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Learn why it’s called rock climbing’s “grit season”- 29 January 2017

The activity and course dates mentioned in this article have now passed, but all the latest information and up-to-date availability with Wilderness Development can be found through the menus at the top of this page. Alternatively, you may prefer to call Will Sheaff on 07941 645 520.

With colder temperatures, the friction between peak district gritstone and your hands and feet increases, giving climbers the edge on routes at the limit of their ability. It’s no coincidence that at this time of year the comparatively short routes of the Peak District are at their busiest as climbers chose 10-15m bursts of delicate, rewarding climbing over long mountain routes lost in the mist.

Rock Climbing in Grit season in the Peak District

Rock Climbing in Grit season in the Peak District

If you’d like to join us for rock climbing, a half day session starts from just £26, and is next available on Sunday 29 January 2017.