The Five Clouds

Climbs 73 – 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).

Access 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
3Matchbox SlabV2 5c
4Matchbox TraverseV2 6a
5Foxy LadyMVS 4c
6Fifth Cloud EliminateHVS 5a
8Ninesteinf6A *
9The Darkest Cloudf8A **
10The Imperfect Catchf7C+ **
11Cloud NineE2 5b *
12Ride the Lightningf7B **
14Fourth AreteV2 5c
15Fourth Arete Right Hand FinishV3 6a
16The Hard Aretef7A+
17Four Lionsf7B *
18Tetrisf7C ***
19Trustf7A ***
20Thrustf7A **
21Sonic Boomf7B **
22Columnsf7C+ ***
23The Ugly Brotherf7A+ *
24StaticV0 5b
27Meander VariationHVS 5b *
28StrangleholdE1 5b
29SmunVS 4c *
30Left-hand Block CrackS 4a
31Right-hand Block CrackS 4a
32Winter in CombatE1 5c
33The Shining PathE7 6c *
34Private DisplayE1 5b *
35Milky Buttonsf7B **
36Boysen's DelightE1 5c *
37Mirror, MirrorE4 6b ***
38Mantelshelf RouteD *
39Chockstone CornerD
40Roman CandleHVS 5b *
41Roman NoseE2 5b *
43Glass BackVD
44Squash BallsVD
45Sands of TimeE4 6a *
46Elastic ArmHVS 5b
47Wild OptimismVS 4b *
48Persistencef6B *
49Who Needs Ready Brek?f7C **
50CloudbustingE4 6b *
51RubberneckHVS 5a ***
52Appaloosa SunsetE3 5c ***
53Eclipsed PeachE4 6a *
54Laguna SunriseE4 6c **
55Crabbies Left-hand VariantHVS 4c **
56Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***
57Flower Power AreteE2 5c **
58Icarus AllsortsE4 6a ***
59The BenderVS 4b *
60The Little FlakeHVS 5a
61Geordie GirlE3 5b
62The Big FlakeVD
63Pointless AreteVS 4b
65Jimmy CarterHVD
66StalinVD *
67Legends of Lost LeadersE2 5c *
69Yankee JamVS 5a
70Nadin's Secret Fingerf7B+ *
71Finger of FateE2 6a **
73The Outdoor Pursuits CooperativeE1 5a *
74Communist CrackVS 5a *
75Marxist UndertonesVS 5b
76Right AreteV2 5c
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