Constable's Overhang

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Dead ahead when you enter the quarry is the striking hand-fissure of Central Crack and to its left the fierce finger-crack that gives the sector its name. There are other good climbs here across a spread of grades.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Slime Chimney
Sustained and awkward, the rift just round the arete is usually misnamed, though if not then stay well away. Exit right at the...
4 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
Banned
Graunchy
HVD
2
The Grader
The superb thin crack in the left wall of the bay is approached from Slime Chimney. It gives sustained jamming and is "much...
4 user comments
 
3 Stars
Banned
Pumpy
Crimpy
E3
3
Lightning
12m. The steep cracks in the wall to a ledge on the right, Swing left and sprint up The Grader to finish.
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3 5c
4
Thunder
The steep and awkward groove is most difficult above the resting ledge at two-thirds height. More traffic would help.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Banned
Pumpy
E1
5
Constable's Overhang
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...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Banned
Pumpy
E5
6
Nameless Edge
The long and sustained groove that runs up the right-hand side of the recess containing Constable's Overhang gives a worthwhile...
 
1 Stars
Banned
HVS
7
Slipshod
Climb the right wall of the long corner then make worrying moves around the exposed right arete to gain the easier upper...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Banned
Fluttery
E1
8
Green Slabs
Climb the groove as far as a block then follow the rocky steps, and assorted elegant ferns, up past the 'roost' then leftwards...
 
Banned
VD
9
Pulley
Climb the groove and exit rightwards to a slab. Continue up the blocky groove until it is possible to escape out left.
 
Banned
S
10
Block and Tackle
Tackle the broken blocky groove, passing a ledge just below the top, hopefully without too much trouble. Currently very...
 
Banned
VD
11
The Arete
The clean-cut arete is pleasant enough.
 
1 Stars
Banned
VS
12
Central Crack
The superb jamming-crack is sadly short-lived but near perfection whilst it lasts. The crucial thin lower section (5b for...
7 user comments
 
3 Stars
Banned
Pumpy
HVS
13
Crack and Slab Variant
Climb the flake to a good ledge and from its right-hand side continue up cracks to a finish just round the arete.
1 user comment
 
1 Stars
Banned
VD
14
Acendveass
12m. Layback the right arete of the wall to the good ledge then finish up the cracks on the left.
 VS 4b
15
Crack and Slab
A nice beginners' route. Start right of the blunt arete that bounds the wall and climb a crack to the right-hand end of the...
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Banned
VD
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    Kay
    "Finally put my spade were my gob is and cleaned this up early 2010. A very good ..." 03/May

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    "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

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    Forked Cracks
    "More like 5a at the start" 28/Jul

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