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Wildboar Clough (winter)* II/III

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[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.

Photo: Wildboar Clough in great condition April 2013 © cragtyke
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 61 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

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

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

Hidden - Solo - 11/Feb/12

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

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

Hidden - 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

Great nick for November.
LakesWinter - Solo - 28/Nov/10 with AD

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

Didn't wreck my knees this time: hooray!
JohnHutch - 2nd - 22/Dec/09 with G, L

Great fun - perfect introduction to front-pointing?
JohnHutch - 2nd - 03/Mar/06 with L

Hidden - 2006

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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
mark stones, Hidden, iksander, Stuart Hurworth, Deezel65, Hidden, Nick Smith - UKC, doogstrue

Voting
Total votes cast 31
hard III0 of 16
III0 of 16
easy III2 of 16
hard II/III0 of 16
II/III3 of 16
easy II/III0 of 16
hard II11 of 16
II0 of 16
easy II0 of 16
3 Stars0 of 15
2 Stars2 of 15
1 Star13 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed42 of 61 (68.9%)
Lead9 of 61 (14.8%)
Followed5 of 61 (8.2%)
Alt Leads2 of 61 (3.3%)
Unknown3 of 61 (4.9%)

'Climbed'37 of 61 (60.7%)
clean O/S18 of 61 (29.5%)
clean rpt6 of 61 (9.8%)