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Soloing Left Unconquerable
© Franco Cookson OLD, Oct 2008

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 *1557mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *198mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *419mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *679mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **35211mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4499mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *81311mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *77411mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **73211mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7319mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***92512mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **44112mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *469mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *27912mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **41216mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***102815mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17012mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *18812mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 368mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4478mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6438mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4128mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***51911mBrimham 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 ***366?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***602?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **416?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **205?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *277?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *3335m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***167?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***263?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *137?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *209?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **39?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **362?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***361?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *73?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *139?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **72?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *34?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **116?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 125?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***616?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***604?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **96215mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***220314mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **147912mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 10411mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 18611mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 28?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *27512mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *28610mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **168610mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***106015mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **26818mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***42318mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***32317mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***86517mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***85815mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **35514mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **300?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *114?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *88?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19520mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***29928m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***668?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **42718mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **38015mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *594?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***85315mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *58?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***304?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **66?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***149?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***11617mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***201?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***300?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***277?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **140?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *88?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***60?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **12412mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***6814mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5112mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***5620mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***16218mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2818mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***29718mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **19418mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *608mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7210mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***20635m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2818mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***16018mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4316mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **13620mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***28126mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **18524mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***23720mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **7920mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **5060mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1340mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***9716mKinder 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 *1718mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***4518mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***14618mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *53312mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *40110mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **86512mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **81112mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *9212mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **56212mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 23312mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *63712mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **67412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***90812mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2258mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 638mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***57914mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 19114mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *10678mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 69610mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **114710mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *114410mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *133010mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **165610mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *87510mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **189912mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *24510mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 51410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 38812mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *62310mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***80414mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *12814mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***74512mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **27514mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **38512mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **20022mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***155920mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***108514mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **5999mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **18220mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *4828mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***24620mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***26516mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *16614mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **142314mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **50014mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***64020mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***171414mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2538mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **64910mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***148012mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***97114mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *48710mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **97310mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 518mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *177512mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **297314mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***270116mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***315616mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **204314mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **79616mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***317714mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **224518mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **165318mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **38920mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***86818mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***458724mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *51916mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***356414mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **243510mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *24710mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *35010mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *60710mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **221614mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **264816mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***388116mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***284616mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***359418mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *48514mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***225322mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***283822mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***101020mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *28016mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **69014mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***3936mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *72314mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **56614mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **74918mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **70618mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***168320mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***268022mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***83024mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *88218mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***293910mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***109914mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **60314mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **31312mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **23116mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***225016mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***183616mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **79826mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***155222mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 21816mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***109322mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***73716mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *106914mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***136416mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **133616mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *165714mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***248020mStanage North
The PinionHVD *54116mStanage North
The ArielVD **51216mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *70512mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **72312mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **68012mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *9808mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *7708mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *26210mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *72610mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *83312mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **123314mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***260516mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *14712mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **9288mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5308mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***145712mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***161810mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **92710mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***17414mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***49114mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***125810mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *48622mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **16224mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *34124mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***159622mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***142320mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***182020mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **115527m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***79222mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***16522mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***140426m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **179524m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***166932mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *27835mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **116128mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *44920mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***170622mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **87328mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***145922mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **57620mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *125310mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *146510mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1641?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *109512mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***274514mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **330912mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***112812mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *16912mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***357716mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***344018mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***333412mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***163920m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **166616mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **155216mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **137814mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *210912mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***247914mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***91116mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***73511mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***76820mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***115115mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **104712mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***22812mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***36320mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***49121mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***26025mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **41325mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***79518mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4291mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **208412mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *228014mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **172314mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **150916mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *70712mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **112816mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *63714mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **238212mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **102514mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **175014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *66614mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **107412mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 138?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *72712mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *129114mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *29612mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *64814mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *57012mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *50712mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **88414mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **47614mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***74416mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***76730m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **45218mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***44420m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***21322mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **35610mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArÍteHVD 4a **16430mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3226mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **20026mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***8025mDuke's Quarry
Route 1V0 *246?Black Rocks
Route 2V0+ *201?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***51712mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***60416mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **48126m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***34318mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***63418mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***32928mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***40424mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **13418mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *52130m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***73438m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **10218mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***21018mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***243640m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **18224mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***108732mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **14928mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **9418mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **117610mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **71216mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***205824mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***148428mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **118424mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***94324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***186530m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **65624m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***88918mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***212922m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *34514mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***147022m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **73418mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***21916mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***32514mThe Five Clouds
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