Climbs 127
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.


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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 
2Minute ArĂȘteV1 3
3St Stephen's Wallf3+ 4b 22
4Left Wallf5+ 5c 26
5Mexican Bobf6A 6a 11
6The Long Lurchf5 5b **54
7Rick's Reachf5+ 5c 7
8Right-hand Routef4 5a 15
9Big Wallf3+ 4c 46
10Deep Crackf3+ 4b 18
11Twin CracksD 21
 The Great Wall 
13Left Aretef5 5b 5
14Tom's Rooff7A 6b *1
15Unknownf5+ 5c * 
16Left-hand Routef5+ 5c **4
17Great Wallf5+ 5c ***17
18Iron Dish Wallf5+ 5c ***19
19Frodsham Crackf4 5a *28
20Unknown Wallf6A 6a 1
 Cinema screen Buttress 
22Slanting CrackD 29
23Slab Routef4 5a 9
24Arete Eliminate
V3 1
25Cinema Aretef3+ 4c *41
26Birch Tree Cornerf3+ 4a *65
27Multi-Screenf6A 6a *3
28Central Routef5+ 5c *8
29Cracked Cornerf3+ 4b *52
30Arete Routef5 5b *66
31Purely AreteV3 **8
32Uber WallV3 **6
 Cave Buttress 
34Cave SideV0  
35Corner and TraverseVD *40
36Left Wallf4 5a *45
37Crew's Arete Left-handf5+ 5c *17
38Crew's Aretef5 5b ***64
39Superdirectf4 5a *29
40Superdirect (avoiding pockets/jugs)V4  
41Crew's Lip TraverseV2 2
42Superwallf5 5b *48
43Super EliminateV3 2
44Leo's Traversef4 5a 24
45Ordinary RouteVD *42
46I Was a Teenage Cavemanf7A+ 6c * 
47HobartV2 1
 The Prow 
49The Scoop
S 3
50The Twin Cracks
VS 5a/b  
51The Prow
HVS 5b 5
 Long Buttress 
53Arete Routef5 5b 12
54Jimmy's Crackf5+ 5c ***25
55Direct Routef5 5b *42
56Heather Wall Directf4 5a 35
57Donkey Route Directf5 5b 13
58Heather Variantf3+ 4c 16
59Heather Wallf3+ 4a 16
60Chimney RouteVD 16
61Tank Topf6A 6a *3
62Sweaterf5 5b *13
63Pulloverf5 5b ***44
64Jumperf5+ 5c *6
65Thin Crackf3+ 4b *56
66Thin Crack Superdirectf5+ 5c 15
67Long Lip TraverseV4 *2
68Bizarre RoofV7 2
69Left-hand CrackVD *78
70Right-hand CrackVD *72
71Flake RouteVD *69
72Tree Wall
D 17
73Long Buttress TraverseVB 12
 Changing Room Buttress 
75Green AreteV1 *17
76Central Route
E1 5c *4
77The Mantelshelf
VS 5a 28
78Double Overhang
VS 5a 6
79Left Hand Route
VS 5a *32
80The Right Hand Route
MS *19
81Direct Route
V4 2
82HIgh Traverse (CR Buttress)V0- 21
83Middle Traverse (CR Buttress)V2 22
84Original Low TraverseV3 **10
85The Mike Collins Memorial Traverse
V6 2
 Neb Buttress 
87Wall and TraverseVD *67
88Intermediate Routef3+ 4b *64
89Direct Routef4 5a *42
90Neb Routef5+ 5c *30
 Hoopla Buttress 
92Pantsf5 5b *26

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