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50 Best HS Routes in the UK. ticklist

contributed by The Ivanator Apr/12

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.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
 SOUTH WEST
DoorpostHS 4b ***209655m• 3Bosigran
Right AngleHS 4b ***576?Gurnard's Head
Flannel AvenueHS 4b ***258?Chair Ladder
Demo RouteHS 4b ***221525m• 2Sennen
Central GrooveHS 4b ***1903?• 2The Dewerstone
Wall StreetHS 4b ***30932m• 2Cormorant Ledge
The Devil's SlideHS 4a ***990117m• 5Lundy
ZeldaHS 4b ***112955m• 2Wintour's Leap
Temporary LifestyleHS 4b **35113mCave Hole
 SOUTH WALES
Sea MistHS 4a **135430mSaddle Head
Bow-Shaped SlabHS 4a ***565?Flimston Bay
Diedre SudHS 4a ***497?Mowing Word
 NORTH WALES
Main WallHS 4b ***1136140m• 6Cyrn Las
Dives/Better ThingsVS 4b ***92960m• 2Dinas Cromlech
Direct RouteVS 4c ***43188m• 7Glyder Fach
Manx WallHS 4b ***10755m• 2Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
Christmas Curry / Micah EliminateHS 4b ***194175m• 3Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Creagh Dhu WallHS 4b ***116065m• 2Craig y Castell...
White Streak/Honeysuckle CornerHS 4b **52?• 2Craig Yr Wrysgan
The CracksHS 4c ***138290m• 6Dinas Mot
Pinnacle WallS 4a ***233?Craig Yr Ysfa
 PEAK DISTRICT
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***153712mBamford Edge
Route 1HS 4b ***33918mWimberry Rocks
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***17818mKinder Southern...
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***404716mStanage Popular
Nasal ButtressHS 4b ***30016mDovestones Edge
 LAKE DISTRICT
Tophet WallHS 4a ***79675m• 4The Napes
Hopkinson's CrackHS 4a ***70?Dow Crag
Rib and Slab ClimbHS 4b ***205?Pillar Rock
RevelationHS 4a ***125443m• 2Raven Crag...
ArdusMVS 4b ***155440m• 3Shepherds Crag
Moss Ghyll GroovesMVS 4c ***39579m• 4Scafell Crag
The FangMVS 4a ***32640m• 2Gouther Crags
 NORTHERN ENGLAND
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***39717mAlmscliff
MoonshineHS 4b ***79?Attermire Scar
Main WallHS 4b ***257?Crag Lough
College GroovesHS 4b ***39?Henhole Crags
 SCOTLAND
Cave RouteHS 4b ***35825mHuntly's Cave
IntegrityVS 4c ***61276m• 2Sron na Ciche
Ardverikie WallHS 4b ***870185m• 6Binnein Shuas crag
Shark CrackHS 4b ***39?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
The WeightHS ***112?Fulmar Wall
Central CrackHS ***34845mGlen Clova - Red...
Open SecretHS 4b ***18935mStone Valley Crags
Nirvana WallHS 4b ***109?Aonach Dubh, East...
Leac GlasHS 4b ***40?Meall Meadhoin
The Talisman (Summer)HS 4a ***222100mCreag a'choire...
Commando CrackHS ***60105m• 6Sgurr Alasdair...
ButterknifeHS 4b ***100?Garbh Bheinn, South...
 CHANNEL ISLANDS
Hailstone CrackHS 4b ***48?Beauport
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