the power - AltLd rpt - 13/Sep/14
GrantB - AltLd - 13/Sep/14 with Alpha Red
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with JK
did second pitch
andy.smythe - AltLd - 13/Sep/14
petellis - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/14 with Alpha Blue
grady_9 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Jonathan H
Batt - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with rachael spraggs
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Rachel Batt
Jonathan Hall - AltLd - 31/Aug/14 with Rachel Batt, James Hoyes
Rafal Malczyk - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Bryan Clary
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14
nige pacer - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Simon Dale, Mike Lea
apw - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Jim Slater
the power - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/14 with paul29uk
arul p1 and me p2
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Arul
john lynch - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Lewis Andrew
Went to do metamorphosis but vegetation won.
Hardcore Pat - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/14 with Dr Julie
This really is a good climb; treat 'pitch 1' as a dirty but well protected path up to the good stuff, which is all of it after the cave. Please 'do your bit' by removing a weed or two as you proceed. Is at the easy end of HVS but for me an HVS nonetheless. Loads of good gear - if you do it in one pitch(I'd recommend it) then take lots of extenders.
djones66 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Stve mc D
Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14
One of the best at its grade that I've done on limestone ! Brilliant
gazfellows - Lead - 18/May/14 with Nic
Me P1 which looked a bit veg, but was fine once on the route. The cave belay is ACE! Second pitch was cool climbing, where were the polish cracks at the end?! (Old Northern Lime guide description). Cool lead by Al.
embob - AltLd - 17/May/14 with Alex
Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/14
Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/14
Led P2 and loved it. Groove quite sustained but technical and fun, airy swing round and tough moves at the top of the cracks to finish. Great gear throughout and the polish doesn't detract.
Jules Lane - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Mynydd Al, Mynydd Paul Justin
the power - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Paul Hy
Phil did P2 which i thought was hard, but polish none anywhere.
Paul Hy - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Phil T
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Max Pendleton
quite please with the o/s, a very nice route and no way near as polished as the guidebook makes out
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Arno
Led the superb second pitch. Well protected, although continuously interesting and technical with sustained bridging. If Catastrophe Grooves (rightly) is solid HVS, not sure why this isn't HVS
adam clarke - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Adam Lynch, James Hulme
Milne - AltLd rpt - 29/Sep/13 with martin russ
very nice 2nd pitch (lead that one), good gear
Russ - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Terry Milne
Hidden - 28/Sep/13
Matt Cooke - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Rosh
Great route, not sure why it does not make HVS.
gripped01 - Lead - 31/Aug/13 with Dave Tait
helenstuart - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Mike
Did P2 which was superb and well protected. Probably worth HVS for nature of the moves and gear spacing.
climbinmunkey - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Helen
JEP - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13
previously seconded in the dark, Hvs 5a, which is fair for crag considering Sphynx and Golden yardstick are VS. Definitely HVS. UKC needs updating, and to add if this is only VS then so is Great North road as that felt easier.
Lukem6 - Lead β - 10/Jul/13 with james "sasquatch"
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13
Excellent Route. HVS 5A in Peak Limestone which is a fair grade.
Wayne S - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Richard W
Gets HVS 5a in a couple of my guidebooks but it was straight forward at HVS
WillCass - Lead - 03/Jul/13 with Monika
nic42 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with jack r, josh
Lead P1, groove is overgrown but the face/rib to the right is OK.
Tala M - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Mike Brookes
duzinga - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Omer
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13
Got to above the cave and couldn't get any higher. Didn't trust the footholds
dcrimp - 2nd dnf - 31/May/13
Fragmod - Lead - 19/May/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/13
Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Charl
roberto18 - AltLd - 21/Apr/13 with Dad (Mike Bridges)
tsl42 - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Pete MUMC
Lead 1st pitch clean, dogged the seconding of the 2nd pitch.
pbuggy91 - AltLd dog - 20/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Phil Marsh
Didn't do this but left a blue wallnut and a quickdraw on an adjacent climb before realising it was the wrong route. Please return these to me if you can! I will be very grateful :D
kabutsu - 2013
Tony Kartawick - 2013
Good route. Technical but excellent gear. HVS IMO.
mickd - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12
Led P1 - delicate and then a bit exciting
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Paul Anker
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 01/Sep/12 with TimKnight
Fragmod - 2nd - 18/Aug/12
lead 1st pitch
pbuggy91 - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12
Jay-Ast - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Rosyk
started raining and got very slippy outside of the groove.
Rosyk - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Jay astbury
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12
in the dark, Head torches, yeah!
Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Mike
Lead 2 pitch. Feet started to ace big time with all the bridging going up the groove. Good belays at the top of pitch and wonderful views..!
Mike Hegarty - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Dave
Mike Hegarty - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Dave
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/12
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/12
What a route! As cool as the cave is, there is no need to stop. Again, probably a better pitch if dome in a one-er.
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Ruth Taylor
Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 18/May/12 with Chris Vanderz
Colin Scotchford - Lead - 06/May/12
petellis - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Sloth
greenclimb - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Sarah
Seconded after Alan led in heavy rain shower. Wet shoe slipped off glassy hold traversing out to arete. Came off TWICE! Bummer!
marcoleptic - 2nd - 14/Apr/12 with Alan
Hidden - 2nd β - 07/Apr/12
Phil PBC - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with henry castle
Did 1st pitch of Metamorphosis but finished up this route as very tough move at start of 2nd pitch of Metamorphosis. Thought groove was quite delicate and blank in mid section. Thought it was solid HVS.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 25/Feb/12 with Martin Haworth
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Feb/12
PAJames - 2012
cymjt - 2012
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/11
Ld Pitch 1
malc - AltLd rpt - 11/Sep/11 with Paul Scott
Led P2. Felt like a solid HVS to me but grade aside - It's a brilliant route. One of my fav leads to date. What's not to love, it's even got a cave belay. Has a couple of tricky sections & moves. I thought the hard bit would be the moves getting passed the roof but it was actually straightforward and brought some much welcomed handholds. I found the groove below to be the crux - sustained, delicate bridging all the way up with poor rests until you get past the roof. Then just as you think it's all over you get to the crack which although not hard took some thinking about... Awesome route!!! My legs are still suffering 2 days later but I'm still smiling...
charley - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Steve Fletcher
chumleywarner - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Charley Fell
Purple Roni - AltLd - 14/Aug/11 with Mark Hodson
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/11
shaky2 - Lead - 09/Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/11
Definately top end HVS 5a!
Dizz - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with phil
lead as 1 pitch
davewsargent - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/11 with jeff ingman
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Laurie, Dan Lane
madasten - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Miquel
In one pitch. Hated being in the groove with my feet all caught up in the gear. Moved out to the arete before the peg.
petellis - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Jenny Clarke, Rock and Dole
Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11
stevepotter - Lead - 21/May/11 with Bryan
hellboundblr - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Steve P
Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11
vanderz - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with patrick dawson
Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/11
Good, but easy first pitch lets it down a touch. I led P1.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Stewart
Stewart Armstrong - 01/May/11 with Ivan Bicknell
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11
Thelongcon - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with John
Tim Brookes - 20/Apr/11
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/11
PW lead first pitch, AF lead second
Andy Fielding - AltLd - 10/Apr/11 with Paul Wright
I led P1, AG led P2
JGW - AltLd - Apr/11 with Ali Gurney
pie_eater_pete - AltLd - 24/Mar/11
keith leonard - AltLd - 2011
Chris Hind - 2011
Hidden - 2011
interesting. worried henry might fall on me from the route next door.
jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Luke
lukas richardo - AltLd β - 24/Oct/10 with jamie
Only led the fist pitch. Good beginner start to the cave. I Seconded the last pitches from the cave clean with a little beta (when i could hear it from partner above).
Roy Goddard - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10
Annegret - 2nd - Sep/10
P2. Top section done in the rain. Found the lower groove tough.
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Lisa
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/10
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/10 with Alex Glaser
Glasera - 2nd dog - 16/Jul/10 with Boulderingmatt
Martin Haworth - Lead β - 03/Jul/10 with richard white
twright180 - AltLd O/S - Jul/10
Led 2nd pitch.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Jason Kleine
A wonderful second pitch, technical but no desperate or sustained moves.
LoopyLou - AltLd - 26/Jun/10 with Thea Williams
kleinej - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Gary
Was HVS when we led it, not sure how or when it got downgraded to VS.
staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Chris Gardner
Note to self...Disco leg is to be avoided on routes that require a lot of bridging
minaturechris - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Stacey
masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/10 with Martin T, Brian Q
Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Martin Haworth, Rich Cutsforth
Not sure on the grade but it doesn't matter as it's a great climb with satisfying moves and an appealing line.
Alan100 - Lead - 15/May/10
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/10
Done as 1 pitch, easily HVS 5a
jwpil - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10 with Mat
Lead it in a oner.
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Sarah Baker
Hidden - Lead dnf - Mar/10
fatblacktone - 2nd O/S - 2010
Seymore Butt - 2010
tigertim - 2nd - 01/Oct/09 with Dave Reeve
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Sep/09
Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/09 with Tim Selvage
tigertim - 2nd - 01/Sep/09 with Dave Reeve
Dan P1, Me P2, Really really nice second pitch, solid HVS, great move around the roof, smeary crux
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Dan
dts - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Sam Dixon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/09
jonka - AltLd - Aug/09 with mark
mark sadler - AltLd - Aug/09 with john
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/09
zard - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/09 with Neil Mackie
Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/09
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jul/09
done in one pitch. HVS, no question, but well protected and steady at the grade
danm - Lead - 04/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jul/09
much harder in the sweltering heat felt solid HVS led 2nd pitch
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Alan S
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/09
I lead as one pitch and found it surprisingly hard for the grade. HVS is about right but I thought the 2 cruxes were closer to 5b. Great line though. Could be a height thing (I couldn't reach the obvious good holds) or unfamiliarity with peak limestone.
Interestingly I have just read on rockfax that this route has lost holds in the groove, explaining why I definitely found it harder than VS.
Monk - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Mikey and Chris
Guy Wilson - 2nd - 03/Jun/09 with Rick Cotgreave, Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Rik Cotgreave
Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/09
sgl0jd - AltLd - 26/May/09 with Lizzie
robin heath - AltLd O/S - 17/May/09 with Rob Cole
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09
HamishD - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Greg
middle aged slob - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Brian and Dave
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/09
Sidekick - AltLd O/S - 2009
The second pitch is superb, worth every effort.
riddle - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Giovanna
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 10/Jul/08 with Brian Q
oi_now - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/08
oi_now - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/08
Lead P2. If this is VS then the grades at Wildcat are wacky. Is signifcantly harder than nine lives wall for example. Has several 5a moves, so despite the good gear merits HVS, as shown in Rockfax N. Lime where it is above The Thorn in the graded list
Sankey - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Ed
James got scared.......
benjih - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/08 with James B
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/08
@ndy - Lead - 31/May/08
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 22/May/08 with George Taylor
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Rob Smith
I led the first pitch, Jim had the second. Enjoyed the delicate bridging on the start of the second pitch, but the crux, surprisingly, was just below the top for me.
rob wmc - AltLd - 18/May/08 with Jim
Guy Wilson - Lead O/S - 14/May/08 with Gavin Moy, Pete Lancaster
great route, nice moves good gear :)
Matt Fry - AltLd O/S - 11/May/08 with Ali Scott
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/08
max_chan - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Lou
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08
mic_b - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Jon
daveagriff - Lead - 2008
AntiGrav - Lead - 2008
Hidden - 2008
dobrek - 29/Sep/07 with simon4
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/07
Led second (crux) pitch
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/07 with Mark Boden
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/07
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Bob
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/May/07
Caralynh - 2nd - 23/May/07 with Nick Smith
Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/May/07
a fine route, touched the overhang before stepping across to arete top move is harder than I remember, but very safe.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 03/May/07 with Ed
EdShep - 2nd O/S - 03/May/07 with Pilch
russonly - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/07 with GeoffW,
in the dark, wit ha headtorch adn carryign a rucksack. Managed the route ok but my torch fell off on the last move! Fortunately it landed in an ivy bed and stayed on and once Id foudn my way along the bottom fo the crag, the day ended on a good ntoe. If ound a nut by the torch too.
Good route, all in one pitch.
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/07 with Neil Furniss
lead second pitch, quality pitch nice, varied, and well spaced gear. crux isnt where you expect it!
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/06 with andy g
Thought it fairly soft touch for HVS (esp compared to GNR at Millstone!). But nice route and had to think a bit at the top.
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Oli
Oliver Sherman - 2nd - 06/Aug/06 with Andy Sinclair
aulda - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/06
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/06
ChrisJD - Lead - 17/Jun/06 with Clare
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/06
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/06
chrisclimber_1986 - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/06 with William Kelsall
Hidden - Lead - Apr/06
Mark Adams - Lead - 11/Oct/05
Mark Adams - Lead - 11/Oct/05
Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/May/05
Sam and will - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/05 with Anthony Bennett
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2005
cem - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/04 with Rob Smithies, Graham Dolman
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/04
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/04 with Erwin Bottomley
Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Aug/03
Led both pitches.
Phil West - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/03 with David Atherton
The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Mick B
Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/03
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2003 with john d
Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2003 with Adrian Whitehall
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Martin Hore
JohnHutch - Lead - 14/Sep/01 with L
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/01
henry led pitch 1, jez pitch 2
reg_measures - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/01 with Jez, Henry
Budge - 2nd rpt - Apr/01 with Mike Oates
Stone Muppet - 2001
Budge - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/00 with Rich
kato'sdad - AltLd - 21/Jul/00 with Rob Simpson
RobSimmo - AltLd - 21/Jul/00 with Jon Berry
Hidden - Lead - 18/May/00
Paz - AltLd O/S - Feb/00 with CC
Hidden - 2000
nickcanute - 2000
EagerAndy - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/99
Roget - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/99 with jon
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Dec/98
Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/98
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/97
craig h - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/97 with Janet Hannah
Daniel Wrightson - 2nd - Sep/96 with Richard Bradbury, Olivia Horner
philb - 2nd - Aug/96
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/96
Louise led the first pitch
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/95 with Louise Pellett
colin milton - AltLd - 11/May/95 with eric milton
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 04/May/95 with Mike Pearce
Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/94
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/94
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/94
Backinthegame - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/94 with Lynn Wilkins, John Wright
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/93
leathers - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/92 with Martin Whittaker
Budge - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/92 with Brian Ottewell
Backinthegame - Lead O/S - Jul/92
marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 1992 with Banjo, Moley
ChrisJD - 2nd - 24/Aug/91 with Alex
Mal Grey - AltLd - 1991
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/90 with Adrian Draper, Richard Wayte
steve prior - Lead - Jul/90 with Dave T
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Apr/90 with Bob Anderson
Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/89 with Debbie Wilkinson
J R R Hartley - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/89 with Andy DeMott
malc - Lead - 25/Apr/87
Hidden - 1986
craig d - 1986
andy gittins - 1985
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/83
RichardMc - Lead - 17/Apr/83
John Brayshaw - AltLd dog - 15/Jul/82 with Alfreton MC
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 01/Jul/81 with George Diprose
Mark Kemball - Lead - 09/May/81 with Sian Calow
babymoac - 12/Apr/81
Mike C - AltLd - 03/Oct/80 with Brian Wilderspin
Nigel Bond - Lead - 09/May/78 with Dave Grey, Tony Cuddy
tapley - Lead - 18/Sep/77 with Alison Tapley
It was polished in 1977,(and VS 4c), so these days ......?
rogerskews - AltLd - 14/Aug/77 with Martin Coward
Mike Owen - Nov/75 with John Roberts
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1975 with Nicola Davies
mikej - AltLd - 29/Jul/73 with Geoff Williams
Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1972
Hidden - 2nd - 1970