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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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Dancing BearHVD *1677mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *268mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *459mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *759mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **38011mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4679mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *83911mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *80511mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **76911mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7629mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***95512mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **47512mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *499mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *29412mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **44116mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***111615mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17412mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *20112mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 418mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4698mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6748mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4438mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***57311mBrimham 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 ***133?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***384?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***639?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **440?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **218?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *295?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3435m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***181?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***290?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 ***647?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***634?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **99915mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***229814mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **153312mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 11511mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 19111mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 32?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *29312mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *30910mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2718mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **174610mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***110215mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **30518mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***48118mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***39717mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***99417mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***90215mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **39914mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **303?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *116?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *89?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19720mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***33528m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***723?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **44018mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **40515mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *607?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***88515mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *63?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***333?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **67?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***169?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***13817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***225?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***311?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***320?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **146?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *98?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***60?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **13712mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***9714mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5212mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***8720mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***18218mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **3218mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***33918mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **21118mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *698mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7610mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***21535m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2918mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***16718mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4316mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **16320mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***35626mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **22424mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***30320mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **9520mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **6560mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1540mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***15616mKinder 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 ***17818mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *54512mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *41910mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **88412mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **84112mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *10112mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **59312mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 24012mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *65812mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **70012mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***98812mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2338mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 658mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***62614mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 19514mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *11018mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 71910mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **119910mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *117610mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *137710mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **173010mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *90810mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **198212mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *25510mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 53710mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 41912mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *64610mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***82014mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *13114mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***81012mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **28714mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **40712mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **21922mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***171520mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***117114mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **6279mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **19620mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *5028mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***31520mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***30516mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *16814mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **152014mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **55214mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***66320mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***178114mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2678mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **67010mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***153312mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***107714mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *51210mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **104810mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 528mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *181712mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **310014mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***281416mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***326216mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **213414mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **86416mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***330814mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **232018mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **173818mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **42120mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***89618mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***475824mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *53616mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***370514mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **251210mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *25210mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *35710mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *63010mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **228914mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **274516mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***404116mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***295116mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***373418mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *50514mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***248322mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***294422mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***107220mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *28616mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **74814mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***4346mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *74914mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **60714mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **78118mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **76818mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***175220mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***279022mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***97424mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *93718mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***306710mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***114414mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **66614mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **31812mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **24016mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***232416mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***190216mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **87626mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***160322mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 22916mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***119222mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***83816mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *112114mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***146716mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **139716mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *171814mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***271620mStanage North
The PinionHVD *56816mStanage North
The ArielVD **54016mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *76612mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **76112mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **72412mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *10178mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *7928mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *27410mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *75610mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *86112mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **127114mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***267216mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *14912mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **9548mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5428mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***151412mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***166710mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **96710mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***21314mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***51414mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***129110mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *50822mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16224mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *35024mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***166022mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***148520mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***187520mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **120027m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***88622mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***20422mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***145526m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **185324m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***171732mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *29835mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **123028mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *46620mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***176322mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **89128mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***150422mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **63620mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *128510mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *149010mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1700?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *111212mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***279714mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **339012mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***122612mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *17112mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***365516mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***352818mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***339412mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***167920m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **172116mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **161516mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **141514mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *215112mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***261014mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***114916mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***75711mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***82420mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***118315mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **106812mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***28712mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***40420mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***61721mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***29725mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **43725mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***84918mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4451mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **217012mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *235214mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **177314mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **155216mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *73712mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **115116mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *66714mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **245612mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **106614mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **179814mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *68914mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **111912mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 146?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *75212mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *135114mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *30712mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *68214mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *59512mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *53112mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **92714mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **49314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***77216mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***91630m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **47718mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***47820m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***23522mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **38710mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArÍteHVD 4a **17430mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3226mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **21626mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***11525mDuke's Quarry
Route 1V0 *248?Black Rocks
Route 2V0+ *202?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***52912mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***62316mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **53126m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***35418mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***65218mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***34028mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***41524mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **15118mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *56430m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***82338m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **11518mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***21118mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***250040m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **24724mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***111532mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **16728mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **9518mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **123210mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **73416mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***211824mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***151928mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **122424mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***102724mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***191430m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **66924m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***102518mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***219022m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *37814mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***155822m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **78918mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***23816mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***36814mThe Five Clouds
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