Frogsmouth Quarry


Sandstone quarry in the centre of Runcorn which has recently had a new lease of life given to it by extensive re-bolting.

Crag information
Climbing Area: North West Rock Type: Sandstone
Importance: Local CRoW Land: Yes
Ownership: Local Authority No. of Routes: 55
Within National Park: No Year Developed: 1960
Grid Reference: SJ506816

No access issues reported. All routes have bolt abseils.

CRoW Information

Open access land, designated under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act (2000) give area access rather than linear access as provided by public rights of way. It also gives a legal right of access specifically for climbing, as well as walking and other quiet recreation on foot.

Please bear in mind however that the landowner still has the right to restrict access for up to 28 days per year (often used on public safety grounds for shooting in moorland areas), and can also apply for longer term restrictions with Natural England (such as bans on dogs, or regular restrictions during particular times of year). It is important to check for these restrictions regularly as they can be added at short notice – all details for open access land in England can be found on Natural England’s website.  

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As of May 2020 there's a crow nesting in the corner of Viz Wall, near the top of Victor Pratt. It's probably best to keep off the adjacent routes for the time being.
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The route fat slags is missing some of the grades on the viz wall on ukc
Are wrong they need upgrading, ivan jellica 6c+, is a 7a+, Motorcycle girl 6c+ is a 7b guidebook doesnt help