FROGGATT


After the never-ending delights of the mighty Stanage, Froggatt is the second most popular of the Eastern Edges. The reasons for this are numerous; the cliff is relatively low lying which means it escapes the worst of the weather, faces the afternoon sun, and has many routes of a slabbier nature than is usual for gritstone. There is as high a concentration of good routes here as on any of the edges, in fact almost every route on the cliff is worthy of attention, Although Froggatt is renowned for its superb open slabs, it has a surprisingly good collection of crack climbs too. Extensive sections of the cliff were once quarried; the abandoned millstones still lie where they were left when the industry collapsed. It is strange to think that such great routes as Green Gut, Brown’s Eliminate and the peerless Great Slab are as man-made as the classics of Millstone and also the offerings on the nation’s indoor walls! The crack climbs here are well protected, although in complete contrast the slab routes are invariably bold, many lacking even the most limited protection.

Routes

144 trad routes (M...E10)
7 boulder problems (?...?)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
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Approach walk Other Page
Tegness Pinnacle
This fine pinnacle is tucked away in a small quarry, only minutes away from the Froggatt parking....
6
Trad
Sun and shade
 
sheltered
268
Morty's Corner
Below the main crag-top path on the usual approach are some neglected buttresses. Most are...
3
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
268
Brookside Buttress
The best of the buttresses passed on the approach is well hidden below the path but worth visiting...
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

sheltered
269
Screaming Dream
This tiny lump with a steep side and sloping top is home to a couple of major routes with a big...
3
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

10 mins

269
Strapiombo Buttress
A splendid buttress with two classic grit-ticks on the overhang theme. There are also a few modern...
13
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

15 mins

270
Sunset Slab
This is the first of many fine slabs at Froggatt. The routes up the cracks are very friendly but...
8
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

15 mins

271
Beau Geste and Cave Crack
To the right of Sunset Slab is one of Froggatt's most impressive features - the arete of Beau...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

15 mins

272
Terrace Crack
An ancient quarried wall undercut by a section of soft red rock. The upper wall provides a couple...
5
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

15 mins

273
Tody's Wall
One of the tallest sections of the edge is always popular because of its many fine climbs across...
10
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

274
Three Pebble Slab
A fine clean slab with some great friction climbing and always popular. It includes one of the big...
9
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

276
The Pinnacle
The unmistakable square bulk of Froggatt Pinnacle is home to one great classic and a set of only...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

278
Sickle Buttress
This short wall has a compelling clean crack at its left-hand side and a popular Severe to its...
5
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

279
Downhill Racer
The most popular area at Froggatt has some great climbs in the lower grades and a famous blank...
12
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

280
Great Slab
The finest gritstone slab in the Peak District, with a magnificent set of routes from Joe Brown’s...
13
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

281
Brown's Eliminate
Some great cracks offering strenuous but well protected climbing from Severe to E2, however the...
14
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

282
Chequers Buttress
Froggatt's final buttress is a tall undercut tower. The two famous Chequers routes provide...
11
Trad
Afternoon sun
Level

20 mins

283
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  • Latest Comments

    For FROGGATT

    Trapeze
    "Lovely!" 16/May

    Sunset Crack
    "Didn't feel like a 4c to me - this was my first lead of anything above VDiff and..." 09/Dec

    Janker's Groove
    "Did the direct start as a sit start, as in the Bouldering guide recommended and ..." 09/Jun

    Downhill Racer
    "Quality, pretty on/off move low down and then not too much trouble above that. J..." 19/May

    Armaggedon
    "Shouldnt this be spelt Armageddon (1 'g', 2 'd's, as in BMC guide and the Ston..." 22/Jan

    Three Pebble Slab
    "The protection for the crux is great, fits a size 3 (i think) 4CU like a glove. ..." 29/Jan

    Downes’ Crack
    "Needs young arms!" 26/Nov

    Terrace Crack
    "Finished a warm, sunny end of September day with this and loved it. Consistent ..." 01/Oct

    Great Slab
    "I have some sympathy with John Yates. If the anti top rope lobby carries on seco..." 11/Jul top50

    Valkyrie
    "I found the crack harder than Chequers, worse even Terrazza? There are only a c..." 01/Jun top50

    Oedipus Ring Your Mother
    "not 6b, prob hard 5c. Awesome climbing though." 12/May

    Skogul
    "Done direct the arete certainly feels like VS (and harder than 4a)" 18/Oct

    Stiff Cheese
    "E2 5c. Take a mat and don't bother with the gear. Thought I'd worked the sequenc..." 09/Aug

    Blind Vision
    "Indeed, if Slingshot is 7a - which it probably is - then the route is 7a not 7b...." 13/May

    Blind Vision
    "Just wondering, if Slingshot is the technical crux and the route is easier above..." 02/Apr

    Two-sided Triangle
    "To ignore gear because it's 2 feet away from the line you're supposed to be clim..." 04/Mar

    Great Slab
    "I led this and the other slabs hereabouts on sight in the late 1980s but am now ..." 12/Dec top50

    Brown's Eliminate Direct
    "Right foot out to toe hook a good hold enables hands to be worked up the upper a..." 29/Nov

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