Climbs 171 – Rocktype Grit (quarried) – Altitude 260m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
An excellent venue all year round, with many areas drying very quickly after rain. Can get very hot (and midge ridden) in Summer.

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Access notes
Approaching from Wilton Quarries, follow Scout Road for about three kilometers. Brownstones is on the right behind a row of cottages. Please be careful when parking as cars travel quickly around the bend.

Lancashire Bouldering (2014), Western Grit (2009), Lancashire Rock (1999),
Out of print: Western Grit (2003)

Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGrade
2warlon's wallf5 4b 8
3somersaultf5+ 4c 18
4DC10f7A 1
5Test Piecef5+ 5a 44
6Magic Circlef4+ 4b 75
7Amphitheatref3 14
9Pocket Hole Wallf3 *120
10Obscenityf5+ 5b 94
11Ridiculous Dynof7A+ **7
12Ridiculous Eliminatef7B 10
13Bunnie's Dilemmaf3 2a 50
14The Pockf3 5a 22
15green wallf6A 5b 21
16short cornerf3 24
17Slab Directf3 4a 121
18Tiptoef4 4b 58
20dezis wallf5 4c 11
21Grass Groovef4 d 26
22beanof6A 6a 25
23bittof6A+ 5c 22
24Boopersf6B 6a **40
25Dezeritf6A 5b *65
26Dezertion Sit Startf7A+ **7
27Dezertion Eliminatef7B 6c 7
28Dianef4 vd 81
29finelinef5+ 5c 48
30Blurt Variantf6A 5b 27
31Blurtf4+ 5a 105
32Haltf3+ 4a 72
33The Prowf5 4c 35
34Delicatessenf5 4b 36
36The Thrutchf4 39
37Don't play out in the darkf4 *8
38Applef4 4b 33
39Groovyf4 4a 52
40Noddy's Crackf5+ 5c **65
41Wall Climbf6A 5c 23
42Climber and Ramblerf4+ 4a 70
43Ramblerf3 d 58
44The Nosef3 24
45Arurf4 4b 21
46Unjustf6A 6a 57
47Unpinchedf7A+ 3
48Unjusticef7A *5
49Unjust Dynof7B+ ** 
50Corn Mantelf5 5b 123
51HopperVD 4c 125
52Scraperf5 5b 79
53Degree Crackf4 5a *120
54Directissimaf5+ 5c *173
55AnalogueS 4c 135
56Fraudf5 5b *117
57Fraudulent Slipf6A 6a *28
58Digitationf5+ 5c **124
59Ash Pit SlabVD 306
60Ash Pit Slab DirectS 4a *175
61Ash Pit Traversef4 5a **117
62ash pit traverse lowf6B 5c 30
64NexusS 4c 187
65The Nexus Dynof6C ***16
66one hand wallyf6B 6a 4
67Alec Analf7C+ 7a ** 
68Lancashire Pothotf7A+ 6c 8
69Wibblef5 4c 18
70The Chimneyf5 4c 28
71Parabola Directf6A 6a 30
72Parabola Superdirectf6B+ 5c 3
73Parabolaf5 5b *46
74Pigswillf7A+ 6c *34
75Pigswill Sit Startf7A ***17
76PPf7A+ 6b 4
77Parr's Crackf5+ 5c *103
78Hank's Wallf7A 6c *26
79Right Hand Hankf7B+ 6c **1
80Laybackf5 5b *141
81Alanaf6A 6a *16
82Haskit Left-handf5+ 5c *64
83Haskit Right-handf5 5b 64
84Pinch Wallf6C 6b 5
85DragnetS 4c 106
86Infernof5 4c 38
87traditional mantelf6C 6b 5
88Vertigof4+ 4a 25
89Way Downf4 4a 21
90Gullible's Travelsf6A 6a *17
91Crooked Crackf4 4a 22
92Little Manf4 4a 27
94Butchf6A 6a 3
95Jerryf5 5a 8
96Tomf5 5a 7
97Y Frontf4 4a 6
98Finger Crackf5 5c 3
99The Latchf6A  
100The Lockf5+ 5c 3
101The Keyf5 5c 4
102Crackhorsef7A+ 6c **1
103Groundhogf7A 6b *8
104Groundhog Start Sitstartf7B 6c *5
105The Young Pretenderf7A 1
106Billf4+ 2
107Cracklef4+ 2
108Normaf5+ 1
109Impof6A 1
110Dylan aka Grand Theftf7A+ 1
111Lazarusf5+ 1
112Cremulatorf5+ 1
114Lifelinef6C 3
115Lifeline sitstartf7B 6b **3
116Big Mufff7A+ 6b **5
117Varf5+ 5c 7
118Hardlinef6A+ 1
119heartlinef5+ 5b 3
120Faintlinef6A 1
121Thunderf7B 1
122Ninja Fingerf7A+  
123The Slanterf5+ 3
125Dave's Other Routef6A+ 1
126Knepf6A 1
127Butt Endf6B+  
128Stop Buttf6A+ 5c *5
129Rusty Wallf6C 6b ***5
130Coltf7C *** 
131Black Wallf6B 1
133P's Podf6A  
135Dave's Routef6A  
136Midge Attackf5 2
138Herniaf4 5a 203
139Lobotomyf4 5a 132
140Slimerf5 5b *177
141Brownstones CrackVD 233
142Moss WallS 4c *129
143Verdi RampS 4b *114
144Verdi CornerS 4a *114
145Verdinandf6A 6a 16
146Verdigrisf6A 6a *54
147Verdi Wallf4 5a *122
148Two Step left-handf5 5b 136
149Two Step Variantf5+ 17
150no stepf6C 6b 9
151Two StepS 4b *150
152MantelstrungD 110
153dynostrungf6A 8
154dynamic eliminatef6A 6a 9
155pinch eliminatef6C 6a 4
156Chockerblock Cornerf3 83
157Fanny's your Auntf4 9
158Bobs your Unclef4 7
159Muddy WallS 4c *103
160Muddy Aretef5+ 5c *58
161Between an Arete and a Slabf4+ *5
162Wet CornerVD 98
163Slab VariantVD 74
164The I.L.T. Dynof6C 6b 4
165Muddy (aka Niche) Traversef6C 9
167Watery AreteS 4c 76
168Wet Footf4 5a 32
169Splashf6A 5b 10
170Splishf5+ 4c 20
171Sploshf6A 5b 14
172The Cornerf5+ 5a 13
173Piddlef6A 5c 4
174Middlef6A+ 5c 5
175Riddlef6A+ 5c 4
176Ponderf5 4b 13
177Pondulef3 2a 27
178Pond Traversef6A 5c **31
179Little Wall *V1 5a 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.
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Polish spoils this venue for me.
glaramara - 15/Sep/14
Soloing with a matt in some areas at Brownstones along the quarry, is really fun, espiecially when your mates are underneath carring moving around with the Matt to keep it under you !!
Rhino - 16/Jun/09
Midge city on summer evenings like Wilton, especially the pool area
Orfio - 09/Apr/08
Sorry, that should be
GCW - 12/Aug/07
New online interactive Wiki guide plus loads of videos at
bentley's biceps - 15/Apr/07
The full topo can be found in the massive bible, beast of a book that is Lancashire Rock. Excellent problems though, can get very busy
Uncle Jim - 16/Jun/03
Not a bad little spot, although can be somewhat of a sun trap if the weather\'s nice. Take your suncream - I didn\'t and paid the price ! A range of problems (not found any topos yet, so it\'s a case of take someone who knows the place, or just have fun and create your own). A few of the landings are a bit rough; a mat is useful. I have a load of photo\'s of the place - if you drop us a line I will email them to you. Cheers
Matt - 05/May/02