Hoods seconding The sole (HVS 5b) at Crookrise
@ndyM@rsh@ll, Jun 2006
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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 *1517mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *198mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *419mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *679mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **35611mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4499mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *80111mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *77111mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **71711mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7309mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***91612mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **43912mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *469mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *28412mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **42216mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***105715mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***16712mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *18512mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 368mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4428mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6378mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4148mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***50711mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **45?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *6?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 223mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1320m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***103?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***370?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***612?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **420?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **209?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *287?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3335m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***167?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***262?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *139?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *207?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **39?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **362?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***360?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *73?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *138?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **71?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *34?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **118?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 124?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***607?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***590?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **94915mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***217714mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **145212mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 10411mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 18511mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 28?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *27212mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *28410mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **163610mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***104515mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **26718mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***45418mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***32317mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***91817mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***84715mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **35114mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **288?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *113?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *88?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19120mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***29728m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***684?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **40818mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **37615mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *588?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***82415mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *55?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***298?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **64?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***147?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***13517mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***199?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***294?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***305?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **139?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *87?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *20?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***60?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **11812mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***6614mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5012mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***5520mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***15818mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2518mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***29018mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **18818mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *568mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7110mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***20435m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2818mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***15818mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4316mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **13520mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***28126mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **18424mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***28320mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7920mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **5060mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***14616mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *1916mKinder 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 *1718mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***5818mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***17118mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *52812mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *39610mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **85612mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **81312mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *9112mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **57212mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 23112mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *62312mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **67512mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***89812mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2198mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 638mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***57214mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 18614mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *10528mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 68910mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **112710mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *112910mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *130410mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **162510mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *86110mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **186712mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *23410mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 51410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 38712mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *60810mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***79214mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *12714mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***77912mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **27314mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **37812mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **19922mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***155520mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***113414mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **5929mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **18120mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4828mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***24420mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***26316mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *16614mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **143514mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **49514mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***57620mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***168714mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2588mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **61810mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***137312mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***101514mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *48210mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **100110mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 508mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *175812mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **293214mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***266716mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***312316mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **200714mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **81816mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***312714mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **221218mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **162918mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **40220mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***69418mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***436824mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *50916mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***352714mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **240910mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *24510mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *34710mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *60210mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **218814mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **261716mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***383316mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***281316mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***354718mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *48014mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***235322mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***281122mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***92020mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *27416mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **68214mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***3936mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *69814mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **58614mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **74718mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **72718mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***166820mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***264622mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***82024mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *89818mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***277710mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***108114mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **59714mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **28512mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **21716mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***222616mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***181716mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **83826mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***153322mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 21516mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***115022mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***80216mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *108014mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***138716mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **132616mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *164814mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***259320mStanage North
The PinionHVD *53716mStanage North
The ArielVD **50616mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *72612mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **72912mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **69112mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *9758mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *7618mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *26010mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *71810mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *82912mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **118314mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***257516mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *14612mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **9158mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5268mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***144612mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***160210mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **91410mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***20314mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***43714mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***124210mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *49322mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16024mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *33224mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***157122mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***132520mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***179220mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **109727m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***83822mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***16122mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***137126m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **177724m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***165532mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *27535mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **118928mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *42420mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***168722mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **86228mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***144322mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **61220mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *124110mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *145210mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1646?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *108312mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***271214mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **327612mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***118812mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *16912mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***353716mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***340618mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***329612mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***162520m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **166816mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **157416mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **135814mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *209512mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***251814mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***111016mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***72911mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***75420mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***112615mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **103212mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***22412mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***35820mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***58821mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***25725mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **40325mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***81218mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4241mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **209112mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *226514mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **170514mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **149616mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *70512mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **112016mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *63414mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **236012mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **99314mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **169114mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *68014mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **107712mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 139?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *72712mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *129614mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *29512mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *65714mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *56412mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *50912mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **88014mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **45314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***68716mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***89530m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **45118mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***44320m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***21222mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **35310mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArÍteHVD 4a **16430mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3226mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **20026mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***11225mDuke's Quarry
Route 1V0 *245?Black Rocks
Route 2V0+ *201?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***50612mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***59616mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **48126m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***33918mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***62518mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***27828mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***39724mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **13318mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *52030m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***80338m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **10218mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***20918mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***196840m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **23824mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***94032mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **14928mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **9418mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **118510mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **70816mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***203524mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***146628mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **116524mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***92324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***184730m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **65024m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***88018mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***209622m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *34414mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***149822m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **75818mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***23116mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***32114mThe Five Clouds
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