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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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Right Unconquerable 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Europe : United Kingdom : ... : Unconquerable Buttress
Like its neighbor to the left, Right Unconquerable is one of grit's all-time classic routes. Since its bold first ascent by the legendary Joe Brown 60 years ago, it has seen thousands of ascents, perhaps some of the most of any climb on grit. As a result, it is getting rather polished, but this fact doesn't stop it from being anything short of excellent.Start in the layback finger crack below Left Unconquerable. Just above the break at 10 feet, move right into the enormous flake. Fighting the pu...[more] Browse More Classics in International
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