Dog’s Dinner is the closest crag to the Miller’s Dale end of the dale. It’s located just beneath the viaduct immediately after the first tunnel (Chee Tor tunnel) and almost opposite The Cornice.
When approaching from Miller’s Dale on the Monsal Trail go through the first long tunnel onto the viaduct. Go through the gap in the wall on the left and down the path and stone steps to the river. Turn sharp right heading downstream and under the viaduct. Go up right off the path just before a footbridge to reach the crag.
Although facing south the copious tree cover gives lots of shade. It drys quickly and there’s not much seepage.
The rock is perhaps smoother than many of the Cheedale crags. The starts are typically the steepest part and the crag also has some good bouldering. There are low level two traverses of the wall, Pedigree Chum at 8c+ and its extension, Finest Pedigree at 9a+.
The climbs are described from RIGHT to LEFT.
Can’t Wait a Dogone Minute (6b+)
At the RH end of the crag. An easy start leads to a tricky sequence above the overlap.
1. Cat Lick (7b)
A desperate technical start leads to an easier face. Finish up In the Drink.
2. In the Drink (6c) ★
A direct line up to the RH side of the prominent overlap. Finish strenuously over this.
3. Go Cat (7a) ★★
A powerful start leads to a technical slab and powerful pull rightwards into In the Drink
4. My Dog Dill E5 6a ★★
Flake system leading out left from Go Cat to tackle roof.
5. Dog Dirt (7c) ★
The desperately fingery wall to easier face.
6. The Dog Complex (6c+) ★★
An excellent route with a tough start on good holds to easier but fine climbing above.
7. Learning to Swim E4 6b ★
A boulder start leads up to and through the overlaps.
8. Baffled by Water Wings E4 6b ★
Another boulder start and more overlaps.
9. Turkey Lurking (7b+) ★
A boulder problem start and desperate overlap.
10. Tail Shake (6b) ★
Very pleasant climbing after a bouldery start.
Wag the Dog (6c) ★
A boulder problem start to good wall.
Shake the Tail (6b)
A bouldery start (again) to easier face.
Scooby Snack (7a+)
The gently overhanging wall leading to a slabby finale.
Woof, Woof, Woof (6b)
The righthand of 3 short but pleasant routes at the lefthand end of the crag.
The middle line.
The lefthand line.
50 metres L of Dogs Dinner Buttress is a small crag containing one route, Dogfight 7c+ ★, and some partially bolted projects left and right of it.