22m.

Rockfax Description
Malham's first 8a. A famous and magnificent climb which starts below a chunky flake. Gaining the flake is tricky, however the sustained upper wall provides most of the difficulties with fingery moves on side-pulls, with always the nagging question as to whether to clip the crucial bolt or push on and risk the mega-lob. There is an infamous rest at half-height. © Rockfax

FA. Ron Fawcett 1985. Malham's first 8a and also one of the first in the UK. A magnificent effort which has stood the test of time. "Nearly 8a+" Steve McClure - OTE 2003.

Ticklists: THE classic old skool 8a's, 2016 Crush-fest.


ClimberDateStyle
OERees 04/Nov/15 Lead dog

Wet.

OERees 28/Oct/15 Lead dog
OERees 21/Oct/15 Lead dog
thebigfriendlymoose 17/Oct/15 Lead RP

It ends: a siege so prolonged, bloody, and idiotic it resembled Stalingrad re-enacted by the knights out of Monty Python and the Holy Grail . A surprise late season tick after a long break. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and the fingers grow stronger!

OERees 17/Oct/15 Lead dog
OERees 14/Oct/15 Lead dog
Luke Dawson 13/Oct/15 Lead RP

felt like an 8a+

adamjeffs 09/Jun/14 Lead RP
with mum
piken 01/Oct/13 Lead RP

Great route

with Al
mikenty 19/Apr/13 Lead RP
NDD 08/Sep/12 Lead RP

Less of a epic than usual.

julesp 14/Jul/12 TR dnf

couldnt resist a play on the bottom boulder prob. really nice moves but too hard for me. need to work heel hooks for a start

with nigel and eliot
jacobjacob 14/Mar/12 Lead RP

First proper redpoint after a few working goes. So psyched to get this done today, especially as the last two holds of the crux and the whole upper wall were sopping wet.

Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead RP
Toby Dunn 24/Aug/11 Lead RP
with Ruth
edinbed 20/Jul/11 Lead RP

Horrible midge fest of a day.

nickmoulden 16/Jun/11 Lead RP

first redpoint

with Dalvinda Dunning
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Jun/11 Lead dog
Apharri 01/May/11 Lead RP
with Andre Hedger
bigie bob 15/Apr/11 Lead RP
willackers 09/Apr/11 Lead RP

Get in! Early morning race against the sun! Wet top-out! Sketchy!

with lots of scottish people
Apharri ?/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Marie Richards
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead RP
andyinnes 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/09 Lead dog
Hidden 10/Apr/09 TR dog
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 28/Jun/08 Lead RP
with Aide Jebb
Hidden 18/Jun/08 TR rpt
lx 12/Jun/08 Lead

amazing. Best route i have ever done. Hard, feels like a step up from other 8a's i've done.

with jonny
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Apr/08 Lead RP
Hidden 10/Apr/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Jun/07 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead RP
Cassidy 30/Jul/05 Lead RP
with Henners
marky ?/Apr/05 Lead RP
with John
Rich Kirby 23/Sep/04 Lead RP

First 8a & in my 40th year.....ace.

with Ant
nige 09/May/04 Lead RP
with dave kells
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2003 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2003 Lead RP
Mike Owen 03/May/99 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 25/Apr/99 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 24/Apr/99 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 28/Mar/99 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 06/Sep/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 19/Jul/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 31/May/98 Lead rpt
with Ewan McCallum
Mike Owen 25/May/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 28/Mar/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 04/Oct/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 27/Sep/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 09/Jul/97 Lead rpt
with Nige Hunt
sadams 04/May/97 Lead RP

4 days over two years

with John Boyle
Mike Owen 12/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 15/Mar/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 12/Oct/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 28/Sep/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 22/Sep/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 07/Jul/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 22/Jun/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 31/May/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 28/Apr/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 21/Apr/96 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 15/Oct/95 Lead rpt
with John Holmes, Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 01/Oct/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 30/Sep/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 24/Sep/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 23/Jul/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 22/Jul/95 Lead rpt
with Lisa Gnade, Steve Petro, Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 15/Jul/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 24/Jun/95 Lead rpt

Led four times whilst practising the Well Dunne finish.

with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 22/Jun/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 17/Jun/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 11/Jun/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 21/May/95 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 26/Feb/95 Lead rpt
with Tim Hatch
shark 01/Oct/94 Lead RP
with Dave Marsh
Mike Owen 27/Sep/94 Lead rpt
with Perry & Sue
Mike Owen 02/Sep/94 Lead rpt
with Nige Preston, Elaine Owen
djmarko75 ?/Sep/94 Lead dnf

Tried this with Leo.

Mike Owen 05/Jun/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 27/May/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 26/May/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 01/May/94 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 04/Sep/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 27/Aug/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 04/Aug/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 01/Aug/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 18/Jul/93 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
jfletcher 20/Jun/93 Lead RP

Skipped the bolt and took the huge lob on RP attempt the day before success (and all bolts clipped!)

with Glen Sutcliffe
WuDavid ??/1993 Lead RP

Wow! So chuffed to do this classic. Recall spying the line before it was climbed. Never dreamed I'd climb this piece of rock.

keefe 23/Aug/92 -
Dave Douglas 23/Mar/91 Lead dog

Flashed to high on route. Alas I didn't make it.

with Stuart Cameron
Mike Owen 04/Apr/90 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
mark mcgowan01 ??/1990 -

1st 8a - pumpy!

with Dave Cuthbertson
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1990 Lead RP

My 1st 8a.. I think

with keefe
Mike Owen 24/Sep/89 Lead RP
with Elaine Owen, Phil Ralph
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Voting
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Style of ascent
Lead
Toproped
Not Set
Repeated
Redpoint
Dogged
DNF
Onsighted
Not Set