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.

Guidebooks

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 *8
3Short Wallf5+ 61
4Billy Bunter
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f5 *156
5Crusty
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f4 *198
6Sid the Sexist
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f5 *178
7Cottage Slabf5 143
8Green Wallf6B+ *78
9Sapling Bulgef6B 90
10Pebble Dashf6C *7
11Tufa
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f6A *207
12Orange Crushf5+ 137
13Pocket Wall (sit start)
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f6B+ ***88
14Pocket Wall (Standing)
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f5 *232
15The Wafer Sit Start
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f6A+ 105
16The Wafer
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f5+ *197
17Strenuosityf4+ 76
18Cottagingf6C 25
19Cottaging (short version)f6B+ 11
20Glory Holef6B 15
 Pine Buttress 
22Pine Tree WallVD 2
23Vatican IIV1  
24Left Pine
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f6C+ ***45
25Pine Wall
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f6A+ *49
26Right Pine
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f6B+ *40
27Lonesome Pinef6C+ **9
28Footpath Chimney
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D 4a *3
29No VerandaVS 2
 Push Block 
31The Pull
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f5 12
32Push the Button
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f6B+ *16
33The Long Push
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f6C **14
34Pedal Pushers
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f5 9
35Final Pushf6B 11
36Push the Weak aroundf6C+ **8
37Pushing Forwardf6B+ ***11
38Pushing Forward (Standing)
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f6A *4
39Don't Push Mef6A 33
40Dont Push Me (Stand)
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f5 2
41Pushf6B+ ***38
42Push (Standing)
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f6A+ *8
 Lone Buttress 
44Lone WallE1 5b 1
45Even LonelierE1 5c  
 Pathside Block (Bizarre Buttress) 
47Revenge Of The Rabbit Sleighf4 5
48Bizarre Aretef5+ *3
49Bizarre
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f7B+ ***33
50Bizzare (Standing start)f7A+ **22

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