Climbs 60
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 440m a.s.l

Alderman and Dovestones Quarries Reflected © craig h

Crag features

Locally popular small collection of buttresses in a fine position (windy). Good quality, rough grit. Link in with a visit to the Pots and Pans Quarries for a worthwhile day out. Classic routes are Crispy Crack (HVS) and The Great Slab (VS). Some worthwhile bouldering.

Approach notes

Parking at Binn Green picnic site on the A635 just over a mile away from Greenfield in the Holmfirth direction. The rocks are obvious, cross the A635 and follow the track to the left for 5 mins. Cross the fence and follow the wall up to the crag (20 mins steep uphill).


Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
More info
More Guidebooks:
Over the Moors (2012)
On Peak Rock (2003)
Moorland Gritstone - Chew Valley (1988)

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Alderman Left Hand 
2Jug Wallf4 18
3Hollow Flakef4 16
4Little Big Problemf6B *6
5Big Little ProblemE3 6c *** 
6Overhanging Buttress
HS *20
7Scooped wall
D 27
8Blunt AreteD 12
9Flaky WallVD 8
10Flaky Slabf4 11
11Flaky CrackS 11
12Problem Crackf3+ *10
 Alderman Right Hand 
14First Triplet - right
S 2
15Second Triplet
S 4a 2
16Third Triplet - left
VD 2
17Split Slabs - left
D 2
18Split Slabs - right
D 2
19Peardrop Wall
S 19
20Peardrop ButtressS 4b 8
21Peardrop CrackVD 2
22C. Route
HD 28
23D. Route
HVD 17
24Knee TremblerE2 5c 1
25Heart Flakef5 2
26Heart Slab Leftf6C  
27Heart Slab Rightf7A  
28Heart Arete Leftf6A+ 4
29Heart Arete Rightf6A 5
30Pebbledash Wall
S 5a 19
31Ditch DigginE2 6c ** 
32Cold Embracef5+ *5
33Edgehog FlavourE1 5b 13
34Pigmy WallHS 4b 97
35E. RouteS 4b 78
36F. RouteS 4a 80
37Golden WonderE1 5b 21
38Crispy CrackHVS 5a *61
39Rib and FaceVD **179
40Cleft and ChimneyVD *102
41Malc's Flaky Finish
HVS 5c 3
42Great Slab AreteS 4a *132
43Great SlabVS 4c ***195
44The Great GatsbyVS 4c *16
45Great Slab ChimneyD 141
46Great Slab RightHVS 4c 26
47Pebble MillE2 5b 7
48Central MillVD 2
49At OneS 4a 4
50Boundary MillHD 6
51Mill HillVD 4
52Stacked CrackD 2
53MillhouseHD 4
54Mill areteHS 4c 2
55Ace MillS 4b 5
VS 4c 3
57Pinnacle AreteS 4a 7
59Scramble Option 13 **3
60Scramble Option 32 *2
61Scramble Option 23 *3
62It's all RoundedVD 2
63Bimble rightwardsVD 2
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