Altitude 450m a.s.l
Stanage Edge, Derbyshire Peak District © sheffylongjohn
The highest and most continuous section of the edge, some of the longest routes on natural grit (up to 23m). Unfortunately one of the most popular too (but fine mid-week). Many polished classics including, Heaven Crack (VD), Hollybush Crack (VD), Robin Hood Right-hand Buttress Direct (HS), Crack and Corner (HVD). Less polished are Congo Corner (HVS 5b), The Scoop (HVS 5a), Hargreaves Original Route (VS 4c). For thugs, Flying Buttress Direct (HVS 5b), Tippler (E1 5b) and Dangler (E2 5c) offer much sport.
Stanage Bus from Sheffield.
Car parking at Hooks Carr (SK 245830)approached from Sheffield or Hathersage.
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.
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