WILTON 3


On the crest of the hill above the deep slash of Wilton 1 are three more quarries, numbered from left to right 4, 2 and 3! Number 4 is short, overgrown and unpopular, but both 2 and 3 are well worth a visit and, because of their proximity to each other, a useful day can be spent between the pair of them. The rock is not the most impressive but the routes are more friendly than Wilton 1 and especially of interest if you operate in the green and orange grade zones. Wilton 2 tends to have the harder routes, offering steep, fingery and challenging climbing whereas, in Wilton 3, there are more routes of an amenable angle and grade. The well-battered areas below the Orange and Rappel Walls is an indication of how popular these areas are with supervised groups; be prepared to share the objects of your desire!

Routes

47 trad routes (D...E5)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
Orange Wall
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
18
Trad
Early morning sun
Uphill

3 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access

No climbing on Wed, Fri and Sun

Constable's Overhang
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
15
Trad
Morning sun
Uphill

3 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access

No climbing on Wed, Fri and Sun

Rappel Wall
No buttress descriptions have been included yet.
14
Trad
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

3 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access

No climbing on Wed, Fri and Sun

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  • Latest Comments

    For WILTON 3

    Kay
    "Finally put my spade were my gob is and cleaned this up early 2010. A very good ..." 03/May

    The Grader
    "a brilliant route for the wilton quarries! tough but protectable and very involv..." 25/Apr

    Slipshod
    "I'd go for three stars. Got to be one of the best routes in the quarry - great d..." 04/Jun

    Forked Cracks
    "Bit stiff to start but its all there if you look. Pleasant route although very m..." 21/May

    Shivers Arete
    "Not that I've done many to compare but this felt very soft for E1 with the peg a..." 14/Jul top50

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