Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
England

Select Area...
Cheshire Sandstone 
Lake District Hikes 
Lake District, The 
Lancashire 
Northumberland 
Peak District, The 
Pleasley Vale 
Shropshire 
South East 
South West 
Wye Valley 
Yorkshire 

England Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 52.3756, -1.1426 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 40,044
Administrators: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Aug 12, 2007
Forecast:
Friday

68° | 49°
Saturday

62° | 50°
Sunday

61° | 48°
Monday

68° | 54°
Tuesday

69° | 52°
Wednesday

66° | 56°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
January 9th 2014. 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

1,032 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',152],['3 Stars',274],['2 Stars',302],['1 Star',269],['Bomb',8]
['<=5.6',240],['5.7',90],['5.8',115],['5.9',108],['5.10',215],['5.11',63],['5.12',30],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',17],['V2-3',85],['V4-5',35],['V6-7',18],['V8-9',11],['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
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
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
Bond Street   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 75'   Millstone Edge : London Wall Area
Central Buttress.   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 405'   Wasdale : Scafell
The Knight's Move   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   Burbage North : Hollyash Wall
Saul's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   The Roaches : Upper Tier
Three Pebble Slab   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 38'   Froggatt Edge : Froggatt Pinnacle
Goliath's Groove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 65'   Goliath's Area : Goliath's Groove Area
Right Unconquerable   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
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
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in England

Featured Route For England
Rock Climbing Photo: Relentlessly pegging towards the next shiver-bivy.

North Face of Uxbridge Road A0 R  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : West London
May be un-repeated?Establish base camp at the junction of Willesden Road and Uxbridge Road, and from there climb steadily to establish camp two, outside Lewis's.From there the FA team took another three days to establish camp three, outside the post office.Get an early start (avoiding traffic) for the final assault. The first ascent party describes this grueling final ordeal in a classic British down-play:" Well, it's a bit gripping is this, Chris. (heavy breathing interspersed) I've got to tr...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of England Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: January 2014 Derwentwater . Lake District
January 2014 Derwentwater . Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: Blencathra Mt and the town of Keswick . Early morn...
Blencathra Mt and the town of Keswick . Early morn...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lake District Hills From Buttermere Lake
Lake District Hills From Buttermere Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Fields of Yellow
Fields of Yellow
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater Lake District
Derwentwater Lake District
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: Derwentwater
Derwentwater
Rock Climbing Photo: And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured ...
And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crag . English Lake District.
Black Crag . English Lake District.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking West from Latrigg. English Lake District
Looking West from Latrigg. English Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: Skiddaw Mt . English Lake District
Skiddaw Mt . English Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England...
BETA PHOTO: The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater near town of Keswick ... Lake Distric...
Derwentwater near town of Keswick ... Lake Distric...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thirlmere Lake .. Lake District
Thirlmere Lake .. Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thirlmere Lake with Blencathra Mt. NW England. Pho...
Thirlmere Lake with Blencathra Mt. NW England. Pho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thirlmere Lake, The Lake District, NW England
Thirlmere Lake, The Lake District, NW England
Rock Climbing Photo: Elterwater Village, NW England
Elterwater Village, NW England
Rock Climbing Photo: Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley...
Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stone circle
Stone circle
Rock Climbing Photo: Grange Bridge
Grange Bridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheep
Sheep

Show All 66 Photos

Only the first 24 are shown above.

Comments on England Add Comment
Show which comments
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.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!