Other gritstone edges seen from Stanage Edge.
The Peak District National Park is probably the most popular climbing area in the UK, and with good reason. Only Yorkshire can compete for the amount of high quality climbing that is available to climbers of all abilities. The gritstone and limestone cliffs of the Peak District are all very easy to reach, and are relatively close to each other, with a few exceptions, which makes it very possible to enjoy several cliffs on a day visit.
With its proximity to the metropolitan areas of Manchester and Sheffield it has a tendency to get busy at the weekend, at all times of the year, however the shear number of climbs available mean you'll spend little waiting even for the very popular classics.
Head towards Manchester or Sheffield, from there head towards the Peak District National Park. For the majority of the cliffs taking aim at the small village of Baslow, will mean you are within 15 minutes of the majority of the climbing (Both gritstone and limestone).
Weather station 11.0 miles from here
369 Total Routes
['4 Stars',55],['3 Stars',107],['2 Stars',85],['1 Star',103],['Bomb',2]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Peak District:
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The Tippler 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Europe
: United Kingdom
: ... : Tippler Buttress
Start up the right arete below the overhang with a couple of long reaches. Once at the overhang place some gear and traverse left on good finger holds until below the slot in the middle of the overhang. The slot sometime s has a thread runner, but if that's missing a cam fits really well.Now reach over the overhang, place another cam in the break up left if you feel like it, then move on up to gain a standing position on the wall above.Once standing romp on up to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in International
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By Leo Hski
Oct 20, 2009
To each his own Paul. You're in the minority on this one.