Climbs 41
Rocktype Grit (quarried)

Faces NE

Jonny in Wilton 4 © Jason123

Crag features

Short bouldery routes on one side and slabby routes on the other. Recent cleaning efforts have improved landings and topouts on the left section, meaning all of the Sanction Wall routes can be approached in the modern highball style, with multiple pads and spotters. Many of these are now clean and in a climbable state for the first time in three decades.

The quarry is green but fairly fast-drying. There is also a good bouldering circuit with some stiff challenges up to font 7C.

Approach notes

Lies just before the corner at the top of the scout road. Further up than Wilton 2 and 3. Wilton 4 is shared with the gun club. Climbers have priority on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. On other days climbers may use the quarry but should make way if shooters arrive.

Restricted Access

Wilton 2 and 4 are owned by Bolton Rifle & Pistol Club with agreed times for shooting and climbing - live firing takes place and it is vital that climbers understand and stick to the access arrangements.

In W2 and 4, climbers have priority on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On days when shooters have priority (and the red warning flags are not in place), climbers can access the quarries for climbing, but they should leave at the shooters request. Please try to avoid the temptation of assuming that the ranges are not being used until at least mid-afternoon. On days when climbers have priority, the shooters can use the sites if climbers are not present when they arrive. However, if climbers arrive, shooting must cease. Please allow them a reasonable time to clear up.

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
1SallyVS 5c 2
2Teacher's CrackE4 6c *1
3Hell's BellsE5 6b **2
4White HorseE4 6b 1
5HaigE2 6b *1
6Johnnie WalkerVS 5a 10
7Long JohnVS 5c 5
8Neat WhiskeyVS 6a *11
9DimpleVS 5b 4
10Mort SubiteE5 6c  
11GlenfiddichHVS 5b *1
12Suspended in CryonicsE5 6c  
13100 PipersHS 4a  
14Cutty SarkHVS 5b 2
15Lady IceE5 6b *2
16Cold EmotionsE4 5c 4
17Inverted TriangleHS 4a *5
18Dewar'sHS 4a 1
19Vat 69VS 5a 3
20Clan DewS 4a 1
21Central AvenueHVS 5a 1
22Cossack CrackE2 5b *4
23SmirnoffVS 4c 1
24MartellE2 5c 5
25Dry CaneE2 5c 4
26Gordon'sS 4a 12
27EKU 28E3 5c *16
28CokeS 4a 4
29BacardiS 4a 21
30Pasty ManVS 4b 2
31Pedestal CrackD 12
32DaiquiriD 15
33MildS 4a 8
34CiderD 17
35BitterD 26
36The Lancashire Levitatorsf6A  
37The Renaissance Man *
f7B+ 4
38White Russain *E3 5c *3
39Human Wave *E1 6a 1
40Aperol Spritz *E2 5b 1
41The Ballard of John Axon *f5+ 1
* Climbs listed in red are waiting to be checked by a crag moderator, and may not be accurate.

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