Albion, Lundy 2009
© Stacey jg, Jun 2009

'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
1BennyVS ***7950m• 3Promenade
2Little Brown JugVS 5a ***103165m• 3Bosigran
3Anvil ChorusVS 4c **71560m• 4Bosigran
4DioceseVS 5a ***457?Chair Ladder
5South Face DirectVS 4c ***465?Chair Ladder
6Wreckers' SlabVS 4b **341115m• 3Cornakey Cliff
7Lost HorizonVS 5a ***563?Baggy Point
8KinkybootsVS 4c **468?Baggy Point
9AlbionVS 4c ***369107m• 4Lundy
10Diamond SolitaireVS 4c **275?• 2Lundy
11Inkerman GrooveVS 4c ***494?Chudleigh Rocks
12WhittVS 4c ***42337m• 2Symonds Yat
13The Angel's GirdleVS 5a ***102110m• 4Wintour's Leap
14Piton RouteVS 4c ***45058m• 3Avon Gorge (Main...
15Climbers' Club OrdinaryVS 4b **435?• 3The Dewerstone
16OsirisVS 4c ***432?Fall Bay Buttress,...
17Blue SkyVS 4b ***49654m• 2Saddle Head
18ArmoricanHVS 5a **697?Craig Caerfai
19Curving CrackVS 4c ***17866m• 3Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
20Longland's ClimbVS 4c ***193126m• 5Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
21Sabre CutVS 4c **80255m• 2Dinas Cromlech
22Direct RouteVS 5b ***78874m• 4Dinas Mot
23Belle Vue BastionVS 4c **20648m• 2Tryfan (East Face)
24Kirkus's RouteVS 4c **224?Craig Yr Ogof (Cwm...
25DoomVS 4c ***38?Craig Cywarch (aka...
26Mur y NiwlVS 4c ***201?Craig Yr Ysfa
27OxineVS 4c ***194?Clogwyn y Wenallt
28One Step in the CloudsVS 4c ***230669m• 4Craig Bwlch y Moch...
29Green LightVS 4c ***12?Gogarth South Stack
30KinbergVS 4c ***10718mPinfold Area
31NeaVS 4b **89775m• 4Clogwyn y Grochan
32Grey SlabVS 4b **21481m• 2Glyder Fawr crag
33Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***205722mStanage Popular
34ValkyrieVS 4c ***163840m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
35Tower FaceVS 5a ***11418mLaddow Rocks
36The MallVS 4c ***121522mMillstone Edge
37Ten Craters of WisdomVS 5a **22232m• 2Dovedale
38Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***23228mHen Cloud
39Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***24326mShining Clough Rocks
40Fairy NuffVS 4c ***14318mStanding Stones
41The FileVS 4c ***77010mHiggar Tor
42TopsailVS 4c ***194212mBirchen Edge
43Central ClimbVS 4c ***62238m• 3Hen Cloud
44Via DolorosaVS 4c ***79832mRoaches Lower Tier
45Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***282118mStanage Popular
46Chee Tor GirdleVS 5a ***250?• 4Chee Dale Lower
47Eliminate 'A'VS 4c ***547?• 6Dow Crag
48Murray's DirectVS 4c ***284?Dow Crag
49North West AreteVS 4b ***478?Gimmer Crag
50'F' RouteVS 4c ***544?Gimmer Crag
51Haste NotVS 4c ***366?White Ghyll
52Botterill's SlabVS 4c ***29887m• 3Scafell Crag
53Mickledore GroovesVS 4c ***12867m• 2Scafell East...
54North-West ClimbMVS 4b ***57?Pillar Rock
55AdamVS 5a ***838?Shepherds Crag
56Eagle FrontVS 4c ***129150m• 8Eagle Crag...
57Overhanging BastionVS 5a ***599?Castle Rock of...
58Square Chimney/Medusa Wall CombinationVS ***71?Esk Buttress (Dow...
59Jean JeanieVS 4c ***87025mTrowbarrow
60The CrackVS 4c ***542?Gimmer Crag
61Engineer's SlabsVS 4c ***15660m• 2Gable Crag
62The Night WatchVS 4b ***165?Whitestone Cliffe
63Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***35418mAlmscliff
64Arete DirectVS 4c ***96?Simons Seat
65Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***87215mBrimham Rocks
66TacitationVS 5a ***604?Kyloe Crag (Kyloe...
67Pinnacle FaceVS 4c ***208?Crag Lough
68Marcher LordVS 5a ***162?Berryhill
69Original RouteVS 5a ***30170m• 4Old Man of Stoer
70The EdgeVS 4c ***141?Loudoun Hill
71Proud CornerVS 4c ***305?Glen Clova - Red...
72Grooved AreteVS 4b **7890m• 3Buachaille Etive Mor
73The MousetrapVS 4c ***81?Creag an Dubh Loch
74Scabbard (Summer)VS 4c ***49105m• 3Creag a'choire...
75King BeeVS 5a ***215?Creag Dubh,...
76Fallout CornerVS 4b **109?Coire an Lochain...
77Phantom SlabVS 4c ***13860m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
78DamnationVS 4b **23130mPolldubh Crags,...
79Spartan SlabVS 4c **477?Beinn Trilleachan...
80Sword of GideonVS 4c **180125m• 4Sgurr a'Chaorachain
81Black PigVS 4c ***47?Reiff - Roinn...
82Black GoldVS 4c ***89?Reiff - Roinn...
83Pain PillarVS 4c ***88625mHawkcraig
84Fionn ButtressVS 4c ***48240m• 11Carnmore Crag
85Whether WallVS 4c **100?The Cobbler, North...
86Whither WhetherVS 4b ***12540mThe Cobbler, North...
87Jamie JampotVS 4c ***134?Suidhe Biorach
88Shangri-LaVS 4c ***33?Sron na Ciche
89Grand DiedreVS 4c ***23?Thearlaich-Dubh...
90Perfect GrooveVS 4c ***945mEshaness Lighthouse
91The GrooveVS 5a ***43830mDunkeld, Craig a...
92The Long ClimbVS ***71420m• 11Ben Nevis
93The ChasmVS ***104450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
94Clean SweepVS 4c ***142?Hell's Lum
95The South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***264?• 13Cir Mhor (South...
96The Great ProwHVS 5a *3485m• 5Bla Bheinn
97Groove ArmadaVS 4c ***1635mSarclet
98The FenceVS 4c ***120?Fair Head
99GironaVS 5a ***112?Fair Head
100Agag's WallVS 4b ***66?Lower Cove
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