Bosley Cloud

Climbs 63 – Rocktype Gritstone – Altitude 310m a.s.l – Faces NW

Access notes
Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

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

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
  Climb nameGrade
1Left NostrilVD
2Right NostrilS
3V-ChimneyE1 5b *
4Why Kill Time When You Can Kill a Friend?E5 6a *
5Stuck Behind a Yellow MetroE6 6b
6Green Gully DirectHS 4a
7Envy FaceS 4a
8Mr MagooE1 6a,5c
9Contraception on DemandE2 5c *
10Fertility Rite Left-HandE1 5c
11Fertility RiteHVS 5a
12Slab WallHVS 4c **
13Kremlin WallE4 6b
14Bulldog FlakeE1 5b
15White house CrackVD
16SolitaireE6 6b **
17DeceptionHS 4b
18Tin TinHVS 6a
19Summit By-PassE4 6b *
20Codfinger Workoutf7B+ 6c *
21Summit AreteE2 6b **
22Drystone WallE1 5a
23Death CrackE2 6a
24Living WallE3 6a
25Big Red Rock EaterE1 5c
26EverdanceVS 4b
27Death WishE3 6a
28Thin Finger CornerVS 4b
29Existentialist AreteE3 6a *
30The Couch PotatoE7 6b
31Main WallE5 6a
32Impact TwoE5 6a *
33Bilberry BloodE3 6a
34HerbivaciousE4 6a
35Faulty TowersE1 5c
36Pretentious? Moi?E1 6a *
37Crystal VoyagerE3 6a ***
38CobwebE4 6b
39Slender ThreadE5 6b **
40Birch Tree ClimbS 4a
41The CleaversE4 6a
43AnticlimaxHVS 5b *
44Bottle CrackD
45Minute WallHVD
46Key Green CrackVD
47April ShowersHVS 5a
48April Showers (Direct)HVS 5b
49May DayHVS 5c
50Hotter Than JulyHVS 5c *
51The Crafty CockneyHVS 5b
52Cool in a CrisisHVS 5c *
53Crying WolfVS 4c
54Prescription for the PoorVS 4c
55Termination CrackS
56The Cat CrawlS 4a **
57Hot Tin RoofE1 5b ***
58Mutiny ChimneyVS 5a
59Hollybush WallVS 4c
60Slab of MeatS 4a
61The Spoon *VS 4c
62May Day (right hand) *f6B+
63Left arete *S
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
Moderator Updates to this page are checked by UKC volunteer Jon Read

USER FEEDBACKLogin as Existing User to add your comments
Some of the best climbing at Bosley Cloud is hidden in the woods to the west of the hill. Many hidden gems if you can find them, or can be bothered to find them. Secret Slab and The Catstone are well worth seeking out. Check out for a photo guide.
Colin Allott - 02/Jun/05
with plenty of routes in the guide book "the cloud" is a good spot for people looking to climb low E grade routes but the bouldering is awsome, especially with the surrounding views on a warm summer evening. hard to access, be prepared to walk from the farm just left on the main round which goes over the cloud through the forest to the summit point. good pub on the road going back towards congleton.
jim brown - 15/Mar/04
I don\'t know if anyone else knows of this spot, i\'ve not checked to see if its in the Staffordshire Gritstone guide, but there is a small bouldering area at the very top of Bosley Cloud. If you continue walking left past the large crag area, its a triangle shaped rock staring straight down at you from the top of the hill. Looks a bit like an overhanging cave at the bottom of the face with a small carved out square in the middle. Not very much to go at, but there are one or two nice problems either side of the cave and a difficult problem directly up the middle line to a large pocket about 2 metres up. The landings are pretty poor in places with uneven ground and small boulders in the way. Also, some of the rock is moss covered. But the view is amazing and the area is quick drying. There are a couple of places to park on the road directly in front of the Cloud trail or further up the road veering to the left of the Cloud. If anyone else boulders here, please let me know. Martin
Martin - 03/Jun/02
Do you have more up to date information?

These details were last updated on 15/Oct/2014

Photo Gallery


Find Listings near to this crag (Indoor Walls, Outdoor Shops, Accommodation, etc)
Dedicated centre.
"23.5m tall wall area. Free standing fin. 74 lines in total, 48 lead lines, highest 23.5m & lowest 12m. 26 Top rope lines, Highest 13.5m & lowest 6m...."