Altitude 430m a.s.l
Ben, finding out Fern Groove's not 'quite' that straight forward. © Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH
Virtually continuous natural gritstone of excellent quality. Some of the most popular areas (Goliath's, Tower Face, The Unconquerables), but some worthwhile 'inbetween spots'. Whatever your grade you must do Fern Crack (VS 4c), Tower Face (HVS 5a), Goliath's Grove (HVS 5a) and Billiard Buttress (HVS 5a). Arete lovers will feel gorged with The Archangel (E3 5b), White Wand (E5 6a), Ulysees (E6 6b) and Unfamiliar (E7 6c).
Stanage Bus from Sheffield.
Car parking at The Plantation car park (SK 237837), toilets close by.
Stanage is one of the most frequented crags in the world. On busy weekends parking can be a problem and the PDNPA have introduced a series of traffic management measures to address this. This includes creating formal parking areas, roadside bunds and reduced speed limits. There are now 310 formal parking spaces on the North Lees Estate which should be sufficient on all but the busiest weekends. The PDNPA and The BMC set up a management structure for consulting with users of the Stanage area. The ‘Stanage Forum’, a series of open meetings gives climbers and walkers an opportunity to have a say in the management of the estate. Details available from the BMC. There are problems with car crime in the Stanage area. DO NOT LEAVE ANY VALUABLES ON DISPLAY IN CARS OR MINIBUSES.
|the bouldering is awesome !|
Liam Copley - 24/Aug/08
|AWESOME...GREAT...A "MUST VISIT" FOR ANY CLIMBER!|
sss - 16/Apr/04
|MOST COOL CRAG!|
GUESS - 29/May/02