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This site was initially created to make people more aware of the project to restore and re-equip Frogsmouth Quarry which is in Runcorn, Cheshire (UK).
The Cheshire bolt fund has now been set-up, you can donate by clicking the button above or at the bottom of this page. Please help us furtherdevelop our local crags or visit http://www.ukboltfund.org/ to get more info on other UK bolt funds.
Frogsmouth Update Jan 2012: Pigtail lower-offs added to 12 routes
Pigtail lower offs added to 8 routes + 4 that finish at same lower-off:
Dogsbody Arete (and On The Couch)
Just Another Fifty (and Chaturanga Danasana)
Apple Crumble (and Johnny Fartpants)
Anaesthetic ( and Street of Shame)
Frogsmouth Update July 2011: Final new bolted routes
8 new routes completed for new guidebook. Grades and stars are tentative.
Bay 1 (On L looking in from descent path)
Route 1 6c Strenuous start on pockets leads to poor finger ledge then good holds.
Route 2 Der Griefek 6b ** Means 'The Reach'. Tricky.
Route 3 7c * Hard moves to reach big pocket.
Route 4 7a+ *** The obvious flake (use holds on L as well). One for the connoisseur of sandstone technicality.
Bay 2 (On R, before Dogsbody Arete)
Route 5 Orgy of Ruin 6a+ * The obvious arete. Good rock above first 10 feet.
Route 6 6b Hard start then easier.
Route 7 Assassin Bug 6a * Hardish start to obvious short handjam crack.
Route 8 1066 to Temple Meads 6b* Strenuous finish.
Frogsmouth Update May 2011: More bolted new routes!
Orgy of Ruin F6a
Arete to L of Assassin Bug. Above the soft red band the rock is good and the climbing nice.
1066 to Temple Meads F6b
To R of Assassin Bug. Climb across R to a triangular ledge and crack. Good climbing to a steepening at the top which gives a strenuous finish.
Planned to bolt 4 more soon in these first two bays to make 8 in total to go in new guide.
Frogsmouth Update April 2011: Recently bolted new routes
Der Griefek F6b
First wall on L by way down (looking in). Climb to twin pockets then make crux moves to ledge. Awkward move to gain ledge then easier climbing to lower off. A good route.
Assassin Bug F6a
Next wall to R past obvious arete (Dogsbody Arete is to R). Start 15 ft to R of arete. Make toughish moves to gain obvious short hand jam crack, then interesting climbing up wall. Another good route!
More routes to be added!
Frogsmouth Update Septmber 2010: New easy slab routes
3 new easy lines have been bolted on the slab on the right hand end of the crag. See the TOPOS section for details.
More UK climbing related resources:
The Breck and other venues in Wirral - http://doggiedoofiver.wetpaint.com/
UK Climbing - http://www.ukclimbing.com
UK Bouldering - http://www.ukbouldering.com
Irish Climbing Online - http://www.climbing.ie
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|Anonymous||Cheshire Bolt Fund||0||Mar 20 2012, 6:16 AM EDT by Anonymous|
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I have lost my contact for the person who runs the Cheshire Bolt Fund. Could you get in touch with me alan [at] rockfax.com since I am writing up a new article about bolt funds on UKC and wanted to ask you some questions.
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|Pekkie||Frogsmouth Quarry||0||Dec 17 2009, 6:33 PM EST by Pekkie|
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I live only 10 minutes from Frogsmouth (providing the bridge is clear!) and it is even more accessible for me than Pex - for which I've been involved in the recent rehabiliataion. I've had a look at some of the routes at Frogsmouth and have cleared away some of the grass sods on the routes and some of the brambles at the bottom. Firstly, these will be some of the best routes in the area when clean and properly bolted. Secondly, I think the idea that there is an outer hard skin to the rock with a soft inner area is wrong because people have come across pockets filled with sand. Once you clear the sand out the rock is fine - similar to much of Pex and Helsby in fact. I did a test drill myself and the rock was solid all the way down.
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