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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 *1727mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *268mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *479mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *769mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **39211mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4779mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *85511mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *82411mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **78511mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7739mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***97712mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **48412mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *539mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *30112mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **45316mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***114115mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17812mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *20312mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 428mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4788mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6868mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4518mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***58411mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **51?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *6?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 323mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1520m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***135?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***391?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***657?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **450?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **223?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *300?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3535m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***185?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***293?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *145?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *216?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **42?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **386?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***388?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *75?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *144?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **79?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *36?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **123?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 130?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***660?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***652?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **102215mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***236714mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **156612mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 12011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 19711mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 35?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *29412mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *31310mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2818mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **179710mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***111915mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **30818mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***49318mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***40817mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***102517mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***92415mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **41014mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **306?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *118?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *90?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19720mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***34028m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***747?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **45118mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **41415mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *617?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***91615mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *64?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***338?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **71?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***170?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***13817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***226?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***314?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***328?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **161?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *100?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***60?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **14012mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***10314mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5212mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***9220mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***18218mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **3218mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***35218mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **21818mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *698mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7610mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***21535m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2918mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***16918mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4416mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **16620mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***35826mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **23024mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***30320mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **9620mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **6560mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1540mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***16216mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *2116mKinder Scout...
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *614mKinder Scout...
The Great ChimneyHS 4b ***3018mKinder 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 ***6018mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***18218mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *55812mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *43010mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **91112mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **86712mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *10212mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **61112mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 25212mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *67612mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **72612mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***101512mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2358mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 668mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***64414mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 19914mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *11308mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 73310mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **123910mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *120510mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *141810mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **178110mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *92710mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **203912mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *26210mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 55210mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 42812mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *65810mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***84714mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *13414mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***84312mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **30114mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **43112mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **22722mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***177920mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***122214mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **6459mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **20420mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *5428mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***32720mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3114mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***31816mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *17614mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **157914mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **56314mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***68620mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***185314mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2788mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **68610mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***157912mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***110414mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *52710mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **106810mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 528mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *185712mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **319914mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***289616mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***337416mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **220614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **88416mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***342414mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **238818mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **179718mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **43120mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***93218mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***489224mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *55216mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***382314mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **258610mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *26110mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *36010mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *64210mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **236114mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **284416mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***420616mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***306516mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***386518mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *51114mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***257522mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***304422mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***111320mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *29116mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **77814mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***4666mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *76514mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **61314mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **81018mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **79318mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***181420mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***291022mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***100224mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *95518mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***316510mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***118714mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **69414mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **32512mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **24916mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***239916mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***195516mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **89126mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***164422mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 23316mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***124122mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***87116mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *115414mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***150416mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **142916mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *176614mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***278920mStanage North
The PinionHVD *57416mStanage North
The ArielVD **55216mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *78212mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **77312mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **74112mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *10458mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *8068mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *28210mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *77010mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *86912mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **129214mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***272616mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *15112mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **9828mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5578mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***155912mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***169510mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **99310mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***21314mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***52114mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***133510mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *52422mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16324mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *35724mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***171822mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***154220mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***195620mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **123527m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***92422mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***22222mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***151026m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **191924m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***177232mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *30735mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **126128mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *48320mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***182622mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **91828mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***155622mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **66520mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *131010mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *152910mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1753?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *112812mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***286614mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **345712mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***126212mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *17212mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***372716mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***363318mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***347512mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***171520m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **174816mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **164516mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **144814mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *220112mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***267514mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***117316mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***78111mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***83520mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***121215mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **109512mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***29612mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***41820mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***63521mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***30425mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **44925mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***86018mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4561mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **223512mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *242214mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **182114mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **160916mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *75812mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **118216mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *67814mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **253712mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **109614mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **186314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *70814mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **116012mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 150?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *77412mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *138514mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *31112mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *70214mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *60612mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *54612mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **94514mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **50314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***79416mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***94530m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **49418mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***48520m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***23622mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **39310mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArÍteHVD 4a **18030mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3526mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **22426mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***11625mDuke's Quarry
Route 1V0 *249?Black Rocks
Route 2V0+ *203?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***53312mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***63116mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **54726m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***37318mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***68618mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***35828mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***43824mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **15318mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *58730m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***86638m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **13118mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***27318mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***258340m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **24924mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***115932mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **17428mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **11318mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **125610mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **76716mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***217324mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***155328mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **126324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***105424mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***197430m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **68624m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***105418mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***222922m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *38214mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***159322m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **79818mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***25016mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***38314mThe Five Clouds
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