The Grey Wall

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Morning sun
5 mins
Uphill
Sheltered

The tall right-hand end of the Grey Wall rises from behind a heap of grassed-over quarry spoil. All the routes start indifferently but things improve dramatically on the better rock above the mid-height break. Here are as fine a set of hard finger-cracks as you will find anywhere - though the emphasis is on the word 'hard'.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Life in the Fast Lane
20m. Climb to the iron spike then continue to the crusty break (fast enough for you yet?) and climb steeply to Western Terrace....
 
Loose
E2 5c
2
Patience
24m. Climb to the spike then traverse right to a constricted ledge (possible stance with peg belay in a floral groove). Climb...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
HVS 5a
3
Dracula
14m. The steep leaning groove is climbed boldly past the stepped overhangs. Its bark is at least as bad as its bite and the...
 E2 5b
4
Western Terrace
The long diagonal ledge system is followed throughout with a step down just before its end and an exposed exit up the left-hand...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
S 4a
5
Vampire
10m. The left-most crack rising above Western Terrace gives a short but pumpy pitch that can form a natural extension to...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3 6a
6
Spike
The right trending crack gives good climbing past two pegs and a pair of small recesses to a final taxing sequence near the...
1 user comment
 
Pumpy
Crimpy
E4
7
Run Wild, Run Free
Climb boldly rightwards to the base of the crack then gallop up it by fierce climbing with an especially pushy central section.
 
3 Stars
Technical
Crimpy
E6
8
Ego Trip
Up to it? Step right to access the parallel cracks then follow them with escalating difficulty to mid-height and an easier...
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Pumpy
Crimpy
E5
9
K.P.
From the ledges on Frightful Fred climb through the blocky slot
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E6
10
Josser
The last finger-crack is another good one. From Frightful Fred climb the shallow groove and crack past a couple of small...
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
E5
11
Frightful Fred
Wandering, though with good and bold climbing. Take the chimney to ledges and a peg belay on the right (8m). Climb up and right...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS
12
Adrenaline
Despite a poor start the upper groove offers superb unrelenting climbing; just keep pushing on and the holds and runners keep...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
E4
13
Chocolate Girl
This arduous outing takes the lower of a pair of thin cracks in the pillar right of Adrenaline. Climb to the cave then exit...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
E7
14
Gigantic
The right-hand crack was neglected by the aid climbers, leaving it pristine and thin! Climb a flaky crack in the right-hand...
 
2 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Crimpy
E8
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  • Latest Comments

    For WILTON 1

    Wombat Chimney
    "Finish is solid and reasonably clean at the moment." 31/Aug

    Cameo
    "I thought the gear was bomber, tricky bits always separated by rest ledges, and ..." 11/Jun top50

    Cheat
    "pretty standard for E3 5b. how hard you think will depend how many times you ch..." 12/May

    Fingernail
    "Tried this today, struggled to get off the ground the left start is a lot harder..." 21/May

    Chocolate Girl
    "Apparently reachin the crack is the crux, and the 'four pegs' might be better de..." 24/Mar

    Adrenaline
    "Reclimbed the other day by T.Dunn after the loss of the flake hold at the base o..." 10/Aug

    Supercrack
    "superb - would be a total classic if it didnt get so dirty. E3, despite some of ..." 19/Apr

    999
    "Would be worth 3* if it wasnt so dirty..." 13/Apr

    Max
    "probably is E3 (for being sustained) though low in the grade. start is not serio..." 05/Jul

    999
    "The crux is the bottom. The top is easy." 20/Jun

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