Climbs 498
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 198m a.s.l
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Pippa relaxed on Great Western (HVS 5a), Almscliff, Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

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God's Country

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Northern England

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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 End Boulder - Field Side 
2Field Mousef4+ 41
3CD 1 - Problem 1aV0 24
4Fledglingf4+ 47
5CD 1 - Problem 2aV0 *25
6Finite Field
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f3+ 52
7Field Side Traverse (Mindbend)f7B **7
8Field Faref5 *99
9CD 1 - Problem 5 (Sit Start)V4 *16
10The High Stepf5+ 98
11CD 1 Problem 7V5 7
12Swampy Aretef6C+ **18
13CD 1 - Problem 10V0 31
 End Boulder - Slab 
15CD 1 - Problem 11
-
V0 93
16Bungle Traverse
-
f3 138
17Jemimaf3 158
18Hamble's Aretef3+ 153
 End Boulder - Morrell's Wall 
20Short AreteV3 61
21Morrell's Wall Traversef7A *123
22Morrell's CornerV3 *37
23Morrell's Wall Leftf6A 18
24Morrell's Wallf5+ 5c ***575
25Fall Inf6A 39
26End Wallf4 55
27CD 1 Problem 18V7 5
28CD 1 - Problem 19)V0 18
29CD 1 - Problem 20
-
V1 11
30Slopey Traversef7C ***10
 Morrell's wall Eliminates 
 Overhanging Nose - CD 2 
33CD 2 - Problem 1
-
V5 7
34Overhanging Nosef6A *183
35Below the Decksf6C+ *154
36Tumbledownf5 *117
37Slap and Tractionf6A+ *26
38I Am a walrusf6C+ *8
 CD 2 Eliminates 
40CD 2 - Eliminate Problem 5
-
V3 *4
41CD 2 Eliminates Problem 8V9 **1
42CD 2 Eliminates Problem 9V9 1
 West Cave Group 
44Left Rib
-
f5 *35
45CD 3 problem 3 Slippery CornerV0 30
46The Earf4+ **88
47CD 3 - Problem 5
-
V0 18
48Barley Mow
-
E4 6b 19
49Hammill's Rib
-
E4 6b 2
50West Cave Wall
-
S 4a *67
51CD 3 Problem 9V0 6
52The Chimney FlakeVS 5b *41
53The Blunt EdgeE1 5b **11
54The Postman
-
HS 4c **150
55Postman Eliminatef5+ 12
56Crack, Ledge & ScoopV1 34
57Rib Rightf5+ *66
58Pork Chop Slabf5+ 326
59Pork Chop Slab AreteV0 74
60The Almscliff Hornf5+ 5
61Three Swings Traversef5+ 101
 West Cave Eliminates 
63Hanging Ribf6A **129
64Hanging Rib (Sit Start)V4 **90
65Smaller Pocketf6A+ *14
66Hanging WallV2 **86
 The Everest Man Boulder 
68The North Ridge
-
E1 5c 30
69The Hillary StepHVS 5b *51
70The Lhotse Face
-
VS 4c **35
71The South West FaceE2 5c **12
72The South Col
-
HS 4b **31
73The East Facef4 6
 Crutch Girl 
75Crutch Girl Rooff6A 2
76Crutch Girlf3 2
77Crutch Girl Traversef4 2
 Flying Arete Boulder 
79The Right Wingf6B *69
80The Flying Aretef6B 6a **348
81Stallone's Stinking Bangerf6C 9
82CD 5 Problem 7 - Flying Arete SlabV0 52
83CD 5 Problem 8 - Flying Arete Slab EliminateV2 *63
 The Virgin Boulder 
85The LadyE4 6c 3
86The VirginE3 6b *9
87The Virgin Traversef6C ***101
88Virgin Traverse Reversef6C+ 1
89Identity Crisis
-
f8A ** 
90The Real Boom Bapf7A 1
91Cherry Falls
-
f8A+ ***1
92Cherry Falls Right Hand
-
f8A **13
93Crusisf7B **80
94DidicoyV3 *29
95The GypsyE3 6a ***96
96The Gypsy Startf6A 30
97GypusE3 6b 18
98OpusE4 6b **16
99Magnum OpusE5 6b **1
100Mag Dick Connectionf7B+ 1
101Dick Hymen
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f7C+ **1
102Fisher's StrideVS 5a *36
103Hymen Traversef8A **1
104ChastityE2 5c 24
105The Virgin ClimbS 4a **87
106Central Routef4 48
107Central Route Directf5+ *15
108Thompson's Routef4+ 28
109North Top Cornerf4 80
110North Top Corner - Right Hand SideV0 10
111The Scoop
-
f5+ 15
112North FaceD 48
113Caninef8A *1
114Stretch Armstrongf7C *9
115Sewer Rat Connectionf7B+ 4
116Top Cat Traverse
-
f7B+ **13
 The Big Roof 
118Off campus
-
f5 **3
119Snappy Rooff5+ *112
120CD 7 Problem 2 Big Roof TraverseV7 *3
121CD 7 Problem 4V3 24
122CD 7 Problem 7 - Hanging ArÍte
-
V2 *46
123CD 7 Problem 8 - Hanging Wall
-
V1 *29
124Extension to UnderhandV5 *18
125Underhandf7B+ **100
126Underhand Extension
-
f7C **51
127Underhand Super Extension
-
f7C+ *3
 The Keel Boulder 
129CD 8 Problem 1 - Undercut ArÍte/Wall
-
V2 16
130C&A Traverse
-
f7A **28
131In Limbof6C 6c *16
132Keel Crackf6B 6b *71
133The Keelf7C ***105
134The Real Keelf7C+ ***4
135The Bulbf7C+ ***9
136Bulbhaul
-
f8B+ ** 
137Keelhaul
-
f8A ***3
138The Real Keelhaul
-
f8A+ ** 
139Frightening Territory
-
V5 * 
140Sloper Patrolf6C 6b ***67
141Burnell's Traverse
-
V5 *1
 Keel - Linkages 
143All Natural
-
f8A ** 
144TC Area 2c Problem 10 C&A Traverse + The Keelf7C **2
145Natural Traversef7C **1
 CD Boulder 9 - Wedge Boulder 
147CD 9 Problem 2 - Short Wall
-
V0 29
148CD 9 Problem 3 - PocketsV0 31
149CD 9 Problem 4 - Sloping Niche
-
V0 35
150Nose Bagf6A 76
151Pebble Frogf5 76
152The Crackf3+ 80
 Ed's Dyno Boulder 
154Charlie Sheenf5 *32
155Ed's Dynof6C+ 59
156Not Ed's DynoV1 65
157Not Ed's Dyno - EliminateV3 17
158Teflon Traversef6C 98
159Right Wall - EliminateV5 8
160Scufff5+ 64
 Low Man - Left 
162Groove Onf3 160
163Hop Scotchf3 142
164Strollf3 142
165Well Wornf3 143
166Toe Pokef4+ 123
167CD 11 Problem 6V0 35
168CD 11 Problem 7VB 42
169Pond Lifef4 85
170Safe AsS 4a *61
171Envy of AngelsE3 5c 12
172CD 11 Problem 9VB 27
173CD 11 Problem 10VB 14
174Angelic UpstartHVS 5b 33
175Pram Pusher's ParadiseVS 5a **163
176A Step in the Right DirectionHVS 5b 15
177V Chimney and TraverseHVD *324
178V Chimney DirectVS 5a 83
179Up PeriscopeE1 5b 23
180Depth ChargerHVS 5b 30
181TridentE2 5c 4
182TorpedoE2 5c 23
 Matterhorn Boulder 
184CD 12 Problem 1
-
VB 19
185CD 12 Problem 4VB 17
186Matterhorn Ridge RHSf4+ 77
187Matterhorn Ridgef5 *587
188Matterhorn Ridge SDSf7B+ **12
189Matterhorn Ridge LH startf7A *27
190Fractal
-
f7B **5
191Short & Tricky Wall
-
f6A 76
192CD 12 Problem 11
-
V2 1
 Low Man - Centre 
194Pigott's StrideVS 4c *200
195Chiasmata
-
f8A  
196V CrackHVS 6a 100
197V Crack VariationHVS 5b 19
198Spirit LevelE2 5b 7
199Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **950
200Square ChimneyMVS 4b 179
201Whisky CrackHS 4b 177
202Whisky WallE3 5b *111
203Whisky Wall DirectE4 6a 17
204Wharfedale WallE5 6c  
205Fluted CrackS 4b *525
206Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***2178
207Fluted RibHVS 5b 8
208Pinnacle Flake ClimbS 4a *1089
209Pinnacle Flake Climb Direct StartVS 5a 57
210Pinnacle DirectS 4a *343
211Low Man Easy WayD **1452
212Stew PotHVD *1205
213Rough CrackVD *456
214Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 104
215Something's CookingE2 6a 7
216Yorkshire PuddingE2 5c 40
217Roast BeefE2 6a 20
218Kiernan's Traverse and Rough CrackS 4a 328
219The Low Man GirdleS 4a 80
 MK Wall 
221CD 13 Problem 3VB 27
222CD 13 Problem 4VB 38
223CD 13 Problem 5VB 43
224Short Arsef6A+ *56
225MK Wall Area Problem 7V3 12
226Puncture Repairf3 52
227Cracking Yarnf4 35
228Pistol Whipf7B **12
229Making Shapesf7C+ *** 
230MK Originalf5 80
 The Wall Boulder 
232Bit of a Jerkf7B *5
233Que Fastidiof6A+ **94
 The Pinnacle 
235CD 16 Problem 1V0 32
236Pick Pocketf3+ 96
237Leveragef4+ 78
238Askancef4+ 67
239JP's Problemf6A 50
240Worn Downf3 87
241CD 16 - Problem 7V0 26
242CD 16 - Problem 9V0 *11
243The Long Slabf5+ 33
 The Egg Boulder 
245Streaky's Traverse
-
f7B+ ***9
246Egg Rollf6B ***14
247CD 15 - Problem 2V0 37
248CD 15 - Problem 3V5 8
249Buffy Wants Daddyf7B *7
250Matt Meets Buffyf7C *1
251Matt's Rooff7B+ **14
252CD 15 Problem 5 The Descent Route
-
V6 *2
253CD 15 problem 6 - The Descent Route ProperV5 6
254Cuticulaf6C 7
255Pipping Aretef6C+ **35
256Silver Troutf7B *32
257Silver Trout (With Block)f6C 41
258CD 15 - Problem 10V3 **7
 Eggy Face Eliminates 
 South Cave Area 
261Steve's Wallf7A+ *43
262CD 17 - Problem 2
-
V0 *14
263Patta's Aretef7A **89
264Patta's DynoV6 *6
265Southern Shufflef4 31
266CD 17 - Problem 5V5 *6
267Backhander
-
f6A ***103
268CD 17 - Problem 7V4 10
269South Cave Traversef7A+ *28
270South Cave Traverse - low eliminatef7B 6
271CD 17 - Problem 9V0 5
272Tetrapak Crackf5 43
273CD 17, Problem 12f6A *6
 High Man 
275The Full Traverse of High ManE2 5c ***2
 North Gully 
277The Final FinaleHVD 5a 7
278Green Gully RibVS 4c 9
279Green Gully WallHVS 5a *6
280Green Wall
-
S 4b 12
281Corner CrackS 4a 13
282Lichen Wall
-
S 11
283Green Gully Left AreteS 4a 5
284Tudor Rose
-
HS 4b 4
285Lovat StridesS 4a *7
 North West Face 
287Fisher's TraverseHS 4b *25
288Twelfth NightE2 5c *6
289The True Two Ton SardineE3 6a 1
290All Our YesterdaysE5 6a **1
291Exit Stage LeftE4 6b 1
292Penny PipE4 6a  
293Finale SlabHVS 5b *51
294EncoreE2 5c *16
295First NightE2 6a 9
296Cup and SaucerVD *251
 Teaspoon Variation Bouldering 
298CD 26 - Problem 1VB 11
299CD 26 - Problem 2VB 10
300CD 26 - Problem 3V1 7
301CD 26 - Problem 5V0 6
302Teaspoon Variation Leftf7B+ **10
303Teaspoon Variation TraverseV5 **1
304Teaspoon Variationf6A *85
305CD 26 Problem 9 - Teaspoon Variation 2.V2 19
306Gray's Wallf6B 6a *18
307Why ClimbE3 6a 6
308Z ClimbVS 4c **373
309North West GirdleE1 5b ***96
310Microscopic WallE3 6b *3
311Z Climb EliminateE1 5b ***399
312Central EliminateE1 5b *21
313Central ClimbVS 4c ***848
314WASCE3 6a 24
315Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***918
316Toad's NoseE4 6b 1
317The Dark Side of Chif7B+ 2
318The Little GreenyV6 **20
319CD Boulder 26 problem 15V5 ***1
320Fungus the BogeymanE4 6a 8
321The Big GreenyE3 5c **160
322Ginger Whinger
-
E6 7a *** 
323Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***454
324Eastern ExitVS 5a 4
325Merlin
-
E3 5c 3
326Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***323
327Fat Man's Misery
-
HS 4b 47
328Al Says 6a
-
E4 6b *3
329Pulpit CornerE1 5b *67
330The Easy WayM 59
 North Boulder 
332CD 27 Problem 1VB 17
333CD 27 Problem 2f2 19
334Chipped Slabf2 43
335CD 27 Problem 4V3 5
336Out of Pocketf5 61
337CD 27, Problem 6V0 13
338CD 27, Problem 7V0 10
339Northern Shufflef7A 8
340Sunny Scoopf5 30
341Knee Biterf5+ 20
342Stubby Aretef5 19
343Shadow Facef4 18
344CD 27, Problem 13V0 6
345CD 27, Problem 14VB 13
346CD 27, Problem 15VB 9
347CD 27, Problem 16V2 3
348CD 27, Problem 17V3 3
349CD 27, Problem 18V0 4
 Wall of Horrors Bouldering 
351Cassock Slapf6A+ *27
352Crinkle Cutf5 13
353The Horror Dynof6C+ 3
354Wall of Horrors Traversef6C+ *29
355The Horrorf7A+ **20
356CD 25 Problem 6 - Wall of Horrors Startf6A 6a *152
357CD 25 Problem 7 - SpangledV5 6
358CD 25 Problem 8V3 30
359CD 25 Problem 9.V1 *51
360CD 25 Problem 10 - The Niche TraverseV7 7
361Long ChimneyHVD **267
362The Wall of HorrorsE3 6a ***150
363Horror of WallsE4 6b 2
364All QuietE4 6a **9
365Gone WestE5 6b **1
366All Quiet/Western FrontE4 6a ***4
367Every Man Has His Niche
-
E4 6b 2
368The Ems Telegram
-
E5 6b **6
369Leaf ClimbHVD 4a 36
370Western FrontE3 5c ***215
371Great WesternHVS 5a ***1045
372The Five Star Finish
-
HVS 5a ***228
373No Man's Land
-
E2 5b *24
374Over the Top
-
E4 6a 9
375Grand IllusionE4 5c **63
376Megadoom
-
E5 6b *1
377Impending Doom
-
E4 6a *6
 CD Boulder 28 
 CD Boulder 29 
380CD 29 P 5, TC Area 9a Problem 2f7B ***3
381CD 29 P3V2 1
382CD 29 P4V3 1
383CD 29 P6V1 1
 Heart Shaped Slab 
 The West Face 
386Crack of DoomVS 4c **445
387Retribution Rib DirectE5 5c *15
388Retribution Rib
-
E2 5b 9
389West ChimneyM *143
390West Chimney VariationD 22
391West Chimney RibHVS 5b 7
392West Chimney Rib (LH variation)VS 4c 10
 Syrett's Roof Bouldering 
394Jess's Rooff7C **17
395Jess's Roof LHf7C+ **1
396Brown's Rooff7A+ **1
397The NoseVS 4c *249
398The Nose DirectHVS 5b 119
399Syrett's Rooff6C+ *204
400CD 24 Problem 1V4 9
401The Zig ZagHS 4c *361
402Zig Zag DirectVS 4c *491
403Bancroft's Roof
-
E2 6b 78
404Bancroft's Roof Startf6B 10
405The GoblinHS 4b *267
406OrchristE5 6b *13
 Goblin's Roof Bouldering 
408CD 23 Problem 1.V0 8
409Si's Aretef7A 6b **125
410CD 23 Problem 4V6 8
411Boulder 23 problem 10V6 *4
 The Rift 
413Hobgoblin
-
E2 5c 16
414ClematisE2 5c *90
415The Nelly Moser FinishE3 6a 4
416OublietteE2 6a *24
417Daisy Chain
-
E3 6b 2
418Tight ChimneyM *122
419Tight Chimney (outside)HS 4b 6
420Constipation CrackVS 5a 31
421Rift CrackVS 4c *50
422Yorkshire RelishVS 4c 6
423Road to EmmausE1 5c *1
 The Rift Bouldering 
425CD 22 Problem 1.V0 6
426CD 22 Problem 4V1 3
427The Rift Traverse
-
f5+ *15
 SOUTH WEST FACE 
 Demon Wall SW Face Bouldering 
430CD 21 - Problem 1
-
V1 18
431Honey Comb
-
f5+ *93
432CD 21 - Problem 4f4+ 28
433Jam Potf5+ 5c *59
434Dots and Dabsf6C *16
435Classic Traversef4+ *52
436CD 21 problem 14 - Birds Nest WallV3 3
437CD 21 - Problem 15V2 5
438CD 21 - Problem 16V0 4
439The PotholeVD *218
440Pothole DirectVS 5b *467
441High Level TraverseVS 4c *43
442The Traditional ClimbVS 4c **1081
443Traditional EliminateHVS 6a *41
444Forgotten WallE5 6c *23
445Forgotten Startf6A **1
446Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **1636
447Bird's Nest VariationVS 4c **228
448Bird's Nest SoupE1 5b *27
449Thompson's TraverseHVS 5b *28
450Demon WallHVS 5a ***759
 Demon Wall Roof Bouldering 
452Stu's Roof Left Handf7B+ *25
453Stu's Roof Standing Startf7A *48
454Stu's Rooff7C+ **14
455Stu's LH - DWR LHf8A 1
456Bruno's rooff8A * 
457Demon Wall Roof Left-Handf7C ***11
458Demon Wall Rooff7A+ ***349
459Demon Wall Roof Footlessf8A *1
460CD Demon Wall Roof, Problem 6V4 4
461Demon Wall Roof Ear Variationf7B+ 17
462Demon Roof EliminateV8 *4
463Demonistf8A **1
464Dialetics
-
f8A 2
465Dolphin Belly Slapf7A 6c *456
466Dolphin belly slap side pull eliminatef7A+ 2
467Hot Dog Fromagef7C+ *19
468Hot Dog Fromage (Heel Variation)f7B+ 3
469Exorcist into DWR
-
f7C *5
470Exorcist - shortf8A **2
471Exorcist - Longf8A **1
472DolphinianE1 5b *160
473Dolphinian StartV1 *28
474Three Chockstones ChimneyM *259
475John's Skatty CaveM *2
476Crack and WallHS 4b *363
477AcetabulumE1 5c 57
478Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *24
479Rectum RiftE3 6b *13
480Right CheekyE7 6c * 
 Crucifix Bouldering 
482The Crucifix "Warm Up" Traversef6A+ **153
483The Dry Stone Traverse
-
V3 *12
484The Crucifix Traversef7A 213
485Crucifix Eliminate Traverse - Pebble WallV7 *11
486Crucifix Reverse Traverse into Arete Eliminatef7A+ **2
487The Crucifixf5 5c **535
488CD 20 Problem 5 The Crucifix - Sit Down StartV4 53
489Crucifix Wall Eliminate
-
V6 *24
490The Crucifix Arete
-
f6A+ *280
491Crucifix Arete Eliminatef7A **25
492Pebble Wallf6C 6b ***292
493Pebble Wall Sit Startf7A 21
494Pebble Wall Variationf7A+ ***16
 Under the Crucifix - Eliminates 
496Tony's Problemf6C **1
497Under the Crucifix Problem 2
-
V6 26
498Under the Crucifix Problem 3V7 8
499Under the Crucifix Problem 6V8 3
500Under the Crucifix Problem 11V7 2
501Central CrackHS 4b *285
502Jacob's LadderHVS 5b *175
503Jacob's Ladder Startf5 *49
504Stomach TraverseVS 4c *272
505The Ladderf5+ *17
506Fence ButtressVS 5b 102
 SOUTH FACE 
508Shuffle CrackE1 5c *80
509China SyndromeE5 7a *3
510South Chimney LaybackS 4c *256
511Yellow Peril
-
E4 6a *2
512Yellow WallE2 5c *14
 Black Wall Bouldering 
514Off the Wall
-
f5+ *15
515Dreamlandf7A+ **60
516CD 18 Problem 4VB 28
517The Wallf5 5b *72
518The Slabf5+ 5c *55
519The Nose
-
f5+ 43
520The Nose RHf6A+ 7
521CD 18 Problem 8V3 22
522CD 18 Problem 19V1 14
523South ChimneyVD 4a 185
524South Face Climb
-
MVS 4b *106
525South Wall TraverseVS 4c **235
526South Wall Direct
-
E1 5b 24
527Kitson Did It First
-
E3 6b 9
528Birdlime TraverseE1 5b ***264
529'Arries 'OokE4 6a **49
530'Arries 'ook direct start
-
f7A+ *20
531Black wall dyno
-
V7 *13
532Blackhead
-
E4 6c 3
533Blackhead Startf7B 3
534Black Wall EliminateE2 5c ***462
535Black Wall Eliminate Direct, Direct Eliminate.E1 5c **7
536Blackpool Promenade
-
E1 5b *42
537Black WallVS 5a *497
538Black Wall DirectHVS 5b 36
539Black Wall traversef7A 11
 Shothole Arete 
541CD 19, Problem 1.VB 14
542CD 19, Problem 2.VB 16
543CD 19, Problem 3.V0 11
544CD 19, Problem 4.VB 17
545CD 19, Problem 5.V0 11
546CD 19, Problem 6.V2 5
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