Climbs 64
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.

Approach 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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Guidebooks

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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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Freda's Buttress 
2Freda Mindf5 *11
3Freda Directf6B *9
4Infinite Suspensef7C+ **12
5Skylarkin'f7A+ *5
6Space Invadersf7B **7
7E.T. Bone Home Varient 1f6B *1
8E.T. Bone Home
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f7A *36
9More Glee in the Junglef6A *32
10Pedal to the Nettlef6C *27
11Cipple's Crab
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f7A+ *13
12Scroll
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f7A *27
13The Full Crab Shufflef7A+ **2
14All My Pegs in One Basket8a  
15Lee Perry Presents 'It's a Knockout'
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E1 5b  
16Frolic
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VS 4c  
17Cloud Busting
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E2 5c  
18Pink Badger
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E3 5c  
19Freda Direct
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E2 6b  
20Freda
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HVS 5b * 
 Beltonville Buttress 
22Ode to Eric
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HVS 5a  
23Eric's Left Buttock
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VD  
24Adrenaline Suspender Belt
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E1 5c  
25Bastard Toadflax
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S  
26Urtica Dioica
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VD  
27Bad Guts
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VS 5a  
28Lanky Sod
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VS 5a  
 Buffoon Buttress 
30Chinese Wall
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HVS 5b  
31Exiled Transformer
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E1 5b *1
32Green Dragon
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E1 5b  
33Buffoon Crack
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VS 4c  
34China Crisis
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E2 5b  
35Annapurna South Face
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HVS 5b * 
36Old Dog - New Trick
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E4 6a ** 
37Flags for Everything
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E3 5c  
38The Stone Leopard
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E5 6a  
39Ice Out in the Rain
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E1 5a 1
40Ice 9
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E2 6a  
 The Enclosure 
42Running Wild
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E4 6b  
43Self Control
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E7 6b  
44Chains
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E3 5c * 
45Sanctuary
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E2 5b  
46Restoree
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E4 6a  
47Still Life
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E2 5b  
48Breaking the Chain
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E3 5c  
 Alpha Buttress 
50Debutant
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E3 5c  
51Dissident Aggressor
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E2 5c *2
52Lost Ambition
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E2 5b *2
53Survival Limit
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E5 5c  
54Close Enough
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VS 4c  
 Junction Buttress 
56The Neb CrackHS  
57SensationHS  
58Tideswell CenotaphVS 4b  
59The Hulk
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HS 4a  
60TrinigHVS 5b  
61The MeanieE4 6a  
62Culloden8a+ **4
63InslippyVS 4b  
64BlackbirdsVS 5a  
65Custard
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E1 5b  
66Roobarb
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E2 6a  
67Tales of Pinkie Power
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E3 6b  
68Blacksmith's LacticE3 5c  
 Slow Water Tor 
70Slow Water GirdleVS 4c *1
71Low Traverse *V2 1
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