Rocktype Sandstone (soft)
Stuck that b**tch!!! © sincybabes
Lots of standalone boulder problems throughout this whole area as well as quarried sandstone much of which is green and in need of cleaning.
Alderley Edge can offer some half decent climbing on average rock, if you are prepared to investigate the area, there are various problems however it may be best to start in Church Quarry where grades vary from the very easy to the very difficult, with good landings on the easier problems and poor on the harder ones.
Much of this area is still uncharted and there is certainly room to add more climbs here for the dedicated.
The rock is conglomerate and sandstone and can be both dusty and flaky as well as green in places. This can spoil some of the climbing but it's unspoilt, quiet and never busy so take a brush and clean the climbs as you go as there is some great climbing with some very hard grades especially the overhangs of Castle Rock and 3 stump Rock as well as to the right of entrance of Church Quarry.
Lots of unexplored routes mainly bouldering especailly in the Old Alderley Quarry where grades ranging from VB up.
Take the B5087 from Alderley Edge to Macclesfield for about 2 miles to a carpark on the left
(This has a height barrier but the lane just before on the right has laybys)
There are several laybys which can be used to get to various areas quicker keep away from the fenced off areas as the rock is weak and flakey sandstone.
There appears to be no issues with climbing here.
No guides found for this crag
|All needs a good clean, including the Church Quarry. There may be good problems in there if you are local and happy to put in the brush time. |
Dr Toph - 20/May/19
|I did some climbing up at the Edge yesterday and found it surprisingly good, it needs a good clean but there is a variety of grades and I will eventually get them all written up but be good to get others up there for a grading session at some point soon.|
Fluvial - 16/May/10
|I went up there today to 'reccie' the area and you can see some of the photos I have uploaded.
My plan is to do the climbs or find new ones on what is quite a large area of rock in different places however as you will see most of them are green or partially green due to the shelter by the trees. So nice looking climbs there and a few real heart beat racers
Fingery in places and lots of decent overhangs to conquer with relatively good landings. However the greening of the rock presents a lot of issues|
Fluvial - 08/May/10
|Cool, good to see someone cleanin up this dump! Went there early last summer and thought about doing it myself. Has anyone found the two bolted-in holds in the far corner. how weird is that?? |
Col Allott - 26/Mar/07
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Fluvial