If you drop into Coldwell you can then climb out toward Kinder.
You have two options on the climb: Either stay on the main track, keep on climbing & then descend Jacobs Ladder.
If it doesn't make you smile you're dead.
There again the smile could be the effect of rigor.
Or you can take a bridleway on the left (the sign's been missing for some time, dunno if it's replaced yet) which will take you to a descent to Kinder Ressie.
At the ressie you can either take the road back to Hayfield or take another biatch climb to the shooting cabin on Middle Moor (On a clear day you can see this from Mt Famine). From there it's downhill bridleway to Hayfield. This can be popular with walkers in fair weather.
Anyway, back to your original post: Yes, climbing in the Peak is different to trail centres. Their climbs are groomed to be possible by the average.
Much as I enjoy trail centres give me the Peak any day. When I get back there after a few trail centre sessions it makes me realise how tame most are.
(wanted to do Cut Gate today but figured it might still be messy and would be windy)