WILDCAT


This oft underrated crag contains a good concentration of VS and HVS limestone climbs, comparable with almost anywhere in the Peak. Here is a collection of long routes in impressive surroundings and often on a feline theme. Wildcat has its fair share of poor rock and vegetated routes, and so only the better climbs are described here. All of these are worthwhile, and with a little effort, something can be found unoccupied even on the busiest of days. Wildcat's best areas contain good quality rock at an angle which is relatively easy for limestone, and thus mostly in the VS to E1 range. There are a few stiffer challenges on the High Crag cliffs, but in general, lots of variety is the name of the game here.

Routes

33 trad routes (S...E5)
7 sport routes (6b+...7c+)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
New Bridge Buttress
This fine compact little wall is situated directly above the bridge crossed on the approach. It has...
8
Sport
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

Seepage
sheltered
Coyote Buttress
This tall wall features some impressive black groove-lines and a narrow buttress on its right-hand...
17
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
High Crag
The tallest section of Wildcat is bounded on the left by the deep groove of Manx and has the...
15
Trad
Afternoon sun
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
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    Golden Yardstick
    "A truly excellent second pitch. Fingery, exposed and a little committing (but no..." 03/Aug top50

    Pupilla
    "Fantastic climbing over the bulging wall which is easier than it looks. Great ro..." 16/Jul

    McPlumb Wall
    "A worthwhile climb despite an unwelcoming approach and an unhealthy finish. The ..." 31/Mar

    Sphynx
    "Completely overgrown in june 2013" 01/Jul

    Climacteric
    "I think RW is wrong about the grade in both respects (although not about the foo..." 22/May

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