Malham Cove

Climbs 306 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 200m a.s.l – Faces S

Crag features
Central Walls of steep compact limestone with the best sport climbing in the Pennines (best grades F7a to F8c). A right wing of superb trad lines with the best routes in the HVS to E4 category. A left wing with worthwhile short,easier routes (S to E1) and short technical but less popular, hard trad up to E5. [Dave Musgrove]

Access notes
Regional Access notes are available from the BMC.

Guidebooks
Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire (2015), Yorkshire Limestone (2005), Northern Limestone Route Database (2001),
Out of print: Northern Limestone (2004), Yorkshire Limestone (Millenium Supplement) (1997), Yorkshire Limestone (1992)

Climbs at this crag

Sort climbs
 Climb nameGrade
 LEFT WING  
2Bobber BootsVD 21
3Straight CrackHS 53
4Straight UpVS 4c *38
5Pedestal WallS *57
6The ThistleHVS 5b *22
7TheistE1 6b 4
8Th-RowsHVS 5b 10
9Wall And CrackVD 27
10FingersVS 4c 26
11Crown of ThornsHVS 5b 5
12TiaraE2 6a 4
13Coronet CrackHVS 5a 9
14Crazy PavingVS 4c 29
15Lost CornerE3 6a 2
16Reluctant PassengerE3 6a *2
17RingoE5 6c *2
18RageE4 6b *3
19Short GrooveE2 5c *9
20Rose CornerE4 6a 3
21Memory LaneE3 6a 3
22TheE2 5c *9
23SternVS 4c *10
24AutonomyE3 6a *7
25Cy-rilS *14
26MistakeS 10
27Dilatory ClimbHS 4b *9
28Cube RootE1 5b 19
29One Point Two Six (cube root two)E4 6a *2
30Square RootE2 5c *10
31PikestaffVS 5a *22
32Flake WallS **50
33RookE2 5c 11
34CrowE1 5c 6
35ChoughHVS 6a 3
36MagpieHVS 5c 3
37JackdawHVS 5a 7
38RavenVS 5a 6
39Night MovesE3 6a *2
40Original RouteS **43
41Hampster JamVS 4c 7
42Wish You Were HereE2 5b *9
43SaplinkHVS 5b **23
44Box of ToolsE3 6a *2
45Ship of FoolsE4 6b *2
46WarspiteE3 6a *9
47Going DutchE3 6a *3
48AidE4 6b 2
49Ephedrine InfluxE3 5c 2
50The Well Oiled MachineE4 6a 2
51SarcophagusE3 6a **6
52The CrabHVS 5b *3
53Joe SpiveyE2 5c 2
54MajidaeE2 5c 2
55HangoverHVS 5a 7
56VagabondE2 5c *8
57ChrysalisE2 5c 2
58Shining UsuE2 5b 2
59Birgus LatroE5 6a 2
60The DalesmanVS 4c 5
61Percy ThrowerHVS 5a 1
 BECK WALL  
63Big DripHVS 5b 4
64Rain DropsE4 6b 3
65Rain DancesE4 6a 3
66Rodney's RouteE2 5b *7
67The Pink Pinky Goes to MalhamE3 6a 8
68Bolts Screw You UpE3 6a 4
 THE CATWALK  
70Brilliant, Brilliant6c 61
71Bon-Appetite7b *6
72The Highlife7b+ *6
73Just Not in Lust7c **10
74Mighty Fine Ass7c+ ***8
75Appetite7a+ **201
76Mule Variation7b *30
77Henry's Route7c+ **6
78Yosemite Wall7a+ ***247
79Obligatory Finish7b+ 6b 2
80Against the Grain7a+ **138
81Against the Wall7a 5
82Taking the Space7b ***92
83Taking the RiseE4 6a *2
84Hands of Time7c *3
85Space Race7b+ ***158
86Space Invaders7c+ **11
87Tremelo7c ***89
88The Minimum7a+ *58
89Minimum Fuss7c **7
90Mescalito7c+ ***75
91New Dawn7c ***119
92Twisted8a **3
93Vogue7c+ **6
94Baboo-Baboo8a ***42
95Straightened8a **17
96Straight Jacket8b  
97G.B.H.8a+ ***44
98A.B.H.8a 1
99Zoolook8a ***56
100Well Dunne Finish8b ***4
101Predator8b ***27
102The Terminator8b+ *** 
103Cry Freedom8c ***4
104The Great Escape8b+ ***1
105Mid Ledge Spread8a+ **12
106The Maximum7c+ **49
107Austrian Oak8b ***20
108Magnetic Fields8b **10
109Overnite Sensation8a+ **38
110Overshadow9a+ *** 
111Piggy Bank WallA3 ***2
112Energy Vampire8a+ *12
113Connect 48a **21
114Raindogs8a ***149
115Rainshadow9a ***1
116Chiselling the Dragon7c *79
117The DirectissimaA2 11
118Seventh Aardvark7b **265
119Bat Route8c ***6
120Batman9a *** 
121Bat Shadow8c+ *** 
122Raining Bats and Dogs8c ***1
123Rated PG7a+ *184
124Consenting Adults7a **720
125Thriller7c+ 14
126Victor Hugo8b *** 
127Personal Services7b *102
128Free and Even Easier7a+ **362
129Idefix8b *** 
130Bongo Fury7b **99
131Something Stupid7b *228
132Totally Free8b *** 
133Totally Free II8b ***3
134The Groove8a+ ***15
135Groovy Baby8a **4
136Unjustified8b+ ***10
137Overjustified8c ***2
138The SuperdirectissimaA2 ***6
139King SwingA2 **4
140Chocolate Logger7c *19
141Scavenger8a *4
142Wasted Youth7b **148
143Power Ranger8b+ ***1
144Rose Coronary7a **568
145Transformer8c ** 
146Queen of Harts7c *9
147Hartley Hare7a+ **194
148Hardly There6c+ *24
149Puddle Jumper7a+ *361
150Betty Bullwhip7a+ 7
151Snidely Whiplash7a+ 5
152Dudley D-Good7b 5
153Just Another Dead End Job7a *161
154A Career with ProspectsE5 6a *14
155Extra OverE4 6a *25
156Bolt RevoltE4 6a *73
157AfterburnE4 6a *30
158Sycophants7a *253
159Skyjack7c+ *4
160Brooklyn Girls7a *145
161Frankenstein7a+ **262
162Begozi and the Ledge Lizards6a+ 321
163Redpoint No PointE5 6b 5
164The Angel Gabriella7b+ *14
165Burning Rubber Necklace7a *41
166Soweto Sunset7a **7
167Vociferous Fledglings6c+ *13
168The Scene of the Crime6c *44
169Brain Dead DaveE4 6a 2
170Hyperspace6b+ *68
171Hyperactive HousewifeE3 6a  
 UPPER WALL - LEFT  
173Romance and RealityE5 6a *3
174DoukE3 5c 2
175ScaremongerE4 6a 2
176CodicilE5 6a 1
177CaveatE5 6b 2
178Cadenza/Commorient7b **2
179Cadenza7a+ **5
180CommorientE5 6b 2
181The Man and the Myth7c+ ** 
182The Moon's Apprentice7a 3
183Crash DiveE5 6b  
184Local Hero7c+ ***1
185Local Roof8a ***1
186Niagara8a+ *** 
187Soft Centre7b+ *4
188Rive Gauche7b+ *2
 UPPER WALL - RIGHT  
190CentrespreadE5 6b **1
191Free and Easy7c **36
192An Uneasy Peace7c+ **3
193Renaissance8a ***4
194Breach of the Peace8a ***4
195Climb of the Century8a+ ***2
196L'Ob Session7c+ ***29
197Obsession7b+ ***150
198Total Eclipse8c+ ***1
199The New Age Traveller8a ***42
200N'Obsession7c+ **3
201Herbie7c+ ***74
202Conehead8a+ **4
203Main Overhang8a **28
204Main Overhang (aid)A2 **16
205Toadal Recall8a **41
206The Toad of Beck Hall7b+ *34
207Toad Licker7c *8
208Toadally Cool8a+  
209Serious Young Toads7c **14
210The Last Toad7b+ *31
211Conceptual7b *10
212Conceptual Continuity8a **3
213The Last Waltz7a+ **29
214Seventh ToadE6 6b *6
215Gorgan DirectE5 6b **8
216Gorgan DirectishE4 6b **9
217Duck DiveE5 6b *21
218Jilted JohnE5 6a 1
219Gravity7b *16
220Wicked Gravity8b ** 
221Donald DuckedE5 6b 7
222Laughter7c+  
 THE TERRACE  
224Letterbox WallVS 4c 12
225Terrace CrackHVS 5c 12
226The Thin CrackE1 6a 3
227Problem WallE2 6a 1
228Terrace StairwayD 7
229Cove CrackE3 6a 3
230Good CrackE4 6c  
231Ivy CornerVS 4b 14
232Grandfather ClockE2 6a *6
233Butch CassidyE4 6b **9
234Cat on a Hot Tin RoofE5 6b 4
235Black DykeE3 5c *14
236Terrace WallVS 5a **54
237Terrace Wall DirectE2 6a *3
238Wild West HeroE5 6b **11
239Sundance WallE2 5c ***69
240Swift AttackE3 5c ***31
241Static ContrastsE5 6b *2
242The Stone TentE2 5b *9
243RipsnorterE2 5b 4
244Dangerous AcquaintancesE6 6b  
245Midnight CowboyE3 5c ***57
246New Dawn FadesE5 6a ***8
247MotomoronE3 6b 3
248Motomoron DirectE4 6b 2
249LimehillE5 6a ***20
 THE RIGHT WING - CARNAGE WALL  
251Amber NectarE6 6b **4
252GreystokeE6 6c ** 
253Sitting DucksE5 6a 2
254Stone TentE2 5c *1
255The MacabreE3 5b 4
256Macabre (pitch 3)E1 5a  
257TarzanE4 6a *4
258Forth ComingE5 6b *2
259Second ComingE5 6b **2
260CarnageE2 5b ***171
261Chasing the DragonE5 6b ***3
262More Funky Than MonkeyE5 6b **3
263Mulatto WallE3 5c ***86
264Going ApeE5 6a 2
265Bad BrainE4 6a **32
266El CoronelE5 6b ***6
267Third Party OnlyE6 6b *2
268Rubble Without a CauseE5 6b 2
269The Country of ManE5 6b 2
270Seventh GradeE5 6b *3
271Carnage Left-handE1 5b ***133
272ScorpioHVS 5a *32
273Scorpio Direct finishHVS 5a *6
 THE RIGHT WING - WOMBAT WALL  
275Wind and WutheringE3 5c **43
276Monkey's UncleE3 6a *4
277Crossbones/East WallHVS 5a **50
278East Wall RouteE2 6a, 5a 18
279CrossbonesE2 5c ***149
280Thin LizzyE5 6b *2
281Articulated LorisE5 6a *4
282Slender LorisE4 6a ***76
283Doubting ThomasE5 6b ***32
284The Annihilation MixE3 6b *2
285WombatE2 5c ***169
286Regatta de BlancE5 6a *18
287ClapperclawE4 6c *2
288Cathay PacificE4 *6
289Rounded HorizonsE4 5c 3
290Kirkby WallHVS 5b **124
291Junkyard AngelHVS 5b ***157
292The KylinHVS 5b **46
293The CavernHVS 5a *59
294Y.A.B.O.E4 6b 2
295The Cavern DirectE1 5b *7
296LimpetE2 9
297Friday the 13thE3 6a **65
298DaytonaE3 5b *18
299Vertical CrackE2 5c 1
300Overhanging CrackHVS 5b 9
301Just Another Very Severe (Hard)E3 5c  
302Pikedaw WallHVS 5a ***217
303OlafHVS 5a *68
304CanuteE1 5c 5
305ButterfingersE2 5c 7
306ClubfootVS 4c ***213
307SwingoverVS 5a **105
308Swingover DirectVS 4c *38
309SwingsideHVS 5b *9
310FrivolousVS 5a 7
311Lightning CrackVS 5a 27
312Route OneVS 4c 11
313The Right Wing GirdleE2 5c ***14
314Pumpwater meets the HulkE5 6b ***4
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It'd be great if this was split the same as in Northern Limestone, i.e. upper tier was separated out?
Paul B - 24/Aug/12