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
369 Total Routes
['4 Stars',55],['3 Stars',107],['2 Stars',85],['1 Star',103],['Bomb',2]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Peak District:
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Not To Be Taken Away V4 6B Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : Plantation Bouldering
A rite of passage. The best problem in the Peak. The greatest moment on gritstone. These superlative descriptions don't really do Not To Be Taken Away justice; for that, look at the picture.Technically, the hardest move comes first and each one grows progressively easier. Mentally, the moves grow harder as the landing falls away. Follow the sweeping right-left ramp up the west face of the Grand Hotel....[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.