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Tideswell Dale

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 62 – 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.

Weather forecast

 Today  Sun  Mon  Tue  Wed 

0.0mm rain
Sun
7 °C
14 kph

0.0mm rain
Sun
9 °C
22 kph

1.1mm rain
Sunny periods
12 °C
33 kph

0.6mm rain
Sun
12 °C
28 kph

4.7mm rain
Mainly cloudy
12 °C
14 kph
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Guidebooks
Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Peak Limestone - Wye Valley (1999)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGradex
 FREDA'S BUTTRESS  
2Freda Mindf5 *3
3Freda Directf6B *2
4Infinite Suspensef7C+ ** 
5Skylarkin'f7A+ *3
6Space Invadersf7B **3
7E.T. Bone Home Varient 1f6B * 
8E.T. Bone Homef7A *15
9More Glee in the Junglef6A *16
10Pedal to the Nettlef6C *13
11Cipple's Crabf7A+ *3
12Scrollf7A *12
13All My Pegs in One Basket8a  
14Lee Perry Presents 'It's a Knockout'E1 5b  
15FrolicVS 4c  
16Cloud BustingE2 5c  
17Pink BadgerE3 5c  
18Freda DirectE2 6b  
19FredaHVS 5b * 
 BELTONVILLE BUTTRESS  
21Ode to EricHVS 5a  
22Eric's Left ButtockVD  
23Adrenaline Suspender BeltE1 5c  
24Bastard ToadflaxS  
25Urtica DioicaVD  
26Bad GutsVS 5a  
27Lanky SodVS 5a  
 BUFFOON BUTTRESS  
29Chinese WallHVS 5b  
30Exiled TransformerE1 5b *1
31Green DragonE1 5b  
32Buffoon CrackVS 4c  
33China CrisisE2 5b  
34Annapurna South FaceHVS 5b * 
35Old Dog - New TrickE4 6a ** 
 Climb nameGradex
36Flags for EverythingE3 5c  
37The Stone LeopardE5 6a  
38Ice Out in the RainE1 5a 1
39Ice 9E2 6a  
 THE ENCLOSURE  
41Running WildE4 6b  
42Self ControlE7 6b  
43ChainsE3 5c * 
44SanctuaryE2 5b  
45RestoreeE4 6a  
46Still LifeE2 5b  
47Breaking the ChainE3 5c  
 ALPHA BUTTRESS  
49DebutantE3 5c  
50Dissident AggressorE2 5c *2
51Lost AmbitionE2 5b *2
52Survival LimitE5 5c  
53Close EnoughVS 4c  
 JUNCTION BUTTRESS  
55The Neb CrackHS  
56SensationHS  
57Tideswell CenotaphVS 4b  
58The HulkHS 4a  
59TrinigHVS 5b  
60The MeanieE4 6a  
61Culloden8a+ 4
62InslippyVS 4b  
63BlackbirdsVS 5a  
64CustardE1 5b  
65RoobarbE2 6a  
66Tales of Pinkie PowerE3 6b  
67Blacksmith's LacticE3 5c  
 SLOW WATER TOR  
69Slow Water GirdleVS 4c *1
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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).

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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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