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
Yosemite Wall Area
The great curving line of Yosemite Wall is a fantastic climb and sets the standard for this superb...
24
Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Level

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Raindogs Area
This fine all-weather gym gives osme of the best hard routes around. Immaculate rock and intense...
23
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Lower Right
Although this section is less impressive than the walls to the left, there are still some quality...
32
Sport
Lots of sun!
Level

10 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Cadenza Area
The upper wall, to the left of the central wet streak, has a number of creaky E5s plus a few good...
9
Trad and Sport
Sun to mid-afternoon
Uphill

12 mins

Seepage
Dry in the Rain
sheltered
Obsession Area
This area is one of the most impressively-positioned walls in the Country situated high above the...
29
Sport
Lots of sun!
Uphill

12 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...
11
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

15 mins

Carnage Area
To the right of the main bowl of the Cove is a tall section of rock where Carnage and its variants...
6
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

12 mins

sheltered
Restricted Access
Right Wing
This wonderful compact wall has some of the best mid-grade trad routes at Malham. Most of the...
16
Trad
Lots of sun!
Uphill

12 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 top50

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

    Slender Loris
    "outstanding route!!!" 12/May top50

    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

    Predator
    "Awesome route, lots of moves (i did around 70) and a complex crux. Route has its..." 19/Oct

    Carnage
    "2 very contrasting pitches, my partner took the 1st pitch up the crack and took ..." 28/Sep

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