You have had your early spring/summer climbing practice, working up those grades, so now It's time to head south to the sunny crags of Matlock Bath. Its a long way down the M1, but worth it for something different.
Two main options here both Limestone crags.
- 1. High Tor : A Massive crag - grades HVS, E1+ long multi-pitch routes - Experienced parties only pls
2. Wildcat Crags : A friendlier option, Generally two pitch routes, VS standard grades, only a few lower grade routes (S - Cats Eye), ( HS - Lynx)
Propose to meet in the main Matlock car park circa 10 am. Its a nice gentle walk to the crags, you'll be blown away by how big High Tor is, and relieved when you get to Wildcat crags. Its a busy tourist town so arriving at lunchtime you wont get a parking space. There a lots of ice cream and fish and chip shops for refreshments.
I'll have some photocopies of the crags topo's if you don't have a guidebook.
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