Rockfax Description
12m. The superb jamming crack that smacks you in the eye when you enter the quarry, short lived but near perfection whilst it lasts. © Rockfax

FA. Rowland Edwards 1964

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

g1m147 03/Oct Lead


Hidden 03/Oct 2nd
Hidden 03/Oct 2nd
JenShelley 10/Sep 2nd
with John
Hidden 05/Sep Lead O/S
JenShelley 05/Sep Lead O/S
with John
Nick1812P 05/Sep 2nd O/S
with Jake
harry_lewis 05/Sep 2nd
with Fran
chris74 05/Sep Lead rpt

Sam 2nd clean o/s

with sjbrook
Jake Young 05/Sep Lead O/S

Any one happen to pick up my western grit at wiltonfest.

with Nick
franhammond92 05/Sep Lead O/S

Made a bit of a meal of it but got there in the end.

sjbrook 05/Sep 2nd O/S

Stiff route, good lead from Chris, all the practice paid off!

with Chris, PMC
amccann 05/Sep Lead O/S
with bstoker95
Derek Furze 27/Aug Lead
with Duncan Parker
chris74 27/Aug Lead dog

Double dog

with martin
martintom 27/Aug 2nd dog

2nd and fell off need to have another go

robman 21/Jul 2nd rpt


tomB 21/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul Lead rpt
jordan taylor 18/Jul 2nd rpt
martinlevya82 12/Jul Lead G/U
albarnett93 09/Jun 2nd dog
with Ben Selbie, Laura Brown, matt.stevenson
Hidden 09/Jun Lead RP
matt.stevenson 09/Jun Lead O/S
g1m147 04/Jun 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun 2nd
Hidden 30/May 2nd dog
chris74 26/May Lead dog

Fell on first piece of gear. Then lead to top no falls

with Richard
db79 23/May 2nd dog
Hidden 21/May Lead O/S
Trobbo 21/May 2nd
with steve wrigley
fulton333 27/Apr Lead
hilander ??/2015 -
hilander ??/2015 -
Timothy Greenhalgh ??/2015 -
datoon ??/2015 Solo O/S
foostu4 01/Nov/14 Lead
Laurence Everitt 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
john morrissey 27/Sep/14 Lead

Great to do this again after so many years. Brilliant route

with Dave Mann
Hidden 22/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 04/Sep/14 2nd dog
MichaelGallimore 04/Sep/14 -

Fell off on first attempt, pulled rope then led again but with the first two pieces of gear still in place from my previous lead. Surprisingly strenuous! Luxury moves through the upper middle section.

Hidden 19/Aug/14 TR
vinspin 04/Aug/14 Lead dog

One rest

with carl
jordan taylor 12/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead dog
Climbster 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
bantamdave 03/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Andy, Simon
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 03/Jun/14 2nd
with Dave P
AndyPratt88 19/May/14 2nd
with Jim
JimHolmes69 19/May/14 Lead O/S
John Nuttall 05/May/14 Lead
with Geoff
mcb ?/May/14 Lead β
with Dave Mann
colin milton 29/Apr/14 2nd
with shaun l
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
dyno_king ??/2014 Lead O/S
Phil Blue 03/Dec/13 Lead O/S
StuartCJones ?/Oct/13 TR
kkris 03/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Adam
BigTone 26/Aug/13 Lead RP

Ugh. "Piss with rock shoes" said the guy who sent it in approach shoes.

Tom Baird 10/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Fell off while leading then again when seconding. A bad day. I need to learn to jam.

with Matt Baird
Tom Baird 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
with Matt Baird
jamie d ?/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead dog
maria85 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Almost fell off - jams super greasy in hot weather & awkward size for small hands... just made it!

with Jules
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead dog
g1m147 25/Jun/13 Lead
with Mick.
Leo Woodhead ?/Jun/13 Lead β
with Ian W
Danny Crump 23/May/13 Lead
with Richard Vaughan
Nigel Bond 07/May/13 2nd
with David Toon
Vixie 30/Apr/13 2nd dog
Amazoniangirl 19/Apr/13 2nd
tsl42 16/Apr/13 2nd dog

Had to stop to take cam out. Possibly would of come off anyways.

Fragmod 16/Apr/13 Lead
peteramsden ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Mackinclimb 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
coopz1990 02/Mar/13 Lead dog
with Scott Berry
Hidden ??/2013 2nd O/S
Mike Hood 06/Oct/12 Lead
with Alex
Mike Hood 06/Oct/12 2nd
peaker16 06/Oct/12 Lead
Mike Hood 22/Sep/12 TR
Mike Hood 22/Sep/12 Lead
Graeme Hammond 22/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Mike Tutt
Jay-Ast 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 18/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Andy
Hidden 09/Aug/12 Lead rpt
jordan taylor 28/Jul/12 Lead β
Jay C 26/Jul/12 Lead β
with Clay C
Hidden 24/Jul/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Jun/12 Lead
Derek Robinson 18/Jun/12 TR dnf
carl_123 18/Jun/12 2nd O/S
g1m147 14/Jun/12 Lead
with Mick.
mataius 12/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 29/May/12 2nd O/S
wrapped in bacon 29/May/12 2nd O/S
with Murray
stevetheleg 25/May/12 Lead dog
with James Morrison
stemill 24/May/12 Lead rpt

A sensible amount of protection placed this time and much less fannying about!

with Jeff
Darron 24/May/12 -
helenstuart 24/May/12 2nd β
with Mike
climbing son 22/May/12 Lead
helenstuart 22/May/12 Lead dog

I blame the shoes.

with Mike
Hidden 22/May/12 TR
jon_gill1 14/May/12 Lead O/S
nepsoi999 12/May/12 Lead
with nadeem
Amazoniangirl 07/May/12 2nd
barn owl 03/May/12 Lead O/S
with simon Rackley
Alex Munnery 23/Apr/12 TR O/S
Graeme Hammond 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Also 2nded as Rich lead it too

pie_eater_pete 26/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with bwestwood
bwestwood 26/Mar/12 Lead
with pete sargeant
DavidR 24/Mar/12 2nd rpt
virgil 24/Mar/12 Lead

All good stuff. been meaning to do this for years.

with west
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Lunar25 24/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Sophie, Dave LE
jamesrogers ?/Sep/11 -
Jeromecooper 25/Aug/11 -
gw3285 24/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
OliBangbala 18/Aug/11 2nd dog


gregoritos 09/Aug/11 Solo
James Oswald 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Hard for HVS. Really good though! tough and pump

with Greg
stemill 27/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Climbed the first half about six times up and down, once for each piece of gear. Finally ran out of steam and available holds! I'll be back.

with Jeff
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 27/Jul/11 Lead dog
with Ade
Matt Rowat 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jordan
Tony Holdsworth 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Peter Harris
akhughes 14/Jul/11 -
twitch0 03/Jul/11 TR β
with Andrew Wiatr
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/11 TR dog
Rob Davies 28/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Rich
tmawer 18/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with sarah, andrea
Hidden 18/Jun/11 2nd
Shuttsie 18/Jun/11 Lead
psychicbread 16/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Max
chris74 14/Jun/11 Lead dog
with glen
ChrisGreen 13/Jun/11 TR dog
with Carly R
petegunn 09/Jun/11 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd dog
Calder 06/Jun/11 2nd
with Mark
scorky345 06/Jun/11 2nd
Diggler 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
tim20 06/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
AMarchant 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S


mike_harper 19/Apr/11 TR dog
Slaney 16/Apr/11 TR O/S

Did twice clean

Slaney 16/Apr/11 Lead β

Central Crack (Wilton 3)

Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Mar/11 2nd
Jurga 19/Mar/11 2nd
with James
smollett 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with jurga
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
pbphil169 ??/2011 2nd O/S
Simon Rackley ??/2011 -
t8t9t8 ??/2011 2nd dog
with G Williams
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
middlevern ??/2011 -
petegunn 18/Oct/10 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 18/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
melonmike 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Jack Rotheram, Jack Metcalfe
jtree03 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Brother Al
paulwaterhouse 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
bbangbala 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Beuatiful, just a shame it's so short!

with Tom Greenham
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead
Shauna 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jules
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Bob 27/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with G. Macauley
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
kjbix 22/Jun/10 Lead
embob 17/Jun/10 2nd

Surprisingly nice (for quarried grit)!

with Alex
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 30/May/10 TR dog
chris74 27/May/10 2nd

Did this climb as a sub.....very courteous fellow called Nick lead the climb. I poached the 2nd due to his regular 2nd`s shoulder injury .... i was on an adjacent climb and was offered the 2nd.....lay backs fantastic with the safety of seconding!

nickhoward 27/May/10 Lead
with Becki
speedbird104 03/May/10 Lead
tlmarjot ?/May/10 Lead β
with Jon Denniss
Hidden 23/Apr/10 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Bob 17/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with M. Bullough
Chi Cheng 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
ChrisGreen 12/Apr/10 TR rpt
with Craig Q
Hidden 05/Mar/10 2nd rpt
dave mann ??/2010 -
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
philw ??/2010 -
Lunar25 ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Rich Till
wilkie14c 07/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Mark Wilson
Mark Wilson23 07/Oct/09 2nd
mickJ 26/Sep/09 Lead
with mike b
david morse 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S


steven 15/Sep/09 Lead dog
with Brian Hull
nickhoward 12/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/09 2nd O/S
matt0759 29/Aug/09 Lead
with Jerry lewis
Hidden 23/Aug/09 2nd
kevin 18/Aug/09 -
Alex Winter 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S
jiles 11/Aug/09 Lead dog
hellboundblr 07/Aug/09 Lead
with Adrian Goldstraw
Hidden 26/Jul/09 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/09 Lead β
Calder 24/Jun/09 Lead β

Ground up. A superb route.

with Ste
slarty 16/Jun/09 2nd dog

A bit tough for a warm up.

with Liam
steven 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Brian Hull
mickJ 02/Jun/09 Lead
with andy l
Rampikino 01/Jun/09 Lead
with Cat
Dave Foster 30/May/09 Lead O/S

Would be great if it were three times longer.

with Andy
leopet 12/May/09 2nd O/S
with Evan
danm 12/May/09 Lead
Hidden 11/May/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/May/09 2nd
conboy93 ?/May/09 Lead
with Matthew Lovell, Peter Brindle
Calder 26/Apr/09 Lead dnf
with jeffb
dread-i 21/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with dave m.
lewk_c 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
mattish2000 07/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with rob and andy
Hidden 02/Apr/09 TR
Kaiser999 31/Mar/09 Lead
with Dave C
vertical worm ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
mickJ 02/Aug/08 Lead
with paul r
Hidden 22/Jul/08 -
Hidden 30/Jun/08 2nd
khawk 25/Jun/08 Lead
with WH
mickJ 19/Jun/08 Lead dog

dissappointed- have led it clean before

with paul r
galpinos 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt

Prevoiusly seconded year ago. Felt desperate then, didn't feel much easier this time.

with Emily
Timothy Greenhalgh 12/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Andy B
OffshoreAndy 07/Jun/08 2nd
with Works Simon
chrishedgehog ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with James
Rob Davies ?/Jun/08 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 30/May/08 Lead
clive-greenwood 30/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mark PJ
mickJ 20/May/08 Lead
with paul r
NeilGriffiths 20/May/08 2nd
with Adam
mickJ 15/May/08 Lead
with mike b
Stig 08/May/08 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead RP
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
stuc ??/2008 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Shad ??/2008 2nd
greylag ??/2008 2nd
John Southworth 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Alex Jakubowski
Chris Lyon 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Whitehead
Hidden 06/Sep/07 2nd rpt
PenJD 06/Sep/07 Lead O/S
gregoritos ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with gav ?
adec73 31/Jul/07 Lead dnf
with tom benfield, ste swifty, matt aspden
Hidden 30/Jul/07 2nd dnf
Hidden 14/Jul/07 TR dog
climbingpixie 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with James/Dan
Hidden 14/Jul/07 2nd O/S
psychicbread 15/May/07 2nd O/S
with Max
DavidR 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/07 2nd
Tony Little 02/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with match
Cameron13 09/Oct/06 2nd dog
dread-i 11/Sep/06 TR dog
with dave m.
Taffa ?/Sep/06 TR dog
with Rick Ginns
jpreston 25/Jul/06 Lead O/S

HVS 5a

with andrew coulton
Whitt 31/May/06 Lead RP
with Tom
Hammy 04/May/06 Lead
with Joe Gittens
robman 03/May/06 Lead O/S

first proper jamming crack, nice finish. cam eater though

tomB 03/May/06 2nd dog
Dom Whillans ?/May/06 -
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 25/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Gareth Mayhead
Rob Davies ?/Apr/06 Lead

Green at this time of year

with Phil Ashton
kms ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 2nd rpt
kingholmesy ??/2006 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ??/2006 Lead dog
with John Turner
Johann ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Charlie Boscoe
SteveM ??/2006 -
Kyuzo ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Richard Scott
Hidden 08/Aug/05 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Aug/05 Lead
ChrisGreen 18/Jul/05 TR
mattish2000 ?/Jul/05 Lead dog
with Nick
A Crook 20/May/05 Lead O/S
jonnyboy 11/May/05 Lead O/S

hard work

with Simon
Mark Riley ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Stuart Greenall
Si dH ?/Jul/04 2nd dog

Want to go back and lead this now Im good enough, nice route.

with Kane Chandler
Hidden ?/Jul/04 TR rpt
Apharri ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Rob Davies ?/Jul/04 2nd
with Miles - Leicester, Charles Kinniburgh
Mark A Humphries 17/Jun/03 Lead RP

Had tried this route when I first started climbing without success until I learnt how to jam!

rob.grafton 09/Apr/03 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Adam Lincoln ??/2002 Lead
mcb ??/2001 Lead O/S
Trobbo 29/Aug/00 Lead
with bill clarke
jsw1 13/Feb/00 2nd O/S
with Dave Hopkinson
nick bamber ??/2000 -
innesmac ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ?/May/99 -
Carl Smethurst 10/Apr/99 Lead rpt
with Ian Pickles
Neil Conway ??/1999 2nd O/S
with Steve Hardy
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1998 2nd
Chris Reid 10/May/97 Lead O/S
nai ?/Apr/97 2nd
with Paul Horan
Hidden ?/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Roget 29/Apr/95 Solo O/S
with baccy
Hidden ??/1995 -
BillyDavies ??/1995 Lead
Hammy 28/Aug/94 Lead
with Pete Robinson
Hidden 14/Jun/94 Lead
neilh ??/1994 -
CBA ??/1993 -
Tony Little 21/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Merk
Hidden 20/Aug/92 Lead
Hidden 15/May/92 2nd
mattnuttall 15/May/92 Solo β
whispering nic ?/May/92 Solo
with Graham Iles
keefe 20/Sep/91 -
mattnuttall 01/Sep/91 Lead β
Hidden 02/Aug/91 Lead
Carl Smethurst 30/Jun/91 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles
Mick King 08/May/91 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
mattnuttall 23/May/90 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
Nick Rundall ??/1990 Lead O/S
mik1miller ??/1990 Lead O/S
with derek johnson
jlancashire ??/1990 -
BigHairyIan 26/Apr/89 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/88 2nd
BigHairyIan 24/May/87 Lead O/S
with Pete Hodson
goi.ashmore 10/May/87 Lead O/S
with Dean Frost
Hidden 16/Apr/85 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/84 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/84 Lead
GordonHart ??/1983 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 18/Oct/82 Lead
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
Hidden 22/Jun/82 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 27/May/82 Solo
Hammy 07/May/80 Lead
with Rob Lawson
Hammy 17/Apr/79 Lead
with Jonathon Stacey
Hammy 01/Nov/78 Lead
with Ian Conway
Hidden 30/May/78 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/78 2nd
Mark Kemball 10/Aug/77 Lead
with Sarah Bridge, George Mumford
GeoffG 03/Mar/77 Lead
Hidden ??/1971 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/67 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/66 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/66 Lead
Dave Westby ??/1965 Solo
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