Aldery Cliff

Climbs 55 – 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.

Access 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 9
6Cooper's Peg RouteE2 6a *12
7November WallE2 5b *26
8LethanolHVS 5a  
9TimberHS 4a 2
10Rent a GhostS 1
11The Clone of JeremiahVS 4c  
12Nazi BabyS  
13The AreteE1 5a **177
14Mitre CrackVS 4c **320
15Chance in a MarillionE3 6a 30
16The CardinalVS 4c **213
17The Actress/The BishopHVS 5b *38
18Sycamore CrackHS 4b 7
19Jeremy's Jungular JauntS  
20Jackdaw GullyHVD 4
21Carmen JonesVS 4c 15
22CarmenVS 4c *152
23Carmen SutraVS 4c 4
24Nitride crackMVS 2
25DeceptorVS 4c 1
26Sans NomVS 4b 3
27Central GullyVD 7
28Black Country RockHVS 5a  
29Ash Tree AreteHVD 11
30Anti-DigestantHVS 5a 63
31Ash Tree SlabHS 4a *254
32The Nonsense Man StartHS 5a *8
33NettlerashHS 4a *422
34Broken ToeHVS 4c *222
35FormicVS 4c 1
36VenomHVS 5b 2
37YukioVS 4c 4
38Central AreteHVD 113
39Central Arete DirectS 4b 22
40JanbalooHVS 5b *107
41Janbaloo Direct FinishE1 5b 25
42Surface PlateHVS 5a *293
43ClotheslineS 4a *299
44The FlyHVS 5a 39
45The SpiderVS 4c 76
46BurstHVS 4c 16
47The BenderHVS 5a *29
48Terrace WallVS 4b 38
49A Question of PalanceVS 4b 6
50Right AreteVS 4b 11
51Hard LabourE2 5c 8
52A Pig in the MiddleE3 5c 3
53Gardeners WorldHVS 5a 2
54Bishops Rib *E2 5c 1
55E2 left of Nettlerash *E2 5b 1
* 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