Malham Cove

Climbs 309 – 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]

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 22
3Straight CrackHS 54
4Straight UpVS 4c *39
5Pedestal WallS *58
6The ThistleHVS 5b *22
7TheistE1 6b 4
8Th-RowsHVS 5b 10
9Wall And CrackVD 28
10FingersVS 4c 27
11Crown of ThornsHVS 5b 5
12TiaraE2 6a 4
13Coronet CrackHVS 5a 9
14Crazy PavingVS 4c 30
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 4
65Rain DancesE4 6a 3
66Rodney's RouteE2 5b *7
67The Pink Pinky Goes to MalhamE3 6a 9
68Bolts Screw You UpE3 6a 4
 THE CATWALK  
70Brilliant, Brilliant6c 63
71Bon-Appetite7b *6
72The Highlife7b+ *6
73Just Not in Lust7c **10
74Mighty Fine Ass7c+ ***8
75Appetite7a+ **240
76Mule Variation7b *32
77Henry's Route7c+ **7
78Yosemite Wall7a+ ***253
79Obligatory Finish7b+ 6b 2
80Against the Grain7a+ **134
81Against the Wall7a 6
82Taking the Space7b ***81
83Taking the RiseE4 6a *3
84Hands of Time7c *3
85Space Race7b+ ***155
86Space Invaders7c+ **14
87Tremelo7c ***97
88The Minimum7a+ *64
89Minimum Fuss7c **10
90Mescalito7c+ ***94
91New Dawn7c ***184
92Twisted8a **3
93Vogue7c+ **6
94Lovatt Link8a **1
95Baboo-Baboo8a ***45
96Straightened8a **18
97Straight Jacket8b  
98G.B.H.8a+ ***50
99A.B.H.8a+ 2
100Zoolook8a ***97
101Well Dunne Finish8b ***4
102Predator8b ***30
103The Terminator8b+ *** 
104Cry Freedom8c ***10
105The Great Escape8b+ ***3
106Mid Ledge Spread8a+ **13
107The Maximum7c+ **51
108Austrian Oak8b ***22
109Magnetic Fields8b **14
110Overnite Sensation8a+ **41
111Overshadow9a+ *** 
112Piggy Bank WallA3 ***2
113Energy Vampire8a+ *13
114Connect 48a **25
115Connect 58a+ **1
116Raindogs8a ***202
117Rainshadow9a ***1
118Chiselling the Dragon7c *85
119The DirectissimaA2 11
120Seventh Aardvark7b **282
121Bat Route8c ***7
122Batman9a *** 
123Bat Shadow8c+ *** 
124Raining Bats and Dogs8c ***2
125Rated PG7a+ *188
126Consenting Adults7a **785
127Thriller7c+ 14
128Victor Hugo8b *** 
129Personal Services7b *103
130Free and Even Easier7a+ **398
131Idefix8b *** 
132Bongo Fury7b **103
133Something Stupid7b *239
134Totally Free8b *** 
135Totally Free II8b ***3
136The Groove8a+ ***16
137Groovy Baby8a **4
138Unjustified8b+ ***10
139Overjustified8c ***2
140The SuperdirectissimaA2 ***6
141King SwingA2 **4
142Chocolate Logger7c *19
143Scavenger8a *4
144Wasted Youth7b **155
145Power Ranger8b+ ***1
146Rose Coronary7a **598
147Transformer8c ** 
148Queen of Harts7c *9
149Hartley Hare7a+ **212
150Hardly There6c+ *25
151Puddle Jumper7a+ *370
152Betty Bullwhip7a+ 7
153Snidely Whiplash7a+ 5
154Dudley D-Good7b 5
155Just Another Dead End Job7a *169
156A Career with ProspectsE5 6a *14
157Extra OverE4 6a *25
158Bolt Revolt7a *92
159AfterburnE4 6a *30
160Sycophants7a *264
161Skyjack7c+ *4
162Brooklyn Girls7a *150
163Frankenstein7a+ **288
164Begozi and the Ledge Lizards6a+ 333
165Redpoint No PointE5 6b 5
166The Angel Gabriella7b+ *14
167Burning Rubber Necklace7a *41
168Soweto Sunset7a **7
169Vociferous Fledglings6c+ *13
170The Scene of the Crime6c *46
171Brain Dead DaveE4 6a 2
172Hyperspace6b+ *69
173Hyperactive HousewifeE3 6a  
 UPPER WALL - LEFT  
175Romance and RealityE5 6a *3
176DoukE3 5c 2
177ScaremongerE4 6a 2
178CodicilE5 6a 1
179CaveatE5 6b 2
180Cadenza/Commorient7b **2
181Cadenza7a+ **5
182CommorientE5 6b 2
183The Man and the Myth7c+ ** 
184The Moon's Apprentice7a 3
185Crash DiveE5 6b  
186Local Hero7c+ ***2
187Local Roof8a ***1
188Niagara8a+ *** 
189Soft Centre7b+ *4
190Rive Gauche7b+ *1
 UPPER WALL - RIGHT  
192CentrespreadE5 6b **1
193Free and Easy7c **37
194An Uneasy Peace7c+ **3
195Renaissance8a ***4
196Breach of the Peace8a ***4
197Climb of the Century8a+ ***2
198L'Ob Session7c+ ***31
199Obsession7b+ ***190
200Total Eclipse8c+ ***1
201The New Age Traveller8a ***44
202N'Obsession7c+ **3
203Herbie7c+ ***89
204Conehead8a+ **4
205Main Overhang8a **28
206Main Overhang (aid)A2 **16
207Toadal Recall8a **41
208The Toad of Beck Hall7b+ *35
209Toad Licker7c *8
210Toadally Cool8a+  
211Serious Young Toads7c **14
212The Last Toad7b+ *33
213Conceptual7b *10
214Conceptual Continuity8a **3
215The Last Waltz7a+ **29
216Seventh ToadE6 6b *6
217Gorgan DirectE5 6b **9
218Gorgan DirectishE4 6b **9
219Duck DiveE5 6b *22
220Jilted JohnE5 6a 1
221Gravity7b *16
222Wicked Gravity8b ** 
223Donald DuckedE5 6b 7
224Laughter7c+  
 THE TERRACE  
226Letterbox WallVS 4c 12
227Terrace CrackHVS 5c 12
228The Thin CrackE1 6a 3
229Problem WallE2 6a 1
230Terrace StairwayD 7
231Cove CrackE3 6a 3
232Good CrackE4 6c  
233Ivy CornerVS 4b 14
234Grandfather ClockE2 6a *6
235Butch CassidyE4 6b **9
236Cat on a Hot Tin RoofE5 6b 4
237Black DykeE3 5c *14
238Terrace WallVS 5a **56
239Terrace Wall DirectE2 6a *3
240Wild West HeroE5 6b **12
241Sundance WallE2 5c ***71
242Swift AttackE3 5c ***31
243Static ContrastsE5 6b *2
244The Stone TentE2 5b *9
245RipsnorterE2 5b 4
246Dangerous AcquaintancesE6 6b  
247Midnight CowboyE3 5c ***57
248New Dawn FadesE5 6a ***8
249MotomoronE3 6b 3
250Motomoron DirectE4 6b 2
251LimehillE5 6a ***20
 THE RIGHT WING - CARNAGE WALL  
253Amber NectarE6 6b **4
254GreystokeE6 6c ** 
255Sitting DucksE5 6a 2
256Stone TentE2 5c *1
257The MacabreE3 5b 5
258Macabre (pitch 3)E1 5a  
259TarzanE4 6a *4
260Forth ComingE5 6b 2
261Second ComingE5 6b **2
262CarnageE2 5b ***178
263Chasing the DragonE5 6b ***3
264More Funky Than MonkeyE5 6b **3
265Mulatto WallE3 5c ***94
266Going ApeE5 6a 2
267Bad BrainE4 6a **33
268El CoronelE5 6b ***6
269Third Party OnlyE6 6b 2
270Rubble Without a CauseE5 6b 2
271The Country of ManE4 6b 2
272Seventh GradeE5 6b *3
273Carnage Left-handE1 5b ***137
274ScorpioHVS 5a *32
275Scorpio Direct finishHVS 5a *6
 THE RIGHT WING - WOMBAT WALL  
277Wind and WutheringE3 5c **43
278Monkey's UncleE3 6a *4
279Crossbones/East WallHVS 5a **56
280East Wall RouteE2 6a, 5a 20
281CrossbonesE2 5c ***164
282Thin LizzyE5 6b *2
283Articulated LorisE5 6a *4
284Slender LorisE4 6a ***78
285Doubting ThomasE5 6b ***32
286The Annihilation MixE3 6b *1
287WombatE2 5c ***178
288Regatta de BlancE5 6a *18
289ClapperclawE4 6c *2
290Cathay PacificE4 *6
291Rounded HorizonsE4 5c 3
292Kirkby WallHVS 5b **128
293Junkyard AngelHVS 5b ***162
294The KylinHVS 5b **46
295The CavernHVS 5a *62
296Y.A.B.O.E4 6b 2
297The Cavern DirectE1 5b *7
298LimpetE2 10
299Friday the 13thE3 6a **67
300DaytonaE3 5b *18
301Vertical CrackE2 5c 2
302Overhanging CrackHVS 5b 9
303Just Another Very Severe (Hard)E3 5c  
304Pikedaw WallHVS 5a ***224
305OlafHVS 5a *73
306CanuteE1 5c 5
307ButterfingersE2 5c 7
308ClubfootVS 4c ***223
309SwingoverVS 5a **110
310Swingover DirectVS 4c *38
311SwingsideHVS 5b *9
312FrivolousVS 5a 7
313Lightning CrackVS 5a 27
314Route OneVS 4c 11
315The Right Wing GirdleE2 5c ***14
316Pumpwater meets the HulkE5 6b ***4
 ROUTES ADDED FROM ROCKFAX BOOK  
318Over the TopE7 6c ** 
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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