"Go in Damn It" Climber placing gear on Hargreaves' Original, Stanage.
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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 *1317mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *188mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *399mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *629mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **31611mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerS 4a *4179mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *73711mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *72311mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerMVS 4b **67311mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerHVD *6559mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***80012mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **39512mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *429mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD **25012mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **36116mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***93615mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***13712mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *17312mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 348mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *3978mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **5828mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3708mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***46111mBrimham 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 ***324?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***529?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c ***365?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **186?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *235?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b **2935m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***148?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***243?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbVS 4b *126?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *190?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *33?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **312?Crookrise
Long ClimbVS 4b ***335?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD 64?Crookrise
Flake WallVS 4b *119?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **63?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *28?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a *104?Crookrise
RushlightS 113?Crookrise
President's SlabHD ***538?Rylstone
Dental slabS ***500?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **82615mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsS 4a **193514mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD *133212mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 9211mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 17011mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 25?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c 23812mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *26310mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **147410mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***76115mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD ***24218mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***37118mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***30017mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***74717mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c **74115mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **31714mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **267?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *111?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *84?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *18120mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***27828m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1715mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***604?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **37218mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **35215mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *549?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***76315mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *50?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***269?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **60?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***132?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***10317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallMVS 4b ***183?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b **253?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 255?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *28?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 22?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD *133?Widdop
Krypton RouteMS *78?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD 18?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***54?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **10412mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***5714mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *4712mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***4520mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***14718mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2518mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***27218mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **17218mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *528mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *6410mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***15835m• 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 ***25126mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **16824mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***19920mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7420mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **4960mKinder 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 ***12618mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1612mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *47912mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *36110mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **74212mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **71512mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *7812mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **49012mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 21012mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *54912mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **58012mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***80012mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *1918mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 548mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***49914mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 17214mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *9678mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 62610mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **100210mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *102210mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *117310mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **144410mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *76910mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **167712mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *19910mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 47010mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 35512mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *56210mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***63614mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *11914mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***65112mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **23614mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **32212mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **19122mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***139220mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***96814mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD *5469mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **17020mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4328mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***21220mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *2914mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***23416mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *15414mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **124914mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **44514mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***52220mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***126414mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackS 4b *2278mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c *54910mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***121812mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***84314mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *44010mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **85210mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaS 4a 488mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabD *158412mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **249714mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***233916mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***268816mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **173314mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***72116mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***270414mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***195518mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **147718mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **33020mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***61818mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD ***399224mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *46516mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***305814mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **212010mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4b 23210mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *31710mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *54910mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4a **196314mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c ***229316mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***328416mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***242916mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***302718mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *43914mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***199522mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***237922mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***81920mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectVD **24716mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **58014mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3526mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD **63114mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **49314mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **62518mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveVD **61618mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***144020mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***222222mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***73124mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD **78918mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***247910mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4b ***87814mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **51914mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyD **25612mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **19616mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***167916mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***132816mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **70726mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***115722mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 19216mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a **99922mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***64216mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a **95214mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **119316mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **117716mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *148014mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***217520mStanage North
The PinionHVD **48116mStanage North
The ArielHVD *46216mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c **65112mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **65712mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **60112mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *8958mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD 6868mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyVD *23410mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 64510mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *73312mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **106914mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***220016mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHVD 12912mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **8138mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4678mBurbage North
Amazon CrackVS 4b ***122912mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***127010mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **78710mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14814mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***39514mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***82110mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c **43522mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b *15524mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD **31524mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***130422mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***118220mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***144920mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **97727m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***70022mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b **14422mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***112926m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **150824m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***126532mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *26235mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **102528mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *38320mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***148822mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD ***73728mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***122622mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **49620mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4c *111910mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *132610mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1473?Lawrencefield
North ClimbS 4a *97212mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***238814mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4c **295612mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***99412mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *15412mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3a ***316616mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***295818mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***282912mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***124420m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **150416mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **139416mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD *121814mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c **188512mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***222614mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***78616mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***61311mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b **67820mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***96415mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***88212mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **20012mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c **33420mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***44521mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***23725mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectVS 4b **36725mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackVD **72218mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackHD *3851mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b ***185912mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **203214mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***154014mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***129416mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *63412mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **99416mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD **58114mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c ***207612mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a ***89214mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **152014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a **59214mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **94312mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 117?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *66012mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4b **117014mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a 27412mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b **58914mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyS *51412mBirchen Edge
The FunnelHD **46612mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **79414mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **40614mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***61216mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5a ***67330m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **41718mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***40420m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***19722mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **31510mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteS 4a **15930mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *2926mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **19026mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***75?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *231?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 190?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***44712mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***52616mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **42426m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***27018mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***50918mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***24628mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***29924mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **11518mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *45830m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***64638m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **8718mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***17318mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***174840m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **15424mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***82832mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **12828mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8318mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **104410mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **62016mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***181224mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***128828mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **98224mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***81524mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***156930m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **57424m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***78118mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***184722m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *31714mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***131022m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **67218mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***18416mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***27514mThe Five Clouds
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