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

Wrinkled Wall Area

  • 60 - Atlas

    Grade: | First Ascent: (1979-83)
    Rating: 0

    From the top of the sloping-topped block step across and ascend directly up the centre of the square buttress.

  • 61 - Whacker`s Wall

    Grade: | First Ascent: (1965-74)
    Rating: 0

    Start just left of the overhanging corner. From a short groove, climb the wall and turn the second of two overhangs on the left.

  • 62 - Amen

    Grade: | First Ascent: (Pre-1965)
    Rating: 2

    A classic gritstone chimney/crack with superb holds. Climb straight up the overhanging corner-crack. The final three metres are very steep.

  • 63 - Sobeit

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: -1982
    Rating: 1

    Start just right of the right arĂȘte of the corner and move up and left to the arĂȘte. Then climb this directly on its right-hand side.

  • 64 - Wrinkled Wall

    Grade: 4c | First Ascent: (Pre-1965)
    Rating: 0

    As for Sobeit, but avoid a move left by continuing directly up the wrinkled face and passing an overhung ledge.