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.

22m.

Rockfax Description
A direct on Congo Corner with good rests between the hard moves and low in the grade. Climb Congo Corner to where it heads off left. Then go through the bulges, on creaky flakes, to where a swing left allows you to join Congo Corner again just below its upper crux. Finish up this. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1974.

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tomthetraddad 27 Jul, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Great moves on the big flakes, safe as houses getting to the flat break, save big gear for here!
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βeta: Great moves on the big flakes, safe as houses getting to the flat break, save big gear for here!
Matt17 29 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Been putting off for too long. Really good but probably hard hvs. All the hardest moves are on Congo corner bits...
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βeta: Been putting off for too long. Really good but probably hard hvs. All the hardest moves are on Congo corner bits...
Pythonist 7 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Good route! Sloth + a bit (sort of). Definitely not sustained, but does get exciting at the mantel after the swing left. I got really bored after that... Is there a route that steps right around the bulge? That line looks more obvious, but perhaps harder...
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βeta: Good route! Sloth + a bit (sort of). Definitely not sustained, but does get exciting at the mantel after the swing left. I got really bored after that... Is there a route that steps right around the bulge? That line looks more obvious, but perhaps harder...
pdhu 6 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Sustained? You can sit down on the ledge under the roof and psyche up for the moves through the overhangs! But don't leave it too long...
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βeta: Sustained? You can sit down on the ledge under the roof and psyche up for the moves through the overhangs! But don't leave it too long...
Furzy Sleight 5 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: The Definative E0?
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βeta: The Definative E0?

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