Bat Route | 8c Sport route at Malham Cove

7b in to 7B with a kneebar rest, followed by an 8a+ headwall.


Pics + Vids

Buster Martin
Added at 09:12 on 19 December 2020
Alex Megos
Added at 22:12 on 11 December 2021

Ascents

31 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Mark Leach Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 1989 (approx)
Neil Mawson Lead (Worked) 01 Sep 2010 (approx)
Adam Ondra Lead (Onsight) 16 May 2011

The first 8c to be onsighted in the UK.

Stuart Littlefair Lead (Worked) 02 Oct 2011
James McHaffie Lead (Worked) 06 Apr 2012
Jon Freeman Lead (Worked) 14 May 2013
Buster Martin Lead (Worked) 02 Jul 2013

https://ukbouldering.com/board/index.php/topic,10607.msg413187.html#msg413187

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1tsQn-1lJs

Ted Kingsnorth Lead (Worked) 17 May 2014 8b+
Alex Megos Lead (Worked) 01 Jun 2014 (approx)

https://vimeo.com/93236289#=

Adam Jeeworth Lead (Worked) 05 Jun 2014
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Lead (Worked) 29 May 2015

https://www.planetmountain.com/en/news/climbing/mina-leslie-wujastyk-clings-on-to-bat-route-8c-at-malham-cove.html

James Turnbull Lead (Worked) 21 Sep 2016
Pete Dawson Lead (Worked) 02 Oct 2016

Thrid go!

Nic Duboust Lead (Worked) 15 Oct 2016
Maddy Cope Lead (Worked) 29 Apr 2017

https://www.ukclimbing.com/news/2017/05/maddy_cope_climbs_bat_route_8c-71074

Jerome Mowat Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 2018 (approx)

https://www.theprojectmagazine.com/features/2019/1/2/cry-freedom

Sam Williams Lead (Worked) 01 Jan 2019 (approx)
Matt Cooke Lead (Worked) 09 May 2019
Jim Hulbert Lead (Worked) 18 Sep 2019
James Ibbertson Lead (Worked) 02 Dec 2020
Toby Roberts Lead (Worked) 11 Sep 2021
Tom Frost Lead (Worked) 19 Sep 2021
Mathew Wright Lead (Worked) 23 Sep 2021
Rhoslyn Frugtniet Lead (Worked) 21 May 2022

https://www.instagram.com/tv/Cd6S7Y8jQdV/

Tom Newberry Lead (Worked) 21 May 2022
Adam Harrison Lead (Worked)
Charlie Woodburn Lead (Worked)
Sam Whittaker Lead (Worked)
Tony Mitchell Lead (Worked)

Pre-1991. [1]

[1] The Power of Climbing (1991) by David Jones, page 192

Will Kelsall Lead (Worked)
Rob Napier Lead (Worked)