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