Climbs 525
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 198m a.s.l
Faces all

"God's own crag" © jameshiggins

Crag features

God's Country

CD = Cameron Duff
TC = Total Climbing
Everything else is updated as per YMC 2012 Guide

You might need to adjust the details in any photo's you have posted for routes with a name change (Bouldering)

Approach notes

Please DO NOT CLIMB HERE AT NIGHT. See access notes below.

Restricted Access

The crag is on privately owned land and is not designated as open access. This means that it's very important that climbers look after the crag and behave well to maintain a good relationship with the farmer and the currently excellent access we enjoy.

The farmer has recently asked for Almscliffe to not be used as a nightime/lamping venue and the BMC asks climbers to respect his wishes. For advice on how to pick an appropriate alternative venue for lantern sessions and minimise your impact, read this article: www.thebmc.co.uk/night-climbing-bouldering-lantern-sessions-tips

Guidebooks

Northern England

The book is a selected route and crag guide although it still manages to pack over 2350 routes between its covers, spread across 44 crags. The main focus is on routes of all grades from Moderate to E9, but the best bouldering is also described.
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 End Boulder - Field Side 
2Field Mousef4+ 45
3CD 1 - Problem 1aV0 24
4Fledglingf4+ 53
5CD 1 - Problem 2aV0 *26
6Finite Field
-
f3+ 61
7Field Side Traverse (Mindbend)f7B **7
8Field Faref5 *112
9CD 1 - Problem 5 (Sit Start)V4 *16
10The High Stepf5+ 113
11CD 1 Problem 7V5 7
12Swampy Aretef6C+ **21
13CD 1 - Problem 10V0 33
 End Boulder - Slab 
15CD 1 - Problem 11
-
V0 107
16Bungle Traverse
-
f3 174
17Jemimaf3 197
18Hamble's Aretef3+ 192
 End Boulder - Morrell's Wall 
20Short AreteV3 66
21Morrell's Wall Traversef7A *150
22Morrell's CornerV3 *46
23Morrell's Wall Leftf6A 27
24Morrell's Wallf5+ 5c ***668
25Fall Inf6A 48
26End Wallf4 64
27CD 1 Problem 18V7 5
28CD 1 - Problem 19)V0 19
29CD 1 - Problem 20
-
V1 11
30Slopey Traversef7C ***15
 Morrell's Wall Eliminates 
32CD 1 Eliminates Problem 4
-
V5 1
 Overhanging Nose - CD 2 
34CD 2 - Problem 1
-
V5 7
35Overhanging Nosef6A *223
36Grape Strainf7B+  
37Below the Decksf6C+ *191
38Tumbledownf5 *136
39Slap and Tractionf6A+ *36
40Lasting Satisfactionf7C+ 1
41I Am a walrusf6C+ *9
 CD 2 Eliminates 
43CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 1
-
f6C 1
44CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 2
-
f6B 1
45CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 3
-
f7A+  
46CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 4f6C 1
47CD 2 - Eliminate Problem 5
-
V3 *4
48CD Boulder 2 Eliminate Problem 6
-
f7A+ 2
49CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 7
-
f6A+  
50CD 2 Eliminates Problem 8V9 **1
51CD 2 Eliminates Problem 9V9 1
52CD Boulder 2 Eliminates Problem 10
-
f7C  
 West Cave Group 
54Left Rib
-
f5 *41
55CD 3 problem 3 Slippery CornerV0 38
56The Earf4+ **101
57CD 3 - Problem 5
-
V0 24
58Barley Mow
-
E4 6b 25
59Hammill's Rib
-
E4 6b 3
60West Cave Wall
-
S 4a *72
61CD 3 Problem 9V0 7
62The Chimney FlakeVS 5b *45
63The Blunt EdgeE1 5b **14
64The Postman
-
HS 4c **184
65Postman Eliminatef5+ 16
66Crack, Ledge & ScoopV1 48
67Rib Rightf5+ *92
68Pork Chop Slabf5+ 373
69Pork Chop Slab AreteV0 91
70The Almscliff Hornf5+ 7
71Three Swings Traversef5+ 119
 West Cave Eliminates 
73Hanging Ribf6A **163
74Hanging Rib (Sit Start)V4 **111
75Smaller Pocketf6A+ *19
76Hanging WallV2 **105
 The Everest Man Boulder 
78The North Ridge
-
E1 5c 37
79The Hillary StepHVS 5b *60
80The Lhotse Face
-
VS 4c **39
81The South West FaceE2 5c **14
82The South Col
-
HS 4b **42
83The East Facef4 7
 Crutch Girl 
85Crutch Girl Rooff6A 6
86Crutch Girlf3 6
87Crutch Girl Traversef4 5
 Flying Arete Boulder 
89The Right Wingf6B *83
90The Flying Aretef6B 6a **411
91Stallone's Stinking Bangerf6C 12
92CD 5 Problem 7 - Flying Arete SlabV0 57
93CD 5 Problem 8 - Flying Arete Slab EliminateV2 *70
 The Virgin Boulder 
95The LadyE4 6c 6
96The VirginE3 6b *9
97The Virgin Traversef6C ***136
98Virgin Traverse Reversef6C+ 1
99Virgin Extension Traversef7B+ *1
100Identity Crisis
-
f8A ** 
101The Real Boom Bapf7A 1
102Cherry Falls
-
f8A+ ***2
103Cherry Falls Right Hand
-
f8A **13
104Crusisf7B **105
105DidicoyV3 *31
106The GypsyE3 6a ***98
107The Gypsy Startf6A 37
108GypusE3 6b 19
109OpusE4 6b **17
110Magnum OpusE5 6b **1
111Mag Dick Connectionf7B+ 1
112Dick Hymen
-
f7C+ **1
113Fisher's StrideVS 5a *36
114Hymen Traversef8A **1
115ChastityE2 5c 25
116The Virgin ClimbS 4a **96
117Central Routef4 53
118Central Route Directf5+ *20
119Thompson's Routef4+ 32
120North Top Cornerf4 89
121North Top Corner - Right Hand SideV0 11
122The Scoop
-
f5+ 19
123North FaceD 51
124Caninef8A *1
125Stretch Armstrongf7C *11
126Sewer Rat Connectionf7B+ 7
127Top Cat Traverse
-
f7B+ **14
128The BitchE4 6c  
 The Big Roof 
130Off campus
-
f5 **14
131Snappy Rooff5+ *141
132CD 7 Problem 2 Big Roof TraverseV7 *8
133CD 7 Problem 4V3 27
134CD 7 Problem 7 - Hanging ArÍte
-
V2 *52
135CD 7 Problem 8 - Hanging Wall
-
V1 *36
136Extension to UnderhandV5 *21
137Underhandf7B+ **137
138Underhand Extensionf7C **63
139Underhand Super Extensionf7C+ *3
 The Keel Boulder 
141CD 8 Problem 1 - Undercut ArÍte/Wall
-
V2 19
142C&A Traverse
-
f7A **38
143In Limbof6C 6c *19
144No Limbof6A+ 3
145Keel Crackf6B 6b *81
146The Keelf7C ***151
147The Real Keelf7C+ ***4
148The Bulbf7C+ ***13
149Bulbhaul
-
f8B+ ** 
150Keelhaul
-
f8A ***6
151The Real Keelhaul
-
f8A+ ** 
152Frightening Territory
-
V5 * 
153Sloper Patrolf6C 6b ***81
154Burnell's Traverse
-
V5 *1
 Keel - Linkages 
156All Natural
-
f8A ** 
157TC Area 2c Problem 10 C&A Traverse + The Keelf7C **2
158Natural Traversef7C **1
 CD Boulder 9 - Wedge Boulder 
160CD 9 Problem 2 - Short Wall
-
V0 37
161CD 9 Problem 3 - PocketsV0 36
162CD 9 Problem 4 - Sloping Niche
-
V0 44
163Nose Bagf6A 85
164Pebble Frogf5 96
165The Crackf3+ 99
 Ed's Dyno Boulder 
167Charlie Sheenf5 *50
168Ed's Dynof6C+ 71
169Not Ed's DynoV1 72
170Not Ed's Dyno - EliminateV3 18
171Teflon Traversef6C 132
172Right Wall - EliminateV5 8
173Scufff5+ 91
 The Silent Boulder 
175Hushf7A  
176The Sound of Silencef6C+  
177Silence of the Lambsf7A  
 Low Man - Left 
179Groove Onf3 199
180Hop Scotchf3 172
181Strollf3 176
182Well Wornf3 176
183Toe Pokef4+ 149
184CD 11 Problem 6V0 39
185CD 11 Problem 7VB 49
186Pond Lifef4 104
187Safe AsS 4a *89
188Envy of AngelsE3 5c 12
189CD 11 Problem 9VB 31
190CD 11 Problem 10VB 15
191Angelic UpstartHVS 5b 35
192Pram Pusher's ParadiseVS 5a **188
193A Step in the Right DirectionHVS 5b 16
194V Chimney and TraverseHVD *360
195V Chimney DirectVS 5a 89
196Up PeriscopeE1 5b 24
197Depth ChargerHVS 5b 31
198TridentE2 5c 4
199TorpedoE2 5c 23
 Matterhorn Boulder 
201CD 12 Problem 1
-
VB 22
202CD 12 Problem 4VB 20
203Matterhorn Ridge RHSf4+ 86
204Matterhorn Ridgef5 *652
205Matterhorn Ridge SDSf7B+ **17
206Matterhorn Ridge LH startf7A *41
207Fractal
-
f7B **7
208Short & Tricky Wall
-
f6A 86
209CD 12 Problem 11
-
V2 6
 Low Man - Centre 
211Pigott's StrideVS 4c *235
212Chiasmata
-
f8A 5
213V CrackHVS 6a 110
214V Crack VariationHVS 5b 20
215Spirit LevelE2 5b 7
216Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **1024
217Square ChimneyMVS 4b 192
218Whisky CrackHS 4b 191
219Whisky WallE3 5b *128
220Whisky Wall DirectE4 6a 18
221Wharfedale WallE5 6c  
222Fluted CrackS 4b *579
223The Flutes and HornsHS 4b **1
224Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***2383
225Fluted RibHVS 5b 10
226Pinnacle Flake ClimbS 4a *1195
227Pinnacle Flake Climb Direct StartVS 5a 60
228Pinnacle DirectS 4a *369
229Low Man Easy WayD **1572
230Stew PotHVD *1333
231Rough CrackVD *507
232Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 122
233Something's CookingE2 6a 10
234Yorkshire PuddingE2 5c 43
235Roast BeefE2 6a 22
236Kiernan's Traverse and Rough CrackS 4a 362
237The Low Man GirdleS 4a 85
 MK Wall 
239CD 13 Problem 3VB 32
240CD 13 Problem 4VB 44
241CD 13 Problem 5VB 51
242Short Arsef6A+ *69
243MK Wall Area Problem 7V3 15
244Puncture Repairf3 58
245Cracking Yarnf4 41
246Pistol Whipf7B **21
247Making Shapesf7C+ *** 
248MK Originalf5 89
 The Wall Boulder 
250Bit of a Jerkf7B *7
251Que Fastidiof6A+ **111
 The Pinnacle 
253CD 16 Problem 1V0 35
254Pick Pocketf3+ 120
255Leveragef4+ 101
256Askancef4+ 85
257JP's Problemf6A 65
258Worn Downf3 110
259CD 16 - Problem 7V0 31
260CD 16 - Problem 9V0 *13
261The Long Slabf5+ 52
 The Egg Boulder 
263Streaky's Traverse
-
f7B+ ***11
264Egg Rollf6B ***21
265CD 15 - Problem 2V0 40
266CD 15 - Problem 3V5 8
267Buffy Wants Daddyf7B *8
268Matt Meets Buffyf7C *1
269Digital Deathf7C+  
270Matt's Rooff7B+ **23
271CD 15 Problem 5 The Descent Route
-
V6 *2
272CD 15 problem 6 - The Descent Route ProperV5 6
273CD 15 - Problem 7V2 1
274Cuticulaf6C 13
275Pipping Aretef6C+ **48
276Silver Troutf7B *57
277Silver Trout (With Block)f6C 56
278CD 15 - Problem 10V3 **8
 Eggy Face Eliminates 
 South Cave Area 
281Steve's Wallf7A+ *53
282Pyro Techniquef5+ *3
283CD 17 - Problem 2
-
V0 *17
284Patta's Aretef7A **113
285Patta's DynoV6 *11
286Southern Shufflef4 41
287CD 17 - Problem 5V5 *6
288Backhander
-
f6A ***128
289CD 17 - Problem 7V4 11
290South Cave Traversef7A+ *40
291South Cave Traverse - low eliminatef7B 7
292CD 17 - Problem 9V0 5
293Tetrapak Crackf5 48
294CD 17, Problem 12f6A *8
 High Man 
296The Full Traverse of High ManE2 5c ***2
 North Gully 
298The Final FinaleHVD 5a 8
299Green Gully RibVS 4c 9
300Green Gully WallHVS 5a *6
301Green Wall
-
S 4b 12
302Corner CrackS 4a 13
303Lichen Wall
-
S 11
304Green Gully Left AreteS 4a 5
305Tudor Rose
-
HS 4b 4
306Lovat StridesS 4a *7
 North West Face 
308Fisher's TraverseHS 4b *31
309Twelfth NightE2 5c *6
310The True Two Ton SardineE3 6a 1
311All Our YesterdaysE5 6a **1
312Exit Stage LeftE4 6b 1
313Penny PipE4 6a  
314Finale SlabHVS 5b *53
315EncoreE2 5c *19
316First NightE2 6a 10
317Cup and SaucerVD *274
 Teaspoon Variation Bouldering 
319CD 26 - Problem 1VB 13
320CD 26 - Problem 2VB 12
321CD 26 - Problem 3V1 9
322CD 26 - Problem 5V0 8
323Teaspoon Variation Leftf7B+ **10
324Teaspoon Variation TraverseV5 **1
325Teaspoon Cavef7A 1
326Teaspoon Variationf6A *95
327CD 26 Problem 9 - Teaspoon Variation 2.V2 20
328Gray's Wallf6B 6a *20
329Why ClimbE3 6a 6
330Z ClimbVS 4c **416
331North West GirdleE1 5b ***125
332Microscopic WallE3 6b *3
333Z Climb EliminateE1 5b ***473
334Central EliminateE1 5b *21
335Central ClimbVS 4c ***934
336WASCE3 6a 25
337Tortoises And HaresE4 6a *1
338Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***1028
339Toad's NoseE4 6b 1
340The Dark Side of Chif7B+ 2
341The Little GreenyV6 **33
342CD Boulder 26 problem 15V5 ***1
343Fungus the BogeymanE4 6a 8
344The Big GreenyE3 5c **218
345Ginger Whinger
-
E6 7a *** 
346Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***493
347Eastern ExitVS 5a 4
348Merlin
-
E3 5c 3
349Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***409
350Fat Man's Misery
-
HS 4b 49
351Al Says 6a
-
E4 6b *3
352Pulpit CornerE1 5b *76
353The Easy WayM 62
 North Boulder 
355CD 27 Problem 1VB 17
356CD 27 Problem 2f2 19
357Chipped Slabf2 48
358CD 27 Problem 4V3 5
359Out of Pocketf5 71
360CD 27, Problem 6V0 13
361CD 27, Problem 7V0 10
362Northern Shufflef7A 12
363Sunny Scoopf5 40
364Knee Biterf5+ 29
365Stubby Aretef5 28
366Shadow Facef4 21
367CD 27, Problem 13V0 9
368CD 27, Problem 14VB 15
369CD 27, Problem 15VB 10
370CD 27, Problem 16V2 4
371CD 27, Problem 17V3 3
372CD 27, Problem 18V0 4
 Wall of Horrors Bouldering 
374Cassock Slapf6A+ *34
375Crinkle Cutf5 24
376Nightsearcherf5+ 1
377Crinkle Cut Eliminatef6C 3
378McCoy'sf5 1
379The Horror Dynof6C+ 5
380Wall of Horrors Traversef6C+ *33
381The Horrorf7A+ **27
382CD 25 Problem 6 - Wall of Horrors Startf6A 6a *163
383CD 25 Problem 7 - SpangledV5 7
384CD 25 Problem 8V3 33
385CD 25 Problem 9.V1 *56
386CD 25 Problem 10 - The Niche TraverseV7 7
387Long ChimneyHVD **309
388The Wall of HorrorsE3 6a ***249
389Horror of WallsE4 6b 2
390All QuietE4 6a **9
391Gone WestE5 6b **1
392All Quiet/Western FrontE4 6a ***4
393Every Man Has His Niche
-
E4 6b 3
394The Ems Telegram
-
E5 6b **6
395Leaf ClimbHVD 4a 40
396Western FrontE3 5c ***334
397Great WesternHVS 5a ***1130
398The Five Star Finish
-
HVS 5a ***280
399No Man's Land
-
E2 5b *27
400Over the Top
-
E4 6a 9
401Grand IllusionE4 5c **94
402Megadoom
-
E5 6b *1
403Impending Doom
-
E4 6a *6
 CD Boulder 28 
 CD Boulder 29 
406Left Flake - CD 29 P3V2 3
407DMZ - CD 29 P4f6B 3
408DMZ Sit Start - CD 29 P 5, TC Area 9a Problem 2f7B ***3
409CD 29 P6V1 1
 Heart Shaped Slab 
 The West Face 
412Crack of DoomVS 4c **481
413Retribution Rib DirectE5 5c *15
414Retribution Rib
-
E2 5b 10
415West ChimneyM *155
416West Chimney VariationD 30
417West Chimney RibHVS 5b 7
418West Chimney Rib (LH variation)VS 4c 11
 Syrett's Roof Bouldering 
420Jess's Rooff7C **42
421Jess's Roof LHf7C+ **1
422Brown's Rooff7A+ **1
423The NoseVS 4c *282
424The Nose DirectHVS 5b 124
425Syrett's Rooff6C+ *252
426CD 24 Problem 1V4 11
427The Zig ZagHS 4c *420
428Zig Zag DirectVS 4c *538
429Bancroft's Roof
-
E2 6b 87
430Bancroft's Roof Startf6B 16
431The GoblinHS 4b *300
432OrchristE5 6b *21
 Goblin's Roof Bouldering 
434CD 23 Problem 1.V0 12
435Si's Aretef7A 6b **154
436CD 23 Problem 4V6 8
437Boulder 23 problem 10V6 *4
 The Rift 
439Hobgoblin
-
E2 5c 17
440ClematisE2 5c *102
441The Nelly Moser FinishE3 6a 4
442OublietteE2 6a *25
443Daisy Chain
-
E3 6b 2
444Tight ChimneyM *128
445Tight Chimney (outside)HS 4b 9
446Constipation CrackVS 5a 35
447Rift CrackVS 4c *51
448Yorkshire RelishVS 4c 8
449Road to EmmausE1 5c *1
 The Rift Bouldering 
451CD 22 Problem 1.V0 6
452CD 22 Problem 4V1 3
453The Rift Traverse
-
f5+ *15
 SOUTH WEST FACE 
 Demon Wall SW Face Bouldering 
456CD 21 - Problem 1
-
V1 20
457Honey Comb
-
f5+ *120
458CD 21 - Problem 4f4+ 36
459Jam Potf5+ 5c *64
460Dots and Dabsf6C *18
461Classic Traversef4+ *73
462CD 21 problem 14 - Birds Nest WallV3 3
463CD 21 - Problem 15V2 5
464CD 21 - Problem 16V0 4
465The PotholeVD *246
466Pothole DirectVS 5b *507
467High Level TraverseVS 4c *48
468The Traditional ClimbVS 4c **1191
469Traditional EliminateHVS 6a *44
470Forgotten WallE5 6c *31
471Forgotten Startf6A **1
472Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **1814
473Bird's Nest VariationVS 4c **252
474Bird's Nest SoupE1 5b *27
475Thompson's TraverseHVS 5b *28
476Demon WallHVS 5a ***880
 Demon Wall Roof Bouldering 
478Stu's Roof Left Handf7B+ *26
479Stu's Roof Standing Startf7A *60
480Stu's Rooff7C+ **14
481Stu's LH into DWRf7C 1
482Stu's LH - DWR LHf8A 1
483DWR into Stu's Rooff7B+ 1
484Bruno's rooff8A * 
485Demon Wall Roof Left-Handf7C ***19
486Demon Wall Rooff7A+ ***395
487Demon Wall Roof Footlessf8A *1
488CD Demon Wall Roof, Problem 6V4 4
489Demon Wall Roof Ear Variationf7B+ 26
490Demon Roof EliminateV8 *6
491Demonistf8A **1
492Dialetics
-
f8A 2
493Dolphin Belly Slapf7A 6c *527
494Dolphin belly slap side pull eliminatef7A+ 4
495Hot Dog Fromagef7C+ *20
496Hot Dog Fromage (Heel Variation)f7B+ 3
497Exorcist into DWR
-
f7C *6
498Exorcist - shortf8A **5
499Exorcist - Longf8A **3
500DolphinianE1 5b *180
501Dolphinian StartV1 *35
502Three Chockstones ChimneyM *278
503John's Skatty CaveM *2
504Crack and WallHS 4b *400
505AcetabulumE1 5c 59
506Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *28
507Rectum RiftE3 6b *14
508Right CheekyE7 6c * 
 Crucifix Bouldering 
510The Crucifix "Warm Up" Traversef6A+ **194
511The Dry Stone Traverse
-
V3 *14
512The Crucifix Traversef7A 247
513Crucifix Eliminate Traverse - Pebble WallV7 *14
514Crucifix Reverse Traverse into Arete Eliminatef7A+ **3
515The Crucifixf5 5c **608
516CD 20 Problem 5 The Crucifix - Sit Down StartV4 57
517Crucifix Wall Eliminate
-
V6 *27
518The Crucifix Arete
-
f6A+ *309
519Crucifix Arete Eliminatef7A **27
520Pebble Wallf6C 6b ***350
521Pebble Wall Sit Startf7A 29
522Pebble Wall Variationf7A+ ***23
 Under the Crucifix - Eliminates 
524Tony's Problemf6C **4
525Under the Crucifix Problem 2
-
V6 28
526Under the Crucifix Problem 3V7 8
527Under the Crucifix Problem 6V8 4
528Under the Crucifix Problem 11V7 2
529Central CrackHS 4b *315
530Jacob's LadderHVS 5b *191
531Jacob's Ladder Startf5 *66
532Stomach TraverseVS 4c *294
533The Ladderf5+ *27
534Fence ButtressVS 5b 114
 SOUTH FACE 
536Shuffle CrackE1 5c *90
537China SyndromeE5 7a *8
538South Chimney LaybackS 4c *285
539Yellow Peril
-
E4 6a *2
540Yellow WallE2 5c *16
 Black Wall Bouldering 
542Off the Wall
-
f5+ *17
543Dreamlandf7A+ **77
544CD 18 Problem 4VB 36
545The Wallf5 5b *81
546The Slabf5+ 5c *59
547The Nose
-
f5+ 48
548The Nose RHf6A+ 11
549CD 18 Problem 8V3 25
550CD 18 Problem 19V1 18
551South ChimneyVD 4a 198
552South Face Climb
-
MVS 4b *118
553South Wall TraverseVS 4c **266
554South Wall Direct
-
E1 5b 27
555Kitson Did It First
-
E3 6b 9
556Birdlime TraverseE1 5b ***296
557'Arries 'OokE4 6a **61
558'Arries 'ook direct start
-
f7A+ *27
559Black wall dyno
-
V7 *17
560Blackhead
-
E4 6c 3
561Blackhead Startf7B 7
562Black Wall EliminateE2 5c ***502
563Black Wall Eliminate Direct, Direct Eliminate.E1 5c **8
564Blackpool Promenade
-
E1 5b *49
565Black WallVS 5a *549
566Black Wall DirectHVS 5b 40
567Black Wall traversef7A 11
 Shothole Arete 
569CD 19, Problem 1.VB 17
570CD 19, Problem 2.VB 20
571CD 19, Problem 3.V0 12
572CD 19, Problem 4.VB 22
573CD 19, Problem 5.V0 12
574CD 19, Problem 6.V2 5
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