/ Recommended bouldering near Derby
Can anyone recommend a suitable evening venue?
If you want real quality then head up to Cratcliff and Robin Hoods Stride. Not the nearest (45mins) but the best of the Peak. Will be midgy and sweaty on the grit if there's no breeze - bear that in mind.
The nearest good venues are Black Rocks or Harborough Rocks but if you go to Black Rocks also check out the circumnavigation of the Alport Stone which is a quick detour and a must at V2/F6a. If the weather is mixed try Matlock Bank
Is there any decent bouldering at BR? I thought the Railway Slab area was pretty much unusably awful.
Thank you for your recommendations
Railway slab area. Some unlisted stuff opposite on the base of Quarry Buttress. Highballs on The Block and West Wall. Upper Rocks. Black Garden. Angel Boulder. Don't tell me you dont have a copy of Froggatt??
Chasecliffe gives a couple of hours fun as well. There are a few bits at Shining Cliff and for the real brave explorers, closest of all to Derby is Horsly Castle Quarries.
Further out from Derby you have Rowtor Rocks, all the stuff at Stanton Moor, Amber valley stuff, Pleasley etc (as well as the Cratcliffe area which also includes Clifftop and a few minor venues)
These southern areas also tend to be much less midgy than the main peak venues on windless cloudy summer days.
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