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Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs ticklist

contributed by pdhu May/11

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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Dancing BearHVD *1727mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *268mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *469mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *759mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **38811mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4759mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *85211mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *81911mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **78311mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7719mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***97212mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **47912mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *539mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *29912mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **45116mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***113915mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17712mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *20312mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 428mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4778mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6868mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4508mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***58211mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **51?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *6?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 323mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1520m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***135?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***389?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***655?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **449?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **223?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *299?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3535m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***184?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***291?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *145?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *214?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **42?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **384?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***385?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *75?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *144?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **74?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *36?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **123?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 130?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***660?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***650?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **101615mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***235214mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **156212mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 12011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 19611mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 35?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *29412mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *31310mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2818mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **178710mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***111615mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **30818mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***49118mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***40817mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***101917mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***91915mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **41014mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **306?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *118?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *90?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19720mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***34028m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***741?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **44818mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **41315mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *617?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***90715mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *64?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***338?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **71?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***170?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***13817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***226?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***313?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***323?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **161?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *100?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***60?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **14012mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***10214mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5212mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***9120mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***18218mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **3218mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***35018mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **21818mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *698mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7610mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***21535m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2918mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***16918mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4416mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **16620mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***35826mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **23024mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***30320mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **9620mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **6560mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1540mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***16216mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *2116mKinder Scout...
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *614mKinder Scout...
The Great ChimneyHS 4b ***3018mKinder Scout...
Central ChimneyD *130mKinder Scout...
Great SlabS 4a *324mKinder Scout...
Morrison's RouteS 4a *1818mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***6018mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***18218mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *55512mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *42510mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **90512mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **86512mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *10212mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **61112mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 24712mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *67112mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **72112mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***101012mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2348mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 658mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***64314mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 19714mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *11268mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 73010mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **123410mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *120110mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *141110mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **177510mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *92510mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **202812mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *25910mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 55110mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 42412mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *65610mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***83514mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *13414mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***83212mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **29814mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **42412mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **22622mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***175220mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***120014mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **6379mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **20420mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *5428mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***32320mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3114mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***31716mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *17614mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **156314mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **56014mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***68020mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***182314mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2768mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **68110mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***156412mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***109514mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *52310mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **106310mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 528mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *184612mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **318314mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***287616mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***334616mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **219614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **87816mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***339814mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **236018mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **178518mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **42920mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***92518mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***485424mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *54616mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***378214mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **256910mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *26010mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *36010mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *64110mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **234014mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **282016mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***415816mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***303816mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***383318mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *50914mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***255022mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***302622mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***110520mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *28916mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **77114mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***4576mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *76114mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **61014mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **80218mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **78718mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***179920mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***288122mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***100024mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *94518mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***314110mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***117914mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **68714mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **32212mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **24816mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***238716mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***194616mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **88626mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***163722mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 23316mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***123322mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***87116mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *114714mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***149616mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **142216mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *175514mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***276820mStanage North
The PinionHVD *57316mStanage North
The ArielVD **55116mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *78012mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **77112mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **73912mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *10408mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *8058mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *28110mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *76710mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *86812mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **128814mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***270816mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *14912mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **9778mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5568mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***154812mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***168410mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **98710mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***21314mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***52114mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***132310mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *52322mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16224mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *35324mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***170922mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***153320mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***193720mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **123127m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***91722mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***21922mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***150026m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **190324m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***176432mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *30535mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **125628mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *47920mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***181522mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **91328mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***154622mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **65820mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *130610mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *151910mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1739?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *112412mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***285214mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **343912mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***125212mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *17212mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***370616mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***360718mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***346312mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***171420m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **174116mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **164116mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **144214mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *220112mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***265614mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***117116mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***77711mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***83420mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***120915mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **109512mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***29212mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***41720mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***63421mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***30225mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **44825mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***85818mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4531mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **221212mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *239914mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **180514mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **159216mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *75612mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **117616mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *67614mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **251412mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **109014mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **184314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *70214mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **115112mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 148?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *76612mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *137314mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *31012mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *69114mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *60112mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *54512mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **94114mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **49914mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***78716mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***93630m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **48618mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***48220m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***23622mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **39110mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArÍteHVD 4a **17830mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3426mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **22326mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***11625mDuke's Quarry
Route 1V0 *249?Black Rocks
Route 2V0+ *203?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***53312mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***63116mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **54326m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***36918mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***67818mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***35328mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***43624mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **15218mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *58230m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***86338m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **13018mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***27318mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***256140m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **25124mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***115032mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **17228mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **11218mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **125410mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **76116mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***216224mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***154628mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **125524mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***105224mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***196230m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **68324m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***104818mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***221722m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *38114mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***158222m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **79618mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***24516mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***38014mThe Five Clouds
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