Central Crack*** HVS 5a
[Constable's Overhang Area, Wilton 3, Bolton Area, Lancashire, 2 kb]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.

Photo: Constable's Overhang Area, Wilton 3, Bolton Area, Lancashire © SLB
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 321 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/14 with Ruth Buckberry

Great to do this again after so many years. Brilliant route
john morrissey - Lead - 27/Sep/14 with Dave Mann

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/14

AnitaClimb - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/14 with Brian

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.
MichaelGallimore - 04/Sep/14

Hidden - TR - 19/Aug/14

One rest
vinspin - Lead dog - 04/Aug/14 with carl

jordan taylor - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/14

First fall on gear! Good confidence builder, also first successful hand jam, despite the fall.
elskorupa - Lead dog - 12/Jul/14 with Jordan Taylor

Climbster - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Elliot, Jordan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/14

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - 2nd - 03/Jun/14 with Dave P

AndyPratt88 - 2nd - 19/May/14 with Jim

John Nuttall - Lead - 05/May/14 with Geoff

mcb - Lead β - May/14 with Dave Mann

colin milton - 2nd - 29/Apr/14 with shaun l

Frank the Husky - 2014

dyno_king - Lead O/S - 2014

Phil Blue - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/13

StuartCJones - TR - Oct/13

kkris - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Adam

Ugh. "Piss with rock shoes" said the guy who sent it in approach shoes.
BigTone - Lead RP - 26/Aug/13

Fell off while leading then again when seconding. A bad day. I need to learn to jam.
Tom Baird - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/13 with Matt Baird

Tom Baird - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/13 with Matt Baird

jamie d - Lead - Aug/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jul/13

Almost fell off - jams super greasy in hot weather & awkward size for small hands... just made it!
maria85 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Jules

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Jun/13

g1m147 - Lead - 25/Jun/13 with Mick.

Leo Woodhead - Lead β - Jun/13 with Ian W

Danny Crump - Lead - 23/May/13 with Richard Vaughan

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 07/May/13 with David Toon

Vixie - 2nd dog - 30/Apr/13

Amazoniangirl - 2nd - 19/Apr/13 with James Turton

Had to stop to take cam out. Possibly would of come off anyways.
tsl42 - 2nd dog - 16/Apr/13

Fragmod - Lead - 16/Apr/13

Mackinclimb - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

coopz1990 - Lead dog - 02/Mar/13 with Scott Berry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2013

Mike Hood - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with Alex

Mike Hood - 2nd - 06/Oct/12

peaker16 - Lead - 06/Oct/12

Mike Hood - TR - 22/Sep/12

Mike Hood - Lead - 22/Sep/12

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/12 with Mike Tutt

Jay-Ast - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12

climbingpixie - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/12 with Andy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/12

jordan taylor - Lead β - 28/Jul/12

Jay C - Lead β - 26/Jul/12 with Clay C

WillCass - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/12 with Lee

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/12

Derek Robinson - TR dnf - 18/Jun/12 with Mark Collins

carl_123 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/12

g1m147 - Lead - 14/Jun/12 with Mick.

mataius - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12

wrapped in bacon - 2nd O/S - 29/May/12 with Murray

stevetheleg - Lead dog - 25/May/12 with James Morrison

A sensible amount of protection placed this time and much less fannying about!
stemill - Lead rpt - 24/May/12 with Jeff

Darron - 24/May/12

helenstuart - 2nd β - 24/May/12 with Mike

climbing son - Lead - 22/May/12 with Rachel Turton

I blame the shoes.
helenstuart - Lead dog - 22/May/12 with Mike

Hidden - TR - 22/May/12

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 14/May/12 with Gemma Gill

nepsoi999 - Lead - 12/May/12 with nadeem

Amazoniangirl - 2nd - 07/May/12 with James Turton

arbarnes - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with simon Rackley

Alex Munnery - TR O/S - 23/Apr/12

Also 2nded as Rich lead it too
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Richard Williams

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 26/Mar/12 with bwestwood

bwestwood - Lead - 26/Mar/12 with pete sargeant

DavidR - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Holly Adamthwaite

All good stuff. been meaning to do this for years.
virgil - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with west

Hidden - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11

Lunar25 - 2nd rpt - 24/Oct/11 with Sophie, Dave LE

jamesrogers - Sep/11

Jeromecooper - 25/Aug/11

gw3285 - Lead - 24/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11

pumpy!
OliBangbala - 2nd dog - 18/Aug/11 with Ben bangbala

gregoritos - Solo - 09/Aug/11

Hard for HVS. Really good though! tough and pump
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Greg

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.
stemill - Lead dnf - 27/Jul/11 with Jeff

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead dog - 27/Jul/11 with Ade

Matt Rowat - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Jordan

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

akhughes - 14/Jul/11

twitch0 - TR β - 03/Jul/11 with Andrew Wiatr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Jun/11

tmawer - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/11 with sarah, andrea

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/11

Shuttsie - Lead - 18/Jun/11 with Andrea Sales

psychicbread - Lead dog - 16/Jun/11 with Max

chris74 - Lead dog - 14/Jun/11 with glen

ChrisGreen - TR dog - 13/Jun/11 with Carly R

petegunn - Lead - 09/Jun/11 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jun/11

Calder - 2nd - 06/Jun/11 with Mark

scorky345 - 2nd - 06/Jun/11 with Tim Oates

Diggler - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11 with andyob, Calder

tim20 - Lead - 06/Jun/11 with sam corcoran

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

Cracking
AMarchant - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Ally Hurst

mike_harper - TR dog - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead β - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/11

Jurga - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with James

smollett - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with jurga

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

adie84 - 2011

pbphil169 - 2nd O/S - 2011

Simon Rackley - 2011

t8t9t8 - 2nd dog - 2011 with G Williams

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

middlevern - 2011

petegunn - Lead - 18/Oct/10 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Jack Rotheram, Jack Metcalfe

jtree03 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Brother Al

Beuatiful, just a shame it's so short!
bbangbala - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Tom Greenham

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Shauna - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Jules

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Bob - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/10 with G. Macauley

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

kjbix - Lead - 22/Jun/10 with Gary Caswell

Surprisingly nice (for quarried grit)!
embob - 2nd - 17/Jun/10 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - TR dog - 30/May/10

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!
chris74 - 2nd - 27/May/10

nickhoward - Lead - 27/May/10 with Becki

speedbird104 - Lead - 03/May/10 with Pilksbanana

tlmarjot - Lead β - May/10 with Jon Denniss

Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/10

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

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Joe Dobson

ChrisGreen - TR rpt - 12/Apr/10 with Craig Q

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Mar/10

dave mann - 2010

efrance24234 - 2010

pie_eater_pete - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

philw - 2010

Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 2010 with Rich Till

wilkie14c - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/09 with Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson23 - 2nd - 07/Oct/09 with Paul blanchard

mickJ - Lead - 26/Sep/09 with mike b

SPA
david morse - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

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

nickhoward - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with kevin wheatley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/09

matthias13 - Lead - 29/Aug/09 with Jerry lewis

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/09

kevin - 18/Aug/09

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with J. Iles-Smith

jiles - Lead dog - 11/Aug/09 with alexzander89

hellboundblr - Lead - 07/Aug/09 with Adrian Goldstraw

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Jun/09

Ground up. A superb route.
Calder - Lead β - 24/Jun/09 with Ste

A bit tough for a warm up.
slarty - 2nd dog - 16/Jun/09 with Liam

steven - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Brian Hull

mickJ - Lead - 02/Jun/09 with andy l

Rampikino - Lead - 01/Jun/09 with Cat

Would be great if it were three times longer.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Andy

leopet - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with Evan

danm - Lead - 12/May/09

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

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/09

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

Calder - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/09 with jeffb

dread-i - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/09 with dave m.

lewk_c - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Nick Lyons

mattish2000 - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/09 with rob and andy

Hidden - TR - 02/Apr/09

Kaiser999 - Lead - 31/Mar/09 with Dave C

vertical worm - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/08

mickJ - Lead - 02/Aug/08 with paul r

Hidden - 22/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/08

khawk - Lead - 25/Jun/08 with WH

dissappointed- have led it clean before
mickJ - Lead dog - 19/Jun/08 with paul r

Prevoiusly seconded year ago. Felt desperate then, didn't feel much easier this time.
galpinos - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/08 with Emily

Timothy Greenhalgh - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/08 with Andy B

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Works Simon

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with James

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/08

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 30/May/08 with Mark PJ

mickJ - Lead - 20/May/08 with paul r

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 20/May/08 with Adam

mickJ - Lead - 15/May/08 with mike b

Stig - Lead O/S - 08/May/08 with Chris

John Postlethwaite - Lead RP - May/08 with liam

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

stuc - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2008

Shad - 2nd - 2008

greylag - 2nd - 2008

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Alex Jakubowski

Chris Lyon - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Tom Whitehead

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Sep/07

PenJD - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07 with Duncan Martin

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with gav ?

adec73 - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/07 with tom benfield, ste swifty, matt aspden

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 30/Jul/07

Hidden - TR dog - 14/Jul/07

climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with James/Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07

psychicbread - 2nd O/S - 15/May/07 with Max

DavidR - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/07

Tony Little - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/07 with match

Cameron13 - 2nd dog - 09/Oct/06 with alex@home

dread-i - TR dog - 11/Sep/06 with dave m.

Taffa - TR dog - Sep/06 with Rick Ginns

HVS 5a
jpreston - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/06 with andrew coulton

Whitt - Lead RP - 31/May/06 with Tom

Hammy - Lead - 04/May/06 with Joe Gittens

first proper jamming crack, nice finish. cam eater though
robman - Lead O/S - 03/May/06 with John mason

tomB - 2nd dog - 03/May/06 with Rob Boyle

Dom Whillans - May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/06

Carl Smethurst - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/06 with Gareth Mayhead

kms - 2006

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 2006

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2006 with SteveOc

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead dog - 2006 with John Turner

Johann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Charlie Boscoe

SteveM - 2006

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/05

ChrisGreen - TR - 18/Jul/05

mattish2000 - Lead dog - Jul/05 with Nick

A Crook - Lead O/S - 20/May/05 with Neil Griffiths

hard work
jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 11/May/05 with Simon

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Stuart Greenall

Want to go back and lead this now Im good enough, nice route.
Si dH - 2nd dog - Jul/04 with Kane Chandler

Hidden - TR rpt - Jul/04

Apharri - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Dave Wharton

Had tried this route when I first started climbing without success until I learnt how to jam!
Mark A Humphries - Lead RP - 17/Jun/03

rob.grafton - Lead - 09/Apr/03 with Bruce

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/02

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2002

mcb - Lead O/S - 2001

Trobbo - Lead - 29/Aug/00 with bill clarke

jsw1 - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/00 with Dave Hopkinson

nick bamber - 2000

innesmac - Lead - 2000

Hidden - May/99

Carl Smethurst - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/99 with Ian Pickles

Neil Conway - 2nd O/S - 1999 with Steve Hardy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1999

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 10/May/97

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/96

Roget - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/95 with baccy

Hidden - 1995

BillyDavies - Lead - 1995

Hammy - Lead - 28/Aug/94 with Pete Robinson

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/94

neilh - 1994

Hidden - 1993

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/92 with Merk

ChrisJD - Lead - 20/Aug/92 with Simon

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/92

mattnuttall - Solo β - 15/May/92

whispering nic - Solo - May/92 with Graham Iles

keefe - 20/Sep/91

mattnuttall - Lead β - 01/Sep/91

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/91

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/91 with Ian Pickles

Mick King - 2nd - 08/May/91 with Pete Hankinson

mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 23/May/90 with Alan Holden

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1990 with derek johnson

jlancashire - 1990

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/89

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/88

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 24/May/87 with Pete Hodson

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 10/May/87 with Dean Frost

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/85

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/84

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/84

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1983

Mark Kemball - Lead - 18/Oct/82 with Paul "Curly" Williamson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/82

Mark Kemball - Solo - 27/May/82

Hammy - Lead - 07/May/80 with Rob Lawson

Hammy - Lead - 17/Apr/79 with Jonathon Stacey

Hammy - Lead - 01/Nov/78 with Ian Conway

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/78

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/78

Mark Kemball - Lead - 10/Aug/77 with George Mumford, Sarah Bridge

GeoffG - Lead - 03/Mar/77

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1971 with FMC

Dave Westby - Solo - 1965

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