The Churnet Valley is near the edge of what you can call the Peak District (I believe it is located outside the Peak District National Park but is still included in the bouldering guide) and from the looks of it I wasn't too enticed. The climbing consists primarily of drop-offs on cliff bands but there is one major plus to the area......problems can stay dry in the rain. Knowing that England wasn't going to provide decent weather we made a trip one cloudy day and Churnet Valley proved to be the perfect location as we climbed a good number of problems despite frequent rain showers. I'd even go as far as to say that we climbed some good problems, just wish they topped out.
The "main" wall at Churnet Valley is actually quite impressive and the problems have pleasing movement on high quality rock. If only these problems would top-out.
Another view of the main wall. Plenty of climbing on a single wall.
Patrik on one of the easier problems on the wall. This wall is not recommend for those that don't climb in the Font 7 grades.
Simple Simon was one of the better looking problems and despite some serious effort I couldn't find a way to do it that didn't involve a right heel (damn my hamstring)
Patrik on Simple Simon
Patrik climbs The Nose at another wall in Churnet Valley
A fun, thuggy roof crack
Holding the big swing at the end
A cool dyno problem