Gritstone, the dark and gritty Peak District rock, is so perfect for climbing that many refer to it as ‘God’s Rock’.  Even better, options are available for all age groups and experience levels.  Come and see what all the fuss is about!

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Ratio: 1:8
  • Type: Non-residential
  • Location: Peak District
  • Course Dates: Flexible
  • Booking: Please use our Course Enquiry Form to make an enquiry
  • Bespoke event planning
  • Flexible itineraries
  • Expert instruction
  • All technical equipment provided


We started climbing on Peak District gritstone as teenagers and still, several decades later and having been fortunate enough to climb all over the world, it remains our favourite venue.  We are extremely biaised of course, but climbers flock to the Peak District gritstone from all over the world to climb on what many call ‘God’s Rock’. 

Gritstone is a very compact sandstone and offers a unique climbing experience.  In the hands of our instructors you’ll learn the key skills needed and be challenged at a level to suit you – just be prepared to soon be hooked!  We have loads of easy access venues and climbs to suit all ability and experience levels – it really is the dream vertical adventure playground for all.  

This activity is suitable for most age groups (check with us if you aren’t sure) and, as it comfortably fits into a morning or afternoon session, it can easily be combined with some of our other activities.