Stanage Edge Rock Climbing
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 Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Stanage Edge
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Stanage Edge:
Featured Route For Stanage Edge
The Link 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : Mississippi Buttress
The Link lives up to its name as it joins together the lower and upper cruxes of Congo Corner through a steep and direct flake haul. It is a bold line up the blunt arete of Mississippi Buttress, and one of the most classic E1s on the Edge. Start as for Congo Corner, the thin seam 15 feet left of Mississippi Buttress Direct. Make crux moves almost right off the ground. With poor feet and worse finger locks, move into a hand jam and finally to easier ground. Continue up a V-groove to the base of t...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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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.