Regional Access Database

Restrictions/ Sensitive Access Rowtor Rocks

Woodland bouldering esoterica with unusual druid caves.

BMC Area Peak District Rock Type Gritstone
Climbing Area Matlock Area Access Status Restrictions/ Sensitive Access
County Derbyshire CRoW Land No
Importance Local No. of Routes 61
Ownership Private Year Developed 1900
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SK235622

Access to this area is very sensitive with complaints to the landowner from local residents about noise, litter and fires. Whilst climbers may not be responsible for this, in order to foster good relations we would encourage anyone visiting the crag to be on best behaviour and to pick up any litter to demonstrate that climbers are responsible users of the countryside. Please don't light fires, avoid turning up in large groups, follow the current approach advice and very importantly clean chalk from holds once you've finished.

Also please refrain from climbing on this boulder: which features ancient cup and ring carvings. It's a small boulder below Domes but avoiding it will help relations with the other users of Rowtor.

Jan 2013 update: Despite peoples best efforts, a local resident continues to be disturbed by climbers behaviour. It may be that climbers do not realise that their behaviour is causing offence to the resident so please make an extra effort to keep as quiet as possible, keep cleaning to a minimum and remove chalk after climbing. The most sensitive area is around Short Sean's Reachy Roof, so please keep sessions in this area short and quiet.

This page was last updated on 06/02/2013. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.