Malham Cove

Climbs 303 – 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+ **194
76Mule Variation7b *27
77Henry's Route7c+ **6
78Yosemite Wall7a+ ***233
79Obligatory Finish7b+ 6b 2
80Against the Grain7a+ **133
81Against the Wall7a 3
82Taking the Space7b ***89
83Taking the RiseE4 6a *2
84Hands of Time7c *3
85Space Race7b+ ***149
86Space Invaders7c+ **10
87Tremelo7c ***85
88The Minimum7a+ *57
89Minimum Fuss7c **6
90Mescalito7c+ ***71
91New Dawn7c ***110
92Twisted8a **3
93Vogue7c+ **6
94Baboo-Baboo8a ***39
95Straightened8a **15
96G.B.H.8a+ ***41
97Zoolook8a ***56
98Well Dunne Finish8b ***3
99Predator8b ***24
100Cry Freedom8c ***4
101The Great Escape8b+ ***1
102Mid Ledge Spread8a+ **12
103The Maximum7c+ **48
104Austrian Oak8b ***20
105Magnetic Fields8b **10
106Overnite Sensation8a+ **35
107Overshadow9a+ *** 
108Piggy Bank WallA3 ***2
109Energy Vampire8a+ *12
110Connect 48a **20
111Raindogs8a ***142
112Rainshadow9a ***1
113Chiselling the Dragon7c *75
114The DirectissimaA2 11
115Seventh Aardvark7b **253
116Bat Route8c ***5
117Batman9a *** 
118Bat Shadow8c+ *** 
119Raining Bats and Dogs8c ***1
120Rated PG7a+ *178
121Consenting Adults7a **685
122Thriller7c+ 14
123Victor Hugo8b *** 
124Personal Services7b *97
125Free and Even Easier7a+ **348
126Idefix8b *** 
127Bongo Fury7b **92
128Something Stupid7b *221
129Totally Free8b *** 
130Totally Free II8b ***3
131The Groove8a+ ***15
132Groovy Baby8a **4
133Unjustified8b+ ***10
134Overjustified8c ***2
135The SuperdirectissimaA2 ***6
136King SwingA2 **4
137Chocolate Logger7c *19
138Scavenger8a *4
139Wasted Youth7b **145
140Power Ranger8b+ ***1
141Rose Coronary7a **539
142Transformer8c ** 
143Queen of Harts7c *9
144Hartley Hare7a+ **193
145Hardly There6c+ *24
146Puddle Jumper7a+ *351
147Betty Bullwhip7a+ 7
148Snidely Whiplash7a+ 5
149Dudley D-Good7b 4
150Just Another Dead End Job7a *159
151A Career with ProspectsE5 6a *14
152Extra OverE4 6a *25
153Bolt RevoltE4 6a *58
154AfterburnE4 6a *30
155Sycophants7a *232
156Skyjack7c+ *4
157Brooklyn Girls7a *137
158Frankenstein7a+ **246
159Begozi and the Ledge Lizards6a+ 305
160Redpoint No PointE5 6b 5
161The Angel Gabriella7b+ *14
162Burning Rubber Necklace7a *41
163Soweto Sunset7a **6
164Vociferous Fledglings6c+ *13
165The Scene of the Crime6c *41
166Brain Dead DaveE4 6a 2
167Hyperspace6b+ *62
168Hyperactive HousewifeE3 6a  
 UPPER WALL - LEFT  
170Romance and RealityE5 6a *3
171DoukE3 5c 2
172ScaremongerE4 6a 2
173CodicilE5 6a 1
174CaveatE5 6b 2
175Cadenza/Commorient7b **2
176Cadenza7a+ **5
177CommorientE5 6b 2
178The Man and the Myth7c+ ** 
179The Moon's Apprentice7a 3
180Crash DiveE5 6b  
181Local Hero7c+ ***1
182Local Roof8a ***1
183Niagara8a+ *** 
184Soft Centre7b+ *4
185Rive Gauche7b+ *2
 UPPER WALL - RIGHT  
187CentrespreadE5 6b ** 
188Free and Easy7c **34
189An Uneasy Peace7c+ **3
190Renaissance8a ***4
191Breach of the Peace8a ***4
192Climb of the Century8a+ ***2
193L'Ob Session7c+ ***28
194Obsession7b+ ***137
195Total Eclipse8c+ ***1
196The New Age Traveller8a ***39
197N'Obsession7c+ **3
198Herbie7c+ ***69
199Conehead8a+ **3
200Main Overhang8a **28
201Main Overhang (aid)A2 **16
202Toadal Recall8a **38
203The Toad of Beck Hall7b+ *33
204Toad Licker7c *8
205Toadally Cool8a+  
206Serious Young Toads7c **14
207The Last Toad7b+ *31
208Conceptual7b *10
209Conceptual Continuity8a **3
210The Last Waltz7a+ **28
211Seventh ToadE6 6b *6
212Gorgan DirectE5 6b **8
213Gorgan DirectishE4 6b **9
214Duck DiveE5 6b *21
215Jilted JohnE5 6a  
216Gravity7b *16
217Wicked Gravity8b ** 
218Donald DuckedE5 6b 7
219Laughter7c+  
 THE TERRACE  
221Letterbox WallVS 4c 12
222Terrace CrackHVS 5c 12
223The Thin CrackE1 6a 3
224Problem WallE2 6a 1
225Terrace StairwayD 7
226Cove CrackE3 6a 3
227Good CrackE4 6c  
228Ivy CornerVS 4b 14
229Grandfather ClockE2 6a *6
230Butch CassidyE4 6b **9
231Cat on a Hot Tin RoofE5 6b 4
232Black DykeE3 5c *14
233Terrace WallVS 5a **53
234Terrace Wall DirectE2 6a *3
235Wild West HeroE5 6b **11
236Sundance WallE2 5c ***69
237Swift AttackE3 5c ***31
238Static ContrastsE5 6b *2
239The Stone TentE2 5b *8
240RipsnorterE2 5b 4
241Dangerous AcquaintancesE6 6b  
242Midnight CowboyE3 5c ***57
243New Dawn FadesE5 6a ***8
244MotomoronE3 6b 2
245Motomoron DirectE4 6b 2
246LimehillE5 6a ***20
 THE RIGHT WING - CARNAGE WALL  
248Amber NectarE6 6b **4
249GreystokeE6 6c ** 
250Sitting DucksE5 6a 2
251Stone TentE2 5c * 
252The MacabreE3 5b 4
253Macabre (pitch 3)E1 5a  
254TarzanE4 6a *4
255Forth ComingE5 6b *2
256Second ComingE5 6b **2
257CarnageE2 5b ***170
258Chasing the DragonE5 6b ***3
259More Funky Than MonkeyE5 6b **3
260Mulatto WallE3 5c ***86
261Going ApeE5 6a 2
262Bad BrainE4 6a **32
263El CoronelE5 6b ***6
264Third Party OnlyE6 6b *2
265Rubble Without a CauseE5 6b 2
266The Country of ManE5 6b 2
267Seventh GradeE5 6b *3
268Carnage Left-handE1 5b ***132
269ScorpioHVS 5a *32
270Scorpio Direct finishHVS 5a *6
 THE RIGHT WING - WOMBAT WALL  
272Wind and WutheringE3 5c **42
273Monkey's UncleE3 6a *4
274Crossbones/East WallHVS 5a **50
275East Wall RouteE2 6a, 5a 18
276CrossbonesE2 5c ***145
277Thin LizzyE5 6b *2
278Articulated LorisE5 6a *4
279Slender LorisE4 6a ***75
280Doubting ThomasE5 6b ***32
281The Annihilation MixE3 6b *2
282WombatE2 5c ***161
283Regatta de BlancE5 6a *18
284ClapperclawE4 6c *2
285Cathay PacificE4 *6
286Rounded HorizonsE4 5c 3
287Kirkby WallHVS 5b **122
288Junkyard AngelHVS 5b ***155
289The KylinHVS 5b **44
290The CavernHVS 5a *59
291Y.A.B.O.E4 6b 2
292The Cavern DirectE1 5b *7
293LimpetE2 9
294Friday the 13thE3 6a **62
295DaytonaE3 5b *18
296Vertical CrackE2 5c  
297Overhanging CrackHVS 5b 9
298Just Another Very Severe (Hard)E3 5c  
299Pikedaw WallHVS 5a ***212
300OlafHVS 5a *65
301CanuteE1 5c 5
302ButterfingersE2 5c 7
303ClubfootVS 4c ***209
304SwingoverVS 5a **103
305Swingover DirectVS 4c *36
306SwingsideHVS 5b *8
307FrivolousVS 5a 7
308Lightning CrackVS 5a 27
309Route OneVS 4c 11
310The Right Wing GirdleE2 5c ***14
311Pumpwater 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