The gritstone peaks have become very popular in the last fifty years due to the vast amount of accessible climbing for rock climbers with routes
of escalating difficulty. Climbing has
become extremely popular in the Peak District and Bakewell is the perfect base
for a climbing holiday.
The gritstone escarpments are a unique climbing medium due to the unusual friction properties of the rock.
Areas such as Stanage Edge, Burbage Valley, Curbar and Froggatt Edge are worth investigating.