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Climbing

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Rock climbing has been a significant activity on the Sandstone Ridge for over 100 years.

The 2 principal locations are at:

Helsby

  • The earliest reference to climbing at Helsby is contained in a book entitled "Some Gritstone Climbs" by J Laycock published in 1913. That book details over twenty climbs at Helsby and describes the Overhanging Crack as '...one of the hardest gritstone climbs in England...'
  • The 'UKC Logbook — Helsby' has some dramatic photos of climbing at Helsby CLICK HERE

Frodsham

  • Climbing at Frodsham takes place on a series of much smaller outcrops buried in the undergrowth. The 130 or so climbs are short technical problems, which are invariably tackled without ropes. In essence Frodsham is a climbers' gymnasium.
  • The 'UKC Logbook — Frodsham' has more photos to enjoy CLICK HERE