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This excellent crag has many fine walls with a good set of routes which are as popular as any of the trad routes in the Dale. Guidebook page 188.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Scratch Your Eyes Out
Very dirty. Start by the waters edge and climb direct past a thread. Never climbed nowadays.
 E3 6a
2
White Gold
Excellent climbing on good rock; a quality route. Climb the groove via long pulls to the small roof. Move up left and traverse...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
7a
3
Shake Hands With the Octopus
Left of White Gold joining it briefly at the end of the leftwards traverse.
 E5 6c
4
Nobody's Hero
Sadly neglected, when clean this provides good climbing. Start up White Gold but traverse diagonally right until a long and...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E5 6b
5
The Myrmidon
Another fine route suffering from a lack of attention. Climb the lower wall to a drilled peg and make a huge move or leap to...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
E5 6b
6
The Ogre
The left-hand line on the red wall is desperate for shorties. There is a left-hand variation too.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
8a
7
Igor
The right-hand line on the wall gives a pushy pitch.
 
1 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
7c
8
Fatty Manwell and the Paranoid Oysters
4m left of the corner, past a thread.
 E4 6a
9
Two Sunspots
Deservedly popular; a fine route linking the weaknesses in the steep wall to the right. Climb the flake-line to the break, then...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5c
10
Koroblin
The vegetated open corner.
 E1 5b
11
Midnight Summer Dream
A good first limestone E5. Although the crux section may induce some butterflies, the fall is both safe enough and long enough...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E5 6a
12
The Ape Escape
High right-hand finish to Koroblin. Never climbed these days.
 E4 6a
13
Midnight at the Oasis
From the bolt on Midnight Summer Dream teeter up rightwards to an oasis. Continue direct past a peg to finish.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
14
Sergeyenna

4 user comments
 
2 Stars
E1 5b
15
Heart of Darkness
A very good mirror image of Sergeyenna with some surprising holds and protection. From atop the pinnacle, step left and climb...
 
1 Stars
Strong
E3 5c
16
Kriklet's Cancer
The hanging groove right of The Ogre. The gear is no longer trustworthy.
 E6 6b
17
Hergiani
Climb to the top of the pedestal from its right-hand side. Step right and continue up the tricky crack then step right and head...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E2 5b
18
Absent Friends
Better protected and not as hard as it looks, this is a fantastic route tracing a line up the steep wall to the right. Above...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Crimpy
E3 5c
19
Tec
6m left of the start of Two Sunspots. An unpopular and uninspiring bit or rock.
2 user comments
 E1 5b
20
Nostradamus
A sustained pitch with lots of quality moves and rests up the groove-line to the right.. The crux is low-down and nowhere are...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
21
Oblomov
Climb direct to the crack on Two Sunspots. Follow this then traverse left to finish up a V-groove.
 E2 5b
22
Rave On
Excellent beefy climbing up the prominent right-facing flake, with good but hard-won gear. Start below and left of the flake...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E3 5c
23
Boobs
The line of bolts right of Rave On gives a technical pitch which is low in the grade. After the 3rd bolt, trend right into Boo...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
8a
24
Boo
A fine, technical and safe companion route to Tequila which proves relatively amenable until the sharp and fingery finish....
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c+
25
Blind Alleys
From below the bolt on Midnight traverse directly right into Sergeyenna. Climb up and over the bulge past an old bolt.
 E4 5c
26
Tequila Mockingbird
An outstanding route marking a step forward in trad limestone climbing. A serious start and long moves between distant gear put...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
E6 6b
27
Basic Channel
A bolted start to Eyes of Fire, some gear is needed for the shared section of the route. Follow the line of bolts (some...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
8a
28
Eyes of Fire
A traditional solution to the gap right of Tequila which has seen only a handful of ascents. A demanding route which is very...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E6 6c
29
Mortlock's Arete
Quite simply, done in its entirety, this is one of the best E4s on limestone in the country.1) 6a, 25m. Climb up a scoop to...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
E4 6a
30
The Freeman Trap
Climb slightly leftwards before moving back right at the top.
 6c+
31
Mantrap
Start with a bulge.
 7b+
32
The Poverty Trap
The tricky bulge and wall.
 7b
33
A Widespread Lack of Imagination
A second pitch to Nostradamus tackling the upper wall past a thread.
 E3 6a
34
The Freedom Trap
The wall just left of Mortlock's top groove. Climb up to a rising diagonal and follow this to the break. Belay at the top.
 E5 6b
35
The Golden Mile
Vying with Supersonic on High Tor as the best E5 on Peak limestone; but this one is almost a full grade harder. E3 5c climbing...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6b
36
The Dream Mile
A tight line fitted in right of The Golden Mile. Start up Apocalypse then break right after 5m and climb the wall direct to the...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6b
37
Apocalypse
Yet another superb Peak E4. Pitch 1 has the technical well-protected crux, but pitch two provides the real challenge.1) 6a,...
5 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E4 6a
38
Books on the Bonfire
A bold and exposed eliminate up the rib (bolt) between the upper pitches of Mortlocks and Apocalypse.
 E6 6b
39
Alfresco
Sadly a bit of a drainage line otherwise it would see more action.1) 5b, 25m. Start as for Apocalypse but traverse right...
4 user comments
 HVS 5b
40
One Night
Pull direct over the bulge above the belay of Alfresco into a finely-positioned groove.
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
41
Meditation Top 50
Although a little polished, this Chee Tor classic offers great climbing at the grade with two distinct and contrasting crux...
6 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E1 5b
42
Less Than Zero
Worth attempting as an introduction to the grade since there is only one relatively short and well-protected hard bit. From the...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Reachy
E3 5c
43
Valentine (pitch 1)
The first pitch gives an excellent counter-diagonal to Meditation. Climb the wall left of Ceramic past two small trees. Cross...
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
44
Approaching
Another fine climb at the bottom end of the grade, tracing a devious line on good rock with adequate rests. Protection is good,...
7 user comments
 
2 Stars
Reachy
E3 5c
45
Suddenly
Climb the wall right of the groove of Alfresco to reach and cross that route. Dream of Spain and head for the tufa and the...
 E5 6b
46
Ceramic
A Chee Tor rite of passage with a massive reputation for its fall from the crux (which is actually a safe if daunting...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Fluttery
E4 5c
47
Ceramic Extension
A great old-school E5; sloping holds, bags of exposure, a long run out, awkward-to-clip old gear, but ultimately safe (just...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Fluttery
E5 6a
48
The Messiah
An eliminate starting up Approaching and following the left-hand arete of the Ceramic groove. unfortunately keeping on this...
 E4 6a
49
Terrorcotta
A bold eliminate. From the base of the Ceramic groove step right, place some micro-wires then balance up the wall, with a move...
 
1 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6c
50
Laughing
Good climbing with an exciting finish. It is possible to inspect it from Splintered Perspex but this isn't very encouraging....
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E6 6b
51
Splintered Perspex
A lesser-known Chee Tor gem which gives fine sustained moves and a well-protected crux. Climb the wall to a rest on the left....
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E3 6a
52
A Nasty Farming Accident
An extension to Splintered Perspex past 3 bolts to a lower-off.
 
1 Stars
Technical
7b
53
Great Central Route
A popular climb with two worthwhile and contrasting pitches.1) HVS 5a, 25m. Follow a flake/groove then move right past a...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
E2 5c
54
Of Youth
A counter line to Great Central giving good open climbing. Low in the grade as there is only one short hard section adequately...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Crimpy
E3 5c
55
Shake
Climb up to reach the large left-facing flake and follow this to easier ground and the break. Traverse rightwards across the...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
56
Two Generations
A neglected route with a short hard section past a thread on its lower section. Above, it wanders more easily up the wall.
 
Technical
Fluttery
E6 6b
57
Captain Ahab
The bulge and wall.
 
Technical
7b+
58
The Body Line
The groove above the yew tree belay for Shake. Entry requires liberal use of the tree which can be a scratchy experience. The...
 
1 Stars
Technical
E4 6a
59
Autobahn
Another route known for its safe, but juicy fall. Climb the wall to the flake and good protection. From here, traverse...
 
2 Stars
Technical
E5 6b
60
Lily Street
An eliminate left of Queer Street. Climb to a thread, move up left to a bulge (thread) and make a long move over to gain the...
 
Reachy
Fluttery
E5 6b
61
Queer Street
A fantastic, but often frustrating and energy sapping route which is getting rather polished. Very safe, but strenuous to make...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E3 6a
62
Moby Dick
The steep bulging wall above the belay of Queer Street.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
7c
63
42nd Street
A fine and popular pitch to push your E-grade on. It has a few bold sections but overall it is low in the grade and adequately...
8 user comments
 
2 Stars
Fluttery
E3 5c
64
Theology
A good route on the upper wall. From the belay of 42nd Street climb the steep line left of Duel in the Sun past 4 bolts and a...
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
7c
65
Duel in the Sun
A fine though seldomed climbed pitch on the upper wall. From the belay on 42nd Street, pull over the bulge and clip a peg on...
 
2 Stars
Strong
Fluttery
E5 6b
66
Sunny Goodge Street
Features some good moves near the bottom but above the hard section the route rather fizzles out. Follow a short groove then...
5 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
E2 5b
67
The Last Laugh
The grotty corner right of Sunny Godge Street.
 HVS 5a
68
Hatred
A bold direct version of Sunny Godge Street. Climb straight up from the start groove.
 E4 5c
69
Pink Panther
Possibly Ron Fawcett's most forgetable new route. The bulging wall left of Grinning Chimney has little in the way of...
1 user comment
 E5 6a
70
Grinning Chimney
The corner left of the Match of the Day wall. Not a good climb. there is a second pitch up a chimney somewhere (4a).
 HVS 5b
71
Hooligans
The wall left of Match of the Day has chipped holds.
1 user comment
 E3 5c
72
Match of the Day
A good little route which packs a lot into its height. Climb the sustained lower wall to a flake. Follow this with difficulty...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
E2 5c
73
Goal of the Month
Speedy climbing if you do it right. Climb the wall two metres left of the thin crack of The Chopper past 2 threads.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
E3 5c
74
The Chopper
The thin crack left of the big flake gives a pleasant and testing pitch for the grade. Where the crack runs out, step left into...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 5a
75
Sleepwalkers
The big hanging flake gives an unpleasant route. Pitch 2 (5b) breaches the upper wall via a groove.
1 user comment
 HVS 5b
76
Pleasant Dreams
The thin groove in the front of the big hanging flake. Can be started direct at E3 but only if you have done every other route...
 HVS 5c
77
Rape
The right-hand side of the hanging flake gives a worthwhile pitch. Gain it from below and right. There is a second pitch which...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E2 5b
78
Gulle Gulle Groove
Enjoyable climbing up the open groove left of a big tree.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
VS 4c
79
Flycatcher
A poor man's Snap Dragon but with good climbing. Climb the wall behind the tree to a flake then move up and left to the edge of...
7 user comments
 
1 Stars
E1 5b
80
Snap Dragon
An unsung gem. From behind the big tree, climb up to a flake. Move up right to a second flake and then back left to a thread....
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5 6b
81
Leering Wall
An unlikely looking line at the grade. Start up a left-leaning flake. Choose your level and step out right onto the wall, lower...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
HVS 5b
82
Dagenham Dave
Climb the wall to a bulge then make hard moves to gain a groove. Finish at the break.
 E1 5b
83
Clive's Route
Some thin cracks lead up the wall to a scoop on the right. Finish at a tree.
1 user comment
 VS 4c
84
Changeling
A desperate technical problem which sees few ascents.
 
Technical
Crimpy
E4 6a
85
Doggone Groove
The groove on the far right of the crag and is usually used as a start to the Girdle. There is also a second pitch which...
 VS 4b
86
Chee Tor Girdle
172m. One of the classic VS routes of the Peak which provides a great outing with amazing situations for the grade. Not a good...
3 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS 5a
87
Switch
A bouldery start is the substance of the route. Join Clive's Route to finish.
 E3 6a
88
What Aches?
The vague rib right of Doggone Groove. A route to seek out on a 'Chee Tor Blues' day.
 E4 6a
89
Otaix
The wall 5m right of Doggone Groove.
1 user comment
 E1 5b
90
Negative Earth
10m right of Doggone Groove.
1 user comment
 E1 5b
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    Of Youth
    "Not particularly low in the grade - it's solid 5c for from the tree up to the to..." 18/May

    Flycatcher
    "In the days when it had the hold/thread it was E1 5b. It certainly isn't now!" 22/Jul

    Une Crime Passionel
    "I cleaned this a couple of weeks ago. Good climbing all the way. Could finish le..." 26/Jun

    Clarion Call
    "Far too polished now to consider giving this 3 stars. If only I had been there i..." 29/May top50

    Ouijaboard
    "Harder than K3." 09/Oct

    Sergeyenna
    "How is this not an absolute classic? Better than Meditation!" 03/Sep

    Devonshire Arms
    "Great route! Ideally the 3rd bolt could do with being a bit lower." 23/Aug

    Whose Line is it Anyway?
    "Great route, I did this just after Jon had made the FA. Seems harder than I rem..." 27/Jul top50

    The Garlic Twist
    "Pretty dirty at the bulge but some good moves" 26/Jul

    Approaching
    "Good to hear I'm not the only one who'd give this E3! I don't think I got the cr..." 24/Jul

    Whose Line is it Anyway?
    "Crucial undercut between bolts 4 and 5 has now come off making route harder" 05/Jul top50

    Meditation
    "I thought the same, the hardest move is in the first half, the top is just a lit..." 04/Jun top50

    Clarion Call
    "Bolt 3 is back, apparently." 27/May top50

    White Gold
    "retrobolted (not by me) at 6c+." 25/May

    Clarion Call
    "Bolt 3 is now missing, so I guess it's not really climbable just now." 25/May top50

    Further Adventures in Greendale
    "The reachy symbol can only be for the top clip, which is only reachy if you try ..." 12/Sep

    Tec
    "The line looks OK but there is a huge fallen tree branch poised to fall down the..." 06/Sep

    Up the River Without a Paddle
    "Think a hold has dropped off the initial roof? Feels more like 7A. Harder than c..." 05/Sep

    Monumental Armblaster
    "I did (possibly) the 2nd ascent of this (on aid!). Jim Moran walked past just as..." 12/Aug

    Rapid City
    "Bolts recently renewed up to the roof. The band of rock on the lip of the roof a..." 03/Aug

    Approaching
    "Felt bold enough seconding this. The gear placed on the traverse was poor and fe..." 06/Jul

    Cosmopolitan
    "Largish flake removed yesterday. Makes getting into the final groove more diffic..." 18/Jun

    Cry of Despair
    "Gave this a scrub yesterday and then did it. Totally class, get on it whilst the..." 06/Jun

    42nd Street
    "3 star route. All the gear is bomber. There is a 'go for it' section without any..." 26/May

    Shake
    "Demanding. How about the sustained symbol?" 17/May

    Apocalypse
    "First pitch filthy again - May 2010. Only really an issue on the crux so take a ..." 17/May

    Great Central Route
    "A great route. I did it in 1 big 40pitch, the lower hvs is not tiring leaving gr..." 25/Apr

    Two Sunspots
    "The Five Finger Exercise of Peak Limstone! Excellent, but would be more pleasan..." 28/Sep

    Less Than Zero
    "A good route, with an intense hard section after leaving Meditation. The top se..." 15/Sep

    The Corniceman
    "The start is savage if your under 5'9" (upto 3rd bolt) felt 7b" 11/Sep

    Hergiani
    "How is this E2? It's got one reasonably hard but very well protected move and th..." 09/Sep

    Rape
    "Agree, worth doing, just about as hard as rave on." 30/Aug

    The Ogre
    "Rebolted 12/08, cleaned 07/00" 20/Jul

    Queer Street
    "Upper wall de-turfed (might still be a bit dusty) and new thread last w/e. The s..." 27/Jun

    Valentine (pitch 1)
    "Climbed this and gave it aq bit of a clean today - lower-off backed up with new ..." 24/Jun

    Chee Tor Girdle
    "Great route, and damn good value for money! Final pitch is never 4c, at least 5a..." 26/Apr

    Hooligans
    "Malc and I cleaned the route and pulled off an ENORMOUS flake. Mike joined us to..." 13/Feb

    Ceramic Extension
    "If I remember correctly, the crux is before the peg and reasonable climbing afte..." 30/Aug

    Match of the Day
    "gardened 25/08/08" 27/Aug

    The Golden Mile
    "not too bad for 6b when you get it right, but certainly baffling, and absolutely..." 04/Aug

    Apocalypse
    "Both pitches cleaned July 2008. Bottom pitch was extremely vegetated and covered..." 16/Jul

    Tequila Mockingbird
    "Presumably more holds have come off this as it is now at least F7c+ and maybe ev..." 14/Jul

    Splintered Perspex
    "Peg seemed fine to me (June 2008), can be backed up by a bomber wire." 03/Jul

    Valentine (pitch 1)
    "A great little route if you've already done Meditation. Now cleaned with a re-e..." 25/Jun

    Tequila Mockingbird
    "Cleaned 15 June 2008." 16/Jun

    Mortlock's Arete
    "Both pitches cleaned June 2008, and top ab point backed up. Do this route and ke..." 13/Jun

    Splintered Perspex
    "plenty of decent gear to back up the, admittedly totally decorative, peg. E3 is ..." 12/Jun

    Rave On
    "Proper boh! An underrated peak limestone classic." 10/Sep

    Flycatcher
    "Thought that this was harder than Match of the Day nearer to 6a than 5b. A bit o..." 27/Aug

    Sunny Goodge Street
    "Dont think it loses interest at all,gets a lttle easyi at the top but its not a ..." 23/Aug

    Sunny Goodge Street
    "Quite good really. Hard-ish traverse leads to pleasant laybacking to the top." 06/Apr

    Approaching
    "Pretty run out for E2." 04/Apr

    Powerplant
    "The crux is actually pretty basic unless you get into lots of weakling knee bar ..." 10/Sep top50

    Ouijaboard
    "better than powerplant" 24/Aug

    Up the River Without a Paddle
    "tis clean and very climbable at the mo - si (Aug 2006)" 04/Aug

    Cosmopolitan
    "7b is a better grade. The runout beyond the last bolt is not too scary because t..." 12/Jul

    War Memorial
    "Surprisingly nice route, worth an extra star I reckon for the combination of sus..." 05/Jul

    Shake
    "Not that hard climbing but quite awkward." 03/Jul

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