Gates of Perception*** E4 6a
[was it sec or third, 3 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
24m. Take the first section of The Golden Tower then attack the sustained hairline crack just right of the arete. Excellent climbing in a fine position and high in the grade. In Western Grit the numbers of Gates of Perception and The Golden Tower have been switched on the topo. Gates of Perception follows the left-hand line higher on the tower. © ROCKFAX

FA. Dave Knighton 1978

Ticklists: Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Ultimate E4 ticklist.

Photo: was it sec or third © brian cropper
View all 2 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

datoon - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/15 with K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14

finished up the L arete, which seemed logical. Cleaned out the top crack on the RHS too, and looks like another good move to finish on the RHS of the arete. Would be a better line without the option to go left.
switch - Lead β - 22/Jun/14 with John S

Got to bracken clump.
erictant - TR dnf - 12/Aug/13 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

khawk - Lead RP - 13/Apr/13 with DT

khawk - Lead dog - 02/Mar/13 with DT

Got clean on second try. Went too far right at the top on first go.
Jacob Bloodworth - Lead G/U - Aug/12

Stone Idle - 2012

JulesV - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Shauna Cunningham

In gathering darkness
Brown - TR O/S - 12/Aug/09 with John

datoon - Lead dog - 23/Apr/09 with K & RT

nige - Lead β - 25/May/04 with dave kells

D Tempest - TR - 31/May/99 with Rick

Hidden - TR RP - 13/Sep/95

finished up ledges on the left side of the arete
Roget - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/94 with jon

whispering nic - TR - 1992

Nick Rundall - 2nd dog - 1990

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1990 with gary deane, derek johnson

Mike Owen - 16/Apr/89 with Tim Lowe

Mark Kemball - Lead - 04/Aug/82

Hidden - 2nd - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:

Total votes cast 29
hard E50 of 12
E50 of 12
easy E57 of 12
hard E41 of 12
E44 of 12
easy E40 of 12
hard E30 of 12
E30 of 12
easy E30 of 12
hard 6b0 of 10
6b0 of 10
easy 6b0 of 10
hard 6a0 of 10
6a10 of 10
easy 6a0 of 10
hard 5c0 of 10
5c0 of 10
easy 5c0 of 10
3 Stars6 of 7
2 Stars1 of 7
1 Star0 of 7
0 Stars0 of 7
Bag of .....0 of 7
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat
Clean G/U
Clean RP