Napes Needle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 6'   Wasdale : The Napes ,Great Gable
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Borrowdale Valley : Black Crag
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
Right Unconquerable   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Saul's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   The Roaches : Upper Tier
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
Valkyrie   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 70'   Froggatt Edge : Froggatt Pinnacle
Kipling Groove   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 135'   Great Langdale : Gimmer Crag
Chequers Buttress   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 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
An old picture of a climber on the top overhang on...

Hate 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Williamson's Cairn Area
Start up the wall and move left at the bottom of the very shallow groove and on up the wall with delicate technical moves. At the top of the wall the climbing becomes more powerful, and you must commit fully to the overhang above for success.Once passed the rounded overhang continue more easily to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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View from Castlehead, near Keswick, English Lake D...
View from Castlehead, near Keswick, English Lake D...
Elter Water village, The Lake District, NW England
BETA PHOTO: Elter Water village, The Lake District, NW England
Some of the crags in the Langdale Valley. Gimmer a...
Some of the crags in the Langdale Valley. Gimmer a...
Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England...
BETA PHOTO: The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England...
Kirk Fell and Pillar. The Ennerdale Valley to the ...
BETA PHOTO: Kirk Fell and Pillar. The Ennerdale Valley to the ...
Blencathra Mt. Lake District
Blencathra Mt. Lake District
In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest...
In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest...
Blencathra Mt English Lake District
Blencathra Mt English Lake District
Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
Looking to the Borrowdale Valley and Derwentwater,...
Looking to the Borrowdale Valley and Derwentwater,...
Friars Crag, Borrowdale
Friars Crag, Borrowdale
January 9th 2014. Lake District
January 9th 2014. Lake District
Borrowdale Valley Lake District Nov 30th 2014
Borrowdale Valley Lake District Nov 30th 2014
Winter in Lakeland . Grange in Borrowdale. Jan. 20...
Winter in Lakeland . Grange in Borrowdale. Jan. 20...
The town of Keswick, NW England
The town of Keswick, NW England
Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
Sheep
Sheep
Climbing on Black Crag . Lake District
Climbing on Black Crag . Lake District
Grange Bridge
Grange Bridge
Andy on Devils Wedge, Borrowdale Valley, NW Englan...
Andy on Devils Wedge, Borrowdale Valley, NW Englan...
Stone circle
Stone circle
Lakeland Village, NW England
Lakeland Village, NW England
Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...

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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
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From: La Crescenta and 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.