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© Al Davidson, Nov 2010

'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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1Dancing BearHVD *1207mBrimham Rocks
2Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *168mBrimham Rocks
3The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *369mBrimham Rocks
4Cannon RouteD *599mBrimham Rocks
5MalojaVS 4c **29011mBrimham Rocks
6Old CornerS 4a *3799mBrimham Rocks
7Heather WallS 4a *67511mBrimham Rocks
8Great SlabHVD 3c *65711mBrimham Rocks
9Cubic CornerMVS 4b **62011mBrimham Rocks
10Cracked CornerHVD *5989mBrimham Rocks
11Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***72812mBrimham Rocks
12Central CrackVS 5a **35012mBrimham Rocks
13Druid's ChimneyS 3c *389mBrimham Rocks
14President's ProgressHVD **23412mBrimham Rocks
15Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **33416mBrimham Rocks
16Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***84915mBrimham Rocks
17Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***12712mBrimham Rocks
18Slippery CrackVS 4b *16412mBrimham Rocks
19Last CrackHS 4b 328mBrimham Rocks
20Fag EndS 4a *3618mBrimham Rocks
21Fag SlabS 4a **5258mBrimham Rocks
22Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3368mBrimham Rocks
23Allan's CrackVS 4c ***42211mBrimham Rocks
24Simple SimonS 4b **41?Simons Seat
25Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *5?Simons Seat
26Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 123mSimons Seat
27Turret CrackVS 5a **1020m• 2Simons Seat
28Arete DirectVS 4c ***93?Simons Seat
29Nose ClimbS 4a ***295?Eastby Crag
30Eastby ButtressVD ***491?Eastby Crag
31Pillar RibVS 4c ***330?Eastby Crag
32Whaup EdgeVS 4b **168?Eastby Crag
33The PadderE1 5b *213?Eastby Crag
34SwastikaHVS 5b **2635m• 2Eastby Crag
35Pillar FrontE2 5b ***130?Eastby Crag
36The SoleHVS 5b ***226?Crookrise
37West Wall ClimbVS 4b *115?Crookrise
38Craven CrackVS 4c *176?Crookrise
39Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *31?Crookrise
40Arsenic SlabS 4a **276?Crookrise
41Long ClimbVS 4b ***302?Crookrise
42Open ChimneyVD 59?Crookrise
43Flake WallVS 4b *95?Crookrise
44Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **55?Crookrise
45Chimney ButtressHS 4b *24?Crookrise
46CreaseVS 5a *91?Crookrise
47RushlightS 102?Crookrise
48President's SlabHD ***493?Rylstone
49Dental slabS ***449?Rylstone
50Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **75915mAlmscliff
51Fluted ColumnsS 4a **176714mAlmscliff
52Low Man Easy WayD *121512mAlmscliff
53Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 8711mAlmscliff
54South ChimneyVD 4a 15811mAlmscliff
55CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 23?Almscliff
56Stomach TraverseVS 4c 22212mAlmscliff
57Central CrackHS 4b *25110mAlmscliff
58Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
59Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **134310mAlmscliff
60Great WesternHVS 5a ***68715mAlmscliff
61Long ChimneyHVD ***23418mAlmscliff
62Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***34118mAlmscliff
63Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***28117mAlmscliff
64Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***66017mAlmscliff
65Central ClimbVS 4c **67115mAlmscliff
66Z ClimbVS 4c **28814mAlmscliff
67Pedestal WallS 4a **252?Caley Crags
68Rib and SlabVS 4c *103?Caley Crags
69Square ChimneyHVD *80?Caley Crags
70Zig-ZagS 4a *16820mCaley Crags
71A ClimbS 4b ***25628m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
72Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1715mIlkley (Cow and...
73WalewskaVS 4c ***555?Ilkley (Cow and...
74JosephineHS 4b **35518mIlkley (Cow and...
75Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **33115mIlkley (Cow and...
76Fairy StepsHVD *517?Ilkley (Cow and...
77S CrackVS 4c ***68715mIlkley (Cow and...
78Stiction ChimneyVD 48?Ilkley (Rocky...
79The Flake ClimbS 4a ***250?Ilkley (Rocky...
80Spread-eagleHS 4b **58?Ilkley (Rocky...
81Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***122?Ilkley (Rocky...
82Earl CrackVS 4c ***9917mEarl Crag
83Tiger WallMVS 4b ***175?Earl Crag
84Fairy StepsHS 4b **232?Heptonstall
85Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 234?Heptonstall
86Cave CrackVS 4c *23?Widdop
87Curving CrackVS 5a 19?Widdop
88Ordinary RouteVD *127?Widdop
89Krypton RouteMS *70?Widdop
90Purgatory ChimneyVD 14?Widdop
91Artificial RouteVS 4c ***48?Widdop
92Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **8812mWimberry Rocks
93Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***5414mWimberry Rocks
94Overhang ChimneyVD *3612mWimberry Rocks
95The TridentHVS 5a ***4420mWimberry Rocks
96Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***13618mWimberry Rocks
97Starvation ChimneyHVD **2418mWimberry Rocks
98Route 1HS 4b ***25518mWimberry Rocks
99Route IIVS 5a **15918mWimberry Rocks
100Twin CracksS 4a *528mWimberry Rocks
101Slab ClimbHVD *6010mWimberry Rocks
102Long ClimbS 4a ***14435m• 2Laddow Rocks
103Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
104Tower FaceVS 5a ***10818mLaddow Rocks
105North ClimbVD *3516mLaddow Rocks
106Atherton BrothersS 4a **11320mShining Clough Rocks
107Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***22826mShining Clough Rocks
108Via PrincipiaS 4a **14824mShining Clough Rocks
109Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***18020mShining Clough Rocks
110Stable CracksVS 4b **6920mShining Clough Rocks
111Downfall ClimbM **4760mKinder Scout...
112Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
113ZigzagVD ***7516mKinder Scout...
114Left Fork ChimneyD *1616mKinder Scout...
115Professor's Chimney DirectVD *514mKinder Scout...
116The Great ChimneyHS 4b ***2518mKinder Scout...
117Central ChimneyD *-30mKinder Scout...
118Great SlabS 4a *224mKinder Scout...
119Morrison's RouteS 4a *1318mKinder Southern...
120Hartley's RouteE1 5b **920mKinder Southern...
121Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***3818mKinder Southern...
122Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***11518mKinder Southern...
123Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1612mKinder Southern...
124The NithinS 4a *44112mCastle Naze
125The FlywalkS 4a *32710mCastle Naze
126The NicheS 4a **67512mCastle Naze
127StudioHS 4b **67012mCastle Naze
128A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *7412mCastle Naze
129Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **45112mCastle Naze
130Little PillarVS 4b 19312mCastle Naze
131Keep CornerS 4a *50212mCastle Naze
132Keep AreteVS 4b **53212mCastle Naze
133Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***74412mCastle Naze
134Footstool RightHVD 4a *1748mCastle Naze
135Deep ChimneyVD 468mCastle Naze
136The CrackVS 4b ***46014mCastle Naze
137Long ClimbVD 15214mCastle Naze
138The StaircaseM *8788mWindgather Rocks
139North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 57510mWindgather Rocks
140Green CrackS 4a **91510mWindgather Rocks
141Wall ClimbHVD *91710mWindgather Rocks
142Chockstone ChimneyD *106310mWindgather Rocks
143Mississippi CrackS 4a **129810mWindgather Rocks
144Middle Buttress AreteVD *69010mWindgather Rocks
145High Buttress AreteD **151312mWindgather Rocks
146High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *17510mWindgather Rocks
147Route 2VS 4b 42010mWindgather Rocks
148Route 1HS 4a 31712mWindgather Rocks
149South CrackD *51110mWindgather Rocks
150HimmelswillenVS 4c ***56414mWharncliffe Crags
151TeufelswegD *10914mWharncliffe Crags
152Tower FaceHS 4b ***58912mWharncliffe Crags
153Hell GateVD **20214mWharncliffe Crags
154Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **29112mWharncliffe Crags
155The Spiral RouteVS 4c **17328mRivelin Edge
156Croton OilHVS 5a ***128020mRivelin Edge
157Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***86216mRivelin Edge
158David's ChimneyVD *49210mRivelin Edge
159Dovestones WallVD **15920mDovestone Tor
160Brown WindsorVS 4b *3928mDovestone Tor
161Great ButtressHVS 5a ***19420mDovestone Tor
162Wind TunnelM *2814mDovestone Tor
163Route 1VS 4c ***21616mDovestone Tor
164Deep CleftM *14014mBamford Edge
165Bamford WallS 4a **111614mBamford Edge
166The Happy WandererHVS 5a **40114mBamford Edge
167Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***48120mBamford Edge
168Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***112014mBamford Edge
169Sandy CrackS 4b *2018mBamford Edge
170Curving CrackVS 4c *48910mBamford Edge
171Brown's CrackHS 4b ***106912mBamford Edge
172Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***76814mBamford Edge
173Recess CrackVD *39710mBamford Edge
174Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **76310mBamford Edge
175Hasta La VistaS 4a 448mBamford Edge
176Grotto SlabD *144112mStanage Popular
177Heather WallVS 4c **221014mStanage Popular
178Crack and CornerS 4b ***209816mStanage Popular
179Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***241216mStanage Popular
180Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **153314mStanage Popular
181Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***63316mStanage Popular
182Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***240814mStanage Popular
183Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***175518mStanage Popular
184Castle CrackHS 4b **129618mStanage Popular
185Castle ChimneyM **28920mStanage Popular
186The TipplerE1 5b ***55018mStanage Popular
187Flying ButtressHVD ***360024mStanage Popular
188Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *42116mStanage Popular
189Hollybush CrackVD ***278614mStanage Popular
190Via MediaVS 4c **189810mStanage Popular
191Green CrackVS 4b 20010mStanage Popular
192Rugosity WallHVS 5c *28810mStanage Popular
193Rusty CrackHVS 5c *51410mStanage Popular
194Right-hand TrinityS 4a **179414mStanage Popular
195Central TrinityVS 4c ***207316mStanage Popular
196Christmas CrackHS 4a ***295516mStanage Popular
197April CrackHS 4b ***218016mStanage Popular
198Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***274018mStanage Popular
199Pedestal ChimneyD *40214mStanage Popular
200Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***178122mStanage Popular
201Inverted VVS 4b ***215422mStanage Popular
202Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***72620mStanage Popular
203Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectVD **22916mStanage Popular
204Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **52514mStanage Popular
205Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3136mStanage Popular
206Right Twin ChimneyVD **56914mStanage Popular
207Left Twin ChimneyD **44614mStanage Popular
208Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **53618mStanage Popular
209Crack and CaveVD **56018mStanage Popular
210Balcony ButtressS 4a ***127820mStanage Popular
211Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***198822mStanage Popular
212Congo CornerHVS 5b ***66724mStanage Popular
213Mississippi ChimneyVD **72418mStanage Popular
214Heaven CrackVD ***223010mStanage Popular
215Hell CrackVS 4b ***78714mStanage Popular
216Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **46614mStanage Popular
217Devil's ChimneyD **23012mStanage Popular
218Curving ChimneyVD **17016mStanage Plantation
219The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***152416mStanage Plantation
220The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***120916mStanage Plantation
221Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **64326mStanage Plantation
222Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***106422mStanage Plantation
223Wall End CrackS 4a 17216mStanage Plantation
224Wall End SlabVS 5a **93022mStanage Plantation
225Fern CrackVS 4c ***59016mStanage Plantation
226Eric's EliminateS 4a **85714mStanage High Neb
227Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **107216mStanage High Neb
228Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **108216mStanage High Neb
229Tango CrackVD *135114mStanage High Neb
230High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***198420mStanage High Neb
231The PinionHVD **43916mStanage End
232The ArielHVD *42216mStanage End
233The Green StreakVS 4c **60512mStanage End
234Prospero's ClimbVD **61012mStanage End
235The Crab CrawlS 4a **55312mStanage End
236Black SlabVS 4b *8438mBurbage North
237Black Slab VariationD 6348mBurbage North
238Sentinel ChimneyVD *22210mBurbage North
239Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 58310mBurbage North
240Green CrackVD *67312mBurbage North
241Hollyash CrackVS 4b **95814mBurbage North
242Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***201616mBurbage North
243The Big ChimneyHVD 11712mBurbage North
244Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **7538mBurbage North
245Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4348mBurbage North
246Amazon Crack (Burbage)VS 4b ***112812mBurbage North
247Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***116510mBurbage North
248Greeny CrackVS 4b **72010mBurbage North
249Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14014mBurbage South Edge
250Byne's CrackVS 4b ***37314mBurbage South Edge
251The FileVS 4c ***73110mHiggar Tor
252GimcrackVS 4c **40422mMillstone Edge
253SkywalkVS 4b *14224mMillstone Edge
254Brixton RoadVD **29324mMillstone Edge
255The MallVS 4c ***118522mMillstone Edge
256Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***106320mMillstone Edge
257Bond StreetHVS 5a ***128620mMillstone Edge
258Covent GardenVS 4b **88727m• 2Millstone Edge
259Embankment 4E1 5b **62622mMillstone Edge
260Time For Tea OriginalE1 5b **12722mMillstone Edge
261Embankment 3E1 5b ***100026m• 2Millstone Edge
262Embankment 2VS 4c **137124m• 2Millstone Edge
263Great North RoadHVS 5a ***114032mMillstone Edge
264The ScoopD *24435mMillstone Edge
265Great Slab (Millstone)HS 4b **94728mMillstone Edge
266SveltHVS 5a *35920mMillstone Edge
267Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***135122mLawrencefield
268Pulpit GrooveVD ***68828mLawrencefield
269Great HarryVS 4c ***110922mLawrencefield
270ExcaliburVS 4c **43020mLawrencefield
271GingerbreadVS 4c *103410mLawrencefield
272MeringueHVS 5a *121310mLawrencefield
273Snail CrackVD *1324?Lawrencefield
274North ClimbS 4a *89212mFroggatt Edge
275Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***220514mFroggatt Edge
276Sunset CrackHS 4c **272312mFroggatt Edge
277Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***90412mFroggatt Edge
278Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *14812mFroggatt Edge
279Heather WallHVD 3a ***290116mFroggatt Edge
280Tody's WallHVS 5a ***271318mFroggatt Edge
281Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***258512mFroggatt Edge
282ValkyrieHVS 5a ***115120m• 2Froggatt Edge
283Slab RecessD **138816mFroggatt Edge
284Allen's SlabS 4a **128616mFroggatt Edge
285TrapezeVD *111114mFroggatt Edge
286Trapeze DirectVS 4c **174212mFroggatt Edge
287Green GutHS 4a ***203514mFroggatt Edge
288PeapodHVS 5b ***71618mCurbar Edge
289MaupassantHVS 5a **53810mCurbar Edge
290Bel AmiVS 4b **61816mCurbar Edge
291P.M.C.1HS 4a ***87816mCurbar Edge
292Avalanche WallHVS 5a **79212mCurbar Edge
293Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***18012mCurbar Edge
294The BrainVS 4c **30018mCurbar Edge
295Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***42422mGardoms Edge
296Eye of FaithE1 5c **22620mGardoms Edge
297Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4a **33622mGardoms Edge
298N.M.C. CrackHVD ***65914mGardoms Edge
299Apple CrackVD **36516mGardoms Edge
300Trafalgar WallS 4b ***172412mBirchen Edge
301Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **186314mBirchen Edge
302Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***142014mBirchen Edge
303Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***121416mBirchen Edge
304The ChainS 4a *57912mBirchen Edge
305The PromenadeD **91916mBirchen Edge
306Monument ChimneyD **54214mBirchen Edge
307TopsailVS 4c ***190212mBirchen Edge
308Sail ChimneyS 4a ***83114mBirchen Edge
309Sail ButtressHS 4b **140414mBirchen Edge
310Nelson's SlabHS 5a **53814mBirchen Edge
311Porthole DirectVS 4c **87112mBirchen Edge
312Captain's CrawlM 107?Birchen Edge
313Captain's BunkHS 4b *60712mBirchen Edge
314Emma's DilemmaS 4b **106814mBirchen Edge
315Victory GullyS 4a 24712mBirchen Edge
316Victory CrackHS 4b **52014mBirchen Edge
317Kiss Me HardyS *47212mBirchen Edge
318The FunnelHD **43812mBirchen Edge
319The Crow's NestVS 4c **72714mBirchen Edge
320Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **38014mBirchen Edge
321Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***55716mBirchen Edge
322Suicide WallHVS 5a ***61230m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
323Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **37418mBlack Rocks
324Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***36920m• 2Black Rocks
325Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***17422mBlack Rocks
326Stonnis CrackHS 4b **29110mBlack Rocks
327Stonnis AreteS 4a **13530mBlack Rocks
328Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *2526mBlack Rocks
329Queen's Parlour GullyVD **16826mBlack Rocks
330Great CrackHVS 5a ***65?Duke's Quarry
331Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *205?Black Rocks
332Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 171?Black Rocks
333Phallic CrackS 4a ***40812mRamshaw Rocks
334BoomerangVD ***48216mRamshaw Rocks
335The AreteVD **40126m• 2Hen Cloud
336Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***24718mHen Cloud
337Great ChimneyS 4a ***46918mHen Cloud
338Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***22728mHen Cloud
339Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***27024mHen Cloud
340Rib ChimneyS 4a **10518mHen Cloud
341K2S 4b *42430m• 2Hen Cloud
342Central ClimbVS 4c ***60838m• 3Hen Cloud
343Reunion CrackVS 4c **7818mHen Cloud
344DelstreeHVS 5a ***16118mHen Cloud
345ValkyrieVS 4c ***159240m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
346MatineeHVS 5b **13824mRoaches Lower Tier
347Via DolorosaVS 4c ***77532mRoaches Lower Tier
348Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **11928mRoaches Lower Tier
349Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8018mRoaches Lower Tier
350YongHVD 4a **95810mRoaches Lower Tier
351Central RouteVS 4b **57416mRoaches Upper Tier
352Right RouteVD ***167824mRoaches Upper Tier
353Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***120528mRoaches Upper Tier
354Technical SlabHS 4a **88124mRoaches Upper Tier
355Black VelvetHVD 4a ***73324mRoaches Upper Tier
356Black and TansS 4a ***144130m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
357Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **52624m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
358Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***71618mRoaches Upper Tier
359Maud's GardenS 4a ***167322m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
360Beckermet SlabS 4b *29614mRoaches Upper Tier
361Inverted StaircaseD ***121322m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
362Fern CrackS 4b **61218mRoaches Upper Tier
363Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***17216mThe Five Clouds
364RubberneckHVS 5a ***25814mThe Five Clouds
15 e, 716 stars225,8625,178m• 384