Without a doubt, Stanage Edge is one of the great crags of England, if not the world. Where it lacks in height, it makes up for in diversity and volume. On Peak Rock describes Stanage as "Gritsone at its best" and one would be hard pressed to argue with that. The rock is absolutely bomber, the number of classic routes and problems is staggering and the views perfectly English.
The Edge runs roughly north south, and has several recognised sub areas. These are reflected here:
Most of the minor roads east of Hathersage (to the West of Sheffield) lead up to the crag. Try the one past The Scotsman's Pack for starters.
Weather station 8.1 miles from here
93 Total Routes
['4 Stars',19],['3 Stars',40],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
Browse More Classics in Stanage Edge
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Stanage Edge:
Featured Route For Stanage Edge
Flying Buttress Direct 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
: United Kingdom
: ... : The Flying Buttress
Exhilarating climbing on large holds. Climb up the slab to the center of the roof. No protection until under the roof and it is off to the left. Get to the first big hold and do a blind placement of a #1 BD or was a #2. Sorry I can't remember. Now there is a little trick to getting established, but I am not giving that away. After that brute force will get to the top. Enjoy. A side note when I first climb in Stanage, I did not understand the ratings. The guy(Patrick) I was clim...[more] Browse More Classics in International
Latest Regional Forum Messages
BETA PHOTO: Stanage South Overview
Looking at Stanage from the forest below the Uncon...
BETA PHOTO: Stanage Popular Overview
BETA PHOTO: The Popular End parking from seen from the edge.
From: New Hampshire
Nov 17, 2008
The Rockfax guide is a great resource for locating routes and determining grades. There are not many pictures and the descriptions aren't comprehensive, however. Best to buy a guidebook (Stanage: The Definitive Guide is the best) once you get to the UK.