Climbs 45
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 139m a.s.l
Faces SW

Simon enjoying some Churnet sandstone. © davidj

Crag features

The is the right hand tributary of Dimmings Dale and offers a number of smaller buttresses giving a few routes and lots of very good bouldering.

Approach notes

To reach the dale follow the right hand path from the Rambler's Retreat and then branch off right up a track about half way along the first pool. The first areas you will come to are the smaller Toilet Block (up on the hillside) and Pine Buttress (next to the path). On the right hand bend you will see the Cottage Rocks main buttress. Continuing round the right-hand bend, then the left hand bend and along the path you will see Lone Buttress and Pathside (Bizarre). Shortly after this, by a tree stump next to the wall, you will see Ousal Crag up in the hill side through the trees on the right.


Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Cottage Rock Buttress 
2Adam's ArÍtef7B *5
3Short Wallf5+ 56
4Billy Bunter
f5 *136
f4 *175
6Sid the Sexist
f5 *153
7Cottage Slabf5 121
8Green Wallf6B+ *69
9Sapling Bulgef6B 84
10Pebble Dashf6C *4
f6A *194
12Orange Crushf5+ 118
13Pocket Wall (sit start)
f6B+ ***75
14Pocket Wall (Standing)
f5 *213
15The Wafer Sit Start
f6A+ 89
16The Wafer
f5+ *180
17Strenuosityf4+ 70
18Cottagingf6C 24
19Cottaging (short version)f6B+ 10
20Glory Holef6B 16
 Pine Buttress 
22Pine Tree WallVD 2
23Vatican IIf5  
24Left Pine
f6C+ ***37
25Pine Wall
f6A+ *45
26Right Pine
f6B+ *36
27Lonesome Pinef6C+ **9
28Footpath Chimney
D 4a *3
29No VerandaVS 2
 Push Block 
31The Pull
f5 9
32Push the Button
f6B+ *10
33The Long Push
f6C **8
34Pedal Pushers
f5 7
35Final Pushf6B 6
36Push the Weak aroundf6C+ **4
37Pushing Forwardf6B+ ***5
38Pushing Forward (Standing)
f6A *1
39Don't Push Mef6A 19
40Dont Push Me (Stand)
f5 1
41Pushf6B+ ***33
42Push (Standing)
f6A+ *6
 Lone Buttress 
44Lone WallE1 5b 1
45Even LonelierE1 5c  
 Pathside Block (Bizarre Buttress) 
47Revenge Of The Rabbit Sleighf4 3
48Bizarre Aretef5+ *2
f7B+ ***20
50Bizzare (Standing start)f7A+ **14

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