Climbs 155
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 320m a.s.l

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Deep Dale with the Secret Garden on the left and Thirst House Cave to the right. Bear Wall is opposite the Secret Garden. © Alan James

Crag features

This secluded and peaceful dale contains four small buttresses at various points up its 1 mile length. A quarter of the routes are sport routes.

Approach notes

The current access situation is very delicate and it is probably best to climb somewhere else since any breach of the situation could cause problems in other much better areas.

No Access Issues

The landowners (Derbyshire Wildlife Trust) remain concerned with climbing at this site, but will tolerate low-key activity that doesn't damage vegetation/scree slopes. They have also requested no further development occurs. Although climbing is a permitted activity on CRoW land, placing bolts requires landowner permision. For full details please see the BMC 'From Horseshoe to Harpur Hill' guidebook.

Note: the hard sport routes in Thirst House Cave have now been de-equipped by DWT.

Bolts found to be removed from Thirst Cave
AdamBrown - 17/May/18
New belay stakes placed on The Rim buttresses, by persons unknown.. well done
nickcanute - 12/May/14
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