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© colin milton, Aug 2006

'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 *1277mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *188mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *389mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *609mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **30711mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerS 4a *4029mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *71711mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *70111mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerMVS 4b **65611mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerHVD *6359mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***76712mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **38212mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *429mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD **24512mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **35316mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***89615mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***13612mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *17112mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 338mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *3888mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **5638mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **3598mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***45111mBrimham 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 ***97?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***310?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***513?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c ***352?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **180?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *226?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b **2835m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***145?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***235?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbVS 4b *125?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *185?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4a *33?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **297?Crookrise
Long ClimbVS 4b ***320?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD 61?Crookrise
Flake WallVS 4b *112?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **59?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *28?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a *97?Crookrise
RushlightS 108?Crookrise
President's SlabHD ***522?Rylstone
Dental slabS ***482?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackMVS 4b **80515mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsS 4a **186514mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD *127212mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 9011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 16811mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 5a 25?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c 23312mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *26010mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **143010mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***74215mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD ***23918mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***36218mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***29317mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***71417mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c **71215mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **30914mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **260?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *108?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *82?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *17620mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***27528m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1715mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***588?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **36818mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **34515mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *538?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***74015mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *49?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***265?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **60?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***127?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***10317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallMVS 4b ***182?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b **239?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a *** 242?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *25?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 19?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD *130?Widdop
Krypton RouteMS *74?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD 15?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***50?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **10112mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***5714mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *4612mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***4520mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***14418mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2418mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***26718mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **16918mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *528mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *6310mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***15635m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***11718mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *3916mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **12320mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***24826mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **16824mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***19820mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7420mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **4860mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***8316mKinder 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 *324mKinder Scout...
Morrison's RouteS 4a *1418mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **920mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***4118mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***12518mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1612mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *46512mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *35110mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **71112mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **69612mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *7712mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **47812mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 20612mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *52912mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **56112mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***78112mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *1898mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 538mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***48314mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 16514mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *9318mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 60510mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **97510mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *97410mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *111910mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **138110mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *74510mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **159512mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *19210mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 45110mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 34312mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *54010mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***60914mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *11514mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***62512mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **22214mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **30812mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **18322mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***135520mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***92114mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD *5199mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **16820mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4328mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***21020mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *2814mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***22916mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *14914mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **120714mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **43114mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***50820mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***120914mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackS 4b *2188mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c *52710mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***116512mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***82114mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *42310mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **81410mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaS 4a 478mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabD *153112mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **239014mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***225816mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***259216mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **165814mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D ***70116mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***259914mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD ***188318mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **142718mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **32420mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***60318mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD ***385024mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *44816mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***295514mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **205610mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4b 22910mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *31410mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *54410mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4a **191114mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c ***220916mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***316516mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***235016mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***292718mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *42514mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***191722mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***229922mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***78420mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectVD **24316mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **55414mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a **3376mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD **60814mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **47814mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **58018mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveVD **59618mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***137520mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***214022mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***70524mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD **75918mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***237510mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4b ***82914mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **49914mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyD **24812mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **19316mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***162516mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***128016mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **68526mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***112922mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 19016mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a **98022mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***62716mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a **91614mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c **114216mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **113816mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *142314mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***209520mStanage North
The PinionHVD **46716mStanage North
The ArielHVD *44716mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c **63512mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **64212mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **58612mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *8708mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD 6608mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyVD *23110mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D 61510mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *70712mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **103114mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***212916mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHVD 12612mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **7898mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a **4598mBurbage North
Amazon CrackVS 4b ***118712mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***121910mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **76010mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***14814mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***39014mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***79610mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c **42322mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b *15124mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD **30624mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***124722mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***112520mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***137520mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **94027m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***67122mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b **13522mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***106626m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **145024m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***121232mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *25635mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **99128mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *37120mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***142622mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD ***72028mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***117422mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **46120mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4c *108010mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *127010mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1407?Lawrencefield
North ClimbS 4a *94212mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***232014mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4c **286212mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***96212mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *15212mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3a ***306716mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***286618mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabE1 5a ***274312mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***122720m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **145616mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **135116mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD *118214mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c **183212mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***215214mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***76316mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***58511mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b **65320mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***93015mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a ***84712mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a **19512mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c **32420mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***44121mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***23325mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectVS 4b **35525mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackVD **69318mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackHD *3801mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b ***180512mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a **196814mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c ***148814mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b ***126316mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *60512mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **95616mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD **56614mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c ***198912mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a ***86314mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **147214mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a **56614mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **90412mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 112?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *63012mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4b **112714mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a 25912mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b **56314mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyS *49512mBirchen Edge
The FunnelHD **45512mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **76414mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **38814mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***57716mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5a ***65330m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **39618mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 5a ***38720m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 4c ***18722mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **30210mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteS 4a **14630mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *2926mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **18126mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***73?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *223?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a 184?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***43212mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***50816mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **42126m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***26318mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***50118mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***24028mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***29324mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **11518mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *45630m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***64338m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **8618mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***17118mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***169040m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **14524mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***81332mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **12528mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **8018mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **100810mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **60416mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***176324mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***126228mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **94824mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***78524mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***154130m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **55324m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***76118mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenS 4a ***179022m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *30914mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***126922m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **64518mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***18116mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***26714mThe Five Clouds
15 e, 718 stars239,8215,169m• 384