CHEE DALE UPPER


The area Chee Dale Upper covers all the Chee Dale crags that would usually be approach from the Topley Pike (west) end of the dale. This includes everything from Blatant and Blackwell Halt, down through the Embankment and Two Tier to Nettle Buttress and the Nook.

Routes

154 trad routes (D...E7)
318 sport routes (4c...8b+)
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
Blatant Buttress
This well-named little buttress is a bit too close to the active railway line for comfort, although...
18
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

15 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
Blackwell Halt
This compact wall has a good set of mid-grade routes. The setting is pleasant and there is plenty...
24
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Downhill

15 mins

sheltered
The Sidings
Although not one of Cheedale's premier venues, this is a compact buttress with short and technical...
24
Sport
Sun from mid-morning
Downhill

20 mins

sheltered
The Embankment
The Embankment was transformed during the late '80s into the first of the true sport crags in the...
37
Sport
Lots of sun!
Downhill

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Max Wall
This popular buttress has experienced several waves of activity over the years to leave a good wall...
35
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
The Nook
A small buttress with some steep and hard neglected sport routes that are not often in condition.
16
Sport
Sun and shade
Downhill

25 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Nettle Buttress
The name doesn't inspire, but the buttress is worth a visit in hot weather. Summer Wine is the...
35
Sport
No sun
Downhill

25 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Two Tier - Left
The tall left-hand side of Two Tier Buttress contains some great long sport routes. The far...
23
Sport
Evening sun
Up and down

20 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Two Tier - Centre
This wall probably contains the best quality rock in the Dale; clean and compact with only a few...
29
Sport
Evening sun
Up and down

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Two Tier - Upper
This hanging garden of exposure is one of only two buttresses in the Peak which require an abseil...
19
Sport
Evening sun
Up and down

30 mins

Abseil
Seepage
sheltered
Two Tier - Secteur Nadin
A tall buttress right of the bulk of Two Tier which takes its name from its main developer in the...
18
Sport
Evening sun
Up and down

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Two Tier - Vista Wall
This short bulging wall is situated up and right of Secteur Nadin, above the descent /approach path...
11
Sport
Evening sun
Up and down

25 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Long Wall
Long Wall provides four distinct sections. On the left is an area which takes a lot of seepage...
38
Sport
No sun
Up and down

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Runyon's Corner
This is not the best sector in Chee Dale but it does have a few pleasant little routes and is in a...
41
Sport
Early morning sun
Up and down

20 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Pink Wall
No buttress descriptions included at present
8
Sport
No sun
Up and down

15 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Moving Buttress
This fine wall stands proudly above the railway and was one of the first walls in the Dale to be...
49
Trad and Sport
Evening sun
Up and down

20 mins

The Lifts
The Lifts have become less fashionable of late and parts are slowly retreating behind the ivy....
28
Trad and Sport
Afternoon sun
Up and down

15 mins

Plum Buttress
A magnificent buttress which dominates the western end of the Dale and has a small set of top-notch...
22
Trad
Evening sun
Up and down

15 mins

Seepage
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  • Latest Comments

    For CHEE DALE UPPER

    Sirplum
    "First pitch very polished and overgrown deserves 5b. Second pitch monster jugs b..." 10/Jul top50

    Kakaho
    "Not easy to determine the line of this based on the 2004 guide. The features are..." 18/Jul

    No Hiding Plaice
    "Great climbing all the way" 21/Aug

    Lightweight
    "The traverse at the top is the hard part and very good, hard to know what sequen..." 30/May

    Spank Me Senseless with a Wet Herring
    "A lovely little route. Little-used so bring a trowel." 11/May

    Max-a-Million
    "just jump." 03/Aug

    Unzipping the Wild Physique
    "Bizzare route! Either belay miles back on a small tree or just sit behind the wa..." 26/Jul

    The Lockless Monster
    "7c/+. Great bouldery route." 24/Jul

    Stung
    "A link starting as for Stung and finishing up Esmerelda has been done, Ouch, gra..." 08/Jul

    Black Max
    "Actually a pretty good route and makes the best warm up. Can clip bolts on other..." 26/May

    Poor Dill
    "Borderline 7c - great crux sequence over the bulge though." 25/May

    Quality Control
    "Really enjoyable route on good rock with a nice variation in the moves, from pow..." 05/May

    Sirplum
    "Well one of the best climbs I ever done pumpy but keep going and you soon be at ..." 25/Jul top50

    Max-a-Million
    "I have a 5"10 span and can just reach the good crimp below the jug! You nee..." 11/Jul

    Kiss Me Hardy
    "I cleaned the holds on this and climbed it a couple of days ago. Well worth gett..." 04/Jun

    Mad Dogs and Englishmen
    "Did Mad Dogs yesterday - a totally brilliant adventure, didn't clip or see any b..." 05/May

    Sturgeon in the Cupboard
    "Good climb. Not that polished. No way is it 7c though." 05/Oct top50

    Spazz Energy
    "Hard start for shorties like me. Quite varied but take care on the first overlap..." 13/Sep

    Waste Bin
    "Pretty good route although a bit scrappy to start. Groove is surprisingly tricky..." 10/Sep

    Aberration
    "Intense climbing but memory counts for little; the best holds have fallen off ev..." 06/Sep

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