Diz's first climb.
© davidalcock, Apr 2013

Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs ticklist

contributed by pdhu May/11

This mammoth ticklist is based on the eponymous guidebook by Mr. Ashton. It actually contains around 350 routes as the book "could more accurately have been titled '100 Classic Buttresses, Crags and Other More-or-less Definable Groups of Gritsone Climbs'". But I think that has less of a ring to it. From well-polished classics to obscure clefts high on the bleakest of moors, there's a lifetime's worth of wrestling with the rough tough stuff to go at here. Expect to spend a lot of time embroiled in the lost dark art of chimneying...

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Dancing BearHVD *1727mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *268mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *469mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *759mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **38711mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4759mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *85211mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *81911mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **78211mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7719mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***96512mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **47712mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *509mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *29912mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **44916mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***112615mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17512mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *20212mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 428mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4778mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6858mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4488mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***58011mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **51?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *6?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 323mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1520m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***135?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***387?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***648?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **446?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **221?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *296?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3435m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***182?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***291?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *144?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *214?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **41?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **384?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***383?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *74?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *144?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **73?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *35?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **123?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 130?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***653?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***640?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **100915mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***233714mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **155412mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 11811mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 19311mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 33?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *29312mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *31210mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2718mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **177210mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***111215mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **30518mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***48718mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***40417mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***101317mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***91515mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **40714mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **303?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *118?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *90?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19720mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***33728m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***739?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **44718mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **41215mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *612?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***90015mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *64?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***338?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **68?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***169?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***13817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***226?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***313?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***322?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **159?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *100?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***60?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **14012mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***10214mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5212mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***9120mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***18218mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **3218mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***34618mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **21518mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *698mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7610mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***21535m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2918mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***16818mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4416mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **16520mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***35726mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **22924mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***30320mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **9620mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **6560mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1540mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***15716mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *2016mKinder Scout...
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *614mKinder Scout...
The Great ChimneyHS 4b ***2918mKinder Scout...
Central ChimneyD *130mKinder Scout...
Great SlabS 4a *324mKinder Scout...
Morrison's RouteS 4a *1818mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***6018mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***18118mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *54812mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *42110mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **89412mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **85112mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *10212mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **60412mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 24012mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *66712mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **71212mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***100512mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2338mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 658mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***63714mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 19614mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *11188mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 72810mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **122410mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *119310mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *140010mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **176210mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *92010mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **201012mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *25810mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 54410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 42112mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *65510mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***82714mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *13114mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***82312mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **29114mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **41312mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **22522mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***174220mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***118614mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **6339mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **20020mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *5028mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***32120mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3114mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***31216mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *17614mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **154514mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **55814mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***67720mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***180614mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2748mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **67710mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***154712mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***108614mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *51710mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **105710mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 528mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *183312mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **314914mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***285216mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***332616mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **217614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **87516mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***336114mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **234818mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **177618mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **42620mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***91418mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***481724mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *54316mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***375114mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **254710mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *25310mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *35910mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *63710mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **232414mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **279116mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***411616mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***300916mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***379818mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *50714mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***252222mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***299822mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***109120mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *28816mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **76214mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***4476mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *75414mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **60814mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **79318mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **77618mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***177820mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***284422mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***99324mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *94018mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***310210mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***116614mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **68014mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **31812mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **24316mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***234916mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***191916mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **88226mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***162022mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 23116mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***121422mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***86216mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *113714mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***148316mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **141216mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *173914mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***274620mStanage North
The PinionHVD *57216mStanage North
The ArielVD **54716mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *77512mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **76912mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **73412mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *10308mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *8008mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *28010mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *76410mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *86512mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **128014mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***268716mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *14912mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **9648mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5518mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***153812mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***167710mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **98310mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***21314mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***51514mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***131510mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *51822mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16224mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *35024mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***168422mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***151620mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***190620mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **122227m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***90822mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***21322mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***148126m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **188524m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***174732mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *30235mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **124228mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *47520mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***179222mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **90228mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***152822mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **65220mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *130010mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *150210mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1721?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *111812mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***281514mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **341112mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***123912mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *17112mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***368116mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***356318mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***341812mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***169420m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **172616mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **162916mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **143314mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *217112mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***262614mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***116216mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***77011mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***83220mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***119815mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **108312mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***28912mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***40820mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***62621mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***30125mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **44625mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***85218mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4511mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **219212mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *237814mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **178914mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **157216mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *74712mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **116316mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *67314mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **248912mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **108014mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **182014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *69714mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **113612mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 147?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *76112mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *136314mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *30912mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *68814mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *59712mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *54012mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **93814mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **49914mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***78216mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***92630m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **48518mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***48220m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***23622mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **39110mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArÍteHVD 4a **17630mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3426mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **22326mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***11525mDuke's Quarry
Route 1V0 *249?Black Rocks
Route 2V0+ *203?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***52812mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***62916mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **53626m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***35818mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***66518mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***34528mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***42824mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **15118mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *57330m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***84638m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **12518mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***27118mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***253540m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **25024mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***113232mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **16928mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **11118mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **124210mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **74716mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***214124mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***153828mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **123324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***104324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***194130m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **67724m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***103518mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***220622m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *38014mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***157422m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **79318mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***24116mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***37514mThe Five Clouds
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