Main Overhang** 8a
[Malham - abseil from main overhang
                     1982 , 1 kb]17m.

Rockfax Description
The original route of this wall. There is a particularly thin sequence of moves above the little roof. The roof above the lower-off is an aid line. © ROCKFAX

FA. Rob Gawthorpe 1984

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain.

Photo: Malham - abseil from main overhang 1982 © Paul Bennett
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This climb is in 28 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - Lead RP - 10/Nov/13

Harder than NAT and Toadal I think.
NDD - Lead RP - 17/May/13 with Anna

jfreeman - Lead RP - 16/Mar/13 with Nic Duboust

Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Apr/12

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

JM - Lead RP - 08/May/10 with Dave Pinnington

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 08/May/10 with Arran Deakin

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Mar/10

J_Clark - 27/Feb/10

Cassidy - Lead RP - 22/Feb/09 with Rob Sutton, Richard McGhee

after crux pinch broken; probably 8a.
Toby Dunn - Lead RP - 18/Jul/07 with Joe Bawden

Another ghost laid to rest, only a 10 year gap between trying this one and success. Felt amazingly easy when I did it, but it is very fall-off-able. I found the hardest move to be jumping my right foot up on the crux, which made the next hand move simple. Deffo 8a now without the infamous pencil hold, but there are alternatives around if you look for them.
andy farnell - Lead RP - 15/Jul/07 with Ian Patterson

marky - Lead RP - 12/Nov/06

Hidden - 19/Oct/06

nige - Lead RP - 27/May/06 with dave kells

sadams - Lead RP - Jan/02 with Nic Sellers

3rd go
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead RP - 25/Aug/96 with Dad

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 31/May/96 with Roy Thomas

whispering nic - TR RP - May/96

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/92

keefe - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Mike Owen - Lead RP - 28/Oct/89 with Elaine Owen

Rp New Dawn on same day.
mark mcgowan01 - 1989 with Colin Lambton

Dave Douglas - Lead dog - 1989

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Style of ascent
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