Number of Routes: 260
Rock Type: Limestone
Climbing Style: Sport and traditional climbing
Aspect: Vertical to overhanging Malham faces south so gets 'all-day' sun and although it tends to stay dry in most weathers, it does seep after heavy rainfall
Approach: Take the A65 northwest from Skipton and then head north from Gargrave to Malham village and the National Park Visitor Centre car park. From the village, follow the footpath into the Cove - allow 20 minutes
Refreshments and public toilets: Several cafés/tea shops in Malham plus a couple of pubs
Featured climb: Overshadow (F9a+)
One to aspire to, Steve McClure has developed some truly desperate climbs on the massively steep and difficult overhanging central area of Malham Cove, including Overshadow. Routes range from easy trad to hard sport so plenty to choose from for all levels of experience.
Please note that peregrines regularly nest at Malham Cove and other limestone crags in the area - bird restrictions may be in place restricting climbing on sections of some cliffs. Check out the situation before visiting by using the BMC crag database.
Photo: Professional sport climber Steve McClure, mastering Overshadow (c) Keith Sharples Photography