The Five Clouds

Climbs 74 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 376m a.s.l – Faces SW

Crag features
Excellent fine-grain grit, often more sheltered than the main Roaches crags. Crabbie's Crack (HVS), Rubberneck (HVS) and Appaloosa Sunset (E3) are the must-do ticks. Also home to some quality, mainly hard bouldering. Must do boulder ticks include The Hard Arete (7a+), Tetris (7c) and Milky Buttons (7b).

Approach notes
Approach from the main gate, as for the main Roaches crags, then take an immediate left and follow the path to the crags. Occasional bird bans are signed on the approach path.

Read more... Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Peak Bouldering (2014), Peak District: Bouldering (2011), Western Grit (2009), Staffordshire Grit - The Roaches (2004), On Peak Rock (2003),
Out of print: Peak District: Bouldering (2004), Western Grit (2003), Staffordshire Gritstone (1989)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2Matchbox AreteV3 6a 13
3Matchbox SlabV2 5c 15
4Matchbox TraverseV2 6a 1
5Foxy LadyMVS 4c 6
6Fifth Cloud EliminateHVS 5a 21
8Ninesteinf6A *1
9The Darkest Cloudf8A ** 
10The Imperfect Catchf7C+ **1
11Cloud NineE2 5b *11
12Ride the Lightningf7B **1
14Fourth AreteV2 5c 29
15Fourth Arete Right Hand FinishV3 6a 12
16The Hard Aretef7A+ 82
17Four Lionsf7B *5
18Tetrisf7C ***40
19Trustf7A ***93
20Thrustf7A **41
21Sonic Boomf7B ** 
22Columnsf7C+ ***2
23The Ugly Brotherf7A+ *9
24Super Mariof8A+ ***1
25StaticV0 5b 2
26WanderVD 20
27MeanderVD *69
28Meander VariationE1 5b 4
29StrangleholdE1 5b 2
30SmunVS 4c *68
31Left-hand Block CrackS 4a 39
32Right-hand Block CrackS 4a 22
33Winter in CombatE1 5c  
34The Shining PathE7 6c * 
35Private DisplayE1 5b *22
36Milky Buttonsf7B+ *33
37Boysen's DelightHVS 5c *33
38Mirror, MirrorE5 6b **7
39Mantelshelf RouteD *50
40Chockstone CornerD 35
41Roman CandleHVS 5b *5
42Roman NoseE2 5b *8
44Glass BackVD 17
45Squash BallsVD 8
46Sands of TimeE4 6a * 
47Elastic ArmE1 5b * 
48Wild OptimismVS 4b * 
49Persistencef6A 6a *95
50Who Needs Ready Brek?f7C+ **8
51CloudbustingE4 6b **8
52RubberneckHVS 5a ***291
53Appaloosa SunsetE3 5c ***112
54Eclipsed PeachE4 6a *2
55Laguna SunriseE6 6c **4
56Crabbies Left-hand VariantHVS 4c **30
57Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***197
58Flower Power AreteE2 5c **25
59Icarus AllsortsE4 6a **10
60The BenderVS 4b *23
61The Little FlakeHVS 5a 7
62Geordie GirlE3 5b  
63The Big FlakeHS 4b *21
64Pointless AreteVS 4b 10
66Jimmy CarterS 3c 55
67StalinS 4a *85
68Legends of Lost LeadersE3 5c *7
69LeninVD 70
70Yankee JamHS 5a 26
71Nadin's Secret Fingerf7C * 
72Finger of Fatef6B 6a **64
73KGBHVS 4c 19
74The Outdoor Pursuits CooperativeE1 5a *18
75Communist CrackVS 5a **96
76Marxist Undertonesf5+ 5c *93
77Right AreteV2 5c 6
78Stalin's Stretchf6B+ *2
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