Alderman Routes

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Sun to mid-afternoon
15 mins
Uphill

A small set of generally short climbs in a superb setting and on great quality rock. Unusually for grit the routes in the centre of the cliff are two pitches in length, and added attraction to the place.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Edgehog Flavour
8m. A tasty treat up the right-hand side of the rounded pebbly arete on the far left-hand edge of the cliff.
 
Fluttery
E1 5b
2
Pygmy Wall
10m. Climb the slabby wall then trend right to finish by tiptoeing up the very edge of the undercut face
1 user comment
 
Fluttery
HS 4b
3
E Route
8m. After a delicate start, the well-scratched slab leads to the wide and easy crack directly above.
 
Technical
S 4b
4
F Route
8m. The main groove and wide crack just to its right give an awkward but short-lived struggle.
 S 4a
5
Golden Wonder
8m. From a flat block swing out right to access the right-hand side of the arete then layback smartly (or jibber) up this....
 
Fluttery
E1 5b
6
Crispy Crack
8m. The attractive shallow seam/runnel that cross the slab diagonally rightwards gives a good little pitch that surprisingly is...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
7
Rib and Face
1) 10m. Climb the easy angled rib in the back of the wide groove to a series of ledges then step left to a good stance. 2) 10m....
5 user comments
 
2 Stars
VD
8
Cleft and Chimney
1) 10m. The rather green recessed groove leads without incident to the mid-height terrace and a stance. 2) 10m. The narrow...
 
1 Stars
VD
9
Great Slab Arete
10m. Weave through the bulges (or pull over the lowest one - 4b) to gain and then climb the well-positioned arete on its...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
S 4a
10
Great Slab
A fine climb though many teams only do the fist pitch, earning themselves a 2-star tick. 1) 4c, 10m. The centre of the...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
VS 4c
11
Great Slab Chimney
10m. The rift to the right of Great Slab gives pleasant climbing up a good line. A worthwhile beginners route
1 user comment
 D
12
Great Slab Right
10m. The right-hand arete of the chimney is delicate and the nose directly above is strenuous - not well protected.
 HVS 4c
13
Pebble Mill
8m. The rather crusty centre of the right-hand slab. DonÕt pull too hard on those pebbles
 
Fluttery
E2 5b
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  • Latest Comments

    For ALDERMAN

    Great Slab Arete
    "Good fun, nice bit of climbing..." 28/Apr

    Great Slab Chimney
    "Nice little Diff, or interesting down solo after great slab, sans cordee!" 27/Jan

    Rib and Face
    "First pitch felt nervy to me, though easy to escape from if needed. Second pitc..." 16/May

    Great Slab
    "The last bit of bomber gear is just below your feet for the final crux move. Fee..." 13/May

    Crispy Crack
    "Superb, more of a boulder problem really, interesting little foot traverse along..." 10/Feb

    Great Slab
    "Sunday afternoon, arrived about 1.00. Nobody else there :-)" 22/Dec

    Great Slab
    "Agree with you about quallity and grade, presume it was you up there on Sunday m..." 22/Dec

    Great Slab
    "Only did the first pitch (as the 2nd was out of the sun and below freezing) but ..." 22/Dec

    Great Slab
    "What a route, very contrasting pitches, a fine slab climb for the first pitch (d..." 29/Aug

    Rib and Face
    "We didn't bother with a rope for the first pitch - more of a scramble than a cli..." 24/Aug

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