Rockfax Description
A good bit of climbing with an exciting finish to grasp the chain. © Rockfax

FA. Malc Haslam 1986

Bulls Crack 30/Apr Lead RP
MichaelGallimore 10/Apr Lead RP

Third time lucky. The last two tries were at the end of a session trying raindogs so I was pretty tired. The moves fowed a lot better this time. Lovey moves going through the layback jugs, then a fierce top clip.

with Sam R
theomoore 09/Apr Lead RP
Gus 09/Apr Lead β
with guy van greuning
samrad 08/Apr Lead β

retroflashed putting the draws in at the end of the day. was tough clipping the chains off that small crimp. Didn't see the need to grab the chain. I top roped this 5 years ago but didn't remember a thing about it. had to look at the guide to find out where it started.

Abi Chard 08/Apr Lead RP
with Ian
efrance24234 31/Mar Lead rpt

Retro flash

with Ian Dunn
Jack Shewring 27/Mar Lead dog
Hidden 28/Feb Lead RP
ashtond6 28/Feb Lead RP

First visit to malham! Fun route! Touched the chain on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th attempt!

Luke Dawson 27/Feb Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Tom McCabe 31/Oct/15 Lead dog

Fell on last move after forgetting the beta

Ben Alan Wilson 30/Oct/15 Lead RP

had trouble with chain grab

TRFrost 28/Oct/15 Lead β
with I. Dunn
Hidden 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
david morse 13/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with KT
Duncan Campbell 13/Sep/15 Lead β

Well beta-d up by Katie and Dave. Just up my street this style of climbing - technical on small, positive crimps. Excellent.

jonexley 04/Sep/15 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Albert Exley 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Frist 7a+ onsight...

with Jon
ollyisaclimber 13/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Chuffed to have onsighted this! Great line and the jump for the chains was exciting pumped!

oread 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Dan Mckinlay ?/Aug/15 -
metcalfe1990 25/Jul/15 TR RP
1poundSOCKS 24/Jul/15 Lead RP

Close to the flash, fell off at the chains. Had to settle for the redpoint.

Jono_LS16 21/Jul/15 Lead O/S
giuly 19/Jul/15 Lead dog
with Liz Kitney
Luke Owens 25/Jun/15 Lead RP

2nd go, awesome route!

Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead RP
Anna M 14/Jun/15 Lead RP
with Nige
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead RP
3 Names 23/May/15 Lead β
robertmctague 20/May/15 Lead RP

Robbed of the onsight by a stupid foot slip, damn. Second go. Pretty good route.

samwillo 11/May/15 Lead
manfred 11/May/15 Lead RP

2nd go, soft

Hidden 10/May/15 Lead rpt
cjd91 09/May/15 Lead RP

Retro flash...could not remember any moves! Tried last year, felt nails...felt cruisy today

with bobbie
Jonny Nick 09/May/15 Lead RP
Tim Rodgers 02/May/15 TR
robertmichaeladams 02/May/15 Lead
with Tim
Hidden ?/May/15 Lead O/S
Nick Sillem ?/May/15 Lead β
legbitme ?/May/15 Lead RP
with Guilia Fortali, Keith Hague
Maddie 28/Apr/15 TR dog

All the moves but fiddly section in middle was hard to work out. Top is good fun

with Cal, Sam P, Steve
david morse 25/Apr/15 Lead RP
with 2 finger, KT, markalmack
Tophe 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jerome
Ellis Butler-Barker 10/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jamie Paffery
Hidden ??/2015 -
sdht ??/2015 Lead RP
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead RP
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Lead RP
coombsy 07/Jun/14 Lead RP
with James Clarkson
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead RP
tmawer 02/May/14 Lead RP

2nd redpoint attempt.

with andrea
tmawer 20/Apr/14 TR RP
with andrea
Hidden 03/Apr/14 Lead RP
emily_allen 30/Mar/14 Lead β
Bloke on a Rope 09/Mar/14 TR dog

One rest, one of my first sport routes an i found out how rubbish my stamina is!

with Henry
henry peter jenkins 09/Mar/14 Lead RP

got clean after a few entertaining attempts :)

with Ian henderson, luis bachini, jake mcmanus
NewHam ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
markalmack ??/2014 -
tmawer 07/Dec/13 TR dog
with Bram
Hidden 24/Sep/13 Lead β
adamjeffs 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with mum
Hidden 11/Sep/13 Lead RP
DrGav ?/Aug/13 Lead dog

Multiple attempts saw the chain tickled then failing just before.... Should have discovered right hand up for chain much earlier in the week!

with Wendy
peter.clarkson1 30/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with sam solomon
cliffrad 06/May/13 Lead RP

2nd go today

CharlotteGarden1 06/May/13 Lead β
Kim M 04/May/13 Lead RP
with Nige
Squidinker 20/Apr/13 Lead β
with Lee Rogers
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead
James Malloch 03/Mar/13 Lead RP

Glad to tick this, finally getting over being a wimp and learning falls are okay! First 7a+ too

mark20 03/Mar/13 Lead β
PeteH 25/Feb/13 Lead RP

1st RP

with Steve Taylor
DeanT ??/2013 Lead
Daniel Heath ??/2013 Lead O/S
atapper21 ??/2013 Lead RP
WB 21/Oct/12 Lead RP

1st redpoint attempt - must be soft for the grade

with Chris
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead RP
Julian Cooper 21/Oct/12 Lead RP
with Stuart Knott
nai 13/Oct/12 Lead RP
with Luke
Hidden 13/Oct/12 Lead RP
Robb Bert ?/Oct/12 Lead RP

Blooming last move!

with Steve George
steveghalifax ?/Oct/12 Lead RP

14 attempts falling off top move before nailing. First 7a+

with Robb Bert
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 01/Sep/12 TR dog
Hidden 31/Aug/12 TR dog
Hidden 24/Aug/12 TR
Hidden 05/Aug/12 Lead RP
efrance24234 30/Jun/12 TR rpt
efrance24234 28/Jun/12 Lead RP

Bolt to bolt to warm up then first go after that

Hidden 21/Jun/12 Lead RP
Hidden 09/Jun/12 Lead rpt
fennerz 03/Jun/12 Lead RP

Fell off last move. 2nd go.

with Abi and Louise
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead RP
Dan Jenkin 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with James Jacobs, Ellie Pygall
cooperman 12/May/12 Lead RP

just missed the flash

with Nick Wharton
SMc 05/May/12 Lead RP
with Anne
Graham Iles 28/Apr/12 Lead rpt
with Nick Wharton
Dave Warburton 25/Apr/12 Lead RP

RP3, couple the other day and today. My kind of climbing. Static to chain.

with Luke Tilley, Conor, HuwGoodal
Hidden 25/Apr/12 Lead RP
Graham Iles 22/Apr/12 TR dog
with Nick Wharton
Dave Warburton 15/Apr/12 Lead dog

First time to malham sport. Tried a few things, would have been better to have done this earlier on, definitely more my type of thing. Been a long time since i climbed routes, even if they are short; felt pretty rusty. Suntrap :-(

Hidden 08/Apr/12 -
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead RP
Hidden 08/Mar/12 Lead
KKilroy ?/Mar/12 Lead
with Emma Clarke
Hidden ??/2012 -
blaza1 ??/2012 Lead β
Graham Iles 23/Oct/11 TR rpt
with Neil Stabbs
Tom Keaveny 05/Oct/11 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Aug/11 -
ChrisCSC89 21/Aug/11 Lead RP

Grabbed chains

with Nic, Ross, Wilson
wilsonmackenzie 21/Aug/11 Lead β
thebigfriendlymoose 20/Aug/11 Lead RP
Bennykr 23/Jul/11 Lead RP

got too last move on onsight but got too pumped and couldnt work it out, got it second go :D

nickmoulden 05/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead RP
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 28/May/11 Lead RP
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead dog
ollyroberts 16/May/11 Lead RP
with Esther Seddon
catt 01/May/11 Lead RP

Brilliant fun. Felt like the move to the chains is a top way to finish the route and puts it into the 7a+ bracket. 3TRs, 1st RP.

Hidden 27/Apr/11 TR
Jack00 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rob Sandercock
AJM 27/Mar/11 Lead RP

Excellent fun, good sustained sequence with tricky feet.....

Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead RP
ilikemonkys 23/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead rpt
RdC 22/Jan/11 Lead

Did long move to grab chains. Route should stop a few feet earlier.

with nic
NDD 21/Jan/11 Lead

2nd go.

escalade ??/2011 -
david taylor ??/2011 Lead RP
Adam Lincoln ??/2011 Lead
Ciro 15/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 14/Aug/10 Lead RP
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
akhughes 21/Jul/10 Lead rpt

Blew onsight, did second go.

with Mhairi
Hidden 21/Jul/10 Lead
uptown 09/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Sean_J
selman 07/May/10 Lead RP
with Paul Hartley
Spillers 17/Apr/10 Lead dog
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Lead RP
Bill Lawrence 27/Mar/10 Lead RP

did one top rope, then went for the lead but fell on the last moved, didnt concentrate on the next attempt and fell off half way, next attempt got it, really nice moves around the 3rd clip

with tommy martin, Guy VG
Hidden 25/Mar/10 Lead RP
benrh09 25/Mar/10 TR dnf
Wood for Trees 21/Mar/10 Lead RP

two toppers, first RP. excellent move going crossing through to the boss hold.

with Lee and Ben
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Lead β
Ian Broome 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Dale Comley ??/2010 Lead RP
tom rookes ??/2010 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead RP
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead dog
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead RP
Rich Kirby 04/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with Ewan
chris_j_s 01/Aug/09 Lead dog

Close but no cigar! Tried to do the hard moves at the top instead of flinging for the chain.

with Will Carroll, James McCartan
Jon Rabey 12/Jul/09 Lead RP
conboy93 07/Jul/09 Lead
with adam jeeworth, simon rackley
OffshoreAndy 20/Jun/09 Lead RP

Shame the finish is not well defined. To grab the chain from below misses the hard moves. Better to climb through, finishing on two large, opposing side pulls - but then grab the chain to clip?

mattyork2 23/May/09 Lead dog

Silly billy. Fell on onsight ascent pumping out trying to clip chain. Convinced myself that the way to do it was to do desparate moves to set feet up to make dynamic moves out to flake level with belay - this is not the way to do it I realise now and wasted everyone's efforts with this rediculous approach - oh well

jondude 18/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/09 Lead
Matt Rowat 03/May/09 Lead RP
with Parky
Hidden ?/May/09 TR
Hidden 28/Apr/09 Lead RP
willackers 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Henners, Stu, Chris
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead RP
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
Pete Graham ?/Apr/09 Lead RP
datoon 21/Mar/09 Lead
with K
khawk 21/Mar/09 Lead dog
with DT
Hidden 16/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead RP
climber96 ??/2009 Lead dog

had 2 falls not tried since physced to go do it clean!

with Dad
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead RP

Man up and clip the chain from the side-pulls - you know it makes sense.

with SteveOc
SeanHopkins ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
C coldwell-storry ??/2009 Lead β
with rob lay
Hidden ??/2009 -
MattT88 26/Oct/08 Lead dog
with Nick Cox
MattT88 26/Oct/08 TR dog
with Nick Cox
Hidden 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Sep/08 TR rpt
ewen 19/Sep/08 Lead
with dave
Hidden 05/Aug/08 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Aug/08 TR RP
Mat Welsh ?/Jul/08 Lead RP

First 7a+ ...really good!

with Mark Owens, Pete Dicko
Hidden 27/Jun/08 Lead RP
Hidden 27/Jun/08 Lead RP
andy gravestock 19/Jun/08 Lead O/S

fairly crimpy at the top with a long move to the chains.

with steve
Hidden 01/Jun/08 2nd
Chazz 18/Apr/08 Lead RP

Got it on 3rd go. First 7a+.

Hidden ??/2008 -
Oliver Wright ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 26/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead dog
guyblackwood 02/Sep/07 TR dog

Seemed good- get it next visit

with Mark Jumper
Ram MkiV 31/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with mike b, aidy, ruth
Birdo 26/Aug/07 Lead
with John Sergeant, Fred Sergeant
Fred Sergeant 25/Aug/07 TR dnf
with John Sergeant
Hidden 18/Aug/07 Lead dog
derico 16/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Grabbed chain - not sure if this onsight still counts!

with Trev S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 2nd RP
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Jun/07 Lead
Toby Dunn 28/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with bruno
DrGav 28/Jun/07 Lead dog

damn good fun, will come back

with Adam
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 11/Jun/07 Lead dog

1 fall at the top

Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead β
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead RP
Hidden 31/May/07 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead RP
skygodley 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S


with SarahM
Alex Mason 09/Apr/07 Lead

Redpointed this quite easily at the end of the day! at the top i did a cut loose spring for the chain. is this right or what i could see no other way of doing it.

with Vash Steve and Rob
Ben1983 18/Feb/07 Lead RP
bronsonite 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
StuM 08/Feb/07 Lead RP
with Ben Anderson
Paul Forster ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Andrew1 ??/2007 Lead RP
pezzerrr ??/2007 Lead RP
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Sep/06 Lead RP
Hidden 28/Aug/06 Lead
chicken88 27/May/06 TR β
with Andy Clough
Brown 21/May/06 Lead O/S
with Max
Hidden 01/May/06 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Apr/06 Lead rpt
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/05 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Jun/05 Lead rpt
Rob1988 ?/Apr/05 Lead
Dave Kerr 20/Mar/05 Lead
with Chris Boutell
Hidden 27/Feb/05 Lead O/S
Nick Beckett ??/2005 Lead RP
with Marcin Zimon
Hidden 26/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Cassidy 16/May/04 Lead β
with Scottish Raiding Party
Hidden ??/2004 Lead RP
Henners 01/Sep/03 Lead RP
with Jeremy Love
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead RP
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 17/Sep/99 Lead RP
nige ?/Jun/98 Lead RP
with mike owen
Mike Owen 28/May/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 25/May/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 28/Mar/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 21/Mar/98 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
craig matheson ??/1998 -
jameshiggins ??/1998 Lead RP
Mike Owen 11/Oct/97 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 29/Jun/97 Lead rpt
with Nige Hunt, Elaine Owen
Hidden 17/May/97 Lead RP
Mike Owen 12/Apr/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
Mike Owen 15/Mar/97 Lead rpt
with Elaine Owen
innes ??/1997 -
buzby78 29/Sep/96 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Jun/96 Lead RP
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Sep/95 Lead RP
Graeme Smithy ?/Aug/95 Lead β


Paul Figg 20/Nov/94 Lead
Billg 03/Apr/94 Lead O/S
with Nigel Slater
djmarko75 ?/Sep/93 TR
Dave Musgrove 08/Aug/93 Lead RP
with Andy Watts, Nigel Baker
Rich Kirby ?/May/93 Lead
John Southworth ?/Apr/93 Lead RP
Steve Crowe 07/Mar/93 Lead RP

1st RP

ste_d 01/Mar/93 Lead RP
Tony Little 15/Sep/92 Lead RP
with martin and simon
crossleysm ?/Sep/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/92 Lead β
goi.ashmore 08/Aug/92 Lead RP
with Rich France
whispering nic ?/May/92 -
andy farnell ??/1992 Lead RP
with whispering nic
mik1miller ??/1992 Lead O/S
with bernie bradbury
jfletcher 04/May/91 Lead RP
Mike Owen 13/Apr/91 Lead rpt
with Geoff Turner, Elaine Owen
Hidden 03/Apr/91 TR
Hidden 30/Sep/90 Lead
Hidden 30/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 17/Apr/90 Lead
Andy Hyslop ?/Mar/90 -
Hidden ??/1990 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1990 -
with keefe
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Dave Douglas 09/Sep/89 Lead RP
mark mcgowan01 ??/1989 -
keefe 29/Aug/88 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/88 TR
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/87 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/87 Lead
Mike Owen 13/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Simon King, Phil Davidson
Hidden 16/Nov/86 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Jul/86 2nd
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