KINDER SOUTH


A scattering of cliffs that overlook the tranquil Edale valley, and reflect the kinder side of Kinder - big bulbous outcrops of coarse but clean rock that get all the sun that is going. If you have never climbed on Kinder and want to escape the crowds of the Eastern Edges - then this is probably the best place to start. The fact that the individual outcrops are aligned along the rim of the moor means it is possible to do routes on several cliffs getting between them by the high level footpath that runs along the edge of the moor. Fine views, easily linked crags and good routes all add up to classic ingredients for a great mountain day out.

Routes

168 trad routes (M...E7)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Edale Cross Rocks
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5
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

50 mins

Upper Edale Rocks
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17
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

60 mins

The Pagoda
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4
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

60 mins

Crowden Tower
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
21
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

60 mins

Crowden Clough Face
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
18
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

60 mins

Upper Tor
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
40
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

60 mins

Secret Buttress
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
8
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

60 mins

Nether Tor
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
56
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

50 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For KINDER SOUTH

    Fashion Statement
    "Agreed, E5 sounds more reasonable, I found the first section the hardest- felt 6..." 27/Jul

    Herford's Route
    "No doubt a great ascent for it's date but the climbing isn't great, it is too le..." 27/Jun

    Herford's Route
    "Contrary to some guidebook descriptions, this one can be made as safe as houses ..." 06/Apr

    Bending Crack
    "Quite a lot easier than Traverse & Crack. Did this in big boots & snow o..." 14/Dec

    Arabia
    "Magnificent the whole way. One of the very best Moorland Grit trips." 05/Sep

    Brutality
    "A real gem - not to be missed. The brief switching corner and swinging but stead..." 12/Aug

    Hiker's Chimney
    "A hidden gem, overshadowed by the *** next door! Some superb moves, rightwards f..." 06/Aug

    Edale Bobby
    "An outstanding route: you must do this route! One of my all time gritstone favou..." 15/Jul

    Herford's Route
    "Definitely gets harder as you go up , quite a route for the date. Led it when it..." 19/Mar

    Avator
    "A great little route. I found the crux very committing and a precarious balancin..." 08/Aug

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