Paul Bennett


Natalie Evans contemplating the crux of Rose de Sables, Buoux

Natalie Evans contemplating the crux of Rose de Sables, Buoux

A Beagle Too Far

Natalie Evans working her way up the enticing groove of A Beagle Too Far, The Eagle Stone, The Peak District.

Mecca, the midlife crises

The infamous groove of Mecca stands out to any visitor to Raven Tor, the famous stomping ground of the Best of British climbers from the sport-climbing glory-days.

Wide is Love

The commonly top-roped, exposed Verdon classic at the very top of the Gorge.

The Walnut, Baslow

Bouldering on the Walnut, Baslow, The Peak District. The remnants of the previous nights frost can be seen in the foreground.

Nemesis

A fingery route breaching the left wing of Cheedale Cornice, seen here in full summer bloom.

Help The Young

Michele Caminati making swift work of the sit-down start to Help The Young, Stanage Plantation, The Peak District.

Michele Caminati, The Ace

Michelle Caminati on The Ace, Stanage Plantation, The Peak District. Jerry Moffat's classic is still one of the hardest problems in the Peak District to date.

The Foundry

The Foundry located in Sheffield was one of the first major indoor climbing walls in the UK. To this day it remains one of the best.

Back in the YMCA

Katy Whittaker on the fierce wall of Back in the YMCA, Stanage Plantation, The Peak District.

Martina Blanchet, Harlem Desir, Buoux

The classic 7c of secteur No Man's Land, Buoux

Leah Crane in the finals of the CWIF 2013

Leah Crane in the finals of the CWIF 2013

Surveiller et Punir

Lucy Creamer shaking out on the final jugs of Surveiller et Punir.

The Free Monster

The Free Monster, one of the many steep classics that forge a path through the bulges offered by Water Cum Jolly Cornice, The Peak District.

Gaia

Gaia

James Blay high on Not to be Taken Away

James Blay high on Not to be Taken Away, the ultra-classic highball of Stanage Plantation, The Peak District.

Bomb de la Pichenibule

Italian climbers trying hard to free the 'aid' pitch on the mega-classic Pichenibule.

The Foundry

The Foundry located in Sheffield was one of the first major indoor climbing walls in the UK. To this day it remains one of the best.

Cheedale Cornice

Climbers amidst summer foliage at the Cornice, Cheedale, The Peak District.

Lorenzo Frusteri, The Storm

Lorenzo making maximum use of the last light on The Storm, Stanage Plantation, The Peak District.

The Fourth Cloud

Making the last of a cold crisp winters day at the Fourth Cloud, The Roaches, Staffordshire.

Surveiller et Punir

Lucy Creamer finishing the crux part of L3, Surveiller et Punir.

Paul Bennett, Le Loir, Face Ouest Buoux.

One of the many classics of the newly reopened area.