38m.

Rockfax Description
5m right of Jackdaw Groove climb a shallow groove and the wall over a bulge to ledges and a possible stance on the left. Meander up the steep wall above passing a peg (good holds soon appear) into the prominent groove which leads to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Terry Bolger, R.Shaw 1968

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Pan Ron 21 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Top roped this one after leading Catharsis wall. Fantastic climb, great pockets allowing "sport-climb-like" moves, look forward to leading it next time. Definately reccomend! Seems a little lacking in gear placements around the piton.
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βeta: Top roped this one after leading Catharsis wall. Fantastic climb, great pockets allowing "sport-climb-like" moves, look forward to leading it next time. Definately reccomend! Seems a little lacking in gear placements around the piton.
Sam and will 22 Apr, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: totally brilliant, well worth doing especially on the blank wall on nice fingery pockets on steep perfect rock
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βeta: totally brilliant, well worth doing especially on the blank wall on nice fingery pockets on steep perfect rock
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
WillRhodes 8 Jul Lead O/S Good fun; quite steep moves for HVS.
Good fun; quite steep moves for HVS.
DMCT 4 Jul 2nd O/S very pumpy on the upper section.
with Max
very pumpy on the upper section.
with Max
Jim Slater 4 Jul Lead O/S
with Roger, Sharon
with Roger, Sharon
MikeyP 3 Jul Lead
enotsnad 7 Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 May Lead rpt
OrangeTrouserGuy 5 May 2nd O/S Nice and sustained. Some committing moves above the old peg. Bit run out too. Happy to have not lead it
Nice and sustained. Some committing moves above the old peg. Bit run out too. Happy to have not lead it
Choss king 23 Apr 2nd
Tom Wallwin 23 Apr Lead O/S
djones66 21 Apr 2nd rpt Another early-in-the-season ascent of a local classic. Still excellent.
with Stve mc D
Another early-in-the-season ascent of a local classic. Still excellent.
with Stve mc D
crag 19 Apr 2nd dog Ran out of steam and finger strength. Fell several times. Glad to finish. Need to get fit. Hot & Sunny.
with Brid, Dan Buxton MC
Ran out of steam and finger strength. Fell several times. Glad to finish. Need to get fit. Hot & Sunny.
with Brid, Dan Buxton MC
danielroymoss 19 Apr Lead O/S Brid and david
Brid and david
Hidden 17 Apr Lead rpt
Andrew Sloan 13 Apr 2nd O/S From below the line looks nondescript but the climbing on the upper wall is actually quite technical and very good.
with Pip
From below the line looks nondescript but the climbing on the upper wall is actually quite technical and very good.
with Pip
Alex@home 12 Apr 2nd O/S
with TonyM
with TonyM
Hidden 12 Apr Lead O/S
crossleysm 20 Mar 2nd
with Jonothan Campbell
with Jonothan Campbell
topsyturvy 6 Oct, 2018 2nd
Pero 5 Oct, 2018 Lead First HVS lead since June.
First HVS lead since June.
ripper 29 Sep, 2018 Lead
gritstone7 20 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
roger whetton 14 Jul, 2018 AltLd Climbed in two pitches - pitch 1
with Nick Lt
Climbed in two pitches - pitch 1
with Nick Lt
GeorgiePorgie1 23 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Absolute epic with Jake taking the first pitch of what we thought is Jackdaw Groove and making a false start on an unexisting route.... Having realised his mistake he decides to move right a few meters above the actual start of Nine Lives Wall. After what seemed to be 1hour+ he realises that he won't be able to tackle the final wall he comes down mid-route to build a belay and brings me up. Despite my frustration I loved the second half the route and didn't pack up to go home as I intended after the fiasco start.
Absolute epic with Jake taking the first pitch of what we thought is Jackdaw Groove and making a false start on an unexisting route.... Having realised his mistake he decides to move right a few meters above the actual start of Nine Lives Wall. After what seemed to be 1hour+ he realises that he won't be able to tackle the final wall he comes down mid-route to build a belay and brings me up. Despite my frustration I loved the second half the route and didn't pack up to go home as I intended after the fiasco start.
Hulda 21 Jun, 2018 2nd
with Andrew1
with Andrew1
Andrew1 21 Jun, 2018 Lead
with Hulda
with Hulda
Hidden 13 Jun, 2018 Lead rpt
Chrisjw 13 Jun, 2018 -
with Simon P
with Simon P
Pero 20 May, 2018 Lead O/S Solid HVS. Steep and just enough gear.
Solid HVS. Steep and just enough gear.
Bryan M 20 May, 2018 2nd
with Pero
with Pero
Chris Murray 19 May, 2018 Lead
with Al Copeland, Gaz Smith
with Al Copeland, Gaz Smith
Pete Wimbush 5 May, 2018 2nd
with Chris Hindley
with Chris Hindley
Hidden 19 Apr, 2018 2nd
djones66 8 Apr, 2018 Lead rpt Yet another repeat. First trip out this year. Still excellent fun.
with Stve mc D
Yet another repeat. First trip out this year. Still excellent fun.
with Stve mc D
cem 24 Mar, 2018 Lead rpt
lusonavigator 24 Mar, 2018 2nd
with cem
with cem
Hidden 20 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt
loonylovegood93 13 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
RM199 13 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Worth two stars. Bold at top!
Worth two stars. Bold at top!
nige pacer 25 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Simon Pape
with Simon Pape
Hidden 25 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 18 Jun, 2017 Lead
Hidden 18 Jun, 2017 2nd
embob 17 Jun, 2017 Lead Excellent! Nice pocketed rock and cool moves above the peg. Baking hot so buggered off to the pub.
with alik b
Excellent! Nice pocketed rock and cool moves above the peg. Baking hot so buggered off to the pub.
with alik b
Mike505 14 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
with Neil
with Neil
Hoyes 23 May, 2017 2nd rpt
Jules Lane 23 May, 2017 Lead O/S Nice climbing - harder bits separated by rests. Section past the peg is really good. Worth 2 stars ?
with Hoyes
Nice climbing - harder bits separated by rests. Section past the peg is really good. Worth 2 stars ?
with Hoyes
cem 8 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
with JoeyD1
with JoeyD1
Hidden 5 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
georgenvk 4 Dec, 2016 2nd O/S
with cem
with cem
cem 4 Dec, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 31 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt
nige pacer 31 Aug, 2016 2nd
The Reaper 14 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
olllie26 14 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Luke90 10 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 6 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
HB1 6 Jun, 2016 Lead As good as ever - 2 stars!
with Pip
As good as ever - 2 stars!
with Pip
roger whetton 27 May, 2016 - Excellent route (certainly worth two stars). A pity about the finish where after the rock ends an unpleasant loose gully has to be climbed to get to a belay.
Excellent route (certainly worth two stars). A pity about the finish where after the rock ends an unpleasant loose gully has to be climbed to get to a belay.
dr_botnik 4 May, 2016 Lead RP
the power 4 May, 2016 2nd
Hidden 13 Apr, 2016 Lead rpt
spenser 13 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
with Simon Pape
with Simon Pape
jasonpm 4 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S
with Martin Hore
with Martin Hore
Hidden 27 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
elfin girl 26 Sep, 2015 2nd
with Blake Williams
with Blake Williams
roger whetton 23 Sep, 2015 -
staceyjg 13 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Nice route, a little run out after the peg, told that its easy climbing after the peg, but I assume its easier if you know where you're going.... quite tricky from the ledge as you can't really see the good holds until you make the moves up.
Nice route, a little run out after the peg, told that its easy climbing after the peg, but I assume its easier if you know where you're going.... quite tricky from the ledge as you can't really see the good holds until you make the moves up.
HB1 12 Aug, 2015 Lead Love this climb. Worth 2 stars
with Brid
Love this climb. Worth 2 stars
with Brid
Hoyes 30 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Batt
with Batt
Batt 30 May, 2015 2nd O/S J lead as one. Loads of lovely pockets, like beeston.
with Hoyes
J lead as one. Loads of lovely pockets, like beeston.
with Hoyes
kermit_uk 23 May, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt
nation1 9 Nov, 2014 Lead Lead the second half of the pitch from the ledge at the end of pitch 1 of jackdaw grooves..... Nice.... all holds are there with a bit of exposure thrown in !
Lead the second half of the pitch from the ledge at the end of pitch 1 of jackdaw grooves..... Nice.... all holds are there with a bit of exposure thrown in !
OllyT 9 Nov, 2014 2nd
with nation1
with nation1
Hidden 24 Sep, 2014 Lead rpt
Dan Vaj 30 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
Dan Vaj 30 Aug, 2014 Lead rpt
djones66 13 Aug, 2014 - An old favourite that's still excellent. It currently has very little loose rock. Much recommended.
with Stve mc D
An old favourite that's still excellent. It currently has very little loose rock. Much recommended.
with Stve mc D
dr_botnik 24 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S technical climbing leads to a burly overlap then a bold section leads to hidden jugs. Really good climb.
with ken, the power
technical climbing leads to a burly overlap then a bold section leads to hidden jugs. Really good climb.
with ken, the power
Stuart Walker 21 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
DavidR 12 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S In one pitch.
In one pitch.
Wayne S 12 Jul, 2014 Lead
Hidden 12 Jul, 2014 2nd β
Paul ablitt 22 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Rushy
with Rushy
Paul Hy 16 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt p1
with Chris F
p1
with Chris F
Hidden 8 Jun, 2014 2nd dog
rd20 17 May, 2014 Lead O/S P1 followed by P2 of Carthasis Wall
with Ali CC
P1 followed by P2 of Carthasis Wall
with Ali CC
Robin Nichols 5 May, 2014 2nd O/S
with Roget
with Roget
Roget 5 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with robin
with robin
Brannock 12 Apr, 2014 - Not to bad
Not to bad
Hidden 9 Apr, 2014 Lead rpt
EDB4YLI55 10 Sep, 2013 2nd
with Joe123
with Joe123
Hidden 3 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
HB1 31 Aug, 2013 Lead
with Brid
with Brid
Dr Matt 31 May, 2013 - I was said belayer. A bit hair-raising; I was fully expecting Nigel to follow the tumbling blocks down, but happily not. And the nearest chunk missed me by a full 5 feet. Helmet next time, ahem. There have been serious accidents involving rockfall at this crag, glad we not added to the roll-call. Take care all! Great climb though!
I was said belayer. A bit hair-raising; I was fully expecting Nigel to follow the tumbling blocks down, but happily not. And the nearest chunk missed me by a full 5 feet. Helmet next time, ahem. There have been serious accidents involving rockfall at this crag, glad we not added to the roll-call. Take care all! Great climb though!
Nigel Edley 31 May, 2013 Lead The 'problem' of the loose block is no more! It headed south whilst I was climbing the route today. Thank goodness that my belayer was not in the line of fire - otherwise the route would require renaming: Ten Lives Wall (I know!). The loss of the block does make the route a fraction harder i think - but it's still probably within the bounds of 5a.
The 'problem' of the loose block is no more! It headed south whilst I was climbing the route today. Thank goodness that my belayer was not in the line of fire - otherwise the route would require renaming: Ten Lives Wall (I know!). The loss of the block does make the route a fraction harder i think - but it's still probably within the bounds of 5a.
Hidden 10 Apr, 2013 Lead rpt
Wayne S 7 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
djones66 7 Apr, 2013 Lead Repeated this and liked it so much decided it was worth 'writing it up' again. This route is as good as many 2-star routes in more 'fashionable' locations. Only one problem - the big block at about 1/3 height is now decidedly loose, and best avoided (you can avoid it).
with Matt S
Repeated this and liked it so much decided it was worth 'writing it up' again. This route is as good as many 2-star routes in more 'fashionable' locations. Only one problem - the big block at about 1/3 height is now decidedly loose, and best avoided (you can avoid it).
with Matt S
HB1 6 Apr, 2013 2nd rpt
with KB
with KB
CarlMonster ?Apr, 2013 2nd O/S
with Matt S
with Matt S
TJ Mather 11 Nov, 2012 2nd O/S Very nice route with an exhilarating crux up a steep wall passing a peg.
with Matt Moore
Very nice route with an exhilarating crux up a steep wall passing a peg.
with Matt Moore
Morris123 11 Nov, 2012 Lead wwooooooooppppp good fun =P
wwooooooooppppp good fun =P
cpoad 4 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with Lee H
with Lee H
Rich Malcolm 29 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 15 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Me P2
with Mike R
Me P2
with Mike R
Joemanglerocks 1 Sep, 2012 AltLd Led P1
Led P1
TimKnight 1 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S Led P2 - pick a route...
Led P2 - pick a route...
Hidden 29 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
davewsargent 29 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with dean jones
with dean jones
Hidden 29 Aug, 2012 Lead
ashtond6 11 Aug, 2012 2nd
andyblain 25 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt revisited this excellent route today, great climbing only question is why only one star in the guide??
revisited this excellent route today, great climbing only question is why only one star in the guide??
Hidden 17 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt
Sankey 30 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Ed
with Ed
Hidden 20 May, 2012 Lead
Colin Scotchford 6 May, 2012 2nd
petellis 15 Apr, 2012 2nd rpt Much better quality rock than the choss on either side
Much better quality rock than the choss on either side
Hidden 28 Mar, 2012 Lead rpt
Hidden 11 Mar, 2012 Lead rpt
charley 13 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S Another brilliant climb at WildCat... Had a bit of a run out after the peg. Think there may have been more gear to place but didn't want to stop to look. Luckily the holds started to appear again after a few moves and it was nice and steady to the top...
Another brilliant climb at WildCat... Had a bit of a run out after the peg. Think there may have been more gear to place but didn't want to stop to look. Luckily the holds started to appear again after a few moves and it was nice and steady to the top...
chumleywarner 13 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
with charley
with charley
jimbonfire 7 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 21 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
with Esther Bott
with Esther Bott
moberg 24 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S all in one pitch
all in one pitch
Hidden 28 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
Mike_Hayes 27 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Sarah Marks
with Sarah Marks
benkelsey 22 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S great crux headwall, over too quickly though.
with remus
great crux headwall, over too quickly though.
with remus
Hidden 22 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Dizz 12 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S Brilliant!
with phil
Brilliant!
with phil
Ali 26 Jun, 2011 Lead
with Anni
with Anni
masa-alpin 16 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Good face climb. It first appears steep and blank, but holds are there!
with Anni, Lee P
Good face climb. It first appears steep and blank, but holds are there!
with Anni, Lee P
Hidden 28 May, 2011 2nd O/S
Wil Treasure 28 May, 2011 Lead
stevepotter 21 May, 2011 Lead
hellboundblr 21 May, 2011 2nd
Hidden 15 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 15 May, 2011 2nd
Kirill 15 May, 2011 2nd rpt
Hidden 2 May, 2011 Lead
gordonday 28 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with clive
with clive
Hidden 27 Apr, 2011 2nd
dprctr 23 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Paul D Jones 23 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 2011 2nd
Hidden 12 Apr, 2011 2nd
ColinD 12 Apr, 2011 2nd
Hidden 12 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
lidiaMalecka 12 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
mike smash ??, 2011 -
keith leonard ??, 2011 AltLd
Bluekowari 27 Oct, 2010 2nd O/S
with MT
with MT
migs493 17 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S Top pitch ok but overgrown at the top
with Claudia
Top pitch ok but overgrown at the top
with Claudia
Hidden 25 Sep, 2010 2nd
Hidden 9 Sep, 2010 Lead rpt
stevepotter 8 Aug, 2010 2nd
with ken
with ken
Hidden 1 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Brannock 1 Aug, 2010 2nd
tallsop 28 Jul, 2010 2nd awesome upper section, good hidden holds, not as steep as it looks from below.
with John Seeney
awesome upper section, good hidden holds, not as steep as it looks from below.
with John Seeney
bigdrew 28 Jul, 2010 2nd By headtorch. Well worth more than 1 star!
with LisaA
By headtorch. Well worth more than 1 star!
with LisaA
LisaA 27 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with bigdrew
with bigdrew
Bex_M 24 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
with Duncan Dunbar
Matt Fry 16 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with Glasera
with Glasera
Glasera 16 Jul, 2010 2nd dog
Wil Treasure 23 Jun, 2010 2nd
with Noddy
with Noddy
reapey 19 May, 2010 2nd
with phil
with phil
Phill Mitch 19 May, 2010 Lead O/S Done as one pitch.
with reapey
Done as one pitch.
with reapey
Hidden 8 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
The Wild Scallion 8 Apr, 2010 Lead Run out after the peg, quite committing getting up to the good holds on lead. Quite scary
with jwpil
Run out after the peg, quite committing getting up to the good holds on lead. Quite scary
with jwpil
djones66 ??, 2010 -
mt_clayton 2 Oct, 2009 Lead
with Jon Lawton
with Jon Lawton
Ketu 11 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
djones66 10 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S This is an excellent route. The gear is good through out (lots of medium and small wires, though there's a bit of a runout (a bit, not a lot) past the peg; this part is lovely climbing in a superb setting. Low in the grade, which makes a pleasant change. I can only imagine that this route doesn't get into the 'selected guides'because the people who write such books haven't paid much attention to Wildcat.
with Stve mc D
This is an excellent route. The gear is good through out (lots of medium and small wires, though there's a bit of a runout (a bit, not a lot) past the peg; this part is lovely climbing in a superb setting. Low in the grade, which makes a pleasant change. I can only imagine that this route doesn't get into the 'selected guides'because the people who write such books haven't paid much attention to Wildcat.
with Stve mc D
eduardo 23 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with MD
with MD
MD 23 Aug, 2009 2nd
with eduardo
with eduardo
Hidden 11 Jul, 2009 Lead rpt
mark20 10 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Ran out after crux but moves are okay. First limestone HVS lead
Ran out after crux but moves are okay. First limestone HVS lead
Hidden 4 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Michelle_250 16 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
with Mike
with Mike
Different Steve 31 May, 2009 Lead rpt
with Clare
with Clare
Hidden 22 Apr, 2009 2nd rpt
Hidden 15 Apr, 2009 2nd
Hidden 8 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
Alfredo 1 Apr, 2009 Lead
jsrous ??, 2009 2nd
with Sam Bennett
with Sam Bennett
Guy Wilson ?Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
with Gavin Moy
with Gavin Moy
Hidden 23 Jul, 2008 2nd
Diggler 29 Jun, 2008 2nd
mic_b 12 May, 2008 Lead O/S
steveb2006 27 Apr, 2008 Lead
Hidden 23 Apr, 2008 2nd rpt
Hidden 27 Mar, 2008 2nd O/S
daveagriff ??, 2008 2nd
AntiGrav ??, 2008 Lead
russonly 12 Sep, 2007 2nd
with AndyN
with AndyN
Hidden 29 Aug, 2007 2nd rpt
HimTiggins 5 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
Alfredo ?Aug, 2007 Lead
with Steve
with Steve
Oceanic ?Aug, 2007 2nd
Hidden 5 May, 2007 2nd
Hidden 4 Apr, 2007 Lead RP
Hidden 20 Sep, 2006 2nd rpt
Oliver Sherman 6 Aug, 2006 2nd
Hidden 6 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
nienke 29 Jul, 2006 2nd
with Nick Shuttleworth, Al McKelvie
with Nick Shuttleworth, Al McKelvie
DrGav ?Jun, 2006 Lead RP Scant pro in the middle. Glorious though
Scant pro in the middle. Glorious though
crossleysm ??, 2006 Lead
Hidden 27 Apr, 2005 2nd rpt
Sam and will 22 Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
with Anthony Bennett
with Anthony Bennett
Budge 24 Mar, 2005 Lead rpt
with MG
with MG
Dave Bond 18 Mar, 2005 Lead O/S
with charles
with charles
Woody63 9 Jun, 2004 Lead
Hidden 9 Jun, 2004 2nd
Hidden 25 May, 2004 2nd O/S
cem 19 Oct, 2003 Lead rpt
with Pete Atkinson
with Pete Atkinson
Martin Bennett 20 Jul, 2003 -
with Harry Lambert
with Harry Lambert
Different Steve ??, 2002 2nd O/S
nickdonohue ?Jul, 2001 Lead
with Kath Donohue
with Kath Donohue
cem 12 Nov, 2000 2nd
with Gordon Carder, GrahamD
with Gordon Carder, GrahamD
Andy Edgar ??, 2000 -
nickcanute ??, 2000 -
steveb2006 27 Nov, 1999 Lead
with Nigel Robinson (Yorkie)
with Nigel Robinson (Yorkie)
steveb2006 8 Sep, 1998 Solo Exciting!
Exciting!
Rog Wilko ?Sep, 1998 2nd
with ??
with ??
Budge ?May, 1996 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell, Mike Oates
with Brian Ottewell, Mike Oates
roncaves 29 Jun, 1993 2nd
steveb2006 7 Feb, 1993 Lead
with Ian Cartwright
with Ian Cartwright
leathers 15 Dec, 1992 Lead O/S
with Martin Whittaker
with Martin Whittaker
andrew300169 17 Aug, 1992 Lead O/S
with Jason
with Jason
malc 28 Aug, 1988 2nd
with T Higgins
with T Higgins
craig d ??, 1986 -
ajtay ??, 1986 -
with Various
with Various
tapley 2 Jul, 1985 Lead
with Malc Otter
with Malc Otter
steveb2006 13 Apr, 1983 2nd
with Mervyn Dudley
with Mervyn Dudley
John Brayshaw 1 May, 1982 2nd O/S
with Mike Pilling
with Mike Pilling
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