Stanage Edge is the most famous and extensive of all the Peak District's gritstone escarpments. It is approximately 5km in length, offers more than 1,400 climbs and innumerable boulder problems, and given its proximity to the city of Sheffield, is one of the most visited crags in the UK.
'Stanage North' is the name given to northern end of the escarpment. Unlike the more continuous 'High Neb', 'Plantation' and 'Popular' sections of the crag, Stanage North features distinct buttresses separated by long areas of jumbled blocks.
The climbing, although perhaps lacking the height of other sections of the crag, is nevertheless generally excellent and, for the most part, the area is much quieter.

Conditions and aspect: this section of the escarpment faces predominantly west / northwest, and can take slightly longer to dry than other parts of the crag following overnight rain.