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The best 50 UK "Orange Spot" Sports Routes? ticklist

contributed by The Ivanator Jan/16

An attempt to identify the best UK routes in the Rockfax "Orange Spot" zone of F5a - F6a+. Chosen following Forum discussion, and scouring the UKC logbooks/voting for gems. Quality has been the main criteria for the choices, but there is an attempt to achieve some geographical spread to the routes as well.

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2 The Ivanator 34% 13 Aug, 2018
3 abrooks 34% 12 Aug, 2021
4 vertigo 30% 13 Jul, 2018
5 Hidden 30% 15 Sep, 2021
6 kazoinks 28% 4 Jun, 2021
7 TomJ 26% 19 Sep, 2021
8 uphillnow 22% 27 Jul, 2016
9 JackMac 22% 4 May, 2019
10 Matt Smith 22% 19 Dec, 2021

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PORTLAND
Slings Shot 5a *** 2651 22m Blacknor North
Reptile Smile 6a+ *** 2113 22m Blacknor North
Shit Happens, Actually 6a ** 1287 20m Blacknor Central
Pregnant Pause 6a+ *** 1229 26m Blacknor Central
Go With the Flow 6a ** 564 22m Blacknor Central
Lazy Days and Summer Haze 6a+ ** 765 18m Battleship Edge
Stalker's Zone 6a+ *** 703 28m Wallsend South
The Man Who Never Found Himself 6a+ ** 465 23m Coastguard North
Xavier's Wall 6a *** 438 24m Coastguard South
Coming of Age 6a ** 310 24m Coastguard South
Consommé 6a+ ** 1750 17m The Cuttings
For Michèle 6a ** 136 ? The Cuttings
SOUTH WEST ENGLAND
Unseen Ripples of the Pebble 6b *** 928 20m Winspit
Supercalorific 6a+ *** 263 20m Churston Quarries
Sunshine 6a * 219 60m • 2 Anstey's Cove
More To Share 6a+ ** 293 25m The Perch Quarry
Still Nice and Still Sleazy 6a+ ** 713 32m Wintour's Leap
SOUTH & CENTRAL WALES
Hung Over 6a+ **** 79 15m Third Sister to...
Southeast Wall 6a+ *** 202 18m Third Sister to...
Lemon Soul 6a *** 311 ? Rhossili Beach
Dawson's Corner 5a *** 128 ? Rhossili Beach
Don't Jis on my Sofa 6a+ *** 50 ? • 2 Barland Quarry
Nevermind 6a ** 61 25m Craig Cnwch
The Plumb 5b ** 339 ? Gilwern
NORTH WALES
Borderline 6a+ *** 726 12m Trevor Quarry
Plastic Soldier 6a ** 869 40m Australia
We no speak Americano! 6a ** 97 30m • 2 California
The Horsin' Around Finish 6a+ ** 349 ? Rainbow Slab Area
Tricky Fruitbat 6a+ ** 123 20m Fedw Fawr
Route 1 5a *** 2714 19m Castle Inn Quarry
Skin Game 6a+ ** 486 20m Lower Pen Trwyn
NORTHERN ENGLAND
School's Out 6a+ ** 1833 20m Horseshoe Quarry
Coral Seas 6a *** 1053 28m Harpur Hill Quarry
Bonhomie 6a+ *** 505 ? Giggleswick South
Wheels On Fire 6a+ *** 843 21m Robin Proctor's Scar
Inertia Syndrome Revisited 6a+ ** 485 21m Robin Proctor's Scar
Silver Buttons 6a+ *** 74 45m • 2 Langcliffe Quarry
Blencathra Badger 5b *** 372 27m Bram Crag Quarry
The Sunshine Gang 6a *** 258 30m Bram Crag Quarry
Fisherman's Friend 5c ** 191 ? St. Bees Head
SCOTLAND
Silence of the Clams 5c *** 47 ? Arbroath
The Deil's Heid 5c *** 116 15m Arbroath
Sharp Practice 6a ** 178 ? Cambus O'May...
Tale of the Tape 6a+ *** 125 ? Elephant Rock
The Groove 6a *** 106 15m Ardvorlich
The Fly 6a+ ** 290 15m Moy Rock (Dingwall)
Corvus 5c ** 513 22m Moy Rock (Dingwall)
Above The Line 6a ** 88 ? Creag Bheag (The...
Tain Spotting 6a ** 175 ? Creag Bheag (The...
Double Jointed 5c *** 66 52m • 2 Creag Mhor (The...
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