Kinder Scout Downfall Area Derbyshire, ENGLAND
Climbs 246 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 564m a.s.l – Faces W
Rough, well-weathered buttresses in an amphitheatre containing the famous Downfall. Sandy, wet and green a good part of the year. Worth a visit in summer (particularly mid week - less Pennine Wayers!). Routes of all grades up to 25m high, in an easily accessible, but seemingly remote location. Classics are Zig Zag Climb (VD), The Mermaid's Ridge (30m! HS 4b,4c), The Great Chmney (HS 4b), Extinguisher Chimney (VS 4c), The Dark Side of the Moon (E3 5c) and The Gallows (E3 6a).
From Hayfield (SK 037868) follow the road towards Kinder Reservoir to parking (SK 048868). Continue along the road past the LHS of the reservoir and a well-used path leading up to the LHS of the amphitheatre (40min).
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.
Over the Moors (2012), Scrambles in the Dark Peak (2012), Western Grit (2009), On Peak Rock (2003), Peak Climbs - Kinder and Bleaklow (1990),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)
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