This site is a digital copy of the 1997 BMC guidebook to rock climbing in Lancashire

States Wall

  • 30 - Utah

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: -1978
    Rating: 0

    From the arĂȘte left of the deep corner traverse past a pointed block to below a small inverted triangular niche. Go up to this, then move diagonally right to a large ledge. Gain the flake above and exit on to a sloping ledge, then go up to the long ledge and peg belay on the right. Abseil descent.

  • 31 - Colorado

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1978
    Rating: 0

    From the base of the deep corner climb the short wall on the left to the large ledge. Move up to an awkward sloping ledge above and continue up a short V-groove to the long ledge.

  • 32 - Blind Alley

    Grade: 5a | First Ascent: -1987
    Rating: 1

    Start just right of the corner and climb the wall to a square niche. Step right and pull through the centre of the overhangs above, finishing up a shallow corner to the long ledge.

  • 33 - California

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1978
    Rating: 0

    Climb the wide crack on the right to the overhang, then pass this on its right to a ledge above. Traverse left to the peg belay.