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Shropshire  


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Submitted By: Nick Russell on May 28, 2013
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Description 

Shropshire is a beautiful county in the West Midlands, often overlooked by climbers as they speed through on the way to Snowdonia. However, there are a few crags of interest, in particular the soft scary sandstone at Nesscliffe and the big limestone quarry at Llanymynech.

Climbing aside, Shropshire has great opportunities to relax on the way to/from Wales, be it wandering around the historic market town of Shrewsbury, or going for a walk in the idyllic Long Mynd hills.

Getting There 

The M54 gets you to Shrewsbury from the Midlands, then the A5 continues through the heart of Shropshire, past Shrewsbury and on to North Wales.

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Weather station 4.3 miles from here

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Featured Route For Shropshire
At the rest half way up Red Square. Photo by Emily...

Red Square 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Main Wall Area
The classic of the area, and for good reason. Not only is it good climbing on a stunning line, it benefits from protection. As with most of the crag, the rock quality improves as you gain height. Your belayer should stand to one side to avoid being showered by a constant stream of sand!The climbing is pretty sustained, with one good rest at half way. A variety of jamming, stemming and laybacking should get you up without too much problem, but stopping to place too much gear may leave you pretty ...[more]   Browse More Classics in International

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