Climbs 66
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 310m a.s.l
Faces NW

Lava sky from the Catstone © col allott

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 http://www.maccrockclimbing.cool.ac 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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1 Left Nostril
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VD 2
2 Right Nostril
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S 1
3 V-Chimney
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E1 5b *  
4 Why Kill Time When You Can Kill a Friend? E5 6a * 1
5 Stuck Behind a Yellow Metro E6 6b  
6 Green Gully Direct
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HS 4a 1
7 Envy Face
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S 4a 2
8 Mr Magoo
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E1 6a,5c 1
9 Contraception on Demand E2 5c * 9
10 Fertility Rite Left-Hand
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E1 5c 1
11 Fertility Rite HVS 5a 7
12 Slab Wall
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HVS 4c ** 14
13 Kremlin Wall E4 6b * 2
14 Bulldog Flake E1 5b 7
15 White house Crack
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VD 13
16 Solitaire E6 6b ** 6
17 Deception
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HS 4b 4
18 Tin Tin
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HVS 6a 3
19 Summit By-Pass E4 6b * 3
20 Codfinger Workout f7B+ 6c * 1
21 Summit ArĂȘte E2 6b ** 12
22 Drystone Wall E1 5a 17
23 The Bosley Express V3 6a * 2
24 Death Crack
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E2 6a  
25 Living Wall
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E3 6a 1
26 Big Red Rock Eater
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E1 5c 1
27 Everdance
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VS 4b 2
28 Death Wish E3 6a  
29 Thin Finger Corner
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VS 4b 4
30 Existentialist Arete
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E3 6a *  
31 The Couch Potato E7 6b  
32 Main Wall E5 6a  
33 Impact Two E5 6a * 3
34 Bilberry Blood E3 6a 1
35 Herbivacious
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E4 6a 5
36 Faulty Towers E1 5c 1
37 Pretentious? Moi?
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E1 6a * 3
38 Crystal Voyager E3 6a *** 13
39 Cobweb E4 6b 1
40 Slender Thread E5 6b ** 5
41 Birch Tree Climb
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S 4a 3
42 The Cleavers E4 6a 1
43 Sirloin
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S 5
44 Anticlimax
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HVS 5b * 2
45 Bottle Crack
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D 3
46 Minute Wall
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HVD 3
47 Key Green Crack
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VD 6
48 April Showers
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HVS 5a 4
49 April Showers (Direct)
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HVS 5b 2
50 May Day
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HVS 5c 4
51 Hotter Than July
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HVS 5c * 5
52 The Crafty Cockney HVS 5b 7
53 Cool in a Crisis
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HVS 5c * 4
54 Crying Wolf VS 4c 4
55 Prescription for the Poor
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VS 4c 1
56 Termination Crack S 2
57 The Cat Crawl
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S 4a ** 21
58 Hot Tin Roof
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E1 5b *** 53
59 Mutiny Chimney
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VS 5a 6
60 Hollybush Wall
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VS 4c 6
61 Slab of Meat S 4a 2
62 The Spoon * VS 4c 1
63 Hotter Than July (right hand) f6B+ 1
64 Left arete * S 2
65 May Day direct * E1 5c * 1
66 Penguin Eggs V5 ** 1
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