THE FIVE CLOUDS


The bumpy ridge to the south west of the Roaches has a small collection of quality climbs and is seldom busy. Despite the relatively small number of routes, the quality of the climbing is as good as you would expect for Staffordshire Grit with great ticks like Rubberneck, Crabbie's Crack and Appaloosa Sunset being the most coveted. The other attraction of the area is the popular bouldering to be found on the Clouds themselves, and on the blocks in front of the Fourth Cloud.

Routes

40 trad routes (Diff...E7)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
The Fourth Cloud
The Fourth Cloud is not as good as its bigger neighbour number Three but still has a few short...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

The Third Cloud
The juiciest climbing on the Clouds is on the third and largest lump, Rubberneck and Appaloosa...
17
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

The Second Cloud
The first significant rock reached from the parking is on the Second Cloud. The routes here are...
8
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

10 mins

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    Laguna Sunrise
    "One 6c move which you would/do deck out from at around fifteen feet and only E5?..." 18/Dec

    Cloudbusting
    ""Is this do-able if you're less than 6 feet tall"? Well I'm less than ..." 15/Nov

    Laguna Sunrise
    "only one 6c move but very insecure.i decked after ripping the gear.hard e5 botto..." 14/Nov

    Icarus Allsorts
    "I followed the WG line, which seemed fine - lovely route. Good pro tricky but av..." 27/Apr

    Laguna Sunrise
    "Climbed without the side runner in Apaloosa now. Some wobbly nuts in the flakes ..." 02/Jan

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