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Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Aug 12, 2007
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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

1,011 Total Routes

['4 Stars',149],['3 Stars',261],['2 Stars',299],['1 Star',267],['Bomb',8]
['<=5.6',239],['5.7',90],['5.8',112],['5.9',103],['5.10',214],['5.11',63],['5.12',30],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',17],['V2-3',85],['V4-5',32],['V6-7',16],['V8-9',6],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',4],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
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
Napes Needle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 6'   Wasdale : The Napes ,Great Gable
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Borrowdale Valley : Black Crag
Ardus    5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 140'   Borrowdale Valley : Shepherds Crag
Mississippi Buttress Direct   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 60'   Mississippi Area : Mississippi Buttress
Valkyrie   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches   The Roaches : Lower Tier
Right Unconquerable   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Bond Street   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 75'   Millstone Edge : London Wall Area
Saul's Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 60'   The Roaches : Upper Tier
The Knight's Move   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   Burbage North : Hollyash Wall
Kipling Groove   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 135'   Great Langdale : Gimmer Crag
Valkyrie   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 70'   Froggatt Edge : Froggatt Pinnacle
Chequers Buttress   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 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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Rigor Mortis E2 5c 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Castle Rock of Triermain
A bold second pitch and the third pitch is very exposed. Some aid was used on P2 on the first ascent, as the climb was done from the ground up on sight the upper groove of this pitch was completely moss covered . A few years later as the pitch was now clean Martin Boyson free climbed this pitch in mistake for another climb.Start at a shallow corner just right of the perched flake of Thirlmere Eliminate.P1).Climb the wall up to a small overhang ,then follow the crack to the long ledge.50' 5.8.P2...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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Fields of Yellow
Fields of Yellow
Derwentwater English Lake District 30th Jan 2015
Derwentwater English Lake District 30th Jan 2015
View from Castlehead, near Keswick, English Lake D...
View from Castlehead, near Keswick, English Lake D...
Derwentwater
Derwentwater
Kirk Fell and Pillar. The Ennerdale Valley to the ...
BETA PHOTO: Kirk Fell and Pillar. The Ennerdale Valley to the ...
Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest...
In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest...
Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
Winter in Lakeland . Grange in Borrowdale. Jan. 20...
Winter in Lakeland . Grange in Borrowdale. Jan. 20...
Friars Crag, Borrowdale
Friars Crag, Borrowdale
Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
January 9th 2014. Lake District
January 9th 2014. Lake District
Some of the crags in the Langdale Valley. Gimmer a...
Some of the crags in the Langdale Valley. Gimmer a...
The town of Keswick, NW England
The town of Keswick, NW England
Blencathra Mt. Lake District
Blencathra Mt. Lake District
Sheep
Sheep
Borrowdale Valley Lake District Nov 30th 2014
Borrowdale Valley Lake District Nov 30th 2014
Grange Bridge
Grange Bridge
Blencathra Mt English Lake District
Blencathra Mt English Lake District
Stone circle
Stone circle
Lowther Castle . Cumbria
Lowther Castle . Cumbria
Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
Looking across Derwent Water towards the town of K...
BETA PHOTO: Looking across Derwent Water towards the town of K...
Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley...
Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley...

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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
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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.
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