Me on Bow-Shaped Slab - taken by Jon Leighton on a hanging belay
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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.

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AddClimb nameGradeTicks?HeightCrag name
1DoorpostHS 4b ***152355m• 3Bosigran
2Right AngleHS 4b ***351?Gurnard's Head
3Flannel AvenueHS 4b **181?Chair Ladder
4Demo RouteHS 4b ***160325m• 2Sennen
5Central GrooveHS 4b ***1408?• 2The Dewerstone
6Wall StreetHS 4b **20632m• 2Cormorant Ledge
7The Devil's SlideHS 4a ***631117m• 5Lundy
8ZeldaHS 4b ***77255m• 2Wintour's Leap
9Temporary Lifestyle4c **25413mCave Hole
10Sea MistHS 4a **98830mSaddle Head
11Bow-Shaped SlabHS 4a ***413?Flimston Bay
12Diedre SudHS 4a ***331?Mowing Word
13Main WallHS 4b ***661140m• 6Cyrn Las
14Dives/Better ThingsHS 4b ***67860m• 2Dinas Cromlech
15Direct RouteHS 4c ***26388m• 7Glyder Fach
16Manx WallHS 4b ***5355m• 2Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
17Christmas Curry / Micah EliminateHS 4a ***146275m• 3Craig Bwlch y Moch...
18Creagh Dhu WallHS 4b ***85065m• 2Craig y Castell...
19White Streak/Honeysuckle CornerHS 4b **19?Craig Yr Wrysgan
20The CracksHS 4c ***100190m• 6Dinas Mot
21Pinnacle WallS **121?Craig Yr Ysfa
22Brown's CrackHS 4b ***111512mBamford Edge
23Route 1HS 4b ***26518mWimberry Rocks
24Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***12218mKinder Southern...
25Christmas CrackHS 4a ***303816mStanage Popular
26Nasal ButtressHS 4b ***22016mDovestones Edge
27Tophet WallHS 4a ***45575m• 4The Napes
28Hopkinson's CrackHS 4a ***59?Dow Crag
29Rib and Slab ClimbHS 4b ***105?Pillar Rock
30RevelationHS ***90143m• 2Raven Crag...
31ArdusMVS 4b ***123340m• 3Shepherds Crag
32Moss Ghyll GroovesMVS 4c ***23979m• 4Scafell Crag
33The FangMVS 4a ***24940m• 2Gouther Crags
34Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***28717mAlmscliff
35MoonshineHS 4b ***52?Attermire Scar
36Main WallHS ***183?Crag Lough
37College GroovesHS 4b ***24?Henhole Crags
38Cave RouteHS 4b ***27725mHuntly's Cave
39IntegrityVS 4c ***35476m• 2Sron na Ciche
40Ardverikie WallHS 4b ***552185m• 6Binnein Shuas crag
41Shark CrackHS 4b ***33?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
42The WeightHS ***79?Fulmar Wall
43Central CrackHS ***26745mGlen Clova - Red...
44Open SecretHS 4b ***13135mStone Valley Crags
45Nirvana WallHS 4b ***51?Aonach Dubh, East...
46Leac GlasHS 4b ***33?Meall Meadhoin
47The Talisman (Summer)HS 4a ***124100mCreag a'choire...
48Commando CrackHS ***32105m• 6Sgurr Alasdair...
49ButterknifeHS 4b ***83?Garbh Bheinn, South...
50Hailstone CrackHS 4b ***37?Beauport
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