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Cheshire Sandstone 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lake District Hikes 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Lake District, The 70 / 1 / 0 / 3 / 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 71
Lancashire 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Northumberland 42 / 0 / 6 / 125 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 167
Peak District, The 341 / 10 / 3 / 43 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 393
Pleasley Vale 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Shropshire 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
South East 1 / 0 / 201 / 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 206
South West 112 / 64 / 7 / 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 185
Wye Valley 6 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Yorkshire 72 / 0 / 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 79
Elevation: 357 ft
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Aug 12, 2007
Admins: Chris Owen, Euan Cameron
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Description

From the Lake District and Northumberland in the North down to Cornwall in the South West, England has many fine cliffs, with arguably Derbyshire and Yorkshire hosting some of the finest climbing around, on rock type that can vary significantly in just a few miles. The weather in England, while still often damp, is generally better than other areas in the UK.

Getting There

Flying to London will be the best option, from where you can easily travel to all the areas described.

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Classic Climbing Routes at England

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B
 5
Not To Be Taken Away
Boulder
V8 7B
 4
Deliverance
Boulder
A0 R
 3
North Face of Uxbridge Road
Aid
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 8
Little Chamonix
Trad 4 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 13
Flying Buttress
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
Troutdale Pinnacle
Trad 6 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Valkyrie
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Saul's Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Right Unconquerable
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Central Buttress.
Trad 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
Chequers Buttress
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 4
The Sloth (HVS 5a)
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Left Unconquerable
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 12
Flying Buttress Direct
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Fern Hill
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Not To Be Taken Away Peak District > Stanage Edge > Plantation Bouldering
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Deliverance Peak District > Stanage Edge > Plantation Bouldering
 4
V8 7B Boulder
North Face of Uxbridge Road S West > W London
 3
A0 R Aid
Little Chamonix Lake District > Borrowdale Valley > Shepherds Crag
 8
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad 4 pitches
Flying Buttress Peak District > … > Christmas Crack > Flying Buttress
 13
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Troutdale Pinnacle Lake District > Borrowdale Valley > Black Crag
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 6 pitches
Valkyrie Peak District > Roaches > Lower Tier
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Saul's Crack Peak District > Roaches > Upper Tier
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Right Unconquerable Peak District > … > Unconquerables… > Unconquerable Buttress
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Central Buttress. Lake District > Wasdale > Scafell
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 6 pitches
Chequers Buttress Peak District > Froggatt Edge > Chequers Buttress
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
The Sloth (HVS 5a) Peak District > Roaches > Upper Tier
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Left Unconquerable Peak District > … > Unconquerables… > Unconquerable Buttress
 10
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Flying Buttress Direct Peak District > … > Christmas Crack > Flying Buttress
 12
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Fern Hill Peak District > Cratcliffe Tor > Owl Gully
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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All the classics you mention are short outcrop routes. You don't mention anything above 750 feet or so above sea level, so I suspect that you have not realized that you are taking info. from city dwellers' records & they only go to small local outcrops. That means that they make up most statistics, but they seldom see the higher hills. May 4, 2010
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
Try here.

BTW I was born and spent over 20 years of my life in a tiny village in North Shropshire. Jun 12, 2011
Sean Maher
Santa Barbara, CA
Sean Maher   Santa Barbara, CA
Advice to American climbers coming to England:

-don't believe the hype that all British crags are short; there is plenty of multipitch to be found
-The Peak District is only the tip of Britain's iceberg of brilliant climbing
-be proficient with using passive pro (nuts, hexes etc), natural pro (threads and spikes) and double ropes
-know how to make a rope anchor
-be willing to go on a walk in the rain when the weather turns sour on your climbing weekend Oct 3, 2016

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