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Chorley Wall

  • 18 - Let`s Do It

    Grade: 4b | First Ascent: -1997
    Rating: 0

    Two metres left of the nose is a crack. Climb this to a scoop, then continue directly to the top.

  • 19 - A Fist Full of Stakes

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1997
    Rating: 0

    Start two metres to the left and climb easily to a crack at half height, then finish up this.

  • 20 - Pale Face Cometh

    Grade: 4a | First Ascent: -1997
    Rating: 0

    Climb over obvious blocks on the left to a ledge at half-height, then follow the leftward-trending crack to the top.

  • 21 - Kissing the Gunner`s Daughter

    Grade: 5c | First Ascent: -1988
    Rating: 2

    A hard route with a subtle and poorly protected start and a strenuous, but well protected finish. Right of Main Wall is a grooved wall, with an obvious hanging crack in the right-hand arĂȘte. Climb a short corner to the base of the crack and gain the crack from the left. Follow the crack strenuously to finish.