Gritstone

The spring trip to the peak district was a great opportunity to get out of Brighton and for the uninitiated to get to grips with grit. The outcrops above the village of Hathersage offer a great introduction to climbing outdoors with grades to suit all levels, although the grading can be quite a surprise. The friendly Northlees campsite is a great base with the crags a pleasant woodland walk away. The history of the area is scattered across the moor in the form of partially completed grindstones, testament to the sudden and devastating impact of the industrial revolution. The weather was with us for the whole trip and members got to learn new techniques and begin or improve as a lead climber.