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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 **30111mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerS 4a *3999mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *71111mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *69611mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerMVS 4b **65411mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerHVD *6249mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***75612mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **37312mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *429mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD **24112mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **34816mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***88615mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***13512mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *17012mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 338mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *3808mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **5568mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3568mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***44511mBrimham 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 ***96?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***303?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***508?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c ***345?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **178?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *219?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b **2835m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***142?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***233?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbVS 4b *123?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *183?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *33?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **290?Crookrise
Long ClimbVS 4b ***314?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD 61?Crookrise
Flake WallVS 4b *107?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **58?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *27?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a *97?Crookrise
RushlightS 106?Crookrise
President's SlabHD ***519?Rylstone
Dental slabS ***480?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **78215mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsS 4a **182814mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD *125012mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 8811mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 16411mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 24?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c 23012mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *25710mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **139010mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***72515mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD ***23718mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***35618mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***29017mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***69917mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c **69715mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **30514mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **258?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *107?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *81?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *17620mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***27228m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1715mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***583?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **36518mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **34215mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *534?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***72615mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *49?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***261?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **60?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***126?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***10217mEarl Crag
Tiger WallMVS 4b ***181?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b **238?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 237?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *24?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 19?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD *130?Widdop
Krypton RouteMS *73?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD 15?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***50?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **10012mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***5714mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *4612mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***4520mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***14318mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2418mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***26618mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **16918mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *528mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *6310mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***15535m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***11618mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *3916mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **12120mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***24626mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **16624mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***19720mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7420mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **4860mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***8216mKinder 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 *224mKinder 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 *45612mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *34510mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **70512mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **69012mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *7612mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **47412mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 20312mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *52512mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **55412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***77112mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *1868mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 518mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***47914mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 16114mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *9158mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 59810mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **96010mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *95910mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *110610mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **135310mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *73210mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **157112mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *19110mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 44410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 33712mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *53510mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***59514mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *11314mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***61112mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **21514mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **29912mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **17822mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***132720mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***89314mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD *5109mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **16820mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4328mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***20920mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *2814mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***22816mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *14414mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **118414mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **42714mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***50020mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***117814mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackS 4b *2128mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c *51910mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***114112mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***80914mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *41610mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **80710mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaS 4a 478mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabD *150812mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **232914mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***220916mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***253216mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **161614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***68116mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***254514mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***184518mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **138418mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **31820mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***58318mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD ***376424mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *44116mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***290514mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **200610mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4b 21810mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *30210mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *54010mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4a **188114mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c ***217116mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***308016mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***231016mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***286618mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *42114mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***187422mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***226122mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***77320mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectVD **24016mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **54414mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3336mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD **60014mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **47114mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **56918mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveVD **58718mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***135420mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***210122mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***69624mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD **75018mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***234010mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4b ***82014mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **48814mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyD **24512mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **18516mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***159016mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***125916mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **67026mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***110422mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 18716mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a **96622mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***61416mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a **90014mStanage High Neb
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **112816mStanage High Neb
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **112316mStanage High Neb
Tango CrackVD *140814mStanage High Neb
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***206620mStanage High Neb
The PinionHVD **46216mStanage End
The ArielHVD *44216mStanage End
The Green StreakVS 4c **62912mStanage End
Prospero's ClimbVD **63512mStanage End
The Crab CrawlS 4a **57712mStanage End
Black SlabVS 4b *8618mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD 6568mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyVD *22710mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 60310mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *69712mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **101414mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***210216mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHVD 12412mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **7778mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4508mBurbage North
Amazon Crack (Burbage)VS 4b ***116912mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***120410mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **75210mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14614mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***38614mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***77710mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c **41522mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b *14924mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD **30324mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***123222mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***111020mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***135420mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **92527m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***65722mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b **13322mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***105026m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **142324m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***119332mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *25435mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **97928mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *37120mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***140822mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD ***71128mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***115822mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **45320mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4c *106310mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *125210mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1380?Lawrencefield
North ClimbS 4a *92412mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***227914mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4c **280912mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***93912mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *15112mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3a ***300716mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***280818mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***269412mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***120020m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **142616mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **133016mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD *116014mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c **180512mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***211914mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***74816mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***57511mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b **65020mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***92415mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***83312mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **18912mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c **31820mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***43821mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***23325mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectVS 4b **35225mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackVD **68518mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackHD *3711mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b ***177812mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **192514mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***146914mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***124616mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *59512mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **93916mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD **55614mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c ***196512mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a ***85214mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **145214mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a **55814mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **89412mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 110?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *61812mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4b **111314mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a 25512mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b **55314mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyS *48712mBirchen Edge
The FunnelHD **45012mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **75314mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **38414mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***57316mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5a ***63730m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **38718mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***38520m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***18522mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **30110mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteS 4a **14630mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *2826mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **18026mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***72?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *216?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 178?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***42912mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***50316mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **41726m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***25818mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***49218mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***23628mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***29124mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **11418mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *44930m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***63438m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **8518mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***17018mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***165940m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **14324mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***80632mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **12428mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8018mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **99410mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **59516mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***174224mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***124628mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **93124mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***77724mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***151430m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **54824m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***74418mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenS 4a ***175422m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *30514mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***125622m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **64018mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***17516mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***26314mThe Five Clouds
15 e, 718 stars235,8615,169m• 384
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