Climbs 65
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 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
1Left Nostril
VD 2
2Right Nostril
S 1
E1 5b * 
4Why Kill Time When You Can Kill a Friend?E5 6a *1
5Stuck Behind a Yellow MetroE6 6b  
6Green Gully Direct
HS 4a 1
7Envy Face
S 4a 2
8Mr Magoo
E1 6a,5c 1
9Contraception on DemandE2 5c *7
10Fertility Rite Left-Hand
E1 5c 1
11Fertility RiteHVS 5a 7
12Slab Wall
HVS 4c **14
13Kremlin WallE4 6b *2
14Bulldog FlakeE1 5b 7
15White house Crack
VD 13
16SolitaireE6 6b **6
HS 4b 4
18Tin Tin
HVS 6a 3
19Summit By-PassE4 6b *3
20Codfinger Workoutf7B+ *1
21Summit ArĂȘteE2 6b **12
22Drystone WallE1 5a 16
23The Bosley ExpressV3 *2
24Death Crack
E2 6a  
25Living Wall
E3 6a 1
26Big Red Rock Eater
E1 5c 1
VS 4b 2
28Death WishE3 6a  
29Thin Finger Corner
VS 4b 4
30Existentialist Arete
E3 6a * 
31The Couch PotatoE7 6b  
32Main WallE5 6a  
33Impact TwoE5 6a * 
34Bilberry BloodE3 6a 1
E4 6a 4
36Faulty TowersE1 5c 1
37Pretentious? Moi?
E1 6a *3
38Crystal VoyagerE3 6a ***13
39CobwebE4 6b 1
40Slender ThreadE5 6b **5
41Birch Tree Climb
S 4a 3
42The CleaversE4 6a 1
S 4
HVS 5b *2
45Bottle Crack
D 3
46Minute Wall
47Key Green Crack
VD 5
48April Showers
HVS 5a 2
49April Showers (Direct)
HVS 5b 1
50May Day
HVS 5c 3
51Hotter Than July
HVS 5c *4
52The Crafty CockneyHVS 5b 7
53Cool in a Crisis
HVS 5c *4
54Crying WolfVS 4c 4
55Prescription for the Poor
VS 4c 1
56Termination CrackS 2
57The Cat Crawl
S 4a **23
58Hot Tin Roof
E1 5b ***51
59Mutiny Chimney
VS 5a 6
60Hollybush Wall
VS 4c 6
61Slab of MeatS 4a 1
62The Spoon *VS 4c 1
63May Day (right hand) *f6B+ 1
64Left arete *S 2
65May Day direct *E1 5c *1
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