Peak Bouldering

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With a variety of crags and easy access, all this is possible in the Peak area. The main attractions are the extensive gritstone crags that stretch from Wimberry in the northwest, through the eastern edges and the central grit crags, and on to Staffordshire. The range and concentration of the bouldering is immense and varied, sometimes on the edges themselves, sometimes on the blocks dotted around and beneath the crag. As an additional attraction, there is some intense limestone bouldering with fingery eliminates and powerful stamina traverses. This book has all you need to choose and find the best areas for you, and to get the most out of your visits. It has enough bouldering to last most people a lifetime.

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Peak Bouldering brought everything together in a massive 544 pages. There were 3394 distinct problems described on 66 separate crags. Also included were over 60 bouldering circuits which are pitched at a relatively low level with 17 dedicated to problems at f4+ and under, and a further 43 circuits set at a harder level. 

The book didn’t cover all of the bouldering on offer in the Peak – that would be almost impossible for a single book. Eliminates and combination problems are only included where they are popular, and sit-down starts tend to be mentioned as add-ons to most problems unless they are particularly significant. There are also plenty of small areas that there hasn’t been room to include, but many of these are of only of minor interest.

Northern Peak
Wimberry, Tintwistle Knarr, Black Tor, Hobson Moor Quarry, New Mills Tor, The Woolpacks, Derwent

Sheffield Area
Wharncliffe, Rivelin, Bell Hagg

Stanage Area
Bamford, Stanage

Burbage Valley
Higgar Tor, Burbage West, Burbage North, Burbage South Edge, Burbage South Valley, Owler Tor, Secret Garden, Mother Cap, Millstone, Carl Wark, Houndkirk Tor, Ox Stones

Derwent Gritstone
Froggatt, Curbar, Baslow, Gardoms, Birchen

Limestone
Stoney, Rubicon, Raven Tor, Blackwell Dale, Rheinstor, Nuda's Tartan

Central Grit
Rabbit Warren, Harland Edge, Robin Hood's Stride, Cratcliffe, Clifftop Boulder, Stanton Moor, Rowter Rocks, Bank Quarry, Jackson Tor, Amber Valley

Staffordshire
The Roaches, The Skyline, Five Clouds, Ramshaw, Newstones and Baldstones, Gib Torr, Wolf Edge

South Peak
Black Rocks, Harborough Rocks, Shining Cliff, Churnet Valley
Published

May 2014

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ISBN

978 1 873341 72 8

Next Edition

In preparation, Spring 2023

Rockfax Number

Fax41

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