This adventure is one that ticks all the boxes, breathtaking views, technical routes, and exhilarating climbs. Taking your first view of The Roaches, you’ll realise what you’ve let yourself in for. You’ll be scaling the formations like they’re going out of fashion. This weekend will be one to remember and one that will test your abilities in all aspects. Get ready for your weekend to be one of high-fives, amazing photographs, and memories that will last a lifetime! The Roaches Climbing Weekend is exactly that, a fun packed weekend of different climbing routes and abilities located at ‘The Roaches’. If you haven’t been, you’ll be coming back for seconds and thirds after your first taste! It’s a prominent rocky ridge above Leek and Tittesworth Reservoir in the Peak District. The ridge with its rock formations rises steeply to 505m. Known affectionately to locals as ‘The Winking Man’ due to an unusual phenomenon that makes a particular rock formation appear to ‘wink’ when driving past, it’s a local landmark and one that is popular with free runners, hikers, and most importantly, climbers. This adventure is suitable for experienced beginners and intermediate climbers. You’ll need a good base level of fitness and flexibility to navigate these rocks for two days. We run this trip all year round and are flexible on dates - message us to get involved. This adventure costs around £150 per person, but we can offer group discounts and is subject to change depending on your preferences.
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You'll meet at a local pub the night before to introduce you to the local area. The first morning! You'll convene at The Roaches and a safety brief along with some warm-up exercises and equipment fitting and briefs, ready to get you started for the day ahead. When you're all set, we'll get started on some easier routes to ease you into the day. These routes vary from short and technical to more traditional climbs. As the day draws to a close you'll be able to get some rest at the local Bunk-House accommodation to prepare yourself for tomorrow!
Another action-packed day out on the crags! Starting in the morning we'll hit some alternative routes and pitches. Your guide will help tutor your climbing skills and assist you whatever your experience level may be. Finishing the day at around 1530, you're free to head home after a fulfilling weekend on the rocks!
You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination
Bunk-House style accommodation is provided!
Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.
The Roaches, Leek, UK