Rockfax Description
Another great route at a (slightly) more amenable grade. The next long crack-line gives excellent climbing with sustained and well-protected moves and a more difficult (or at least more pumpy) section to reach the top. © Rockfax

FA. Les Ainsworth 1966

Ticklists: Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Classic Wilton Workout, Wilton wanderers.

Hidden 26/Sep/17 Lead rpt
Alice Thompson 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Miles
Brannock 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Pumpy, but thinking climbing

Martin Haworth 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Robin Nichols 08/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with robin
monkeyman79 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with Rick Kerr
Lenny 31/May/17 Lead O/S

Great route.

with Tom
JendeHoxar 26/May/17 2nd rpt
with Flavio
Flavio 26/May/17 Lead O/S
Elliot King LC&CC 25/May/17 Lead dog

Foot slipped took a small fall?! Was getting quite pumped on this route was a little panicky and wasn't looking for feet placement outside the central Crack made it hard work for myself! Bloody idiot really as I didn't use one single bridge! Prat! Top section is the crux if you ask me!

with Mike bullough
GPN 21/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/17 2nd rpt
ClimbCJH ?/May/17 2nd O/S
jackob 24/Oct/16 TR

Phil lead, mike cleaned the route and i top roped it, one to have a go at leading in the future but not easy!

with Phil, Mike
phil64 24/Oct/16 Lead

great bitch quite commiting lower with sustained top.

with jack, mike cox
Hidden 01/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Scott Quinn 25/Sep/16 2nd O/S

happy to second Chris on this as the top out was slimey & an exercise in grass pulling! good route though

CMoore 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Good climbing. Nasty top out.

tunnah 25/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Jonny Nick 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 10/Aug/16 Lead rpt
UnkArl 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Looking at it from the ground you can tell it's going to be pumpy and the gear is pretty good - it was and it is. Topping out in the rain was a bit spicy!

with Debbie
markfairbank 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
samrad 17/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dominique
Hidden 17/Jun/16 2nd
JendeHoxar 06/May/16 Lead rpt
with John Rogers
john_mx 06/May/16 2nd
MichaelGallimore 28/Apr/16 Lead dog

Taking practice falls.

JendeHoxar 27/Apr/16 2nd rpt

Took ages fetching out a wire in a strenuous position and still managed to make the sequence afterwards

with Mike
JendeHoxar 13/Apr/16 Lead dog
with Mike
MichaelGallimore 13/Apr/16 2nd rpt

Felt as sustained as last time

Hidden ??/2016 -
Mike Hood 09/Oct/15 Lead
with Ben
Martin Davies 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Amazing, totally pumped at top, loads of great gear, just totally boxed! Good holds too, problem is too pumped to hold them :)

with Ollie Lister
NickJH 13/Sep/15 2nd rpt
with LiamG
Jake Young 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Bernie
Bernie L 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
The Grist 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Unknownbiker 05/Sep/15 2nd
with Roger
Hidden 28/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 28/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Swotson 13/Aug/15 Lead rpt

I had to work hard for this, but was rewarded. Remembered that crucial little footholds would help with the ascent. Dead chuffed to get this clean after just one other ascent 3 years ago on a second.

with Ian Athroll
Rachel S 15/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Combined tactics!

with Andy M
Tom.Priestley 06/Sep/14 TR O/S

With Calum Muskett at Wiltonfest

Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd
John Southworth 27/Jul/14 Lead
with Alex Messenger
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
RCrockford 16/Jun/14 2nd
with Mike B, Charlie
JimHolmes69 14/May/14 Lead O/S
with AndyPratt88, Pete Brindle
AndyPratt88 14/May/14 2nd dog
with Jim
masa-alpin 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S

I found this route was pretty steady, particularly with use of jamming, and very well protected - E1?

with Max C
BigTone 27/Sep/13 2nd dog


Derek Kenyon 14/Sep/13 Lead β

I knew I'd fine it tough, not a climb to warm up on, still a top route which keeps coming right to the end and well worth doing.

with Alan Dixon
Dave Turnbull, BMC 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ian Carr
Dave Musgrove 20/Aug/13 2nd

A quick top-rope flash at the end of the day. Nice climb.

with Roy Healey, Terry Holmes
Danny Crump 14/Aug/13 2nd
with Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S

first e2!

Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
metal arms 25/Apr/13 Lead dog

Rested near the top then couldn't do the top out in the rain so scuttled off up the big muddy crack and ledges on the right.

Hidden 21/Oct/12 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Mike Hood 10/Sep/12 TR
khawk 26/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with DT
nick bamber 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Swotson 31/May/12 2nd O/S

Sustained, but possible to get rests. Would need to feel confident if I ever tried leading it. Gear good.

with Tony Madden
Chi Cheng 24/May/12 Lead O/S
with Nathen Foster
nepsoi999 22/May/12 Lead O/S
with pete
Graeme Hammond 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant :)

Stone Idle ??/2012 -
bigbirdflying 31/Jul/11 2nd
with Dean
Tony Holdsworth 14/Jul/11 Lead β

Previously seconded Dan

with Peter Harris
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 27/May/11 2nd O/S
with Dan McKinlay
Rich Guest 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Awesome route, which didn't turn out to be the fight i'd envisaged near the top. Very constant and sustained at the grade. Loved it!

Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd rpt
fr4nk 22/Apr/11 TR
lrandall 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Pumpy and with a pretty manky top-out which almost spat me off. Loads of gear tho and very enjoyable moves.

with Mandy
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
middlevern ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
akhughes ?/Oct/10 -
PeteH 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Adam Lincoln 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Arran Deakin
clive-greenwood 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
nic42 03/Jul/10 2nd dog
with Jack
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead rpt
DavidR 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
lukehunt 23/Jun/10 Solo rpt
khawk 13/May/10 Lead O/S
with DT
datoon 13/May/10 2nd O/S
with K
JulesV 09/May/10 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Shauna 09/May/10 2nd O/S
with Jules
Toby Dunn ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
stevebarratt ??/2010 Lead
Rachel S 13/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
mike reed 13/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Dave Rumney 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Sean Roberts
khawk 05/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with DT
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
mattish2000 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Nick H
Hidden 09/Jun/09 2nd
Andrew1 09/Jun/09 Lead
Tom Phillips 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with karl
Fred Sergeant 02/May/09 2nd dog
with Jim Holmes
Seymore Butt ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Ian Fenton
jmarshall 21/Sep/08 TR dnf

last climb of the day arms too tied for the laybacking 2/3 the way up

with richard barcock
khawk 15/Jul/08 Lead
with DT
ksjs 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S

quite pumpy, good moves all the way, top out felt a bit 'scrabbly'

Stig 01/Jul/08 Lead β
with Greg
tlmarjot ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Freeman
Tom Phillips 11/May/08 Lead O/S
with leo
Snorfalorpagus 11/May/08 2nd dog

Tricked by Karl into thinking we were doing the VS to the left.

with Karl Waterhouse
Leofallon 11/May/08 2nd
dave mann ??/2008 Lead rpt
Rich Kirby 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Craig Smith
Tony Little 05/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with steve
Hidden 05/Jun/07 2nd dog
datoon ??/2007 Lead O/S
nige ?/Oct/05 Lead
with dave kells
Hidden 12/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead RP
phardman 08/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Teresa
Hidden ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/99 Lead O/S
SR1970 ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/96 Lead O/S
tapley ??/1995 2nd
neilh ??/1994 -
mattnuttall 01/May/93 2nd O/S
with Alan Holden
Neil R 07/Jul/92 2nd
with Mark
mattnuttall 09/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with Matthieu Mounier
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
Derek Ryden ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Glynne Andrew
Martin Bennett 18/Jul/83 -
with Ron
Hammy 26/May/81 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
Mark Kemball 21/Aug/79 Lead
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