Climbing or Caving? Diane picks an interesting choice for her first ever VS lead. 'Under Milk Wood' at 3 Cliffs Bay, Gower
© Stephen Bartle, Jun 2014

Type 2 Fun ticklist

contributed by andrewmc Jul/16

There are many classic routes around the country which provide enjoyment and fun to many. There are many classic ticklists listing these routes. Those who travel the country ticking away happily will have much merriment and laughter as they collect star after star.

I propose a different sort of ticklist... one for the dark deviants among us who prefer a bit of suffering. There should a moment of reflection at the bottom of each route ('oh god, why are we even here'). The route itself should pass as a slow, possibly never-ending horror. It is not enough that the climbing is unpleasant, or difficult, but there should be additional factors - a lengthy walk in, diving into and out of the bowels of the Earth, wetness and general disgustingness, the possibiility of being attacked by the native wildlife etc...

It should also take ideally many hours to complete; easy escape should not be an option, as you slowly contemplate all your bad choices that have led you to this place. The climbing itself should be of a fairly low grade, although being a massive sandbag is all part of the fun.

Finally, once completed, you should immediately realise that the adventure was fantastic. Extra points are awarded if none of your companions agree (permanent mental scarring is encouraged).

UK only!
Generally sub-E1 routes.
No sport routes.

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Great Gully S *** 203 267m • 11 Craig Yr Ysfa
Great Gully HS - 292m • 9 Cadair Idris -...
Segeant's Crag Gully (summer) S *** 49 170m • 4 Sergeant Crag
Clachaig Gully (Summer) S *** 148 520m Aonach Eagach -...
The Chasm (Summer) VS *** 198 450m • 16 Buachaille Etive Mor
Raven's Gully (Summer) HVS *** 46 ? Buachaille Etive Mor
Dodger's Chimney D 26 30m • 2 Chair Ladder
Just Fits HVS 4c * 64 18m Carreg-y-Barcud Area
Monolith Crack HS ** 380 ? Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
The Elephant's Arse S 4b * 363 24m • 2 Holyhead Mountain
Helfenstein's Struggle HVD 4a ** 540 16m Stanage Plantation
Starvation Chimney S 3c ** 42 18m Wimberry Rocks
Crypt Route VD *** 168 ? Bidean nam Bian
Avernus S 4a *** 590 20m Subluminal and...
Benny A1 *** 147 50m • 3 The Promenade
Labyrinth 5b S3 ** 13 18m Berry Head Quarry
Shelob HS 4b * 137 ? Third Sister to...
Under Milk Wood VS 4a * 275 21m Three Cliffs Bay
Preposterous Tales E2 5b *** 268 50m • 3 Bosherston Head
Inner Space HVS 4c *** 234 45m • 2 Mother Carey's...
The Chasm Face Grade-3 *** 223 ? Glyder Fach
Lockwood's Chimney VD *** 884 ? Clogwyn y Bustach
The Inside Route VD 57 ? • 4 Dove Nest Crag,...
Mam Tor Gully (Summer) Grade-3 37 70m Mam Tor
High Tor Gully VD 18 ? High Tor
Chocolate Blancmange Gully none 8 40m Horseshoe Quarry
Pointless walk to the boulders at the bottom of the crag summit 206 ? • 3 Cairn Gorm - Stob...
2 e, 48 stars 5,324 2,119m 75
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