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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 *1427mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *198mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *409mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *639mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **33011mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerS 4a *4329mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *75611mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *74311mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerMVS 4b **69411mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerHVD *6969mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***83612mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **41712mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *429mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD **26112mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **37316mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***96415mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***14012mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *17812mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 358mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4168mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6068mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3828mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***48011mBrimham 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 ***100?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***330?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***547?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c ***378?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **190?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *244?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b **3035m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***154?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***245?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbVS 4b *130?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *196?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *35?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **332?Crookrise
Long ClimbVS 4b ***344?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD 67?Crookrise
Flake WallVS 4b *125?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **70?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *33?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a *107?Crookrise
RushlightS 119?Crookrise
President's SlabHD ***566?Rylstone
Dental slabS ***534?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **85715mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsS 4a **200514mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD *137212mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 9211mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 17511mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 28?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c 24712mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *27110mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **152910mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***79715mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD ***25618mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***39618mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***30417mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***79117mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c **77815mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **33314mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **272?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *111?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *84?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *18520mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***28628m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***625?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **38418mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **36315mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *563?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***78815mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *54?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***286?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **64?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***139?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***10717mEarl Crag
Tiger WallMVS 4b ***193?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b **263?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 264?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *29?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD *137?Widdop
Krypton RouteMS *80?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD 19?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***57?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **10812mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***5914mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *4812mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***4920mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***14818mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2518mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***28118mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **17718mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *548mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *6610mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***16735m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***12318mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4016mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **12820mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***26826mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **17224mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***21920mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7720mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **5060mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***8916mKinder 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 ***13518mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *49912mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *37310mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **78112mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **74712mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *8412mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **52012mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 21412mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *58012mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **61412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***83512mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2008mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 568mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***52514mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 17714mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *9928mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 64010mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **103610mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *105210mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *122010mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **148810mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *79010mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **173612mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *20910mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 47510mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 36412mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *57410mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***67514mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *12214mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***68312mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **25114mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **34212mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **19422mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***145720mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***101014mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD *5589mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **17620mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4428mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***22920mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***24916mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *15914mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **130414mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **46114mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***55120mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***133514mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackS 4b *2338mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c *57210mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***127912mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***88014mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *45610mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **89310mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaS 4a 508mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabD *163812mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **263714mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***243616mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***280516mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **180614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***73616mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***280514mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***200018mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **152118mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **34520mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***65418mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD ***414824mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *48316mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***319314mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **222310mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4b 23710mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *33110mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *56710mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4a **201314mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c ***238916mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***343616mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***254116mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***316518mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *46114mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***208522mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***251422mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***86120mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD **25116mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **62614mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3646mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD **65314mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **51814mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **65418mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveVD **64618mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***149720mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***232822mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***76324mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD **82718mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***259710mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4b ***92914mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **54314mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyD **26712mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **20516mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***176316mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***138516mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **73426mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***120922mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 20116mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a **103522mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***66716mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a **99314mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **127416mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **125416mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *154614mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***230420mStanage North
The PinionHVD **50716mStanage North
The ArielVD *47916mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c **67112mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **68112mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **63512mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *9138mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD 7098mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyVD *24410mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 67310mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *76212mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **110514mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***227516mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHVD 13912mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **8378mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4798mBurbage North
Amazon CrackVS 4b ***126812mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***131410mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **81910mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***15314mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***41114mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***86310mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c **45422mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b *16024mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD **31924mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***138722mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***123720mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***154420mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **104027m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***73422mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b **15022mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***118926m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **158424m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***133432mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *26535mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **107728mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *40220mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***153522mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD ***75928mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***127722mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **52320mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4c *115110mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *136510mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1518?Lawrencefield
North ClimbS 4a *100112mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***246014mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4c **304312mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***102612mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *16112mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3a ***327716mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***306518mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***290112mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***129020m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **155916mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **144216mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD *127514mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c **194912mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***231014mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***82516mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***63211mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b **70320mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***100915mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***91712mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **20512mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c **33620mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***46421mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***24225mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectVS 4b **37825mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackVD **74718mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackHD *3941mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b ***190912mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **209014mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***158014mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***133816mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *64612mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **102816mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD **59814mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c ***215112mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a ***92114mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **157714mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a **60214mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **98212mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 118?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *67912mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4b **121414mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a 28212mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b **60914mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyS *52712mBirchen Edge
The FunnelHD **48012mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **82414mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **42314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***64516mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5a ***70930m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **42618mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***41720m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***19922mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **32410mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteS 4a **16130mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3026mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **19726mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***75?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *234?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 195?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***46212mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***54616mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **44226m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***28618mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***54518mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***25828mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***30824mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **12118mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *47730m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***67738m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **9218mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***18218mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***183140m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **15924mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***87232mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **14128mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8918mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **109510mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **63916mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***187324mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***133028mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **102524mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***85424mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***163430m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **60124m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***81918mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***191822m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *33414mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***135522m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **69718mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***19616mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***29014mThe Five Clouds
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