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'Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs' ticklist

contributed by pdhu May/11
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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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AddClimb nameGradeTicks?HeightCrag name
Dancing BearHVD *1387mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *188mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *409mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *639mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **32111mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerS 4a *4279mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *75111mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *73511mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerMVS 4b **68711mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerHVD *6709mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***82012mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **40712mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *429mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD **25512mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **36816mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***94815mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***13912mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *17712mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 348mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4078mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **5968mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3758mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***47011mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **43?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *6?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 223mSimons Seat
Turret CrackVS 5a **1220m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***99?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***326?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***536?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c ***369?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **188?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *238?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b **3035m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***151?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***245?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbVS 4b *129?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *193?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *34?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **321?Crookrise
Long ClimbVS 4b ***343?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD 67?Crookrise
Flake WallVS 4b *123?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **69?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *29?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a *104?Crookrise
RushlightS 116?Crookrise
President's SlabHD ***549?Rylstone
Dental slabS ***513?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **84015mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsS 4a **196514mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD *134712mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 9211mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 17211mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 25?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c 24312mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *26710mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **150110mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***77615mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD ***24618mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***38518mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***30217mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***76417mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c **75815mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **32714mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **267?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *111?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *84?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *18120mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***28428m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***617?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **37818mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **36115mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *554?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***78015mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *50?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***277?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **61?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***135?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***10617mEarl Crag
Tiger WallMVS 4b ***185?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b **262?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 257?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *29?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD *134?Widdop
Krypton RouteMS *78?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD 18?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***55?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **10712mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***5914mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *4812mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***4820mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***14818mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2518mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***27718mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **17718mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *548mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *6610mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***15835m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***11718mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *3916mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **12520mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***25726mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **17024mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***20720mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7620mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **5060mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***8416mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *1716mKinder Scout...
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *514mKinder Scout...
The Great ChimneyHS 4b ***2818mKinder Scout...
Central ChimneyD *130mKinder Scout...
Great SlabS 4a *324mKinder Scout...
Morrison's RouteS 4a *1418mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **920mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***4218mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***13018mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1612mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *48912mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *36810mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **76312mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **73212mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *8012mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **50612mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 21212mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *56812mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **59512mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***81512mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *1948mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 548mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***51014mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 17614mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *9808mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 63110mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **101610mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *103310mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *118910mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **145810mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *77710mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **169612mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *20110mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 47310mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 36112mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *56810mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***66214mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *11914mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***67712mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **24414mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **33712mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **19322mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***143320mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***100014mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD *5529mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **17420mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4428mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***21820mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *2914mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***24016mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *15414mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **126914mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **45114mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***53520mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***129014mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackS 4b *2328mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c *55610mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***124012mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***85614mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *44410mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **86610mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaS 4a 488mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabD *160812mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **256914mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***238216mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***274616mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **177414mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***72516mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***273514mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***197318mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **149018mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **33820mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***63518mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD ***406124mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *47116mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***310914mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **215210mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4b 23410mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *32410mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *55710mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4a **198414mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c ***233816mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***335816mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***247916mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***309718mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *44814mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***203622mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***244922mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***83220mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD **25016mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **60214mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3606mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD **64214mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **50314mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **63918mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveVD **63218mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***146320mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***227422mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***74124mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD **80618mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***253310mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4b ***90114mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **53014mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyD **26012mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **19916mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***171316mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***135316mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **72126mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***117622mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 19616mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a **101422mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***65516mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a **97014mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **122816mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **120916mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *150614mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***223220mStanage North
The PinionHVD **48916mStanage North
The ArielVD *46916mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c **66012mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **66812mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **62112mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *9038mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD 6988mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyVD *23810mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 65410mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *74612mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **108614mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***223516mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHVD 13212mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **8258mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4718mBurbage North
Amazon CrackVS 4b ***125012mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***129810mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **80210mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14914mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***40614mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***84210mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c **44522mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b *15824mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD **31824mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***135122mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***120620mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***149720mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **101627m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***71522mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b **14522mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***115026m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **154224m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***129832mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *26235mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **105528mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *39620mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***151622mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD ***74828mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***125522mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **51320mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4c *114210mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *134810mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1495?Lawrencefield
North ClimbS 4a *98812mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***243114mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4c **300112mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***100912mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *15812mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3a ***322016mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***301618mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***286812mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***126020m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **153016mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **141916mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD *124714mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c **191612mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***226914mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***79716mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***61511mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b **69320mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***98015mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***89112mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **20212mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c **33420mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***46021mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***23625mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectVS 4b **37125mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackVD **73618mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackHD *3891mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b ***188012mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **205614mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***155414mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***131116mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *63912mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **100816mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD **58614mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c ***210412mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a ***90314mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **154814mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a **59714mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **95512mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 117?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *67012mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4b **119714mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a 27912mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b **60014mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyS *52412mBirchen Edge
The FunnelHD **47212mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **80814mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **41614mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***62616mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5a ***69030m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **42118mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***41020m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***19722mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **32010mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteS 4a **15930mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3026mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **19326mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***75?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *233?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 192?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***45412mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***53616mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **43126m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***27518mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***51918mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***24928mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***30324mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **11618mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *46030m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***65238m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **8718mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***17518mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***178540m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **15924mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***84232mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **13528mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8618mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **107210mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **62816mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***184224mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***130828mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **100324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***83024mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***159730m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **59224m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***80218mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***188122m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *32514mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***132622m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **68418mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***19016mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***28214mThe Five Clouds
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