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Dylan, Nemesis 8a+, Cheedale Cornice © Paul B

Crag features

Chee Dale Lower refers to the crags in Chee Dale which are generally approach from Milldale. These are the Cornice, Rhubarb Buttress and Chee Tor.

Approach notes

The revised access routes are:

  • Plum Buttress – Access from the railway traditionally crossed the scree slopes to the right of the buttress - this has now changed. Access is now via the obvious new stile directly beneath the crag, avoiding the ecologically sensitive scree. Descent from the buttress (if not completely topping-out) should be via the gully on the left-hand side.
  • The 2nd and 3rd Lifts – Descent to these crags can be achieved by abseiling down the small gully (marked by a cluster of small ash trees) next to the obvious feature of ‘Ragged Arête.’ Caution - this descent contains loose rock. An easier approach is down the DWT marked gully, which gives access to the 3rd Lift (on the left if facing outwards).
  • Moving Buttress – Descend the DWT marked gully, past the Pinnacle, to below the Western end of the buttress.
  • Long Wall – Access is by continuing at the junction past Mad Dogs area (Two Tier "right") and the gully approach as for the upper tier.
  • Two-Tier Buttress – Access to the Lower Tier is via the weir at the left end of the crag. Access to the upper tier is detailed in the BMC Wye Valley guidebook – ascend the easy gully right of the Mad Dogs section and descend via the ‘Sibser’ abseil.  If abseiling from the Upper Tier to the Lower Tier, most parties choose to descend below ‘Reward’. Do not abseil from any point further West than an obvious tree stump with a bolted abseil station behind it – the wet gully bordering the crag has significant ecological importance.
  • Nettle Buttress – Cross the river directly below the crag via a fishermen’s weir. Alternatively, if the river is in spate, access the crag just above the river via a path joining the Monsal Trail. This should be considered a last option due to the sensitive floral assemblage in this riverside habitat.

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Peak Limestone

Selected guidebook covering the best trad and sport limestone crags in the Peak District.
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Peak Limestone North (2015)
The path back from the 'proper footbridge' is now very overgrown (with nettles!) Better to use the fallen tree.
Nick Smith - 12/Jul/04
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Chee Tor East 
2The Glorious Ninth
E3 5c **4
3Flying Circus
E2 5b 1
4Too Tame For The Trouble
E5 6a  
5White Life
E4 6a **2
6Blanc de Blancs
E4 6a  
7Kumquat8a+ ** 
8White Out
E4 6a * 
9White Death
E4 6a  
10Truffles7c * 
 Chee Tor 
12Scratch Your Eyes Out
E3 6a  
13Shake Hands With the Octopus
E5 6c  
14White Gold7a ***44
15Nobody's HeroE5 6b * 
16What Aches?
E3 5c  
17The MyrmidonE5 6b **2
18Fatty Manwell and the Paranoid Oysters
E4 6a  
E1 5b 1
E2 6a 1
21The Ape Escape
E4 6a  
22The Ogre8a ***5
23Igor7c * 
24Kriklet's Cancer
E6 6b  
E1 5b 5
E2 5b 8
E1 5a,5b  
28Two SunspotsE2 5c **105
29Midnight Summer DreamE5 6a **38
30Midnight at the OasisE6 6b  
31Blind Alleys
E4 5c 5
32SergeyennaE1 5b **156
33Heart of DarknessE3 5c *42
34HergianiE2 5b *141
35Tropic of CancerE1 5a,5c,  
36Absent FriendsE3 5c **148
37NostradamusE1 5b *163
38A Widespread Lack of Imagination
E3 6a 1
39Rave OnE3 5c **84
40Boobs8a **3
41Boo7c+ **1
42Tequila MockingbirdE6 6b ***8
43Basic Channel8a * 
44The Freeman Trap6c+  
46The Poverty Trap7b  
47The Freedom TrapE5 6b  
48Eyes of FireE6 6c **1
49Mortlock's AreteE4 6a ***80
50Books on the Bonfire
E6 6b  
51The Golden MileE5 6b ***28
52The Dream MileE5 6b ** 
53ApocalypseE4 6a ***46
54AlfrescoHVS 5b 32
55One NightE1 5b *8
56SuddenlyE5 6b 2
57Less Than ZeroE3 5c *41
58Less Than Zero/Valentine Connection
E3 5c, 6b **3
59MeditationE1 5b ***251
60Valentine (pitch 1)E1 5b *41
61Valentine/One Night Connection
E1 5a, 5b *3
62ApproachingE3 5c **51
63The Messiah
E4 6a 2
E3 5a, 5b *12
65CeramicE4 5c ***67
66Ceramic ExtensionE5 6a ***11
67TerrorcottaE6 6c *1
68LaughingE6 6b **1
69Splintered PerspexE3 6a **81
70A Nasty Farming Accident7b *1
71Great Central RouteE2 5c **130
72Of YouthE3 5c *38
73Highway 57
E1 5b 4
74ShakeE1 5b *46
75Two GenerationsE6 6b  
76Captain Ahab7b+  
77Body LineE4 6a *3
78AutobahnE5 6b **18
79Lily StreetE5 6b 2
80Queer StreetE3 6a ***85
8142nd StreetE3 5c **118
82Pheasant Plucker
83Duel in the SunE5 6b **1
84Moby Dick7c * 
85Theology7c ** 
86Sunny Goodge StreetE2 5b *77
87HatredE4 5c 4
88The Last Laugh
HVS 5a 3
89Pink Panther
E5 6a 2
90Grinning Chimney
HVS 5b 4
E3 5c  
92Match of the DayE2 5c *64
93Goal of the MonthE3 5c *63
94The ChopperVS 5a *66
HVS 5b 7
96Pleasant Dreams
HVS 5c 5
97RapeE2 5b *59
98Gulle Gulle GrooveVS 4c *82
99FlycatcherE1 5b *66
100Snap DragonE5 6b **14
101Leering WallHVS 5b *111
102Dagenham DaveE1 5b 28
103Clive's RouteVS 4c 24
E3 6a 2
105ChangelingE4 6a 1
106Doggone GrooveVS 4b 66
107What Aches?
E4 6a 3
E1 5b 7
109Negative Earth
E1 5b 1
110Chee Tor GirdleVS 5a ***286
E1 5b 6
 Dog's Dinner Buttress 
114Scooby Snacks7a+ *7
115Shake the Tail6b 3
116Wag the Dog6c 3
117Turkey Lurking7b+ *4
118Baffled by Water Wings
E4 6b 2
119Learning to SwimE4 6b 1
120My Dog DillE5 6a * 
121Go Cat7a **12
122Dog Dirt7c 2
123In the Drink6c *10
124Cat Lick7b 3
125Little CurverE1  
 Dogs Bouldering 
127Pedigree Chum8c+ *** 
128Finest Pedigree9a+ *** 
129Dogs Dinner cross through problemf7A+ **2
130Sidepulls sitstartf7A+ 1
131Dinner timef7B *1
132α (Alpha)f7C **1
 The Cornice 
134Ophelias Lobelia
135Forehead Trombone7b+ *6
136Trombone Practice8a 2
137Sharp Practice8a+ ** 
138Masculine Power Trip8a+ ** 
139Mescaline Power Trip8a ** 
140Wright-On7c+ *1
141Wright to Left7c **1
142Taylor Made7c **27
143Feminine Ego Trip8a 3
144Feminine Ego Trip (strict lefthand finish)8a 1
145Feminine ego trip - clematis
8a *1
146Nemesis8a+ ***21
147Bricktop8b ***11
148Clematis8b **3
149Monumental Armblaster8a+ ***7
150Malcolm X8b+ ** 
151Malcolm Armblaster8b **1
152Last Eggs Before the M17c+ 2
153Gran Techo8b ***8
154Techno Prisoners8b+ ***3
155The Jug Jockey7c+ ***28
156Easy Rider7c+ *4
157Dreadnaught8c *** 
158The Roof Warrior8a ***44
159Cry of Despair7c ***114
160Rapid City8a *6
161That was the River7b+ **56
162Streamline7c+ 1
163This is the Sea7c+ *33
164Old Man River7b **104
165Zippy's Direct Finish7b+ 23
166Dirty Old Man7c+ 5
167The Naive and Sentimental Lover7b+ **15
168Up the River Without a Paddle6c+ **130
169Snails of the Riverbank7b **60
170The Spiders from Mars6b 66
171The Monday Club7a+ 5
172Trampled Underfoot7a *10
173Gardener's Question Time7a *3
174Rue Morgue
E4 6a 9
175The Goldfish7a+ * 
176After the Goldfish
7a+ *6
177Crowd Control7c *7
178Une Crime PassionelE4 6a **38
179A Basic Power ProblemE6 6b  
180FeyE4 5c *8
181War Memorial6c *246
182Succubus7b+ **47
183ShazamE4 6a *7
184Martial Music7a **284
185Martial Call6c+ *13
186Clarion Call7a ***349
187Poppy Fields7b+ *7
188Armistice Day7a+ **200
189Whose Line is it Anyway?7a+ ***220
190Big StoreE5 6b *4
191Egyptian BizarreE5 6b *7
192Big Zipper7b **165
193Beelzebub7b+ *9
194Bored of the Lies7b+ ***136
195Bored into Beelzebub7b+ *4
196Ouijaboard8a **23
197Four Door Dostoyevsky8a+ **8
198Powerplant8a ***91
199Powerpants8a *4
200Devonshire Arms8a+ **6
201Powerarms8b *2
202Devonshire army8a+ *2
203K38a+ ***32
204K58b *8
205K28b+ * 
206428b * 
207328b+ **4
208R'n'P8a+ ***19
209Body Snatchers8b **1
210Snatch8b **2
211Barney Ragin'8b+ **4
212Love Amongst the Butterflies8b ***5
213Asia Shadow Player8b ** 
214Somehow Super8c * 
215Unleashing the Wild Physique8a ***34
216Cosmopolitan7b+ **82
217Cordless Madness7c **79
218Mandy7b+ *36
219Flowers in the Dirt7b *6
220The Third Order7b **18
221Loco7b+ *3
222Too Pumpy for Grumpy7b+ 4
223Further Adventures in Greendale6c *242
224Old Man's GambitE2 5c 1
225The Corniceman7a+ **98
226Jelly Fingers
HVS 5a  
VS 4c 1
E1 5c  
229Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells
HS 4a  
230Ezekiel Stool
E1 5b  
231Um Bongo
E4 6b  
232Led Up the Garden Path
E1 5b  
233Flash Harry
E4 5c  
234Too Jugless for Douglas
E4 6b 1
E2 5b  
VS 4c  
237Rinky Dinky
E1 5c 1
238The 'too small for the tall' Wall
E5 6b  
239Mike's Bike and the Collar-bone Experience
 Rhubarb Buttress 
242The Way of the Gone Wives6b+ 3
243Custard Pie in yer Eye6c 1
244Cry Havoc6c 1
245Fallout Zone6c 2
246Gaseous Exchange6c+ *2
247Chemical Weapons7a *6
248Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb6b+ *21
249Semolina Sunday6c+ 2
250The Bee's KneesE1 5a 2
251A Laugh a Minute
E5 6a  
252The Garlic Twist6b+ *24
253Brief Camouflage6c *13
254The Day of the Long KnivesE6 6b  
255Feline Fine6c *11
256Fat Ginger Cat7a+ *3
257Turbo-charged Monster Mouse7a *3
258Thrash Your Woodie7b *3
259Me Tarzan7b+ 1
260De Vine8a **1
261Zebedee Visits the ClinicE6 6b  
262Blue-arsed Fly
E6 6c  
263The Rainmaker7b+  
E3 6a 1
265Blood LustE2 5c *4
266Bad BloodE5 6a  
267Blood TransfusionE5 6b  
268Lady's Finger7a+ * 
269The European Female7a *9
E4 6a  
E1 5b  
272Nip the Nippon
E2 5b 1

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