Aldery Cliff

Climbs 59 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 315m a.s.l – Faces E

Crag features
A popular crag, unique for its slabby nature in a pleasant, shltered location. Most climbs are VS/HVS on good, sometimes polished rock, up to 35m high. The classic lines are Clothesline (S), Carmen Jones (VS 4b), Broken Toe (Vs 4c), The Arete (HVS 5a) and Surface Plate (HVS 5a). A good picnic spot.

Approach notes
From Buxton head SE to Earl Sterndale via the A515/B5053. The crag is on the right-hand side of the road leading from Earl Sterndale to Crowdicote. Parking is available at the crag.

Managed by the BMC.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Peak Limestone (2012), On Peak Rock (2003), Northern Limestone Route Database (2001), Peak Limestone - Stoney (1987),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
1Sword and StoneE2 5b  
2The High CrusadeE2 5c  
3Hidden CornerHS 4a 2
4TherianthropicHVS 5a 1
5JackornerVS 4c 12
6Cooper's Peg RouteE2 6a *14
7November WallE2 5b *30
8LethanolHVS 5a  
9TimberHS 4a 2
10Rent a GhostS 1
11The Clone of JeremiahVS 4c  
12Nazi BabyS  
13The AreteE1 5a **200
14Mitre CrackVS 4c **349
15Chance in a MarillionE3 6a 30
16The CardinalVS 4c **234
17The Actress/The BishopHVS 5b *53
18Arch Bishop *E2 5b *3
19Sycamore CrackHS 4b 7
20Jeremy's Jungular JauntS  
21Jackdaw GullyHVD 4
22Carmen JonesVS 4c 19
23CarmenVS 4c *165
24Carmen SutraVS 4c 4
25Nitride crackMVS 3
26DeceptorVS 4c 2
27Carmen Mirander *E1 5b  
28Sans NomVS 4b 5
29Lizzie *HVS 5a  
30Central GullyVD 7
31Black Country RockHVS 5a  
32Ash Tree AreteHVD 11
33Anti-DigestantHVS 5a 67
34Ash Tree SlabHS 4a *282
35The Nonsense Man StartHS 5a *8
36E2 left of Nettlerash *E2 5b 1
37NettlerashHS 4a *459
38Broken ToeHVS 4c *250
39FormicVS 4c 1
40VenomHVS 5b 2
41YukioVS 4c 4
42Central AreteHVD 119
43Central Arete DirectS 4b 22
44JanbalooHVS 5b *112
45Janbaloo Direct FinishE1 5b 28
46Surface PlateHVS 5a *315
47ClotheslineS 4a *312
48The FlyHVS 5a 43
49The SpiderVS 4c 79
50BurstHVS 4c 17
51The BenderHVS 5a *29
52Terrace WallVS 4b 41
53A Question of PalanceVS 4b 6
54Right AreteVS 4b 12
55Hard LabourE2 5c 9
56A Pig in the MiddleE3 5c 3
57Gardeners WorldHVS 5a 2
58Bishops Rib *E2 5c 1
59The Actress *HVS 5b 2
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Chris the Tall

USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
there has been a recent large rockfall in the corner to the right of Carmen/Carmen jones
PeteWilson - 05/Sep/13
The recently cleaned slabs on the right hand side contain 3 routes, all done by Dave Williams. Unfortunately the large block above and to the right of them is reported to be dangerously loose. Therefor DO NOT CLIMB THESE ROUTES, at least for the time being
Chris the Tall - 01/Dec/06