Restricted Access

There are frequently problems with car crime in the Stanage area. DO NOT LEAVE ANY VALUABLES ON DISPLAY IN CARS OR MINIBUSES.

Camper vans are becoming an issue with local residents and farmers as their concerns over human waste (and contamination of water supplies) increase with the number of vans overnighting in the various parking areas and laybys there. Please respect this incredible area and the people living wihin it by not overnighting in campervans at Stanage - a number of formal campsites are available locally including North Lees campsite

 

Access restrictions under CRoW  sometimes apply to areas north of the causeway, these vary each year - see signing at access points, or check the PDNP website for closure dates.

2023 published closure dates are: - August 29th - 31st; September 1st, 4th-8th, 11th - 15th, 18th - 22nd and 25th - 29th; October 2nd - 5th

 

These closures do not affect any public rights of way or concessionary paths which remain open.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 May to 30 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

Ring ouzels are nesting on Stanage, Burbage and Bamford this year. The nest sites change quickly and frequently as ring ouzels often have several broods each year with different nest sites for each brood. On site signage will be up around any of the nest sites where climbing may impact on the birds and this is always up to date and accurate.

Stanage from High Neb westwards (and Bamford Edge, Moscar, Derwent & Hallam Moors) has a permenant dog restriction and in addition can be for land management reasons, as allowed under the CRoW Act (which allows the landowner to restrict access for up to 28 days per year). Full details of any restrictions and the areas affected can be found by searching for 'Stanage' on the Natural England open access maps website and scrolling to the restrictions section at the bottom of the page. 

These closures do not affect public rights of way (which remain open) or the concessionary paths to Stanage.

16m.

Rockfax Description
The leaning crack is jammed to a poor rest at the break. Build a bomb-shelter then make the crucial precarious layback moves up and left to reach a ladder of jugs. A great contender for your first grit E1, and this one won't be down-graded. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown Apr/1949.

Ticklists

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Feedback

User Date Notes
slacky 20 Apr Show βeta
βeta: Not clean this time but really enjoyed taking the fall, less cam faff and getting feet wide and being in balance next time.
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βeta: Not clean this time but really enjoyed taking the fall, less cam faff and getting feet wide and being in balance next time.
Gspot 22 Sep, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: At the crux, pocket to the right takes two fingers and is much more usable than looks from below. Frees up the left hand to reach up higher.
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βeta: At the crux, pocket to the right takes two fingers and is much more usable than looks from below. Frees up the left hand to reach up higher.
Ben Rowland 7 Jun, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Nice, learning to jam helped, barn door move was fun:))
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βeta: Nice, learning to jam helped, barn door move was fun:))
Blake 4 May, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: These routes are looking a bit ruined now to me. Damaged cam placements, sugary damaged grit and polish. Queues of people taking repeated lobs of them both like indoor sport routes.
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βeta: These routes are looking a bit ruined now to me. Damaged cam placements, sugary damaged grit and polish. Queues of people taking repeated lobs of them both like indoor sport routes.
Pythonist 6 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Perfect gear, and even for those of us that avoided jamming anything, it's a good 'n. Right is far better, though. E1 5b sounds exactly right.
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βeta: Perfect gear, and even for those of us that avoided jamming anything, it's a good 'n. Right is far better, though. E1 5b sounds exactly right.
ericinbristol 23 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Harder than Right U, more sustained and knackering than Right U. Perfect gear all the way. A mega classic
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βeta: Harder than Right U, more sustained and knackering than Right U. Perfect gear all the way. A mega classic
ian bryant 2 Jan, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: easier and far less strenuous than its right hand counterpart
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βeta: easier and far less strenuous than its right hand counterpart

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