KINDER DOWNFALL


The cliffs around the famous cascade of the Kinder Downfall are amongst the most popular on the moor mainly because of the dramatic setting but also because it is the location of a good set of routes across a spread of grades. The outcrops here tend to face between south and west and so get plenty of afternoon and evening sunshine. The shape of the valley tends to funnel westerly winds up towards the rim of the moor making climbing here a wild experience under these conditions (and also turning the Kinder Downfall into the Kinder Upflow). The Downfall offers the Peakís best ice climbing venue in increasingly infrequent harsh winters, though get here early if you donít want to find a just a big pile of ice-cubes!

Routes

68 trad routes (M...E6)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other
Upper Western Buttress
The western-most decent cliff hereabouts has a fine sunny aspect and some good routes on the Upper...
20
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

60 mins

Kinder Buttress
A classic gritstone buttress with one of Kinderís most famous outings. The Left and Right Twin...
9
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

70 mins

The Amphitheatre
A fine set of routes in a particularly wild setting including several classics from way back. The...
24
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

70 mins

Kinder Downfall
The rock climbing here is not the best but the setting is rather special and the best of the routes...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

70 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For KINDER DOWNFALL

    Intermediate Route
    "Definately a very powerfull moves round the overhang but then it is all over." 06/Sep

    Zigzag
    "great atmosphere, and not as slippery as the green shade made it look." 01/Aug

    Zigzag
    "You don't get many VDs that are as steep, juggy and in such a superb setting as ..." 27/Jun

    Zigzag
    "The highest ratio of jugs per metre of any route I can remember!" 01/Jun

    Zigzag
    "Great climb and well worth the trip. The top move took some thought but as with ..." 17/Apr

    Downfall South Corner
    ""Clean as you climb"...don't leave it to others!" 16/Dec

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