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Rock climbing in UK
Gear
A full rack of nuts (at least two, ideally three of each small and medium sized wires), a good selection of camming devices (Friends, Camelots, etc.) and plenty of slings & prussik loops are essential. Traditional routes tend to weave their way up the face, requiring two 9mm ropes to reduce rope drag (50 m are sufficient, 55m offer more freedom). Helmets, although not used frequently, are obviously recommended, especially on all mountain crags (in particular on Cloggy since there is loose rock on the top). To avoid epics on sea cliffs, leave a spare abseil rope in place.

Guidebooks
British guidebooks are small works of art, including detailed approach & route descriptions, maps & drawings and information about mountain rescue, accommodation and the history of the crag. Guidebooks marked with * are ideal for climbers wanting a comprehensive introduction to the best routes on offer in a particular area.
Tide-tables provide essential information about tidal movements, something which must be constantly borne in mind when climbing on sea cliffs. National newspapers (The Telegraph & The Times) and local newspapers provide general information and more detailed tide-tables can be bought at local newsagents.

Southern England
Bosigran and the North Coast/Hannigan (CC)
Chair Ladder and the South Coast/Hannigan (CC)
South Devon and Dartmoor/White (CD)
*South West Climbs Selected/Littlejohn (BW)
Swanage and Portland/Coe (CC)

Wales
Clogwyn Du'r Arddu/Williams (CC)
Gogarth/Newton (CC)
Llanberis Pass/Williams (CC)
Pembroke/Harwood (CC)
Pembroke Rock Fax 06/Ryan, James
*Rock Climbing in Snowdonia/Williams (CO)
Tremadog/Petty (CC)

Peak District and Yorkshire
Bouldering in the Peak District/Allen Williams
Derwent Valley (BMC)
Froggatt (BMC)
*On Peak Rock (BMC)
Peak Bouldering Rock Fax 09/Ryan, James
*Rock Climbing in the Peak/Nunn (CO)
Staffordshire Gritstone (BMC)
Stanage (BMC)
Yorkshire Gritstone (YM)

Lake District
Borrowdale (FR)
Buttermere and Eastern Crags (FR)
Gable and Pillar (FR)
Langdale (FR)
*North of England Rock Climbs/Wilson
*Rock Climbing in the Lake District/Cram (CO)
*Rock Climbing in Northern England/Birkett (CO)
Scafell, Wasdale & Eskdale/Phizacklea (FR)

Grading

England
France
UIAA
USA
Difficult
3
III
5.5
V. Diff
4
IV
5.6
Severe
5
V
5.7
V.S. 4c
5a
V+
5.8
H.V.S.5a
5b
VI-
5.9
E15a/b
5c
VI
5.9
E1 5b/c
6a
VI+
5.10a
E2 5c
6a+
VII-
5.10b
E2 5c/6a
6b
VII
5.10c
E3 5c/6a
6b+
VII/VII+
5.10d
E3/4 6a
6c
VII+/VIII-
5.11a
E4 6a
6c+
VIII-
5.11b
E4/5 6a/b
7a
VIII
5.11c
E5 6b
7a+
VIII/VIII+
5.11d
E5 6b
7b
VIII+
5.12a
E6 6b
7b+
IX-
5.12b
E6 6b/c
7c
IX-/IX
5.12c
E7 6b/c
7c+
IX/IX+
5.12d
E7 6b/c
8a
IX+
5.13a
E7 6b/c
8a+
X-
5.13b
E8 6c/7a
8b
X
5.13c
E8 6c/7a
8b+
X+
5.13d
E9 7a/b
8c
XI-
5.14a
E9 7b
8c+
XI-/XI
5.14b/c
Introduction
General Information
Gear etc.



The Peak District
    Stanage Edge
    Millstone Edge
    Froggatt Edge
    Burbage
    The Roaches

The Yorkshire Dales
    Caley
    Almscliff

Cornwall
    Bosigran
    Chair Ladder
    Sennen



North Wales

    Gogarth
    Dinas Cromlech
    Clogwyn Du'r Arddu

South Wales
    Pembroke


Tony Little ignoring the pain on Quietus E2 5c, Stanage
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