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The Peak District Rock Climbing 

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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

372 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',53],['3 Stars',111],['2 Stars',86],['1 Star',103],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Peak District

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
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
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
The Knight's Move   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   Burbage North : Hollyash Wall
Bond Street   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 75'   Millstone Edge : London Wall Area
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
Right Unconquerable   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Goliath's Groove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 65'   Goliath's Area : Goliath's Groove Area
Valkyrie   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 70'   Froggatt Edge : Froggatt Pinnacle
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
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Featured Route For The Peak District
Rock Climbing Photo: Heaven Crack

Heaven Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Saliva Buttress
If only it could go on forever. Literally the only flaw in this perfect line is its diminutive height. An ideal first lead or solo, the left-facing flake is followed via perfect jugs to a flat topout. Gritstone doesn't get any better, and neither does VDiff....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Rainy day Peak District fun in the awkward hours b...
Rock Climbing Photo: Peak afternoon
Peak afternoon
Rock Climbing Photo: Chris O and Marc C "examine" John Dunne'...
Chris O and Marc C "examine" John Dunne'...
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown bouldering
Unknown bouldering

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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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