Climbs 122 – Rocktype Sandstone (hard) – Altitude 64m a.s.l – Faces W

Crag features
Actually a series of small boulders up to 20ft high (mostly lower, though it may feel much more if you're trying a weird move round an overhang). A good spot for a summer evening's bouldering, but shrouded in trees and very green in winter.

Access notes
Head W on the A56 from Frodsham (off the M56). Turn L onto the B5393. After 1.4mi the road turns R; carry straight on for 700m and park by a track leading L into the woods. Follow the track and turn L through a kissing gate just before the track enters a small ravine. Follow a path more or less diagonally through a new plantation to another kissing gate at the top. Go through the gate and drop down L. to the first buttress (Hoopla) after a few more metres.

Cheshire & Merseyside Sandstone (2012), Western Grit (2009),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003), Sandstone Climbing in Cheshire and Merseyside (1998)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
2Minute ArêteV1 5b 2
3St Stephen's WallV0- 4b 17
4Left WallV2 5c 22
5Mexican BobV3 6a 10
6The Long LurchV1 5b **43
7Rick's ReachV2 5c 7
8Right-hand RouteV0 5a 14
9Big WallV0- 4c 35
10Deep CrackV0- 4b 15
11Twin CracksD 19
13Left AreteV1 5b 4
14Tom's RoofV6 6b *1
15UnknownV2 5c * 
16Left-hand RouteV2 5c **4
17Great WallV2 5c ***14
18Iron Dish WallV2 5c ***14
19Frodsham CrackV0 5a *22
20Unknown WallV3 6a 1
22Slanting CrackD 24
23Slab RouteV0 5a 8
24Arete EliminateV3 6a  
25Cinema AreteV0- 4c *29
26Birch Tree CornerV0- 4a *53
27Multi-ScreenV3 6a *3
28Central RouteV2 5c *6
29Cracked CornerV0- 4b *43
30Arete RouteV1 5b *48
31Purely AreteV3 6a **4
32Uber WallV3 6a **4
34Corner and TraverseVD *29
35Left WallV0 5a *32
36Crew's Arete Left-handV2 5c *14
37Crew's AreteV1 5b ***45
38SuperdirectV0 5a *22
39SuperwallV1 5b *41
40Leo's TraverseV0 5a 17
41Ordinary RouteVD *30
42I Was a Teenage CavemanV7 6c * 
44The ScoopS 2
45The Twin CracksVS 5a/b  
46The ProwHVS 5b 2
48Arete RouteV1 5b 9
49Jimmy's CrackV2 5c ***17
50Direct RouteV1 5b *34
51Heather Wall DirectV0 5a 22
52Donkey Route DirectV1 5b 10
53Heather VariantV0- 4c 8
54Heather WallV0- 4a 7
55Chimney RouteVD 11
56Tank TopV3 6a *3
57SweaterV1 5b *10
58PulloverV1 5b ***32
59JumperV2 5c *5
60Thin CrackV0- 4b *32
61Thin Crack SuperdirectV2 5c 10
62Long Lip TraverseV4 6a *2
63Bizarre RoofV7 6c 1
64Left-hand CrackVD *60
65Right-hand CrackVD *53
66Flake RouteVD *46
67Tree WallD 11
68Long Buttress TraverseVB 4c 10
70Green AreteV1 5b *10
71Central RouteE1 5c *2
72The MantelshelfVS 5a 15
73Double OverhangVS 5a 2
74Left Hand RouteVS 5a *15
75The Right Hand RouteMS *13
76Direct RouteV4 6a  
77HIgh Traverse (CR Buttress)V0- 5a 13
78Middle Traverse (CR Buttress)V2 5c 12
79Original Low TraverseV3 6a **5
80The Mike Collins Memorial TraverseV6 6b 1
82Wall and TraverseVD *46
83Intermediate RouteV0- 4b *41
84Direct RouteV0 5a *30
85Neb RouteV2 5c *23
87PantsV1 5b *18
88The Overhanging WallV0- 4c *44
89Colton's CrackV6 6b *16
90Dave's RoofV7 6c *6
91Mike's RouteV7 6c *6
92Pearce's RouteV3 6a *12
93The Hoop-LaV1 5b **86
94Boysen's RouteV3 6a *37
95Banner's RouteV2 5c **37
96Tradesman's EntranceV3 6a 12
97The Overhanging CrackD 42
98The Right WallV0 5a 40
99The MantleshelfV0 5a *11
100Make it snappyV5 *1
101Cave Buttress SitterV8 *2
102Duckdoo VariationS 4c 1
103The Break (Hoopla)V0 5b 19
104The Original and Still the BestV6 **2
105TOASTB Right handV6 *1
106PocketsV1 5b 2
107Johnson's RouteV7 6c  
108Mike'sV7 6c  
109The Collin's CrucifixV9 7a  
110Challenge ChadwickV5 6b  
111Tim The Tiny LandlordV8 6c 1
112Tim's Teletubby ScooterV8+ 6c+  
113The Ant Hill MobV9 6c+  
114MuskyV7 6c  
115Catch The PigeonV7 6c 3
116Penelope PitstopV6 6b 2
117The SlopeV9 7a  
118Foghorn LeghornV8 6c 2
119Deputy DogV6 6b 1
120The PinchV7 6b+  
121Banner's VariantV3 6a 2
122The LeapV3 6a 2
123Tellytubby In The OvenV8+ 6c+  
124The Lower BreakV3 6a 9
125Joe's TraverseV8 6c  
126The IndirectV9 6c 3
127The Indirect (alternate finish)V10 6c **3
128The CrossthroughV4 6a 1
129The RipperV5 6b  
130Right Hand CrackVD 4b 6
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Why wasn't my photo added too? I might sound like a novice here but how am I supposed to work out the routes, do I need a guidebook? Frodsham seems a good crag with nice rock of good height, with lots of types of holds but lots of overhangs.
Stani49 - 15/Jan/11
I would like to get in touch with Dave Johnson. Can any one help? Ian Jones
Ian Jones - 22/Feb/10
i love this crag and everything about it, the pics aint of helsby you plonka. such a great little boulder venue, that when you take a wee walk around it, turns out to not be so small after-all pleanty of problems to keep all climbers happy. well worth a trip with the pads, and there is even some trad goin on here to for those wanting short routes and loads of em to tick away at your log books... Afternoon sun thats the only down fall!
phil_freeman - 19/Feb/10
broke my leg here :( it gets pretty green and slimey
wig - 13/Mar/06
ive climbed here a bit its in tegs nose conty park near macelsfield its got bolts at the top
tegs nose - 27/Nov/04
Hi i think you may have missed a buttress out eg the one betweeen neb buttress and longbuttress i think its called changing room buttress it has a least 3 classic problems including green arete. i havent got the old guide with me to confirm this. also there is quite a big gap between hoopla buttress and neb which is a buttress in its own right. hope this may be of some use
dave - 28/May/03
The pics are of Helsby not Frodsham silly.
bubba - 22/May/03
Just a small point - for historical correctness both Dave's Roof and Mike's Route were climbed around the mid-80's, not 90's.
Dave Johnson - 06/Apr/03