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'The 100 Best UK VS routes?' ticklist

contributed by The Ivanator Feb/11
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Includes all 16 VS ticks from Classic and Hard Rock and adds another 84 to make a round 100. List compiled and selected from a wealth of contributions from UKC regulars via the Forums. Enjoy! A few are not graded VS in the UKC logbooks, but are generally accepted as VS.

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AddClimb nameGradeTicks?HeightCrag name
BennyVS ***8150m• 3Promenade
Little Brown JugVS 5a ***105065m• 3Bosigran
Anvil ChorusVS 4c **72160m• 4Bosigran
DioceseVS 5a ***471?Chair Ladder
South Face DirectVS 4c ***472?Chair Ladder
Wreckers' SlabVS 4b **349115m• 3Cornakey Cliff
Lost HorizonVS 5a ***582?Baggy Point
KinkybootsVS 4c **471?Baggy Point
AlbionVS 4c ***379107m• 4Lundy
Diamond SolitaireVS 4c **283?• 2Lundy
Inkerman GrooveVS 4c ***507?Chudleigh Rocks
WhittVS 4c ***43337m• 2Symonds Yat
The Angel's GirdleVS 5a ***102110m• 4Wintour's Leap
Piton RouteVS 4c ***45758m• 3Avon Gorge (Main...
Climbers' Club OrdinaryVS 4b **449?• 3The Dewerstone
OsirisVS 4c ***437?Fall Bay Buttress,...
Blue SkyVS 4b ***51154m• 2Saddle Head
ArmoricanHVS 5a **708?Craig Caerfai
Curving CrackVS 4c ***18066m• 3Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Longland's ClimbVS 4c ***194126m• 5Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Sabre CutVS 4c **81855m• 2Dinas Cromlech
Direct RouteVS 5b ***80574m• 4Dinas Mot
Belle Vue BastionVS 4c **21148m• 2Tryfan (East Face)
Kirkus's RouteVS 4c **228?Craig Yr Ogof (Cwm...
DoomVS 4c ***39?Craig Cywarch (aka...
Mur y NiwlVS 4c ***207?Craig Yr Ysfa
OxineVS 4c ***195?Clogwyn y Wenallt
One Step in the CloudsVS 4c ***235769m• 4Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Green LightVS 4c ***12?Gogarth South Stack
KinbergVS 4c ***11018mPinfold Area
NeaVS 4b **91475m• 4Clogwyn y Grochan
Grey SlabVS 4b **21581m• 2Glyder Fawr crag
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***212622mStanage Popular
ValkyrieVS 4c ***168240m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
Tower FaceVS 5a ***11718mLaddow Rocks
The MallVS 4c ***124522mMillstone Edge
Ten Craters of WisdomVS 5a **22432m• 2Dovedale
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***23728mHen Cloud
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***24826mShining Clough Rocks
Fairy NuffVS 4c ***14318mStanding Stones
The FileVS 4c ***78910mHiggar Tor
TopsailVS 4c ***198512mBirchen Edge
Central ClimbVS 4c ***63638m• 3Hen Cloud
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***80832mRoaches Lower Tier
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***290418mStanage Popular
Chee Tor GirdleVS 5a ***255?• 4Chee Dale Lower
Eliminate 'A'VS 4c ***556?• 6Dow Crag
Murray's DirectVS 4c ***286?Dow Crag
North West AreteVS 4b ***481?Gimmer Crag
'F' RouteVS 4c ***551?Gimmer Crag
Haste NotVS 4c ***370?White Ghyll
Botterill's SlabVS 4c ***30787m• 3Scafell Crag
Mickledore GroovesVS 4c ***13167m• 2Scafell East...
North-West ClimbMVS 4b ***57?Pillar Rock
AdamVS 5a ***848?Shepherds Crag
Eagle FrontVS 4c ***129150m• 8Eagle Crag...
Overhanging BastionVS 5a ***604?Castle Rock of...
Square Chimney/Medusa Wall CombinationVS ***73?Esk Buttress (Dow...
Jean JeanieVS 4c ***89525mTrowbarrow
The CrackVS 4c ***551?Gimmer Crag
Engineer's SlabsVS 4c ***15960m• 2Gable Crag
The Night WatchVS 4b ***167?Whitestone Cliffe
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***36118mAlmscliff
Arete DirectVS 4c ***97?Simons Seat
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***89115mBrimham Rocks
TacitationVS 5a ***630?Kyloe Crag (Kyloe...
Pinnacle FaceVS 4c ***212?Crag Lough
Marcher LordVS 5a ***170?Berryhill
Original RouteVS 5a ***30570m• 4Old Man of Stoer
The EdgeVS 4c ***142?Loudoun Hill
Proud CornerVS 4c ***316?Glen Clova - Red...
Grooved AreteVS 4b **8190m• 3Buachaille Etive Mor
The MousetrapVS 4c ***84?Creag an Dubh Loch
Scabbard (Summer)VS 4c ***49105m• 3Creag a'choire...
King BeeVS 5a ***221?Creag Dubh,...
Fallout CornerVS 4b **110?Coire an Lochain...
Phantom SlabVS 4c ***14260m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
DamnationVS 4b **23330mPolldubh Crags,...
Spartan SlabVS 4c **486?Beinn Trilleachan...
Sword of GideonVS 4c **183125m• 4Sgurr a'Chaorachain
Black PigVS 4c ***47?Reiff - Roinn...
Black GoldVS 4c ***90?Reiff - Roinn...
Pain PillarVS 4c ***90125mHawkcraig
Fionn ButtressVS 4c ***49240m• 11Carnmore Crag
Whether WallVS 4c **101?The Cobbler
Whither WhetherVS 4b ***12740mThe Cobbler
Jamie JampotVS 4c ***137?Suidhe Biorach
Shangri-LaVS 4c ***33?Sron na Ciche
Grand DiedreVS 4c ***23?Thearlaich-Dubh...
Perfect GrooveVS 4c ***945mEshaness Lighthouse
The GrooveVS 5a ***44130mDunkeld, Craig a...
The Long ClimbVS ***74420m• 11Ben Nevis
The ChasmVS ***105450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
Clean SweepVS 4c ***144?Hell's Lum
The South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***269?• 13Cir Mhor (South...
The Great ProwHVS 5a *3585m• 5Bla Bheinn
Groove ArmadaVS 4c ***1635mSarclet
The FenceVS 4c ***123?Fair Head
GironaVS 5a ***116?Fair Head
Agag's WallVS 4b ***66?Lower Cove
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