Rockfax Description
A classic line that features sustained undercutting. Follow the steep right-facing overlaps with some powerful moves and a great hands-off rest. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Classic UK F7s, 28 Decent Sport Routes, Yorkshire Limestone Graded List.

mattnuttall 22/May Lead rpt

Its been 25 years... Still superb, less spooky now all bolted

Misha 21/May Lead rpt

Warm up.

with Andy
Misha 14/May Lead rpt

Warm up on both Sat and Sun. Sat - lead, fine. Sun - TR to get the draws out, climbed like a spanner as tired from the day before but still worked in the long term as managed the best go yet on Tremelo at the end of the day.

with John C, Luke
Bulls Crack 13/May Lead β
Hidden 13/May Lead O/S
Misha 07/May Lead rpt

Warm up - not a grade I'd usually warm up on but felt OK as it's the third time I've done it.

with Nic, Phil
philhilo 07/May Lead dog

Malham is sub-optimal for a come back after an injury. No hard moves.

with misha, Nic D
BRoe 27/Apr Lead O/S
with Ash
Misha 23/Apr Lead RP

Great route with a trad feel. Ran out of juice going up to the first knee bar first go but got it first redpoint and it didn't feel that hard. First knee bar is great and can go hands free (though not for long as it gets painful). Second knee bar at the penultimate bolt is a lifesaver when it all starts getting a bit hard. Pretty much dry, just a couple of damp undercuts.

with Eszter
Hidden 23/Apr Lead β
nai 21/Apr Lead O/S
with Toby
Hidden 10/Apr Lead dnf
MichaelGallimore 06/Apr Lead RP

Wet and slimy throughout. Pumped out after the last bolt and stood on a resin hanger. Repeated clean via against the wall on next attempt.

with Rob fenton
Tommyads ??/2016 -

Classic! Glad I flashed.

Eduardo Martinez ??/2016 -
OERees 04/Nov/15 Lead rpt
Tom McCabe 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S

happy to get the flash -rests come along just where they're needed! Up to first bolt, and last move, were wet.

tom russell 04/Oct/15 Lead β

had previously done the start but i never fell off it, so I'm taking the flash. great climbing.

with mike
mshorter 04/Oct/15 Lead
with tom
Gregory 27/Sep/15 Lead RP

first redpoint

with nick warren, Badger
Luke Dawson 21/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Rab Carrington, Steve Mcclure, Alberte1996
Ethan 17/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Don Walker
richiebongo 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Albert Exley 21/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Really happy to get this onsight, the knee bar couldn't have been at a better place

with Jon
Julie Carroll 20/Aug/15 Lead RP
with Peter Dickinson
Hidden 17/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 28/Jun/15 Lead RP
Rachel Slater 20/Jun/15 TR rpt
tim newton 20/Jun/15 Lead β

Had just done Against the Grain, so had done a few metres of this already. The rest was onsight

climbingpixie 14/Jun/15 Lead RP

Really chuffed to get this first redpoint. Wasn't really expecting it but found myself at the first kneebar feeling good and I thought I should go for it. Would definitely have fallen off if I hadn't managed to get the top kneebar in! Awesome classic route!

with Andy
MichaelGallimore 14/Jun/15 Lead RP
with jon lawson
GPN 13/Jun/15 Lead RP

Brilliant route!

Rachel Slater 30/May/15 Lead O/S

Easier than expected which was felt nice. Why aren't there more routes like this at Malham?!

jfreeman 30/May/15 Lead β
with Tom Newberry
Hidden 28/May/15 TR dog
robertmichaeladams 04/May/15 Lead
with Tim
Tim Rodgers 04/May/15 TR dog
jeddb 02/May/15 Lead RP

1st RP (had practice on top section from Against the Wall)

robertmichaeladams 02/May/15 Lead dog
with Tim
Justin T ?/May/15 Lead dog
drcorbasisgod ?/May/15 Lead RP
with Marc Weisner
Glyn 27/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Amy
WB 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
david morse 22/Apr/15 Lead RP

Nice to finally put this one to rest. Almost dropped it at the chains on the third red point. Pumpfest

with 2 finger
samrad 20/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Climbed in the last of the evenings light. Classic!

with mike
MichaelGallimore 20/Apr/15 2nd dog

Fell off at traverse.

with Sam R
Jonny Nick 19/Apr/15 Lead RP
Ellis Butler-Barker 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jamie Paffery
fellrunner ?/Mar/15 Lead

With Nes

Hidden ??/2015 -
OERees 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Not really sure if I can claim the onsight after seeing Marmot's video Steve McClure's hand picked Malham, and by the amount of boot rubber and chalk on the route!

cjd91 28/Oct/14 Lead RP

Fantastic climbing on decent holds...Really enjoyed it. A must if you are ever at Malham

with charlotte douglas
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Lead rpt
SED 27/Sep/14 TR RP

Finished up left. Comparable. Better for TRing, if not slightly trickier in the last moves.

Hidden 26/Sep/14 Lead
tam.sayers ?/Sep/14 Lead β
phillipwright ?/Sep/14 Lead RP

So tiring! But so worth it!

sev 20/Aug/14 Lead β

pumpy, and sometimes theres too many holds to choose from, but excellent

rikbattye 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Haydn Jones 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Duncan O'Sullivan
robman 17/Aug/14 Lead RP
Hidden 13/Aug/14 Lead RP
Ed Booth 01/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Rob Ireson, Adam Booth
Adam Booth 01/Aug/14 Lead β
Hidden 01/Aug/14 Lead dog
markalmack 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 27/Jul/14 Lead RP

Put the clips in and got spooked trying to clip the insitu draw (just out of reach so grabbed it). Sent next go, think I could have flashed, but what a route, great to climb it twice! Also had a play on Space Race on TR a couple of times - hard!

with Almadad
Hidden 03/Jul/14 TR dog
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead β
cjsheps 26/May/14 Lead β

Very minimal beta. Incredible climbing - one of the best low 7's I've done in the UK!

dan gibson 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with julie carroll
kevg 17/May/14 Lead RP
with Fraser
Fraser 17/May/14 Lead dog

Depressing for it to feel worse than last visit!

with Koon, JLS, Kev
Koon 17/May/14 Lead dnf
morganator 09/May/14 Lead β
with simon lee
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
lewiz 04/May/14 Lead RP

Great climbing... fell just before the hard moves to the anchor on the OS!

jon_gill1 03/May/14 Lead dog

had two attempts but sadly was just feeling too wiped out from france trip and being ill week before to get it clean!next time. great route!

with martin johnson, ross garfoot
nathanlee 28/Apr/14 Lead β
with Adam Brown, Dan MacManus
dannyboy83 27/Apr/14 Lead RP

Fell off just before the chains on the onsight and then felt very sick from the pump! Need to get back into shape

Nick Sillem 14/Apr/14 Lead β
Steve Hickie ?/Apr/14 -
Hidden 10/Mar/14 Lead
ejected ??/2014 -
robertmctague ??/2014 Lead O/S

First 7a+ onsight.

ianjfsutcliffe 06/Oct/13 2nd dog
highrepute 28/Sep/13 Lead RP
Hidden 12/Sep/13 Lead
Jono_LS16 12/Sep/13 Lead
adamjeffs 05/Sep/13 Lead β
with chris
Hidden 21/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead RP
Daniel Heath 02/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Very happy to get this. Big holds but steep, and didn't spot the kneebar mid-crux like Andy used.

AJM 02/Jul/13 Lead RP

Second go. Ace.

with Dan Heath, Buster Martin
thebigfriendlymoose 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Stephen
samwillo 14/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 12/Jun/13 Lead RP
Jay.Carr 11/Jun/13 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Jun/13 Lead RP
a_hein 12/May/13 Lead dog
with Clare F, Rob Adams
CharlotteGarden1 06/May/13 Lead β
C coldwell-storry 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
cjd91 17/Apr/13 Lead dog
PeteH 13/Mar/13 Lead RP

Hard to onsight when it's wet, as I found out...

with Nick Duboust
Hidden 06/Mar/13 Lead β
Hidden 06/Mar/13 2nd dog
ejected ??/2013 -
atapper21 ??/2013 Lead O/S
soph 05/Aug/12 Lead RP

Really fun - should have got it first go but really enjoyed climbing it twice :o)

Ed Booth 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S

clips in. Fun route.

tomhull 13/Jun/12 Lead β

fantastic, should have warmed up on this and not rose coronary

with Chris Gore
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead dog
Stig 04/Jun/12 Lead RP

1st redpoint.

with Greg
fennerz 03/Jun/12 Lead RP

2nd go. Excellent.

with Abi and Louise
SMc 02/Jun/12 Lead RP

Fell just after the final runner on the flash attempt. The RP a bit later was a proper fight!

with Neil
blaza1 ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with dan woolnough
Duncan Disorderly 30/May/12 Lead β


peter.clarkson1 29/May/12 Lead RP
with sam solomon
khawk 24/May/12 Lead dog
with DT
Fraser 25/Mar/12 Lead dog
with Sam, Rob S, Kev
Hidden 24/Mar/12 TR dog
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead RP
Jack00 22/Aug/11 Lead β
Bargate_Champ 28/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead rpt
uptown 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Rab
craig matheson 23/Jun/11 Lead rpt
chiverstom 11/Jun/11 Lead dog
sammo247 11/Jun/11 2nd dog
Hidden 07/Jun/11 TR dog
RdC 04/Jun/11 Lead RP
with nic, wilson
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead
mikeshewring 21/May/11 Lead dog

Awesome route. I was climbing like a fool.

w.pettet-smith 15/May/11 Lead
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead RP
dominic lee 14/May/11 Lead β
Hidden 07/May/11 AltLd
lx 07/May/11 Lead O/S

getting the clips out almost as hard as climbing the route!

with will smith
willsm11 07/May/11 Lead O/S
wilsonmackenzie 24/Apr/11 Lead RP

Basically flash, got to the fifth bolt a year ago

Cowflinger 23/Apr/11 Lead RP

1st redpoint

with Pete Lewis
westyb3 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Ball
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Sam the Butcher 08/Apr/11 Lead β
with Dave Redpath
3 Names 02/Apr/11 Lead dog

need to go back for this

jacobjacob 29/Mar/11 Lead β
pete87abs 26/Mar/11 Lead dog

amazing climbing

craig matheson 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Stig 14/Mar/11 TR
with Greg
gregoritos 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Tophe ??/2011 Lead rpt
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead
middlevern 23/Oct/10 Lead RP

1st RP. Great route.

with Mike Blood
tom rookes 07/Aug/10 -
spunkymonkey 16/Jul/10 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead RP
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead RP
chris_j_s 27/Jun/10 Lead dog

This intimidating line has long been on my hit list and finally, after running out of excuses to avoid it, I got on it and did all the moves in the baking heat of the day. Will return for a redpoint attempt when conditions are a little better. A brilliant route fully deserving of its 3 star status.

Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/May/10 2nd dog
dj_brigham05 19/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 TR dnf
Peter Holder 13/May/10 Lead
with Daz Graham
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead RP
JM 08/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Pinnington
xiangoh ?/May/10 Lead RP
derico 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Mat W
nickmoulden 20/Apr/10 Lead RP
with Steve Dunning
Hidden 20/Aug/09 TR
Hidden 20/Aug/09 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead dog
simon kimber 20/Jun/09 Lead dog
marcpontin ?/Jun/09 Lead dog
with steve
Hidden 29/May/09 Lead dog
Hidden 25/May/09 Lead RP
jondude 18/May/09 Lead O/S
NDD 17/May/09 Lead O/S
with Stu, Will, Chris
Stewart B 16/May/09 Lead O/S
with Boost, Willackers and Chris E
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 16/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ed Brown
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
figfour 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with beth
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead RP
andy gravestock 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

one of the best at malham perhaps.

with steve and rob
Ram MkiV 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

finally after putting it off for many visits, went without incident!

with Rob & Andy
Hidden ?/Jun/08 TR β
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead RP
Richard Horn 26/May/08 Lead RP
bigie bob 25/May/08 Lead O/S
Dave Bond 18/May/08 Lead RP
keefe 11/May/08 Lead
Hidden ?/May/08 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Oliver Wright ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 16/Oct/07 -
Gus ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with mini pickles
Brown 07/Jun/07 Lead RP
with Paul
Hidden 03/Jun/07 Lead RP
skygodley 02/Jun/07 Lead RP

Took a second go to tick this route due to poor footwork and slipping off just before the knee bar rest!

with SarahM
Hidden 22/May/07 Lead RP
Hidden 17/May/07 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/07 Lead β
willackers ??/2007 Lead RP
with Tom Mills, Dan Walker, Rob Napier
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/06 Lead RP
Tom Phillips 21/Jul/06 Lead dog
with dick
Hidden 21/Jul/06 2nd
Hidden 07/May/06 Lead rpt
Rich Kirby 04/May/06 Lead rpt
with Jenny Woodward
Boy ??/2006 -
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Toby Dunn ??/2006 Lead
nige 06/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with nick colton
Cassidy 16/May/05 Lead O/S
with Scottish Raiding Party
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead O/S
French Erick 07/Aug/04 Lead dnf
Dave Kerr 07/Aug/04 Lead
with Erick Baillot, Steve Richardson
pezzerrr 27/Jun/04 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/03 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Viv
Hidden 02/Mar/03 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2003 -
Henners 01/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Neil Buzby
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
kristian ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/00 Lead dnf
Adam Lincoln ??/2000 -
sadams 26/Aug/97 Lead
with Team Midlands
buzby78 16/Aug/97 Lead RP
innes ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/1997 -
Hidden 24/Aug/96 Lead rpt
Mike Owen 06/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Dalvinda Sodhi
robyn1 ??/1996 -
Dave Musgrove 15/Oct/95 Lead rpt

Led clean at last. After a week of undercut pull-ups. The only route I've ever specifically trained for!

with Andy Watts, Nigel Baker
Dave Musgrove 01/Oct/95 2nd rpt
with David
Hidden 24/Sep/95 Lead rpt
Mike Owen 24/Sep/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Dave Musgrove 09/Sep/95 2nd dog

Re-bolting. First work-day of the Yorkshire Bolt Fund.

The Jazz Butcher ??/1995 -
joecareless ??/1995 -

must be loads safer now with all the bolts, had route details on a beer mat

Mike Owen 02/Sep/94 Lead rpt
with Nige Preston, Elaine Owen
Graeme Smithy ?/Sep/94 Lead β


Roget 16/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with jon
Mike Owen 01/Aug/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Stoney Boy 30/May/93 Lead RP
with Tim Gould
Hidden 06/Aug/92 Lead β
crossleysm ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
jfletcher 05/Jul/92 Lead RP

Flashed direct start 26/08/1995.

mattnuttall 01/Jul/92 Lead O/S


whispering nic ?/May/92 -
andy farnell ??/1992 -
with whispering nic
Mike Owen 13/Apr/91 Lead rpt
with Geoff Turner, Elaine Owen
Hidden 29/Sep/90 2nd
Hidden 29/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 21/Sep/90 Lead RP

1st RP

Mike Owen 14/Jul/90 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen, Phil Davidson
shark 12/May/90 Lead O/S
Mike Owen 04/Apr/90 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Hidden ??/1990 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1990 -
with keefe
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Bob 12/Aug/89 2nd
with al phizacklea
andybirtwistle 10/Jun/89 Lead RP
mark mcgowan01 ??/1989 -
William Robertson ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Emily
Hidden 06/Sep/87 -
Ian Jones ?/Aug/86 Lead O/S

There weren't so many bolts back then.

with Graeme Alderson
steve taylor ?/Jul/86 2nd
with jon reti
Mike Owen 18/Jul/85 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Hidden 09/Jul/85 2nd O/S
Mike Owen 02/Jul/85 Lead rpt
with Pete Chadwick
Mike Owen 30/Jun/85 Lead rpt
with Harold Walmsley
Mike Owen 27/May/85 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
stp ?/Aug/84 Lead β
charlesmfrench 12/Dec/83 Lead dog

Aided it.

Hidden ??/0000 Lead β
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