Climbs 41
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 220m a.s.l
Faces SW

The Dukes Seat © steveb2006

Crag features

A small crag of good quality gritstone at the southern edge of the Chatsworth estate, reaching a height of nearly 9m and featuring some fine ‘Cratcliffesque’ flutings. The crag is briefly mentioned on page 311 of the current BMC Froggatt To Black Rocks guide at the end of the Rabbit Warren section. At the top of the main crag are some old metal fixings and holes. These are the remains of the ‘Dukes Seat’ which was built as a view point for the Duke of Devonshire but has since been destroyed (hence the name given to the crag – it is not marked on the OS25 White Peak map).  The crag had a bouldering renovation in Spring 2017 to give a fine circuit of problems.

Approach notes

Park by Hell Bank Plantation (OS Ref SK 287681) and walk NW along the good track (over the top of Rabbit Warren bouldering) and into the Chatsworth woods. Cross a small bridge and turn left onto a green track. Follow this as it bends round to the right and passes near the top of the crag (marked by a few rocks). Distance 2.5km, about 30 mins

Note: Do not descend into the woods below the rocks - these are private.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Prow Buttress 
2Lady Chatterley's SlabHVS 5b 1
3General LeeE5 6b **1
4Daisy's Double DV7 **6
 Main Crag Buttress 
6The GamekeeperHVS 5a 1
7The Dukes SeatE1 5b 10
8Poacher TrapHVS 5b 1
 Nukes Area 
10Cream Teaf5 3
11Duke Nukemf6B 6
12Duke Nukem SSf7B 1
13Burzumf6C+ 1
14Darkthronef7B 3
15BathoryE6 6b 1
16Thin White Dukef7A+ 4
17Station to Stationf6B 2
 Prow Area 
19Dowager's Bumpf6B+ 7
20Put up Your Dukesf6C+ 2
21Private Prow SSf6B+ 5
22Private Prowf6C 7
23Well Brownf7A 7
24In Capabailityf6A+ 3
 Aretes Area 
26Short wallf6A+ 2
27Sessile B. DeMillef6B 2
28Motion of Confidencef6C 2
29Bob's Pet He Grewf6B+ 6
30Get off Your Horsef6A 5
31Gerald The Mousef6B 6
32Drink Your milkf6B+ 1
33Dairy Free *V8 1
35Andy's Aretef6A+ 9
 Below Andy's 
37Roburf6A 2
 Bivvi Cave 
39Bear's Denf6B 5
40Tim's Slapf7A 5
42The Green Manalishif6B+ 7
43County Linef5 9
45Snake Drapef6B+ 5
46Bach Aroundf6A 1
47Peregrinationf6B 3
48Nowed Thenf6A 3
 Ripple Wall 
50Lifes a Beechf7A 3
51Beeched Wailf5 3
52Beeches Be Crazy *V8+ 1
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