Brilliant route, polish and loose rock not as bad as expected. good protection!
Dave Pen - AltLd - 25/Sep/15
Meh. 9/10 for adventure (inc dead bird), 3/10 for climbing. Lead both pitches.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/15 with Gareth
Wayne S - AltLd - 29/Aug/15 with Dale
The Gorgon is slain. No problems today (led P2) and a most enjoyable route. Though perhaps over effected by the polish on P1 and birds (living or otherwise) through- out for the full 3rd star.
D Berry - AltLd - 29/Aug/15 with Wayne S
as one pitch
Palmer - Lead - 16/Aug/15 with Andrew Mackie, paul renwick
P1. Glassy, but straightforward. Maybe 3* decades ago, not so much now.
cdpuk - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Peter Neden
James Lowe - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Fran
franhammond92 - AltLd - 08/Aug/15 with James Lowe
1st pitch. The memories!
Ewan Russell - AltLd rpt - 02/Aug/15 with Keeves, Halla
Hidden - 02/Aug/15
Wayne S - 25/Jul/15 with Dale
Led P1. Abbed off after a shower came at the wrong time, to make the prospect of damp polish not at all appealing.
D Berry - AltLd dnf - 25/Jul/15 with Wayne S
robgixer - 2nd - 25/Jul/15
Vanessa Simmons - 2nd - 22/Jul/15 with Mike I
Piers Harley - 18/Jul/15 with Jeremy Windsor
A lovely climb,only marred by a dead bird in the first pitch which was starting to smell quite bad!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/15 with steve moore
mky77 - 2nd - 17/Jul/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/15
davewsargent - Lead - Jul/15 with pete bush, andy neath
1st Pitch, watch out for the dead bird in the crack 5m up!
Jackwd - AltLd rpt - 25/Jun/15 with Charley Fell
charley - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/15 with JackD
gavinpeach - AltLd rpt - 12/Jun/15 with Hellen
kushan.vyas - Lead O/S - Jun/15
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2015
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Max Pendleton
Easy climbing with great exposure. Some loose bits and much bird poo on p2 makes the route engage most senses.
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Stranger
DaveHall246 - AltLd rpt - 03/Aug/14 with Kevin Mulligan
john max - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Debora Nada
Led both pitches and thought it was a rather easy going VS. Lovely and whenever it's polished there are alternative holds available. Good gear and the top is just a scramble.
Aline - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Peak Climbing Club Sheffield
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/14
philboy - AltLd - 09/Jul/14 with matt g
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/14
still good despite the polish - moves right on first pitch are enjoyable. me p1, 2*
jmills94 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with colin
OK.Not worth 2 stars. Crux is first couple of moves.
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Mynydd Paul Justin
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/14
Led pitch one
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14
the power - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with deacon
keith leonard - 2nd - 03/Jun/14
georgenvk - Lead O/S - 18/May/14
BoulderyDave - Lead O/S - 17/May/14
mike mo - 2014
cymjt - 2014
Lead P2. Not too polished, Nice moves in a fine position.
BenedictIEP - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Vicky Jennings
Lead first pitch... Would be worth three stars if it wasnt for all the bird poo
vix - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Ben
Unfortunately, this is no longer a high-quality route. There are 1-star routes at Wildcat (Matlock) that are better than Medusa. In its current state it is dirty, vegetated, extremely polished, and very smelly (thanks to lots of raven sh** and 1 dead bird). Still has some good bits, though.
djones66 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Stve mc D
3 stars no way. Reasonable route though.
Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Tom Woods
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13
Second Pitch, worth doing.
sting - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with kwaidy
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/13
Tamati - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13
JRigby - 2nd - 13/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Jul/13
Duncan 88 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13
Has this become even more polished in the year since I last did it?
JHiley - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/13 with Zuzana
dr_botnik - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Jack D
Good route, especially for the vain as they can check themselves out in all the polished holds!
Jackwd - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Rob Smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/13
Hoyes - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Dave W, Liz W
Wayne S - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Rob
Lead pitch 2. First pitch is better than it looks.
James Oakes - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Bill Lawrence
robblowen - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Wayne
Bill Lawrence - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with oaksi2
sopaz - AltLd - 25/May/13 with Mackie
didnt feel like a classic, small section on pitch 2 was really nice, lower pitch was poor...
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/13 with Phil Marsh
john lynch - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Lewis Andrew
dr_botnik - 2013 with Paul
In 2 pitches. P2 is easier but better. Lots of fossils.
JHiley - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Carla
Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Nick
Nick1812P - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Jake
CRiddiford - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Jem
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12
CarlaJG - 2nd - Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/12
DannyK - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/12 with Katie
Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Mike
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/12
nick ferro - 28/Jul/12
Dan P1, Me P2. First pitch is a little bit tougher, but the whole seemed straightforward for the grade. Not a three star route (only my third Peak lime trad route, so maybe this is in an indication that my expectations are too high).
treg - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Dan Osbaldeston
DanOsb - 26/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 22/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/12
Claimed the onsight as virtually no recollection of it from previous ascent. Led both pitches. First few metres were the toughest.
Becky E - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Rosa Vilaseca
augustus trout - 2nd - 13/May/12 with Jo Sayers, Mark Furniss
stoo2k - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12
Hidden - 24/Mar/12
cragtyke - AltLd - 11/Mar/12 with Ross
First Trad route on Limestone, so found it pretty hairy but very glad the 2nd pitch is quite steady
Deezel65 - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12
Fragmod - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12
Hidden - 2012
admackie - 2012
neilh - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
I led pitch 1, Dave P led pitch 2.
tsjx - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/11
First led this climb in the 1970s. Jeremy Clarkson would have declared it as a 'damp track' today. We climbed it cleanly and efficiently but without much joy. Both of us preferred Mealystopheles - which we enjoyed after lunch.
Falko - AltLd rpt - 23/Oct/11 with Al W.
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/11
Cool stuff. Led 2nd pitch. Failed to find the iron spike (tip - its not in the grass!) so had to use a tree. Done in the rain and polish made absolutely no difference, try climbing at Stoney!
Joe Costello - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Matt
Led first pitch, slightly damp but dried out quick and didn't really make any difference. Great route, massive holds all the way.
mattwyles1 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Joe
daveyji - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Linda Williamson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/11
Great climb in a superb situation
Andrew Lodge - AltLd - 22/Aug/11 with Steve
Led P2. Protected it entirely with hexes. Great.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with J-Ro
John led both pitches
staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with John Lewis
Led P1. Nice fossil on the chockstone at the belay.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11
Led Both Pitches
John Lewis - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Stacy
minaturechris - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Barra
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11
jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Chiris Fox
Very Polished...! Top climb though..Defo 3 stars..!
Mike Hegarty - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/11 with Phil Craven
Polished to buggery but awesome 1st multi-pitch
philip1984 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Mike Hegarty
polish only a problem on a couple of moves, felt solid
caradoc - AltLd - 03/Jul/11 with john b
Did in three pitches. Sam had no problems really, but I forgot my harness.... doh!
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 18/Jun/11 with Sam James
Sam James-Louwerse - 2nd - 18/Jun/11 with Alan James - UKC
P1: Rachel, P2: Chi
Chi Cheng - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Rachel Stater
lead pitch 1
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Chi Huo Cheng
Helen untied frome the rope on the belay had to absail to rescue!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 02/Jun/11 with H washbrook
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/11
Hidden - Lead - 21/May/11
biobuild - 2nd O/S - 18/May/11
madasten - 2nd - 02/May/11 with Miquel
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/11
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/11
marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Mel, Andy Shep
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11
Straight up to Via Vita belay and finished up 'The Sinister Sinish. In one pitch.
metal arms - Lead - 09/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11
RiverRoam - 2nd β - 03/Apr/11 with Martin Wing
jacob first pitch,me second
buxtoncoffeelover - AltLd - 28/Mar/11
eazyclimbing - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/11 with hoppo
Led pitch one. Excellent route! Shame about the polish on the start of the first pitch. Luckily the second pitch made up for it.
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Andy
Mal Grey - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Lovely big shiny holds. Got to love your own reflection...
NB Pixel - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Richard Haszko
Dizz - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Simon P
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10
joese7en - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10
GrantB - 15/Aug/10 with El Bailos
Luke lead first 18m pitch with me finishing off the route leading the second pitch 24m. This was my first ever multipitch climbing experience.
shkinitrep - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/10 with luke preston
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 04/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/10
Haszko - AltLd - 03/Jul/10 with James Salter
1st pitch into Via Vita belay. V.pleasant.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Ben Hull
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/10
BW - 1st pitch
SP - 2nd pitch
Steve J P - AltLd - 20/Jun/10 with BW
1st pitch: bw
2nd pitch: sp
Bernie Wylde - AltLd - 20/Jun/10 with sp
five - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with TW
Fantastic!!!! one of the best peak lime routes i've done. The polished is no where near as bad as the guide implies and never affects the climbing. Spent ages not finding the mentioned spike in the guide at the top and end up belaying on solid rock on the last ledge, so either it was hidden in the grass or has been removed as it is unnecessary. Led the Hex-tastic brilliant second pitch :) THREE STARS!!!!!
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Richard Williams
tigertim - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with James Noble
Brannock - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Annette
Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/10
Trobbo - AltLd - 20/May/10 with tony hulme, martin bennett
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10
jon bradley - AltLd rpt - 15/May/10 with Huw Howells
Me P1, Danny P2.
hellboundblr - AltLd - 15/May/10 with Danny Smudge
Bron - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10 with Jez, Tom Stahl
bigphil - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Mark and Mike
Nice but very polished.
DannyK - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/10 with Christos
chrislgk - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/10 with Danny
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010
I led the first pitch, then got rained off
MartinWilliams87 - Lead O/S - 2010
rich_hw - AltLd O/S - 2010
Ken Taylor - 2010
nickcanute - 2010
MikeDowsett - Lead - 2010 with Kris Scheinkonig
spqr - 2nd - 27/Sep/09 with Roger
Katie Marshall - AltLd - 20/Sep/09 with Pete Mac
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/09
very polished, I did 2nd pitch
climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Brian
Ken led 1st pitch, I led 2nd pitch
Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Ken T
jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/09
A good lead!
Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/09 with Clare
led 1st pitch, polished, vegetated and loose.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Charles Moreton
cem - AltLd rpt - 22/Aug/09 with Kirill Spiridonov
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/09
daveinedale - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/08
Brown 1st pitch, I led 2nd.
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Brown
dashitboarder - 2nd - 03/Aug/08 with Dad
Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/08
gazfellows - AltLd - Jun/08 with shaun d
led 1st pitch. Scared big raptor off nest. Reported unfortunate event to bmc.
Alfredo - AltLd - May/08 with Ben H
b.hayley - AltLd O/S - May/08
Led first pitch
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Alan Smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/08
daveagriff - Lead - 2008
dan66 - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/07 with Rory Guy
Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/07 with Nick Willis & John Buchan
Led 2nd pitch. We were disappointed by this route, perhaps we've been spoilt by Wildcat!
Whealiebob - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Terry
led bottom pitch. certainly the poorest 3 star route i ever climbed, loose holds everywhere, too polished, just not good. try a wildcat 1 star, its 20 times the quality.
Milne - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Dave
Matt led 1st. I led 2nd. Very polished, loose limestone.
jonny_098 - 2nd β - 29/Aug/07 with Matt Bazire
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Andre & Adrian
nige pacer - AltLd - 10/Jun/07
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Luke Hunt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/07
Led 1st pitch (4b), seconded 2nd pitch (4b)
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2007 with SJD
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/06 with Jim Fraser
Hidden - 2nd - Nov/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/06
DerwentDiluted - Lead - 06/May/06 with Nicola Pettit
Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/06
Whitt - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Craig Woods
Both pitches 4b - I led first
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 31/Jul/05 with Simon Shaw
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05
Stig - AltLd O/S - 10/May/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 05/May/05 with Ben Gilbert
Dave Mason - Lead O/S - May/05 with Andrew Roach
Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/05 with Ben Gilbert
Hidden - Apr/05
Medusa 18mts VS 4b 3star Ravensdale (I led first pitch)
Mike Lee - Lead - 13/Jul/04 with Neil
jamie ward - AltLd - 08/Jun/04 with John Howes
MaccMark - AltLd - 05/Jun/04 with Val Young
led pitch 1
Sam and will - AltLd O/S - 15/May/04 with Anthony Bennett
rob.grafton - AltLd - 29/Sep/03 with Bruce
robin heath - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/03 with Carl Riley
Brown - Lead O/S - Jul/03
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Jul/03 with Martin Hore
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/03
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2003 with john d
Medusa 46mts VS 4b 4b Ravensdale (I led 2nd pitch)
Mike Lee - Lead - 25/Jul/02 with Neil
Pero - AltLd - 15/Jul/02
Urgles - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Efua
kato'sdad - AltLd - 27/Jun/01 with Rob Simpson
RobSimmo - AltLd - 27/Jun/01 with Jon Berry
Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/00
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/00
Andy Edgar - 2000
I led both pitches.
Phil West - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/99 with David Atherton
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - Sep/99 with Helen Rea
sdht - 1999
Hidden - AltLd - 1999
Me pitch 1, Rich pitch 2
Rich Malcolm - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/98 with Rich Hewitt
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/98
cem - AltLd O/S - 10/May/98 with Graham Dolman
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/98
Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/97 with Tony Morris
stokienomad - Lead - 05/Jun/97
ChrisJD - Lead - Jun/97 with ChrisC
Done this climb at least 5 times over the years. Fantastic.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - 24/Apr/97 with Richard Bower
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/97
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/96
tlr - Lead - 26/Jul/96 with Kim
barney@helmshore - 2nd - 09/Jun/96 with simon
Adrian Daniels - Lead - 22/Oct/95 with Bill Marsh
colin milton - AltLd - 19/Jul/95 with eric milton
brady - Lead - 29/May/95 with John Cameron
Hidden - 1995
IanGilbertJones - Lead - 27/Mar/94
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/93
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/93
Superb top pitch
Iain Thow - Lead - 12/Mar/93 with Christine King
Guy - 1993
SimonN - AltLd - 01/Jun/92
and again alt leads with Micheal 1999
jacque - 2nd - May/92 with Roger Martin
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/92
date a guess
jamiev - AltLd O/S - 1992 with john Roberts
Roget - Solo O/S - 1992
samt - Lead - 17/Jul/90 with Dad
Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990
Hidden - AltLd - 1990
AndrewP - AltLd - 1990
leathers - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/89 with Jane ?
Rog Wilko - Lead - Sep/88 with Debbie Wilkinson
John Marsland - 2nd - 11/Jun/88 with Darrell Small
dodders - 2nd - 26/Sep/87 with Dick Hargreaves
simon parish - 2nd - 1987 with Andrew Taylor
Hidden - Lead - 1987
Kev led first pitch
Simon2005 - Lead O/S - Aug/85 with KevinL
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/85
babymoac - Lead - 23/Jun/85 with MTW
steve prior - Lead - Jun/85 with Paul L
malc - Lead - 07/Mar/85
Steve Lenartowicz - 1985
andy gittins - 1985
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jun/84
shark - Lead O/S - 07/May/84 with Simon Matthews
Ian Clare - 1984
Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/83 with Jeremy
John Marsland - Lead - 12/Sep/82 with George Rae and Alan
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/82
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/82
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/82
mark-abz - AltLd - 08/May/82 with Walter P
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1982 with Rich Lewis
Nic Robinson - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/81
tapley - Lead - 16/May/81 with Alison Tapley
beaumap - Lead - Apr/81 with Martin Davis
MikeDowsett - Lead - 1981 with Jon Sharpe
Mike C - AltLd - 04/Oct/80 with Brian Wilderspin
andy tetsill - AltLd - Oct/80 with Whitehall Course
Chris Terrey - AltLd - 05/Jul/80 with Pete Hevezi
Bruce Kerr - Lead - 04/Apr/80 with Dave Page
johnkeith - 2nd - 1980 with Alex Agnew
Hidden - Lead - 1979
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/78
Chris Ellis - Lead - 03/Sep/78 with Bridget Haigh, Patrick Meeds
tapley - Lead - 17/Aug/77 with Alison Tapley
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 26/Feb/77 with Sarah Bridge
Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/77
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/76
GeoffG - Lead - 12/Jun/76
Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/Oct/75 with John Derbyshire
rogerskews - AltLd - 1975 with Various
Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1975
Hidden - Lead - 1974
Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/73
greenbuoy - AltLd - 27/Feb/72 with Bob Lister
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 18/Jul/71 with Bob Knapton
mikej - Lead - 28/Mar/71 with John Bickerdyke, E
lump'o'lead - 1971
jcw - AltLd - 17/May/70 with Mike Westmacott
bob@daysmill - AltLd O/S - 1970
uphillnow - 1970