Cottage Rocks (Lower Churnet)

Climbs 50 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 165m a.s.l – Faces S

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.

Access 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.

Guidebooks
Peak Bouldering (2014), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Staffordshire Grit - The Roaches (2004),
Out of print: Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Peak Bouldering - Fax09 (1998)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 PATHSIDE BLOCK (BIZARRE BUTTRESS)  
2Revenge Of The Rabbit SleighVB 4a 3
3Bizarre Aretef5+ *2
4Bizarref7C *13
5Bizzare (Standing start)f7A+ *6
 LONE BUTTRESS  
7Lone WallE1 5b 1
8Even LonelierE1 5c  
 COTTAGE ROCK BUTTRESS  
10Adam's ArêteV8 6c 3
11Short WallV0+ 5b 36
12Billy Bunterf4+ *110
13Crustyf3+ *144
14Sid the Sexistf4 *132
15Cottage SlabV1 96
16Green WallV4 6a 58
17Sapling Bulgef6B+ *76
18Pebble DashV5 *3
19Tufaf5+ *162
20Orange CrushV2 5c 85
21Pocket Wallf5 *189
22Pocket Wall (sit start)f6B 61
23The WaferV2 *162
24The Wafer Sit StartV3 73
25Strenuosityf4+ 5a 58
26Cottage Cheesef5 5b 7
27Glory HoleV3 11
28Cottagingf6C 6b 18
29Cottaging part 2f5 5b 9
 PINE BUTTRESS  
31Vatican IIV1  
32Pine Tree WallVD 2
33Left Pinef6C *32
34Pine Wallf6A+ *41
35Right Pinef6B+ *33
36Lonesome Pinef7A **4
 PUSH BLOCK  
38PushV3 6a **20
 THE LAST BUTTRESS  
40Footpath ChimneyD 4a *3
41No VerandaVS 1
 UNNAMED ROUTES/PROBLEMS  
43BMC Guide: Cottage prob 1f4+ 5b 11
44BMC Guide: Cottage prob 1 lefthandf5 5b 11
45BMC Guide: Cottage prob 9f5+ 5c 28
46BMC Guide: Cottage prob 5f5+ 5c 25
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