Climbs 326
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 200m a.s.l
Faces S

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RichC Highstepping on PuddleJumper on a grey wet summer Sunday © ChrisJD

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 Advice

Access to Malham is a privilege and subject to the following climbers access agreement. Please ensure you read, understand and follow these points to ensure continued good relations with the Parish Council, other landowners, farmers and local residents

  • Stick to public rights of way - don't take short cuts though fields below the Cove as these are not Open Acces land
  • Always use the public toilet block next to the pub instead of the bushes
  • Follow the bolting agreement - no bolting at weekends, during the school summer holiday or whilst the nesting restriction is in effect to ensure noise doesn't disturb nesting birds or detract from other visitors experience
  • No wild camping near the Cove or nearby fields, or sleeping in vehicles in the village or parking areas - use the campsite at Riverdale or Goredale instead
  • Parking is a very sensitive issue - only park in the locations listed in the parking section below
  • Make use of local business (pubs/cafes/restaurants etc) after a day at the crag and help to put money back into the local economy

By following these guidelines, you'll be making sure the currently good relations with the village and Parish Council are maintained for the future.

Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 1 March to 31 July

Reason: Nesting Birds

Malham is an important and very visible site for nesting Peregrines. The restriction applies to all routes on Terrace Wall and all routes on the Right Wing to the left of Scorpio.

The bolted sport routes on the right side of Upper Central Wall are unaffected except for those that breach the main overhang. On-site notices will also be in place and RSPB volunteers will monitor the birds throughout the nesting period as usual.

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Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire

Northern Limestone : Yorkshire, Cumbria, Lancashire covers some of the best limestone crags in the UK including the big three of Malham, Kilnsey and Gordale. Alongside these titans are numerous other destinations that offer both sport and trad climbing throughout the grades, ranging from the intimidating walls of Blue Scar and Trow Gill to the long lines of newly-developed low to mid-grade sport crags such as Moughton Nab and Giggleswick South. Trad climbing is also well catered for on the walls and escarpments at the likes of Trowbarrow Quarry, Twistleton Scar, Attermire Scar and Witches Quarry.
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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
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
  Left Wing
2 Bobber Boots
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VD 27
3 Straight Crack
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HS 67
4 Straight Up
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VS 4c * 48
5 Pedestal Wall S * 72
6 The Thistle
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HVS 5b * 29
7 Theist
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E1 6b 4
8 Th-Rows
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HVS 5b 10
9 Wall And Crack
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VD 34
10 Fingers
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VS 4c 30
11 Crown of Thorns HVS 5b 7
12 Tiara
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E2 6a 4
13 Coronet Crack
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HVS 5a 12
14 Crazy Paving
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VS 4c 36
15 Lost Corner E3 6a 2
16 Reluctant Passenger E3 6a * 3
17 Ringo E5 6c * 2
18 Rage E4 6b * 2
19 Short Groove
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E2 5c * 12
20 Rose Corner E4 6a 2
21 Memory Lane E3 6a 3
22 The
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E2 5c * 18
23 Stern VS 4c * 14
24 Autonomy
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E3 6a * 10
25 Cy-ril S * 16
26 Mistake
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S 12
27 Dilatory Climb HS 4b * 12
28 Cube Root
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E1 5b 30
29 One Point Two Six (cube root two) E4 6a * 1
30 Square Root
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E2 5c * 15
31 Pikestaff
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VS 5a * 28
32 Flake Wall
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S ** 65
33 Rook
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E2 5c 17
34 Crow
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E1 5c 16
35 Chough HVS 6a 5
36 Magpie HVS 5c 5
37 Jackdaw
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HVS 5a 10
38 Raven
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VS 5a 11
39 Night Moves E3 6a * 2
40 Original Route S ** 51
41 Hampster Jam VS 4c 10
42 Wish You Were Here
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E2 5b * 13
43 Saplink
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HVS 5b ** 37
44 Box of Tools E3 6a * 3
45 Ship of Fools E4 6b * 1
46 Warspite
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E3 6a * 20
47 Going Dutch E3 6a * 6
48 Aid E4 6b 1
49 Ephedrine Influx E3 5c 1
50 The Well Oiled Machine E4 6a 1
51 Sarcophagus
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E3 6a ** 9
52 The Crab HVS 5b * 4
53 Joe Spivey E2 5c 2
54 Majidae E2 5c 2
55 Hangover HVS 5a 9
56 Vagabond
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E2 5c * 11
57 Chrysalis E2 5c 2
58 Shining Usu E2 5b 2
59 Birgus Latro E5 6a 1
60 The Dalesman
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VS 4c 7
61 Percy Thrower HVS 5a 1
  Beck Wall
63 Big Drip HVS 5b 5
64 Rain Drops
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E4 6b 3
65 Rain Dances
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E4 6a 2
66 Rodney's Route
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E2 5b * 12
67 The Pink Pinky Goes to Malham E3 6a 10
68 Bolts Screw You Up
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E3 6a 6
  The Catwalk
70 Brilliant, Brilliant 6c 104
71 Bon-Appetite 7b * 12
72 The Highlife 7b+ * 15
73 Just Not in Lust 7c ** 12
74 Mighty Fine Ass 7c+ *** 20
75 Appetite 7a+ ** 373
76 Mule Variation 7b * 64
77 Henry's Route 7c+ ** 22
78 Yosemite Wall 7a+ *** 448
79 Yosemite Direct 7a+ ** 5
80 Obligatory Finish 7b+ 6b 2
81 Against the Grain 7a+ ** 206
82 Against the Wall 7a 24
83 Taking the Space 7b *** 161
84 Taking the Rise E4 6a * 3
85 Hands of Time 7c * 4
86 Space Race 7b+ *** 236
87 Space Invaders 7c+ ** 45
88 Tremelo 7c *** 156
89 The Minimum 7a+ * 87
90 Minimum Fuss 7c ** 12
91 Mescalito 7c+ *** 142
92 New Dawn 7c *** 296
93 Twisted 8a ** 5
94 Vogue 7c+ ** 10
95 Lovatt Link 8a ** 1
96 Baboo-Baboo 8a *** 74
97 Straightened 8a ** 33
98 Straight Jacket 8b 2
99 G.B.H. 8a+ *** 94
100 A.B.H. 8a+ 7
101 Zoolook 8a *** 136
102 Well Dunne Finish 8b *** 8
103 Predator 8b *** 63
104 Sabotage 8c+  
105 The Terminator 8b+ *** 1
106 Cry Freedom 8c *** 8
107 Something for Nothing 8c ** 3
108 The Great Escape 8b+ *** 2
109 Mid Ledge Spread 8a+ ** 16
110 The Maximum 7c+ ** 63
111 Austrian Oak 8b *** 37
112 Magnetic Fields 8b ** 13
Climb name Grade
113 Overnite Sensation 8a+ ** 63
114 Overshadow 9a+ ***  
115 Piggy Bank Wall A3 *** 2
116 Energy Vampire 8a+ * 17
117 Connect 4 8a ** 36
118 Connect 5 8a+ ** 4
119 Raindogs 8a *** 279
120 Raindogs (no chain grab) 8a+ *** 1
121 Rainshadow 9a *** 8
122 Rainman 9b ***  
123 Chiselling the Dragon 7c * 105
124 The Directissima A2 17
125 Seventh Aardvark 7b ** 395
126 Seventh Dragon 7b+ ** 24
127 Bat Route 8c *** 22
128 Batman 9a ***  
129 Bat Shadow 8c+ ***  
130 Raining Bats and Dogs 8c *** 6
131 Rated PG 7a+ * 275
132 Consenting Adults 7a ** 1147
133 Thriller 7c+ 20
134 Victor Hugo 8b *** 2
135 Personal Services 7b * 147
136 Free and Even Easier 7a+ ** 582
137 Idefix 8b *** 2
138 Bongo Fury 7b ** 148
139 Something Stupid 7b * 310
140 Totally Free 8b ***  
141 Totally Free II 8b *** 3
142 The Groove 8a+ *** 63
143 Groovy Baby 8a ** 9
144 Groovyfied 8c 1
145 Unjustified 8b+ *** 14
146 Overjustified
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8c *** 2
147 The Superdirectissima A2 *** 10
148 King Swing A2 ** 6
149 Chocolate Logger 7c * 24
150 Scavenger 8a * 7
151 Wasted Youth 7b ** 236
152 Power Ranger 8b+ *** 3
153 Rose Coronary 7a ** 897
154 Transformer 8c **  
155 Queen of Harts 7c * 11
156 Hartley Hare 7a+ ** 303
157 Hardly There 6c+ * 55
158 Puddle Jumper 7a+ * 499
159 Betty Bullwhip 7a+ 10
160 Snidely Whiplash 7a+ 8
161 Dudley D-Good 7b 10
162 Just Another Dead End Job 7a * 230
163 A Career with Prospects E5 6a * 31
164 Career with prospects (sport)
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6c * 20
165 Extra Over E4 6a * 101
166 Bolt Revolt 7a * 189
167 Afterburn E4 6a * 61
168 Sycophants 7a * 367
169 Skyjack 7c+ * 4
170 Brooklyn Girls 7a * 218
171 Frankenstein 7a+ ** 420
172 The Under Dunn Start 7b * 14
173 Whodunnit 6c+ * 46
174 Baba O'Riley 8a * 1
175 Begozi and the Ledge Lizards 6a+ 466
176 Redpoint No Point E5 6b 5
177 The Angel Gabriella 7b+ * 15
178 Burning Rubber Necklace 7a * 50
179 Soweto Sunset
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7a ** 12
180 Vociferous Fledglings 6c+ * 17
181 The Scene of the Crime 6c * 65
182 Brain Dead Dave
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E4 6a 2
183 Hyperspace 6b+ * 87
184 Hyperactive Housewife E3 6a 2
  Upper Wall - Left
186 Romance and Reality E5 6a * 3
187 Douk E3 5c 3
188 Scaremonger E4 6a 1
189 Codicil E5 6a 1
190 Caveat E5 6b 3
191 Cadenza/Commorient 7b ** 1
192 Cadenza
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7a+ ** 6
193 Commorient E5 6b 2
194 The Man and the Myth 7c+ **  
195 The Moon's Apprentice 7a 4
196 Crash Dive E5 6b 1
197 Local Hero 7c+ *** 2
198 Local Roof 8a *** 2
199 Niagara 8a+ *** 1
200 Soft Centre 7b+ * 5
201 Rive Gauche 7b+ * 2
  Upper Wall - Right
203 Centrespread E5 6b ** 1
204 Free and Easy 7c ** 55
205 An Uneasy Peace 7c+ ** 8
206 Renaissance 8a *** 8
207 Breach of the Peace 8a *** 5
208 Cover to Cover 8b *** 1
209 Climb of the Century 8a+ *** 4
210 L'Ob Session 7c+ *** 50
211 Obsession 7b+ *** 258
212 Total Eclipse 8c+ *** 1
213 The New Age Traveller 8a *** 52
214 N'Obsession 7c+ ** 5
215 Herbie 7c+ *** 120
216 Conehead 8a+ ** 7
217 Main Overhang 8a ** 48
218 Main Overhang (aid) A2 ** 26
219 Toadal Recall 8a ** 66
220 Toadal Recall 2.0 8a+ ** 1
221 The Toad of Beck Hall 7b+ * 44
222 The Reign is Over 8c  
223 Toad Licker 7c * 12
224 Toadally Cool 8a+ 2
Climb name Grade
225 Serious Young Toads 7c ** 20
226 The Last Toad 7b+ * 42
227 Conceptual 7b * 14
228 Conceptual Continuity 8a ** 4
229 The Last Waltz 7a+ ** 44
230 Seventh Toad E6 6b * 7
231 Gorgan Direct E5 6b ** 15
232 Gorgan Directish E4 6b ** 14
233 Gorgon Directish (sport) 7a+ ** 11
234 Duck Dive E5 6b * 31
235 Duck Dive (sport)
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7a+ ** 34
236 Jilted John E5 6a 2
237 Gravity 7b * 27
238 Wicked Gravity 8b ** 1
239 Donald Ducked E5 6b 9
240 Donald Ducked (sport) 7a+ 7
241 Laughter 7c+  
  The Terrace
243 Letterbox Wall VS 4c 17
244 Terrace Crack HVS 5c 18
245 The Thin Crack E1 6a 3
246 Problem Wall E2 6a 2
247 Terrace Stairway D 7
248 Cove Crack E3 6a 4
249 Good Crack E4 6c  
250 Ivy Corner VS 4b 19
251 Grandfather Clock E2 6a * 8
252 Butch Cassidy E4 6b ** 14
253 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof E5 6b 4
254 Black Dyke E3 5c * 21
255 Terrace Wall VS 5a ** 77
256 Terrace Wall Direct E2 6a * 4
257 Wild West Hero E5 6b ** 12
258 Sundance Wall E2 5c *** 109
259 Swift Attack E3 5c *** 51
260 Static Contrasts E5 6b * 1
261 The Stone Tent
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E2 5b * 15
262 Ripsnorter E2 5b 6
263 Dangerous Acquaintances E6 6b 1
264 Midnight Cowboy E3 5c *** 90
265 New Dawn Fades E5 6a *** 10
266 Motomoron E3 6b 4
267 Motomoron Direct E4 6b 4
268 Limehill E5 6a *** 29
  The Right Wing - Carnage Wall
270 Amber Nectar E6 6b ** 3
271 Greystoke E6 6c **  
272 Sitting Ducks E5 6a 2
273 Stone Tent E2 5c * 4
274 The Macabre
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E3 5b 8
275 Macabre (pitch 3) E1 5a 1
276 Tarzan E4 6a * 3
277 Forth Coming E5 6b 1
278 Second Coming E5 6b ** 1
279 Carnage E2 5b *** 237
280 Chasing the Dragon E5 6b *** 3
281 More Funky Than Monkey E5 6b ** 2
282 Mulatto Wall E3 5c *** 143
283 Going Ape E5 6a 1
284 Bad Brain E4 6a ** 45
285 El Coronel E5 6b *** 6
286 Third Party Only E6 6b 2
287 Rubble Without a Cause E5 6b 1
288 The Country of Man E4 6b 1
289 Seventh Grade E5 6b * 3
290 Carnage Left-hand E1 5b *** 192
291 Scorpio HVS 5a * 42
292 Scorpio Direct finish
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HVS 5a * 7
  The Right Wing - Wombat Wall
294 Wind and Wuthering E3 5c ** 63
295 Monkey's Uncle E3 6a * 8
296 Crossbones/East Wall HVS 5a ** 78
297 East Wall Route
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E2 6a, 5a 32
298 Crossbones E2 5c *** 229
299 Thin Lizzy E5 6b * 1
300 Articulated Loris E5 6a * 3
301 Slender Loris E4 6a *** 117
302 Doubting Thomas E5 6b *** 48
303 The Annihilation Mix E3 6b * 2
304 Wombat E2 5c *** 270
305 Regatta de Blanc E5 6a * 20
306 Clapperclaw E4 6c * 1
307 Cathay Pacific E4 * 6
308 Rounded Horizons E4 5c 3
309 Kirkby Wall HVS 5b ** 168
310 Junkyard Angel HVS 5b *** 226
311 The Kylin HVS 5b ** 62
312 The Cavern HVS 5a * 73
313 Y.A.B.O. E4 6b 1
314 The Cavern Direct
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E1 5b * 9
315 Limpet E2 13
316 Friday the 13th E3 6a ** 89
317 Daytona E3 5b * 28
318 Vertical Crack E2 5c 4
319 Overhanging Crack HVS 5b 11
320 Just Another Very Severe (Hard) E3 5c  
321 Pikedaw Wall HVS 5a *** 301
322 Olaf HVS 5a * 106
323 Canute E1 5c 6
324 Butterfingers E2 5c 10
325 Clubfoot VS 4c *** 302
326 Swingover VS 5a ** 138
327 Swingover Direct
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VS 4c * 43
328 Swingside HVS 5b * 11
329 Frivolous VS 5a 9
330 Lightning Crack VS 5a 36
331 Route One VS 4c 16
332 The Right Wing Girdle E2 5c *** 18
333 Pumpwater meets the Hulk E5 6b *** 5
334 Over the Top E7 6c ** 1

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