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Climb, Climb, Climb! (3 Day)

Climb, Climb, Climb! (3 Day)

Sheffield is the perfect city base for a climbing holiday, with easy access to the world famous crags of the Peak District National Park.

With seemingly endless location options and something to suit all abilities, there’s a Peak District climbing itinerary to fit everyone visiting the area looking to climb.

Here we focus on two of the easiest to reach and most popular climbing spots, Burbage Valley and Stanage Edge.   

Day 1 – Burbage Bouldering 

Morning

Catch the 218, 271or 272 bus from the city centre bus exchange or the 271/272 from Eccelsall Road and the 218 from Abbeydale Road.  Catching the bus on Abbeydale Road is best if you need to hire bouldering pads, with pads and friendly crag advice available at The Climbing Works

The first day of a climbing holiday should start with a suitably filling breakfast, so if you’re yet to have one at your accommodation, then try paying Bragazzi’s or The Forge Bakehouse a visit before you jump on the bus.

Get off the bus at Fox House, where a short walk in takes you into the Burbage Valley, to start your Peak District climbing itinerary with a strong selection of bouldering problems covering all grades, accompanied by stunning views of the surrounding crags.   

Lunch!

If you couldn’t resist the tempting sandwich options on offer at Bragazzi’s, now’s the time to dig in!  If not, you’ve got the Fox House pub right next to the crag for a hearty lunch and a tasty pint. Beer, your climbing holiday is now well and truly underway!

Afternoon

In the afternoon, the pull of the expanding horizon may tempt you to explore further afield and a walk up through Burbage to Stanage is an option for the energetic.  However, we’d recommend staying put, there’s plenty to go at around Burbage, and to be honest, Stanage deserves to take a full day up in the itinerary, so save it for tomorrow!

Evening   

Some of the best crags in the world can’t complete an amazing climbing holiday by themselves, you need the accompanying refreshments! 

In the evening head to the Broadfield Ale House for one of True North brewery’s flagship pubs and a popular climbers hangout. Then there’s the Picture House Social for ping pong and cocktails, Hagglers Corner for a very down to earth vibe, or the Cremorne for proper local interaction and random gigs. Or all three if you’re feeling up to it!

Day 2 – Stanage Bouldering and/or Trad Routes  

Morning

Take the same bus as day one, but this time stay on until you reach the popular tourist village of Hathersage. Before the Peak District climbing itinerary continues, you’ve got about a 30min walk in to the wide range of challenging problems and routes at Stanage, so first off, let’s grab some supplies!

Outside Cafe and Outdoor Shop in Hathersage for brekkie and food fuel for the day (sarnies to take out), guidebooks, and local knowledge pre-climb.

Climbing at Stanage Edge 

Option 1:  Head to the bottom of the crag for another day of bouldering.

Option 2: Explore some of the UK’s best Trad Climbs, with instructor led beginner packages available with Gritstone Adventure Activities.

Afternoon

Scotsman’s Pack on the way back down for a tasty pint and traditional pub grub.

Evening   

In the evening head to the Broadfield Ale House for one of True North brewery’s flagship pubs and a popular climbers hangout. Then there’s the Picture House Social for ping pong and cocktails, Hagglers Corner for a very down to earth vibe, or the Cremorne for proper local interaction and random gigs. Or all three if you’re feeling up to it!

Day 3 – Urban Bouldering 

Still got juice left in the arms but lacking the psyche to head back out to the crag?  No problem, take an easier day exploring Sheffield’s parks and urban bouldering options. 

Or if you cycle and have access to a bike, why not try the challenging Tour de Blocs challenge.

To refresh around the city, stop by at any of the city centre coffee shops and cafes to slow things down, take in the city vibe and complete your climbing holiday in The Outdoor City. 

Product Information

  1. Little London Road, Sheffield

    Type

    Rock Climbing

    The Climbing Works

    Address

    The Climbing Works, Centenary Works, Little London Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 0UJ

    Tel:

    0114 250 9990
  2. Sheffield

    Type

    Public House

    The Broadfield

    Address

    The Broadfield, 452 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 1FR

    Tel:

    0114 255 0200
  3. Hathersage

    Type

    Viewpoint/Beauty Spot

    Stanage Edge

    Address

    Ringinglow Road, Hathersage, Derbyshire, S32 1BR

    Tel:

    01629 813227
  4. Nether Edge, Sheffield

    Type

    Bar

    Picture House Social

    Address

    Picture House Social, 383 Abbeydale Road, Nether Edge, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 1FS

    Tel:

    0114 258 1690
  5. Sheffield

    Type

    Outdoor Pursuits Centre

    Gritstone Adventure Activities

    Address

    Gritstone Adventure Activities, 19 Montrose Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 2EE

    Tel:

    07812713153

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
The Climbing Works (53.35178,-1.48466)The Broadfield (53.35827,-1.48271)0.66
The Broadfield (53.35827,-1.48271)Stanage Edge (53.34762,-1.63276)9.04
Stanage Edge (53.34762,-1.63276)Picture House Social (53.35936,-1.47982)9.22
Picture House Social (53.35936,-1.47982)Gritstone Adventure Activities (53.35155,-1.49517)1.21
Total Distance *20.12 miles
Estimated Journey Time39 minutes

* Approximate distance by road

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