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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.
Flying to London will be the best option, from where you can easily travel to all the areas described.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for England:
Mississippi Buttress Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 60' Mississippi Area : Mississippi Buttress
Right Unconquerable 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 45' The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable 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
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Quietus 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Europe : United Kingdom : ... : High Neb Buttress
Rated E2 5c. This intimidating roof is an all-time peak district classic, and still a great testpiece despite being ascended over 50 years ago! The route climbs an overhanging crack to a tricky, blank corner before continuing more easily up horizontals and twin cracks to the base of the roof. From here, trend right out the roof on flakes, protecting in the crack off left. The lip pull is the crux, and usually involves a jam in the left hand crack and yes, some thrutching....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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