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The Peak District  

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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.

Getting There 

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).

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.0 miles from here

369 Total Routes

['4 Stars',55],['3 Stars',107],['2 Stars',85],['1 Star',103],['Bomb',2]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Peak District:
Not To Be Taken Away   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Stanage Edge : Plantation Bouldering
Deliverance   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Stanage Edge : Plantation Bouldering
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
Mississippi Buttress Direct   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   Mississippi Area : Mississippi Buttress
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
Goliath's Groove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 65'   Goliath's Area : Goliath's Groove Area
Three Pebble Slab   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 38'   Froggatt Edge : Froggatt Pinnacle
Bond Street   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 75'   Millstone Edge : London Wall Area
Right Unconquerable   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
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
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 The Peak District
Right Unconquerable. Guess which flake it is.

Right Unconquerable 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Unconquerable Buttress
Like its neighbor to the left, Right Unconquerable is one of grit's all-time classic routes. Since its bold first ascent by the legendary Joe Brown 60 years ago, it has seen thousands of ascents, perhaps some of the most of any climb on grit. As a result, it is getting rather polished, but this fact doesn't stop it from being anything short of excellent.Start in the layback finger crack below Left Unconquerable. Just above the break at 10 feet, move right into the enormous flake. Fighting the pu...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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By Leo Hski
Oct 20, 2009
To each his own Paul. You're in the minority on this one.
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