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Dovedale Church (Dovedale)

Staffordshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 30 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 150m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
Four large pinnacles split by archways giving some classic routes and a few desperate test pieces up to 30m long. Some of the in-situ pegs will require backing up. Good quality rock, most routes are of a strenuous and technical nature. Best 'easy' routes are Snake's Alive (VS 4c) and Anaconda (HVS 5b,4b). Phil's Route (E2 5c) is a rare limestone roof crack, Tales of the Riverbank a sublime E5 6a up a grooved arete and Amazona (E6 6c) up a magnificent pocketed wall is seldom flashed. Shorter sport routes are availavble on the 'inner sanctum'. The f7c (Bolt It and Believe It!)is more like E6 6c however (take wires)!

Access notes
From Dovedale car park at SK 147509 follow the footpath until just beyond Tissington Spires (1 mile). The crag is clearly visible on the opposite bank. A very gentle wade across a mossy weir is the best approach. The footpath under the crag is private.
Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Weather forecast

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1.2mm rain
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15 °C
26 kph

0.3mm rain
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14 °C
22 kph

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15 °C
14 kph

0.1mm rain
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18 °C
10 kph

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19 °C
9 kph
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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire Dales

Guidebooks
Peak Limestone (2012), On Peak Rock (2003),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Peak Limestone - Fax03 (1992), Peak Limestone - South (1987)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1American StyleE4 6b *2
2Tales of the RiverbankE5 6a ***13
3AnacondaHVS 5b **35
4Phil's RouteE2 5c ***20
5JunglelandE5 6b *** 
6Wild CountryE4 6c ** 
7AmazonaE6 6c *** 
8Snakes AliveVS 4c ***67
9Judge JeffriesHVS 5c *1
10Blue SisterE4 6a *2
11Quiet LifeE3 6a **11
 Climb nameGradex
12HornerHS 4c 2
13Bob Can't CopeE3 5b 2
14Bob HopeE2 5b 1
15Cryptic CrackVD 1
16Crypt RouteS 4a *13
17Sold Down the RiverE4 6b **2
18No Turning BackE5 6b 1
19Cat's Eye Corner *VS 4c 1
20Castle Crack *VS 4b 1
21Pogles' Wood *E4 6a 1
22The Rattler *HVS 5b 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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