Sat 19th Jun, 2021
You’ve probably only thought of Kinder Downfall as a venue to climb when it’s “in” winter condition and frozen solid, but in fact there is plenty of quality rock to go at too. There are *** and Top50 gritstone classics across the grades and plenty of climbing/hillwalking history. The crag is extensive, split into a number of buttresses along the edge of the kinder plateau. It is generally very quiet with climbers, though you might have an audience as it’s a popular place for hill walkers. Even if the weather is poor, there are walking and scrambling options, so we shall find something to do.
The approach is fairly long, but a very pleasant walk. I will aim to set off from the Bowden Bridge car park (P&D, but free on the road) in Hayfield (SK22 2LH) at 9am (check for any changes to this on the website nearer the time). For those interested in making a full weekend of it, there are opportunities to do so, please get in touch with the meet leader.
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