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Looking towards Stanage Plantation


Lying at the center of the edge is this find example peak gritstone. The gems of the area can be found towards the north section in and around Goliath's Groove. Endless cracks and imposing aretes can keep you occupied for days, weeks and years.

Areas from North to South
  • Mercury Crack Area
  • Hathersage Trip Buttress
  • The Pinnacle

Getting There 

From the plantation parking area walk up towards the edge, passing the bouldering.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Goliath's Area:
Goliath's Groove   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 65'   Goliath's Groove Area
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Featured Route For Goliath's Area
Nick reaches the good break on The Archangel.

The Archangel 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Goliath's Groove Area
This striking arete is both bold and beautiful.Starting on the left side of the arete step up and instantly feel the exposure as you look down the right hand side. Now repeat the same move for 35 feet until a final difficult move gains the break at halfway.With the break and protection reached, place gear and enjoy the remainder of a true gritstone classic....[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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