Sun 17th Jul, 2022

Peak Grit

Robert Clark

Aiming to go to Dovestones Tor on Derwent Edges. At an altitude of over 500m it should hopefully catch any breeze to scare away any midges. Its a great crag with lots of routes from vd up to extreme, in a superb setting. It takes about 40 minutes or so to get there from either of two parking spots; Cut Throat Bridge on A57 or a sharp bend 300m North of Strines Inn. 


UPDATE 19th June; The Strines approach is no longer viable, so the approach will be from Cut Throat Bridge, on the A57, either the small parking area by the bridge or the bigger area just 200m up the road. Now, the guide book writers were a bit optimistic in their estimate of time to the crag. I walked it yesterday and took one hour with a light sac. Anyway, its a great crag and if we have good weather its definitely worth the effort. As you follow the path along the edge with views down into the Derwent  Valley you pass three bouldering/climbing areas; Hurkling Stones and Wheel Stones to the right of the path, White Tor to the left of the path. About 500m after White Tor you arrive at Dovestones Tor.

I suggest meeting at the Car Park at 9.15am to start walking up 9.30am. Please let me know if you intend to attend.


Robert Clark

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