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@ndyM@rsh@ll, Jun 2006 © JamesHood

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 *1637mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *258mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *459mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *739mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **37911mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4599mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *83111mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *79511mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **75611mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7539mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***94612mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **46812mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *479mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *29112mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **43516mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***109815mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17412mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *19812mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 408mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4628mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6688mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4328mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***56611mBrimham 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 ***382?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***634?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **434?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **215?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *293?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3435m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***179?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***286?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *139?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *212?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **41?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **372?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***367?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *74?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *141?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **72?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *34?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **119?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 126?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***635?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***624?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **99015mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***226814mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **151512mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 11311mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 18611mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 28?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *29012mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *30410mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2718mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **172610mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***108215mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **30018mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***47018mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***39317mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***96617mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***88515mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **38814mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **302?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *116?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *89?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19720mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***33128m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***706?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **43518mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **39715mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *603?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***87115mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *61?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***330?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **67?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***161?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***13817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***224?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***305?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***316?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **145?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *98?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***60?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **13212mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***8914mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5112mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***8120mWimberry 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 ***21035m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2918mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***16318mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4316mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **15820mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***34626mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **21824mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***29320mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **9120mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **6460mKinder 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 *54012mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *41310mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **87312mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **83212mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *9712mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **58612mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 23312mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *64712mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **69412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***97512mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2308mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 638mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***61914mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 19414mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *10908mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 71010mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **117910mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *116110mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *136010mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **170410mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *89710mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **195712mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *25010mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 53410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 41612mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *63510mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***81814mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *13114mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***80412mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **28514mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **39212mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **21922mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***168920mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***115814mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **6099mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **19120mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *5028mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***31020mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***30116mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *16714mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **149414mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **54114mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***65320mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***175514mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2578mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **66310mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***151312mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***106414mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *50710mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **103310mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 528mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *179812mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **303314mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***275916mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***321416mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **209214mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **84916mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***325314mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **228718mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **170418mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **41520mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***87918mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***468424mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *52916mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***364014mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **246810mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *25010mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *35510mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *62010mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **224214mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **269116mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***396516mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***290816mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***367218mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *49814mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***244622mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***290122mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***105520mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *28316mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **73014mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***4266mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *73614mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **59514mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **76518mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **74618mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***172520mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***274222mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***96324mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *92418mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***300510mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***111814mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **65314mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **31812mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **23616mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***228416mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***187316mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **86426mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***158022mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 22116mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***116922mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***81816mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *110614mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***144616mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **138716mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *169314mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***268220mStanage North
The PinionHVD *56216mStanage North
The ArielVD **53216mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *75612mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **75212mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **71612mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *10048mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *7828mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *26710mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *74810mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *84812mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **125514mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***264916mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *14912mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **9438mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5248mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***148612mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***164310mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **95010mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***21214mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***50614mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***127510mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *50422mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16224mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *34624mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***163222mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***145820mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***184720mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **118227m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***86622mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***19722mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***143226m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **182724m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***169332mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *29435mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **122028mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *46420mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***174222mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **88328mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***147922mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **62220mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *127310mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *147910mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1682?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *110712mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***278014mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **336312mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***121612mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *16912mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***362416mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***349818mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***337112mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***166320m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **169916mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **159816mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **139714mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *212912mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***257814mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***112516mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***74311mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***81020mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***116815mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **105712mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***27912mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***39720mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***60021mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***28725mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **43225mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***83518mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4411mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **213812mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *231514mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **174514mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **153116mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *72712mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **114016mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *65714mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **241512mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **104314mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **177614mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *68514mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **111012mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 145?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *74512mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *133014mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *30212mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *67314mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *58012mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *52012mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **92214mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **48314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***75716mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***90830m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **47518mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***47520m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***23422mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **38310mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArÍteHVD 4a **17430mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3226mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **21426mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***8025mDuke's Quarry
Route 1V0 *247?Black Rocks
Route 2V0+ *201?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***52412mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***61616mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **51926m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***34818mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***64318mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***33528mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***34724mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **13418mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *55630m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***81638m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **11518mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***21118mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***246640m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **24324mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***110132mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **14928mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **9418mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **121810mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **72916mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***209424mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***150128mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **120424mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***101124mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***189730m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **66324m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***101318mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***216322m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *37014mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***153922m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **78218mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***22216mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***33314mThe Five Clouds
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