Altitude 381m a.s.l
Nathan Lee preparing for the last slap on Conie Lamiche © nathanlee
A small Limestone outcrop in a sheltered dale that has been developed mainly by Jon Fullwood and Ned Feehally. Despite first appearances the rock is solid and it is well worth a visit if operating at font 7A or above.
Access issues have recently been reported getting to the crag (the crag itself is on open access land but the approach is not). Negotiations are ongoing through the Peak Park access team to hopefully establish an improved permissive access route to prevent damage to walls/fences which is a concern for the landowners. Please stay away from the crag for the time being whilst this discussion takes place to ensure no incidents jeapordise negotiations. from 25/05/2018
The crag is on CRoW land so climbing should not be a problem. However, problems have arisen with climbers causing damage to walls while accessing the crag, ONLY CROSS WALLS AT A STILE/GATE. From parking in Peak Forest (GPS Coords: 53.313851, -1.827821). Follow the track heading NE to Conies Farm. After the track a public footpath continues through two fields and crosses one stile (53.319414, -1.822014), in the third field there is another stile in the bottom right-hand corner of the field (the corner nearest the parking; 53.318933,-1.820976). Once over the stile follow wall up the valley carefully crossing a fence. See attached map (photos tab). Take extreme care to avoid damaging walls, and be polite to anyone with any concerns.
The crag is located on open access land so there shouldn't be any issues witrh climbing, however access problems have arisen in the past when climbers cut across fields and damaged dry stone walls climbing over them. Please be respectful of local people to ensure access problems don't arise here - only cross walls at a stile/gate and make sure you park responsibly to avoid future conflict.
The crag is characterised by non-eliminate climbing on good rock. Holds are mostly weathered features - slopers, pinches, crimps - a refreshing change from the usual rattly Peak limestone. Great landings - mostly flat and grassy and lots of link ups possible. More details on www.peakbouldering.info. There are problems on either side of those documented in Peak Limestone North, but these are poor quality and best avoided for ecological reasons.
|Some issues with access to this crag have arisen due to climbers causing damage to walls while approaching. There should be no need to cross any walls except at stiles/gates. However, there is a fence that must be crossed. Please follow the approach described here http://peakbouldering.info/areas/5-central-limestone/crags/155-conies-dale thank you|
highrepute - 22/Apr/14
|Beta video here - http://www.vimeo.com/29915743|
nathanlee - 02/Oct/11
|Anyone climbing font 7a on Peak Limestone needs to pay this place a visit. Great dynamic climbing and not as loose as it looks.|
nathanlee - 02/Oct/11
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