Wasted Youth** 7b
[Wasted Youth (7b), Malham, 3 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
The steep wall above an undercut stepped flake has shed some holds over the years but is still 7b - just. © ROCKFAX

FA. Dave Humberstone, Julian Short 1986

Photo: Wasted Youth (7b), Malham © Ged Desforges
Submit a new photo of this climb.

This climb is in 148 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Great route, crux half way up but runout sections make it pretty spicy.
Jonny Nick - Lead RP - 24/May/15

Great route, enjoyed it! Almost fluffed the middle though
cjd91 - Lead RP - 09/May/15 with bobbie

nickmoulden - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/15 with zoe bidula

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Sep/14

2nd go
robman - Lead RP - 17/Aug/14

pie_eater_pete - Lead RP - 14/Aug/14

Flashed every move on this on lead. Became terrified at the top and grabbed the chain. Was so pumped I barely got it clipped. Let out a bloodcurdling scream as I thought I was about to die. I hate Malham lower off runouts! Top roped it clean later on. What a punter.
Will Hunt - TR RP - 08/Jun/14 with Alistair Brash, Sean Jacobs

Malham footholds! A good one to get reacquainted with.
AlistairB - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14 with Sean Jacobs, Will Hunt

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/14

Nick Sillem - Lead β - 06/May/14

managed to get all the moves but didnt have the puff to do in one!
jon_gill1 - Lead dog - 04/May/14 with martin johnson, ross garfoot

Tophe - Lead β - 27/Apr/14 with Jonny P, Dan

Flash attempt. HArD
funsized - Lead dog - 26/Apr/14 with Danny Boy, Chris

rikbattye - Lead RP - 13/Mar/14

markalmack - 2014

andy jennings - TR dog - 2014 with Jonny P, dannyboy

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Sep/13

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with mum

dominic lee - Lead RP - 18/Aug/13 with nathan lee

Really good climbing, dogged then 1st RP
Bennykr - Lead RP - 27/Jun/13 with Huw

dwisniewski - Lead dog - 13/Jun/13 with Stefan, Jay

I'm on Tremolo as well at the mo, and I'm pretty sure Tremolo will go with fewer attempts than this did! Feels a lot harder than eg Seventh Aardvark, Personal Services.
PeteH - Lead RP - 19/Mar/13 with Naomi Hart

Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Mar/13

ejected - 2013

atapper21 - Lead RP - 2013

Hidden - 22/Sep/12

Neil Adams - Lead RP - 22/Sep/12 with Andy N

samrad - Lead RP - 20/Aug/12 with crad

Tried to top rope this as training at end of day. Got through crux but forgot to unclip and was then too juiced to reverse so jumped of. Started from begining of crux again and did to top.
Ed Booth - TR - 17/Jun/12 with Fennerz, Adam Booth

Got it worked but too knackered for the send.
Adam Booth - TR RP - 17/Jun/12 with Tom Fenwick, Ed Booth

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead RP - 16/Jun/12

Enjoyable climbing, not really my style so happy with this, tried once or twice on each day over 3 days, first go today. RP3 or 4.
Dave Warburton - Lead RP - 15/May/12 with Jacob, Ben, Conor, Ewan

highrepute - Lead β - 13/May/12

Fell off the last tricky move, should have got it really, pretty frustrating. Amazing the improvement since when i tried this with Sean.
Dave Warburton - Lead dog - 11/May/12 with Bill Lawrence, Conor

Dave Warburton - Lead dog - 15/Apr/12 with Conor, Sean Jacobs

Hidden - 2012

PeteH - Lead dog - 10/Oct/11 with Arran Deakin

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Sep/11

2 TR attempts with falls. Got it 1st RP try. 1st 7b :)
cooperman - Lead RP - 28/Aug/11 with Nick Wharton

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Aug/11

Jack00 - Lead RP - 22/Aug/11 with Andy Graham

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Jul/11

steepstuff - 13/Jul/11 with Rob

nickmoulden - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/11

craig matheson - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11

uptown - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Sean_J

Hidden - TR dog - 02/May/11

wilsonmackenzie - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11 with RdC, Nicolas duboust, ChrisCSC89

Almost off all the way up
ChrisCSC89 - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11 with Nic, Ross, Wilson

Basically onsight
Sam the Butcher - Lead β - 18/Apr/11 with Dave Redpath

Didn't have the energy to redpoint.
AlistairB - TR dog - 14/Apr/11 with Lisa

nickmoulden - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Very good route and nice to get to grips with some typical awful malham footholds. Think its well hard for 7b!
BenNorman - 2011

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Dec/10

nick bamber - 23/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Aug/10

Rob1988 - Lead RP - Aug/10 with Andrew

Flash. Good, felt not too bad.
NDD - Lead β - 10/Jun/10

Second go.
dj_brigham05 - Lead RP - 20/May/10 with Rich Clarke

Ed Booth - Lead RP - 16/May/10 with Gus Hudgins

ewen - Lead RP - 06/May/10

Hidden - TR dog - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Apr/10

Some wet holds on a cold day. Totally numb fingers at the top. Good route - much better than it looks from the ground.
shark - Lead RP - 02/Apr/10 with Matt Robinson

jacobjacob - Lead RP - 31/Mar/10

After lots of hard work. 7b+ at least
robbo - AltLd RP - 17/Mar/10 with willackers

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Mar/10

mattcyp88 - TR dnf - 20/Feb/10 with Jacob Cook

Hidden - TR RP - 07/Jun/09

Ian Broome - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/09

Hidden - 21/May/09

Hidden - TR rpt - 16/May/09

Should have been OS, 1st redpoint
willackers - Lead RP - 25/Apr/09 with Henners, Stu, Chris

Felt hard for the grade. Was mighty tired though
Stewart B - Lead β - 25/Apr/09 with Henners, Willackers and Chris E

4 RP should have done more quickly. Put clips in.
tedj234 - Lead RP - 24/Apr/09 with Nicolas Rabb

Toby Dunn - Lead - 08/Apr/09 with Nick Verney

marky - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/09 with John

C coldwell-storry - Lead β - 2009 with rob lay, Mike Thomas

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Nick Beckett - Lead - 19/Jul/08 with Jim Rogers

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/08

really hard for 7b
lx - Lead - 03/Jul/08 with fat boy

middlevern - Lead RP - Jul/08 with Mike Blood

bigie bob - Lead RP - 25/May/08

Nice route, fairly reachy. Flashed all the climbing but fell as a foot popped clipping the last bolt (having climbed past the best position to do so...) Quite nasty sideways, rope burning fall. Did it next go.
Ram MkiV - Lead RP - 02/May/08 with Mike B & Steve R

Oliver Wright - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead RP - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 13/Jun/07

2 weeks of un-employment = F7b. the end.
Matt Rowat - Lead RP - 30/May/07 with owen

Did it again for the first time in a long while. Felt solid 7b now the good flake by the last clip is much worse
andy farnell - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/07 with Ian Patterson

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Feb/07

derico - Lead RP - Oct/06 with Dan

Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Aug/06

Grimny-lyn - the merry dwarf - Lead RP - 06/Jun/06 with andy kassyk

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Feb/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

John Southworth - 2005

Hidden - Lead RP - 2004

Cassidy - Lead RP - 05/Sep/03 with Scottish Raiding Party

Henners - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/03 with Jeremy Love

Dave Kerr - Lead - 17/Jun/03 with Neil McGeachy

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/May/03

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead RP - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/02

nige - Lead RP - Feb/00 with mark hounslea

Smith42 - 2000

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/98 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/98 with Elaine Owen

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/98 with Elaine Owen

Billg - Lead rpt - Jul/98 with Phil McAllistair

Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 31/May/98 with Ewan McCallum

Hidden - Lead RP - 21/Jun/97

buzby78 - Lead RP - 06/May/97

Dave Musgrove - Lead RP - Apr/97 with Tim Lowe

robyn1 - 1996

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/95 with Dee Herbert

Richard White - 1995

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - 07/Sep/94 with Nick Ashton

Billg - Lead rpt - Aug/94 with Liam Grant

Rich Kirby - Lead RP - Apr/94

Very pleased to onsight this.
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/93 with KM

Billg - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/93 with Phil McAllistair

1st RP
mattnuttall - Lead RP - 28/Aug/92 with Alan Holden

Hidden - Lead RP - 05/Jul/92

whispering nic - May/92 with andy farnell

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1992 with bernie bradbury

jfletcher - Lead RP - 04/May/91

keefe - 17/Feb/91

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Oct/90

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/90

Dave Douglas - Lead RP - 22/Sep/90

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

mark mcgowan01 - 1989

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/88 with Elaine Owen

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1988 with Emily

Hidden - 1988

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Nick Sillem, owain86, thebigfriendlymoose, chris_j_s, selman, Chazz, Lee Horsfall

Total votes cast 84
hard 7b+0 of 54
7b+2 of 54
easy 7b+8 of 54
hard 7b13 of 54
7b18 of 54
easy 7b10 of 54
hard 7a+3 of 54
7a+0 of 54
easy 7a+0 of 54
3 Stars1 of 30
2 Stars28 of 30
1 Star1 of 30
0 Stars0 of 30
Bag of .....0 of 30
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat
Clean RP