Elevation: 690 ft
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Shared By: Euan Cameron on Aug 12, 2007
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Description

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).

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Peak District

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 4
Crescent Arete
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 9
Not To Be Taken Away
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
The Green Traverse
Boulder
V8 7B
 4
Deliverance
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 13
Flying Buttress
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 10
Heaven Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
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 PG13
 4
The Sloth (HVS 5a)
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Right Unconquerable
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 9
Chequers Buttress
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 13
Flying Buttress Direct
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 12
Left Unconquerable
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Fern Hill
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 3
The Archangel
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crescent Arete Stanage Edge > Plantation Bouldering
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Not To Be Taken Away Stanage Edge > Plantation Bouldering
 9
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
The Green Traverse Stanage Edge > Plantation Bouldering
 5
V6 7A Boulder
Deliverance Stanage Edge > Plantation Bouldering
 4
V8 7B Boulder
Flying Buttress Stanage Edge > Christmas Crack > Flying Buttress
 13
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Heaven Crack Stanage Edge > B.A.W.s Area > Saliva Buttress
 10
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Valkyrie Roaches > Lower Tier
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Saul's Crack Roaches > Upper Tier
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Sloth (HVS 5a) Roaches > Upper Tier
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Right Unconquerable Stanage Edge > Unconquerables… > Unconquerable Buttress
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Chequers Buttress Froggatt Edge > Chequers Buttress
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Flying Buttress Direct Stanage Edge > Christmas Crack > Flying Buttress
 13
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Left Unconquerable Stanage Edge > Unconquerables… > Unconquerable Buttress
 12
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Fern Hill Cratcliffe Tor > Owl Gully
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Archangel Stanage Edge > Goliath's Area > Goliath's Groove Area
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
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