Wombat Chimney** E1 5b
[Trying to Relax on Wombat Chimney E2 5b., 2 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
18m. The narrow hanging fissure is approached via steep crack and proves to be awkward and strenuous. Exit rightwards. © ROCKFAX

FA. Ray Evans 1966

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Classic Wilton Workout.

Photo: Trying to Relax on Wombat Chimney E2 5b. © Bloke on a Rope
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This climb is in 103 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

JimHolmes69 - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/15 with AndyPratt88

AndyPratt88 - 2nd RP - 28/Sep/15 with Jim

Jacob Bloodworth - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/15

NickJH - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/15 with LiamG

Hvs at most! My arse
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 06/Sep/15 with Andrew Deckon

Mark Grist - 2nd - 06/Sep/15 with Jim Rogers

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - Sep/15

JenShelley - 2nd dog - 06/Aug/15 with Mike

MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15 with JenShelley

Cold, damp and dirty, but great climbing somehow! Definitely E2!
Derek Furze - 2nd - 30/Jul/15 with Duncan Parker

Very good and definitely E2.
GPN - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Graham Hadaway, Annette

redshapedfriday - 2nd dog - 18/Jul/15 with George North

drolex - 2nd - 24/Jun/15 with JohnJ

John Jefferies - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/15 with Alex B

TraverseKing - 21/Jun/15

TraverseKing - 21/Jun/15

TraverseKing - 16/Jun/15

TraverseKing - 16/Jun/15

TraverseKing - 16/Jun/15

Great route and very enjoyable, requires more thinking than central route and probably easier to fall off, so would say it should be E2
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/15

TraverseKing - 23/Apr/15

TraverseKing - 23/Apr/15

Repeat ascent. Wet conditions, slimy and lots of fun!
Leo Woodhead - Lead rpt - 15/Feb/15 with Joe Hook

ben1987 - 2nd - 30/Sep/14

About 38 years since I last led this....still good!
tmawer - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/14 with Bram

BTphonehome - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Tony

DavidR - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Holly Adamthwaite

Andrew Wilson - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Matt Nuttall

mattnuttall - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/14 with Andy Wilson

2nd go, after dropping the starting sequence
Climbster - 2nd RP - 26/Jul/14 with Ian

This felt about right for a mid grade E2 for me.
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Matt

What a route. If it was clean it'd get 3 stars in my book. Not sure why it says E1 on here, definitely E2 in my opinion. Harder than other E1's in Wilton and there are a few tricky moves once you get into the chimney. With a little more traffic it'd be a classic!
Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Ian W

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Alan Barnes

Robb Bert - 25/Jun/14

Definitive E2 5b. Why would anyone think otherwise? Would be a bit easier if ever clean. Very good though.
Stig - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Greg

Hidden - AltLd - 2014

Good moves - I liked it!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/13 with Max C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Easy E2 but bloody awkward.
Diggler - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Calder

Calder - 2nd - 10/Jul/13 with Mark

akhughes - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Elliot France

pie_eater_pete - Lead β - 10/Jun/13 with bwestwood

bwestwood - 2nd - 10/Jun/13

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Interesting great route
nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with pete

With Pete. Savage chimney, almost blew my ring out on this one. fantastic fun. if it wasn't so dirty it would easy be three stars. E2.
stumbler555 - Lead O/S - 16/May/12

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

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

Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Meg

kjbix - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with Selma Williams

lancashirelass - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with kjbix

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Peter Harris

JYates - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Paul Coxon

Great route. Bit minging in places, unfortunately, but the necessary holds were clean, plenty of bomber gear and sustained interest without being too tough.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Jude Harvie, Noel Peatfield

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Grubby route but enjoyable in a kind of sick adventurous way. I took a while sussing out the chimney moves, which went fairly steady in the end
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

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

Bob - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/10 with M. Bullough & S. Brock

dave mann - 2010

efrance24234 - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

stevebarratt - Lead O/S - 2010 with Gareth Watkins

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/09 with Alice

Dave Rumney - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with Sean Roberts

This used to get E2!!! It was then my finest onsight and I gave it 2,5 stars, mainly because I got up it. It is a bit of a sandy grovel really. Shame about the downgrade - it's true though I guess.
wahniel - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Hugh Squire

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

tres bien
danm - 2nd - 16/Jun/09 with grimer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Ru

Fred Sergeant - 2nd dog - 02/May/09 with Jim Holmes

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

khawk - Lead - 24/Jul/08 with DT

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

joe larner - 2nd - 15/May/08

Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with leo

1 rest
galpinos - 2nd dog - 27/Aug/07 with Nick V

Tom Phillips - 2nd - 03/Apr/07 with Jarek

Jarin - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/07 with Tom

greylag - 2nd - 2007

Hidden - 2006

This is E2.
Iggy_B - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with David Bisset

r0b - 2nd - 12/Jun/04 with Mark Humphries

This is E2
Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/97

BillyDavies - Lead - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 1995

mattnuttall - Lead - 03/Aug/90 with Alan Holden

jlancashire - Lead - 1990

Roget - Lead O/S - 1989 with chris jones, jim

Hidden - 1988

johno072 - Lead - 1985

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/83

Mark Kemball - Lead - 05/Aug/77 with Sarah Bridge

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Swotson, mattish2000, Dr Fran (Vagabond MC)

Total votes cast 128
hard E20 of 47
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easy E235 of 47
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