The Peak District has some of the most challenging and popular rock climbing routes in the country.

The central location of the Peak District means its well sheltered from the variable weather and prevailing winds you may get on the western coasts. The gritstone is pretty special too. Its unique friction properties has made this area world famous.

Aswell as the gritstone the White Peaks, lying in the centre of the Peak District are made from limestone so again this offers a different climbing experience.

The great range of climbing routes throughout the county means that beginners looking for a gentle introduction to climbing will be well catered for. There are a wealth of activity providers who offer days out with full training and equipment provided.

Those who prefer to go it alone should head to the famous Roaches, Stanage Edge or Froggatt Edge for long climbs, fantastic variety and amazing views.

Readthrough our range of activity providersand classic climbing routes below or click on 'Browse our cottages suitable for rock climbing' to findcottages withn easy reach of some great rock climbing venues.

Rock Climbing with Blue Mountain Activities

Fun exciting adventures activities in the Peak Park including rock climbing, abseiling, caving, and gorge scrambling. All suitable for individual, families or groups. Tel: 01246 231767


Enjoy some of the finest and most suitable outcrops in the British Isles with Acclimbatize where you can book full days which will include a mixture of Bouldering, Rock-Climbing and Abseiling.

Windgather Rocks

Windgather Rocks, situated right on the Derbyshire/Cheshire border are a series of exposed gritstone crags.

The Roaches

Just five miles from Leek The Roaches are a wind carved outcrop of gritstone rocks just waiting to be climbed!

Rock climb with Dolomite!

Dolomite Training are an outdoor adventurous activities provider based in Darley Dale they working throughout the Peak District and Yorkshire. Tel: 01629 814557

Stanage Edge

Stanage Edge is an impressive gritstone structure on the northern moors of Hathersage.