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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.
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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Stanage Edge:
Robin Hood's Right-Hand Buttress Direct 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 70' Christmas Crack : Boot Buttress
Flying Buttress Direct 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80' Christmas Crack : The Flying Buttress
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Mississippi Buttress Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b International : United Kingdom : ... : Mississippi Buttress
One of the best VS routes at Stanage and one of my favorite routes of all time. Sustained, varied, steep, aesthetic- this is the definition of classic. The climb generally follows a left facing flake system in a shallow corner on the face of Mississippi Buttress. Make a bouldery start on angular, slightly overhanging sandstone fins to gain a bridging rest. Here the rock begins to feel more like grit. Using a series of hand jams, improbably high steps, and bold smears on the left side of the corn...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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