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Below the main edge of Almscliff are a collection of huge blocks that have some great bouldering on them. There are countless problems for those who want to explore - see Yorkshire Bouldering Guide - Vol. 1 (2008) - only the most popular problems and routes are listed here.

Route (click for voting and user comments) Symbols Grade
1
Morrell's Wall
A popular problem up the shady leaning wall. Big holds lead to a steep pull on fingery holds. Eliminates abound.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Crimpy
f5+
2
Overhanging Rib
The steep rib, using the block for your feet. Without the block is f6C.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
f6A+
3
B2 Eliminates
Climb the steep face from the flake. As the name suggests, there are loads of eliminates possible.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
f5
4
Flying Arete
Start off a small boulder and climb the right-hand side of the arete.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
f6B
5
Stretch Armstrong
Make a huge reach from a low hold under the roof.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
f7C
6
Canine
The central line is very hard. The right-hand side of the roof, followed by a hand-traverse leftwards on the pockets, is...
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Technical
Strong
f8A
7
The Lady
6m. The left arete of the pathward face to a balding top. Low gear isn't much use when you are trying to top out.
 
Rounded
E4
8
The Virgin
12m. Grovel the deep crack rightwards until a pocket and pinch-grip allow the top to be reached. Large gear protects. The...
 
1 Stars
Pumpy
E3
9
Jack on Fire
6m. The leaning wall (large cam out right) keeping right of the shallow groove. The exit is very rounded. There are several...
 
1 Stars
Rounded
E4
10
Virgin Traverse
Start with feet and hands on the block on the left. Traverse the low break around the corner to a niche. The continuation is...
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
f6B+
11
The Gypsy
10m. Climb the arete left to a break - a popular f6B to this point. Move right then back left above a too-large drop.
1 user comment
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
Rounded
Fluttery
E3
12
Gypus
10m. Climb the south face of the boulder dynamically, trending slightly left to join and finish up The Gypsy.
 
Technical
E3
13
Opus
10m. The centre of the wall is climbed via a set of deep slots to a small overhang and a desperate leftward exit.
1 user comment
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E4
14
Magnum Opus
12m. Layback up the flake/ramp and a short crack to join Opus at its desperate exit. The direct start to the left is f7C.
 
2 Stars
Technical
Fluttery
E5
15
Fisher's Stride
14m. Leap onto the back of the boulder from the nearby slab then trend left to a ledge. Step round the arete and continue in...
 
1 Stars
Fluttery
VS
16
The Virgin Climb
8m. A short traverse leads left around the south east arete to a line of polished holds up the slab.
 
2 Stars
S
17
Chastity
Climb direct from the start of Virgin Climb.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f6A
18
North Face Arete
The excellent north east arete on its left-hand side. The right-hand side is f4+.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Technical
f4
19
In Limbo
From a sitting start, pull over the left-hand side of the roof.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Reachy
Strong
f6C+
20
Keel Crack
The central crack is a great strenuous struggle.
2 user comments
 
1 Stars
Strong
Pumpy
f6B+
21
The Keel/Fin
The low arete from a pinch, to a chipped hold on the lip. Loads of variations exist including one eliminating the chipped hold!
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Technical
Strong
f7C+
22
Natural Traverse
Start on the nose and traverse uphill along the lip on slopers to join and reverse Sloper Patrol.
2 user comments
 
2 Stars
Pumpy
f7C
23
Sloper Patrol
Starting at the top of the block, traverse the sloping lip downhill and flop onto the slab at the end. Often done in reverse.
2 user comments
 
3 Stars
Pumpy
f6C
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    Whisky Wall
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    Frankland's Green Crack
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    The Big Greeny
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    Great Western
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    North West Girdle
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