Hen Cloud Climbing
|GPS:||53.152, -1.989 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Nick Russell on Jul 23, 2014|
|Admins:||Chris Owen, Euan Cameron, Nick Russell|
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DescriptionAn impressive outcropping of natural gritstone, in an exposed hilltop setting. I think it is in fact the highest natural grit outcrop, and even has some multipitch routes!
The crag faces West for the most part and gets afternoon sun. It can get very hot here on summer days, but a good breeze can keep it fresh. In winter months it gets any wind going, so can be bitterly cold! It tends to acquire a green coat over the winter, but dries out well as the weather warms up.
Getting ThereFrom Leek, take the A53 towards Buxton. Shortly after passing through Blackshaw Moor, take a left - signposted Roaches Tea Room, or Roaches Hall. Hen Cloud will be visible on the right. Roadside parking opposite the tea room, or just after the turning for Roaches Hall.
From the road, approach along the track leading to Roaches Hall for a short way, before taking a good footpath to the base of the crag.
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