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Restricted Access

Wilton 3 is owned by Bolton Gun Club with agreed times for shooting and climbing - live firing takes place and it is vital that climbers understand and follow the agreed access arrangements. A new approach has recently been agreed – please see the ‘access’ section below for details as the old approach through the front gate is no longer possible.

Climbers have priority on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Shooters have priority on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and if shooting, red flags will be flying around the top of the quarry as well as on the approach.

On shooting days when the red warning flags are not in place, climbers can access the quarries, but if shooters arrive later, please pack up and leave as soon as safely possible. 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 stop. If shooting is taking place on a climbing day, enter the quarry using the route detailed in the ‘access’ section below and approach the shooters hut along the newly landscaped path (which takes you safely behind the line of fire). Politely ask the shooters to stop and allow them a reasonable amount of time to clear up.

Climbers have an additional day in Wilton 3 on Mondays compared to Wilton 2 & 4. If the neighbouring gun club are using Wilton 2 but Wilton 3 is not being used, climbers can still use Wilton 3, provided that they do not climb the routes on Orange Wall (i.e. routes between Twin Cracks and Orange Corner inclusive). On these days, climbers must not pass the fence on the ridge between Wilton 2 and 3 or descend past it.

14m.

Rockfax Description
An arresting little number up the once-pegged crack in the back of the bay. Plod up the lower wall to a rest below the overhang. Once composed attack the slanting, fierce and fingery crack that splits the bulge. High in the grade and one of the hardest around back in the day. © Rockfax

FA. Rowland Edwards 1962 FFA. Hank Pasquill 1973.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , Trad climbs for sport climbers , Definitive *** Lancs Grit , Northern Rock's Historical Routes

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User Date Notes
Andy Farnell 7 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Fantastic route. Technical and well protected with a very butch finish. Look at the FA date, it must have been one of the hardest routes in the country when it was first climbed.
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βeta: Fantastic route. Technical and well protected with a very butch finish. Look at the FA date, it must have been one of the hardest routes in the country when it was first climbed.

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Consolation Prize

Grade: E5 6a ***
(Wimberry Rocks)

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