Sport Climbs UK

SportClimbs UK is one of the oldest, online, sport climbing guides in the world and has been online for well over a decade. It’s still the only major online topo guide for the UK and currently has 513 pages. It’s a free, not for profit endeavour, and doesn’t rely on commercial advertising. If you’d like to show your appreciation a donation to Gary’s bolt fund is a great way to do so. If you’d like to supply new route or crag information please get in touch.


  • North East, Shaw & Fossil Wall - Three little quarried walls close to Colehill Quarry in the Matlock area.
  • Harpur Hill - Various updates, new layout map, new topos, improved descriptions and approach map.
  • Buxton Area - covers the area roughly between Stoney Valley and Buxton.
  • Arm Lees Quarry - this old quarry in the Matlock area has been cleaned up, reequipped and had several new routes added with grades from 6a to 7a+
  • Tyddyn Hywel - Fine little quarry on the Lleyn peninsula with 12 routes from 5c to 7b
  • Millpond - a new wall in the Matlock area of the Peak District with 6 routes from 6b to 7b.
  • Moat Buttress - New 8a added to this popular Peak crag.
  • Darkness Walls - New topo for this popular wall in Caretaker Quarry
  • Pandy Quarry (Pen Y Fron) - a new crag near Mold with with 28 routes from 5 to 6c+
  • Garage Butress Centre - has a new, more detailed topo which includes a number of previously uncatalogued routes.
  • Anarchy Sector - 4 new routes added to the topo


PLEASE NOTE: The inclusion of a crag or a route does not imply that you have the right to climb there. Descriptions of climbs and sites may be recorded for historical purposes only. Great effort has gone into this site to ensure that grades and descriptions are correct, but as always, climbers must use their own judgment to ensure that difficulties are within their capabilities and accept the consequences of their decision.

The publisher of this site accepts no responsibility for any errors it may contain, nor liability for any injuries or damages arising from its use. Climbing is a dangerous pastime.

First ascent of On the Stroke of 5000 Gary Gibson on the first ascent of On the Stroke of 5000, his 5000th new route.

If you would like to contribute to my bolt fund with the intention of renewing old fixed gear on many of the crags on my web site please feel free to do so via the Paypal link below.

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