Baslow Edge

Eastern Gritstone

Baslow is a quiet little back-water, lacking any of the great grit classics of its near neighbours, it has long been a neglected venue, mainly frequented by explorers looking for an escape from the crowds that inhabit the cliffs further north. Despite this, Baslow is worthy of a visit or three, especially for the boulderer.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 252
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SK260742

Parking and Approach

Approach from the North from the parking at Curbar Gap (SK 261747). Alternatively, if you don't mind a longer steeper approach,come in from the village of Baslow to the South (car park at SK 257721).

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.

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*** if you want to climb flat world*** at the southern end. Between the boulders at the bottom of the chimney there is a birds nest. My partner was trying to climb down via the chimney and almost stood on them ! No harm to them but try laying backing off the slab to down climb instead.