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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:
Mississippi Buttress Direct 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 60' Mississippi Area : Mississippi Buttress
Right Unconquerable 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 45' The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
Left Unconquerable 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 45' The Unconquerables Area : Unconquerable Buttress
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Heaven Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Saliva Buttress
If only it could go on forever. Literally the only flaw in this perfect line is its diminutive height. An ideal first lead or solo, the left-facing flake is followed via perfect jugs to a flat topout. Gritstone doesn't get any better, and neither does VDiff....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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