Rockfax Description
10m. The deep scoured rift is one of the the easiest routes on the cliff. It offers a slippery descent route or a reasonable beginners' climb with an awkward start. © Rockfax

circa 1870

Ticklists: The Almscliff pre 1912 Challenge.

Teappleby 24/Dec/17 Solo rpt
HenryMeier 20/Oct/17 Solo O/S
Captain Solo 18/Oct/17 Solo
Hidden 16/Oct/17 Solo
Hidden 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Callum Smith 28/Sep/17 Solo
Daly3174 19/Sep/17 Lead O/S
althesin 14/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 15/Aug/17 Solo
Sam Hill 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
emc110502 01/Jun/17 Solo rpt

repeat downclimb

Hidden 01/Jun/17 Solo
Rosie Broadbent 30/May/17 Lead
Andy Cumino 30/May/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/17 Solo
Jmpollard 26/May/17 Solo rpt

As part of the almscliff pre-1912 challenge.

Hidden 04/May/17 Solo rpt
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Steve Wootton ??/2017 Solo
robbjackson 27/Nov/16 Solo O/S
BillyR 25/Nov/16 Lead
with George
Flavio 15/Oct/16 Solo O/S
BillyR 12/Sep/16 TR O/S

Top rope solo. First time trying this set up.

gatrell 08/Aug/16 TR
emc110502 13/Jul/16 Solo O/S


Hidden 13/Jul/16 Solo
summerse 26/Jun/16 Lead
JHolland 26/Jun/16 Solo
Hidden 26/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 24/May/16 Solo O/S
vix 10/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Stu2878 01/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Nez 20/Mar/16 AltLd
with Dan D
Daniel Duerden ??/2016 -
Jmpollard 06/Dec/15 Solo O/S

Did it for a laugh.

SteveM 23/Jul/15 Lead
with Rachael
spragglerocks 23/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Steve M
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Stormbringer 12/Jul/15 Solo
AndyRogers 14/May/15 Lead rpt
with Damo
Damo Grimley 14/May/15 2nd
Dbrooks53139 21/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Teappleby 24/Mar/15 Solo


with max
David_Gledson 23/Mar/15 Solo rpt
poigol5043 18/Feb/15 Lead
with Jenny Quarmby
Gordon W ??/2015 Solo
Dan Mckinlay ??/2015 -
Teappleby 24/Dec/14 Solo
Alex the Alex 04/Dec/14 Solo

Night time ascent. Facing south. Beauty.

with Dan, Nils
John Harrison 22/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Once past the first awkward move, continued into cave through to other side of crag.

Stroppy 15/Nov/14 Solo O/S

More difficult when green and wet

paulh.0776 31/Oct/14 Lead
with peter
Hidden 29/Oct/14 Solo O/S
James Oakes 10/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Alex Hallam 26/Sep/14 Solo O/S
AndyRogers 13/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Katy
LauraC567 30/May/14 2nd O/S
Sarahshort246 30/May/14 Lead
Danbow73 21/May/14 Solo O/S
Paul Clarke 18/May/14 -
with MMI
Hidden 08/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Tithe Technique 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 01/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Kev led to get his head in.

charley 01/Apr/14 Solo O/S
with Ange, Kev
admackie 29/Mar/14 Solo
Tom McCabe 09/Mar/14 Solo

up and down it all day... tried to lead it but wandered around inside too much.

Teappleby 16/Jan/14 Solo
with max
Hidden 09/Jan/14 Solo rpt
bomtall ??/2014 Solo O/S
Coops_13 24/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S
alexm198 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Part of a day smashing easy climbs to give the inexperienced members of the club a bit more mileage. Slimy and 'orrible.

with Kieran Hogan, Eva Herbst, Tommy Ogden
David_Gledson 18/Oct/13 Solo rpt
petekeron 13/Oct/13 Solo O/S
with Solo
HannahB 06/Oct/13 2nd
HannahB 24/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/13 Solo
Alex Thomson 04/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 04/Sep/13 Solo
SteveM 03/Sep/13 Solo
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/13 Solo O/S
tommytwotone 10/Aug/13 Solo
rbrookes2 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
TedT 16/Jun/13 TR O/S
with Uni
Hidden 05/May/13 Solo
michelleaukland 05/May/13 Solo O/S
ERH ?/May/13 -
Ashers 25/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Led with joe this eve. Trouble getting off the ground (particularly joe). Straight forward after that.

with JoeAshcroft
Oliver Branagan 01/Mar/13 Solo rpt

Descent again.

with Lydia R, Will M
Oliver Branagan 21/Feb/13 Solo rpt

Descent after Stomach Traverse.

with Lydia R, Will M
David_Gledson 15/Nov/12 Solo rpt
yorkshiresherpa 09/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
Jenni Myers 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
cameronmcloughlin 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S

first ever trad lead unsupervised

khalidq 31/Jul/12 2nd O/S
petellis 29/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Dad
bigredsquirrel 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Tim W 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S

up and down

BeckyPayne 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Adam Collinge
Hidden 03/Jul/12 Solo
joe king 21/May/12 Lead
with Rose
zebster 20/Apr/12 Solo rpt
with Adam
adamwesthead 20/Apr/12 Solo rpt
with Zeb
adamwesthead 11/Mar/12 Solo rpt
ralphio ?/Mar/12 Solo
pw1987 ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
akhughes ??/2012 -
funsized 30/Oct/11 Solo O/S
adamwesthead 16/Oct/11 Solo rpt
Pike 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
aJmes1 21/Aug/11 Solo β
SteveM 15/Aug/11 Solo
lewisg 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Nat
mattwilk 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

2nd ever trad lead

SteveM 28/Jul/11 Solo
SteveM 27/Jun/11 Solo
LouiseSophie ?/Jun/11 TR O/S

With Dad and Emma. :-P

Tenko ?/Jun/11 -
Mr Fuller 31/May/11 Solo O/S
Boj S 12/May/11 Solo O/S
TRFrost 05/May/11 Solo O/S
Bisteris 30/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with Kirsty Ward, Hannah Jenkins, Rhys Jenkins
PaulHermes 23/Apr/11 Lead
with Zoe Hermes
succa89 23/Mar/11 Solo rpt
robblowen 16/Mar/11 2nd β
with Munch
munch88 16/Mar/11 Lead O/S
succa89 16/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with munch88
wahniel ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
Wizzy ??/2011 Solo
robblowen 10/Nov/10 TR O/S
with RLT
Brannock 24/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd
yorkyrmcdo ?/Sep/10 Lead
Nodmister 21/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Karl
Billy2000 10/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Vicky
vix 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Billz
marysboy 25/Jun/10 Lead
with Hannah
soph_the_loaf 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
venture10 23/May/10 Solo O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 12/May/10 Solo

Downclimb... not sure of it counts!

Hidden 06/May/10 Solo rpt
AntieJ 22/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Solo O/S
tluke 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Solo O/S
crossdressingrodney 13/Apr/10 Solo O/S
phleppy 10/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Danny Crump 03/Apr/10 Solo O/S
tony wood 03/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/10 Solo O/S
AJ007 03/Apr/10 Solo
lottiec 03/Apr/10 2nd β
with Rob
Rob Laird 03/Apr/10 Solo O/S
LiL Saz 03/Apr/10 Solo
simon kimber ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
al jackson ?/Apr/10 Lead
Jeniinej 23/Mar/10 Solo
vincentchopper 23/Mar/10 Solo O/S
cjbaker 23/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/10 Solo O/S
aberSam 14/Mar/10 Solo
hoyle118 13/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with AMC Club trip
katykoo ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Will Hunt 13/Dec/09 Solo rpt
Jimb0 16/Oct/09 2nd
with Ander
Ander 16/Oct/09 Lead
with Jimb0
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Solo
Martin Davies 08/Sep/09 Solo O/S
tobydunford 25/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Mark Salter 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Oliver Branagan 15/Jun/09 Solo O/S
zebster 07/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with Adam
adamwesthead 07/Jun/09 Solo rpt


with Zeb
Simonj 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with vicky
adamwesthead 13/May/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Hidden 04/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/09 Solo O/S
climbing_rocks1983 04/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Petey
Lordcarr 17/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Mike Burton (Rockcity)
David_Gledson 16/Mar/09 Solo
andybuckley 15/Mar/09 Solo

It's harder at the back!

IBR Paul 09/Mar/09 Solo
with Gary
prwalker 28/Feb/09 Solo
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Solo
Nicos 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with ryan
riven 14/Jan/09 Solo O/S
CragDog ??/2009 Solo
andymoin 15/Nov/08 Solo O/S

In the dark, with head torches.

with Mark Jarvie
Sutty22 10/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Rich (RLT)
andrew300169 20/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 12/Aug/08 Solo rpt


mutly 11/Aug/08 2nd
with Em08
Em08 11/Aug/08 Lead
with Mutly
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Solo O/S
John Pickles 10/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/08 Solo
karly54 14/Jul/08 Solo O/S
kitch22 13/Jul/08 Solo
TigerTomsk 29/Jun/08 Solo O/S

Good old DJ did the old "its easier to go up than come down" trick and I overcame the lack of a rope to get up the bastard. The technique comes back quick, but the fear goes away a lot slower.

SuperstarDJ 29/Jun/08 Solo O/S

A slightly tricky start but very straightforward above the chockstone.

Hidden 24/Jun/08 Solo rpt
mullermn 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Chris Ellis 31/May/08 Solo
Matt Bill Platypus 29/May/08 Solo O/S
with Solo
raptorheli 12/May/08 Solo O/S
Cat G ?/May/08 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Ewan Russell ??/2008 Solo O/S
joshen ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/07 -
the rec 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Solo O/S
furry 23/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/07 Solo O/S
wilchivs 23/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Mark Walter 23/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Rampikino 09/Jun/07 Solo
with Cat
KitCat 09/Jun/07 2nd
with Mat
Jack00 10/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Rosie11 18/Feb/07 2nd
with Dusagg
nick ferro ??/2007 -
Simon Caldwell 14/Oct/06 Solo


Will Smith 14/Oct/06 Solo

In descent.

with Simon
Dax H 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with John Proctor
Hidden 28/Jul/06 AltLd
Paul Leader 08/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 15/May/06 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted ?/May/06 Solo
Elsier ?/May/06 Lead
with Ian
victim of mathematics 14/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/06 Solo
Oddjob 18/Mar/06 Lead O/S

My 1st Lead. Superbly easy and just a bit of fun.

robman ?/Mar/06 Solo
Ed Causton ??/2006 Lead O/S
Lloyders ??/2006 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
adam carless ??/2006 -
with Pali
Teappleby ??/2006 Solo
mike fenwick ?/Dec/05 Solo
joe_alexander ?/Aug/05 Solo O/S

Worth a solo if, like me, your not used to soloing

SteveM 27/Apr/05 Solo
gonzo_ls9 ??/2005 Solo O/S
with nol, d dickey
moreno 25/Apr/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Brown 11/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/03 Solo O/S
erica 23/Apr/03 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 23/Apr/03 Lead rpt
with Jane Stringer, Erica
Hidden 11/Apr/03 Lead
John Brayshaw 11/Apr/03 Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 11/Apr/03 2nd rpt
with Shirley
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Mattyk 29/Aug/02 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 27/Apr/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/02 Solo O/S
whispering nic ?/Mar/02 Solo
Pete Pozman 05/Sep/01 Lead rpt
shoulders 04/Sep/01 Solo
Hidden ??/2001 Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 29/Jul/00 Solo rpt
John Brayshaw 30/May/00 2nd O/S
with John Kennedy
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 09/Nov/99 Solo
with Dan Bailey
Bug ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Robert
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
Russell Lovett 13/May/96 Solo O/S

Reversed solo, used as way down on a number of ocations.

with alone
Hidden 27/May/95 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28/May/91 Solo
jfletcher 06/May/90 Solo
Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Unsure
crossleysm ??/1990 Solo

c. 1990

craig h 28/Feb/89 Solo
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
Tim Bateman 19/Mar/86 Solo
Hidden 06/Mar/85 Solo
Hidden ??/1984 Solo
Nigel Bond 17/Apr/82 Solo
Andy Say 27/Sep/81 Solo
charlesmfrench ??/1980 Solo O/S
99bolivar ??/1980 Lead
Nigel Bond 03/Nov/79 Solo
uphillnow ??/1979 -
mikej 18/Oct/78 Solo
with Mike Byles
mikej 15/May/73 Solo
with Stewart Grant
Pete Ford ??/1973 Solo
mikej 06/Jun/72 Solo
with Stewart Grant, E
mikej 13/Apr/72 Solo
mikej 13/May/71 Solo
Dave Musgrove ??/1968 -
jcw 26/Jun/63 Solo
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