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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 *1287mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *188mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *389mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *609mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **30811mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerS 4a *4059mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *72011mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *70411mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerMVS 4b **66111mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerHVD *6429mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***77112mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **38512mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *429mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD **24612mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **35616mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***90115mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***13612mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *17112mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 338mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *3898mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **5658mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3608mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***45211mBrimham 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 ***310?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***517?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c ***355?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **181?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *228?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b **2835m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***146?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***236?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbVS 4b *125?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *185?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *33?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **299?Crookrise
Long ClimbVS 4b ***324?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD 61?Crookrise
Flake WallVS 4b *112?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **59?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *28?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a *97?Crookrise
RushlightS 108?Crookrise
President's SlabHD ***525?Rylstone
Dental slabS ***486?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **81115mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsS 4a **188514mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD *128912mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 9011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 16911mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 25?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c 23412mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *26110mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **144310mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***74915mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD ***24118mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***36418mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***29617mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***72217mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c **72015mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **31014mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **261?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *108?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *82?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *17620mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***27528m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1715mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***589?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **36818mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **34815mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *539?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***74315mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *50?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***265?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **60?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***128?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***10317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallMVS 4b ***182?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b **245?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 244?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 ***15735m• 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 ***24826mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **16824mShining 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 ***12518mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1612mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *47112mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *35410mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **71812mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **70012mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *7712mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **48012mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 20712mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *53312mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **56612mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***78912mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *1908mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 538mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***48614mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 16514mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *9378mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 61010mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **98210mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *98610mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *112910mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **139010mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *75310mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **161612mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *19610mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 45910mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 34512mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *54510mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***61214mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *11714mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***62912mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **22214mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **30812mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **18522mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***136420mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***93114mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD *5259mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **16820mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4328mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***21020mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *2814mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***23016mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *14914mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **121114mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **43814mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***51020mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***121914mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackS 4b *2198mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c *52810mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***117212mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***82614mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *42410mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **82010mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaS 4a 478mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabD *154012mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **241014mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***227616mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***261216mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **167314mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***70716mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***262514mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***189718mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **143718mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **32520mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***60618mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD ***387224mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *45016mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***297614mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **206910mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4b 22910mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *31510mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *54610mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4a **192414mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c ***222416mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***318616mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***236316mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***294718mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *42714mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***193022mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***231222mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***79220mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectVD **24316mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **55514mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3386mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD **61114mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **48014mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **58318mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveVD **59918mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***138420mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***215322mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***70724mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD **76518mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***238810mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4b ***83914mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **50214mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyD **24812mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **19316mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***163216mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***128316mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **68626mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***113122mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 19016mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a **98022mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***62916mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a **92114mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **114416mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **114116mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *142614mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***210220mStanage North
The PinionHVD **47216mStanage North
The ArielHVD *45116mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c **63812mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **64512mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **59012mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *8748mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD 6638mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyVD *23110mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 61910mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *71112mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **103514mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***213916mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHVD 12712mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **7908mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4598mBurbage North
Amazon CrackVS 4b ***119612mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***122710mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **76610mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14814mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***39114mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***80210mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c **42622mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b *15224mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD **30724mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***125722mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***113520mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***138920mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **94727m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***67422mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b **13822mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***107826m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **146224m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***122332mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *25835mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **99928mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *37320mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***143622mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD ***72628mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***118622mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **46620mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4c *108510mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *128110mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1424?Lawrencefield
North ClimbS 4a *94912mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***233814mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4c **288012mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***96612mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *15212mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3a ***309116mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***287918mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***275312mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***122820m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **146716mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **136316mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD *119114mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c **184112mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***216214mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***76416mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***58711mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b **65520mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***93215mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***85412mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **19612mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c **32420mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***44321mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***23425mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectVS 4b **35725mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackVD **69718mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackHD *3811mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b ***181812mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **198714mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***149814mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***127216mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *61112mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **96316mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD **57014mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c ***201012mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a ***87214mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **148314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a **57314mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **90912mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 114?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *63812mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4b **113714mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a 26112mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b **56814mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyS *49912mBirchen Edge
The FunnelHD **45612mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **77014mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **39414mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***58116mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5a ***65830m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **40118mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***39020m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***19122mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **30410mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteS 4a **14930mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *2926mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **18426mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***74?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *227?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 187?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***43412mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***51116mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **42126m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***26318mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***50118mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***24028mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***29324mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **11518mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *45730m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***64538m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **8618mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***17118mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***170340m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **14624mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***81532mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **12528mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8018mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **102010mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **60916mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***177924mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***127228mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **95824mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***79424mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***154730m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **55724m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***76818mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenS 4a ***180522m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *31114mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***128122m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **65118mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***18216mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***26714mThe Five Clouds
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