Mountain Project Logo

Areas in Millstone Edge

Billingsgate Area 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Cioch Bay Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Embankment Wall 5 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Entrance Bays 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Great Slab Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Green Death Area 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Keyhole Cave Area 5 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
London Wall Area 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
North Bay Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
North Wall Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Owler Tor 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Twikker Area 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1

Description

Millstone Edge is a remarkable venue for climbing. Unlike many of the other edges Millstone is an old quarry, and the rock features left by the quarrymen are very striking.

The rock is generally of excellent quality, although the top outs for some of the routes need caution as the steep slopes above the cliff can be sandy in places.

The cliff faces west, dries quickly after rain and is easy to reach.

Getting There

From Hathersage head East on the A6187, after about 1 mile the road follows sharply round to the left. Park up either on the left before the turn or shortly after in the cap park.

Follow the track (just to the west of the sharp turn) heading North. You'll soon arrive at the first area.

23 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Millstone Edge Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Millstone Edge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in Millstone Edge »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
Empty
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

It might be useful for newcomers to note the easiest climber's access. Park in the large lot at the top (one must buy a parking ticket from dispenser---it takes only credit cards). Walk east on the main trail about 100 meters or so, staying left at all junctions, to find the first and lowest viewpoint. This has a stone fence. Step over the fence and follow it right and down the obvious draw which leads to the Entrance Bay (has some small and insignificant climbs laced with brush).

Do NOT follow the main path up the hill and parallel to the stone wall. This is a hill walker's trail that skirts the top of Millstone Edge and continues for miles beyond. Aug 12, 2013

More About Millstone Edge

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Millstone Edge (34)

Most Popular · Newest