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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

993 Total Routes

['4 Stars',151],['3 Stars',251],['2 Stars',295],['1 Star',262],['Bomb',7]
['<=5.6',239],['5.7',88],['5.8',108],['5.9',103],['5.10',207],['5.11',63],['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
Chris Owen on pitch 2, past the crux, after a craz...

Valkyrie 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Lower Tier
A total classic with a wandering line and a BIG feel to it, and tons of exposure.1) 50ft 5.7. Up the groove, then traverse left along big flakes to a ledge with a huge chimney behind it.2) 80ft 5.8. There's a big flake left of the chimney (facing the rock) up this, over the top (long sling) and down the other side (insane!!!!!) to a tricky and exposed move onto a ledge (crux). Go around the arete and up the finishing slab with a feeling of real achievement.Descend to the left and down the steps....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured ...
And in UK you get free helicopter rescue! Injured ...
Some of the crags in the Langdale Valley. Gimmer a...
Some of the crags in the Langdale Valley. Gimmer a...
Borrowdale Valley Lake District Nov 30th 2014
Borrowdale Valley Lake District Nov 30th 2014
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 Distr...
Dunmail Raise near village of Grasmere, Lake Distr...
Blencathra Mt. Lake District
Blencathra Mt. Lake District
Kirk Fell and Pillar. The Ennerdale Valley to the ...
BETA PHOTO: Kirk Fell and Pillar. The Ennerdale Valley to the ...
The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England...
BETA PHOTO: The Newlands Valley, The Lake District, NW England...
In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest...
In the background Scafell Pike, 3210', the highest...
Looking to the Borrowdale Valley and Derwentwater,...
Looking to the Borrowdale Valley and Derwentwater,...
Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
Derwentwater, Borrowdale, Lake District
January 9th 2014. Lake District
January 9th 2014. Lake District
Friars Crag, Borrowdale
Friars Crag, Borrowdale
Winter in Lakeland . Grange in Borrowdale. Jan. 20...
Winter in Lakeland . Grange in Borrowdale. Jan. 20...
Blencathra Mt English Lake District
Blencathra Mt English Lake District
Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
Local Ram .. Hairy Harry
Climbers on The Bludgeon, Shepherds Crag, Borrowda...
Climbers on The Bludgeon, Shepherds Crag, Borrowda...
Looking across Derwent Water towards the town of K...
BETA PHOTO: Looking across Derwent Water towards the town of K...
The town of Keswick, NW England
The town of Keswick, NW England
Sheep
Sheep
Andy on Devils Wedge, Borrowdale Valley, NW Englan...
Andy on Devils Wedge, Borrowdale Valley, NW Englan...
Grange Bridge
Grange Bridge
Lakeland Village, NW England
Lakeland Village, NW England
Stone circle
Stone circle

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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: 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.