If you are fond of adventure, going outdoors and do some challenging climbing is the right choice for August 2013. Britain has a lot of cool spots to consider trying your climbing skills on, so let’s see which are the best for this summer.
In the northwest of Wales you can find a large variety of rock formations all gathered in one place. The weather can be warmer than in the mountains so you can explore a large number of climbing roots. One can do some rock-face climbing using bolts on the Orme’s limestone cliffs or in the two slate quarries.
All climbing needs can be accustomed here because low climbers can try Ogwen Valley, medium skill climbers can try Llanberis Pass while the most daring and experienced adventurers can enjoy the secluded challenge of Craig Cowach.
Placed in the Western Highlands of Scotland this amazing glen is considered one of the most breath taking climbing spots in England because of the truly beautiful view the climbers can enjoy. Glencoe offers something for everyone from lower outcrops, to runs through the glen and mountaineering style climbing at a 300 meters height. The average climber should be aware that most routes are more complicated that they seem.
In the North of England close to the Hadrian’s Wall and the Scottish border lies a crag country with over 100 crags spread all over the place. You can do both ropeless climbing and single pitch climbing because the sandstone formations allow a lot of flexibility in choosing the type of climbing you like.
The best views to enjoy are on the hills of Simonside where you can try different grades of climbing. Easier routes can be found at Berryhill while for trickier ones you should consider Corby’s crag.
The Lake District
Here you can find the largest number of cliffs in England. Cumbria is famous for its climbing spots and the lakes offer a beautiful view to anybody who dares trying to climb here. You can try your climbing skills both for sport climbing and traditional climbing. A multitude of crags, high and low but also extremely big crag routes can challenge any daring passionate for thrilling outdoor adventures.
Britain has a fair share of picturesque areas where outdoor sports can improve the camping experience. Still for those truly fond of experiencing climbing, one of the above mentioned places can be a truly wonderful experience.