Climbs 123 – 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.

Approach 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

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 Climb nameGrade
2Minute ArÍteV1 5b 2
3St Stephen's Wallf3+ 4b 18
4Left Wallf5+ 5c 23
5Mexican Bobf6A 6a 11
6The Long Lurchf5 5b **47
7Rick's Reachf5+ 5c 7
8Right-hand Routef4 5a 15
9Big Wallf3+ 4c 39
10Deep Crackf3+ 4b 16
11Twin CracksD 21
13Left Aretef5 5b 4
14Tom's Rooff7A 6b *1
15Unknownf5+ 5c * 
16Left-hand Routef5+ 5c **4
17Great Wallf5+ 5c ***15
18Iron Dish Wallf5+ 5c ***16
19Frodsham Crackf4 5a *23
20Unknown Wallf6A 6a 1
22Slanting CrackD 24
23Slab Routef4 5a 8
24Arete EliminateV3 6a 1
25Cinema Aretef3+ 4c *32
26Birch Tree Cornerf3+ 4a *58
27Multi-Screenf6A 6a *3
28Central Routef5+ 5c *7
29Cracked Cornerf3+ 4b *47
30Arete Routef5 5b *52
31Purely AreteV3 6a **5
32Uber WallV3 6a **4
34Corner and TraverseVD *31
35Left Wallf4 5a *35
36Crew's Arete Left-handf5+ 5c *16
37Crew's Aretef5 5b ***49
38Superdirectf4 5a *25
39Superwallf5 5b *43
40Leo's Traversef4 5a 19
41Ordinary RouteVD *32
42I Was a Teenage Cavemanf7A+ 6c * 
44The ScoopS 2
45The Twin CracksVS 5a/b  
46The ProwHVS 5b 3
48Arete Routef5 5b 10
49Jimmy's Crackf5+ 5c ***20
50Direct Routef5 5b *40
51Heather Wall Directf4 5a 25
52Donkey Route Directf5 5b 11
53Heather Variantf3+ 4c 9
54Heather Wallf3+ 4a 9
55Chimney RouteVD 11
56Tank Topf6A 6a *3
57Sweaterf5 5b *10
58Pulloverf5 5b ***36
59Jumperf5+ 5c *5
60Thin Crackf3+ 4b *36
61Thin Crack Superdirectf5+ 5c 12
62Long Lip TraverseV4 6a *2
63Bizarre RoofV7 6c 1
64Left-hand CrackVD *63
65Right-hand CrackVD *55
66Flake RouteVD *49
67Tree WallD 12
68Long Buttress TraverseVB 4c 10
70Green AreteV1 5b *12
71Central RouteE1 5c *3
72The MantelshelfVS 5a 19
73Double OverhangVS 5a 2
74Left Hand RouteVS 5a *16
75The Right Hand RouteMS *15
76Direct RouteV4 6a 2
77HIgh Traverse (CR Buttress)V0- 5a 14
78Middle Traverse (CR Buttress)V2 5c 13
79Original Low TraverseV3 6a **7
80The Mike Collins Memorial TraverseV6 6b 2
82Wall and TraverseVD *53
83Intermediate Routef3+ 4b *48
84Direct Routef4 5a *36
85Neb Routef5+ 5c *28
87Pantsf5 5b *22
88The Overhanging Wallf3+ 4c *52
89Colton's Crackf7A 6b *16
90Dave's Rooff7A+ 6c *6
91Mike's Routef7A+ 6c *7
92Pearce's Routef6A 6a *12
93The Hoop-Laf5 5b **91
94Boysen's Routef6A 6a *38
95Banner's Routef5+ 5c **37
96Tradesman's Entrancef6A 6a 12
97The Overhanging CrackD 47
98The Right Wallf4 5a 49
99The MantleshelfV0 5a *13
100Make it snappyV5 *1
101Cave Buttress SitterV8 *2
102Duckdoo VariationS 4c 1
103The Break (Hoopla)V0 5b 23
104On the BleachV1 5b * 
105The Original and Still the BestV6 **2
106TOASTB Right handV6 *1
107PocketsV1 5b 4
108Johnson's RouteV7 6c  
109Mike'sV7 6c  
110The Collin's CrucifixV9 7a  
111Challenge ChadwickV5 6b  
112Tim The Tiny LandlordV8 6c 1
113Tim's Teletubby ScooterV8+ 6c+  
114The Ant Hill MobV9 6c+  
115MuskyV7 6c  
116Catch The PigeonV7 6c 3
117Penelope PitstopV6 6b 2
118The SlopeV9 7a  
119Foghorn LeghornV8 6c 2
120Deputy DogV6 6b 1
121The PinchV7 6b+  
122Banner's VariantV3 6a 2
123The LeapV3 6a 2
124The Lower BreakV3 6a 10
125Joe's TraverseV8 6c  
126The IndirectV9 6c 3
127The Indirect (alternate finish)V10 6c **3
128The CrossthroughV4 6a 1
129The RipperV5 6b 2
130Tellytubby In The OvenV8+ 6c+  
131Right Hand CrackVD 4b 7
133Cave Side *V0 5a  
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USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
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