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.

JimHolmes69 28/Sep Lead O/S


AndyPratt88 28/Sep 2nd RP
with Jim
Jacob Bloodworth 20/Sep Lead O/S
NickJH 13/Sep 2nd rpt
with LiamG
Andy Peak 1 06/Sep Lead

Hvs at most! My arse

with Andrew Deckon
Mark Grist 06/Sep 2nd
Dan Mckinlay ?/Sep Lead O/S
JenShelley 06/Aug 2nd dog
with Mike
MichaelGallimore 06/Aug Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Aug Lead

Neil kindly went up to place 1st couple of runners. Lots of gear (small cams etc.), decent rests, so hard E1 seems right, but I nearly fell off near top.

Derek Furze 30/Jul 2nd

Cold, damp and dirty, but great climbing somehow! Definitely E2!

with Duncan Parker
GPN 18/Jul Lead O/S

Very good and definitely E2.

redshapedfriday 18/Jul 2nd dog
drolex 24/Jun 2nd
with JohnJ
John Jefferies 24/Jun Lead O/S
with Alex B
TraverseKing 21/Jun -
TraverseKing 21/Jun -
TraverseKing 16/Jun -
TraverseKing 16/Jun -
TraverseKing 16/Jun -
j.buckley87 04/Jun Lead O/S

Great route and very enjoyable, requires more thinking than central route and probably easier to fall off, so would say it should be E2

TraverseKing 23/Apr -
TraverseKing 23/Apr -
Leo Woodhead 15/Feb Lead rpt

Repeat ascent. Wet conditions, slimy and lots of fun!

with Joe Hook
ben1987 30/Sep/14 2nd
tmawer 28/Sep/14 Lead rpt

About 38 years since I last led this....still good!

with Bram
BTphonehome 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Tony
DavidR 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Wilson 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Matt Nuttall
mattnuttall 07/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Andy Wilson
Climbster 26/Jul/14 2nd RP

2nd go, after dropping the starting sequence

with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

This felt about right for a mid grade E2 for me.

with Matt
Leo Woodhead 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S

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!

with Ian W
Mark Grist 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Alan Barnes
Robb Bert 25/Jun/14 -
Stig 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Definitive E2 5b. Why would anyone think otherwise? Would be a bit easier if ever clean. Very good though.

with Greg
Hidden ??/2014 AltLd
masa-alpin 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Good moves - I liked it!

with Max C
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Diggler 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Easy E2 but bloody awkward.

with Calder
Calder 10/Jul/13 2nd
with Mark
akhughes 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Elliot France
pie_eater_pete 10/Jun/13 Lead β
with bwestwood
bwestwood 10/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
nepsoi999 22/May/12 Lead O/S

Interesting great route

with pete
stumbler555 16/May/12 Lead O/S

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.

Clay C 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Jay
Jay C 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Clay C
Adam Lincoln 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Meg
kjbix 27/Jul/11 Lead
lancashirelass 27/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with kjbix
Tony Holdsworth 14/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Peter Harris
JYates 02/Jul/11 2nd
with Paul Coxon
PeteH 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great route. Bit minging in places, unfortunately, but the necessary holds were clean, plenty of bomber gear and sustained interest without being too tough.

with Jude Harvie, Noel Peatfield
khawk 30/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with DT
Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

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

Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Bob 17/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with M. Bullough & S. Brock
dave mann ??/2010 -
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
stevebarratt ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Gareth Watkins
dannyboy83 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Alice
Dave Rumney 05/Jul/09 2nd
with Sean Roberts
wahniel 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S

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.

with Hugh Squire
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead O/S
John Southworth 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
danm 16/Jun/09 2nd

tres bien

with grimer
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ru
Fred Sergeant 02/May/09 2nd dog
with Jim Holmes
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
khawk 24/Jul/08 Lead
with DT
tlmarjot ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Freeman
joe larner 15/May/08 2nd
Tom Phillips 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with leo
galpinos 27/Aug/07 2nd dog

1 rest

with Nick V
Tom Phillips 03/Apr/07 2nd
with Jarek
Jarin 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Tom
greylag ??/2007 2nd
Hidden ??/2006 -
Iggy_B ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S

This is E2.

with David Bisset
r0b 12/Jun/04 2nd
with Mark Humphries
Mark A Humphries 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S

This is E2

with Andy
Hidden 25/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
BillyDavies ??/1997 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
mattnuttall 03/Aug/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
jlancashire ??/1990 Lead
Roget ??/1989 Lead O/S
with chris jones, jim
Hidden ??/1988 -
johno072 ??/1985 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/83 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 05/Aug/77 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
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