One of the UK’s premier climbing areas, the Lake District is host to many classic routes in the VS grade. Stuart Wood picks his favourites.
Exmoor: The Reclusive Coast
11th Aug '20
The secret climbing delights of this beautifully wild 30-mile long coastline of the Exmoor National Park.revealed.
Brean Down – Somerset Cragging
10th Jul '20
Paul Robertson introduces possibly the sunniest and driest crag in Somerset with a mix of sport and trad straight off the beach.
Twelve Top Rock Routes – Western Lake District
26th Jun '20
In the fourth of this series, Lakes-based climber and instructor Wes Hunter shares his favourite routes in the Western Lake District.
Wynd Cliff – A Crag for all Seasons
22nd Jun '20
Tony Penning sings the praises of the Wynd Cliff crags in the Lower Wye Valley. A year-round venue with a whole host of superb limestone trad climbs.
A Climb to Change Your Life
4th Jun '20
A story from the beginning and a climb in the Llanberis Slate Quarries by Peter Goulding, author of Slatehead: The Ascent of Britain’s Slate-climbing Scene.
Twelve Top Rock Routes – Eastern Lake District
21st May '20
In the third of a series of articles, Lakes-based climber and instructor Wes Hunter shares his favourite routes in the Lake District. This time the best rock climbs in the eastern Lakes covering the fells east of Borrowdale and Langdale.
Twelve Top Rock Routes – Langdale Valley, Lake District
11th May '20
In the second of a series of articles, Lakes-based climber and instructor Wes Hunter shares his favourite routes in the Lake District, this time in the stunning Langdale valley.
Rock Climbing and Mountaineering books – Lockdown Reads
6th May '20
Mark Radtke pulls 10 books from his collection that will help to inspire, reminisce and entertain during lockdown.
Twelve Top Rock Routes – Borrowdale, Lake District
15th Apr '20
In the first of a series of articles, Lakes based climber and mountaineering instructor Wes Hunter shares his favourite routes in the Lake District, starting with the Borrowdale valley.
A Life Aesthetic - Bouldering
7th Apr '20
Bouldering has given me a huge insight into myself as an individual. It’s taught me about drive, patience, confidence, strengths and weaknesses... by Chris Davies
Fairy Cave Quarry
2nd Apr '20
This large limestone quarry, tucked away in a corner of Somerset, has slabs reaching a height of 40m festooned with quality routes at all grades.