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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 *1447mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *198mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *409mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *679mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **33111mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerS 4a *4359mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *76511mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *74911mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerMVS 4b **69811mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerHVD *7039mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***85112mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **42112mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *429mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD **26312mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **37916mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***98215mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***14112mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *17812mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 358mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4248mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6158mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3908mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***49311mBrimham 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 ***101?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***339?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***562?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c ***388?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **190?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *250?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b **3035m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***155?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***249?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbVS 4b *131?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *200?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *39?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **347?Crookrise
Long ClimbVS 4b ***352?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD 68?Crookrise
Flake WallVS 4b *128?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **70?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *33?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a *109?Crookrise
RushlightS 120?Crookrise
President's SlabHD ***575?Rylstone
Dental slabS ***541?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **87515mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsS 4a **204514mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD *139212mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 9311mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 17511mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 28?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c 25512mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *27410mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **155810mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***80915mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD ***26118mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***40818mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***30517mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***80217mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c **79415mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **33814mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **274?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *112?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *84?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *18720mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***29028m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***630?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **38618mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **36415mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *566?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***79415mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *55?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***290?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **64?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***139?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***10817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallMVS 4b ***193?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b **265?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 266?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *29?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD *137?Widdop
Krypton RouteMS *81?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD 19?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***57?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **11312mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***6314mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *4812mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***5220mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***15118mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2518mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***28618mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **18018mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *558mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *6710mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***17435m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***12618mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4216mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **13320mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***27126mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **17824mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***22220mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7720mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **5060mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***9316mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *1816mKinder 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 *1618mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **920mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***4218mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***13718mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *50812mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *38110mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **79212mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **75912mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *8912mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **52812mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 21712mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *59312mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **62612mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***84912mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2098mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 588mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***54114mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 18114mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *9988mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 64810mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **105510mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *106510mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *123410mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **151910mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *80010mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **176212mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *21610mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 48110mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 36912mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *58310mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***68714mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *12314mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***69912mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **25814mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **35412mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **19522mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***146920mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***101814mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD *5619mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **17820mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4728mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***24020mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***25716mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *16114mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **132914mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **46614mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***55420mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***136614mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackS 4b *2388mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c *58810mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***130612mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***90014mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *46210mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **91610mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaS 4a 508mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabD *165712mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **267914mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***247216mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***284516mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **184114mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***74116mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***284514mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***202018mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **154318mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **35220mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***66218mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD ***419624mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *48516mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***324114mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **225510mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4b 23910mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *33310mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *57310mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4a **204914mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c ***242616mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***350416mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***258116mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***321318mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *46314mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***211822mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***255822mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***87420mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD **25216mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **63814mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3696mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD **66314mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **52714mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **66818mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveVD **65518mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***152020mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***236522mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***77524mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD **83018mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***262910mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4b ***94414mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **55114mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyD **27012mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **20816mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***178916mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***141316mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **74326mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***122822mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 20416mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a **104722mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***68516mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a **101414mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **129816mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **127916mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *156514mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***235120mStanage North
The PinionHVD **51616mStanage North
The ArielVD *48816mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c **67912mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **69212mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **64812mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *9288mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD 7198mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyVD *24710mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 68310mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *77012mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **112014mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***231416mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHVD 14012mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **8468mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4828mBurbage North
Amazon CrackVS 4b ***129212mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***134410mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **83810mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***16014mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***42014mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***88510mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c **46222mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b *16024mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD **32124mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***141922mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***126120mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***156520mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **105727m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***74522mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b **15222mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***121326m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **161624m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***136132mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *26735mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **110428mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *41320mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***155022mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD ***76628mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***130222mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **54020mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4c *116310mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *137710mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1533?Lawrencefield
North ClimbS 4a *101612mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***248414mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4c **308412mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***104712mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *16412mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3a ***331716mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***311418mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***293512mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***131820m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **157516mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **145716mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD *130214mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c **197012mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***235514mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***84916mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***64611mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b **71920mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***101815mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***93412mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **20912mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c **33820mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***47421mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***24625mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectVS 4b **38225mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackVD **75218mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackHD *3971mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b ***193712mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **212914mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***159514mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***136216mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *65412mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **104716mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD **60414mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c ***218012mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a ***92514mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **160514mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a **60614mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **99712mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 121?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *68512mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4b **122314mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a 28412mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b **61314mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyS *53312mBirchen Edge
The FunnelHD **48412mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **83014mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **42714mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***64916mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5a ***71630m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **43518mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***42420m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***20122mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **33110mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteS 4a **16230mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3126mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **19726mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***77?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *237?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 197?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***46612mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***55216mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **45326m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***29318mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***56018mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***27128mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***32224mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **12518mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *49430m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***70138m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **9818mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***19518mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***186140m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **16124mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***88632mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **14228mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **9018mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **111110mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **65516mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***190424mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***134128mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **104724mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***87124mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***166230m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **60724m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***82718mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***195122m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *33814mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***138522m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **70818mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***20416mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***29614mThe Five Clouds
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