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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


989 Total Routes


['4 Stars',148],['3 Stars',251],['2 Stars',294],['1 Star',262],['Bomb',7]
['<=5.6',239],['5.7',88],['5.8',108],['5.9',103],['5.10',204],['5.11',62],['5.12',25],['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
Troutdale Pinnacle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 6 pitches, 350'   Borrowdale Valley : Black Crag
Napes Needle   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 6'   Wasdale : The Napes ,Great Gable
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
Right Unconquerable   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
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
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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Featured Route For England
Queersville takes the line up the middle of the wall.

Queersville 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Hollybush Crack Area
Start up the jagged arete until possible to reach far out left and onto the wall. Now the technical climbing begins. Take a wandering line up the wall, first left then right.Never desperate, but technical moves keep you honest all the way up, with good but spaced protection....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

Photos of England Slideshow Add Photo
And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured climber, Shepherds Crag, Borrowdale
And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured ...
Lakeland Village, NW England
Lakeland Village, NW England
Newlands Valley with Hindsgarth and Robinson. Jan 19 2014 . No snow
Newlands Valley with Hindsgarth and Robinson. Jan ...
Elter Water village, The Lake District, NW England
BETA PHOTO: Elter Water village, The Lake District, NW England
Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake District, NW England. Photo Bowker
Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
January 2014 Derwentwater . Lake District
January 2014 Derwentwater . Lake District
Kirk Fell and Pillar. The Ennerdale Valley to the right. Lake District, NW England. Bowker
BETA PHOTO: Kirk Fell and Pillar. The Ennerdale Valley to the ...
The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England. Photo Bowker
BETA PHOTO: The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England...
In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest mountain in England. Photo Armstrong
In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest...
Andy on Devils Wedge, Borrowdale Valley, NW England
Andy on Devils Wedge, Borrowdale Valley, NW Englan...
Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
The Stone Circle 2000/3000 BC with Blencathra, Keswick, NW England
The Stone Circle 2000/3000 BC with Blencathra, Kes...
Friars Crag, Borrowdale
Friars Crag, Borrowdale
Lakeland in Winter Jan /2014
Lakeland in Winter Jan /2014
Looking across Derwent Water towards the town of Keswick, NW England. Photo Bowker
BETA PHOTO: Looking across Derwent Water towards the town of K...
Grisdale Pike .. Lake District Nov 30th 2014
Grisdale Pike .. Lake District Nov 30th 2014
The town of Keswick, NW England
The town of Keswick, NW England
Climber on Black Crag, Borrowdale Valley, NW England
Climber on Black Crag, Borrowdale Valley, NW Engla...
Sheep
Sheep
Climbers on The Bludgeon, Shepherds Crag, Borrowdale Valley, NW England
Climbers on The Bludgeon, Shepherds Crag, Borrowda...
Grange Bridge
Grange Bridge
Looking to the Borrowdale Valley and Derwentwater, NW England
Looking to the Borrowdale Valley and Derwentwater,...
Stone circle
Stone circle
Some of the crags in the Langdale Valley. Gimmer and Raven Crag
Some of the crags in the Langdale Valley. Gimmer a...
Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale Valley
Fall November 2013. Derwentwater in the Borrowdale...
January 9th 2014. Lake District
January 9th 2014. Lake District
Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley, NW England
Elterwater and the Langdale Pikes, Langdale Valley...
Blencathra Mt. Lake District
Blencathra Mt. Lake District
Elterwater Village, NW England
Elterwater Village, NW England
Winter in Lakeland . Grange in Borrowdale. Jan. 2014
Winter in Lakeland . Grange in Borrowdale. Jan. 20...
Thirlmere Lake, The Lake District, NW England
Thirlmere Lake, The Lake District, NW England
Borrowdale Valley Lake District Nov 30th 2014
Borrowdale Valley Lake District Nov 30th 2014
Thirlmere Lake with Blencathra Mt. NW England. Photo taken 10th Nov 2013
Thirlmere Lake with Blencathra Mt. NW England. Pho...
Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
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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: La Crescenta and 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.