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Cottage Rocks (Lower Churnet)

Staffordshire, ENGLAND

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.

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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 nameGradex
 PATHSIDE BLOCK (BIZARRE BUTTRESS)  
2Revenge Of The Rabbit SleighVB 4a 2
3Bizarre Aretef5+ *1
4Bizarref7C *12
5Bizzare (Standing start)f7A+ *4
 LONE BUTTRESS  
7Lone WallE1 5b 1
8Even LonelierE1 5c  
 COTTAGE ROCK BUTTRESS  
10Adam's ArêteV8 6c 1
11Short WallV0+ 5b 32
12Billy Bunterf4+ *91
13Crustyf3+ *123
14Sid the Sexistf4 *116
15Cottage SlabV1 80
16Green WallV4 6a 49
17Sapling Bulgef6B+ *65
18Pebble DashV5 *1
19Tufaf5+ *143
20Orange CrushV2 5c 70
21Pocket Wallf5 *165
22Pocket Wall (sit start)f6B 53
23The WaferV2 *140
 Climb nameGradex
24The Wafer Sit StartV3 65
25Strenuosityf4+ 5a 47
26Cottage Cheesef5 5b 6
27Glory HoleV3 5
28Cottagingf6C 6b 11
29Cottaging part 2f5 5b 6
 PINE BUTTRESS  
31Pine Tree WallVD 1
32Left Pinef6C *31
33Pine Wallf6A+ *40
34Right Pinef6B+ *32
35Lonesome Pinef7A **4
 PUSH BLOCK  
37PushV3 6a **16
 THE LAST BUTTRESS  
39Footpath ChimneyD 4a *2
40No VerandaVS 1
 UNNAMED ROUTES/PROBLEMS  
42BMC Guide: Cottage prob 1f4+ 5b 10
43BMC Guide: Cottage prob 1 lefthandf5 5b 10
44BMC Guide: Cottage prob 9f5+ 5c 28
45BMC Guide: Cottage prob 5f5+ 5c 25
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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.

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