WILLERSLEY


On first acquaintance this north-facing crag on the banks of the river Derwent does not appear as an inviting prospect but a closer inspection reveals much potential with a good range of climbs in the VS to E2 grades. The cleaner left-hand end of the crag contains several classics and dotted around the rest of the crag are many interesting climbs which follow the numerous groove lines or weave about to bypass the roofs and overhangs with which the place abounds.

Routes

53 trad routes (VS...E7)
2 sport routes (7a+...7c)
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
Lime Street Area
The left side of Willersley has some of the best lines around and the trees here are less...
24
Trad
No sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
Pot Hole Wall Area
The central section of the cliff has a fine set of powerful groove-lines, and some open faces. Once...
15
Trad
No sun
Level

5 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
Boomerang Area
The right-hand side of the cliff has some good hard routes, as well as the elegant but tired line...
16
Trad
No sun
Level

5 mins

Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Restricted Access
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