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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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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Dancing BearHVD *1627mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *258mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *429mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *689mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **37211mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4539mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *82611mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *78811mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **74811mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7509mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***94012mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **46512mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *479mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *29012mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **43416mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***109115mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17212mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *19812mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 398mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4598mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6638mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4288mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***56211mBrimham 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 ***378?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***628?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **430?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **213?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *293?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3435m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***179?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***266?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *139?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *211?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **40?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **370?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***365?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *74?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *141?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **72?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *34?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **118?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 126?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***629?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***617?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **97815mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***224314mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **150412mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 11011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 18611mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 28?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *28412mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *28910mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **171410mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***106915mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **29518mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***46218mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***38517mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***87817mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***85115mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **38414mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **296?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *116?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *89?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19420mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***32728m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***698?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **43118mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **39515mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *599?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***86115mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *60?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***327?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **67?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***161?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***13817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***222?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***303?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***313?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **143?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *97?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***60?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **13212mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***6814mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5112mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***5620mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***17818mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2818mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***29918mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **19518mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *618mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7210mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***20735m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2918mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***16218mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4316mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **15420mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***33926mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **20924mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***24020mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **8620mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **6360mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***10016mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *2016mKinder Scout...
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *614mKinder Scout...
The Great ChimneyHS 4b ***2818mKinder 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 ***5818mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***14618mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *53612mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *41210mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **87012mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **83112mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *9712mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **58012mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 23312mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *64112mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **69212mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***96712mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2238mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 638mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***61114mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 19214mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *10878mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 70510mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **116810mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *115510mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *135010mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **168410mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *88910mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **193112mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *24710mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 52910mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 41212mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *63410mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***80814mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *12914mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***79512mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **27814mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **39012mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **21822mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***168120mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***115214mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **6089mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **18720mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *5028mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***30520mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***29916mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *16714mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **147914mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **53814mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***65020mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***173814mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2568mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **66110mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***150312mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***105814mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *50510mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **102310mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 528mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *178712mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **300814mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***273516mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***319116mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **206614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **84516mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***320914mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **227018mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **169618mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **41420mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***87218mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***463224mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *52616mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***360514mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **245010mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *24710mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *35110mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *60910mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **222514mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **267016mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***393016mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***288216mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***364318mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *48914mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***242222mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***287722mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***103420mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *28216mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **72414mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***3946mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *70514mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **59214mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **75818mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **73918mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***171020mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***271822mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***83524mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *91718mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***297110mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***103014mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **64314mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **31612mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **22116mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***227316mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***185616mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **85526mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***132222mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 22016mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***115722mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***81316mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *110414mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***142416mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **138316mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *168314mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***265620mStanage North
The PinionHVD *55916mStanage North
The ArielVD **52916mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *74912mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **74512mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **71212mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *9878mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *7788mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *26610mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *74010mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *83712mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **123914mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***262416mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *14912mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **9158mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5228mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***147612mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***163710mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **94010mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***21114mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***49714mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***126910mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *48722mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16224mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *33624mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***161922mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***144520mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***183720mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **116727m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***85922mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***19622mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***141826m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **181224m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***168232mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *28935mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **121028mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *45720mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***172922mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **88128mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***142022mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **61920mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *126710mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *147310mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1675?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *110312mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***276514mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **334812mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***121112mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *16912mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***360816mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***347918mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***335912mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***165220m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **169216mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **159216mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **137314mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *211912mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***256514mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***112116mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***74011mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***80620mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***115715mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **105012mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***27712mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***39320mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***59721mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***28625mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **42925mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***83318mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4391mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **212912mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *230414mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **173414mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **151816mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *71312mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **113816mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *65114mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **239812mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **103814mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **176114mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *66714mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **110112mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 144?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *73912mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *132414mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *29712mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *66714mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *57312mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *51212mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **91714mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **48214mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***75116mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***90530m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **45818mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***44620m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***21722mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **36110mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArÍteHVD 4a **16530mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3226mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **21026mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***8025mDuke's Quarry
Route 1V0 *246?Black Rocks
Route 2V0+ *201?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***52212mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***61116mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **51826m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***34618mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***63818mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***33228mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***34624mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **13418mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *55630m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***81238m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **11518mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***21118mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***246040m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **18224mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***109732mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **14928mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **9418mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **121110mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **72516mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***208024mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***149528mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **119924mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***100624mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***188030m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **66124m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***100618mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***214822m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *34814mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***152722m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **77918mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***22116mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***33114mThe Five Clouds
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