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The Five Clouds

Staffordshire, ENGLAND

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.

Weather forecast

 Today  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat 

1.3mm rain
15 °C
15 kph

0.8mm rain
Mainly cloudy
15 °C
18 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
18 °C
18 kph

1.8mm rain
Mainly cloudy
14 °C
16 kph

0.0mm rain
Sunny periods
16 °C
8 kph
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More: mwis: Peak District & Yorkshire DalesMet Office: Peak District

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 nameGradex
2Matchbox AreteV3 6a 11
3Matchbox SlabV2 5c 13
4Matchbox TraverseV2 6a 1
5Foxy LadyMVS 4c 6
6Fifth Cloud EliminateHVS 5a 21
8Ninesteinf6A *1
9The Darkest Cloudf8A ** 
10The Imperfect Catchf7C+ ** 
11Cloud NineE2 5b *11
12Ride the Lightningf7B **1
14Fourth AreteV2 5c 28
15Fourth Arete Right Hand FinishV3 6a 11
16The Hard Aretef7A+ 69
17Four Lionsf7B *3
18Tetrisf7C ***26
19Trustf7A ***76
20Thrustf7A **34
21Sonic Boomf7B ** 
22Columnsf7C+ ***2
23The Ugly Brotherf7A+ *9
24StaticV0 5b 1
25WanderVD 18
26MeanderVD 65
27Meander VariationHVS 5b *4
28StrangleholdE1 5b 2
29SmunVS 4c *55
30Left-hand Block CrackS 4a 37
31Right-hand Block CrackS 4a 21
32Winter in CombatE1 5c  
33The Shining PathE7 6c * 
34Private DisplayE1 5b *19
35Milky Buttonsf7B **27
36Boysen's DelightE1 5c *30
37Mirror, MirrorE4 6b ***7
38Mantelshelf RouteD *47
 Climb nameGradex
39Chockstone CornerD 34
40Roman CandleHVS 5b *4
41Roman NoseE2 5b *8
43Glass BackVD 17
44Squash BallsVD 8
45Sands of TimeE4 6a * 
46Elastic ArmHVS 5b  
47Wild OptimismVS 4b * 
48Persistencef6B *82
49Who Needs Ready Brek?f7C **8
50CloudbustingE4 6b *5
51RubberneckHVS 5a ***260
52Appaloosa SunsetE3 5c ***106
53Eclipsed PeachE4 6a *2
54Laguna SunriseE4 6c **4
55Crabbies Left-hand VariantHVS 4c **27
56Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***174
57Flower Power AreteE2 5c **24
58Icarus AllsortsE4 6a ***10
59The BenderVS 4b *20
60The Little FlakeHVS 5a 7
61Geordie GirlE3 5b  
62The Big FlakeVD 17
63Pointless AreteVS 4b 10
65Jimmy CarterHVD 50
66StalinVD *78
67Legends of Lost LeadersE2 5c *7
68LeninVD 64
69Yankee JamVS 5a 23
70Nadin's Secret Fingerf7B+ * 
71Finger of FateE2 6a **55
72KGBHVS 4c 16
73The Outdoor Pursuits CooperativeE1 5a *17
74Communist CrackVS 5a *83
75Marxist UndertonesVS 5b 86
76Right AreteV2 5c 5
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