8m.

Rockfax Description
8m. Climb part way up the Matterhorn Boulder then teeter across to reach the face. Pull across with difficulty then step right to join and finish up Whisky Crack. © Rockfax

Claude Dean Frankland, Fred Pigott, pre 1923

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Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Almscliff VS Challenge, Amazing Almscliff Amusements

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
robman 8 Sep -
jcking231 12 Aug Lead O/S Very fun. Finish up Whiskey crack also brilliant
with Mike Higgs
Very fun. Finish up Whiskey crack also brilliant
with Mike Higgs
Redryan147 5 Jun Lead RP
with nobalga
with nobalga
Hidden 5 Jun 2nd β
HenryMeier 7 Apr Lead O/S Good fun!
Good fun!
deacondeacon 30 Mar Lead O/S Great route. Fun fun fun!
Great route. Fun fun fun!
admackie 30 Mar Lead
pmatthews789 17 Mar Lead O/S
bluebolz 17 Mar 2nd
iainJ 12 Jan Lead O/S Windy
Windy
Tom Fullen 12 Jan 2nd Polished start!
with iainJ
Polished start!
with iainJ
Barrie Schofield II 16 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Oct, 2018 Lead
Hidden 21 Oct, 2018 2nd
acrkirby 21 Oct, 2018 Lead
Hidden 16 Aug, 2018 2nd dnf
WilliamRupp 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
with Lizzie
Robin Nichols 17 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S
Gordon W 1 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
OliverRoss 1 Jul, 2018 2nd
Alkis 1 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S Almscliffe VS Challenge in 26C heat
Almscliffe VS Challenge in 26C heat
rach21756 3 Jun, 2018 2nd
with Piers
with Piers
Bangflopnot 29 Mar, 2018 2nd One of those routes you’ll never forget Feet high and gentle push across ;)
with Little rascal
One of those routes you’ll never forget Feet high and gentle push across ;)
with Little rascal
Hidden 29 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 23 Dec, 2017 Solo O/S Bailed off this years ago, good to get it done. Great move, and Whisky Crack is great- shame about the chimney underneath it!
Bailed off this years ago, good to get it done. Great move, and Whisky Crack is great- shame about the chimney underneath it!
Hidden 25 Nov, 2017 2nd O/S
Dan Mckinlay 6 Nov, 2017 Lead
JGreenwood 13 Oct, 2017 Lead β
with Rocky
with Rocky
Callum Smith 30 Sep, 2017 Lead
Jmpollard 30 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
with Hamish, Callum Smith
with Hamish, Callum Smith
Redryan147 27 Aug, 2017 Lead dnf
with Ali
with Ali
RBonney 26 May, 2017 2nd β
Gordon W 21 May, 2017 Lead O/S
CraigOsborne 21 May, 2017 2nd O/S unique route
unique route
Rupunnini 12 Mar, 2017 Lead β
Hidden ??, 2017 Lead O/S
Flavio 15 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
Seb Wilkinson ?Sep, 2016 TR O/S Glad to have a top-rope - leap of faith to step off the bridge
Glad to have a top-rope - leap of faith to step off the bridge
guisboro andy 21 Aug, 2016 -
Hidden 21 Aug, 2016 2nd
FinlayDunlop 7 Aug, 2016 Lead
henryspurr 13 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Easier to step out from Matterhorn using lower foothold.
with Ed Causton
Easier to step out from Matterhorn using lower foothold.
with Ed Causton
amandasadek 13 Jul, 2016 2nd dnf
Teappleby 29 May, 2016 Lead A classic trip of gritstone fun!
with Dawn_K_B, max
A classic trip of gritstone fun!
with Dawn_K_B, max
Graeme Hammond 14 May, 2016 Lead O/S Good fun, hardest move is using the ultra polished foot hold at the bottom of Matterhorn Arete.
Good fun, hardest move is using the ultra polished foot hold at the bottom of Matterhorn Arete.
Hidden 14 May, 2016 2nd
nathanhesslewood 31 Mar, 2016 AltLd bailled on Whiskey Crack. so alt leads
bailled on Whiskey Crack. so alt leads
jeddb 6 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
Dan Mckinlay ??, 2016 -
andybirtwistle ??, 2016 -
Tommo0930 19 Oct, 2015 Sent
GrantB 30 Sep, 2015 2nd
with jkarran
with jkarran
jkarran 30 Sep, 2015 Lead 18/20 Harder than I remembered. Whiskey crack was the closest I came to a fall getting tired and slap-dash
with GrantB
18/20 Harder than I remembered. Whiskey crack was the closest I came to a fall getting tired and slap-dash
with GrantB
Hidden 4 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
nick ferro 22 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt
with Oli Birkill
with Oli Birkill
spragglerocks 30 Jun, 2015 2nd rpt
with Fin
with Fin
ruairidhwad 11 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with SOC
with SOC
Bedford ??, 2015 Lead O/S
Morgan P ??, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Hidden ?Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
stujamac 24 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with Ian Lovatt
with Ian Lovatt
LanceSolf 11 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with Ski
with Ski
Ski ?Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 2014 Lead
K Mckay 24 Apr, 2014 Lead dog Started the step too far down. Bridged higher up on second attempt which was successful.
Started the step too far down. Bridged higher up on second attempt which was successful.
andysroom 24 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
with K Mckay
with K Mckay
Jim Slater 12 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
Joedt ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Aug, 2013 TR
Matt Cooke 21 Aug, 2013 Lead rpt
with Jonathan Thorpe
with Jonathan Thorpe
Hidden 26 Jul, 2013 Lead
Hidden 19 Jul, 2013 Lead
braders94 11 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Rob Cooper
with Rob Cooper
Hidden 11 Jun, 2013 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 11 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
with Harrogate club
Hidden 3 Jun, 2013 2nd
noah ?Jun, 2013 Lead dog
Hidden 19 Apr, 2013 Lead
adamwesthead 19 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S Took four years to gather to courage to do it! Getting across was easy. Getting up after the crossing was harder for me.
with Lyndon
Took four years to gather to courage to do it! Getting across was easy. Getting up after the crossing was harder for me.
with Lyndon
Bertbee 20 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
with Tom Peeper
with Tom Peeper
Tom Peeper 20 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
with Bertbee
with Bertbee
tobyk 20 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
stewart100 20 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
with Toby Knights
with Toby Knights
Hidden 21 Sep, 2012 TR
Tom Folley 15 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
georgedunton 15 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
papashango 4 Sep, 2012 2nd finish up whisky crack
with David
finish up whisky crack
with David
riven 15 Jul, 2012 2nd rpt
Chriswallis2 15 Jul, 2012 Lead dog it all went horribly wrong.. hilarious.
with riven
it all went horribly wrong.. hilarious.
with riven
Hidden 26 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
riven 30 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Joe T
with Joe T
DanT 21 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with James Moore
with James Moore
antclark6381 ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead O/S
Peter Holder 16 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 31 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S
RKirke 30 Oct, 2011 Lead
Will Fuller 30 Oct, 2011 Lead dnf
with Mike Spooner
with Mike Spooner
tt85 30 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
mzchambers 15 Oct, 2011 Solo O/S
TRFrost 29 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
with D. Mckinlay
with D. Mckinlay
Matt Cooke 8 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
with Andrew Cooke
robin_hackney 1 Sep, 2011 2nd rpt
Hidden 1 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
bigbirdflying 23 Jul, 2011 2nd
with Dean
with Dean
pog100 26 Jun, 2011 2nd
with mark
with mark
dainbramaged999 26 Jun, 2011 Lead β
smithjmw46 26 Jun, 2011 2nd rpt
Hidden 17 Jun, 2011 Solo rpt
cookacat 15 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 15 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Ste Ridd 25 May, 2011 2nd
with jason
with jason
mikecollins 25 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Neal Butterworth 2 May, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 10 Apr, 2011 Solo rpt
Joshh 9 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
smithjmw46 9 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Joshh
with Joshh
jimorothy 3 Apr, 2011 2nd Classic.
with Morgan, Scott Barnett
Classic.
with Morgan, Scott Barnett
wahniel ??, 2011 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
PeteH 17 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
with Ursula Balderson, NaomiHart
with Ursula Balderson, NaomiHart
Hidden 2 Oct, 2010 2nd
Hidden 25 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
cobweb 25 Sep, 2010 2nd
with Roger Waterworth
with Roger Waterworth
Hidden 25 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
Rowansb 22 Sep, 2010 Solo O/S
with Bojan
with Bojan
christensena 24 Aug, 2010 2nd Ended up horizontal (feet on one side, hands on the other) of the stride at one point, extracting a cam.
with Dave C
Ended up horizontal (feet on one side, hands on the other) of the stride at one point, extracting a cam.
with Dave C
Joe Noake 19 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S tuff to get started on and felt pretty sustained after the obviouse ledge above the stepover
with Adrian Gill
tuff to get started on and felt pretty sustained after the obviouse ledge above the stepover
with Adrian Gill
nick ferro 2 Jul, 2010 -
Mattyk 5 Jun, 2010 Lead β Hmmm... i had previously tried to solo this by stepping off the vert top of the bouldeer but bottled it... tried same thing on lead and bottled it but Jim pointed out that i'm probably trying to step across to high.. was a piece of piss from lower down.. Quality and worth the wait.
Hmmm... i had previously tried to solo this by stepping off the vert top of the bouldeer but bottled it... tried same thing on lead and bottled it but Jim pointed out that i'm probably trying to step across to high.. was a piece of piss from lower down.. Quality and worth the wait.
ianburton 22 May, 2010 Lead
robin_hackney 7 May, 2010 Lead O/S 1st section up the Materhorn feels exposed, but is on good holds. Great gear there after.
with Paul Hackney
1st section up the Materhorn feels exposed, but is on good holds. Great gear there after.
with Paul Hackney
Arty 4 Apr, 2010 2nd
David_Gledson 4 Apr, 2010 Lead
with Arty
with Arty
simon kimber ?Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Hanski
with Hanski
RossG ??, 2010 -
John Pickles 15 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
with Andrew Morton
with Andrew Morton
Jonny_86 8 Nov, 2009 2nd O/S Really fun!
Really fun!
nick ferro 8 Nov, 2009 -
jscoles 7 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
with Jon Mason
with Jon Mason
Ewan Russell 7 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
riven 20 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Megan
with Megan
Hidden 31 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
manmike 31 Aug, 2009 2nd Even my wee legs could span the gap. Not as wide as it may appear.
with lucy, karly54
Even my wee legs could span the gap. Not as wide as it may appear.
with lucy, karly54
v man 30 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Jun, 2009 Lead
rob1 23 Apr, 2009 Lead
Lou Kennedy 17 Apr, 2009 2nd
Adam Potter 17 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Louise Kennedy
with Louise Kennedy
jonny taylor 15 Apr, 2009 2nd
Ram MkiV 12 Apr, 2009 Solo O/S
with guy & lee
with guy & lee
NorthernRock ?Apr, 2009 2nd
brockers ??, 2009 -
CragDog ??, 2009 Lead
ekaterina sigida ??, 2009 2nd One of the quirkiest climbs i've done, fun, adventurous. haha I felt like a ship sail bridging beteen two rocks. Windy day as well.
with Lewis Vaughan
One of the quirkiest climbs i've done, fun, adventurous. haha I felt like a ship sail bridging beteen two rocks. Windy day as well.
with Lewis Vaughan
leegodson1989 ??, 2009 Lead O/S
with Preet
with Preet
adi bryant ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Mr. K 12 Dec, 2008 2nd
Hidden ?Oct, 2008 Lead β
pebbles 8 Aug, 2008 2nd
with lithos
with lithos
lithos 8 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S nice, different route, finish up W.Crack not so good
nice, different route, finish up W.Crack not so good
Hidden 29 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
sdi 16 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
with tomski3
with tomski3
dougiestein 4 Jun, 2008 TR
with itchy
with itchy
andrewineichen 4 Jun, 2008 TR O/S
with dougie 3csm
with dougie 3csm
Jack00 25 May, 2008 2nd rpt
with Steve Kirkup
with Steve Kirkup
Jack00 9 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
with Chris Bradley
with Chris Bradley
Hidden 10 Feb, 2008 2nd
dancurrie 10 Feb, 2008 Lead
decs 10 Feb, 2008 2nd
with Dan
with Dan
Hidden 25 Nov, 2007 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 25 Nov, 2007 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 20 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
with SteveP & Elsa
with SteveP & Elsa
kenneM ?Oct, 2007 Lead
with Bobby Hewitt
with Bobby Hewitt
FrankKeogh 26 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S Enjoyable Step Across, Pete Took the Fasteast Route Down, I Did a Retrieveable Absail. Cheers DAZ!!
with Pete Davies
Enjoyable Step Across, Pete Took the Fasteast Route Down, I Did a Retrieveable Absail. Cheers DAZ!!
with Pete Davies
AlanDavis 12 Sep, 2007 TR β Having stumpy legs, and being as flexable as a lampost made this a interesting route. Glad i did it before seeing pete fall off! i will come back and Lead this!! Honest Daz!!
Having stumpy legs, and being as flexable as a lampost made this a interesting route. Glad i did it before seeing pete fall off! i will come back and Lead this!! Honest Daz!!
dazbarker 12 Sep, 2007 TR O/S Still a guttsy move across. First did this route 13 years ago as a solo. I must have been bloody mad!!!!!
Still a guttsy move across. First did this route 13 years ago as a solo. I must have been bloody mad!!!!!
01sdool 13 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S Hard Jump, Almost Fell!
with Josh Chapman
Hard Jump, Almost Fell!
with Josh Chapman
pebbles 8 Aug, 2007 Lead rpt thats better!
thats better!
MeMeMe 7 Aug, 2007 Lead
with Bob
with Bob
chilli69 ?Aug, 2007 -
pebbles 18 Jul, 2007 Lead dog dogged is a bit harsh. had one fall, made a bit of an epic of the rest but no more falls or resting on gear - just knee wobbling!
dogged is a bit harsh. had one fall, made a bit of an epic of the rest but no more falls or resting on gear - just knee wobbling!
Hidden 7 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Jun, 2007 2nd O/S
mje1398 15 May, 2007 2nd dog
with John M
with John M
robman 5 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
with stu
with stu
deanj ?Mar, 2007 -
steve_hoey ??, 2007 2nd
with Matt Murphy
with Matt Murphy
northernneil ??, 2007 -
rholdswo ??, 2007 Lead O/S
RossG123 ??, 2007 -
Hidden 27 Aug, 2006 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
KeithW 31 May, 2006 2nd O/S ooh-err, bit of a stretch.
with John Hat
ooh-err, bit of a stretch.
with John Hat
reg_measures 24 May, 2006 Solo O/S
dan_o_b ?May, 2006 Lead O/S
Ed Causton ??, 2006 Lead O/S
gonzo_ls9 ??, 2006 Lead O/S
with nol, d dickey
with nol, d dickey
Whitt ?Nov, 2005 Lead dnf
with Rob
with Rob
Small and weak ?Oct, 2005 Solo back rope solo
back rope solo
Hidden 8 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
sdht ??, 2005 -
Ally Smith ??, 2005 Lead
with EmilyG
with EmilyG
Brown 7 Sep, 2004 Solo O/S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2004 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead
petellis ??, 2004 Lead
chrishedgehog 6 May, 2003 2nd
with Paul
with Paul
Hidden 4 May, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
Roget 21 May, 2002 Solo O/S
Mark Stevenson 27 Apr, 2002 Solo O/S
Just Another Dave ??, 2002 Solo O/S
John Brayshaw 21 Aug, 2001 Lead O/S
WB ?Jan, 2001 Solo O/S
Stone Muppet ??, 2001 -
Pete Pozman 10 May, 2000 Lead rpt
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Whealiebob ??, 2000 -
with Robin
with Robin
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead
Hidden 1 Aug, 1999 Lead
Tenko 22 Jul, 1999 Lead O/S
ajc 16 May, 1999 Lead O/S
Jody ?Sep, 1997 Lead β
with WW
with WW
Phill Mitch ??, 1997 Lead O/S
tlr 8 Jun, 1996 Solo
with Kim
with Kim
rurp ??, 1995 Lead O/S
dazbarker 30 Jul, 1994 Solo O/S
Andy Say 11 May, 1994 Solo
crater 16 Jul, 1993 Lead
crater 7 Jul, 1993 TR
Hidden ??, 1993 -
Pete Pozman 29 Feb, 1992 2nd
with John Byrne
with John Byrne
Hidden ??, 1992 -
PaulHermes ??, 1991 -
pete johnson ?May, 1990 -
Pete Pozman 19 Mar, 1990 Solo rpt
Hidden ??, 1990 Lead
crossleysm ??, 1990 Solo c. 1991
c. 1991
Pete Pozman 20 Oct, 1989 Solo rpt
Pete Pozman 13 Sep, 1989 Lead rpt
with Pete Atkinson
with Pete Atkinson
Pete Pozman 22 Jul, 1989 Solo rpt
Dave Musgrove 7 Jan, 1989 -
Dave Musgrove Jnr 7 Jan, 1989 -
RichardMc 28 Oct, 1988 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
with Dave Langmead
uphillnow ??, 1988 -
duncan ??, 1988 Solo O/S
craig h 28 Feb, 1987 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 1981 Lead
Chris Ebbutt ??, 1980 Lead dog Early epic, stuck in the bridge over, unable to step back or pull onto the main face until trusting reversed freind in the break to progress.
with Adrian F.
Early epic, stuck in the bridge over, unable to step back or pull onto the main face until trusting reversed freind in the break to progress.
with Adrian F.
99bolivar ??, 1980 Lead
Andy Nicholson ?Sep, 1978 2nd O/S
with Steve Brodie
with Steve Brodie
Hidden ??, 1969 Lead
mikej 26 Aug, 1968 2nd
with Wil Hurford
with Wil Hurford
Dave Musgrove 8 Mar, 1968 Lead
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