Climbs 123
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 64m a.s.l
Faces W

Direct Route Frodsham © jim jones

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.


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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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 St. Stephen's Buttress 
2Minute ArÍtef5 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 41
10Deep Crackf3+ 4b 17
11Twin CracksD 21
 The Great Wall 
13Left Aretef5 5b 4
14Tom's Rooff7A 6b *1
15Unknownf5+ 5c * 
16Left-hand Routef5+ 5c **4
17Great Wallf5+ 5c ***16
18Iron Dish Wallf5+ 5c ***17
19Frodsham Crackf4 5a *26
20Unknown Wallf6A 6a 1
 Cinema screen Buttress 
22Slanting CrackD 25
23Slab Routef4 5a 9
24Arete Eliminate
f6A 1
25Cinema Aretef3+ 4c *33
26Birch Tree Cornerf3+ 4a *60
27Multi-Screenf6A 6a *3
28Central Routef5+ 5c *7
29Cracked Cornerf3+ 4b *47
30Arete Routef5 5b *56
31Purely Aretef6A **5
32Uber Wallf6A **4
 Cave Buttress 
34Corner and TraverseVD *31
35Left Wallf4 5a *32
36Crew's Arete Left-handf5+ 5c *16
37Crew's Aretef5 5b ***53
38Superdirectf4 5a *26
39Superwallf5 5b *41
40Leo's Traversef4 5a 19
41Ordinary RouteVD *31
42I Was a Teenage Cavemanf7A+ 6c * 
 The Prow 
44The Scoop
S 2
45The Twin Cracks
VS 5a/b  
46The Prow
HVS 5b 3
 Long Buttress 
48Arete Routef5 5b 11
49Jimmy's Crackf5+ 5c ***21
50Direct Routef5 5b *39
51Heather Wall Directf4 5a 28
52Donkey Route Directf5 5b 12
53Heather Variantf3+ 4c 9
54Heather Wallf3+ 4a 9
55Chimney RouteVD 12
56Tank Topf6A 6a *3
57Sweaterf5 5b *12
58Pulloverf5 5b ***39
59Jumperf5+ 5c *6
60Thin Crackf3+ 4b *39
61Thin Crack Superdirectf5+ 5c 13
62Long Lip Traversef6B *2
63Bizarre Rooff7A+ 1
64Left-hand CrackVD *62
65Right-hand CrackVD *53
66Flake RouteVD *54
67Tree Wall
D 14
68Long Buttress Traversef3 10
 Changing Room Buttress 
70Green Aretef5 *14
71Central Route
E1 5c *3
72The Mantelshelf
VS 5a 20
73Double Overhang
VS 5a 5
74Left Hand Route
VS 5a *23
75The Right Hand Route
MS *17
76Direct Route
f6B 2
77HIgh Traverse (CR Buttress)f3+ 14
78Middle Traverse (CR Buttress)f5+ 13
79Original Low Traversef6A **7
80The Mike Collins Memorial Traverse
f7A 2
 Neb Buttress 
82Wall and TraverseVD *54
83Intermediate Routef3+ 4b *51
84Direct Routef4 5a *36
85Neb Routef5+ 5c *28
 Hoopla Buttress 
87Pantsf5 5b *24
88The Overhanging Wallf3+ 4c *54
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 50
98The Right Wallf4 5a 52
99The Mantleshelff4 *13
100Make it snappyf6C *1
101Cave Buttress Sitterf7B *2
102Duckdoo Variation
S 4c 1
103The Break (Hoopla)f4 26
104On the Bleachf5 * 
105The Original and Still the Bestf7A **2
106TOASTB Right handf7A *1
f5 4
108Johnson's Route
110The Collin's Crucifix
111Challenge Chadwick
112Tim The Tiny Landlord
f7B 1
113Tim's Teletubby Scooter
114The Ant Hill Mob
116Catch The Pigeon
f7A+ 3
117Penelope Pitstop
f7A 2
118The Slope
119Foghorn Leghorn
f7B 2
120Deputy Dog
f7A 1
121The Pinch
122Banner's Variant
f6A 2
123The Leap
f6A 2
124The Lower Break
f6A 10
125Joe's Traverse
126The Indirect
f7C 3
127The Indirect (alternate finish)f7C+ **3
128The Crossthrough
f6B 1
129The Ripper
f6C 2
130Tellytubby In The Oven
131Right Hand Crack
VD 4b 7
133Cave Side *f4  
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