Eastern Gritstone

Sheltered, popular and polished - good cracklines.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Regional CRoW Land: No
Ownership: National Trust No. of Routes: 180
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed: 1953
Grid Reference: SK248798

Restrictions apply from 28 April - 30 June.

Reason: Nesting Birds

Parking and Approach

Parking for a round 80 vehicles is available in the Surprise View pay and display car park. This is a Peak District National Park Authority car park. Annual and weekly permits are available, which cover this and other PDNPA car parks.

This car park is gated shut overnight at weekends - 21:30 on Friday, Saturday (and Sunday if prior to a bank holiday Monday). The following day the gate may be open as early as 06:00, but PDNPA only guarantee it will be opened by 09:00. Efforts are being made to improve this situation. In the meantime should you arrive before the gate is open please do not park in the entrance. Alternative parking is available in a layby 0.9km further towards Hathersage.


CRoW Information

The land above the crag is Open Access, the crag itself isn't.

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Nesting birds (Jack daws) on Pulpit Groove and Great Harry routes.
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Kestrels seen displaying courtship behaviour near the top of Billy Whizz today (23/04/2023)