Climbs 66
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
2 Freda Mind f5 * 11
3 Freda Direct f6B * 11
4 Infinite Suspense f7C+ ** 17
5 Skylarkin' f7A+ * 5
6 Space Invaders f7B ** 8
7 E.T. Bone Home Varient 1 f6B * 2
8 E.T. Bone Home
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f7A * 43
9 More Glee in the Jungle f6A * 36
10 Pedal to the Nettle f6C * 29
11 Cipple's Crab
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f7A+ * 17
12 Scroll
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f7A * 30
13 The Full Crab Shuffle f7A+ ** 3
14 All My Pegs in One Basket 8a 2
15 Lee Perry Presents 'It's a Knockout'
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E1 5b  
16 Frolic
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VS 4c  
17 Cloud Busting
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E2 5c  
18 Pink Badger
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E3 5c  
19 Freda Direct
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E2 6b  
20 Freda
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HVS 5b *  
  Beltonville Buttress
22 Ode to Eric
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HVS 5a  
23 Eric's Left Buttock
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VD  
24 Adrenaline Suspender Belt
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E1 5c  
25 Bastard Toadflax
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S  
26 Urtica Dioica
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VD  
27 Bad Guts
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VS 5a  
28 Lanky Sod
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VS 5a  
  Buffoon Buttress
30 Chinese Wall
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HVS 5b  
31 Exiled Transformer
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E1 5b * 1
32 Green Dragon
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E1 5b  
33 Buffoon Crack
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VS 4c  
34 China Crisis
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E2 5b  
35 Annapurna South Face
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HVS 5b *  
36 Old Dog - New Trick
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E4 6a **  
37 Flags for Everything
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E3 5c  
38 The Stone Leopard
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E5 6a  
39 Ice Out in the Rain
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E1 5a 1
40 Ice 9
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E2 6a  
  The Enclosure
42 Running Wild
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E4 6b  
43 Self Control
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E7 6b  
44 Chains
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E3 5c *  
45 Sanctuary
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E2 5b  
46 Restoree
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E4 6a  
47 Still Life
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E2 5b  
48 Breaking the Chain
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E3 5c  
  Alpha Buttress
50 Debutant
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E3 5c  
51 Dissident Aggressor
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E2 5c * 3
52 Lost Ambition
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E2 5b * 3
53 Survival Limit
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E5 5c  
54 Close Enough
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VS 4c  
  Junction Buttress
56 The Neb Crack HS  
57 Sensation HS  
58 Tideswell Cenotaph VS 4b  
59 The Hulk
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HS 4a  
60 Trinig HVS 5b  
61 The Meanie E4 6a  
62 Culloden 8a+ ** 4
63 Inslippy VS 4b  
64 Blackbirds VS 5a  
65 Custard
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E1 5b  
66 Roobarb
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E2 6a  
67 Tales of Pinkie Power
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E3 6b  
68 Blacksmith's Lactic E3 5c  
  Slow Water Tor
70 Slow Water Girdle VS 4c * 1
71 Low Traverse V2 4
72 Pretty Peggy-O 8a * 2
73 Wye Bird 8a 1

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