Lower Shelf Stones

Northern Gritstone

The crag sits at 1900ft and is very exposed to the weather. Most of the climbs could probably be covered in one visit, or could easily be used as a mid-walk venue.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 15
Within National Park: Yes Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SK086947

Parking and Approach

The easiest approach is from the Snake Pass summit, head north along the Pennine Way and take the second path on the left, through a gully, and follow for about 100m until another footpath, with a parallel fence at the top of a steep valley, is reached turn right on this path then follow it to the trig point at Higher Shelf Stones, a group of boulders visible from the car park, the crag should be visible to the east follow the path from the trig point to the top of the crag and find a suitable descent path. this takes about 35mins.

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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