Rock Climbing


The Peak District has some of the most challenging and popular rock climbing routes in Europe including the internationally important Stanage Edge, near Sheffield and the Roaches in the Staffordshire Moorlands. No one knows the exact number of recorded climbs in the Peak District; it exceeds 10,000...

Many world-class climbers live in and around the area, sharpening their skills on its challenging cliffs, edges and boulders. Regardless of whether you are an enthusiastic beginner or world-class athlete, there are plenty of crags for you to discover in the Peak District.

Take the next step:

For the beginner an indoor climbing wall offering instruction can be a good starting point or an outdoor activity provider who can show you the ropes. If you enjoy climbing indoors you'll probably love climbing on real rock!

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides up-to-date information on crags, along with the latest news on seasonal access, restrictions, disturbance of wildlife and advice on how to start climbing outdoors.

The Peak District enjoys an extensive public transport network, enabling you to have a full day out exploring the area without using the car.

Also, check out these ambassador centres who offer rock climbing opportunities.

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Want to try this activity but don't know where to start? Book onto one of these adventures provided by trusted local providers and experience the beautiful Peak District from a new angle!

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Abseiling 90ft in the heart of the Peak District

SK17 8SN, Buxton, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

A fantastic abseiling experience for the whole family to enjoy in the Peak District. A stunning location just a short walk from the car park is the 90ft descent of Millers Dale Bridge overlooking the ...

2 hours £25

2 Days - Peak District Climbing Trip

Hathersage, Hope, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

Enjoy a 2 days Rock Climbing holiday in the Peak District, one of the finest climbing sites in the world. It’s all about gritstone crags (like Burbage, Forgatt and the world-famous Stanage Edge) which...

2 days £195

Intermediate Navigation Training

Edale, Hope Valley S33, UK

Join us on this 2 day intermediate navigation training course which is an ideal continuation for those who have already completed a beginners navigation course or have some basic familiarity of naviga...

2 days £120

Overcome Your Fear Of Heights - Derbyshire

Derbyshire, UK

A unique and powerful 2 day course designed to help you overcome your fear of heights. This course combines therapy indoors with practical exercises outdoors. It is is a gradual process and it does n...

2 days £210

Climb the gritstone crags of the Peak District

Hathersage, Hope Valley, UK

A weekend of rock climbing in the famous and beautiful Peaks. Enjoy the experience of climbing outdoors with the exhilaration of topping out onto Stanage Moor with the stunning views across the Pea...

2 days £180

Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Day

Hope Valley S33 0AL, UK

This Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster is an ideal starting point for those with little or no prior experience of rock climbing. The Peak District contains some of the best and most accessible rock climbin...

1 day £79

The Roaches Climbing Weekend

The Roaches, Leek, UK

This adventure is one that ticks all the boxes, breathtaking views, technical routes, and exhilarating climbs. Taking your first view of The Roaches, you’ll realise what you’ve let yourself in for. Yo...

2 days £150

Becoming an Independent Climber - Peak District

Upper Hulme, Leek, Peak District, UK

This course is designed for people looking to become an independent outdoor climber. We will teach you skills such as rigging, advanced belaying techniques, seconding and rescues, as well as advanced ...

2 days £159

Introduction to Outdoor Climbing - Peak District

Upper Hulme, Leek, UK

Our introductory course is the best place to start your journey to becoming a climber and having a great day out. We will go over a variety of skills so that by the end you should feel confident enoug...

2 days £139

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