Wildboar Clough (winter)* II/III
[Wildboar Clough in great condition April 2013, 3 kb]A series of mini waterfalls, puntuated by walking. All short pitches (3 or 4m)with reasonable rock belays. Not sure if I've graded it right. One of the pitches is more like 10m. If all pitches are climbed direct the route is more like III, though all difficulties can be avoided at II.

Ticklists: Peak Winter, Scrambles in the Dark Peak (winter).

Photo: Wildboar Clough in great condition April 2013 © cragtyke
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Almost all the climable ice has gone or is about to go. Nice day out though!
roger whetton - 09/Feb/15

andy wa - 2nd - 08/Feb/15

Starting to thaw quite badly, with running water visible. Most of the top outs have been hacked to bits; but plenty of ice left on the main fall.
waiting for snow - Solo - 08/Feb/15

paul79 - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/15

Hidden - Solo - 06/Feb/15

Good condition, excellent fun!
bullwinkle - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/15

sgl - Solo - 05/Feb/15 with ben

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Feb/15

Excellent fun, solo'd all! Big fall at the back was fantastic!
fifth - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/15

In good nick tonight.
Deezel65 - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/15 with Cragtyke

Nightime ascent, excellent fun. Ice not in bad condition. can all be solo'd.....
stratandrew - 04/Feb/15 with Stuart Hurworth

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/Feb/15

After work in the dark, good conditions but some crud. Great fun
cragtyke - Lead - 04/Feb/15 with Ross

Lots of ice but running with water underneath, dry gully below with weird and deadly plate ice waiting to trap your feet in the dry rocks underneath! Used an ice screw, found it harder in my G12's than when I did it in Terminators.
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/15 with Andrew Stratford

Soloed all the small pitches, roped up for the big one. Night time ascent again, great fun
lordyosch - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/15 with steve wilson

stev1e.wilso - Lead - 03/Feb/15 with Jay Russell

Hidden - 01/Feb/15

Tony Ryland - TR - 01/Feb/15 with Steve Barby

ColdAndWet - Lead - Mar/14 with Tim Webber

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/13

Terrific route to get done in early April, took the easy line up one of the pitches so probably no more than grade II on that route but still great fun.
Andrew Lodge - Solo - 07/Apr/13 with Steve

Lots of ice still there on the shaded lower and biggest falls, got my feet wet falling through the pools a couple of times though. Main pitch was steepest ice I've climbed yet!
Stuart Hurworth - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/13

Nice to finish it after falling on it last year and stabbing my ice axe into my arm! Good condition.
Lxaddison - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/13 with John Burns, Paul Addison

Luke dealing with his demons after his fall last year. 6th time this season and great conditions, did main pitch twice
cragtyke - Solo - 05/Apr/13 with Paul Addison, Luke Addison

With Alex and Dave - mostly solo. Best ice i've ever seen on any of it. Bottom pitch with fat ice, second good, third good but a little thin at the top. Made life very easy.
simonscubadiver - AltLd - 03/Apr/13 with Dave Kendrick

Kendrick - Lead - 03/Apr/13 with Si

Julie - 30/Mar/13 with Tony, Matt

d80f0u - Solo - 29/Mar/13

very banked out
cragtyke - Solo - 27/Mar/13

gavinpeach - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/13 with Kevin, Steph, Max Pendleton

Done at dusk,very good condition made it easier and less scary than usual.
cragtyke - Solo - 14/Mar/13

Mr Messy - Solo O/S - Mar/13 with Tony, Julie

mattwomersley - Solo - 24/Feb/13

mattwomersley - Solo - 24/Feb/13

good condition despite some running water behind ice, didn't do first step direct.
cragtyke - Solo - 23/Feb/13

febgaz - Solo - 09/Feb/13

Lots of snow - the main fall was in quite good condition tho starting to thaw.
simonscubadiver - Lead rpt - 26/Jan/13 with Sandra Davidson

Night ascent main fall ok but not so much lower down
stev1e.wilso - Lead - 24/Jan/13 with Jay Russell

First climb in years. First ever climb at night!
lordyosch - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/13

no ice on lower steps, main fall ok but a bit soft in places
cragtyke - Solo - 20/Jan/13 with garymontego

Some ice not as much as hoped, mostly verglas so some of the steps very hard
cragtyke - Solo - 13/Dec/12

mattwomersley - Solo - 12/Feb/12

Wasn't expecting any decent ice to be honest, thought we'd probably missed the boat with temps starting to rise but it was in good nick. Met a group coming up led by Matt womersley and stuck with them on the climbs which added to the experience i think. Cheers Matt and the guys.
doogstrue - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Stephane Lericolais

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/12

Missed out pitch 1 - was occupied, providing an excellent excuse. Not really enough snow, but almost enough ice.
bullybones - Solo - 11/Feb/12

very good conditions all steps climbable, plus small falls either side higher up.
cragtyke - Solo - 11/Feb/12

Tony Ryland - 2nd - 11/Feb/12 with steveshaking

ste_d - Solo rpt - 05/Feb/12 with mik

Reasonable ice, some water, starting to thaw perhaps. Step 1 & 3 good, step 2 thin.
mikedelderfield - Solo rpt - 05/Feb/12

simonscubadiver - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/12 with Dave Kendrick

mattwomersley - Solo - 03/Feb/12

mattwomersley - Solo - 03/Feb/12

Much fun! Nice walk in out when i went as it hadnt snowed yet :-)
Kendrick - 2nd - 03/Feb/12 with Si

ste_d - Solo rpt - 02/Feb/12

mattwomersley - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Mikey Brown

brownie0705 - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Matt Womersley

ste_d - Solo rpt - 23/Dec/10 with mik

Hidden - Lead - 21/Dec/10

Matt1234 - Solo O/S - 21/Dec/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/10

Night climb. Great climb, cheers steph!!
doogstrue - Solo - 20/Dec/10 with Stephane Lericolais

Stephanelericolais - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/10 with Paul Netherwood

Nice little trip with some ice newbies and Matt to do the dangerous bit. A couple of 3/4 metre ice sections and a few short icy steps.
CaverPete - 2nd O/S - 09/Dec/10 with Matt Dalby

Good route, access from torside car park. Two climbing pitches of good water ice with walking inbetween. Ice was great and thick enough for screws. Warmed up in last few days though....
smason - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/10

ste_d - Solo - 07/Dec/10

a bit too much powdery snow at the moment
cragtyke - Solo - 05/Dec/10

Just two short pitches at the moment, everything else (assuming there is anything else!) is buried in powder. I led the first "pitch", about 4m of easy III. Carmen led the other, longer and easier. Cracking day though, cloud inversion and some deep powder wading across Bleaklow :-)
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/10 with Carmen

The Mountain Goat - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/10

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 04/Dec/10 with Katharine, Jon Miles

Oceanic - Solo - Dec/10

mattwomersley - Solo - Dec/10

Hidden - Solo - 28/Nov/10

gethin_allen - 21/Feb/10

not fully formed so some diversions needed
cragtyke - Solo - 02/Feb/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Dec/09

stev1e.wilso - Solo - 23/Dec/09 with Tom, Dylan

bigbadbob12345 - Solo - 23/Dec/09 with Steve Wilson

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Dec/09

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/06

Hidden - 2006

Iain Thow - Lead - 22/Mar/87 with Ian Page, Rod Haynes

Hidden - 1978

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