Cottage Rocks (Lower Churnet)

Climbs 44 – 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.

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
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 Arêtef7B *4
3Short Wallf5+ 51
4Billy Bunterf5 *122
5Crustyf4 *157
6Sid the Sexistf5 *141
7Cottage Slabf5 109
8Green Wallf6B+ *65
9Sapling Bulgef6B 83
10Pebble Dashf6C *3
11Tufaf6A *178
12Orange Crushf5+ 102
13Pocket Wall (sit start)f6B+ ***69
14Pocket Wall (Standing)f5 *201
15The Wafer Sit Startf6A+ 81
16The Waferf5+ *171
17Strenuosityf4+ 63
18Cottagingf6C 21
19Cottaging (short version)f6B+ 9
20Glory Holef6B 12
 PINE BUTTRESS  
22Pine Tree WallVD 2
23Vatican IIV1  
24Left Pinef6C+ ***34
25Pine Wallf6A+ *44
26Right Pinef6B+ *35
27Lonesome Pinef6C+ **7
28Footpath ChimneyD 4a *3
29No VerandaVS 2
 PUSH BLOCK  
31The Pullf5 4
32Push the Buttonf6B+ *4
33The Long Pushf6C **4
34Pedal Pushersf5 3
35Final Pushf6B 3
36Push the Weak aroundf6C+ **3
37Pushing Forwardf6B+ ***4
38Pushing Forward (Standing)f6A *1
39Don't Push Mef6A 6
40Pushf6B+ ***21
41Push (Standing)f6A+ *2
 LONE BUTTRESS  
43Lone WallE1 5b 1
44Even LonelierE1 5c  
 PATHSIDE BLOCK (BIZARRE BUTTRESS)  
46Revenge Of The Rabbit Sleighf4 3
47Bizarre Aretef5+ *2
48Bizarref7B+ ***15
49Bizzare (Standing start)f7A+ **10
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