Cottage Rocks (Lower Churnet)

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

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.

Access notes

Guidebooks
Churnet Bouldering (2015), 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
 COTTAGE ROCK BUTTRESS  
2Adam's ArÍtef7B *5
3Short Wallf5+ 56
4Billy Bunterf5 *130
5Crustyf4 *167
6Sid the Sexistf5 *149
7Cottage Slabf5 115
8Green Wallf6B+ *68
9Sapling Bulgef6B 84
10Pebble Dashf6C *3
11Tufaf6A *186
12Orange Crushf5+ 112
13Pocket Wall (sit start)f6B+ ***73
14Pocket Wall (Standing)f5 *210
15The Wafer Sit Startf6A+ 87
16The Waferf5+ *177
17Strenuosityf4+ 69
18Cottagingf6C 23
19Cottaging (short version)f6B+ 10
20Glory Holef6B 12
 PINE BUTTRESS  
22Pine Tree WallVD 2
23Vatican IIV1  
24Left Pinef6C+ ***34
25Pine Wallf6A+ *45
26Right Pinef6B+ *35
27Lonesome Pinef6C+ **8
28Footpath ChimneyD 4a *3
29No VerandaVS 2
 PUSH BLOCK  
31The Pullf5 7
32Push the Buttonf6B+ *10
33The Long Pushf6C **8
34Pedal Pushersf5 7
35Final Pushf6B 5
36Push the Weak aroundf6C+ **4
37Pushing Forwardf6B+ ***4
38Pushing Forward (Standing)f6A *1
39Don't Push Mef6A 15
40Dont Push Me (Stand)f5 1
41Pushf6B+ ***33
42Push (Standing)f6A+ *5
 LONE BUTTRESS  
44Lone WallE1 5b 1
45Even LonelierE1 5c  
 PATHSIDE BLOCK (BIZARRE BUTTRESS)  
47Revenge Of The Rabbit Sleighf4 3
48Bizarre Aretef5+ *2
49Bizarref7B+ ***20
50Bizzare (Standing start)f7A+ **13
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