The Peak District Rock Climbing
Other gritstone edges seen from Stanage Edge.
The Peak District National Park is probably the most popular climbing area in the UK, and with good reason. Only Yorkshire can compete for the amount of high quality climbing that is available to climbers of all abilities. The gritstone and limestone cliffs of the Peak District are all very easy to reach, and are relatively close to each other, with a few exceptions, which makes it very possible to enjoy several cliffs on a day visit.
With its proximity to the metropolitan areas of Manchester and Sheffield it has a tendency to get busy at the weekend, at all times of the year, however the shear number of climbs available mean you'll spend little waiting even for the very popular classics.
Head towards Manchester or Sheffield, from there head towards the Peak District National Park. For the majority of the cliffs taking aim at the small village of Baslow, will mean you are within 15 minutes of the majority of the climbing (Both gritstone and limestone).
Weather station 11.0 miles from here
370 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',53],['3 Stars',109],['2 Stars',86],['1 Star',103],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Peak District
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Peak District:
Featured Route For The Peak District
Flying Buttress Direct 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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: ... : The Flying Buttress
Exhilarating climbing on large holds. Climb up the slab to the center of the roof. No protection until under the roof and it is off to the left. Get to the first big hold and do a blind placement of a #1 BD or was a #2. Sorry I can't remember. Now there is a little trick to getting established, but I am not giving that away. After that brute force will get to the top. Enjoy. A side note when I first climb in Stanage, I did not understand the ratings. The guy(Patrick) I was clim...[more] Browse More Classics in International
By Leo Hski
Oct 20, 2009
To each his own Paul. You're in the minority on this one.