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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 *1287mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *188mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *389mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *619mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **31111mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerS 4a *4079mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *72511mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *70811mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerMVS 4b **66211mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerHVD *6469mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***78112mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **38712mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *429mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD **24612mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **35816mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***90615mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***13612mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *17212mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 338mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *3928mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **5708mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3618mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***45311mBrimham 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 ***312?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***522?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c ***357?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **182?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *229?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b **2835m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***146?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***239?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbVS 4b *125?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *185?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *33?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **305?Crookrise
Long ClimbVS 4b ***329?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD 62?Crookrise
Flake WallVS 4b *114?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **61?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *28?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a *101?Crookrise
RushlightS 112?Crookrise
President's SlabHD ***528?Rylstone
Dental slabS ***489?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **81315mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsS 4a **190014mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD *130412mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 9011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 16911mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 25?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c 23512mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *26210mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **145110mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***75215mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD ***24118mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***36618mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***29617mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***73117mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c **72415mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **31114mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **261?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *108?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *82?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *17820mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***27528m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1715mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***592?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **36918mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **34815mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *542?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***74915mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *50?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***266?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **60?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***129?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***10317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallMVS 4b ***182?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b **247?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 247?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *25?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 19?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD *130?Widdop
Krypton RouteMS *74?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD 15?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***50?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **10312mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***5714mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *4612mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***4520mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***14418mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2418mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***26918mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **17118mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *528mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *6310mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***15735m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***11718mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *3916mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **12320mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***24826mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **16824mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***19820mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7420mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **4860mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***8316mKinder 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 ***4118mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***12518mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1612mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *47312mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *35510mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **72612mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **70412mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *7712mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **48212mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 20812mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *53712mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **57012mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***79112mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *1908mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 538mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***49114mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 16514mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *9478mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 61610mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **98710mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *99710mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *115210mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **140710mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *76110mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **163912mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *19710mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 46410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 34912mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *55210mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***61514mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *11714mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***63012mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **22314mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **31012mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **18822mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***136920mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***93714mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD *5289mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **16820mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4328mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***21120mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *2814mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***23216mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *14914mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **121914mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **43914mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***51120mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***122614mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackS 4b *2218mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c *53510mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***118612mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***83014mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *42710mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **82910mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaS 4a 488mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabD *155712mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **244014mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***230416mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***264816mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **169714mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***71516mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***265114mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***192418mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **145718mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **33020mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***60918mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD ***390824mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *45516mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***301014mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **209510mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4b 23210mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *31510mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *54610mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4a **194614mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c ***224616mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***322816mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***239516mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***298118mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *43214mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***195622mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***233022mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***79820mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectVD **24516mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **56114mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3436mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD **61814mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **48414mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **59818mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveVD **60818mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***141120mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***216522mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***71824mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD **77218mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***242410mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4b ***85214mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **50714mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyD **25312mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **19616mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***164416mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***129516mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **69126mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***113822mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 19016mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a **99122mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***63416mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a **93014mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **115416mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **115216mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *143614mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***212320mStanage North
The PinionHVD **47416mStanage North
The ArielHVD *45216mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c **64012mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **64712mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **59212mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *8858mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD 6718mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyVD *23310mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 63010mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *72012mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **105014mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***215316mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHVD 12812mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **8048mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4638mBurbage North
Amazon CrackVS 4b ***120512mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***123610mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **77210mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14914mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***39414mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***80810mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c **42922mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b *15224mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD **30824mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***126522mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***114120mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***140420mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **95627m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***67422mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b **13922mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***108326m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **147124m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***123032mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *25835mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **100628mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *37520mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***144922mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD ***72828mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***119522mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **47720mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4c *109410mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *129310mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1435?Lawrencefield
North ClimbS 4a *95512mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***235514mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4c **290612mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***97112mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *15312mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3a ***311916mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***289918mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***277912mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***123320m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **148116mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **137416mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD *120214mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c **185212mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***217314mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***77016mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***59111mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b **66020mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***94015mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***86112mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **19612mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c **32420mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***44321mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***23425mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectVS 4b **35725mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackVD **70218mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackHD *3821mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b ***183012mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **200114mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***151214mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***127716mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *62312mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **97216mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD **57314mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c ***202512mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a ***88014mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **149314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a **58114mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **91712mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 115?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *64312mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4b **115114mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a 26412mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b **57614mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyS *50212mBirchen Edge
The FunnelHD **45912mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **77714mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **40014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***59216mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5a ***66230m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **40818mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***39520m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***19122mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **30810mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteS 4a **15430mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *2926mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **18726mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***75?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *227?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 187?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***43612mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***51716mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **42126m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***26518mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***50318mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***24228mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***29424mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **11518mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *45730m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***64538m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **8618mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***17218mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***172140m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **14824mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***82132mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **12528mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8018mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **102310mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **61416mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***178824mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***127828mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **97224mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***80224mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***155230m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **56624m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***77318mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenS 4a ***182422m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *31314mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***129022m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **65518mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***18216mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***27014mThe Five Clouds
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