gritstone – there’s nowt like it…

andrea, stanage, unknown route

Back on Stanage after too many years away. Beautiful weather, too. It’s magnificent to be back on my favourite crags and introducing Andrea and Nicolas to the (sometimes masochistic) pleasures of ‘God’s Rock.’

The crags are surprisingly quiet (during the week, anyways) and look pristine: nice trails, very green grass and bracken, purple heather, bleating sheep. The climbs beckon like old friends but, when I get on them, they are much more strenuous and scary than they should be… Quite happy to be the cameraman!

nicolas, hargreaves orginal route, stanage

Hargreaves Original Route, Stanage

kirkus corner, stanage

Kirkus’ Corner, Stanage

nicolas, kirkus corner stanage

Kirkus’ Corner, Stanage

view from stanage

View from Stanage

flying buttress, stanage

Flying Buttress, Stanage

dave, central trinity, stanage

Central Trinity, Stanage

Evening view from Stanage


Stanage on a busy good-weather week-end

bev, froggatt


andrea, 3 pebble slab, froggatt

Three Pebble Slab, Froggatt

valkyrie, froggatt

Valkyrie, Froggatt

nicolas, ellis' eliminate, stanage

Ellis’ Eliminate, Stanage

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