Climbs 121 – 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

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  Climb nameGrade
2Minute ArêteV1 5b
3St Stephen's WallV0- (4b) **
4Left WallV2 (5c)
5Mexican BobV3 (6a)
6The Long LurchV1 (5b) **
7Rick's ReachV2 (5c)
8Right-hand RouteV0 (5a)
9Big WallV0- (4c)
10Deep CrackV0- (4b)
11Twin CracksD
13Left AreteV1 (5b)
14Tom's RoofV6 (6b) *
15UnknownV2 (5c) *
16Left-hand RouteV2 (5c) **
17Great WallV2 (5c) ***
18Iron Dish WallV2 (5c) ***
19Frodsham CrackV0 (5a) *
20Unknown WallV3 (6a)
22Slanting CrackD
23Slab RouteV0 (5a)
24Arete EliminateV3 6a
25Cinema AreteV0- (4c) *
26Birch Tree CornerV0- (4a) *
27Multi-ScreenV3 (6a) *
28Central RouteV2 (5c) *
29Cracked CornerV0- (4b) *
30Arete RouteV1 (5b) *
31Purely AreteV3 6a **
32Uber WallV3 6a **
34Corner and TraverseVD *
35Left WallV0 (5a) *
36Crew's Arete Left-handV2 (5c) *
37Crew's AreteV1 (5b) ***
38SuperdirectV0 (5a) *
39SuperwallV1 (5b) *
40Leo's TraverseV0 (5a)
41Ordinary RouteVD *
42I Was a Teenage CavemanV7 (6c) *
44The ScoopS
45The Twin CracksVS 5a/b
46The ProwHVS 5b
48Arete RouteV1 (5b)
49Jimmy's CrackV2 (5c) ***
50Direct RouteV1 (5b) *
51Heather Wall DirectV0 (5a)
52Donkey Route DirectV1 (5b)
53Heather VariantV0- (4c)
54Heather WallV0- (4a)
55Chimney RouteVD
56Tank TopV3 (6a) *
57SweaterV1 (5b) *
58PulloverV1 (5b) ***
59JumperV2 (5c) *
60Thin CrackV0- (4b) *
61Thin Crack SuperdirectV2 (5c)
62Long Lip TraverseV4 6a *
63Bizarre RoofV7 6c
64Left-hand CrackVD *
65Right-hand CrackVD *
66Flake RouteVD *
67Tree WallD
68Long Buttress TraverseVB 4c
70Green AreteV1 5b *
71Central RouteE1 5c *
72The MantelshelfVS 5a
73Double OverhangVS 5a
74Left Hand RouteVS 5a *
75The Right Hand RouteMS *
76Direct RouteV4 6a
77HIgh Traverse (CR Buttress)V0- 5a
78Middle Traverse (CR Buttress)V2 5c
79Original Low TraverseV3 6a **
80The Mike Collins Memorial TraverseV6 6b
82Wall and TraverseVD *
83Intermediate RouteV0- (4b) *
84Direct RouteV0 (5a) *
85Neb RouteV2 (5c) *
87PantsV1 (5b) *
88The Overhanging WallV0- (4c) *
89Colton's CrackV6 (6b) *
90Dave's RoofV7 (6c) *
91Mike's RouteV7 (6c) *
92Pearce's RouteV3 (6a) *
93The Hoop-LaV1 (5c) **
94Boysen's RouteV3 (6a) *
95Banner's RouteV2 (5c) **
96Tradesman's EntranceV3 (6a)
97The Overhanging CrackD
98The Right WallV0 (5a)
99The MantleshelfV0 5a *
100Make it snappyV5 *
101Cave Buttress SitterV8 *
102Duckdoo VariationS 4c
103The Break (Hoopla)V0 5b
104The Original and Still the BestV6 **
105TOASTB Right handV6 *
106PocketsV1 5b
107Johnson's RouteV7 6c
108Mike'sV7 6c
109The Collin's CrucifixV9 7a
110Challenge ChadwickV5 6b
111Tim The Tiny LandlordV8 6c
112Tim's Teletubby ScooterV8+ 6c+
113The Ant Hill MobV9 6c+
114MuskyV7 6c
115Catch The PigeonV7 6c
116Penelope PitstopV6 6b
117The SlopeV9 7a
118Foghorn LeghornV8 6c
119Deputy DogV6 6b
120The PinchV7 6b+
121Banner's VariantV3 6a
122The LeapV3 6a
123Tellytubby In The OvenV8+ 6c+
124The Lower BreakV3 6a
125Joe's TraverseV8 6c
126The IndirectV9 6c
127The Indirect (alternate finish)V10 6c **
128The CrossthroughV4 6a
129The RipperV5 6b
130Right Hand CrackVD 4b
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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
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 18/Dec/2013

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