Malham Cove

Climbs 304 – 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 20
3Straight CrackHS 52
4Straight UpVS 4c *37
5Pedestal WallS *56
6The ThistleHVS 5b *22
7TheistE1 6b 4
8Th-RowsHVS 5b 9
9Wall And CrackVD 26
10FingersVS 4c 26
11Crown of ThornsHVS 5b 5
12TiaraE2 6a 4
13Coronet CrackHVS 5a 7
14Crazy PavingVS 4c 27
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 *9
24AutonomyE3 6a *6
25Cy-rilS *14
26MistakeS 10
27Dilatory ClimbHS 4b *9
28Cube RootE1 5b 18
29One Point Two Six (cube root two)E4 6a *2
30Square RootE2 5c *10
31PikestaffVS 5a *22
32Flake WallS **49
33RookE2 5c 10
34CrowE1 5c 6
35ChoughHVS 6a 3
36MagpieHVS 5c 3
37JackdawHVS 5a 7
38RavenVS 5a 6
39Night MovesE3 6a *2
40Original RouteS **41
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 *2
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 3
 THE CATWALK  
70Brilliant, Brilliant6c 60
71Bon-Appetite7b *6
72The Highlife7b+ *6
73Just Not in Lust7c **10
74Mighty Fine Ass7c+ ***8
75Appetite7a+ **196
76Mule Variation7b *29
77Henry's Route7c+ **6
78Yosemite Wall7a+ ***238
79Obligatory Finish7b+ 6b 2
80Against the Grain7a+ **134
81Against the Wall7a 3
82Taking the Space7b ***90
83Taking the RiseE4 6a *2
84Hands of Time7c *3
85Space Race7b+ ***151
86Space Invaders7c+ **11
87Tremelo7c ***86
88The Minimum7a+ *57
89Minimum Fuss7c **6
90Mescalito7c+ ***73
91New Dawn7c ***113
92Twisted8a **3
93Vogue7c+ **6
94Baboo-Baboo8a ***41
95Straightened8a **15
96G.B.H.8a+ ***41
97Zoolook8a ***56
98Well Dunne Finish8b ***4
99Predator8b ***24
100The Terminator8b+ *** 
101Cry Freedom8c ***4
102The Great Escape8b+ ***1
103Mid Ledge Spread8a+ **12
104The Maximum7c+ **48
105Austrian Oak8b ***20
106Magnetic Fields8b **10
107Overnite Sensation8a+ **36
108Overshadow9a+ *** 
109Piggy Bank WallA3 ***2
110Energy Vampire8a+ *12
111Connect 48a **20
112Raindogs8a ***143
113Rainshadow9a ***1
114Chiselling the Dragon7c *76
115The DirectissimaA2 11
116Seventh Aardvark7b **256
117Bat Route8c ***5
118Batman9a *** 
119Bat Shadow8c+ *** 
120Raining Bats and Dogs8c ***1
121Rated PG7a+ *180
122Consenting Adults7a **696
123Thriller7c+ 14
124Victor Hugo8b *** 
125Personal Services7b *100
126Free and Even Easier7a+ **354
127Idefix8b *** 
128Bongo Fury7b **92
129Something Stupid7b *221
130Totally Free8b *** 
131Totally Free II8b ***3
132The Groove8a+ ***15
133Groovy Baby8a **4
134Unjustified8b+ ***10
135Overjustified8c ***2
136The SuperdirectissimaA2 ***6
137King SwingA2 **4
138Chocolate Logger7c *19
139Scavenger8a *4
140Wasted Youth7b **146
141Power Ranger8b+ ***1
142Rose Coronary7a **551
143Transformer8c ** 
144Queen of Harts7c *9
145Hartley Hare7a+ **193
146Hardly There6c+ *24
147Puddle Jumper7a+ *354
148Betty Bullwhip7a+ 7
149Snidely Whiplash7a+ 5
150Dudley D-Good7b 4
151Just Another Dead End Job7a *159
152A Career with ProspectsE5 6a *14
153Extra OverE4 6a *25
154Bolt RevoltE4 6a *62
155AfterburnE4 6a *30
156Sycophants7a *235
157Skyjack7c+ *4
158Brooklyn Girls7a *138
159Frankenstein7a+ **251
160Begozi and the Ledge Lizards6a+ 314
161Redpoint No PointE5 6b 5
162The Angel Gabriella7b+ *14
163Burning Rubber Necklace7a *41
164Soweto Sunset7a **6
165Vociferous Fledglings6c+ *13
166The Scene of the Crime6c *43
167Brain Dead DaveE4 6a 2
168Hyperspace6b+ *67
169Hyperactive HousewifeE3 6a  
 UPPER WALL - LEFT  
171Romance and RealityE5 6a *3
172DoukE3 5c 2
173ScaremongerE4 6a 2
174CodicilE5 6a 1
175CaveatE5 6b 2
176Cadenza/Commorient7b **2
177Cadenza7a+ **5
178CommorientE5 6b 2
179The Man and the Myth7c+ ** 
180The Moon's Apprentice7a 3
181Crash DiveE5 6b  
182Local Hero7c+ ***1
183Local Roof8a ***1
184Niagara8a+ *** 
185Soft Centre7b+ *4
186Rive Gauche7b+ *2
 UPPER WALL - RIGHT  
188CentrespreadE5 6b ** 
189Free and Easy7c **34
190An Uneasy Peace7c+ **3
191Renaissance8a ***4
192Breach of the Peace8a ***4
193Climb of the Century8a+ ***2
194L'Ob Session7c+ ***28
195Obsession7b+ ***138
196Total Eclipse8c+ ***1
197The New Age Traveller8a ***40
198N'Obsession7c+ **3
199Herbie7c+ ***70
200Conehead8a+ **3
201Main Overhang8a **28
202Main Overhang (aid)A2 **16
203Toadal Recall8a **38
204The Toad of Beck Hall7b+ *33
205Toad Licker7c *8
206Toadally Cool8a+  
207Serious Young Toads7c **14
208The Last Toad7b+ *31
209Conceptual7b *10
210Conceptual Continuity8a **3
211The Last Waltz7a+ **28
212Seventh ToadE6 6b *6
213Gorgan DirectE5 6b **8
214Gorgan DirectishE4 6b **9
215Duck DiveE5 6b *21
216Jilted JohnE5 6a  
217Gravity7b *16
218Wicked Gravity8b ** 
219Donald DuckedE5 6b 7
220Laughter7c+  
 THE TERRACE  
222Letterbox WallVS 4c 12
223Terrace CrackHVS 5c 12
224The Thin CrackE1 6a 3
225Problem WallE2 6a 1
226Terrace StairwayD 7
227Cove CrackE3 6a 3
228Good CrackE4 6c  
229Ivy CornerVS 4b 14
230Grandfather ClockE2 6a *6
231Butch CassidyE4 6b **9
232Cat on a Hot Tin RoofE5 6b 4
233Black DykeE3 5c *14
234Terrace WallVS 5a **53
235Terrace Wall DirectE2 6a *3
236Wild West HeroE5 6b **11
237Sundance WallE2 5c ***69
238Swift AttackE3 5c ***31
239Static ContrastsE5 6b *2
240The Stone TentE2 5b *8
241RipsnorterE2 5b 4
242Dangerous AcquaintancesE6 6b  
243Midnight CowboyE3 5c ***57
244New Dawn FadesE5 6a ***8
245MotomoronE3 6b 2
246Motomoron DirectE4 6b 2
247LimehillE5 6a ***20
 THE RIGHT WING - CARNAGE WALL  
249Amber NectarE6 6b **4
250GreystokeE6 6c ** 
251Sitting DucksE5 6a 2
252Stone TentE2 5c * 
253The MacabreE3 5b 4
254Macabre (pitch 3)E1 5a  
255TarzanE4 6a *4
256Forth ComingE5 6b *2
257Second ComingE5 6b **2
258CarnageE2 5b ***170
259Chasing the DragonE5 6b ***3
260More Funky Than MonkeyE5 6b **3
261Mulatto WallE3 5c ***86
262Going ApeE5 6a 2
263Bad BrainE4 6a **32
264El CoronelE5 6b ***6
265Third Party OnlyE6 6b *2
266Rubble Without a CauseE5 6b 2
267The Country of ManE5 6b 2
268Seventh GradeE5 6b *3
269Carnage Left-handE1 5b ***132
270ScorpioHVS 5a *32
271Scorpio Direct finishHVS 5a *6
 THE RIGHT WING - WOMBAT WALL  
273Wind and WutheringE3 5c **42
274Monkey's UncleE3 6a *4
275Crossbones/East WallHVS 5a **50
276East Wall RouteE2 6a, 5a 18
277CrossbonesE2 5c ***145
278Thin LizzyE5 6b *2
279Articulated LorisE5 6a *4
280Slender LorisE4 6a ***75
281Doubting ThomasE5 6b ***32
282The Annihilation MixE3 6b *2
283WombatE2 5c ***161
284Regatta de BlancE5 6a *18
285ClapperclawE4 6c *2
286Cathay PacificE4 *6
287Rounded HorizonsE4 5c 3
288Kirkby WallHVS 5b **123
289Junkyard AngelHVS 5b ***155
290The KylinHVS 5b **45
291The CavernHVS 5a *59
292Y.A.B.O.E4 6b 2
293The Cavern DirectE1 5b *7
294LimpetE2 9
295Friday the 13thE3 6a **62
296DaytonaE3 5b *18
297Vertical CrackE2 5c  
298Overhanging CrackHVS 5b 9
299Just Another Very Severe (Hard)E3 5c  
300Pikedaw WallHVS 5a ***213
301OlafHVS 5a *65
302CanuteE1 5c 5
303ButterfingersE2 5c 7
304ClubfootVS 4c ***210
305SwingoverVS 5a **103
306Swingover DirectVS 4c *37
307SwingsideHVS 5b *9
308FrivolousVS 5a 7
309Lightning CrackVS 5a 27
310Route OneVS 4c 11
311The Right Wing GirdleE2 5c ***14
312Pumpwater 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