Rock climbing and abseiling

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Climb boldly on the grit-stone edges and outcrops that are the English Peak District, Britain’s oldest and one of the most visited National Parks in the world. The Peak District boasts some 10,000 of the best rock climbs in the UK, all for good reason!

From the Dark Peak of Kinder Scout, Bleaklow and Black Hill to the valleys of Edale, Longdendale, Crowden & Chew. The Eastern Edges of Stanage, Froggat and Curbar to the ridges of The Roaches and Hen Cloud. Finally, the deep Dales and Valleys of the river Wye, Dove and Manifold that are the White Peak. All this with Buxton positioned firmly at the centre.

Climbing areas
Aldery Cliff – Map Ref: SK097663 – Online Map
Burbage South – Map Ref: SK266810 – Online Map
Castle Naze – Map Ref: SK052784 – Online Map
Chee Tor – Map Ref: SK124739 – Online Map
Curbar Edge – Map Ref: SK252760 – Online Map
Dovedale – Map Ref: SK143522 – Online Map
Froggatt Edge – Map Ref: SK249763 – Online Map
Kinder Scout Downfall – Map Ref: SK082889 – Online Map
New Mills Torrs – Map Ref: SJ999853 – Online Map
Millstone Edge – Map Ref: SK248801 – Online Map
Ravensdale – Map Ref: SK173737 – Online Map
Stanage Edge – Map Ref: SK245829 – Online Map
The Roaches – Map Ref: SK004621 – Online Map
Thor’s Cave – Map Ref: SK098549 – Online Map
Yarncliffe Quarry – Map Ref: SK255794 – Online Map

Gritstone climbs

1. Flying Buttress ***
Grade: Very Difficult (VD)
Location: Stanage Edg e– Popular End (Online Map)
Guide: Stanage / BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

2. Crack & Corner ***
Grade: Hard Very Difficult (HVD 4b)
Location: Stanage Edge – Popular End (Online Map)
Guide: Stanage / BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

3. Christmas Crack ***
Grade: Hard Severe (HS 4b)
Location: Stanage Edge – Popular End (Online Map)
Guide: Stanage / BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

4. Left Unconquerable ***
Grade: Extremely Severe (E1 5b)
Location: Stanage Edge – Popular End (Online Map)
Guide: Stanage / BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

5. Heather Wall ***
Grade: Hard Very Difficult (HVD)
Location: Froggatt Edge (Online Map)
Guide: Froggatt / BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

6. Tody’s Wall **
Grade: Hard Very Severe (HVS 5a)
Location: Froggatt Edge (Online Map)
Guide: Froggatt / BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

7. Valkyrie ***
Grade: Hard Very Severe (HVS 4c, 5a)
Location: Froggatt Edge (Online Map)
Guide: Froggatt / BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

8. Sunset Crack **
Grade: Very Severe (VS 4b)
Location: Froggatt Edge (Online Map)
Guide: Froggatt / BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

9. Via Dolorosa ***
Grade: Very Severe (VS 4b,4c)
Location: The Roaches – Lower Tier (Online Map)
Guide: Staffordshire Grit – The Roaches/ BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

10. The Sloth
Grade: Hard Very Severe (HVS 5b)
Location: The Roaches – Upper Tier (Online Map)
Guide: Staffordshire Grit – The Roaches/ BMC Publication – (BMC online shop).

Limestone climbs

1. Great Central Route **
Grade: Extremely Severe (E1 5a, 5c)
Location: Chee Tor (Chee Dale) (Online Map)
Guide: Peak Limestone – Chee Dale BMC/Publication – (BMC online shop).

2. Medusa ***Grade: Very Severe (VS 4b, 4b)
Location: Raven Buttress (Ravensdale). (Online Map)
Guide: Peak Limestone – Stoney/BMC Publication – (BMC online shop)

Abseiling

Millers Dale Viaduct, Millers Dale (near Buxton)

Website: www.peaksandpaddles.org

Maps

Ordnance Survey – 1:25,000 Maps – Explorer Series
Ordnance Survey – 1:50,000 Maps – Landranger Series