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The left-hand side of the cliff has a series of short steep walls with routes that make up in impact what they lack in stature. Many of the climbs tend to be quite fierce for their given grade, but they don't go on too long!
Access - Shooting may take place here on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays so please avoid these days EVEN IF THERE IS NO SIGN OF ANY SHOOTERS.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Arete Not
8m. The short wall and arete on the far left.
 HS 4a
2
Concrete Crack
The thin and technical crack is gained from the right. The gear is good, but only if you can stop to place it!
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Technical
Banned
Pumpy
E2
3
Cement Mix
The shallow crusty groove left of the main angle could have done with a bit more cement to hold it together!
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Banned
Pumpy
E1
4
Tossers Wall
8m. Despite the name the technical wall just right is there for anybody who has the required talent!
 
Technical
Fluttery
E4 6b
5
Short Corner
The groove on the right-hand side of the wall has a stubborn exit (old peg runner).
 
Technical
Banned
E1
6
Start
The shot holes??'lead to a grassy exit up a corner.
 
Banned
Diff
7
Boomerang
Climb onto a shelf at 3m then take the slab rightwards and finish through a notch.
 
Banned
Diff
8
Puss Soldiers
8m. Another (un)attractively named and (un)popular desperate, the lac k of gear being only part of the reason!
 
Technical
E4 6b
9
Shallow Groove
The shallow left-facing groove is worth seeking out, being well-protected, quite technical and pretty steep.
3 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Banned
HVS
10
Shallow Green
Pad rightwards up the slab to a peg, pull rightwards through the small overhang to a welcome jug then finish up the centre of...
3 user comments
 
2 Stars
Banned
Fluttery
E2
11
Shukokia
The groove and ensuing thin crack-line give good climbing to a tough exit through the overlap.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Banned
E3
12
Kung Fu
The crack leads to a deep slot and then a steeper finish.
 
1 Stars
Banned
HVS
13
Misunderstandings
8m. The left-hand of a pair of scalloped recesses give a delicate pitch, get your belaying calls sorted before you start.
 E1 5b
14
Roopy Roo
8m. The right-hand set of scoops are similar but easier.
 HVS 5b
15
Median Crack
10m. An awkward fissure leads to the ledge. Finish direct.
 HVS 5a
16
The Bod
Despite being awkward the shallow left-facing corner-groove is worthwhile.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Banned
E1
17
Disappearing Aces
Also known as Ace of Spades. Despite good climbing the vicious leaning groove sees little attention, hence the herbage!
 
1 Stars
Technical
Banned
E3
18
Tweeker
Climb the crack of Throsher then traverse out left and pull into an awkward groove. Up this to a peg then make crucial moves to...
 
2 Stars
Banned
Fluttery
E3
19
Throsher
The crack up the right-hand side of the face is the best VS hereabouts. Nice climbing, fine positions and good protection...
4 user comments
 
2 Stars
Banned
VS
20
Ledge and Groove
Climb to the ledge then banzai round the exposed arete and climb the crack and groove.FA Ray Evans (aid) 1964
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Banned
Fluttery
E1
21
The Axe Wound
The well-brushed wall on the right of the recess. Only short but savagely technical. Possibly unrepeated since the loss of a...
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Technical
Banned
Pumpy
Crimpy
E6
22
The S-Groove
The compelling sinuous groove in the pale wall at a lower level. Originally climbed with side runners at E5 6c; it has now been...
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Technical
Banned
E7
23
Frostbite
Steep climbing up the corner past a low overlap.
 
1 Stars
Banned
E2
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  • Latest Comments

    For WILTON 2

    Wilton Wall
    "Bench mark E2 5c, very good climbing though." 14/Jun

    The Bod
    "Nice little climb and a little cleaner having seen a few ascents this year. Anot..." 25/May

    The Bee
    "my first ever E1 lead, scary but that was a long time ago" 20/May

    Falling Crack
    "Highly amusing, with no hard moves." 20/Jun

    Cement Mix
    "Pretty good route actually! Pumpy and steep with a classic Wilton top-out involv..." 23/May

    Shukokia
    "Some care required with placing gear at the top! Owch!" 04/May

    Wilton Wall
    "What a fantastic route! Beautiful climbing. Should be better known, but I'm qu..." 23/Apr

    Wilton Wall
    "Splendid! Considerably more amenable and less draining than it looks, with some ..." 20/Sep

    Throsher
    "Top route, and steady at the grade" 06/Aug

    Throsher
    "An excellent, steep, well-protected VS" 14/Jul

    Wilton Wall
    "very good climbing, amazing pro. quite pumpy up until the last move but extremel..." 23/Apr

    Throsher
    "An easier version of central crack in three" 22/Feb

    Concrete Crack
    "very soft for E3, quite technical though. Gear low down easy to place then plac..." 08/Jul

    The Bee
    "A little gem of a route. Feels committing moving left off the ledge but once you..." 19/May

    The Axe Wound
    "May well be harder and unrepeated since loss of crucial foothold" 28/Aug

    Shallow Green
    "That should be "*** and a definite flutter symbol" =)." 26/Aug

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