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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 *1517mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *198mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *409mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *679mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **34911mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4429mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *78711mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *76011mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **70711mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7079mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***89212mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **44612mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *449mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *26712mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **40616mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***103215mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***14312mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *18212mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 368mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4378mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6288mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4008mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***50211mBrimham 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 ***1220m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***101?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***348?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***592?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **399?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **195?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *261?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3035m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***160?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***273?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *133?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *206?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **39?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **353?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***365?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *70?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *133?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **70?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *33?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **112?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 123?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***585?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***548?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **91615mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***210914mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **143212mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 10311mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 17711mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 28?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *26212mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *28110mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **162010mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***101815mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **26218mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***41518mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***36317mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***82617mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***83115mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **36614mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **285?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *112?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *85?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19120mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***29628m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***669?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **39418mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **37915mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *577?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***82915mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *55?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***307?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **64?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***144?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***11117mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***194?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***273?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***269?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **138?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *86?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *20?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***59?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **12012mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***6614mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *4912mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***5520mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***15818mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2518mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***28918mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **18618mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *558mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7010mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***17935m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2718mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***13018mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4216mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **13420mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***33226mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **20624mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***28120mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **8220mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **5060mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***9516mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *1816mKinder 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 *1618mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***4418mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***14018mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *51612mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *39010mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **81812mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **78812mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *9012mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **54812mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 22212mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *61412mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **65112mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***92712mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2108mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 658mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***55214mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 18114mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *10188mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 66910mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **109710mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *109910mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *126710mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **157710mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *83610mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **182112mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *22210mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 49410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 37812mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *58910mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***75914mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *12314mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***75012mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **26314mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **35912mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **19522mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***161020mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***110814mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **5849mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **17820mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4828mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***29020mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***26216mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *16914mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **135414mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **49814mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***56120mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***162514mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2538mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **62110mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***141112mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***98114mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *47910mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **96910mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 508mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *171412mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **283314mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***259816mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***302216mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **193614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **79516mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***300814mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **214818mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **161018mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **38120mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***82718mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***446024mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *50316mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***342914mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **233610mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *24310mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *34010mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *58410mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **212214mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **254416mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***372816mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***274616mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***346018mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *47714mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***227822mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***274022mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***96620mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *25516mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **67114mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***3766mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *68014mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **54314mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **69118mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **69818mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***161420mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***256922mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***90224mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *84718mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***281610mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***97114mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **57014mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **28112mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **22716mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***218116mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***175716mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **81726mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***148722mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 21216mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***111922mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***77016mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *105314mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***135116mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **132716mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *160614mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***253120mStanage North
The PinionHVD *52616mStanage North
The ArielVD **50516mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *72012mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **71712mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **67812mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *9658mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *7438mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *25810mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *70610mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *80512mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **118414mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***251316mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *14512mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **8968mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5008mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***140312mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***156410mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **88910mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***16314mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***46714mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***120710mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *46922mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16724mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *32624mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***153722mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***136420mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***174820mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **110527m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***81622mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***15622mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***132426m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **173224m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***161332mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *26835mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **116128mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *41920mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***163022mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **82428mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***139322mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **59320mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *120210mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *141910mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1589?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *105212mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***252714mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **319712mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***114812mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *16512mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***344816mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***331718mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***321812mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***159720m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **161916mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **151816mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **132914mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *204712mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***246014mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***108116mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***70111mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***76720mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***109615mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **100712mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***26312mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***37620mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***58221mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***27325mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **40025mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***78818mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4091mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **201912mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *219014mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **165614mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **144916mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *68412mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **108616mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *63214mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **229712mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **98014mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **168214mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *63614mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **102712mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 130?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *71012mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *126614mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *29012mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *63814mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *54612mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *49912mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **88214mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **44014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***71816mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***87730m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **44018mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***46420m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***22322mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **36410mBlack Rocks
Stonnis AreteHVD 4a **16230mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3126mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **20526mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***80?Duke's Quarry
Route 1 (Slab problem #3)VS 4c *242?Black Rocks
Route 2 (Slab problem #1)VS 5a *199?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***48012mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***58616mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **46926m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***33318mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***57018mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***31128mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***33124mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **13018mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *54730m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***78838m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **11218mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***24118mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***233640m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **16724mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***102832mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **15928mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **9218mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **115610mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **68116mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***197724mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***143328mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **111924mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***88424mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***179330m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **63624m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***96018mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***205022m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *34114mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***144922m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **74418mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***21116mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***34014mThe Five Clouds
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