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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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1Dancing BearHVD *1207mBrimham Rocks
2Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *168mBrimham Rocks
3The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *379mBrimham Rocks
4Cannon RouteD *599mBrimham Rocks
5MalojaVS 4c **29111mBrimham Rocks
6Old CornerS 4a *3849mBrimham Rocks
7Heather WallS 4a *67911mBrimham Rocks
8Great SlabHVD 3c *66211mBrimham Rocks
9Cubic CornerMVS 4b **62511mBrimham Rocks
10Cracked CornerHVD *6009mBrimham Rocks
11Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***72912mBrimham Rocks
12Central CrackVS 5a **35112mBrimham Rocks
13Druid's ChimneyS 3c *389mBrimham Rocks
14President's ProgressHVD **23412mBrimham Rocks
15Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **33416mBrimham Rocks
16Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***85315mBrimham Rocks
17Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***13012mBrimham Rocks
18Slippery CrackVS 4b *16712mBrimham Rocks
19Last CrackHS 4b 328mBrimham Rocks
20Fag EndS 4a *3648mBrimham Rocks
21Fag SlabS 4a **5308mBrimham Rocks
22Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3408mBrimham Rocks
23Allan's CrackVS 4c ***42511mBrimham Rocks
24Simple SimonS 4b **42?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 ***94?Simons Seat
29Nose ClimbS 4a ***295?Eastby Crag
30Eastby ButtressVD ***492?Eastby Crag
31Pillar RibVS 4c ***332?Eastby Crag
32Whaup EdgeVS 4b **169?Eastby Crag
33The PadderE1 5b *213?Eastby Crag
34SwastikaHVS 5b **2635m• 2Eastby Crag
35Pillar FrontE2 5b ***130?Eastby Crag
36The SoleHVS 5b ***227?Crookrise
37West Wall ClimbVS 4b *116?Crookrise
38Craven CrackVS 4c *178?Crookrise
39Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *31?Crookrise
40Arsenic SlabS 4a **279?Crookrise
41Long ClimbVS 4b ***306?Crookrise
42Open ChimneyVD 59?Crookrise
43Flake WallVS 4b *97?Crookrise
44Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **56?Crookrise
45Chimney ButtressHS 4b *24?Crookrise
46CreaseVS 5a *92?Crookrise
47RushlightS 102?Crookrise
48President's SlabHD ***496?Rylstone
49Dental slabS ***454?Rylstone
50Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **76215mAlmscliff
51Fluted ColumnsS 4a **177214mAlmscliff
52Low Man Easy WayD *121912mAlmscliff
53Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 8711mAlmscliff
54South ChimneyVD 4a 15811mAlmscliff
55CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 23?Almscliff
56Stomach TraverseVS 4c 22412mAlmscliff
57Central CrackHS 4b *25110mAlmscliff
58Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
59Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **135010mAlmscliff
60Great WesternHVS 5a ***69115mAlmscliff
61Long ChimneyHVD ***23318mAlmscliff
62Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***34118mAlmscliff
63Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***28317mAlmscliff
64Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***66517mAlmscliff
65Central ClimbVS 4c **67515mAlmscliff
66Z ClimbVS 4c **28914mAlmscliff
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 ***25728m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
72Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1715mIlkley (Cow and...
73WalewskaVS 4c ***556?Ilkley (Cow and...
74JosephineHS 4b **35518mIlkley (Cow and...
75Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **33115mIlkley (Cow and...
76Fairy StepsHVD *518?Ilkley (Cow and...
77S CrackVS 4c ***68815mIlkley (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 ***10017mEarl Crag
83Tiger WallMVS 4b ***176?Earl Crag
84Fairy StepsHS 4b **232?Heptonstall
85Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 235?Heptonstall
86Cave CrackVS 4c *23?Widdop
87Curving CrackVS 5a 19?Widdop
88Ordinary RouteVD *127?Widdop
89Krypton RouteMS *71?Widdop
90Purgatory ChimneyVD 14?Widdop
91Artificial RouteVS 4c ***48?Widdop
92Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **9812mWimberry Rocks
93Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***5614mWimberry Rocks
94Overhang ChimneyVD *4412mWimberry Rocks
95The TridentHVS 5a ***4420mWimberry Rocks
96Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***14218mWimberry Rocks
97Starvation ChimneyHVD **2418mWimberry Rocks
98Route 1HS 4b ***26018mWimberry Rocks
99Route IIVS 5a **16418mWimberry Rocks
100Twin CracksS 4a *528mWimberry Rocks
101Slab ClimbHVD *6110mWimberry Rocks
102Long ClimbS 4a ***14535m• 2Laddow Rocks
103Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
104Tower FaceVS 5a ***11018mLaddow Rocks
105North ClimbVD *3516mLaddow Rocks
106Atherton BrothersS 4a **11520mShining Clough Rocks
107Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***23526mShining Clough Rocks
108Via PrincipiaS 4a **15524mShining Clough Rocks
109Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***18620mShining Clough Rocks
110Stable CracksVS 4b **7220mShining 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 *33010mCastle Naze
126The NicheS 4a **67712mCastle Naze
127StudioHS 4b **67212mCastle Naze
128A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *7412mCastle Naze
129Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **45312mCastle Naze
130Little PillarVS 4b 19312mCastle Naze
131Keep CornerS 4a *50412mCastle Naze
132Keep AreteVS 4b **53712mCastle Naze
133Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***74712mCastle Naze
134Footstool RightHVD 4a *1748mCastle Naze
135Deep ChimneyVD 478mCastle Naze
136The CrackVS 4b ***46014mCastle Naze
137Long ClimbVD 15314mCastle Naze
138The StaircaseM *8818mWindgather Rocks
139North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 58010mWindgather Rocks
140Green CrackS 4a **92110mWindgather Rocks
141Wall ClimbHVD *92110mWindgather Rocks
142Chockstone ChimneyD *106510mWindgather Rocks
143Mississippi CrackS 4a **130410mWindgather Rocks
144Middle Buttress AreteVD *69210mWindgather Rocks
145High Buttress AreteD **151712mWindgather Rocks
146High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *17810mWindgather Rocks
147Route 2VS 4b 42110mWindgather Rocks
148Route 1HS 4a 31812mWindgather Rocks
149South CrackD *51310mWindgather 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 **16020mDovestone Tor
160Brown WindsorVS 4b *4028mDovestone Tor
161Great ButtressHVS 5a ***19420mDovestone Tor
162Wind TunnelM *2814mDovestone Tor
163Route 1VS 4c ***21616mDovestone Tor
164Deep CleftM *14014mBamford Edge
165Bamford WallS 4a **112114mBamford Edge
166The Happy WandererHVS 5a **40114mBamford Edge
167Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***48220mBamford Edge
168Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***112414mBamford Edge
169Sandy CrackS 4b *2018mBamford Edge
170Curving CrackVS 4c *49510mBamford Edge
171Brown's CrackHS 4b ***107812mBamford Edge
172Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***77014mBamford Edge
173Recess CrackVD *39910mBamford Edge
174Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **76610mBamford Edge
175Hasta La VistaS 4a 448mBamford Edge
176Grotto SlabD *144812mStanage Popular
177Heather WallVS 4c **222314mStanage Popular
178Crack and CornerS 4b ***210516mStanage Popular
179Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***241816mStanage Popular
180Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **154114mStanage Popular
181Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***63416mStanage Popular
182Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***241714mStanage Popular
183Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***175918mStanage Popular
184Castle CrackHS 4b **129818mStanage Popular
185Castle ChimneyM **29020mStanage Popular
186The TipplerE1 5b ***55418mStanage Popular
187Flying ButtressHVD ***361224mStanage Popular
188Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *42216mStanage Popular
189Hollybush CrackVD ***279414mStanage Popular
190Via MediaVS 4c **190910mStanage Popular
191Green CrackVS 4b 20210mStanage Popular
192Rugosity WallHVS 5c *28910mStanage Popular
193Rusty CrackHVS 5c *51710mStanage Popular
194Right-hand TrinityS 4a **179914mStanage Popular
195Central TrinityVS 4c ***208516mStanage Popular
196Christmas CrackHS 4a ***296416mStanage Popular
197April CrackHS 4b ***219116mStanage Popular
198Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***275818mStanage Popular
199Pedestal ChimneyD *40314mStanage Popular
200Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***178722mStanage Popular
201Inverted VVS 4b ***216122mStanage Popular
202Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***73120mStanage Popular
203Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectVD **22916mStanage Popular
204Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **52614mStanage Popular
205Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3146mStanage Popular
206Right Twin ChimneyVD **57014mStanage Popular
207Left Twin ChimneyD **44614mStanage Popular
208Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **53718mStanage Popular
209Crack and CaveVD **56018mStanage Popular
210Balcony ButtressS 4a ***128220mStanage Popular
211Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***199122mStanage Popular
212Congo CornerHVS 5b ***66924mStanage Popular
213Mississippi ChimneyVD **72618mStanage Popular
214Heaven CrackVD ***223710mStanage Popular
215Hell CrackVS 4b ***79214mStanage Popular
216Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **46814mStanage Popular
217Devil's ChimneyD **23112mStanage 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 **93122mStanage Plantation
225Fern CrackVS 4c ***59116mStanage Plantation
226Eric's EliminateS 4a **85814mStanage High Neb
227Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **107416mStanage High Neb
228Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **108316mStanage High Neb
229Tango CrackVD *135214mStanage High Neb
230High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***198520mStanage High Neb
231The PinionHVD **44016mStanage End
232The ArielHVD *42216mStanage End
233The Green StreakVS 4c **60812mStanage End
234Prospero's ClimbVD **61012mStanage End
235The Crab CrawlS 4a **55612mStanage End
236Black SlabVS 4b *8448mBurbage North
237Black Slab VariationD 6388mBurbage North
238Sentinel ChimneyVD *22210mBurbage North
239Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 58510mBurbage North
240Green CrackVD *67412mBurbage North
241Hollyash CrackVS 4b **96714mBurbage North
242Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***202616mBurbage North
243The Big ChimneyHVD 11912mBurbage North
244Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **7598mBurbage North
245Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4358mBurbage North
246Amazon Crack (Burbage)VS 4b ***113512mBurbage North
247Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***117110mBurbage North
248Greeny CrackVS 4b **72710mBurbage North
249Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14214mBurbage South Edge
250Byne's CrackVS 4b ***37514mBurbage South Edge
251The FileVS 4c ***73410mHiggar Tor
252GimcrackVS 4c **40422mMillstone Edge
253SkywalkVS 4b *14224mMillstone Edge
254Brixton RoadVD **29324mMillstone Edge
255The MallVS 4c ***119122mMillstone Edge
256Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***106420mMillstone Edge
257Bond StreetHVS 5a ***128820mMillstone Edge
258Covent GardenVS 4b **89327m• 2Millstone Edge
259Embankment 4E1 5b **63122mMillstone Edge
260Time For Tea OriginalE1 5b **12722mMillstone Edge
261Embankment 3E1 5b ***100626m• 2Millstone Edge
262Embankment 2VS 4c **137724m• 2Millstone Edge
263Great North RoadHVS 5a ***114232mMillstone Edge
264The ScoopD *24535mMillstone Edge
265Great Slab (Millstone)HS 4b **94728mMillstone Edge
266SveltHVS 5a *35920mMillstone Edge
267Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***135522mLawrencefield
268Pulpit GrooveVD ***68828mLawrencefield
269Great HarryVS 4c ***111222mLawrencefield
270ExcaliburVS 4c **43120mLawrencefield
271GingerbreadVS 4c *103610mLawrencefield
272MeringueHVS 5a *121610mLawrencefield
273Snail CrackVD *1327?Lawrencefield
274North ClimbS 4a *89312mFroggatt Edge
275Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***221214mFroggatt Edge
276Sunset CrackHS 4c **273312mFroggatt Edge
277Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***90912mFroggatt Edge
278Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *14812mFroggatt Edge
279Heather WallHVD 3a ***291216mFroggatt Edge
280Tody's WallHVS 5a ***272318mFroggatt Edge
281Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***259612mFroggatt Edge
282ValkyrieHVS 5a ***115520m• 2Froggatt Edge
283Slab RecessD **139016mFroggatt Edge
284Allen's SlabS 4a **128916mFroggatt Edge
285TrapezeVD *111714mFroggatt Edge
286Trapeze DirectVS 4c **174912mFroggatt Edge
287Green GutHS 4a ***204614mFroggatt Edge
288PeapodHVS 5b ***71818mCurbar Edge
289MaupassantHVS 5a **54110mCurbar Edge
290Bel AmiVS 4b **61816mCurbar Edge
291P.M.C.1HS 4a ***88216mCurbar Edge
292Avalanche WallHVS 5a **79712mCurbar Edge
293Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***18012mCurbar Edge
294The BrainVS 4c **30218mCurbar Edge
295Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***42422mGardoms Edge
296Eye of FaithE1 5c **22620mGardoms Edge
297Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4a **33722mGardoms Edge
298N.M.C. CrackHVD ***66214mGardoms Edge
299Apple CrackVD **36516mGardoms Edge
300Trafalgar WallS 4b ***172912mBirchen Edge
301Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **186614mBirchen Edge
302Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***142214mBirchen Edge
303Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***121716mBirchen Edge
304The ChainS 4a *58012mBirchen Edge
305The PromenadeD **91916mBirchen Edge
306Monument ChimneyD **54414mBirchen Edge
307TopsailVS 4c ***190712mBirchen Edge
308Sail ChimneyS 4a ***83514mBirchen Edge
309Sail ButtressHS 4b **140914mBirchen Edge
310Nelson's SlabHS 5a **53914mBirchen Edge
311Porthole DirectVS 4c **87212mBirchen Edge
312Captain's CrawlM 107?Birchen Edge
313Captain's BunkHS 4b *60812mBirchen Edge
314Emma's DilemmaS 4b **107014mBirchen Edge
315Victory GullyS 4a 24712mBirchen Edge
316Victory CrackHS 4b **52114mBirchen Edge
317Kiss Me HardyS *47212mBirchen Edge
318The FunnelHD **43812mBirchen Edge
319The Crow's NestVS 4c **72814mBirchen Edge
320Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **37814mBirchen Edge
321Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***55716mBirchen Edge
322Suicide WallHVS 5a ***61530m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
323Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **37618mBlack Rocks
324Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***37120m• 2Black Rocks
325Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***17522mBlack Rocks
326Stonnis CrackHS 4b **29410mBlack Rocks
327Stonnis AreteS 4a **13730mBlack Rocks
328Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *2626mBlack Rocks
329Queen's Parlour GullyVD **17226mBlack 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 ***48616mRamshaw Rocks
335The AreteVD **40126m• 2Hen Cloud
336Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***24818mHen Cloud
337Great ChimneyS 4a ***46918mHen Cloud
338Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***22728mHen Cloud
339Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***27224mHen Cloud
340Rib ChimneyS 4a **10518mHen Cloud
341K2S 4b *42430m• 2Hen Cloud
342Central ClimbVS 4c ***60938m• 3Hen Cloud
343Reunion CrackVS 4c **7818mHen Cloud
344DelstreeHVS 5a ***16318mHen Cloud
345ValkyrieVS 4c ***160140m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
346MatineeHVS 5b **13824mRoaches Lower Tier
347Via DolorosaVS 4c ***77832mRoaches Lower Tier
348Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **11928mRoaches Lower Tier
349Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8018mRoaches Lower Tier
350YongHVD 4a **96310mRoaches Lower Tier
351Central RouteVS 4b **57416mRoaches Upper Tier
352Right RouteVD ***168424mRoaches Upper Tier
353Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***120828mRoaches Upper Tier
354Technical SlabHS 4a **88124mRoaches Upper Tier
355Black VelvetHVD 4a ***73624mRoaches Upper Tier
356Black and TansS 4a ***144430m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
357Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **52724m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
358Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***72118mRoaches Upper Tier
359Maud's GardenS 4a ***168122m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
360Beckermet SlabS 4b *29714mRoaches Upper Tier
361Inverted StaircaseD ***122222m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
362Fern CrackS 4b **61618mRoaches Upper Tier
363Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***17216mThe Five Clouds
364RubberneckHVS 5a ***25914mThe Five Clouds
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