Climbing in the Peak District

Peak District Climbing Routes

​Some of the best climbs in the Peak District can all be found within a few minutes' drive of each other. Head to Dark Peak territory and you will find the famous Gritstone Edges that shape much of the landscape here.

Top of the list to check out are Stanage Edge, Froggatt Edge, Curbar Edge and Burbage Rocks – this is a particularly great spot for beginners with its selection of friendly short routes of good quality, routes vary from easy to hard so choose your location based on your skill level.

Of course, there are some more difficult crags and challenging routes with edges and boulders for the more skilled climber. With National Trust car parks a short walking distance from each location it makes this an easily accessible activity to arrange. Get there early in summer as this is a popular place for walkers too.

Want to try a climbing experience in the Peak District?

If you’re looking for great fun, and shared experiences then why not arrange an adventurous activity day with Blue Mountain Activities or Acclimbatize based in the Peak District. Both companies offer a great outdoor adventure day which can be tailored for your group. Climbing taster sessions are ideal for Stag or Hen groups, groups of friends, and family and are also a great ‘team building’ day for corporate groups. 

Climbing Courses in the Peak District

For those who already enjoy climbing then why not improve your climbing skills and take advantage of expert tuition on some of the more challenging Peak District Climbing courses. Pure Outdoor and Dolomite Training are two great local companies that offer a wide range of courses for all skill levels. Think Top Rope Rigging Courses, Indoor to Outdoor Climbing, Learn to Lead, Multi-Pitch tuition and courses for Sport Climbing in the Peak District.

Recommended Climbing Instruction and Taster Sessions

For the more adventurous guests, we highly recommend one of the more daring outdoor pursuits available in the Peak District in climbing. With enigmatic and thought-provoking names such as Flying Buttress, Christmas Crack, Medusa, Mad Dogs & Englishmen or The Sloth along with the natural geology offering a playground for climbers, climbing is the sport to do. Here are our favourite Climbing companies who will help you tackle those cliffs and crags with ease.

Pure Outdoor

Dolomite Training

Blue Mountain Activities


Peak Climbing School

Derwent Outdoor Pursuits - Tel : 01629 824179