Stanage Edge Rock Climbing
Without a doubt, Stanage Edge is one of the great crags of England, if not the world. Where it lacks in height, it makes up for in diversity and volume. On Peak Rock describes Stanage as "Gritsone at its best" and one would be hard pressed to argue with that. The rock is absolutely bomber, the number of classic routes and problems is staggering and the views perfectly English.
The Edge runs roughly north south, and has several recognised sub areas. These are reflected here:
Most of the minor roads east of Hathersage (to the West of Sheffield) lead up to the crag. Try the one past The Scotsman's Pack for starters.
Climbing Season For the The Peak District area.
Weather station 8.1 miles from here
93 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Stanage Edge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stanage Edge:
Featured Route For Stanage Edge
Flying Buttress 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : The Flying Buttress
What steepness and exposure for a HVD (5.5)! The original line of the buttress, Flying Buttress takes a devious line through the steepness on giant flakes and jugs. An intimidating but easy climb. Begin on the left side of the slab. Protect in a flake at 15 feet, and continue off the upper left hand corner of the slab. The next section is the crux: stand up into a slot, protect, and make a funky move or two to gain the upper flake. Cruise this to a ledge at the top and make a final exhilarating ...[more] Browse More Classics in International
BETA PHOTO: Stanage South Overview
Looking at Stanage from the forest below the Uncon...
BETA PHOTO: Stanage Popular Overview
BETA PHOTO: The Popular End parking from seen from the edge.
From: New Hampshire
Nov 17, 2008
The Rockfax guide is a great resource for locating routes and determining grades. There are not many pictures and the descriptions aren't comprehensive, however. Best to buy a guidebook (Stanage: The Definitive Guide is the best) once you get to the UK.