FROGGATT


Froggatt is the second most popular of the Eastern Edges with good reason; the cliff is relatively low lying, escapes the worst of the weather, faces the afternoon sun, and has many neat slabby routes. There is high a concentration of quality here, in fact almost every route on the cliff is worthy of attention. Much of the cliff was quarried; abandoned millstones still lie where they were left when the industry collapsed. Odd that such great routes as Green Gut, Brown's Eliminate and the peerless Great Slab are as man-made the classics of Millstone. Although Froggatt is renowned for its superb slabs, it has a good collection of crack climbs too.

Routes

160 trad routes (M...E9)
19 boulder problems (f5+...f8A)
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
Tegness Pinnacle
This pleasant pinnacle is tucked away in a small quarry, only minutes from the Froggatt parking....
7
Trad
Early morning sun
Up and down

5 mins

sheltered
Downes' Buttress
Below the main crag-top path on the usual approach are some neglected buttresses. Most are...
4
Trad
Early morning sun
Level

12 mins

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

12 mins

sheltered
Renegade Buttress
This tiny lump of rock with a steep valley face is home to a couple of small routes with a big...
3
Trad
Early morning sun
Level

8 mins

sheltered
Strapiombo Buttress
A splendid buttress with two classic grit-ticks on an overhang theme though there is less quality...
15
Trad
No sun
Up and down

0 mins

Windy
Sunset Slab
This is the first of many fine slabs at Froggatt. The routes up the cracks are very friendly but...
12
Trad
Early morning sun
Level

15 mins

Windy
Hawk's Nest Crack
Past the soaring arete the oak trees shade a section of rock with some good vertical cracks and a...
14
Trad
Early morning sun
Level

13 mins

Windy
Terrace Crack
Two ancient quarried walls undercut by a section of soft red rock. The upper walls have some thin,...
6
Trad
Early morning sun
Level

13 mins

Windy
Tody's Wall
One of the tallest sections of the edge and always busy because of many fine climbs across the...
12
Trad
No sun
Up and down

0 mins

Windy
Three Pebble Slab
A neat slab with some great friction climbing and always popular. It includes one of the big ticks...
6
Trad
Early morning sun
Level

15 mins

Windy
Turd Burglar Block
There is some good bouldering on the large blocks hidden a short distance below The Pinnacle.
6
Trad
Early morning sun
Up and down

18 mins

sheltered
The Pinnacle
The unmistakable square bulk of Froggatt Pinnacle is home to one great classic and a set of only...
16
Trad
No sun
Up and down

0 mins

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

15 mins

Windy
Downhill Racer
One of the most popular areas at Froggatt with some great climbs in the lower grades and a famous...
18
Trad
No sun
Up and down

0 mins

Windy
Great Slab
The finest gritstone slab in the Peak, with a great set of routes from Joe Brown's original Great...
17
Trad
No sun
Up and down

0 mins

Windy
Brown's Eliminate
Some fine cracks here offer strenuous and well-protected climbing from Severe to E2, however the...
21
Trad
No sun
Up and down

0 mins

Windy
Chequers Buttress
Froggatt's final buttress is this tall undercut tower. The two famous Chequers routes provide...
8
Trad
Early morning sun
Level

16 mins

Windy
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  • Latest Comments

    For FROGGATT

    Horizontal Pleasure
    "Changed from E5 6b to E5 6b *, no votes" 23/Mar

    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

    Armageddon
    "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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