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Northern England Guide

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1. Northern England 14,473 routes in Region

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Seasonality

Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.552061, -1.994209

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1.1. Yorkshire 7,460 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 53.947290, -1.384580

description

1.1.1. Yorkshire Gritstone 2,904 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 53.899133, -1.901525

1.1.2. Yorkshire Limestone 2,128 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Trad climbing and other styles

Lat / Long: 53.780755, -1.853473

1.1.3. North York Moors 1,644 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.379263, -0.873415

1.1.4. North Yorkshire 540 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.333038, -2.021240

1.1.5. Filey Brigg 65 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.216707, -0.266099

1.1.6. Leeds 0 routes in Area

1.1.7. The Foundry Climbing Centre 0 routes in Gym

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1.1.8. Wharncliffe Crag 144 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 53.473283, -1.553042

1.1.9. Bell Hagg 35 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 53.377604, -1.545771

summary

Good crag,easy access.

description

Series of buttresses on the outskirts of Sheffield in Woodland.

access issues

None

approach

<15 minutes by foot.

where to stay

Sheffield

ethic

No chipping

history

N/A

1.1.10. Sheffield artificial 0 routes in Area

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1.2. Cumbria 5,790 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.574702, -2.944445

1.2.1. Lake District 5,662 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.492535, -3.064317

1.2.2. Outlying of Lake District 126 routes in Region

Summary:
Rock climbing, Trad climbing and Bouldering

Lat / Long: 54.354034, -3.150214

1.2.3. Armathwaite 2 routes in Region

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 54.799300, -2.770144

1.2.4. University of Cumbria 0 routes in Crag

1.3. Lancashire 99 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Rock climbing and Bouldering

Lat / Long: 53.852654, -2.630965

1.3.1. Anglezarke 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 53.640811, -2.573952

1.3.2. Scout Crag Quarry 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.146666, -2.791628

1.3.3. Trowbarrow 32 routes in Crag

Summary:
Trad climbing and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.176100, -2.796793

1.3.4. Troy Quarry 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 53.707600, -2.359319

description

Very large and popular quarry

1.3.5. Cold Stone Crag 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 54.041987, -2.441686

1.3.6. Warton Small Quarry 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 54.145504, -2.770862

1.3.7. Warton Pinnacle Crag 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.147667, -2.779689

1.3.8. Jack Scout Crag 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 54.156835, -2.830251

1.3.9. Witches Quarry 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
Rock climbing and Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 53.895106, -2.292071

summary

Looks like the BMC has a good relationship with the owners of the field as you drive right up to the crag!

description

A nice Crag with excellent access. Great pub down the road as well!

access issues

Make sure to close the gate behind you.

history

I'm not sure if it was British fibs or not, but rumour has it witches were burned at the stake on a nearby hill.

1.3.10. Woodwell 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 54.162145, -2.821250

1.3.11. Parbold Quarry 0 routes in Crag

1.4. Greater Manchester 53 routes in Region

Summary:
Trad climbing, Bouldering and Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 53.534158, -2.304071

description

The area around Manchester, roughly a half an hour drive.

1.4.1. Awesome Walls - Stockport 0 routes in Gym

description

If you climb at Awesome Walls - Stockport you can use the generic routes below to keep your training logbook up to date.

approach

The Engine House Pear Mill, Lower Bradbury Road Stockport SK6 2BP

1.4.2. Manchester Climbing Centre 4 routes in Gym

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 53.469537, -2.203953

description

If you climb at the Manchester Climbing Centre you can use the generic routes below to keep your training logbook up to date.

approach

St. Benedict’s Church Bennett Street Manchester M12 5ND

1.4.3. Rock Over Climbing 5 routes in Gym

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 53.491221, -2.245497

description

If you climb at Rock Over Climbing you can use the generic routes below to keep your training logbook up to date.

approach

Clarence Hat Works, 45 Julia Street, M3 1LN

1.4.4. Rope Race Climbing & Activity Centre 0 routes in Gym

description

If you climb at the Rope Race Climbing & Activity Centre you can use the generic routes below to keep your training logbook up to date.

approach

Goyt Mill Upper Hibbert Lane Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 7HX

1.4.5. Longford Park Boulder 0 routes in Boulder

description

Bendcrete boulder located in this large suburban park, good surface, decent traverse, little to no soft fall so you may still need a crash mat. Worth an after work attempt or lazy Sunday wander.

approach

Situated pretty much halfway between two major roads, Chester Rd, Stretford and Barlow Moor Rd, Chorlton so lots of buses, trams etc. to get you in the vicinity.

1.4.6. Birks quarry 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 53.547632, -2.064225

summary

An urban quarry in Oldham.

description

Some very hard stuff if you rummage around

access issues

Gate is locked sometimes.Crag now being developed for housing

approach

Quarry is situated on Huddersfield road through gates,as you leave Oldham and climb the hill.

ethic

None

history

Charles Cooper established routes and boulder problems in the mid 2000s

1.4.7. The Climbing Depot 0 routes in Gym

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1.4.8. Cow's Mouth Quarry 9 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 53.669888, -2.056743

summary

Small crag with little protection.

description

No many locations to place gear, it might be best to bring a bouldering mat.

approach

20 minute walk from the White House pub.

1.4.9. Brownstones Quarry 8 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Bouldering

Lat / Long: 53.608331, -2.483162

1.4.10. Wilton 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 53.616538, -2.457586

1.4.11. Hobson Moor Quarry 22 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 53.466837, -2.018248

summary

30 seconds from the road.Fast drying,solid gritstone.Good routes and plenty of bouldering

description

Always a dry bit

access issues

No access problems.Can be busy on nice days

approach

Off main Staybridge to Glossop road.

where to stay

Glossop is the gateway to the peak.

ethic

No chipping

history

N/A

1.5. Tyne and Wear and Durham 444 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.753940, -1.731824

1.5.1. North Pennines 267 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.570802, -2.012217

1.5.2. Causey Quarry 39 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.897727, -1.685846

1.5.3. Cleadon 48 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.965743, -1.394198

1.5.4. Houghton Graveyard 19 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.811595, -1.508620

1.5.5. Hown's Gill 39 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.835098, -1.850257

1.5.6. Kepier Woods 20 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.793270, -1.545699

1.5.7. Knitsley 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 54.828503, -1.812018

1.6. Northumberland 613 routes in Region

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.251243, -2.021037

1.6.1. Kyloe Crag 68 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.647671, -1.937333

1.6.2. Kyloe in the Wood 43 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.641582, -1.928380

1.6.3. Bowden Doors 23 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Trad climbing

Lat / Long: 55.585709, -1.888127

1.6.4. Crag Lough 111 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.005017, -2.367541

1.6.5. Peel Crag 91 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.003051, -2.381722

1.6.6. Back Bowden Doors 67 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.596175, -1.897574

1.6.7. Apple Garth Scar 0 routes in Crag

1.6.8. Rothley 1 route in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.191386, -1.934282

summary

Some superb routes on the main face, but this area is mainly known for it's bouldering.

1.6.9. The Wanneys 169 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.163342, -2.095378

1.6.10. Corby's Crag 27 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.383394, -1.802636

1.6.11. Shaftoe 13 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 55.134453, -1.916482

1.7. Cheshire 14 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Rock climbing

Lat / Long: 53.332915, -2.750623

summary

Cheshire's very own bouldering wall

description

Great venue with lots of potential

access issues

None

approach

5 minute walk in

where to stay

Liverpool

ethic

No chipping

history

N/A

1.7.1. Pex Hill 8 routes in Crag

Summary:

Lat / Long: 53.392370, -2.752222

1.7.2. Frodsham 6 routes in Crag

Summary:

Lat / Long: 53.276606, -2.737651

1.7.3. Helsby 0 routes in Crag

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