/ Where to go??? stanage
You really can't go far wrong. The weather forecast for tomorrow looks stunning so it'll likely be pretty crowded. Better not to have a tick-list possibly, rather just wander along and jump on whatever is free and takes your fancy. For a first visit I'd suggest starting at either the Popular end or the Plantation, and wander leftwards from there.
Nice one. U have made the journey more exciting with the positive reply. Cant wait now. Cheers mate.
If you don't mind crowds, and want 3* classics all next to each other, then the Popular End is where you want to go, but it will be busy. If you want to be away from the crowds (a bit), head for the Plantation - you can head leftwards into the lesser-known bit of the crag if routes are mobbed. If you do go to the Plantation, then make sure to take in Count's Crack, the best VS crack on the edge: a proper meaty VS that's often overlooked.
Good call, Jon. You could have a great day around that way and not see anyone else all day. Count's Crack, Central Buttress, Countess Buttress, Titanic, Anniversary Arete then over to the Unconquerables when everyone else has gone to the pub.
Or just potter along the Popular End jumping on any starred VS-HVS that isn't occupied - can't go wrong.
I don't know Countess Buttress, will look it up.
Central Buttress is another overlooked gem, an excellent varied route. Titanic Direct (HVS) is the 3* classic for me, rather than sneaking-off-round-the-corner VS.
Where did you go? What did you do?
It was wonderful around the Plantation today.
Hi Jon. We had a great day out. We camped out and was up and at it for 5.30. Cup of tea and bacon roll, then on are first route for 6.30. Starting at the real 20 ft crack and doing the 3 routes to the left of it. Then we walked in and picked off routes as suggested. The best routes we did were central trinity, Christmas crack, Hargreaves original, and inverted v.16 routes in the day and was walking like John wain going back to the car... so much to go at there I don't know why I was worried. Will definitely be back soon. We only got to inverted v as someone had fell and the paramedics were onsight so we stopped there. Hope the person involved is ok.
Sounds like a great day. Real 20ft Crack is ace!
Elsewhere on the site
F ounded in 1993, Mountain Hardwear are a pretty young mountaineering clothing and equipment manufacturer but are also one of... Read more
With four photos in this week's top ten, and a UKC gallery of stunning images we thought it was time we had a chat with... Read more
Perhaps the perfect Xmas gift for the climber in your life... Wild Country's Crack School has two of the worlds best crack... Read more
Tonight's Friday Night Video features the Norwegian town of Rjukan, once believed to be the home of the world's tallest... Read more
Rock shoes stink – let’s face it. Boot Bananas are the perfect way to fight the funk and keep them fresh. They help... Read more