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Ashwood Dale Ravine

Character:

The narrow ravine close to Morrisons in Buxton gives a handful of pleasant routes with ease of access.

Not a good place in humid weather.

Approaches:

When approaching from Buxton down the A6, after leaving the roundabout alongside Morrisons, a small layby will be seen on the right-hand side of the road in about 200m. Park here - it is worth noting that it easier to park here when approaching from the opposite direction.

Layout:

There are three main sections of wall, the first most easily identified on the left-hand side of the ravine when entering it.

The other routes are on the right-hand side of the ravine, hidden from view but easily identified when walking up the ravine.

The Routes:

Starting with the wall on the left...

1. Rat's Rally (6c) steep pulls into a short narrow groove.

2. The Falling (7a+) * the smooth-looking wall gives a fingery pitch, tough for its grade.

3. Down in the Sewer (6a) * the fine flake and short juggy wall.

4. Z.C.T (6b) the fine little wall to the right.

5. Flushed Out (6c+) short steep boulder problem then good jugs.

6. Blocked Flue (7b) desperate boulder problem start easing above 2nd BR.

7. My Wife Led up to This (6b+) right arete of subsidiary wall with positive holds.

8. My Life Led up to This (6c+) the fingery bulging wall to the left.

9. Mozzy Marathon (6c+) the bulging arete and thin crack has a mean start.

10. Moss Marathon (6a) the pleasant little wall to the left.