Eastby Butress, Eastby Crag
© dandrnicholson, Jun 2007

'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 *1237mBrimham Rocks
2Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *178mBrimham Rocks
3The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *389mBrimham Rocks
4Cannon RouteD *599mBrimham Rocks
5MalojaVS 4c **29811mBrimham Rocks
6Old CornerS 4a *3939mBrimham Rocks
7Heather WallS 4a *69911mBrimham Rocks
8Great SlabHVD 3c *68311mBrimham Rocks
9Cubic CornerMVS 4b **64111mBrimham Rocks
10Cracked CornerHVD *6149mBrimham Rocks
11Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***74312mBrimham Rocks
12Central CrackVS 5a **36212mBrimham Rocks
13Druid's ChimneyS 3c *389mBrimham Rocks
14President's ProgressHVD **23912mBrimham Rocks
15Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **34116mBrimham Rocks
16Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***87115mBrimham Rocks
17Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***13212mBrimham Rocks
18Slippery CrackVS 4b *16812mBrimham Rocks
19Last CrackHS 4b 338mBrimham Rocks
20Fag EndS 4a *3768mBrimham Rocks
21Fag SlabS 4a **5458mBrimham Rocks
22Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3518mBrimham Rocks
23Allan's CrackVS 4c ***43611mBrimham Rocks
24Simple SimonS 4b **43?Simons Seat
25Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *6?Simons Seat
26Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 223mSimons Seat
27Turret CrackVS 5a **1120m• 2Simons Seat
28Arete DirectVS 4c ***96?Simons Seat
29Nose ClimbS 4a ***297?Eastby Crag
30Eastby ButtressVD ***498?Eastby Crag
31Pillar RibVS 4c ***338?Eastby Crag
32Whaup EdgeVS 4b **175?Eastby Crag
33The PadderE1 5b *216?Eastby Crag
34SwastikaHVS 5b **2835m• 2Eastby Crag
35Pillar FrontE2 5b ***140?Eastby Crag
36The SoleHVS 5b ***230?Crookrise
37West Wall ClimbVS 4b *119?Crookrise
38Craven CrackVS 4c *180?Crookrise
39Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *31?Crookrise
40Arsenic SlabS 4a **286?Crookrise
41Long ClimbVS 4b ***311?Crookrise
42Open ChimneyVD 60?Crookrise
43Flake WallVS 4b *105?Crookrise
44Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **56?Crookrise
45Chimney ButtressHS 4b *26?Crookrise
46CreaseVS 5a *95?Crookrise
47RushlightS 104?Crookrise
48President's SlabHD ***509?Rylstone
49Dental slabS ***468?Rylstone
50Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **77615mAlmscliff
51Fluted ColumnsS 4a **181514mAlmscliff
52Low Man Easy WayD *124112mAlmscliff
53Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 8811mAlmscliff
54South ChimneyVD 4a 16311mAlmscliff
55CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 24?Almscliff
56Stomach TraverseVS 4c 22812mAlmscliff
57Central CrackHS 4b *25410mAlmscliff
58Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
59Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **137510mAlmscliff
60Great WesternHVS 5a ***71615mAlmscliff
61Long ChimneyHVD ***23618mAlmscliff
62Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***35418mAlmscliff
63Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***28717mAlmscliff
64Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***68817mAlmscliff
65Central ClimbVS 4c **68915mAlmscliff
66Z ClimbVS 4c **30214mAlmscliff
67Pedestal WallS 4a **257?Caley Crags
68Rib and SlabVS 4c *106?Caley Crags
69Square ChimneyHVD *81?Caley Crags
70Zig-ZagS 4a *17520mCaley Crags
71A ClimbS 4b ***26828m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
72Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1715mIlkley (Cow and...
73WalewskaVS 4c ***568?Ilkley (Cow and...
74JosephineHS 4b **35918mIlkley (Cow and...
75Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **33615mIlkley (Cow and...
76Fairy StepsHVD *526?Ilkley (Cow and...
77S CrackVS 4c ***70915mIlkley (Cow and...
78Stiction ChimneyVD *49?Ilkley (Rocky...
79The Flake ClimbS 4a ***255?Ilkley (Rocky...
80Spread-eagleHS 4b **58?Ilkley (Rocky...
81Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***123?Ilkley (Rocky...
82Earl CrackVS 4c ***10117mEarl Crag
83Tiger WallMVS 4b ***179?Earl Crag
84Fairy StepsHS 4b **235?Heptonstall
85Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 236?Heptonstall
86Cave CrackVS 4c *24?Widdop
87Curving CrackVS 5a 19?Widdop
88Ordinary RouteVD *130?Widdop
89Krypton RouteMS *73?Widdop
90Purgatory ChimneyVD 15?Widdop
91Artificial RouteVS 4c ***49?Widdop
92Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **10012mWimberry Rocks
93Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***5714mWimberry Rocks
94Overhang ChimneyVD *4612mWimberry Rocks
95The TridentHVS 5a ***4520mWimberry Rocks
96Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***14318mWimberry Rocks
97Starvation ChimneyHVD **2418mWimberry Rocks
98Route 1HS 4b ***26518mWimberry Rocks
99Route IIVS 5a **16818mWimberry Rocks
100Twin CracksS 4a *528mWimberry Rocks
101Slab ClimbHVD *6310mWimberry Rocks
102Long ClimbS 4a ***15135m• 2Laddow Rocks
103Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
104Tower FaceVS 5a ***11418mLaddow Rocks
105North ClimbVD *3916mLaddow Rocks
106Atherton BrothersS 4a **12020mShining Clough Rocks
107Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***24326mShining Clough Rocks
108Via PrincipiaS 4a **16124mShining Clough Rocks
109Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***19420mShining Clough Rocks
110Stable CracksVS 4b **7320mShining Clough Rocks
111Downfall ClimbM **4860mKinder Scout...
112Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
113ZigzagVD ***7916mKinder Scout...
114Left Fork ChimneyD *1616mKinder Scout...
115Professor's Chimney DirectVD *514mKinder Scout...
116The Great ChimneyHS 4b ***2618mKinder Scout...
117Central ChimneyD *-30mKinder Scout...
118Great SlabS 4a *224mKinder Scout...
119Morrison's RouteS 4a *1418mKinder Southern...
120Hartley's RouteE1 5b **920mKinder Southern...
121Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***3918mKinder Southern...
122Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***12218mKinder Southern...
123Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1612mKinder Southern...
124The NithinS 4a *45212mCastle Naze
125The FlywalkS 4a *33610mCastle Naze
126The NicheS 4a **69312mCastle Naze
127StudioHS 4b **68512mCastle Naze
128A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *7512mCastle Naze
129Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **46412mCastle Naze
130Little PillarVS 4b 19912mCastle Naze
131Keep CornerS 4a *51812mCastle Naze
132Keep AreteVS 4b **54612mCastle Naze
133Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***75912mCastle Naze
134Footstool RightHVD 4a *1798mCastle Naze
135Deep ChimneyVD 498mCastle Naze
136The CrackVS 4b ***46714mCastle Naze
137Long ClimbVD 15714mCastle Naze
138The StaircaseM *9048mWindgather Rocks
139North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 59010mWindgather Rocks
140Green CrackS 4a **94810mWindgather Rocks
141Wall ClimbHVD *94510mWindgather Rocks
142Chockstone ChimneyD *109410mWindgather Rocks
143Mississippi CrackS 4a **133510mWindgather Rocks
144Middle Buttress AreteVD *71710mWindgather Rocks
145High Buttress AreteD **154612mWindgather Rocks
146High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *18710mWindgather Rocks
147Route 2VS 4b 43610mWindgather Rocks
148Route 1HS 4a 33012mWindgather Rocks
149South CrackD *52910mWindgather Rocks
150HimmelswillenVS 4c ***58114mWharncliffe Crags
151TeufelswegD *11014mWharncliffe Crags
152Tower FaceHS 4b ***60012mWharncliffe Crags
153Hell GateVD **20414mWharncliffe Crags
154Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **29412mWharncliffe Crags
155The Spiral RouteVS 4c **17628mRivelin Edge
156Croton OilHVS 5a ***130620mRivelin Edge
157Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***88016mRivelin Edge
158David's ChimneyVD *50410mRivelin Edge
159Dovestones WallVD **16820mDovestone Tor
160Brown WindsorVS 4b *4328mDovestone Tor
161Great ButtressHVS 5a ***20520mDovestone Tor
162Wind TunnelM *2814mDovestone Tor
163Route 1VS 4c ***22516mDovestone Tor
164Deep CleftM *14214mBamford Edge
165Bamford WallS 4a **115714mBamford Edge
166The Happy WandererHVS 5a **41314mBamford Edge
167Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***48820mBamford Edge
168Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***115314mBamford Edge
169Sandy CrackS 4b *2068mBamford Edge
170Curving CrackVS 4c *50710mBamford Edge
171Brown's CrackHS 4b ***111412mBamford Edge
172Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***79114mBamford Edge
173Recess CrackVD *41210mBamford Edge
174Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **78910mBamford Edge
175Hasta La VistaS 4a 468mBamford Edge
176Grotto SlabD *148312mStanage Popular
177Heather WallVS 4c **227814mStanage Popular
178Crack and CornerS 4b ***216116mStanage Popular
179Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***248116mStanage Popular
180Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **157214mStanage Popular
181Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***64716mStanage Popular
182Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***249314mStanage Popular
183Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***180018mStanage Popular
184Castle CrackHS 4b **133918mStanage Popular
185Castle ChimneyM **30020mStanage Popular
186The TipplerE1 5b ***57018mStanage Popular
187Flying ButtressHVD ***369124mStanage Popular
188Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *43416mStanage Popular
189Hollybush CrackVD ***286114mStanage Popular
190Via MediaVS 4c **196010mStanage Popular
191Green CrackVS 4b 20510mStanage Popular
192Rugosity WallHVS 5c *29710mStanage Popular
193Rusty CrackHVS 5c *53110mStanage Popular
194Right-hand TrinityS 4a **184714mStanage Popular
195Central TrinityVS 4c ***213316mStanage Popular
196Christmas CrackHS 4a ***303316mStanage Popular
197April CrackHS 4b ***226116mStanage Popular
198Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***281918mStanage Popular
199Pedestal ChimneyD *41214mStanage Popular
200Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***184622mStanage Popular
201Inverted VVS 4b ***222922mStanage Popular
202Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***75920mStanage Popular
203Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectVD **23416mStanage Popular
204Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **53614mStanage Popular
205Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3226mStanage Popular
206Right Twin ChimneyVD **57914mStanage Popular
207Left Twin ChimneyD **45414mStanage Popular
208Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **55318mStanage Popular
209Crack and CaveVD **57118mStanage Popular
210Balcony ButtressS 4a ***132020mStanage Popular
211Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***205422mStanage Popular
212Congo CornerHVS 5b ***68424mStanage Popular
213Mississippi ChimneyVD **73918mStanage Popular
214Heaven CrackVD ***229110mStanage Popular
215Hell CrackVS 4b ***81014mStanage Popular
216Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **47514mStanage Popular
217Devil's ChimneyD **23812mStanage Popular
218Curving ChimneyVD **17316mStanage Plantation
219The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***155716mStanage Plantation
220The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***123316mStanage Plantation
221Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **65426mStanage Plantation
222Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***108122mStanage Plantation
223Wall End CrackS 4a 17916mStanage Plantation
224Wall End SlabVS 5a **94922mStanage Plantation
225Fern CrackVS 4c ***60516mStanage Plantation
226Eric's EliminateS 4a **88414mStanage High Neb
227Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **110716mStanage High Neb
228Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **110316mStanage High Neb
229Tango CrackVD *138714mStanage High Neb
230High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***203620mStanage High Neb
231The PinionHVD **45316mStanage End
232The ArielHVD *43416mStanage End
233The Green StreakVS 4c **61912mStanage End
234Prospero's ClimbVD **62412mStanage End
235The Crab CrawlS 4a **56912mStanage End
236Black SlabVS 4b *8538mBurbage North
237Black Slab VariationD 6488mBurbage North
238Sentinel ChimneyVD *22610mBurbage North
239Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 59710mBurbage North
240Green CrackVD *68912mBurbage North
241Hollyash CrackVS 4b **99814mBurbage North
242Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***207216mBurbage North
243The Big ChimneyHVD 12212mBurbage North
244Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **7688mBurbage North
245Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4458mBurbage North
246Amazon Crack (Burbage)VS 4b ***115912mBurbage North
247Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***118610mBurbage North
248Greeny CrackVS 4b **74010mBurbage North
249Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14614mBurbage South Edge
250Byne's CrackVS 4b ***38514mBurbage South Edge
251The FileVS 4c ***77010mHiggar Tor
252GimcrackVS 4c **41122mMillstone Edge
253SkywalkVS 4b *14224mMillstone Edge
254Brixton RoadVD **30124mMillstone Edge
255The MallVS 4c ***121322mMillstone Edge
256Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***108720mMillstone Edge
257Bond StreetHVS 5a ***132620mMillstone Edge
258Covent GardenVS 4b **91527m• 2Millstone Edge
259Embankment 4E1 5b **64922mMillstone Edge
260Time For Tea OriginalE1 5b **13022mMillstone Edge
261Embankment 3E1 5b ***102826m• 2Millstone Edge
262Embankment 2VS 4c **140424m• 2Millstone Edge
263Great North RoadHVS 5a ***117432mMillstone Edge
264The ScoopD *25235mMillstone Edge
265Great Slab (Millstone)HS 4b **97328mMillstone Edge
266SveltHVS 5a *36720mMillstone Edge
267Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***138922mLawrencefield
268Pulpit GrooveVD ***70428mLawrencefield
269Great HarryVS 4c ***114422mLawrencefield
270ExcaliburVS 4c **44520mLawrencefield
271GingerbreadVS 4c *105110mLawrencefield
272MeringueHVS 5a *123910mLawrencefield
273Snail CrackVD *1360?Lawrencefield
274North ClimbS 4a *90712mFroggatt Edge
275Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***224814mFroggatt Edge
276Sunset CrackHS 4c **277712mFroggatt Edge
277Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***92612mFroggatt Edge
278Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *15112mFroggatt Edge
279Heather WallHVD 3a ***296816mFroggatt Edge
280Tody's WallHVS 5a ***277318mFroggatt Edge
281Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***265312mFroggatt Edge
282ValkyrieHVS 5a ***117320m• 2Froggatt Edge
283Slab RecessD **141616mFroggatt Edge
284Allen's SlabS 4a **131416mFroggatt Edge
285TrapezeVD *114614mFroggatt Edge
286Trapeze DirectVS 4c **178812mFroggatt Edge
287Green GutHS 4a ***208514mFroggatt Edge
288PeapodHVS 5b ***73018mCurbar Edge
289MaupassantHVS 5a **56210mCurbar Edge
290Bel AmiVS 4b **63916mCurbar Edge
291P.M.C.1HS 4a ***91116mCurbar Edge
292Avalanche WallHVS 5a **81812mCurbar Edge
293Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***18412mCurbar Edge
294The BrainVS 4c **31518mCurbar Edge
295Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***43222mGardoms Edge
296Eye of FaithE1 5c **23120mGardoms Edge
297Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4a **34722mGardoms Edge
298N.M.C. CrackHVD ***67414mGardoms Edge
299Apple CrackVD **37016mGardoms Edge
300Trafalgar WallS 4b ***175412mBirchen Edge
301Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **190014mBirchen Edge
302Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***144514mBirchen Edge
303Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***122916mBirchen Edge
304The ChainS 4a *58812mBirchen Edge
305The PromenadeD **92616mBirchen Edge
306Monument ChimneyD **55514mBirchen Edge
307TopsailVS 4c ***194012mBirchen Edge
308Sail ChimneyS 4a ***84714mBirchen Edge
309Sail ButtressHS 4b **143714mBirchen Edge
310Nelson's SlabHS 5a **55114mBirchen Edge
311Porthole DirectVS 4c **88212mBirchen Edge
312Captain's CrawlM 109?Birchen Edge
313Captain's BunkHS 4b *61312mBirchen Edge
314Emma's DilemmaS 4b **109514mBirchen Edge
315Victory GullyS 4a 25112mBirchen Edge
316Victory CrackHS 4b **54014mBirchen Edge
317Kiss Me HardyS *47812mBirchen Edge
318The FunnelHD **44312mBirchen Edge
319The Crow's NestVS 4c **74414mBirchen Edge
320Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **38314mBirchen Edge
321Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***56716mBirchen Edge
322Suicide WallHVS 5a ***62430m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
323Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **38418mBlack Rocks
324Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***38020m• 2Black Rocks
325Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***18422mBlack Rocks
326Stonnis CrackHS 4b **30010mBlack Rocks
327Stonnis AreteS 4a **14530mBlack Rocks
328Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *2726mBlack Rocks
329Queen's Parlour GullyVD **17826mBlack Rocks
330Great CrackHVS 5a ***72?Duke's Quarry
331Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *210?Black Rocks
332Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 173?Black Rocks
333Phallic CrackS 4a ***42112mRamshaw Rocks
334BoomerangVD ***49616mRamshaw Rocks
335The AreteVD **41026m• 2Hen Cloud
336Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***25318mHen Cloud
337Great ChimneyS 4a ***48318mHen Cloud
338Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***23228mHen Cloud
339Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***28224mHen Cloud
340Rib ChimneyS 4a **10818mHen Cloud
341K2S 4b *44230m• 2Hen Cloud
342Central ClimbVS 4c ***62238m• 3Hen Cloud
343Reunion CrackVS 4c **8218mHen Cloud
344DelstreeHVS 5a ***16518mHen Cloud
345ValkyrieVS 4c ***163140m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
346MatineeHVS 5b **14024mRoaches Lower Tier
347Via DolorosaVS 4c ***79632mRoaches Lower Tier
348Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **12128mRoaches Lower Tier
349Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8018mRoaches Lower Tier
350YongHVD 4a **97810mRoaches Lower Tier
351Central RouteVS 4b **58316mRoaches Upper Tier
352Right RouteVD ***171624mRoaches Upper Tier
353Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***123228mRoaches Upper Tier
354Technical SlabHS 4a **91224mRoaches Upper Tier
355Black VelvetHVD 4a ***76424mRoaches Upper Tier
356Black and TansS 4a ***148630m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
357Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **54024m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
358Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***73018mRoaches Upper Tier
359Maud's GardenS 4a ***172422m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
360Beckermet SlabS 4b *30314mRoaches Upper Tier
361Inverted StaircaseD ***124322m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
362Fern CrackS 4b **63118mRoaches Upper Tier
363Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***17316mThe Five Clouds
364RubberneckHVS 5a ***26014mThe Five Clouds
15 e, 717 stars231,9825,178m• 384