Climbs 523
Rocktype Gritstone
Altitude 198m a.s.l
Faces all

Pippa relaxed on Great Western (HVS 5a), Almscliff, Yorkshire © Jamie Moss

Crag features

God's Country

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

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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+ 44
3CD 1 - Problem 1aV0 24
4Fledglingf4+ 52
5CD 1 - Problem 2aV0 *26
6Finite Field
-
f3+ 60
7Field Side Traverse (Mindbend)f7B **7
8Field Faref5 *110
9CD 1 - Problem 5 (Sit Start)V4 *16
10The High Stepf5+ 112
11CD 1 Problem 7V5 7
12Swampy Aretef6C+ **21
13CD 1 - Problem 10V0 31
 End Boulder - Slab 
15CD 1 - Problem 11
-
V0 106
16Bungle Traverse
-
f3 168
17Jemimaf3 193
18Hamble's Aretef3+ 187
 End Boulder - Morrell's Wall 
20Short AreteV3 66
21Morrell's Wall Traversef7A *150
22Morrell's CornerV3 *46
23Morrell's Wall Leftf6A 25
24Morrell's Wallf5+ 5c ***661
25Fall Inf6A 48
26End Wallf4 62
27CD 1 Problem 18V7 5
28CD 1 - Problem 19)V0 19
29CD 1 - Problem 20
-
V1 11
30Slopey Traversef7C ***14
 Morrell's Wall Eliminates 
32CD 1 Eliminates Problem 4
-
V5 1
 Overhanging Nose - CD 2 
34CD 2 - Problem 1
-
V5 7
35Overhanging Nosef6A *218
36Grape Strainf7B+  
37Below the Decksf6C+ *184
38Tumbledownf5 *129
39Slap and Tractionf6A+ *34
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+ 1
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 *38
55CD 3 problem 3 Slippery CornerV0 37
56The Earf4+ **101
57CD 3 - Problem 5
-
V0 24
58Barley Mow
-
E4 6b 24
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 **182
65Postman Eliminatef5+ 16
66Crack, Ledge & ScoopV1 47
67Rib Rightf5+ *87
68Pork Chop Slabf5+ 367
69Pork Chop Slab AreteV0 90
70The Almscliff Hornf5+ 7
71Three Swings Traversef5+ 116
 West Cave Eliminates 
73Hanging Ribf6A **159
74Hanging Rib (Sit Start)V4 **109
75Smaller Pocketf6A+ *19
76Hanging WallV2 **101
 The Everest Man Boulder 
78The North Ridge
-
E1 5c 36
79The Hillary StepHVS 5b *58
80The Lhotse Face
-
VS 4c **37
81The South West FaceE2 5c **14
82The South Col
-
HS 4b **40
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 **407
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 ***135
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 **100
105DidicoyV3 *31
106The GypsyE3 6a ***98
107The Gypsy Startf6A 36
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 52
118Central Route Directf5+ *20
119Thompson's Routef4+ 32
120North Top Cornerf4 87
121North Top Corner - Right Hand SideV0 11
122The Scoop
-
f5+ 19
123North FaceD 51
124Caninef8A *1
125Stretch Armstrongf7C *10
126Sewer Rat Connectionf7B+ 6
127Top Cat Traverse
-
f7B+ **14
128The BitchE4 6c  
 The Big Roof 
130Off campus
-
f5 **13
131Snappy Rooff5+ *137
132CD 7 Problem 2 Big Roof TraverseV7 *4
133CD 7 Problem 4V3 27
134CD 7 Problem 7 - Hanging ArÍte
-
V2 *50
135CD 7 Problem 8 - Hanging Wall
-
V1 *35
136Extension to UnderhandV5 *21
137Underhandf7B+ **132
138Underhand Extensionf7C **59
139Underhand Super Extensionf7C+ *3
 The Keel Boulder 
141CD 8 Problem 1 - Undercut ArÍte/Wall
-
V2 19
142C&A Traverse
-
f7A **37
143In Limbof6C 6c *19
144No Limbof6A+ 3
145Keel Crackf6B 6b *81
146The Keelf7C ***147
147The Real Keelf7C+ ***4
148The Bulbf7C+ ***13
149Bulbhaul
-
f8B+ ** 
150Keelhaul
-
f8A ***3
151The Real Keelhaul
-
f8A+ ** 
152Frightening Territory
-
V5 * 
153Sloper Patrolf6C 6b ***76
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 95
165The Crackf3+ 99
 Ed's Dyno Boulder 
167Charlie Sheenf5 *49
168Ed's Dynof6C+ 68
169Not Ed's DynoV1 71
170Not Ed's Dyno - EliminateV3 18
171Teflon Traversef6C 129
172Right Wall - EliminateV5 8
173Scufff5+ 89
 The Silent Boulder 
175Hushf7A  
176The Sound of Silencef6C+  
177Silence of the Lambsf7A  
 Low Man - Left 
179Groove Onf3 196
180Hop Scotchf3 170
181Strollf3 172
182Well Wornf3 172
183Toe Pokef4+ 148
184CD 11 Problem 6V0 39
185CD 11 Problem 7VB 49
186Pond Lifef4 103
187Safe AsS 4a *88
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 *359
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+ 84
204Matterhorn Ridgef5 *645
205Matterhorn Ridge SDSf7B+ **17
206Matterhorn Ridge LH startf7A *41
207Fractal
-
f7B **7
208Short & Tricky Wall
-
f6A 85
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 *576
223The Flutes and HornsHS 4b **1
224Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***2374
225Fluted RibHVS 5b 10
226Pinnacle Flake ClimbS 4a *1191
227Pinnacle Flake Climb Direct StartVS 5a 60
228Pinnacle DirectS 4a *368
229Low Man Easy WayD **1569
230Stew PotHVD *1330
231Rough CrackVD *507
232Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 120
233Something's CookingE2 6a 7
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 **19
247Making Shapesf7C+ *** 
248MK Originalf5 87
 The Wall Boulder 
250Bit of a Jerkf7B *7
251Que Fastidiof6A+ **110
 The Pinnacle 
253CD 16 Problem 1V0 35
254Pick Pocketf3+ 119
255Leveragef4+ 100
256Askancef4+ 83
257JP's Problemf6A 64
258Worn Downf3 109
259CD 16 - Problem 7V0 31
260CD 16 - Problem 9V0 *13
261The Long Slabf5+ 51
 The Egg Boulder 
263Streaky's Traverse
-
f7B+ ***10
264Egg Rollf6B ***18
265CD 15 - Problem 2V0 40
266CD 15 - Problem 3V5 8
267Buffy Wants Daddyf7B *7
268Matt Meets Buffyf7C *1
269Digital Deathf7C+  
270Matt's Rooff7B+ **16
271CD 15 Problem 5 The Descent Route
-
V6 *2
272CD 15 problem 6 - The Descent Route ProperV5 6
273CD 15 - Problem 7V2 1
274Cuticulaf6C 12
275Pipping Aretef6C+ **41
276Silver Troutf7B *49
277Silver Trout (With Block)f6C 49
278CD 15 - Problem 10V3 **8
 Eggy Face Eliminates 
 South Cave Area 
281Steve's Wallf7A+ *52
282Pyro Techniquef5+ *3
283CD 17 - Problem 2
-
V0 *17
284Patta's Aretef7A **110
285Patta's DynoV6 *10
286Southern Shufflef4 41
287CD 17 - Problem 5V5 *6
288Backhander
-
f6A ***125
289CD 17 - Problem 7V4 11
290South Cave Traversef7A+ *38
291South Cave Traverse - low eliminatef7B 6
292CD 17 - Problem 9V0 5
293Tetrapak Crackf5 47
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 Variationf6A *94
326CD 26 Problem 9 - Teaspoon Variation 2.V2 20
327Gray's Wallf6B 6a *20
328Why ClimbE3 6a 6
329Z ClimbVS 4c **413
330North West GirdleE1 5b ***125
331Microscopic WallE3 6b *3
332Z Climb EliminateE1 5b ***472
333Central EliminateE1 5b *21
334Central ClimbVS 4c ***927
335WASCE3 6a 24
336Tortoises And HaresE4 6a *1
337Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***1028
338Toad's NoseE4 6b 1
339The Dark Side of Chif7B+ 2
340The Little GreenyV6 **31
341CD Boulder 26 problem 15V5 ***1
342Fungus the BogeymanE4 6a 8
343The Big GreenyE3 5c **217
344Ginger Whinger
-
E6 7a *** 
345Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***493
346Eastern ExitVS 5a 4
347Merlin
-
E3 5c 3
348Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***408
349Fat Man's Misery
-
HS 4b 49
350Al Says 6a
-
E4 6b *3
351Pulpit CornerE1 5b *76
352The Easy WayM 61
 North Boulder 
354CD 27 Problem 1VB 17
355CD 27 Problem 2f2 19
356Chipped Slabf2 48
357CD 27 Problem 4V3 5
358Out of Pocketf5 71
359CD 27, Problem 6V0 13
360CD 27, Problem 7V0 10
361Northern Shufflef7A 12
362Sunny Scoopf5 39
363Knee Biterf5+ 26
364Stubby Aretef5 27
365Shadow Facef4 20
366CD 27, Problem 13V0 8
367CD 27, Problem 14VB 14
368CD 27, Problem 15VB 9
369CD 27, Problem 16V2 3
370CD 27, Problem 17V3 3
371CD 27, Problem 18V0 4
 Wall of Horrors Bouldering 
373Cassock Slapf6A+ *33
374Crinkle Cutf5 22
375Nightsearcherf5+ 1
376Crinkle Cut Eliminatef6C 2
377McCoy'sf5 1
378The Horror Dynof6C+ 5
379Wall of Horrors Traversef6C+ *33
380The Horrorf7A+ **27
381CD 25 Problem 6 - Wall of Horrors Startf6A 6a *163
382CD 25 Problem 7 - SpangledV5 7
383CD 25 Problem 8V3 33
384CD 25 Problem 9.V1 *56
385CD 25 Problem 10 - The Niche TraverseV7 7
386Long ChimneyHVD **308
387The Wall of HorrorsE3 6a ***246
388Horror of WallsE4 6b 2
389All QuietE4 6a **9
390Gone WestE5 6b **1
391All Quiet/Western FrontE4 6a ***4
392Every Man Has His Niche
-
E4 6b 3
393The Ems Telegram
-
E5 6b **6
394Leaf ClimbHVD 4a 40
395Western FrontE3 5c ***330
396Great WesternHVS 5a ***1124
397The Five Star Finish
-
HVS 5a ***279
398No Man's Land
-
E2 5b *27
399Over the Top
-
E4 6a 9
400Grand IllusionE4 5c **90
401Megadoom
-
E5 6b *1
402Impending Doom
-
E4 6a *6
 CD Boulder 28 
 CD Boulder 29 
405Left Flake - CD 29 P3V2 3
406DMZ - CD 29 P4f6B 3
407DMZ Sit Start - CD 29 P 5, TC Area 9a Problem 2f7B ***3
408CD 29 P6V1 1
 Heart Shaped Slab 
 The West Face 
411Crack of DoomVS 4c **481
412Retribution Rib DirectE5 5c *15
413Retribution Rib
-
E2 5b 10
414West ChimneyM *155
415West Chimney VariationD 29
416West Chimney RibHVS 5b 7
417West Chimney Rib (LH variation)VS 4c 11
 Syrett's Roof Bouldering 
419Jess's Rooff7C **42
420Jess's Roof LHf7C+ **1
421Brown's Rooff7A+ **1
422The NoseVS 4c *281
423The Nose DirectHVS 5b 124
424Syrett's Rooff6C+ *244
425CD 24 Problem 1V4 11
426The Zig ZagHS 4c *418
427Zig Zag DirectVS 4c *538
428Bancroft's Roof
-
E2 6b 83
429Bancroft's Roof Startf6B 15
430The GoblinHS 4b *298
431OrchristE5 6b *14
 Goblin's Roof Bouldering 
433CD 23 Problem 1.V0 12
434Si's Aretef7A 6b **149
435CD 23 Problem 4V6 8
436Boulder 23 problem 10V6 *4
 The Rift 
438Hobgoblin
-
E2 5c 17
439ClematisE2 5c *102
440The Nelly Moser FinishE3 6a 4
441OublietteE2 6a *25
442Daisy Chain
-
E3 6b 2
443Tight ChimneyM *128
444Tight Chimney (outside)HS 4b 9
445Constipation CrackVS 5a 35
446Rift CrackVS 4c *51
447Yorkshire RelishVS 4c 8
448Road to EmmausE1 5c *1
 The Rift Bouldering 
450CD 22 Problem 1.V0 6
451CD 22 Problem 4V1 3
452The Rift Traverse
-
f5+ *15
 SOUTH WEST FACE 
 Demon Wall SW Face Bouldering 
455CD 21 - Problem 1
-
V1 20
456Honey Comb
-
f5+ *117
457CD 21 - Problem 4f4+ 36
458Jam Potf5+ 5c *63
459Dots and Dabsf6C *17
460Classic Traversef4+ *73
461CD 21 problem 14 - Birds Nest WallV3 3
462CD 21 - Problem 15V2 5
463CD 21 - Problem 16V0 4
464The PotholeVD *245
465Pothole DirectVS 5b *507
466High Level TraverseVS 4c *48
467The Traditional ClimbVS 4c **1191
468Traditional EliminateHVS 6a *44
469Forgotten WallE5 6c *31
470Forgotten Startf6A **1
471Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **1806
472Bird's Nest VariationVS 4c **252
473Bird's Nest SoupE1 5b *27
474Thompson's TraverseHVS 5b *28
475Demon WallHVS 5a ***878
 Demon Wall Roof Bouldering 
477Stu's Roof Left Handf7B+ *25
478Stu's Roof Standing Startf7A *59
479Stu's Rooff7C+ **14
480Stu's LH - DWR LHf8A 1
481DWR into Stu's Rooff7B+ 1
482Bruno's rooff8A * 
483Demon Wall Roof Left-Handf7C ***19
484Demon Wall Rooff7A+ ***386
485Demon Wall Roof Footlessf8A *1
486CD Demon Wall Roof, Problem 6V4 4
487Demon Wall Roof Ear Variationf7B+ 21
488Demon Roof EliminateV8 *5
489Demonistf8A **1
490Dialetics
-
f8A 2
491Dolphin Belly Slapf7A 6c *519
492Dolphin belly slap side pull eliminatef7A+ 3
493Hot Dog Fromagef7C+ *20
494Hot Dog Fromage (Heel Variation)f7B+ 3
495Exorcist into DWR
-
f7C *6
496Exorcist - shortf8A **2
497Exorcist - Longf8A **3
498DolphinianE1 5b *179
499Dolphinian StartV1 *35
500Three Chockstones ChimneyM *276
501John's Skatty CaveM *2
502Crack and WallHS 4b *402
503AcetabulumE1 5c 59
504Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *28
505Rectum RiftE3 6b *14
506Right CheekyE7 6c * 
 Crucifix Bouldering 
508The Crucifix "Warm Up" Traversef6A+ **192
509The Dry Stone Traverse
-
V3 *14
510The Crucifix Traversef7A 244
511Crucifix Eliminate Traverse - Pebble WallV7 *14
512Crucifix Reverse Traverse into Arete Eliminatef7A+ **3
513The Crucifixf5 5c **604
514CD 20 Problem 5 The Crucifix - Sit Down StartV4 56
515Crucifix Wall Eliminate
-
V6 *26
516The Crucifix Arete
-
f6A+ *308
517Crucifix Arete Eliminatef7A **26
518Pebble Wallf6C 6b ***349
519Pebble Wall Sit Startf7A 28
520Pebble Wall Variationf7A+ ***23
 Under the Crucifix - Eliminates 
522Tony's Problemf6C **4
523Under the Crucifix Problem 2
-
V6 28
524Under the Crucifix Problem 3V7 8
525Under the Crucifix Problem 6V8 4
526Under the Crucifix Problem 11V7 2
527Central CrackHS 4b *313
528Jacob's LadderHVS 5b *191
529Jacob's Ladder Startf5 *66
530Stomach TraverseVS 4c *294
531The Ladderf5+ *27
532Fence ButtressVS 5b 114
 SOUTH FACE 
534Shuffle CrackE1 5c *90
535China SyndromeE5 7a *8
536South Chimney LaybackS 4c *285
537Yellow Peril
-
E4 6a *2
538Yellow WallE2 5c *16
 Black Wall Bouldering 
540Off the Wall
-
f5+ *17
541Dreamlandf7A+ **74
542CD 18 Problem 4VB 36
543The Wallf5 5b *80
544The Slabf5+ 5c *58
545The Nose
-
f5+ 48
546The Nose RHf6A+ 11
547CD 18 Problem 8V3 25
548CD 18 Problem 19V1 18
549South ChimneyVD 4a 198
550South Face Climb
-
MVS 4b *118
551South Wall TraverseVS 4c **266
552South Wall Direct
-
E1 5b 27
553Kitson Did It First
-
E3 6b 9
554Birdlime TraverseE1 5b ***296
555'Arries 'OokE4 6a **61
556'Arries 'ook direct start
-
f7A+ *27
557Black wall dyno
-
V7 *17
558Blackhead
-
E4 6c 3
559Blackhead Startf7B 7
560Black Wall EliminateE2 5c ***502
561Black Wall Eliminate Direct, Direct Eliminate.E1 5c **8
562Blackpool Promenade
-
E1 5b *49
563Black WallVS 5a *547
564Black Wall DirectHVS 5b 40
565Black Wall traversef7A 11
 Shothole Arete 
567CD 19, Problem 1.VB 17
568CD 19, Problem 2.VB 20
569CD 19, Problem 3.V0 12
570CD 19, Problem 4.VB 22
571CD 19, Problem 5.V0 12
572CD 19, Problem 6.V2 5
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