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.

Guidebooks
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

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 FIFTH CLOUD  
2Matchbox AreteV3 6a 11
3Matchbox SlabV2 5c 14
4Matchbox TraverseV2 6a 1
5Foxy LadyMVS 4c 6
6Fifth Cloud EliminateHVS 5a 21
7Dreamerf5+  
8Ninesteinf6A *1
9The Darkest Cloudf8A ** 
10The Imperfect Catchf7C+ **1
11Cloud NineE2 5b *11
12Ride the Lightningf7B **1
 FOURTH CLOUD  
14Fourth AreteV2 5c 29
15Fourth Arete Right Hand FinishV3 6a 11
16The Hard Aretef7A+ 78
17Four Lionsf7B *4
18Tetrisf7C ***38
19Trustf7A ***80
20Thrustf7A **40
21Sonic Boomf7B ** 
22Columnsf7C+ ***2
23The Ugly Brotherf7A+ *9
24Super Mariof8A+ ***1
25StaticV0 5b 1
26WanderVD 18
27MeanderVD *67
28Meander VariationE1 5b 4
29StrangleholdE1 5b 2
30SmunVS 4c *59
31Left-hand Block CrackS 4a 37
32Right-hand Block CrackS 4a 21
33Winter in CombatE1 5c  
34The Shining PathE7 6c * 
35Private DisplayE1 5b *19
36Milky ButtonsV8+ *32
37Boysen's DelightHVS 5c *30
38Mirror, MirrorE5 6b **7
39Mantelshelf RouteD *47
40Chockstone CornerD 34
41Roman CandleHVS 5b *4
42Roman NoseE2 5b *8
 THIRD CLOUD  
44Glass BackVD 17
45Squash BallsVD 8
46Sands of TimeE4 6a * 
47Elastic ArmE1 5b * 
48Wild OptimismVS 4b * 
49PersistenceV3 6a *86
50Who Needs Ready Brek?V10 **8
51CloudbustingE4 6b **7
52RubberneckHVS 5a ***267
53Appaloosa SunsetE3 5c ***107
54Eclipsed PeachE4 6a *2
55Laguna SunriseE6 6c **4
56Crabbies Left-hand VariantHVS 4c **27
57Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***181
58Flower Power AreteE2 5c **24
59Icarus AllsortsE4 6a **10
60The BenderVS 4b *20
61The Little FlakeHVS 5a 7
62Geordie GirlE3 5b  
63The Big FlakeHS 4b *19
64Pointless AreteVS 4b 10
 SECOND CLOUD  
66Jimmy CarterS 3c 53
67StalinS 4a *82
68Legends of Lost LeadersE3 5c *7
69LeninVD 67
70Yankee JamHS 5a 23
71Nadin's Secret FingerV9 * 
72Finger of FateV4 6a **57
73KGBHVS 4c 18
74The Outdoor Pursuits CooperativeE1 5a *17
75Communist CrackVS 5a **84
76Marxist UndertonesV2 5c *86
77Right AreteV2 5c 5
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer northy1983

USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
There are no comments from visitors to this crag.
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 05/Feb/2013

Photo Gallery

Directory

Find Listings near to this crag (Indoor Walls, Outdoor Shops, Accommodation, etc)
Stoke-on-Trent, STOKE-ON-TRENT
Dedicated centre.
"Awesome Walls Stoke is another excellent addition to the Awesome Walls Family. We have a very modern and bright climbing centre that hosts everything that you would expect. From delicate..."
awesomewalls.co.uk