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

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 Climb nameGrade
1Left NostrilVD 2
2Right NostrilS 1
3V-ChimneyE1 5b * 
4Why Kill Time When You Can Kill a Friend?E5 6a *1
5Stuck Behind a Yellow MetroE6 6b  
6Green Gully DirectHS 4a 1
7Envy FaceS 4a 2
8Mr MagooE1 6a,5c 1
9Contraception on DemandE2 5c *7
10Fertility Rite Left-HandE1 5c 1
11Fertility RiteHVS 5a 7
12Slab WallHVS 4c **13
13Kremlin WallE4 6b  
14Bulldog FlakeE1 5b 6
15White house CrackVD 9
16SolitaireE6 6b **4
17DeceptionHS 4b 4
18Tin TinHVS 6a 3
19Summit By-PassE4 6b *3
20Codfinger Workoutf7B+ 6c *1
21Summit AreteE2 6b **10
22Drystone WallE1 5a 16
23Death CrackE2 6a  
24Living WallE3 6a 1
25Big Red Rock EaterE1 5c 1
26EverdanceVS 4b 2
27Death WishE3 6a  
28Thin Finger CornerVS 4b 4
29Existentialist AreteE3 6a * 
30The Couch PotatoE7 6b  
31Main WallE5 6a  
32Impact TwoE5 6a * 
33Bilberry BloodE3 6a 1
34HerbivaciousE4 6a 1
35Faulty TowersE1 5c 1
36Pretentious? Moi?E1 6a *3
37Crystal VoyagerE3 6a ***10
38CobwebE4 6b 1
39Slender ThreadE5 6b **4
40Birch Tree ClimbS 4a 3
41The CleaversE4 6a 1
42SirloinS 4
43AnticlimaxHVS 5b *2
44Bottle CrackD 3
45Minute WallHVD 3
46Key Green CrackVD 5
47April ShowersHVS 5a 2
48April Showers (Direct)HVS 5b 1
49May DayHVS 5c 2
50Hotter Than JulyHVS 5c *3
51The Crafty CockneyHVS 5b 7
52Cool in a CrisisHVS 5c *4
53Crying WolfVS 4c 4
54Prescription for the PoorVS 4c 1
55Termination CrackS 2
56The Cat CrawlS 4a **15
57Hot Tin RoofE1 5b ***36
58Mutiny ChimneyVS 5a 6
59Hollybush WallVS 4c 6
60Slab of MeatS 4a 1
61The Spoon *VS 4c 1
62May Day (right hand) *f6B+ 1
63Left arete *S 2
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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