Climbs 314
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces S

RichC Highstepping on PuddleJumper on a grey wet summer Sunday © ChrisJD

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]

Restricted Access

There is a bolting agreement between the BMC and Malham Parish Council (the landowners) to ensure that the noise of bolting doesn't disturb nesting birds or detract from other visitors experiance of this incredible natural beauty spot. The agreement is for no bolting at weekends, during the main school summer holiday or during the nesting restriction.

Wild camping is not allowed near the Cove or fields around - please use one of the campsites at Riverside or Gordale instead. In addition , please don't park anywhere other than the locations listed in parking below. Following this simple code of conduct is crucially important in maintaining good relations between climbers and the landowner and preventing access problems.

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Guidebooks

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
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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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Left Wing 
2Bobber Boots
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VD 22
3Straight Crack
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HS 62
4Straight Up
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VS 4c *44
5Pedestal WallS *65
6The Thistle
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HVS 5b *24
7Theist
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E1 6b 4
8Th-Rows
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HVS 5b 10
9Wall And Crack
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VD 31
10Fingers
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VS 4c 28
11Crown of ThornsHVS 5b 6
12Tiara
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E2 6a 4
13Coronet Crack
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HVS 5a 10
14Crazy Paving
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VS 4c 33
15Lost CornerE3 6a 2
16Reluctant PassengerE3 6a *2
17RingoE5 6c *2
18RageE4 6b *2
19Short Groove
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E2 5c *9
20Rose CornerE4 6a 2
21Memory LaneE3 6a 3
22The
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E2 5c *10
23SternVS 4c *12
24Autonomy
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E3 6a *7
25Cy-rilS *16
26Mistake
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S 12
27Dilatory ClimbHS 4b *11
28Cube Root
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E1 5b 23
29One Point Two Six (cube root two)E4 6a *1
30Square Root
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E2 5c *12
31Pikestaff
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VS 5a *24
32Flake Wall
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S **60
33Rook
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E2 5c 14
34Crow
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E1 5c 7
35ChoughHVS 6a 4
36MagpieHVS 5c 4
37Jackdaw
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HVS 5a 7
38Raven
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VS 5a 8
39Night MovesE3 6a *2
40Original RouteS **45
41Hampster JamVS 4c 9
42Wish You Were Here
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E2 5b *12
43Saplink
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HVS 5b **27
44Box of ToolsE3 6a *2
45Ship of FoolsE4 6b *1
46Warspite
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E3 6a *10
47Going DutchE3 6a *3
48AidE4 6b 1
49Ephedrine InfluxE3 5c 1
50The Well Oiled MachineE4 6a 1
51Sarcophagus
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E3 6a **6
52The CrabHVS 5b *4
53Joe SpiveyE2 5c 2
54MajidaeE2 5c 2
55HangoverHVS 5a 8
56Vagabond
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E2 5c *8
57ChrysalisE2 5c 2
58Shining UsuE2 5b 2
59Birgus LatroE5 6a 1
60The Dalesman
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VS 4c 5
61Percy ThrowerHVS 5a 1
 Beck Wall 
63Big DripHVS 5b 4
64Rain Drops
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E4 6b 3
65Rain Dances
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E4 6a 2
66Rodney's Route
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E2 5b *9
67The Pink Pinky Goes to MalhamE3 6a 10
68Bolts Screw You Up
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E3 6a 4
 The Catwalk 
70Brilliant, Brilliant6c 76
71Bon-Appetite7b *6
72The Highlife7b+ *6
73Just Not in Lust7c **11
74Mighty Fine Ass7c+ ***9
75Appetite7a+ **295
76Mule Variation7b *39
77Henry's Route7c+ **12
78Yosemite Wall7a+ ***404
79Obligatory Finish7b+ 6b 2
80Against the Grain7a+ **162
81Against the Wall7a 10
82Taking the Space7b ***113
83Taking the RiseE4 6a *3
84Hands of Time7c *3
85Space Race7b+ ***201
86Space Invaders7c+ **29
87Tremelo7c ***125
88The Minimum7a+ *68
89Minimum Fuss7c **11
90Mescalito7c+ ***120
91New Dawn7c ***264
92Twisted8a **3
93Vogue7c+ **7
94Lovatt Link8a **1
95Baboo-Baboo8a ***58
96Straightened8a **23
97Straight Jacket8b  
98G.B.H.8a+ ***78
99A.B.H.8a+ 2
100Zoolook8a ***143
101Well Dunne Finish8b ***5
102Predator8b ***51
103The Terminator8b+ *** 
104Cry Freedom8c ***10
105The Great Escape8b+ ***3
106Mid Ledge Spread8a+ **13
107The Maximum7c+ **62
108Austrian Oak8b ***26
109Magnetic Fields8b **15
110Overnite Sensation8a+ **50
111Overshadow9a+ *** 
112Piggy Bank WallA3 ***2
113Energy Vampire8a+ *14
114Connect 48a **26
115Connect 58a+ **1
116Raindogs8a ***288
117Rainshadow9a ***4
118Chiselling the Dragon7c *95
119The DirectissimaA2 11
120Seventh Aardvark7b **339
121Seventh Dragon7b+ **2
122Bat Route8c ***22
123Batman9a *** 
124Bat Shadow8c+ ***1
125Raining Bats and Dogs8c ***4
126Rated PG7a+ *211
127Consenting Adults7a **918
128Thriller7c+ 15
129Victor Hugo8b *** 
130Personal Services7b *109
131Free and Even Easier7a+ **453
132Idefix8b *** 
133Bongo Fury7b **123
134Something Stupid7b *269
135Totally Free8b *** 
136Totally Free II8b ***3
137The Groove8a+ ***28
138Groovy Baby8a **12
139Unjustified8b+ ***10
140Overjustified
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8c ***2
141The SuperdirectissimaA2 ***6
142King SwingA2 **4
143Chocolate Logger7c *21
144Scavenger8a *4
145Wasted Youth7b **187
146Power Ranger8b+ ***1
147Rose Coronary7a **733
148Transformer8c ** 
149Queen of Harts7c *9
150Hartley Hare7a+ **249
151Hardly There6c+ *34
152Puddle Jumper7a+ *416
153Betty Bullwhip7a+ 8
154Snidely Whiplash7a+ 6
155Dudley D-Good7b 6
156Just Another Dead End Job7a *188
157A Career with ProspectsE5 6a *19
158Extra OverE4 6a *42
159Bolt Revolt7a *129
160AfterburnE4 6a *39
161Sycophants7a *303
162Skyjack7c+ *4
163Brooklyn Girls7a *174
164Frankenstein7a+ **343
165The Under Dunn Start7b *4
166Whodunnit6c+ *18
167Baba O'Riley8a *1
168Begozi and the Ledge Lizards6a+ 378
169Redpoint No PointE5 6b 5
170The Angel Gabriella7b+ *15
171Burning Rubber Necklace7a *45
172Soweto Sunset
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7a **7
173Vociferous Fledglings6c+ *13
174The Scene of the Crime6c *56
175Brain Dead Dave
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E4 6a 2
176Hyperspace6b+ *83
177Hyperactive HousewifeE3 6a  
 Upper Wall - Left 
179Romance and RealityE5 6a *2
180DoukE3 5c 2
181ScaremongerE4 6a 1
182CodicilE5 6a 1
183CaveatE5 6b 2
184Cadenza/Commorient7b **1
185Cadenza
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7a+ **6
186CommorientE5 6b 2
187The Man and the Myth7c+ ** 
188The Moon's Apprentice7a 3
189Crash DiveE5 6b  
190Local Hero7c+ ***2
191Local Roof8a ***1
192Niagara8a+ *** 
193Soft Centre7b+ *4
194Rive Gauche7b+ *2
 Upper Wall - Right 
196CentrespreadE5 6b **1
197Free and Easy7c **48
198An Uneasy Peace7c+ **4
199Renaissance8a ***5
200Breach of the Peace8a ***4
201Climb of the Century8a+ ***2
202L'Ob Session7c+ ***35
203Obsession7b+ ***249
204Total Eclipse8c+ ***1
205The New Age Traveller8a ***51
206N'Obsession7c+ **3
207Herbie7c+ ***115
208Conehead8a+ **4
209Main Overhang8a **28
210Main Overhang (aid)A2 **17
211Toadal Recall8a **61
212The Toad of Beck Hall7b+ *38
213Toad Licker7c *10
214Toadally Cool8a+  
215Serious Young Toads7c **19
216The Last Toad7b+ *35
217Conceptual7b *11
218Conceptual Continuity8a **3
219The Last Waltz7a+ **34
220Seventh ToadE6 6b *6
221Gorgan DirectE5 6b **10
222Gorgan DirectishE4 6b **10
223Duck DiveE5 6b *23
224Jilted JohnE5 6a 1
225Gravity7b *20
226Wicked Gravity8b ** 
227Donald DuckedE5 6b 8
228Laughter7c+  
 The Terrace 
230Letterbox WallVS 4c 13
231Terrace CrackHVS 5c 15
232The Thin CrackE1 6a 3
233Problem WallE2 6a 1
234Terrace StairwayD 7
235Cove CrackE3 6a 3
236Good CrackE4 6c  
237Ivy CornerVS 4b 15
238Grandfather ClockE2 6a *6
239Butch CassidyE4 6b **10
240Cat on a Hot Tin RoofE5 6b 3
241Black DykeE3 5c *16
242Terrace WallVS 5a **64
243Terrace Wall DirectE2 6a *3
244Wild West HeroE5 6b **12
245Sundance WallE2 5c ***81
246Swift AttackE3 5c ***36
247Static ContrastsE5 6b *1
248The Stone Tent
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E2 5b *10
249RipsnorterE2 5b 5
250Dangerous AcquaintancesE6 6b 1
251Midnight CowboyE3 5c ***71
252New Dawn FadesE5 6a ***7
253MotomoronE3 6b 2
254Motomoron DirectE4 6b 4
255LimehillE5 6a ***23
 The Right Wing - Carnage Wall 
257Amber NectarE6 6b **3
258GreystokeE6 6c ** 
259Sitting DucksE5 6a 2
260Stone TentE2 5c *2
261The Macabre
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E3 5b 5
262Macabre (pitch 3)E1 5a 1
263TarzanE4 6a *3
264Forth ComingE5 6b 1
265Second ComingE5 6b **1
266CarnageE2 5b ***226
267Chasing the DragonE5 6b ***4
268More Funky Than MonkeyE5 6b **2
269Mulatto WallE3 5c ***112
270Going ApeE5 6a 1
271Bad BrainE4 6a **37
272El CoronelE5 6b ***6
273Third Party OnlyE6 6b 1
274Rubble Without a CauseE5 6b 1
275The Country of ManE4 6b 1
276Seventh GradeE5 6b *2
277Carnage Left-handE1 5b ***184
278ScorpioHVS 5a *38
279Scorpio Direct finish
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HVS 5a *5
 The Right Wing - Wombat Wall 
281Wind and WutheringE3 5c **53
282Monkey's UncleE3 6a *3
283Crossbones/East WallHVS 5a **74
284East Wall Route
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E2 6a, 5a 24
285CrossbonesE2 5c ***187
286Thin LizzyE5 6b *1
287Articulated LorisE5 6a *3
288Slender LorisE4 6a ***94
289Doubting ThomasE5 6b ***40
290The Annihilation MixE3 6b *1
291WombatE2 5c ***225
292Regatta de BlancE5 6a *18
293ClapperclawE4 6c *1
294Cathay PacificE4 *5
295Rounded HorizonsE4 5c 2
296Kirkby WallHVS 5b **148
297Junkyard AngelHVS 5b ***196
298The KylinHVS 5b **53
299The CavernHVS 5a *69
300Y.A.B.O.E4 6b 1
301The Cavern Direct
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E1 5b *7
302LimpetE2 10
303Friday the 13thE3 6a **73
304DaytonaE3 5b *20
305Vertical CrackE2 5c 2
306Overhanging CrackHVS 5b 11
307Just Another Very Severe (Hard)E3 5c  
308Pikedaw WallHVS 5a ***269
309OlafHVS 5a *89
310CanuteE1 5c 5
311ButterfingersE2 5c 7
312ClubfootVS 4c ***267
313SwingoverVS 5a **123
314Swingover Direct
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VS 4c *40
315SwingsideHVS 5b *10
316FrivolousVS 5a 8
317Lightning CrackVS 5a 35
318Route OneVS 4c 13
319The Right Wing GirdleE2 5c ***15
320Pumpwater meets the HulkE5 6b ***4
321Over the TopE7 6c **1
322Extra Over (retro bolted) *
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6c+ 1
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