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'50 Best HS Routes in the UK.' ticklist

contributed by The Ivanator Apr/12
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According to the logbook graphs of all users HS is the average grade climbed in the UK. But average climbers deserve fantastic climbs too, so here are 50 of the very best... List compiled from a host of Forum suggestions, a few routes not graded HS in UKC logbooks, but all appear as HS in recent guidebooks, except the sprinkling of Lakeland MVS routes which are included to ensure the birthplace of British rock climbing has representation in line with its importance. White Streak/Honeysuckle Corner is one selection - but listed as two routes in the database.

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AddClimb nameGradeTicks?HeightCrag name
1DoorpostHS 4b ***138355m• 3Bosigran
2Right AngleHS 4b ***303?Gurnard's Head
3Flannel AvenueHS 4b **162?Chair Ladder
4Demo RouteHS 4b ***145425m• 2Sennen
5Central GrooveHS 4b ***1261?• 2The Dewerstone
6Wall StreetHS 4b **17932m• 2Cormorant Ledge
7The Devil's SlideHS 4a ***574117m• 5Lundy
8ZeldaHS 4b ***70855m• 2Wintour's Leap
9Temporary LifestyleHS 4b **22712mCave Hole
10Sea MistHS 4a **89430mSaddle Head
11Bow-Shaped SlabHS 4a ***364?Flimston Bay
12Diedre SudHS 4a ***293?Mowing Word
13Main WallHS 4b ***562140m• 6Cyrn Las
14Dives/Better ThingsHS 4b ***59760m• 2Dinas Cromlech
15Direct RouteHS 4c ***20988m• 7Glyder Fach
16Manx WallHS 4b ***4755m• 2Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
17Christmas Curry / Micah EliminateHS 4a ***135175m• 3Craig Bwlch y Moch...
18Creagh Dhu WallHS 4b ***79565m• 2Craig y Castell...
19The White StreakHS 4a *238?Craig Yr Wrysgan
20Honeysuckle CornerHS 4b **197?Craig Yr Wrysgan
21The CracksHS 4c ***88490m• 6Dinas Mot
22Pinnacle WallS **109?Craig Yr Ysfa
23Brown's CrackHS 4b ***100212mBamford Edge
24Route 1HS 4b ***23818mWimberry Rocks
25Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***11018mKinder Southern...
26Christmas CrackHS 4a ***278816mStanage Popular
27Nasal ButtressHS 4b ***20716mDovestones Edge
28Tophet WallHS 4a ***40375m• 4The Napes
29Hopkinson's CrackHS 4a ***52?Dow Crag
30Rib and Slab ClimbHS 4b ***90?Pillar Rock
31RevelationHS ***81843m• 2Raven Crag...
32ArdusMVS 4b ***112440m• 3Shepherds Crag
33Moss Ghyll GroovesMVS 4c ***20779m• 4Scafell Crag
34The FangMVS 4a ***22240m• 2Gouther Crags
35Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***27217mAlmscliff
36MoonshineHS 4b ***43?Attermire Scar
37Main WallHS ***161?Crag Lough
38College GroovesHS 4b ***22?Henhole Crags
39Cave RouteHS 4b ***24825mHuntly's Cave
40IntegrityVS 4c ***31976m• 2Sron na Ciche
41Ardverikie WallHS 4b ***483185m• 6Binnein Shuas crag
42Shark CrackHS 4b ***24?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
43The WeightHS ***71?Fulmar Wall
44Central CrackHS ***23545mGlen Clova - Red...
45Open SecretHS 4b ***11835mStone Valley Crags
46Nirvana WallHS 4b ***42?Aonach Dubh, East...
47Leac GlasHS 4b ***29?Meall Meadhoin
48The Talisman (Summer)HS 4a ***112100mCreag a'choire...
49Commando CrackHS ***26105m• 6Sgurr Alasdair...
50ButterknifeHS 4b ***72?Garbh Bheinn, South...
51Hailstone CrackHS 4b ***35?Beauport
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