Climbs 521
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 198m a.s.l
Faces all

Pippa relaxed on Great Western (HVS 5a), Almscliff, Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

Crag features

God's Country

CD = Cameron Duff
TC = Total Climbing
Everything else is updated as per YMC 2012 Guide

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Access Advice

The crag is on privately owned land and is not designated as open access. This means that it's very important that climbers look after the crag and behave well to maintain a good relationship with the farmer and the currently excellent access we enjoy.

The farmer has recently asked for Almscliffe to not be used as a nightime/lamping venue and the BMC asks climbers to respect his wishes. For advice on how to pick an appropriate alternative venue for lantern sessions and minimise your impact, read this article: www.thebmc.co.uk/night-climbing-bouldering-lantern-sessions-tips

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 End Boulder - Field Side 
2Field Mousef4+ 44
3CD 1 - Problem 1aV0 24
4Fledglingf4+ 52
5CD 1 - Problem 2aV0 *26
6Finite Field
-
f3+ 60
7Field Side Traverse (Mindbend)f7B **7
8Field Faref5 *110
9CD 1 - Problem 5 (Sit Start)V4 *16
10The High Stepf5+ 112
11CD 1 Problem 7V5 7
12Swampy Aretef6C+ **21
13CD 1 - Problem 10V0 31
 End Boulder - Slab 
15CD 1 - Problem 11
-
V0 104
16Bungle Traverse
-
f3 165
17Jemimaf3 190
18Hamble's Aretef3+ 184
 End Boulder - Morrell's Wall 
20Short AreteV3 66
21Morrell's Wall Traversef7A *147
22Morrell's CornerV3 *46
23Morrell's Wall Leftf6A 25
24Morrell's Wallf5+ 5c ***656
25Fall Inf6A 48
26End Wallf4 61
27CD 1 Problem 18V7 5
28CD 1 - Problem 19)V0 19
29CD 1 - Problem 20
-
V1 11
30Slopey Traversef7C ***11
 Morrell's wall Eliminates 
 Overhanging Nose - CD 2 
33CD 2 - Problem 1
-
V5 7
34Overhanging Nosef6A *215
35Grape Strainf7B+  
36Below the Decksf6C+ *178
37Tumbledownf5 *129
38Slap and Tractionf6A+ *34
39Lasting Satisfactionf7C+ 1
40I Am a walrusf6C+ *9
 CD 2 Eliminates 
42CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 1
-
f6C 1
43CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 2
-
f6B 1
44CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 3
-
f7A+  
45CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 4f6C 1
46CD 2 - Eliminate Problem 5
-
V3 *4
47CD Boulder 2 Eliminate Problem 6
-
f7A+ 1
48CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 7
-
f6A+  
49CD 2 Eliminates Problem 8V9 **1
50CD 2 Eliminates Problem 9V9 1
51CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 10
-
f7C  
 West Cave Group 
53Left Rib
-
f5 *38
54CD 3 problem 3 Slippery CornerV0 37
55The Earf4+ **101
56CD 3 - Problem 5
-
V0 24
57Barley Mow
-
E4 6b 24
58Hammill's Rib
-
E4 6b 3
59West Cave Wall
-
S 4a *72
60CD 3 Problem 9V0 7
61The Chimney FlakeVS 5b *45
62The Blunt EdgeE1 5b **14
63The Postman
-
HS 4c **180
64Postman Eliminatef5+ 15
65Crack, Ledge & ScoopV1 45
66Rib Rightf5+ *84
67Pork Chop Slabf5+ 363
68Pork Chop Slab AreteV0 89
69The Almscliff Hornf5+ 6
70Three Swings Traversef5+ 116
 West Cave Eliminates 
72Hanging Ribf6A **156
73Hanging Rib (Sit Start)V4 **106
74Smaller Pocketf6A+ *17
75Hanging WallV2 **100
 The Everest Man Boulder 
77The North Ridge
-
E1 5c 36
78The Hillary StepHVS 5b *58
79The Lhotse Face
-
VS 4c **37
80The South West FaceE2 5c **14
81The South Col
-
HS 4b **40
82The East Facef4 7
 Crutch Girl 
84Crutch Girl Rooff6A 5
85Crutch Girlf3 5
86Crutch Girl Traversef4 5
 Flying Arete Boulder 
88The Right Wingf6B *82
89The Flying Aretef6B 6a **402
90Stallone's Stinking Bangerf6C 12
91CD 5 Problem 7 - Flying Arete SlabV0 54
92CD 5 Problem 8 - Flying Arete Slab EliminateV2 *69
 The Virgin Boulder 
94The LadyE4 6c 6
95The VirginE3 6b *9
96The Virgin Traversef6C ***129
97Virgin Traverse Reversef6C+ 1
98Virgin Extension Traversef7B+ *1
99Identity Crisis
-
f8A ** 
100The Real Boom Bapf7A 1
101Cherry Falls
-
f8A+ ***2
102Cherry Falls Right Hand
-
f8A **13
103Crusisf7B **99
104DidicoyV3 *31
105The GypsyE3 6a ***98
106The Gypsy Startf6A 35
107GypusE3 6b 19
108OpusE4 6b **17
109Magnum OpusE5 6b **1
110Mag Dick Connectionf7B+ 1
111Dick Hymen
-
f7C+ **1
112Fisher's StrideVS 5a *36
113Hymen Traversef8A **1
114ChastityE2 5c 25
115The Virgin ClimbS 4a **96
116Central Routef4 52
117Central Route Directf5+ *20
118Thompson's Routef4+ 32
119North Top Cornerf4 87
120North Top Corner - Right Hand SideV0 11
121The Scoop
-
f5+ 19
122North FaceD 51
123Caninef8A *1
124Stretch Armstrongf7C *10
125Sewer Rat Connectionf7B+ 6
126Top Cat Traverse
-
f7B+ **14
127The BitchE4 6c  
 The Big Roof 
129Off campus
-
f5 **13
130Snappy Rooff5+ *136
131CD 7 Problem 2 Big Roof TraverseV7 *4
132CD 7 Problem 4V3 27
133CD 7 Problem 7 - Hanging ArÍte
-
V2 *50
134CD 7 Problem 8 - Hanging Wall
-
V1 *35
135Extension to UnderhandV5 *20
136Underhandf7B+ **126
137Underhand Extensionf7C **58
138Underhand Super Extensionf7C+ *3
 The Keel Boulder 
140CD 8 Problem 1 - Undercut ArÍte/Wall
-
V2 19
141C&A Traverse
-
f7A **37
142In Limbof6C 6c *19
143No Limbof6A+ 2
144Keel Crackf6B 6b *79
145The Keelf7C ***142
146The Real Keelf7C+ ***4
147The Bulbf7C+ ***13
148Bulbhaul
-
f8B+ ** 
149Keelhaul
-
f8A ***3
150The Real Keelhaul
-
f8A+ ** 
151Frightening Territory
-
V5 * 
152Sloper Patrolf6C 6b ***75
153Burnell's Traverse
-
V5 *1
 Keel - Linkages 
155All Natural
-
f8A ** 
156TC Area 2c Problem 10 C&A Traverse + The Keelf7C **2
157Natural Traversef7C **1
 CD Boulder 9 - Wedge Boulder 
159CD 9 Problem 2 - Short Wall
-
V0 37
160CD 9 Problem 3 - PocketsV0 35
161CD 9 Problem 4 - Sloping Niche
-
V0 42
162Nose Bagf6A 84
163Pebble Frogf5 92
164The Crackf3+ 93
 Ed's Dyno Boulder 
166Charlie Sheenf5 *47
167Ed's Dynof6C+ 67
168Not Ed's DynoV1 68
169Not Ed's Dyno - EliminateV3 17
170Teflon Traversef6C 125
171Right Wall - EliminateV5 8
172Scufff5+ 86
 The Silent Boulder 
174Hushf7A  
175The Sound of Silencef6C+  
176Silence of the Lambsf7A  
 Low Man - Left 
178Groove Onf3 191
179Hop Scotchf3 169
180Strollf3 169
181Well Wornf3 169
182Toe Pokef4+ 146
183CD 11 Problem 6V0 39
184CD 11 Problem 7VB 49
185Pond Lifef4 103
186Safe AsS 4a *88
187Envy of AngelsE3 5c 12
188CD 11 Problem 9VB 29
189CD 11 Problem 10VB 15
190Angelic UpstartHVS 5b 35
191Pram Pusher's ParadiseVS 5a **188
192A Step in the Right DirectionHVS 5b 16
193V Chimney and TraverseHVD *359
194V Chimney DirectVS 5a 89
195Up PeriscopeE1 5b 24
196Depth ChargerHVS 5b 31
197TridentE2 5c 4
198TorpedoE2 5c 23
 Matterhorn Boulder 
200CD 12 Problem 1
-
VB 22
201CD 12 Problem 4VB 20
202Matterhorn Ridge RHSf4+ 83
203Matterhorn Ridgef5 *635
204Matterhorn Ridge SDSf7B+ **15
205Matterhorn Ridge LH startf7A *41
206Fractal
-
f7B **6
207Short & Tricky Wall
-
f6A 83
208CD 12 Problem 11
-
V2 6
 Low Man - Centre 
210Pigott's StrideVS 4c *235
211Chiasmata
-
f8A 3
212V CrackHVS 6a 110
213V Crack VariationHVS 5b 20
214Spirit LevelE2 5b 7
215Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **1022
216Square ChimneyMVS 4b 191
217Whisky CrackHS 4b 191
218Whisky WallE3 5b *128
219Whisky Wall DirectE4 6a 18
220Wharfedale WallE5 6c  
221Fluted CrackS 4b *574
222The Flutes and HornsHS 4b **1
223Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***2367
224Fluted RibHVS 5b 10
225Pinnacle Flake ClimbS 4a *1187
226Pinnacle Flake Climb Direct StartVS 5a 60
227Pinnacle DirectS 4a *368
228Low Man Easy WayD **1566
229Stew PotHVD *1326
230Rough CrackVD *506
231Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 120
232Something's CookingE2 6a 7
233Yorkshire PuddingE2 5c 43
234Roast BeefE2 6a 22
235Kiernan's Traverse and Rough CrackS 4a 361
236The Low Man GirdleS 4a 85
 MK Wall 
238CD 13 Problem 3VB 31
239CD 13 Problem 4VB 43
240CD 13 Problem 5VB 50
241Short Arsef6A+ *68
242MK Wall Area Problem 7V3 14
243Puncture Repairf3 58
244Cracking Yarnf4 41
245Pistol Whipf7B **12
246Making Shapesf7C+ *** 
247MK Originalf5 87
 The Wall Boulder 
249Bit of a Jerkf7B *7
250Que Fastidiof6A+ **108
 The Pinnacle 
252CD 16 Problem 1V0 35
253Pick Pocketf3+ 113
254Leveragef4+ 96
255Askancef4+ 81
256JP's Problemf6A 62
257Worn Downf3 104
258CD 16 - Problem 7V0 31
259CD 16 - Problem 9V0 *13
260The Long Slabf5+ 48
 The Egg Boulder 
262Streaky's Traverse
-
f7B+ ***10
263Egg Rollf6B ***18
264CD 15 - Problem 2V0 40
265CD 15 - Problem 3V5 8
266Buffy Wants Daddyf7B *7
267Matt Meets Buffyf7C *1
268Digital Deathf7C+  
269Matt's Rooff7B+ **15
270CD 15 Problem 5 The Descent Route
-
V6 *2
271CD 15 problem 6 - The Descent Route ProperV5 6
272CD 15 - Problem 7V2 1
273Cuticulaf6C 12
274Pipping Aretef6C+ **40
275Silver Troutf7B *41
276Silver Trout (With Block)f6C 48
277CD 15 - Problem 10V3 **8
 Eggy Face Eliminates 
 South Cave Area 
280Steve's Wallf7A+ *51
281Pyro Techniquef5+ *2
282CD 17 - Problem 2
-
V0 *17
283Patta's Aretef7A **109
284Patta's DynoV6 *10
285Southern Shufflef4 40
286CD 17 - Problem 5V5 *6
287Backhander
-
f6A ***125
288CD 17 - Problem 7V4 11
289South Cave Traversef7A+ *37
290South Cave Traverse - low eliminatef7B 6
291CD 17 - Problem 9V0 5
292Tetrapak Crackf5 46
293CD 17, Problem 12f6A *8
 High Man 
295The Full Traverse of High ManE2 5c ***2
 North Gully 
297The Final FinaleHVD 5a 8
298Green Gully RibVS 4c 9
299Green Gully WallHVS 5a *6
300Green Wall
-
S 4b 12
301Corner CrackS 4a 13
302Lichen Wall
-
S 11
303Green Gully Left AreteS 4a 5
304Tudor Rose
-
HS 4b 4
305Lovat StridesS 4a *7
 North West Face 
307Fisher's TraverseHS 4b *31
308Twelfth NightE2 5c *6
309The True Two Ton SardineE3 6a 1
310All Our YesterdaysE5 6a **1
311Exit Stage LeftE4 6b 1
312Penny PipE4 6a  
313Finale SlabHVS 5b *53
314EncoreE2 5c *19
315First NightE2 6a 10
316Cup and SaucerVD *274
 Teaspoon Variation Bouldering 
318CD 26 - Problem 1VB 13
319CD 26 - Problem 2VB 12
320CD 26 - Problem 3V1 9
321CD 26 - Problem 5V0 8
322Teaspoon Variation Leftf7B+ **10
323Teaspoon Variation TraverseV5 **1
324Teaspoon Variationf6A *94
325CD 26 Problem 9 - Teaspoon Variation 2.V2 20
326Gray's Wallf6B 6a *20
327Why ClimbE3 6a 6
328Z ClimbVS 4c **411
329North West GirdleE1 5b ***124
330Microscopic WallE3 6b *3
331Z Climb EliminateE1 5b ***471
332Central EliminateE1 5b *21
333Central ClimbVS 4c ***924
334WASCE3 6a 24
335Tortoises And HaresE4 6a *1
336Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***1026
337Toad's NoseE4 6b 1
338The Dark Side of Chif7B+ 2
339The Little GreenyV6 **29
340CD Boulder 26 problem 15V5 ***1
341Fungus the BogeymanE4 6a 8
342The Big GreenyE3 5c **217
343Ginger Whinger
-
E6 7a *** 
344Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***493
345Eastern ExitVS 5a 4
346Merlin
-
E3 5c 3
347Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***408
348Fat Man's Misery
-
HS 4b 49
349Al Says 6a
-
E4 6b *3
350Pulpit CornerE1 5b *76
351The Easy WayM 61
 North Boulder 
353CD 27 Problem 1VB 17
354CD 27 Problem 2f2 19
355Chipped Slabf2 48
356CD 27 Problem 4V3 5
357Out of Pocketf5 71
358CD 27, Problem 6V0 13
359CD 27, Problem 7V0 10
360Northern Shufflef7A 12
361Sunny Scoopf5 39
362Knee Biterf5+ 26
363Stubby Aretef5 27
364Shadow Facef4 20
365CD 27, Problem 13V0 8
366CD 27, Problem 14VB 14
367CD 27, Problem 15VB 9
368CD 27, Problem 16V2 3
369CD 27, Problem 17V3 3
370CD 27, Problem 18V0 4
 Wall of Horrors Bouldering 
372Cassock Slapf6A+ *33
373Crinkle Cutf5 22
374Nightsearcherf5+ 1
375Crinkle Cut Eliminatef6C 2
376McCoy'sf5 1
377The Horror Dynof6C+ 5
378Wall of Horrors Traversef6C+ *33
379The Horrorf7A+ **27
380CD 25 Problem 6 - Wall of Horrors Startf6A 6a *162
381CD 25 Problem 7 - SpangledV5 7
382CD 25 Problem 8V3 33
383CD 25 Problem 9.V1 *56
384CD 25 Problem 10 - The Niche TraverseV7 7
385Long ChimneyHVD **308
386The Wall of HorrorsE3 6a ***244
387Horror of WallsE4 6b 2
388All QuietE4 6a **9
389Gone WestE5 6b **1
390All Quiet/Western FrontE4 6a ***4
391Every Man Has His Niche
-
E4 6b 3
392The Ems Telegram
-
E5 6b **6
393Leaf ClimbHVD 4a 40
394Western FrontE3 5c ***328
395Great WesternHVS 5a ***1120
396The Five Star Finish
-
HVS 5a ***279
397No Man's Land
-
E2 5b *27
398Over the Top
-
E4 6a 9
399Grand IllusionE4 5c **90
400Megadoom
-
E5 6b *1
401Impending Doom
-
E4 6a *6
 CD Boulder 28 
 CD Boulder 29 
404Left Flake - CD 29 P3V2 3
405DMZ - CD 29 P4f6B 3
406DMZ Sit Start - CD 29 P 5, TC Area 9a Problem 2f7B ***3
407CD 29 P6V1 1
 Heart Shaped Slab 
 The West Face 
410Crack of DoomVS 4c **481
411Retribution Rib DirectE5 5c *15
412Retribution Rib
-
E2 5b 10
413West ChimneyM *155
414West Chimney VariationD 28
415West Chimney RibHVS 5b 7
416West Chimney Rib (LH variation)VS 4c 11
 Syrett's Roof Bouldering 
418Jess's Rooff7C **40
419Jess's Roof LHf7C+ **1
420Brown's Rooff7A+ **1
421The NoseVS 4c *281
422The Nose DirectHVS 5b 124
423Syrett's Rooff6C+ *235
424CD 24 Problem 1V4 11
425The Zig ZagHS 4c *417
426Zig Zag DirectVS 4c *537
427Bancroft's Roof
-
E2 6b 82
428Bancroft's Roof Startf6B 15
429The GoblinHS 4b *298
430OrchristE5 6b *14
 Goblin's Roof Bouldering 
432CD 23 Problem 1.V0 12
433Si's Aretef7A 6b **145
434CD 23 Problem 4V6 8
435Boulder 23 problem 10V6 *4
 The Rift 
437Hobgoblin
-
E2 5c 17
438ClematisE2 5c *102
439The Nelly Moser FinishE3 6a 4
440OublietteE2 6a *25
441Daisy Chain
-
E3 6b 2
442Tight ChimneyM *128
443Tight Chimney (outside)HS 4b 9
444Constipation CrackVS 5a 35
445Rift CrackVS 4c *51
446Yorkshire RelishVS 4c 8
447Road to EmmausE1 5c *1
 The Rift Bouldering 
449CD 22 Problem 1.V0 6
450CD 22 Problem 4V1 3
451The Rift Traverse
-
f5+ *15
 SOUTH WEST FACE 
 Demon Wall SW Face Bouldering 
454CD 21 - Problem 1
-
V1 20
455Honey Comb
-
f5+ *110
456CD 21 - Problem 4f4+ 33
457Jam Potf5+ 5c *61
458Dots and Dabsf6C *17
459Classic Traversef4+ *72
460CD 21 problem 14 - Birds Nest WallV3 3
461CD 21 - Problem 15V2 5
462CD 21 - Problem 16V0 4
463The PotholeVD *245
464Pothole DirectVS 5b *506
465High Level TraverseVS 4c *48
466The Traditional ClimbVS 4c **1187
467Traditional EliminateHVS 6a *44
468Forgotten WallE5 6c *30
469Forgotten Startf6A **1
470Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **1797
471Bird's Nest VariationVS 4c **252
472Bird's Nest SoupE1 5b *27
473Thompson's TraverseHVS 5b *28
474Demon WallHVS 5a ***872
 Demon Wall Roof Bouldering 
476Stu's Roof Left Handf7B+ *25
477Stu's Roof Standing Startf7A *53
478Stu's Rooff7C+ **14
479Stu's LH - DWR LHf8A 1
480Bruno's rooff8A * 
481Demon Wall Roof Left-Handf7C ***12
482Demon Wall Rooff7A+ ***372
483Demon Wall Roof Footlessf8A *1
484CD Demon Wall Roof, Problem 6V4 4
485Demon Wall Roof Ear Variationf7B+ 20
486Demon Roof EliminateV8 *5
487Demonistf8A **1
488Dialetics
-
f8A 2
489Dolphin Belly Slapf7A 6c *507
490Dolphin belly slap side pull eliminatef7A+ 3
491Hot Dog Fromagef7C+ *21
492Hot Dog Fromage (Heel Variation)f7B+ 3
493Exorcist into DWR
-
f7C *6
494Exorcist - shortf8A **2
495Exorcist - Longf8A **3
496DolphinianE1 5b *179
497Dolphinian StartV1 *33
498Three Chockstones ChimneyM *276
499John's Skatty CaveM *2
500Crack and WallHS 4b *400
501AcetabulumE1 5c 59
502Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *28
503Rectum RiftE3 6b *14
504Right CheekyE7 6c * 
 Crucifix Bouldering 
506The Crucifix "Warm Up" Traversef6A+ **189
507The Dry Stone Traverse
-
V3 *14
508The Crucifix Traversef7A 240
509Crucifix Eliminate Traverse - Pebble WallV7 *13
510Crucifix Reverse Traverse into Arete Eliminatef7A+ **3
511The Crucifixf5 5c **595
512CD 20 Problem 5 The Crucifix - Sit Down StartV4 56
513Crucifix Wall Eliminate
-
V6 *26
514The Crucifix Arete
-
f6A+ *307
515Crucifix Arete Eliminatef7A **26
516Pebble Wallf6C 6b ***340
517Pebble Wall Sit Startf7A 27
518Pebble Wall Variationf7A+ ***23
 Under the Crucifix - Eliminates 
520Tony's Problemf6C **4
521Under the Crucifix Problem 2
-
V6 28
522Under the Crucifix Problem 3V7 8
523Under the Crucifix Problem 6V8 3
524Under the Crucifix Problem 11V7 2
525Central CrackHS 4b *313
526Jacob's LadderHVS 5b *191
527Jacob's Ladder Startf5 *66
528Stomach TraverseVS 4c *294
529The Ladderf5+ *27
530Fence ButtressVS 5b 114
 SOUTH FACE 
532Shuffle CrackE1 5c *90
533China SyndromeE5 7a *8
534South Chimney LaybackS 4c *285
535Yellow Peril
-
E4 6a *2
536Yellow WallE2 5c *16
 Black Wall Bouldering 
538Off the Wall
-
f5+ *15
539Dreamlandf7A+ **72
540CD 18 Problem 4VB 35
541The Wallf5 5b *78
542The Slabf5+ 5c *58
543The Nose
-
f5+ 48
544The Nose RHf6A+ 8
545CD 18 Problem 8V3 25
546CD 18 Problem 19V1 18
547South ChimneyVD 4a 197
548South Face Climb
-
MVS 4b *117
549South Wall TraverseVS 4c **265
550South Wall Direct
-
E1 5b 27
551Kitson Did It First
-
E3 6b 9
552Birdlime TraverseE1 5b ***296
553'Arries 'OokE4 6a **61
554'Arries 'ook direct start
-
f7A+ *25
555Black wall dyno
-
V7 *17
556Blackhead
-
E4 6c 3
557Blackhead Startf7B 7
558Black Wall EliminateE2 5c ***501
559Black Wall Eliminate Direct, Direct Eliminate.E1 5c **8
560Blackpool Promenade
-
E1 5b *49
561Black WallVS 5a *545
562Black Wall DirectHVS 5b 40
563Black Wall traversef7A 11
 Shothole Arete 
565CD 19, Problem 1.VB 17
566CD 19, Problem 2.VB 20
567CD 19, Problem 3.V0 12
568CD 19, Problem 4.VB 22
569CD 19, Problem 5.V0 12
570CD 19, Problem 6.V2 5
 Un-checked Climbs 

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