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+ *
24Super Mariof8A+ ***
25StaticV0 5b
28Meander VariationHVS 5b *
29StrangleholdE1 5b
30SmunVS 4c *
31Left-hand Block CrackS 4a
32Right-hand Block CrackS 4a
33Winter in CombatE1 5c
34The Shining PathE7 6c *
35Private DisplayE1 5b *
36Milky Buttonsf7B **
37Boysen's DelightE1 5c *
38Mirror, MirrorE4 6b ***
39Mantelshelf RouteD *
40Chockstone CornerD
41Roman CandleHVS 5b *
42Roman NoseE2 5b *
44Glass BackVD
45Squash BallsVD
46Sands of TimeE4 6a *
47Elastic ArmHVS 5b
48Wild OptimismVS 4b *
49Persistencef6B *
50Who Needs Ready Brek?f7C **
51CloudbustingE4 6b *
52RubberneckHVS 5a ***
53Appaloosa SunsetE3 5c ***
54Eclipsed PeachE4 6a *
55Laguna SunriseE4 6c **
56Crabbies Left-hand VariantHVS 4c **
57Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***
58Flower Power AreteE2 5c **
59Icarus AllsortsE4 6a ***
60The BenderVS 4b *
61The Little FlakeHVS 5a
62Geordie GirlE3 5b
63The Big FlakeVD
64Pointless AreteVS 4b
66Jimmy CarterHVD
67StalinVD *
68Legends of Lost LeadersE2 5c *
70Yankee JamVS 5a
71Nadin's Secret Fingerf7B+ *
72Finger of FateE2 6a **
74The Outdoor Pursuits CooperativeE1 5a *
75Communist CrackVS 5a *
76Marxist UndertonesVS 5b
77Right AreteV2 5c
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