CHATSWORTH


Retiring and rather neglected, Chatsworth Edge is perhaps the Cinderella of the Easter Edges. The cliff faces north-west and so only receives any real sun on high summer evenings. The slope below the cliff is overgrown with bracken by the start of the summer, making navigation along the foot of the cliff tricky. On top of this a number of large trees growing close to the cliff face have encourage lichen growth in recent years. Despite these rather negative aspects, under the right conditions climbing here is very pleasant, and several of the main buttresses thrust far enough forward to escape the cloying vegetation. The very best of the routes here are the equal of any on grit, and any true gritstoner will one day have to bite the bullet and throw themselves at the likes of Vibrio, Emerald Crack, Pearls and the peerless man-eater that is Sentinel Crack. If you like to climb away from the crowds that populate Stanage and Froggatt, it is worth putting Chatsworth on your list of venues.

Routes

51 trad routes (D...E6)
1 boulder problem (??)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other Page
Sentinel Buttress
The first part of the cliff has a small collection of pleasant (though usually green) routes...
27
Trad
Evening sun
Up and down

10 mins

sheltered
350
Emerald Crack
This tall buttress is home to the classic struggle of Emerald Crack and the excellent but oft...
7
Trad
Evening sun
Up and down

12 mins

sheltered
352
Vibrio Buttress
Across the grassy slope a fine buttress with mid-height overhangs sticks out from the hillside....
7
Trad
Evening sun
Up and down

12 mins

sheltered
352
Emperor Buttress
The final buttress has some pleasant, if graunchy, low and mid grade climbs and the world class...
11
Trad
Evening sun
Up and down

12 mins

sheltered
353
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  • Latest Comments

    For CHATSWORTH

    Desperot
    "A 3* Font 7a in reality, and almost always dry when the rest of the peak is gopp..." 25/Aug

    Emperor Crack
    "Defiantly best to stay on the outside but the pro isn't great and looking at a f..." 15/Mar

    Mort Wall
    "Very green looking at the mo, but clean enough where it mattered. Not a bad rou..." 18/Oct

    Sentinel Crack
    "Went to Chatsworth with the intention of doing this and puppet crack today. Both..." 29/Aug

    Mort Wall
    "Went left out of niche, getting back into main flake/crack was awkward and off b..." 21/Jul

    Tree Crack
    "Cleaned again for summer 2009. Quality! It deserves one star for those who strug..." 08/Apr

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