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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 *1267mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *188mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *389mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *609mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **30511mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerS 4a *4029mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *71511mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *70011mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerMVS 4b **65611mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerHVD *6299mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***76412mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **38012mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *429mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD **24312mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **35316mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***89315mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***13612mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *17112mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 338mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *3878mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **5628mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3588mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***45011mBrimham 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 **1120m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***97?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***307?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***511?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c ***351?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **179?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *223?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b **2835m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***144?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***234?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbVS 4b *125?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *185?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *33?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **297?Crookrise
Long ClimbVS 4b ***320?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD 61?Crookrise
Flake WallVS 4b *111?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **59?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *27?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a *97?Crookrise
RushlightS 108?Crookrise
President's SlabHD ***521?Rylstone
Dental slabS ***481?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **80215mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsS 4a **186214mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD *126912mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 9011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 16811mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 25?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c 23312mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *26010mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **142310mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***73915mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD ***23918mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***36218mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***29317mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***71117mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c **70915mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **30814mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **259?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *107?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *81?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *17620mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***27428m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1715mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***586?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **36818mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **34415mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *537?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***73815mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *49?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***265?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **60?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***127?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***10317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallMVS 4b ***182?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b **239?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 242?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 **10112mWimberry 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 ***26718mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **16918mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *528mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *6310mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***15635m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***11718mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *3916mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **12220mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***24826mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **16724mShining 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 ***12418mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1612mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *46212mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *34910mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **71012mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **69412mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *7612mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **47612mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 20412mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *52812mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **55812mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***77812mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *1888mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 538mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***48214mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 16414mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *9268mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 60210mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **97110mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *96910mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *111410mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **137210mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *74110mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **158812mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *19110mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 45010mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 34212mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *53810mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***60614mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *11514mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***62012mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **22114mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **30812mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **18222mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***134120mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***91114mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD *5189mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **16820mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4328mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***20920mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *2814mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***22916mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *14914mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **120214mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **43014mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***50820mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***120014mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackS 4b *2168mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c *52410mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***115812mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***81714mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *42110mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **81210mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaS 4a 478mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabD *152512mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **237714mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***224716mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***257816mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **164714mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***69716mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***258214mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***187618mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **141518mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **32320mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***60018mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD ***382724mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *44516mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***294014mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **204310mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4b 22710mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *31310mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *54410mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4a **190214mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c ***219816mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***314716mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***233416mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***290918mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *42514mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***190422mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***228922mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***77920mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectVD **24216mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **55114mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3366mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD **60614mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **47414mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **57618mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveVD **59118mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***136620mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***212922mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***70224mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD **75418mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***236410mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4b ***82514mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **49514mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyD **24612mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **19216mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***161316mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***127316mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **68326mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***112522mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 19016mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a **97622mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***62516mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a **91314mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **113716mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **113316mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *142214mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***208620mStanage North
The PinionHVD **46516mStanage North
The ArielHVD *44716mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c **63312mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **63912mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **58412mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *8668mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD 6608mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyVD *23110mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 61110mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *70512mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **102514mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***212016mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHVD 12612mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **7858mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4568mBurbage North
Amazon Crack (Burbage)VS 4b ***118112mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***121610mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **75810mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14714mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***38814mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***79110mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c **42222mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b *15024mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD **30524mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***124522mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***112120mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***137020mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **93727m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***66922mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b **13522mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***106126m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **144224m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***120632mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *25535mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **98828mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *37120mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***142222mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD ***72028mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***117222mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **46020mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4c *107410mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *126910mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1403?Lawrencefield
North ClimbS 4a *93912mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***231014mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4c **284312mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***95912mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *15212mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3a ***305316mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***285018mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***272912mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***122220m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **145016mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **134416mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD *117714mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c **183012mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***214614mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***75816mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***58111mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b **65120mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***92915mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***84212mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **19212mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c **32320mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***44021mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***23325mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectVS 4b **35425mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackVD **69118mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackHD *3771mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b ***180112mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **196314mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***148514mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***126116mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *60412mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **95316mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD **56614mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c ***198612mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a ***86014mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **146714mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a **56314mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **90212mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 112?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *62812mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4b **112214mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a 25812mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b **56114mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyS *49312mBirchen Edge
The FunnelHD **45312mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **76014mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **38714mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***57616mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5a ***65030m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **39318mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***38520m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***18722mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **30210mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteS 4a **14630mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *2926mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **18126mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***73?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *223?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 183?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***43112mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***50616mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **42026m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***26218mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***49718mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***23928mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***29324mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **11418mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *45530m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***64238m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **8618mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***17118mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***168540m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **14524mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***81032mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **12528mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8018mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **100510mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **60316mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***176124mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***126128mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **94524mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***78324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***154030m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **55124m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***76018mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenS 4a ***178422m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *30914mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***126722m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **64418mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***18116mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***26714mThe Five Clouds
15 e, 718 stars238,8525,169m• 384