Chatsworth Edge

Southern Gritstone

A much underrated edge, don't be put of by its lichenous appearance. Always climbable, except after rain. A collection of buttress (10 to 15m) of fine natural grit. Sheltered. Limited No. of routes of all grades, but something for everyone. Classics are Emperor Flake Climb(VD), Cave Crack (S), The Puppet Crack (HVS 5b), Vibrio (E1 5b) and the delectable Pearls (E2 5c). Pick of the bunch are the jamming test pieces, Sentinel Crack (E2 5c) and Emerald Crack (E3 6a), still standing the test of time.

Crag information
Climbing Area: Peak District Rock Type: Gritstone
Importance: CRoW Land: No
Ownership: Unknown No. of Routes: 101
Within National Park: No Year Developed:
Grid Reference: SK276719

Parking and Approach

Lies east and parallel to the A619 Chesterfield - Baslow Rd. Approach from footpath approx. 100m south of the Eric Byne Car Park (SK 279721). Bus stop nearby.
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