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 WallV0 23
3Hollow FlakeV0 19
4Little Big Problemf6B *8
5Big Little ProblemV6 2
6Overhanging Buttress
HVD 4a 26
7Scooped wall
D 32
8Blunt AreteD 16
9Flaky CrackS 15
10Flaky WallVD 13
11Flaky SlabV0 14
12Problem CrackV0- *12
 Alderman Right Hand 
14First Triplet - right
S 3
15Second Triplet
S 4a 3
16Third Triplet - left
VD 3
17Split Slabs - left
D 3
18Split Slabs - right
D 3
19Peardrop Wall
S 21
20Peardrop ButtressS 4b 9
21Peardrop CrackVD 3
22C. Route
HD 32
23D. Route
HVD 21
24Knee TremblerE2 5c 1
25Heart Flakef5 3
26Heart Slab Leftf6C  
27Heart Slab Rightf7A  
28Heart Arete Leftf6A+ 4
29Heart Arete Rightf6A 5
30Pebbledash Wall
S 5a 21
31Ditch DigginV6  
32Cold EmbraceV2 *6
33Edgehog FlavourE1 5b 13
34Pigmy WallHS 4b 108
35E. RouteS 4b 81
36F. RouteS 4a 86
37Golden WonderE1 5b 22
38Crispy CrackHVS 5a *67
39Rib and FaceVD **206
40Cleft and ChimneyVD *119
41Malc's Flaky Finish
HVS 5c 3
42Great Slab AreteS 4a *147
43Great SlabVS 4c ***217
44The Great GatsbyVS 4c *19
45Great Slab ChimneyD 156
46Great Slab RightHVS 4c 30
47Pebble MillE2 5b 8
48Central MillVD 3
49At OneS 4a 4
50Boundary MillHD 7
51Mill HillVD 5
52Stacked CrackD 3
53MillhouseHD 5
54Mill areteHS 4c 2
55Ace MillS 4b 5
VS 4c 4
57Pinnacle AreteS 4a 8
59Scramble Option 13 **5
60Scramble Option 23 *4
61Scramble Option 32 *4
62It's all RoundedVD 3
63Bimble rightwardsVD 3

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