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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 *1487mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *198mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *409mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *679mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **34711mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4439mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *77811mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *76111mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **71211mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7109mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***88812mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **44312mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *449mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *26712mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **39916mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***99015mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***16512mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *18312mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 368mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4368mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6308mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4008mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***52811mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **44?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *6?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 223mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1220m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***102?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***352?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***590?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **407?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **202?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *272?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3035m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***170?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***252?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *134?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *205?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **39?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **353?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***355?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *70?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *131?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **70?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *33?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **111?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 123?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***599?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***583?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **91315mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***210114mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **142012mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 9911mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 17611mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4f3 28?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *25912mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *28710mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **161110mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***82215mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **26218mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***44418mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***31117mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***88617mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***82915mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **34514mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **280?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *112?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *84?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19120mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***29328m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***642?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **40718mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **36815mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *568?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***82815mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *55?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***292?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **64?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***150?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***11017mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***194?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***268?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***268?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **138?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *84?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *20?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***59?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **11812mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***6514mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *4912mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***5420mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***15418mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2518mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***28918mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **18418mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *558mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *6910mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***20035m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***15618mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4216mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **13420mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***32926mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **18324mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***27820mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7920mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **5060mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***14216mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *1816mKinder 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 *1618mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***4418mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***14118mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *51112mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *38410mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **80412mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **77312mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *9012mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **54512mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 22112mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *60112mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **63412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***86812mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2098mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 618mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***57314mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 18214mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *10168mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 65710mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **109010mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *108310mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *125310mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **156110mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *82410mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **180212mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *22110mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 49810mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 37612mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *59010mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***74814mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *12314mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***74512mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **26114mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **35612mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **19522mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***159420mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***108914mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **5709mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **17820mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4828mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***24020mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***28716mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *16114mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **137414mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **49814mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***60920mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***161014mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2528mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **62010mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***140712mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***97414mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *46910mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **96410mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 508mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *169112mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **280814mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***258016mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***298916mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **191614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **78716mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***298214mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **211018mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **160218mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **35520mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***82418mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***442624mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *49116mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***340414mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **232310mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *24710mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *33910mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *59110mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **211314mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **253416mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***369816mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***274116mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***343318mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *47414mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***226422mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***272222mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***96320mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *25516mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **66614mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***3756mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *69114mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **55514mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **70018mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **69118mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***160020mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***255222mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***89824mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *86918mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***279810mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***103714mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **59014mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **29612mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **22216mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***216416mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***174416mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **80426mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***148322mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 20816mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***111022mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***76316mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *103014mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***134416mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **129516mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *159414mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***251720mStanage North
The PinionHVD *53216mStanage North
The ArielVD **49916mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *71212mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **71312mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **66912mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *9548mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *7328mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *25410mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *69710mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *79012mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **117514mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***249316mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *14412mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **8848mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5028mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***139012mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***155410mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **88310mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***16214mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***46014mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***90610mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *48122mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16624mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *32924mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***153222mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***135920mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***173320mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **110227m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***75522mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***15422mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***131326m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **171924m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***160432mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *26835mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **111628mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *41720mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***160422mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **77628mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***137622mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **55020mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *118810mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *140410mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1570?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *104112mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***265014mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **318012mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***114012mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *16512mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***342816mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***329518mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***296412mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***133620m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **158816mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **150016mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **131914mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *202512mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***239014mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***106016mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***69211mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***75820mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***103215mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **99612mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***26212mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***36920mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***57321mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***27025mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **40025mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***78418mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4061mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **199912mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *217214mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **164214mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **144216mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *67512mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **107716mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *62514mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **228312mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **97214mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **167014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *62614mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **101612mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 129?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *70412mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *125814mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *28912mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *62114mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *54012mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *49312mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **87114mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **43114mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***71316mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***86030m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **43718mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***46020m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***21822mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **33810mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteHVD 4a **16230mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3126mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **19726mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***110?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *246?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a *202?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***49812mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***58116mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **46726m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***29918mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***56818mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***27428mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***38224mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **12518mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *50630m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***78438m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **10018mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***19718mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***230740m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **22124mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***90132mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **14528mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **9118mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **114810mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **66416mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***196724mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***142428mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **106024mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***88024mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***168430m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **61324m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***94818mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***197522m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *35514mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***144522m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **71318mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***20916mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***33614mThe Five Clouds
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