MALHAM


Surely this is the finest limestone crag in the country. A huge sweeping amphitheatre of near-perfect rock with magnificent routes covering all of its walls. The routes range from hard sport routes to easy trad routes with a classic at every grade from VS to 8c+. It is also a huge sun-trap which makes it a great winter destination but it can be unbearably hot in the Summer. There is almost always something to climb when it is raining.

Routes

42 trad routes (VS...E6)
108 sport routes (6a+...9a)
Graded List of Routes
List of First Ascents
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Buttress (click for routes) No. of Routes Route Type Sunshine
or shade
Approach walk Other
The Catwalk
The Catwalk is the name given to the polished ledge that runs below the lower walls of Malham Cove....
84
Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Upper Wall - Left
The upper wall, to the left of the central wet streak, has a number of creaky E5s plus a few sport...
9
Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Upper Wall - Right
One of the most impressive shear walls in the country that is positioned high above the base of the...
31
Trad and Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
The Terrace
The Obsession wall may have some really exposed routes but nothing compares to the exposure found...
31
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

20 mins

The Right Wing - Carnage Wall
Up and to the right of the dominating central wall of Malham Cove is the Right Wing. Its impending...
10
Trad
Sun from mid-morning
Uphill

15 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
The Right Wing - Wombat Wall
A fantastic section of the Right Wing that has a host of challenging extreme pitches. The rock is...
32
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

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  • Latest Comments

    For MALHAM

    Twisted
    "My video of this is on my youtube page, type in Ted Twisted 8a and it will come ..." 18/Oct

    Slender Loris
    "Was my first E3 (sic) - sandbagged by mates who recommended it knowing it was to..." 23/Sep

    Junkyard Angel
    "Nice route but not as good as Crossbones/East Route combo I reckon." 14/May top50

    Slender Loris
    "outstanding route!!!" 12/May

    The New Age Traveller
    "Felt a bit easier than L'Ob Session and much easier than Baboo" 14/Jun

    Carnage
    "P1 covered in crud, don't do it. If you do do it, the traverse back left should..." 01/Jun

    Sychophants
    "Fierce middle section, felt high in the grade to me." 22/Mar

    Hands of Time
    "Good route - starting the steeper 2nd half leading up to the Space Race kneebar ..." 24/Oct

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