Chee Dale Lower

In many ways Chee Dale is the centre of Peak Limestone climbing. It is the most extensive area, has the most colourful history and is home to many of the area\'s most iconic climbs. Since the 1960s, many of the big names of British climbing have made their mark here, from early aid climbing to the free routes of the 1970s to the sport boom of the 1980s. Despite this undoubted quality, some climbers have a love-hate relationship with the dale. It is probably the lack of easy to mid-grade sport routes which puts some people off, although a ticklist of the classic trad routes should be enough to convince any sceptics of the quality of the climbing hereabouts. Chee Tor itself is a fine starting venue containing a set of routes that gradually increase in both difficulty and quality, culminating in the superb Apocalypse, The Golden Mile, Ceramic Extension and Tequila Mockingbird.Fine though these trad routes are, the real wealth in Chee Dale climbing is sport routes. Although there is little on offer in the 6a/b grade range, above that, the climbing is as good as anywhere else in the Peak with classics such as Clarion Call, Countdown, The Sea is a Brown Paper Bag, Cry of Despair and Powerplant, to mention but a few.


Order Climb Buttress Stars Grade
1
White Gold Chee Tor 3 7a+
2
Nobody's Hero Chee Tor 1 E5 6b
3
The Myrmidon Chee Tor 2 E5 6c
4
The Ogre Chee Tor 3 8a
5
Igor Chee Tor 1 7c
6
Two Sunspots Chee Tor 2 E2 5c
7
Midnight Summer Dream Chee Tor 2 E5 6a
8
Midnight at the Oasis Chee Tor 1 E6 6b
9
Sergeyenna Chee Tor 2 E1 5b
10
Heart of Darkness Chee Tor 1 E3 5c
11
Hergiani Chee Tor 1 E2 5b
12
Absent Friends Chee Tor 3 E3 5c
13
Nostradamus Chee Tor 1 E1 5b
14
Rave On Chee Tor 2 E3 5c
15
Boobs Chee Tor 2 8a
16
Boo Chee Tor 2 7c+
17
Tequila Mockingbird Chee Tor 3 7c+
18
Basic Channel Chee Tor 1 8a
19
Eyes of Fire Chee Tor 2 E6 6c
20
Mortlock's Arete Chee Tor 3 E4 6a
21
The Freeman Trap Chee Tor 6c+
22
Mantrap Chee Tor 7b+
23
The Poverty Trap Chee Tor 7b
24
A Widespread Lack of Imagination Chee Tor E3 6a
25
The Freedom Trap Chee Tor E5 6b
26
The Golden Mile Chee Tor 3 E5 6b
27
The Dream Mile Chee Tor 2 E5 6b
28
Apocalypse Chee Tor 3 E4 6a
29
Books on the Bonfire Chee Tor E6 6b
30
Alfresco Chee Tor HVS 5b
31
Suddenly Chee Tor E5 6b
32
Meditation Chee Tor 3 E1 5b
33
Less Than Zero Chee Tor 1 E3 5c
34
Valentine Chee Tor 1 E1 5b
35
One Night Chee Tor 1 E1 5b
36
Valentine (pitch 1) Chee Tor 1 E1 5b
37
Approaching Chee Tor 2 E3 5c
38
Ceramic Chee Tor 3 E4 5c
39
Ceramic Extension Chee Tor 3 E5 6a
40
The Messiah Chee Tor E4 6a
41
Terrorcotta Chee Tor 1 E6 6c
42
Laughing Chee Tor 2 E6 6b
43
Splintered Perspex Chee Tor 2 E3 6a
44
A Nasty Farming Accident Chee Tor 1 7b
45
Great Central Route Chee Tor 2 E2 5c
46
Of Youth Chee Tor 1 E3 5c
47
Shake Chee Tor 1 E1 5b
48
Two Generations Chee Tor E6 6b
49
Captain Ahab Chee Tor 7b+
50
The Body Line Chee Tor 1 E4 6a
51
Autobahn Chee Tor 2 E5 6b
52
Lily Street Chee Tor E5 6b
53
Queer Street Chee Tor 3 E3 6a
54
Moby Dick Chee Tor 1 7c
55
42nd Street Chee Tor 2 E3 5c
56
Theology Chee Tor 2 7c
57
Duel in the Sun Chee Tor 2 E5 6b
58
Sunny Goodge Street Chee Tor 1 E2 5c
59
Hatred Chee Tor E4 5c
60
The Last Laugh Chee Tor HVS 5a
61
Pink Panther Chee Tor E5 6a
62
Grinning Chimney Chee Tor HVS 5b
63
Hooligans Chee Tor E3 5c
64
Match of the Day Chee Tor 1 E2 5c
65
Goal of the Month Chee Tor 1 E3 5c
66
The Chopper Chee Tor 1 VS 5a
67
Sleepwalkers Chee Tor HVS 5b
68
Pleasant Dreams Chee Tor HVS 5c
69
Rape Chee Tor 1 E2 5b
70
Gulle Gulle Groove Chee Tor 1 VS 4c
71
Flycatcher Chee Tor 1 E1 5b
72
Snap Dragon Chee Tor 2 E5 6b
73
Leering Wall Chee Tor 1 HVS 5b
74
Dagenham Dave Chee Tor E1 5b
75
Clive's Route Chee Tor VS 4c
76
Changeling Chee Tor E4 6a
77
Doggone Groove Chee Tor VS 4b
78
Chee Tor Girdle Chee Tor 3 VS 5a
79
Switch Chee Tor E3 6a
80
What Aches? Chee Tor E4 6a
81
Otaix Chee Tor E1 5b
82
Negative Earth Chee Tor E1 5b
1
Doggin' Dog's Dinner Buttress 6a+
2
Woofin' Dog's Dinner Buttress 6a
3
Woof, Woof, Woof Dog's Dinner Buttress 6a+
4
Scooby Snacks Dog's Dinner Buttress 1 7a+
5
Shake the Tail Dog's Dinner Buttress 6b
6
Wag the Dog Dog's Dinner Buttress 1 6c
7
Tail Shake Dog's Dinner Buttress 1 6b
8
Turkey Lurking Dog's Dinner Buttress 1 7b
9
Baffled by Water Wings Dog's Dinner Buttress E4 6b
10
Learning to Swim Dog's Dinner Buttress E4 6b
11
Hot Dogger Dog's Dinner Buttress 1 6c+
12
Dog Dirt Dog's Dinner Buttress 1 7c
13
My Dog Dill Dog's Dinner Buttress E5 6a
14
Go Cat Dog's Dinner Buttress 1 7a
15
In the Drink Dog's Dinner Buttress 6c+
16
Cat Lick Dog's Dinner Buttress 7b
17
Little Curver Dog's Dinner Buttress E1
18
Can't Wait a Dogone Minute Dog's Dinner Buttress 6c
1
Ophelias Lobelia Cornice 7b+
2
Forehead Trombone Cornice 7b+
3
Trombone Practice Cornice 8a
4
Sharp Practice Cornice 1 8a+
5
Masculine Power Trip Cornice 1 8a+
6
Mescaline Power Trip Cornice 8a
7
Wright-On Cornice 1 8a
8
Taylor Made Cornice 1 7c
9
Wright to Left Cornice 1 7c
10
Feminine Ego Trip Cornice 8a
11
Feminine Ego Trip (Strict Left-hand Finish) Cornice 8a
12
Monumental Armblaster Cornice 3 8a+
13
Nemesis Cornice 3 8a+
14
Clematis Cornice 2 8b
15
Bricktop Cornice 3 8b
16
Malcolm X Cornice 2 8b+
17
Malcolm Armblaster Cornice 2 8b
18
Last Eggs Before the M1 Cornice 7c+
19
Gran Techo Cornice 3 8b
20
Techno Prisoners Cornice 3 8b+
21
The Jug Jockey Cornice 3 7c+
22
Easy Rider Cornice 1 8a
23
Dreadnaught Cornice 3 8c
24
Dreadnot Cornice 3 8b+
25
The Roof Warrior Cornice 3 8a
26
Cry of Despair Cornice 3 7c
27
That was the River Cornice 2 7b+
28
Rapid City Cornice 1 8a
29
Streamline Cornice 7c+
30
Tributary Cornice 1 8a+
31
This is the Sea Cornice 1 7c+
32
Old Man River Cornice 2 7b
33
Keep on Rollin' Cornice 7c
34
Dirty Old Man Cornice 7c+
35
Up the River Without a Paddle Cornice 2 7a
36
The Naive and Sentimental Lover Cornice 2 7c
37
Snails of the Riverbank Cornice 2 7b
38
The Spiders from Mars Cornice 1 6b
39
The Monday Club Cornice 7a+
40
Trampled Underfoot Cornice 1 7a
41
Gardener's Question Time Cornice 1 7a
42
Rue Morgue Cornice 1 6c
43
The Goldfish Cornice 1 7a+
44
Crowd Control Cornice 1 7c
45
Une Crime Passionel Cornice 2 6c+
46
A Bolted Power Problem Cornice 1 7b
47
Blurred Lines Cornice 1 E6 6b
48
Blurred Lines Right-hand Cornice E6 6b
49
A Basic Power Problem Cornice E6 6b
50
Fey Cornice 1 6b+
51
War Memorial Cornice 1 6c
52
Succubus Cornice 2 7b+
53
Shazam Cornice 1 E4 6a
54
Martial Music Cornice 2 7a
55
Clarion Call Cornice 3 7a
56
Poppy Fields Cornice 7b+
57
Armistice Day Cornice 2 7a+
58
Whose Line is it Anyway? Cornice 3 7a+
59
Big Store Cornice E5 6b
60
The Egyptian Bizarre Cornice 1 7a+
61
Big Zipper Cornice 2 7b
62
Beelzebub Cornice 1 7b+
63
Bored of the Lies Cornice 3 7b+
64
Ouijaboard Cornice 2 8a
65
Four Door Dostoyevsky Cornice 2 8a+
66
Powerplant Cornice 3 8a
67
Devonshire Arms Cornice 2 8b
68
K3 Cornice 3 8a+
69
42 Cornice 1 8b+
70
32 Cornice 2 8b+
71
The Anatomy Act Cornice 2 8b+
72
R'n'P Cornice 3 8a+
73
Snatch Cornice 2 8b
74
Barney Ragin' Cornice 2 8b+
75
Love Amongst the Butterflies Cornice 3 8b
76
Asia Shadow Player Cornice 2 8b
77
Somehow Super Cornice 1 8c
78
Unleashing Direct Cornice 2 8a+
79
Unleashing the Wild Physique Cornice 3 8a
80
Cosmopolitan Cornice 2 7b+
81
Cordless Madness Cornice 2 7c
82
Mandy Cornice 1 7b+
83
Flowers in the Dirt Cornice 1 7b
84
The Third Order Cornice 2 7b
85
Loco Cornice 1 7b+
86
Too Pumpy for Grumpy Cornice 7b+
87
Further Adventures in Greendale Cornice 1 6c+
88
Old Man's Gambit Cornice E2 5c
89
Old Man's Adventures Cornice 6c
90
Gamman Cornice 1 6a+
91
The Corniceman Cornice 2 7a+
92
Jelly Fingers Cornice HVS 5a
93
Vandal Cornice VS 4c
94
Whitebeam Cornice E1 5c
95
Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells Cornice HS 4a
96
Ezekiel Stool Cornice E1 5b
97
Um Bongo Cornice E4 6b
98
Led Up the Garden Path Cornice E1 5b
99
Flash Harry Cornice E4 5c
100
Too Jugless for Douglas Cornice E4 6b
101
Subversive Cornice E2 5b
102
Fibrin Cornice VS 4c
103
Rinky Dinky Cornice E1 5c
104
The 'too small for the tall' Wall Cornice E5 6b
105
Mike's Bike and the Collar-bone Experience Cornice 7b+
106
Skin-flick Cornice 7c+
1
The Way of the Gone Wives Rhubarb Buttress 6c
2
Custard Pie in yer Eye Rhubarb Buttress 6c
3
Cry Havoc Rhubarb Buttress 6c
4
Fallout Zone Rhubarb Buttress 6c
5
Gaseous Exchange Rhubarb Buttress 1 6c+
6
Chemical Weapons Rhubarb Buttress 1 7a
7
Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb Rhubarb Buttress 1 6b+
8
Semolina Sunday Rhubarb Buttress 6c+
9
The Bee's Knees Rhubarb Buttress E1 5a
10
The Garlic Twist Rhubarb Buttress 1 6b+
11
A Laugh a Minute Rhubarb Buttress E5 6a
12
Brief Camouflage Rhubarb Buttress 1 6c
13
The Day of the Long Knives Rhubarb Buttress 2 7b+
14
Feline Fine Rhubarb Buttress 1 6c+
15
Fat Ginger Cat Rhubarb Buttress 1 7a+
16
Turbo-charged Monster Mouse Rhubarb Buttress 2 7a+
17
Thrash Your Woodie Rhubarb Buttress 7b
18
Me Tarzan Rhubarb Buttress 7b+
19
De Vine Rhubarb Buttress 2 8a
20
Zebedee Visits the Clinic Rhubarb Buttress E6 6b
21
Blue-arsed Fly Rhubarb Buttress E6 6c
22
The Rainmaker Rhubarb Buttress 7b+
23
Blood Lust Rhubarb Buttress 1 E2 5c
24
Bad Blood Rhubarb Buttress E5 6a
25
Blood Transfusion Rhubarb Buttress E5 6b
26
Lady's Finger Rhubarb Buttress 1 7a+
27
The European Female Rhubarb Buttress 1 7a
28
Bloodworm Rhubarb Buttress E3 6a
29
Moonflower Rhubarb Buttress E4 6a
30
Naiad Rhubarb Buttress E1 5b
31
Nip the Nippon Rhubarb Buttress E2 5b

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