Tideswell Dale

Climbs 63 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 250m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
A pleasant dale which needs more traffic if it is to rise above its current esoteric status. Rock variable and vegetated with routes between 9 and 22m long at all grades. Junction Buttress, Alpha Buttress, The Enclosure and Freda's Buttress are in reasonable condition whilst Buffoon Buttress and Beltonville Buttress have been largely reclaimed by vegetation. Freda's buttress is gaining popularity as a bouldering venue.

Access notes
The dale starts 1km south of Tideswell alongside the B6049. Approach from either the northern end (Tideswell Dale picnic site and car park) or the southern end at its junction with Miller's Dale (SK 155732).

Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Peak Limestone - Wye Valley (1999)

Climbs at this crag

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  Climb nameGrade
2Freda Mindf5 *
3Freda Directf6B *
4Infinite Suspensef7C+ **
5Skylarkin'f7A+ *
6Space Invadersf7B **
7E.T. Bone Home Varient 1f6B *
8E.T. Bone Homef7A *
9More Glee in the Junglef6A *
10Pedal to the Nettlef6C *
11Cipple's Crabf7A+ *
12Scrollf7A *
13The Full Crab Shufflef7A+ **
14All My Pegs in One Basket8a
15Lee Perry Presents 'It's a Knockout'E1 5b
16FrolicVS 4c
17Cloud BustingE2 5c
18Pink BadgerE3 5c
19Freda DirectE2 6b
20FredaHVS 5b *
22Ode to EricHVS 5a
23Eric's Left ButtockVD
24Adrenaline Suspender BeltE1 5c
25Bastard ToadflaxS
26Urtica DioicaVD
27Bad GutsVS 5a
28Lanky SodVS 5a
30Chinese WallHVS 5b
31Exiled TransformerE1 5b *
32Green DragonE1 5b
33Buffoon CrackVS 4c
34China CrisisE2 5b
35Annapurna South FaceHVS 5b *
36Old Dog - New TrickE4 6a **
37Flags for EverythingE3 5c
38The Stone LeopardE5 6a
39Ice Out in the RainE1 5a
40Ice 9E2 6a
42Running WildE4 6b
43Self ControlE7 6b
44ChainsE3 5c *
45SanctuaryE2 5b
46RestoreeE4 6a
47Still LifeE2 5b
48Breaking the ChainE3 5c
50DebutantE3 5c
51Dissident AggressorE2 5c *
52Lost AmbitionE2 5b *
53Survival LimitE5 5c
54Close EnoughVS 4c
56The Neb CrackHS
58Tideswell CenotaphVS 4b
59The HulkHS 4a
60TrinigHVS 5b
61The MeanieE4 6a
63InslippyVS 4b
64BlackbirdsVS 5a
65CustardE1 5b
66RoobarbE2 6a
67Tales of Pinkie PowerE3 6b
68Blacksmith's LacticE3 5c
70Slow Water GirdleVS 4c *
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Great bouldering at Freda's Buttress that remains dry when other places (tor) are wet. Good problems on good rock.
nathanlee - 14/Aug/11
Visited the crag most recently on 30Dec08. The condition of many of the trad routes is surprisingly good, most noteably those on Junction Buttress, Alpha Buttress and Freda's buttress. The rock on the routes is sound but the topouts look horrendous. Buffoon buttress, which claims Tideswell Dale's only 2* route (Old Dog - New Trick) has been almost completely reclaimed by undergrowth. The sport route Culloden (f8a+) has seen chalk recently but the bolt, peg and loweroff look like they may need replacing. All-in-all a pleasant venue but difficult to see it drawing the crowds away from nearby gritstone...
Highpeak - 30/Dec/08
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These details were last updated on 30/Aug/2012

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