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Pre 1912.

Strenuous. Takes the undercut hand crack that sadly widens above. Once established above the undercut section, the climbing eases. Finish up slightly right for maximum enjoyment. The climb got its name from starting up the lefthand crack and then traversing across on the big ledge.

One of Almscliff's more famous problems. It takes the inverted cross round the LH end of the wall containing Central Crack

Put up pre 1900. Straight up the crack, move right to grab the strange protruberance and up again. Becoming more and more polished.

FA: Herbert Ingle & Edward Calvert.

Pre 1912.

Pre 1912. Described as "fancy gymnastics" by the Yorkshire Ramblers President Claude Benson.

Up the corner crack to the overhang and follow the rightward traverse . Good holds to finish.

FA: Arthur Dolphin & Robert Heap. 30/8/41

A 4 star route in the guide. Climb 'Crack of Doom' to the roof, then traverse leftwards to a hard pull into a rest in the niche. Finish either direct or up right via 'The Five Star Finish'. Is generally considered THE best climb on grit, some disagree.

FA: Arthur Dolphin & Robert Heap. 19/09/43.

FA: A Austin (solo)

Boulder problem start, then Friend 4 or Hex 11 for the vertical crack and another large friend in the horizontal break to protect the top moves

FA: Allan Austin (solo); A Austin (solo), 1961

Originally known as 'The Great Chimney'. Well polished chimney. Climbed direct, but better and more exposed to go out to the left near the top.

FA: Herbert Ingle & Thomas Gray. 1893.

Put up in 1919. Possibly the best known climb at Almscliff, along with Great Western. Follow the green crack to a small ledge below the overhang. Step right and pull up into the upper crack. The final overhang keeps things interesting.

FA: Claude Dean Frankland

Put up circa 1900! Climb the overhanging V corner directly to the cave. Chimney up from there with increasing exposure to exit outwards on good holds. A vintage classic, as the guide book says.

FA: William Parsons

FA: Jamie Moss, 2002

FA: Matthew Kilner, 2001

FA: Jamie Moss, 2001

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