Bat Route | 8c Sport route at Malham Cove

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

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


32 recorded ascents.

Climber Style FA Ascent Date Suggested Grade
Mark Leach Lead (Worked) 1989
Tony Mitchell Lead (Worked) Before 1st Jan 1991


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

Neil Mawson Lead (Worked) Sep 2010
Adam Ondra Lead (Onsight) 16th May 2011

The first 8c to be onsighted in the UK.

Stuart Littlefair Lead (Worked) 2nd Oct 2011
James McHaffie Lead (Worked) 6th Apr 2012
Jon Freeman Lead (Worked) 14th May 2013
Buster Martin Lead (Worked) 2nd Jul 2013,10607.msg413187.html#msg413187

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

Adam Jeeworth Lead (Worked) 5th Jun 2014
Mina Leslie-Wujastyk Lead (Worked) 29th May 2015

James Turnbull Lead (Worked) 18th Sep 2016
Pete Dawson Lead (Worked) 2nd Oct 2016

Thrid go!

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

Sam Williams Lead (Worked) 2019
Matt Cooke Lead (Worked) 9th May 2019
Jerome Mowat Lead (Worked) 9th Sep 2019

Jim Hulbert Lead (Worked) 18th Sep 2019
James Ibbertson Lead (Worked) 2nd Dec 2020
Toby Roberts Lead (Worked) 11th Sep 2021
Tom Frost Lead (Worked) 19th Sep 2021
Mathew Wright Lead (Worked) 23rd Sep 2021
Rhoslyn Frugtniet Lead (Worked) 21st May 2022

Tom Newberry Lead (Worked) 22nd May 2022
Louis Lancaster Lead (Worked) 28th Sep 2022
Adam Harrison Lead (Worked)
Will Kelsall Lead (Worked)
Rob Napier Lead (Worked)
Charlie Woodburn Lead (Worked)
Sam Whittaker Lead (Worked)