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Muscles at Cottage Rocks © Andy Birtwistle

Crag features

An assortment of blocks and buttresses which lie on the ridge below the car park at the Ramblers Retreat. This levels out and the classic venues of Cottage Rocks and Ousal Crag can be found further up valley.

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Guidebooks

Peak Bouldering

The Peak Bouldering Rockfax is a massive book covering a huge area including all the main bouldering venues of the Peak District. It includes many more low-grade problems than have ever been documented before including 17 circuits with problems at V0+ 5a and under, and a further 21 circuits with problems at V2 5c and below.
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More Guidebooks:
Churnet Bouldering (2015)
Peak District: Bouldering (2011)
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Aniseed Slab and Atomic Dog
2 Star Anise
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f5+ 7
3 Whispering Pines
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f6A+ * 7
4 Aniseed Left
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f5+ ** 10
5 Aniseed Slab
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f6A ** 16
6 Jupiter Hollow
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f6A+ 6
7 Aniseed Balls f6A+ 2
8 Anisatised f6B 3
9 Nightmare of Grey Squirrels
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f6B+  
10 Half-Life f7C *** 1
11 Smell my Finger
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f7A * 1
12 Atomic Dog
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f6B+ *** 8
  BREATHE BLOCK
14 Punctuality Problem f6A+ 5
15 Plus Tard f6A+ 2
16 Late Lunch f6A 2
17 Exhale
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f6A 15
18 Inhale
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f6A+ 17
19 Inhale (Standing)
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f5+ 6
20 Footprint f6B 35
21 Fingerprint (Sitting) f6C ** 1
22 Fingerprint f5 * 25
23 Breathe (Standing) f7A+ * 7
24 Breathe (Sitting)
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f7B ***  
25 Suffocation f6A+ 21
26 Suffocation (sitting)
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f6B 14
27 Ventilation f6B 17
  Audio Block
29 Resonance
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f5 35
30 Subsonic
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f5+ 41
31 Subsonic (stand)
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f3+ 13
32 Doppler Effect
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f5+ 37
33 Doppler Effect (stand)
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f3 12
34 Low Pass
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f6B 41
35 Pink Noise
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f5+ 37
36 Pink Noise (stand)
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f4 12
37 Nikola Tesla
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f5 37
38 Nikola Tesla (stand)
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f4 11
39 Reverberation
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f5 37
40 Bass Belch f6B+ * 18
41 Ultrasonic
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f5+ *** 42
42 Ultrasonic (stand)
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f4 16
43 Waveform
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f5 34
44 Waveform (stand)
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f4+ 11
45 Band Pass
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f4+ 41
46 High Pass
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f5 29
47 Fruitcake VS 4b  
48 Cloudburst f6B+  
  Sitting Block
50 Sit on my Face
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f6C 31
51 Baby Sitter
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f6B * 38
52 Baby Face
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f6C * 11
53 Be Seated
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f6A 54
54 Chief Sitting Bull
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f6A * 44
55 Up Sit Creek
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f6A 42
56 Sitting Pretty
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f6A+ * 42
57 Sitting Duck
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f6A+ 29
58 Sitting on the Dock of the Bay
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f7A+ * 5
59 Brexsit means Brexsit f7B * 1
60 Sit On It
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f6B 17
  GRASSHOPPER BLOCK
62 Tweedle Dumber
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f5+ 27
63 Tweedle Dee
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f5+ 30
64 I'm Super Cereal
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f6A+ * 20
65 The Full Retard
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f6C+ * 49
66 The Bandicoot f6B 5
67 Down Under f6A+ 59
Climb name Grade
68 The Grasshopper f6A+ * 146
69 The Duck Billed Platypus f7A * 59
70 Duck Retard
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f7A+ 4
71 The Kookaburra f5+ 46
72 Manbearpig
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f6C+ 8
73 Tomahawk Traverse f7A+ * 8
74 Redback f6A 6
75 Taz of Tasmania f5 4
  Fox Block
77 Fox Flakes
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f4+ 4
78 Fox in Socks f3+ 3
79 Out Foxed f6B+ 2
80 In Memory of Mr Fox
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f7B *** 32
81 Resting Chicken Chaser
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f6A 18
  COTTAGE ROCKS
  Cottage Rock Buttress
84 Adam's ArĂȘte f7B * 15
85 Short Wall f5+ 89
86 Billy Bunter f5 * 236
87 Crusty f4 * 299
88 Sid the Sexist f5 * 264
89 Cottage Slab f5 ** 222
90 Green Wall f6B ** 110
91 Sapling Bulge f6B * 135
92 Pebble Dash f6C * 13
93 Tufa f6A * 275
94 Orange Crush f5+ 220
95 Pocket Wall (sit start) f6B+ * 140
96 Pocket Wall (Standing) f5 * 298
97 The Wafer Sit Start
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f6A+ 158
98 The Wafer f6A 263
99 Strenuosity f5 * 119
100 Cottaging f6C ** 33
101 Cottaging (short version) f6B+ 13
102 Glory Hole f6B * 30
  Pine Wall
104 Pine Tree Wall VD 8
105 Vatican II V1  
106 Left Pine f6C ** 57
107 Pine Wall f6B ** 75
108 Right Pine f6B+ ** 66
109 Lonesome Pine f7A * 16
110 Footpath Chimney
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D 4a * 4
111 No Veranda VS 5
112 Freefall f6A+  
113 Hetty f4+  
114 The Range f6A  
115 Pine Cottage f6A  
  Push Block
117 The Pull
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f5 29
118 Push too far f7A 3
119 Pedal Pushers
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f5 22
120 Push the Button
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f6B+ * 41
121 The Long Push
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f6C ** 34
122 Final Push f6B 34
123 Push the Weak around f6C+ ** 20
124 Pushing Forward f6B+ *** 42
125 Pushing Forward (Standing)
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f6A * 12
126 Don't Push Me f6A 69
127 Dont Push Me (Stand)
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f5 11
128 Push f6A+ * 81
129 Push (Standing)
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f6A+ * 20
130 Push your luck f6C+ 3
  TOILET BLOCK
132 Double Trouble f6A+ 20
133 Bog Brush V4 * 8
134 Bog Trot f5+ * 32
Climb name Grade
135 Touching Cloth f6B * 33
136 Follow Through f5+ * 31
137 Toilet Duck f6C * 8
138 Toilet Traverse f5+ 61
139 Toilet Traverse Low V2 5c * 21
  Lone Buttress
141 Lone Wall E1 5b 1
142 Even Lonelier E1 5c  
  Chemical Block
  Come With Us Block
145 OK f4 1
146 Lost in the K
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f6B+ 6
147 Come with Us
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f6A+ 6
148 Elektrobank
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f5+ 6
149 Dig your Own Hole
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f6A 1
  Beats Block
151 Galaxy Bounce
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f4+ 10
152 Star Guitar
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f5+ 10
153 Morning Lemon
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f6A 8
154 Escape Velocity
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f6A+ 2
155 Salmon Dance
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f6A+ 4
156 We are the Night
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f6C 4
157 Let Forever Be
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f6B 8
158 Loops of Fury
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f5+ 8
159 In Dust we Trust
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f6C 11
160 Block Rocking Beats
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f6B * 19
161 Midnight Madness
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f6B 15
  Pathside Block (Bizarre Buttress)
163 Revenge Of The Rabbit Sleigh f4 14
164 Bizarre Arete f5+ * 11
165 Bizarre f7B ** 44
166 Bizzare (Standing start) f7A ** 52
  OUSAL CRAG
  Ousal Crag - Bouldering
169 Ooze f5 110
170 Sneezy f6A+ * 79
171 Booze f6A * 94
172 Booze Sit Start f6A 69
173 If you Ooze, You lose f5 15
174 Bashful f6A 13
175 Grumpy f5 12
176 Eliminate Wall f5 35
177 The Catapult Tree f5 9
178 Little Rib f5 146
179 Niche Central V0- 36
180 Uzi Lover f5 * 180
181 Uzi Lover Rightwards f5 54
182 The Love Committee f5+ 9
183 Shelf Direct f5 19
184 Shelf Traverse into Uzi Lover f6A 11
185 Shelf Traverse f5 20
186 The Love from Above f5 6
187 Ousal High f6B+ ** 86
188 Ousal Low f7A+ ** 48
189 Ring Ousal f6A 4
  Link ups
191 Ousal Low Reverse f6C+ 3
192 Booze Sitter - Ousal Low f6C 5
193 Ousal High into Low f7B 1
  Ousal Crag - Routes
195 Impacted Bowel VS 4c * 2
196 Solo Chimney
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VD 9
197 Thum VD 7
198 The Tantrum E4 5c  
199 Moto Perpetuo E2 5c  
200 Prowler E5 5c 1

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