Conies Dale

Peak Limestone

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Access issues have recently been reported getting to the crag (the crag itself is on open access land but the approach is not). Negotiations are ongoing through the Peak Park access team to hopefully establish an improved permissive access route to prevent damage to walls/fences which is a concern for the landowners. Please stay away from the crag for the time being whilst this discussion takes place to ensure no incidents jeapordise negotiations. from 01/01/0001

A small Limestone outcrop in a sheltered dale that has been developed mainly by Jon Fullwood and Ned Feehally. Despite first appearances the rock is solid and it is well worth a visit if operating at font 7a or above. A good venue for a summer evening. 

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Limestone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 24
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SK123804

The crag is located on open access land so there shouldn't be any issues witrh climbing, however access problems have arisen in the past when climbers cut across fields and damaged dry stone walls climbing over them. Please be respectful of local people to ensure access problems don't arise here - only cross walls at a stile/gate and make sure you park responsibly to avoid future conflict.

The crag is characterised by non-eliminate climbing on good rock. Holds are mostly weathered features - slopers, pinches, crimps - a refreshing change from the usual rattly Peak limestone. Great landings - mostly flat and grassy and lots of link ups possible. More details on There are problems on either side of those documented in Peak Limestone North, but these are poor quality and best avoided for ecological reasons.

Parking and Approach

Park in Peak Forest - usually spaces are available at the junction of Church Lane and Old Dam Lane but ensure you park well: not blocking driveways, gates or the road.

From here, follow the track opposie Church Lane heading NE to Conies Farm which is reached after 400m. After the track ends, a public footpath continues through two fields. In the third field there is a stile in the bottom right-hand corner of the field (the corner nearest the parking). Once over the stile follow a wall up the valley carefully crossing a fence to arrive at the crag.

Take extreme care to avoid damaging walls, and be polite to anyone you meet.

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