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.


Rockfax Description
The imposing chimney is climbed on (very) polished holds to reach the balcony and a stance. Often green. Escape right across the top of the chimney. A finish through the overhang above the ledge by a couple of weird moves on jugs is HS 4b. © Rockfax

FA. Fred Piggott et al early 1920s.


Stanage Routes BMC Graded List , Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs , 100 Stanage stars , Stanage 100 VD - VS , Stanage Starred VDiffs , Stanage Popular Greens , Stanage 'Difficults' , Easy Peak Chimneys


User Date Notes
Iain Thow 17 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Was probably a good route before it got so polished. THe direct finish is good.
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βeta: Was probably a good route before it got so polished. THe direct finish is good.
Dan_S 21 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Very hard for a Vdiff! The route is unbelivably shiney!
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βeta: Very hard for a Vdiff! The route is unbelivably shiney!

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Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
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Route of Interest
Heather Wall

Grade: HVD 3b ***
(Froggatt Edge)

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