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Cratcliffe Tor Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Dec 21, 2008
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Moving through the crux of Fern Hill, 5.10c


Cratcliffe Tor is unlike many of the other gritstone cliffs in the Peak District. Its tall and comparatively quiet and it has a remote feeling about it. The cliff faces South East and dries quickly in the likely event its been raining.

It contains some of the best climbs for the grades anywhere in The Peak, and should be on the tick list of any visitor.

Getting There 

From Bakewell follow the A6 south and then take the B5056 following signs for Ashbourne.

The tor can be seen on the NW side of the road. Park at the area where the road widens.

Follow the public right of way towards the Tor.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.0 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cratcliffe Tor

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cratcliffe Tor:
Fern Hill   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Owl Gully
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Featured Route For Cratcliffe Tor
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving through the crux of Fern Hill, 5.10c

Fern Hill 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Owl Gully
Climb up the deep gully until its half way point.From here launch out left along a difficult hand traverse. The crux moves come midway along this traverse. At the end of the traverse better holds allow vertical progress.Continue straight up, on perfect holds, with a little movement left and right until a small overlap is reached. Pass this on the right and finish up a shallow grove.Classic....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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