Rockfax Description
A rare thing indeed, a Wilton slab - what else? High in the grade; thought by some to be better and bolder than Cameo. Climb the centre of the lower slab to the sandy break then continue up its centre to enter the shallow open groove splitting the upper face. Follow this by sustained moves. © Rockfax

FA. Hank Pasquill 1967

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Kimmie 14/Sep 2nd
JdotP 18/Jul Lead O/S

Confession: I stuck my finger through the peg and pulled on it...

with Doctor Deadwood
Brannock 09/Jul Lead O/S

E1, interesting moves, big run-out in the middle

Elliot King LC&CC 25/May 2nd O/S

Tough start mantelshelf and some delicate technical climbing with little protection E1 5b imho

with Mike bullough
Hidden 24/May/16 TR
JendeHoxar 16/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Tom
Derek Furze 09/Jul/15 2nd
with Duncan Parker
davewsargent 19/Apr/15 2nd
jshields 19/Apr/15 Lead

Thought this was possibly slightly harder than Cameo, though it was pretty dirty, E1 5a, would seem fair.

bennidavies90 02/Oct/14 TR
kkris 17/Sep/14 TR O/S
with self belay
mcb 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Great route, doesn't let up till yer stood on top. Small Wires for first half up to groove.

with Dave Mann
Leo Woodhead 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S

It's a shame that this doesn't get more traffic. If it was clean it would be lovely especially as it's a bit of a novelty, a quarried grit slab! Nice moves if a little bold but never desperate. Go on give it a try, the cleaner it is the better it will be!

with Ian W
GeorgeClimbs 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S

clean onsight, the left side of the chimney was slightly wet, but apart from that it was a good, albeit hard climb (maybe E1 ??)

NickstaDB ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
TraverseKing 10/Mar/13 -
dchovs 03/Mar/13 TR
dchovs 27/Feb/13 TR
efrance24234 26/Jun/12 2nd dog

In the rain... A0 Firstly i sliped off the start and ended up on my arse. Then pulled on the peg at the top.. very wet tho

Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/12 Lead O/S
g1m147 22/May/12 2nd
with Mick.
MichaelGallimore 01/Apr/12 2nd β

Nice boulder problem at the start, after that a very creative climb with tiny footholds. Take micro nuts.

with Pete
pchaplin 01/Apr/12 Lead
Graeme Hammond 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt

2nded/top-roped first after Jim gave up on this and finished up 999. Quite good hard (one 5b move? from the jug to enter the chimney) sustained climbing, had to dig a few of the placements out with a nut key, plus one low side runner and still felt E1

with Jim
Jim Slater 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Hmmm..not sure how this got graded HVS. Hard move into the chimney above very poor gear. Tried to lead but got frustrated and scooted off up 999. Definitely E1 and hard E1 at that.

Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
kk_cheung 13/Jul/11 TR
Mike_Bottom 27/Jun/11 TR O/S
wheelo 24/May/11 TR
with chris g
ChrisGreen 24/May/11 TR O/S

This is never HVS 5a, much harder in my view.

with John W
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Lunar25 05/Mar/11 TR O/S
with Titi, Gedas
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Remus
hellboundblr 11/Jul/10 TR dog

1 rest.

with Adrian Goldstraw
kjbix 16/May/10 Lead
with Mike Colinson
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
Lunar25 ??/2010 Lead O/S
dave mann ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/09 2nd
Tom Phillips 11/May/08 2nd
with leo
Leofallon 11/May/08 Lead
greylag ??/2008 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 2nd O/S
kingholmesy ??/2006 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Jul/04 Lead

Dodging over to groove to get side-runners but still seems hard for grade

with Miles - Leicester, Charles Kinniburgh
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 TR O/S
Martin Bennett 21/Jun/01 -
with SW
Hidden ??/1991 Lead
Enty ??/1988 -
Hidden 06/Sep/84 Lead
Martin Bennett 20/Jun/84 -
with Mick Donnelly
GordonHart ??/1984 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 07/Jul/82 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 13/Apr/80 Lead
tmawer 16/Jul/77 Lead O/S
with Andy
Paul Clarke ??/1973 AltLd
with FMC
Dave Westby ??/1963 Lead
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High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 33
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 32
Votes cast 29
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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Flashed (β)
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