Climbs 128
Rocktype Sandstone (hard)
Altitude 64m a.s.l
Faces W

Direct Route Frodsham © jim jones

Crag features

Actually a series of small boulders up to 20ft high (mostly lower, though it may feel much more if you're trying a weird move round an overhang). A good spot for a summer evening's bouldering, but shrouded in trees and very green in winter.

Approach notes

Head W on the A56 from Frodsham (off the M56). Turn L onto the B5393. After 1.4mi the road turns R; carry straight on for 700m and park by a track leading L into the woods. Follow the track and turn L through a kissing gate just before the track enters a small ravine. Follow a path more or less diagonally through a new plantation to another kissing gate at the top. Go through the gate and drop down L. to the first buttress (Hoopla) after a few more metres.

Guidebooks

Western Grit

The 2009 edition of the award-winning guidebook to Staffordshire, Kinder, Bleaklow, Chew, Lancashire and Cheshire areas covered with photo-topos and descriptions.
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Why wasn't my photo added too? I might sound like a novice here but how am I supposed to work out the routes, do I need a guidebook? Frodsham seems a good crag with nice rock of good height, with lots of types of holds but lots of overhangs.
Stani49 - 15/Jan/11
I would like to get in touch with Dave Johnson. Can any one help? Ian Jones
Ian Jones - 22/Feb/10
i love this crag and everything about it, the pics aint of helsby you plonka. such a great little boulder venue, that when you take a wee walk around it, turns out to not be so small after-all pleanty of problems to keep all climbers happy. well worth a trip with the pads, and there is even some trad goin on here to for those wanting short routes and loads of em to tick away at your log books... Afternoon sun thats the only down fall!
phil_freeman - 19/Feb/10
broke my leg here :( it gets pretty green and slimey
wig - 13/Mar/06
ive climbed here a bit its in tegs nose conty park near macelsfield its got bolts at the top
tegs nose - 27/Nov/04
Hi i think you may have missed a buttress out eg the one betweeen neb buttress and longbuttress i think its called changing room buttress it has a least 3 classic problems including green arete. i havent got the old guide with me to confirm this. also there is quite a big gap between hoopla buttress and neb which is a buttress in its own right. hope this may be of some use
dave - 28/May/03
The pics are of Helsby not Frodsham silly.
bubba - 22/May/03
Just a small point - for historical correctness both Dave's Roof and Mike's Route were climbed around the mid-80's, not 90's.
Dave Johnson - 06/Apr/03
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  St. Stephen's Buttress
2 Minute ArĂȘte V1 5b 3
3 St Stephen's Wall f3+ 4b 22
4 Left Wall f5+ 5c 26
5 Mexican Bob f6A 6a 11
6 The Long Lurch f5 5b ** 52
7 Rick's Reach f5+ 5c 7
8 Right-hand Route f4 5a 15
9 Big Wall f3+ 4c 46
10 Deep Crack f3+ 4b 18
11 Twin Cracks D 21
  The Great Wall
13 Left Arete f5 5b 5
14 Tom's Roof f7A 6b * 1
15 Unknown f5+ 5c *  
16 Left-hand Route f5+ 5c ** 4
17 Great Wall f5+ 5c *** 17
18 Iron Dish Wall f5+ 5c *** 19
19 Frodsham Crack f4 5a * 28
20 Unknown Wall f6A 6a 1
  Cinema screen Buttress
22 Slanting Crack D 30
23 Slab Route f4 5a 9
24 Arete Eliminate
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V3 6a 1
25 Cinema Arete f3+ 4c * 44
26 Birch Tree Corner f3+ 4a * 66
27 Multi-Screen f6A 6a * 3
28 Central Route f5+ 5c * 8
29 Cracked Corner f3+ 4b * 54
30 Arete Route f5 5b * 68
31 Purely Arete V3 6a ** 7
32 Uber Wall V3 6a ** 7
  Cave Buttress
34 Cave Side V0  
35 Corner and Traverse VD * 41
36 Left Wall f4 5a * 46
37 Crew's Arete Left-hand f5+ 5c * 17
38 Crew's Arete f5 5b *** 63
39 Superdirect f4 5a * 29
40 Superdirect (avoiding pockets/jugs) V4  
41 Crew's Lip Traverse V2 2
42 Superwall f5 5b * 50
43 Super Eliminate V3 2
44 Leo's Traverse f4 5a 25
45 Ordinary Route VD * 42
46 I Was a Teenage Caveman f7A+ 6c *  
47 Hobart V2 1
  The Prow
49 The Scoop
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S 3
50 The Twin Cracks
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VS 5a/b  
51 The Prow
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HVS 5b 4
52 Don't Use the Tree * VE 5a 1
  Long Buttress
54 Arete Route f5 5b 12
55 Jimmy's Crack f5+ 5c *** 24
56 Direct Route f5 5b * 44
57 Heather Wall Direct f4 5a 39
58 Donkey Route Direct f5 5b 13
59 Heather Variant f3+ 4c 20
60 Heather Wall f3+ 4a 20
61 Chimney Route VD 16
62 Tank Top f6A 6a * 3
63 Sweater f5 5b * 13
64 Pullover f5 5b *** 44
65 Jumper f5+ 5c * 6
66 Thin Crack f3+ 4b * 58
67 Thin Crack Superdirect f5+ 5c 15
68 Long Lip Traverse V4 6a * 2
69 Bizarre Roof V7 6c 2
70 Left-hand Crack VD * 81
71 Right-hand Crack VD * 73
72 Flake Route VD * 69
73 Tree Wall
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D 18
74 Long Buttress Traverse VB 4c 12
  Changing Room Buttress
76 Green Arete V1 5b * 17
77 Central Route
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E1 5c * 5
78 The Mantelshelf
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VS 5a 29
79 Double Overhang
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VS 5a 6
80 Left Hand Route
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VS 5a * 34
81 The Right Hand Route
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MS * 21
82 Direct Route
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V4 6a 2
83 HIgh Traverse (CR Buttress) V0- 5a 22
84 Middle Traverse (CR Buttress) V2 5c 22
85 Original Low Traverse V3 6a ** 10
86 The Mike Collins Memorial Traverse
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V6 6b 2
  Neb Buttress
88 Wall and Traverse VD * 68
89 Intermediate Route f3+ 4b * 66
90 Direct Route f4 5a * 44
91 Neb Route f5+ 5c * 30
  Hoopla Buttress
93 Pants f5 5b * 26
94 The Overhanging Wall f3+ 4c * 70
95 Colton's Crack f7A 6b * 21
96 Dave's Roof f7A+ 6c * 6
97 Mike's Route f7A+ 6c * 9
98 Pearce's Route f6A 6a * 12
99 The Hoop-La f5 5b ** 108
100 Boysen's Route f6A 6a * 44
101 Banner's Route f5+ 5c ** 45
102 Tradesman's Entrance f6A 6a 15
103 The Overhanging Crack D 60
104 The Right Wall f4 5a 62
105 The Mantleshelf V0 5a * 15
106 Make it snappy V5 * 2
107 Cave Buttress Sitter V8 * 3
108 Duckdoo Variation
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S 4c 1
109 The Break (Hoopla) V0 5b 33
110 On the Bleach V1 5b *  
111 The Original and Still the Best V6 ** 2
112 TOASTB Right hand V6 * 1
113 Pockets
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V1 5b 4
114 Johnson's Route
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V7 6c  
115 Mike's
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V7 6c  
116 The Collin's Crucifix
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V9 7a  
117 Challenge Chadwick
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V5 6b  
118 Tim The Tiny Landlord
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V8 6c 1
119 Tim's Teletubby Scooter
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V8+ 6c+  
120 The Ant Hill Mob
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V9 6c+  
121 Musky
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V7 6c 1
122 Catch The Pigeon
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V7 6c 4
123 Penelope Pitstop
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V6 6b 3
124 The Slope
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V9 7a  
125 Foghorn Leghorn
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V8 6c 3
126 Deputy Dog
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V6 6b 2
127 The Pinch
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V7 6b+  
128 Banner's Variant
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V3 6a 2
129 The Leap
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V3 6a 2
130 The Lower Break
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V3 6a 12
131 Joe's Traverse
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V8 6c  
132 The Indirect
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V9 6c 4
133 The Indirect (alternate finish) V10 6c ** 3
134 The Crossthrough
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V4 6a 1
135 The Ripper
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V5 6b 2
136 Tellytubby In The Oven
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V8+ 6c+  
137 Right Hand Crack
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VD 4b 8
  Unknown
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