DOVESTONES EDGE


Not to be confused with its even more remote namesake in the Eastern Peak, this fine cliff has a good selection of routes and is rarely busy, the flog to get there being the main reason the place stays so quiet. It faces west and north west and is at its best on warm summer evenings when the many lower grade climbs can be enjoyed to the full. Below and to the south west of the main Dovestones Edge are three large rambling quarries on the hillside overlooking the reservoir. All the main lines have been done but the Main Quarry in particular has a habit of falling down big-style. In thirty odd years of climbing in the Peak I have only visited the Main Quarry once, to find the top pitch of our chosen objective missing. We did the route anyway - but I vowed never to return, and never have!

Routes

81 trad routes (M...E5)
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
Nasal Buttress Area
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31
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

25 mins

Mammoth Slab Area
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20
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

25 mins

Answer Crack Area
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30
Trad
Evening sun
Uphill

25 mins

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    Question Mark
    "Great climb that I though actually easier than Answer Crack. Maybe I jam better ..." 30/Sep

    Knobbly Wall
    "Yep I would also say this is Harder than HVD - that last moves are just plain aw..." 06/Oct

    Central Tower
    "A quality route that maybe a little trickier for those who are vertically challe..." 05/Oct

    Danegeld
    "Fiend sums it up nicely. A good route" 10/Aug

    Double Overhangs
    "Quite a ferocious start. Good banter" 28/Sep

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