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Stanage

  • Grade context: UK
  • Approach time: 5-30 mins
  • Photos: 16
  • Ascents: 1,954

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Summary

The most famous of the gritstone edges, Stanage has a reputation and has drawn climbers for generations. With over 2000 routes and a mile long, Stanage will offer something for every trad climber.

Description

Stanage is a gritstone edge in the Peak district. As the longest and most varied of the gritstone crags it can draw a crowd. Expect trad routes from 10-20m high, often with complex 3D movements and a wide range of styles

Approach

Stanage is close to the town of Hathersage in the Peak District. Busses can get you here from Sheffield, although most will drive. The crag is within a walk from public transport if needed. There are three major parking areas for Stanage (Stanage Popular, Stanage plantation and Stanage North), check which area you are planning on climbing before parking. On nice weekends parking can be a problem, arrive early if you want a close park.

Where to stay

There are many pubs offering rooms and there is a hostel in Hathersage. Paid camping can be found and some mentions of bivying at the crag can be found, though this is prohibited. Plenty of accommodation exists in Sheffield 20 min from the crag.

Ethic

Strictly trad ethic here! As the locals say, this is gods own rock.

History

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Stanage has been climbed for over a century, with most major development happening after the second world war.

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