Central Route*** E1 5b
[Rob striking a pose on Central Route E1 5b, Wilton 1, 2 kb]16m. Climb the continuous crack line passing a ledge at 6m and taking care with a couple of rattling holds. © ROCKFAX
FA. Hank Pasquill 1967

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Classic Wilton Workout.

Photo: Rob striking a pose on Central Route E1 5b, Wilton 1 © r0b
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This climb is in 250 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/14

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 26/Oct/14 with Rob Middleton

Danny Crump - TR - 08/Oct/14 with Luke Green

ben1987 - 2nd β - 30/Sep/14

TraverseKing - TR rpt - 28/Sep/14

tmawer - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/14 with Bram

BTphonehome - Lead β - 28/Sep/14 with Tony

DavidR - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/14 with Holly Adamthwaite

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Matt Nuttall

mattnuttall - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/14 with Andy Wilson

Sustained & steep for the grade. Very satisfying though!
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Sam Carey

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Ruth Buckberry

mcb - Lead - 27/Aug/14 with Miles Ridley

TraverseKing - TR O/S - 24/Aug/14

TraverseKing - TR rpt - 24/Aug/14

TraverseKing - TR RP - 24/Aug/14

TraverseKing - TR rpt - 24/Aug/14

Chris Reid - 2nd rpt - 12/Aug/14 with Nick Meek

GPN - 2nd - 09/Aug/14 with Greg

drysori - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14

Stig - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/14 with Wil

Climbster - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - 2nd β - 26/Jul/14 with Matt

robman - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14

Repeat ascent. Absolutely lovely route, for anyone climbing at E1 grade this is a must! Better than Cameo in my opinion.
Leo Woodhead - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/14 with Ian W

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/14

The Grist - 2nd - 26/Jun/14 with Alan Barnes

AndyPratt88 - 2nd - 24/Jun/14 with Jim

JimHolmes69 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with AndyPratt88

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/14

John Postlethwaite - Lead β - 21/May/14 with liam

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/14

g1m147 - Lead - 18/May/14 with Mick.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Leo Woodhead - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/13

John Nuttall - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with Steve

michael burrows - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with tony shelmadine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

petekeron - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Barry Scott

Sustained.
BigTone - Lead dog - 26/Aug/13

Superb, sustained and constantly interesting.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Alan Firth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13

jon22 - Lead - 27/Jul/13 with manxclare

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/13

DavidR - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Kevin Bowser, Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Jul/13

ewen - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with soupy

Hidden - TR - Jul/13

Lenny - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13 with Kev

in converse
Joughton - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13

Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with Ian W

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Tom Doldon

Trobbo - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Nick Hepburn

NickJH - Lead - 05/May/13 with T Robinson

khawk - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/13 with DT

Lovely, interesting all the way to the top
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Dave LE

C May - 2nd - 2013 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

Had forgotton the route, it's excellent. Got a clean lead, well happy. Got eaten to death by midges at the top.
bigglesbutcha - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Ade

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

looks terrible from below but the climbing is excellent and keeps coming and coming until the very end.
Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Andy Hobson

shunt
efrance24234 - TR rpt - 26/May/12

nepsoi999 - 2nd β - 14/May/12 with pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/12

stumbler555 - 03/May/12

Clay C - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Jay

Jay C - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Clay C

slarty - 2nd dog - 29/Mar/12 with Liam

pie_eater_pete - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/12 with bwestwood

bwestwood - Lead - 26/Mar/12

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Graeme

Doesn't look like the best route but by golly it climbs well and never lets up. EXCELLENT :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Jim

Hidden - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11 with pete

Sustained climbing with good gear
petegunn - Lead - 26/Jul/11 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/11

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Meg

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11

kjbix - Lead - 14/Jul/11 with Selma Williams

lancashirelass - 2nd - 14/Jul/11 with mike collinson, kjbix

khawk - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/11 with DT

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/11 with Peter Harris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/11

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Dad

gregoritos - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/11

akhughes - Lead O/S - 27/May/11

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 27/May/11 with Dan McKinlay

Superb route, just a little windy and cold!
JYates - Lead β - 12/May/11 with Stephen Kearney

rob.s22 - Lead O/S - May/11 with S.B

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - May/11 with Andrea

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/11

Seconded, cleanly, no rests or falls, result.
bigglesbutcha - 2nd β - 21/Apr/11 with carl lunt

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Apr/11

adie84 - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

PeteH - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Noel Peatfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

Chi Cheng - 2nd β - 09/Sep/10 with Jack Metcalfe

First big climb after nearly 3 months off, useless. Got so bloody pumped on it.
bigglesbutcha - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/10 with Swifty

Diggler - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with andyob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

hardoreVdiffBen - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Remus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Anna

it took me ages!!!!
ohlittlespider - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with nigel hodgson

middlevern - Solo - 22/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd β - 19/Jun/10

Actually failed to lead and Pete took over - follwed fine.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Peter Harris

Andrew1 - 2nd - 11/Jun/10 with Tom N

Hidden - 20/May/10

mickJ - Lead β - 20/May/10 with mike b

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 13/May/10 with Adam

JulesV - 2nd - 09/May/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Awesome route!
Shauna - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Jules

DavidR - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Holly Adamthwaite

mbambi - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/10 with steve

First E1 lead since May last year and first since my accident. Pumpy!
Bob - Lead dog - 17/Apr/10

dave mann - 2010

big fall 16 m!!!
bwestwood - Lead dog - 2010

efrance24234 - 2010

pie_eater_pete - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

stevebarratt - Solo - 2010

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Alice

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/09

ian caton - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Abi

steven - Lead β - 15/Sep/09 with Brian Hull

Took hoody off half way up. Awesome lol
Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with jon m

Rachel Somerville - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Mike

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09

briar4012 - 2nd dog - 06/Aug/09 with Marti

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/09

pumpy
mattish2000 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/09

Dave Rumney - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Sean Roberts

easy pumpy sustained. Not too much thinking required
wahniel - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Hugh Squire

found this very steady, great route.
danm - Lead - 16/Jun/09 with grimer

Jacob Bloodworth - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09

conboy93 - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Matthew Lovell, Peter Brindle

Very, very satisfying.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Andy

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with karl

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/09

ksjs - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/09 with sarah

Was tired after seconding Paradox and struggled to commit to moves above half-height - had a couple of rests.
Si dH - Lead dog - 13/Apr/09 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09

John Postlethwaite - Lead dog - Apr/09 with liam

Seymore Butt - 2009

vertical worm - Lead - 2009

datoon - Solo β - 25/Sep/08

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with MCC Luke

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jul/08

Andrew1 - Lead - 18/Jun/08 with Charlie HW

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/08

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Ben Freeman

khawk - Lead - 20/May/08 with DT

Sat on a big wire before making the reach to the flake at about 8/9 metres
metal arms - Lead dog - 19/May/08

cem - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/08

bfreeman - Lead β - 14/May/08 with Tim Marjot

big dog, cold fingers and long route
wheelo - 2nd dog - 22/Apr/08 with pete

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2008 with Brian

Great route. Pretty pumped at the top.
galpinos - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Nick V

greylag - 2nd - 16/Sep/07

dowy - TR O/S - 06/Jun/07

Clean lead after failing last spring.
Stig - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/07 with Tim

Jarin - 2nd - 04/Apr/07 with Tom

had to rest due to very cold fingers! (honest)
Tom Phillips - Lead dog - 03/Apr/07 with Jarek

Seconded it a few years ago
Tony Little - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/07 with Lucy Ellis

a_d_tru - 2nd - 26/Jul/06 with Dave?, Julie, Tommo

A Crook - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06 with Dom Stockton

mattnuttall - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/06 with Alan Holden

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Stig - Lead dog - 28/May/06 with Maciek

Dom Whillans - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Johann - Lead O/S - 2006 with John Wareing

Kyuzo - Lead O/S - Nov/05 with Richard Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/05

Classic quarry crack, one of my favourite genres
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/04

r0b - Lead β - 12/Jun/04 with Gary Wood

Trobbo - 2nd - 08/May/04 with martin dale

Hidden - Lead RP - 2004

datoon - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/03 with RT

Iggy_B - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with Dave Hammond

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/03 with Rob Harper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/02 with Ian Pickles

Leofallon - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/02

Leofallon - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/02

nige - Lead - Jun/02 with mark hounslea

phardman - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/00

DafSWMC - 2nd O/S - 05/May/00 with Nick M

nick bamber - 2000

innesmac - Lead - 2000

Roget - Solo rpt - 18/Jul/99 with baccy, jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/99

Trobbo - 2nd - 07/Jul/97 with john blower

A route I went back to and enjoyed every time. A good lead.
BillyDavies - Lead - 1997

mattnuttall - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/96 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/96

Hidden - TR - 01/May/96

Trobbo - Lead - 02/Jun/95 with john blower

Hidden - Lead - 1995

tapley - 2nd - 1995

neilh - 1994

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 07/Sep/93

Immaculate crack, layback, jam or smear, it is all there.
ellie macpherson - Lead - Sep/93 with Graeme Jarvis, Ian Holmes

Neil R - Lead - 29/Jun/92 with Mark

IanGilbertJones - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/92

Mick King - 2nd - 10/Jul/91 with Pete Hankinson

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/91

great route, great buttress
mattnuttall - Lead β - 21/May/91 with Alan Holden

Roget - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/90 with jim, jon

whispering nic - Lead - Jul/90 with noj

John Marsland - Lead - 26/Jun/90 with Dave Mould

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - Mar/90 with Alan Holden

stanman - Lead β - 1990 with john proud, john proud/pete dobson

jlancashire - Lead - 1990

chev1n - Lead O/S - 1990 with dave hibbert

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/89

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/89

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/88 with Windy (Paul Windell)

Hidden - 1988

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1984 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/83

Mark Kemball - Lead - 02/Sep/82 with John Fletcher

Bob - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/81 with S. Stean

Hammy - Lead - 03/Jun/81 with Rob Lawson

Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Apr/81

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1973 with FMC

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