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.

14m.

Rockfax Description
The classic of the quarry. From Falling Crack, swing right to the thin seam in the smooth face and climb this with difficulty as it develops into a shallow groove, then to ledges and an easy escape. The Direct Start is also 6a and adds to the pump. © Rockfax

FA. Ken Powell 1964 FFA. Hank Pasquill 1969.

Ticklists

Lancashire's Finest , ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List , World Graded List , Ultimate E3 ticklist , Wilton wanderers , Chris H's 100 Mega Classic Trad , Definitive *** Lancs Grit , McCoys Homestyle trad , Northern Rock's Historical Routes

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Fiend 20 Sep, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Splendid! Considerably more amenable and less draining than it looks, with some great moves. Fans of gastons and rock-overs will be in their element. Very well protected with Peenuts in particular.
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βeta: Splendid! Considerably more amenable and less draining than it looks, with some great moves. Fans of gastons and rock-overs will be in their element. Very well protected with Peenuts in particular.
Andy Farnell 4 Apr, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Absolute all time classic. The direct start is 6a and adds to the oveall experience.
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βeta: Absolute all time classic. The direct start is 6a and adds to the oveall experience.

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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest
White Slabs Bunt

Grade: E3 6a ***
(Wilton 1)

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