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January 9th 2014. Lake District

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

1,050 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',149],['3 Stars',290],['2 Stars',303],['1 Star',272],['Bomb',9]
['<=5.6',241],['5.7',93],['5.8',121],['5.9',109],['5.10',222],['5.11',63],['5.12',30],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',45],['V2-3',26],['V4-5',35],['V6-7',18],['V8-9',11],['V10-11',4],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in England

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for England:
Not To Be Taken Away   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   Stanage Edge : Plantation Bouldering
Deliverance   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Stanage Edge : Plantation Bouldering
North Face of Uxbridge Road   A0 R     Aid, Grade VI   South West : West London
Little Chamonix   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 4 pitches, 210'   Borrowdale Valley : Shepherds Crag
Heaven Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 30'   B.A.W.s Area : Saliva Buttress
Flying Buttress   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 55'   Christmas Crack : The Flying Buttress
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Borrowdale Valley : Black Crag
Mississippi Buttress Direct   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   Mississippi Area : Mississippi Buttress
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Borrowdale Valley : Shepherds Crag
Valkyrie   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   The Roaches : Lower Tier
Three Pebble Slab   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 38'   Froggatt Edge : Froggatt Pinnacle
Right Unconquerable   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Central Buttress.   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 405'   Wasdale : Scafell
Saul's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   The Roaches : Upper Tier
Bond Street   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 75'   Millstone Edge : London Wall Area
The Knight's Move   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   Burbage North : Hollyash Wall
Chequers Buttress   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 43'   Froggatt Edge : Chequers Buttress
Left Unconquerable   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Flying Buttress Direct   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Christmas Crack : The Flying Buttress
Fern Hill   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Cratcliffe Tor : Owl Gully
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Featured Route For England
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Birkett on the final pitch of Route 1.1974

Route 1 E3 5c 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Falcon Crags
A stunning route up the impressive corner to the right of the headwall. On the first ascent Peter led the final pitch and fell most of the way down the wall from what is still the free crux, entering the upper groove. After much bad language he completed the pitch. Starts above an ash tree on a grassy hump below the centre of the crag.P1) Climb the broken groove until a short groove is climbed up to the right to a ledge and belay below a groove on the left, 5.6, 70'P2) Climb the wall for about 2...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of England Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: January 2014 Derwentwater . Lake District
January 2014 Derwentwater . Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: Blencathra Mt and the town of Keswick . Early morn...
Blencathra Mt and the town of Keswick . Early morn...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lake District Hills From Buttermere Lake
Lake District Hills From Buttermere Lake
Rock Climbing Photo: Fields of Yellow
Fields of Yellow
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater Lake District
Derwentwater Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: View from Castlehead, near Keswick, English Lake D...
View from Castlehead, near Keswick, English Lake D...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater English Lake District 30th Jan 2015
Derwentwater English Lake District 30th Jan 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater
Derwentwater
Rock Climbing Photo: And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured ...
And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Crag . English Lake District.
Black Crag . English Lake District.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking West from Latrigg. English Lake District
Looking West from Latrigg. English Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: Skiddaw Mt . English Lake District
Skiddaw Mt . English Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England...
BETA PHOTO: The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England...
Rock Climbing Photo: Derwentwater near town of Keswick ... Lake Distric...
Derwentwater near town of Keswick ... Lake Distric...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thirlmere Lake .. Lake District
Thirlmere Lake .. Lake District
Rock Climbing Photo: Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thirlmere Lake with Blencathra Mt. NW England. Pho...
Thirlmere Lake with Blencathra Mt. NW England. Pho...
Rock Climbing Photo: Thirlmere Lake, The Lake District, NW England
Thirlmere Lake, The Lake District, NW England
Rock Climbing Photo: Elterwater Village, NW England
Elterwater Village, NW England
Rock Climbing Photo: Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley...
Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley...
Rock Climbing Photo: Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stone circle
Stone circle
Rock Climbing Photo: Grange Bridge
Grange Bridge
Rock Climbing Photo: Sheep
Sheep

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By Dick Musgrave
May 4, 2010
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.
By Chris Owen
Administrator
From: Big Bear Lake
Jun 12, 2011
Try here.

BTW I was born and spent over 20 years of my life in a tiny village in North Shropshire.
By Sean Maher
From: Bristol, England
Oct 3, 2016
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

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