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The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet) ticklist

contributed by kez1 Aug/16

Climbs to do in the UK before I leave for Yosemite. This list contains the British routes I value as the most important to me. This could be because of a climbs history, its first ascentionist, it might be a breakthrough in standards, the adventurous nature, an aesthetically pleasing line. All routes contained within this list (with one notable exception, yosemite wall in malham cove) are either trad routes,deep water solos, winter or mountaineering routes or highball boulders because sport climbing is for pussies. I have included routes I have already completed if they were of excellent quality and worthy of being on the list. I have also included some routes which I would like to aid climb e.g. london wall at millstone. If you complete this list, pat yourself on the back, you are well on the way to becoming an excellent climber. Why not try my other ticklist, 'The best the UK has to offer for beasts'.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
The ThornHVS 5a ***53048m• 2Beeston Tor...
Snakes AliveVS 4c ***11724mDovedale
GeorgeE1 5b ***25038mDovedale
ConclusorHVS 5a ***30344mRavensdale
Pothole WallVS 5a ***35435m• 2Willersley Castle...
Gangue GroovesHVS 5b ***27740mWillersley Castle...
LynxHS 4b ***69746m• 2Wildcat
Golden YardstickVS 5a ***73644m• 2Wildcat
CataclysmHVS 5a ***47438m• 2Wildcat
SirplumE1 5b ***42550m• 2Chee Dale Upper
SkylightVS 4c ***42942m• 2High Tor
HighlightHVS 5a ***42445m• 2High Tor
Original RouteHVS 5a ***73535mHigh Tor
DebaucheryE1 5b ***83445m• 2High Tor
DelicatessenE2 5c ***29451m• 2High Tor
DariusE2 5c ***51850mHigh Tor
Lyme CrymeE3 5c ***18746m• 2High Tor
Gabriel and the Pearly GatesVS 4c ***689?• 2Stoney Middleton
Dead Banana CrackE1 5c ***52820mStoney Middleton
ArmageddonE2 5c ***24628mStoney Middleton
Scoop WallE2 5c ***43725mStoney Middleton
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***191512mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***206914mBamford Edge
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***614324mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***312022mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***530116mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***377716mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***369622mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***465518mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***353122mStanage Popular
BAW's CrawlHVS 5a ***78710mStanage Popular
QueersvilleHVS 5a ***266116mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***109224mStanage Popular
The LinkE1 5b ***97922mStanage Popular
Flying Buttress DirectE1 5b ***305316mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***98618mStanage Popular
The DanglerE2 5c ***22716mStanage Popular
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***174322mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***250116mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***202416mStanage Plantation
Millsom's MinionE1 5b ***152622mStanage Plantation
ArchangelE3 5b ***30222mStanage Plantation
Not to be Taken Awayf6C ***9006mStanage Plantation
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***321720mStanage North
Terrazza CrackHVS 5a ***63012mStanage North
QuietusE2 5c ***47114mStanage North
Impossible SlabE3 5c ***40314mStanage North
The MallVS 4c ***214822mMillstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***199132mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***243320mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***194920mMillstone Edge
Technical Masterf6B ***491?Millstone Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***333414mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***441018mFroggatt Edge
Chequers ButtressHVS 5a ***306914mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***178820m• 2Froggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***386712mFroggatt Edge
Brown's EliminateE2 5b ***132816mFroggatt Edge
Great SlabE3 5b ***43618mFroggatt Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***206920mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***147414mRivelin Edge
Mutiny CrackHS 4b ***213610mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***313616mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***181810mBurbage North
The PeapodHVS 5b ***126316mCurbar Edge
L'HorlaE1 5b ***85210mCurbar Edge
Elder CrackE2 5b ***49418mCurbar Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***98230m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Tower FaceHS 4b ***101512mWharncliffe Crags
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***100814mWharncliffe Crags
The FileVS 4c ***126910mHiggar Tor
The RaspE2 5b ***59514mHiggar Tor
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***64321mGardom's Edge
Inverted StaircaseD ***187622m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***254724mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***175228m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
The SlothHVS 5a ***168924mRoaches Upper Tier
Great ChimneyS 4a ***77618mHen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***96638m• 3Hen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***29718mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***47524mHen Cloud
Hen Cloud EliminateHVS 5b ***32918mHen Cloud
Sifta's Quid Inside RouteS 3a 43410mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***124432mRoaches Lower Tier
ValkyrieVS 4c ***254240m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
Commander EnergyE2 5c ***80012mRoaches Lower Tier
ElegyE2 5c ***47016mRoaches Lower Tier
The SwanE3 5c ***12826mRoaches Lower Tier
Three Pocket Slabf6A ***1312?Roaches Lower Tier
San MelasE3 5c ***3738mRoaches Skyline
BoomerangVD ***72116mRamshaw Rocks
NozagVS 4c ***130514mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***116312mCastle Naze
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***41526mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***34020mShining Clough Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***8520mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***10014mWimberry Rocks
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***344?Heptonstall
Forked Lightning CrackE2 5c ***136?Heptonstall
Tiger WallVS 4c ***230?Earl Crag
WalewskaVS 4c ***897?Ilkley (Cow and...
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***300914mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***57918mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***116815mAlmscliff
Western FrontE3 5c ***32713mAlmscliff
The Wall of HorrorsE3 6a ***23018mAlmscliff
Highcliff CrackS 4b ***205?Highcliffe Nab
Eastby ButtressVD ***815?Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***196?Eastby Crag
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***129815mBrimham Rocks
Ravensheugh CrackHVS 5a ***73?Ravensheugh Crag
Baluster CrackHVS 5b ***27?Ravensheugh Crag
Russet GrooveVD ***1815?Bowden Doors
Flake CrackS 4b ***1383?Kyloe Crag (Kyloe...
The DiedreE2 5b ***139?• 2Kilnsey
Carnage Left-handE1 5b ***19057m• 3Malham Cove
CarnageE2 5b ***23342m• 2Malham Cove
Mulatto WallE3 5c ***14140m• 2Malham Cove
Yosemite Wall7a+ ***42922mMalham Cove
Face RouteE3 6a ***15247m• 2Gordale Scar
EquinoxVS 4c **2244?Bus Stop Quarry
SolsticeHVS 5a **1867?Bus Stop Quarry
Fool's GoldE1 5c **213325mBus Stop Quarry
Gnat AttackE1 5c **113920mBus Stop Quarry
SeamstressVS 4c **2755?Serengeti
Seams the SameE1 5b **2176?Serengeti
Californian AreteE1 4c ***17946mCalifornia
Snakes and Ladders ApproachHVS 5a 847?California
Looning the TubeE1 5a ***204515mAustralia
Last Tango in PerisE2 5b ***92845mVivian Quarry
Comes the DervishE3 5c ***108540mVivian Quarry
Red and Yellow and Pink and Green, Orange and Purple and BlueE1 5a **18340mRainbow Slab Area
Bela Lugosi is DeadE1 5b **1013?Rainbow Slab Area
Pull My DaisyE2 5c ***783?Rainbow Slab Area
ColossusE3 5c ***287?Rainbow Slab Area
Brant DirectHVS 5a ***1296?Clogwyn y Grochan
Crackstone RibS 4a ***255855m• 3Carreg Wastad
Spiral StairsD ***101284mDinas Cromlech
Flying ButtressVD ***219387mDinas Cromlech
Cemetery GatesE1 5b ***188252m• 2Dinas Cromlech
Cenotaph CornerE1 5c ***1474?Dinas Cromlech
Left WallE2 5c ***127138mDinas Cromlech
The CracksHS 4c ***159990m• 6Dinas Mot
Direct RouteVS 5b ***120074m• 4Dinas Mot
DiagonalHVS 5a ***104978m• 4Dinas Mot
Super DirectE1 5b ***91675m• 3Dinas Mot
Gambit ClimbS ***36399m• 5Clogwyn y Ddysgl
Main WallHS 4b ***1062140m• 6Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
The GroovesE1 5b ***531116m• 3Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
Curving CrackVS 4c **23966m• 3Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Great - Bow CombinationHVS 5a ***400?Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
The CornerHVS 5b ***189?Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
LlithrigE1 5c ***271?Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
ShrikeE2 5c ***259?Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
AvalancheVD ***113162m• 6Y Lliwedd
Red Wall and Longland's ContinuationVD ***171137m• 7Y Lliwedd
Lockwood's ChimneyVD ***686?Clogwyn y Bustach
Grooved ArĂȘteHVD 4a ***2857230m• 8Tryfan
Direct RouteVD ***263085m• 5Milestone Buttress
Hawk's Nest ArĂȘteVS 4c ***11340mGlyder Fach
Direct RouteVS 4c ***48088m• 7Glyder Fach
Cneifion AreteD ***2117140mCwm Cneifion
Tennis ShoeHS 4b ***2369137m• 5Idwal Slabs (aka...
Suicide Wall Route 1E2 5c ***231?Idwal Slabs (aka...
Amphitheatre ButtressVD ***1235?Craig Yr Ysfa
Pinnacle WallS 4a ***222?Craig Yr Ysfa
Mur y NiwlVS 4c ***308?Craig Yr Ysfa
The GrooveE1 5b ***178?Llech Ddu (Black...
Creagh Dhu WallHS 4b ***134765m• 2Craig y Castell...
Poor Man's PeutereyS 4a ***186975m• 5Craig Pant Ifan...
Scratch AreteHVS 5a ***1537?Craig Pant Ifan...
BarbarianE1 5b ***708?Craig Pant Ifan...
Silly AreteE3 5c ***373?Craig Pant Ifan...
Christmas Curry / Micah EliminateHS 4b ***248175m• 3Craig Bwlch y Moch...
One Step in the CloudsVS 4c ***354969m• 4Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Merlin DirectHVS 5a ***204550m• 2Craig Bwlch y Moch...
The FangHVS 5a ***1136?• 2Craig Bwlch y Moch...
The PlumE1 5b ***1315?Craig Bwlch y Moch...
The WeaverE2 5c ***479?Craig Bwlch y Moch...
VectorE2 5c ***1074?Craig Bwlch y Moch...
LavaredoVS 5a ***587?• 2Carreg Alltrem
BritomartisHVS 4c ***768?Gogarth North Stack...
A Dream of White HorsesHVS 4c ***1940?• 4Gogarth North Stack...
The Concrete DreamHVS 5b ***64?Gogarth North Stack...
HombreE1 5b ***161?Gogarth North Stack...
GogarthE1 5b ***939112m• 5Gogarth North Stack...
The StrandE2 5b ***915?• 2Gogarth North Stack...
The Quartz IcicleE2 5b ***404?Gogarth North Stack...
FlytrapE2 5b ***7682m• 4Gogarth North Stack...
AtlantisE1 5c **288?Gogarth South Stack
True MomentsE1 5b **73?Gogarth South Stack
FreebirdE1 5b **78?Gogarth South Stack
MousetrapE2 5a ***348128m• 3Gogarth South Stack
WendigoE2 5b ***126?Gogarth South Stack
King Bee CrackHVS 5a ***117937mHolyhead Mountain
Nige's AreteE1 5a 613mRhoscolyn
FANTAN BHVS 5a ***51180m• 6Craig y Llam
Facinating WitchesHVS 5a ***21?Craig Doris
Cripple CreekE3 5b ***47?Craig Doris
The Path to RomeE3 5c ***55?Cilan Head
Anchovy MadonnaE3 5c ***160?Pen Trwyn
Cyfrwy by the Table DirectVD ***506?Cader Idris (Cyfrwy)
Iron FistE2 5b ***1124mIron Age Fort
Flimston CrackVD ***272?Flimston Bay
Blue SkyVS 4b ***89254m• 2Saddle Head
LandvetterVS 4b **10454m• 2Saddle Head
Diedre SudHS 4a ***52942mMowingword
SealhuntE1 5b ***25336mMowingword
Heart of Darkness/New MorningE1 5b ***23354m• 2Mowingword
Chimes of FreedomE2 5b ***24442mMowingword
Charenton CrackE2 5b ***9424mMowingword
Pigs on the WingHVS 5a ***13130m• 2Triple Overhang...
Riders on the StormHVS 5a ***76030mStennis Head
ManzokuE1 5b ***117136mStennis Head
Pleasure DomeE3 5c ***35745mStennis Head
DaydreamsE2 5b ***16055m• 3Mewsford
Rock IdolE1 5a ***79745mMother Carey's...
The Strait GateE1 5b ***50545mMother Carey's...
Brazen ButtressE2 5b ***59536mMother Carey's...
Deep SpaceE2 5b ***21640m• 2Mother Carey's...
ArmoricanVS 4c ***125236mCaerfai Bay
The Soup DragonE2 5c ***650m• 2Saddle Bay
Preposterous TalesE2 5b ***20157m• 3Bosherston Head
Gravy TrainE3 5c ***2030mHollow Caves Bay
The WhalerE2 5b **1645m• 2Stackpole Head
PuritanE2 5c ***3836mStackpole Head
The Hole (Direct Start)E1 5c 3436mTrevallen Cliff
Strap-UpE3 5c **98?Huntsman's Leap
First BloodE2 5c ***53936mSt. Govan's East
Captain Caveman6c+ S1 ***525mLydstep Cavern Bay
Magic FluteE1 5b ***5624mPenally West
Giltar Slab RouteS 4a ***18745mPenally East
AviationE1 5b ***72480m• 2Haytor (aka Hay...
Land's End Long ClimbVD ***84573m• 8Lands End
The Devil's SlideHS 4a ***995117m• 5Lundy
Satan's SlipE1 5a ***421?• 3Lundy
SarcophagusVS 4b ***528?• 3Chudleigh Rocks
Demo RouteHS 4b ***260425m• 2Sennen
Bosigran Ridge a.k.a Commando RidgeVD ***2643200m• 8Bosigran Ridge Area
DoorpostHS 4b ***255755m• 3Bosigran
Suicide WallE1 5c ***816?Bosigran
Bow WallE2 5b ***463?Bosigran
The GhostE3 5b ***166?Bosigran
XanaduE2 5b ***57?Great Zawn
Pendulum ChimneyS 4b ***657?Chair Ladder
South Face DirectVS 4c ***843?Chair Ladder
Central GrooveHS 4b ***2348?• 2The Dewerstone
MoonrakerHVS 5a ***46175m• 3Berry Head (The Old...
Magical Mystery Tour FullE1 5b ***99?Berry Head (The Old...
Coronation Street (WW)E1 5b ***445?Cheddar Gorge South
Yellow EdgeE3 5c ***23472m• 3Avon Gorge (Sea...
Right AngleHS 4b ***630?Gurnard's Head
Astral StrollE1 5b ***226?• 4Zawn Duel and Carn...
Midnight CowboyHVS 5b ***481?Baggy Point
MarsE2 5b ***11125m• 2Subluminal and...
Skeleton RidgeHVS 4c ***60160m• 6The Needles
East Ridge (Summer)M ***89660m• 2Sgurr Dearg
Clach Glas - Blabheinn Traverse (Summer)D ***374?Bla Bheinn
Pinnacle Ridge (Summer)D ***513?Sgurr nan Gillean
Arrow RouteVD ***67761m• 2Sron na Ciche
IntegrityVS 4c ***53676m• 2Sron na Ciche
Grand DiedreVS 4c ***35?Thearlaich-Dubh...
Dawn Grooves (Summer)HVS 4c ***4175m• 7Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
King CobraE1 5b ***28210m• 7Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
Ardverikie WallHS 4b ***902185m• 6Binnein Shuas
The Mousetrap (Summer)VS 4c ***132?Broad Cairn - Creag...
South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***468?• 13Cir Mhor
Spartan SlabVS 4c **712?Beinn Trilleachan...
HammerHVS 5a ***307?Beinn Trilleachan...
Agag's Groove (Summer)VD ***1290105m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
January Jigsaw (Summer)S ***60075m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
Grey PantherE1 5b ***31245mKilt Rock, Staffin
Diamond Face RouteE1 5b ***61?Old Man of Stoer
East Face Route (Original Route)E1 5b ***550130m• 5(Old Man of) Hoy
SulaE2 5b ***130?• 3Mingulay
Prophecy of DrowningE2 5c ***149?Pabbay
The NeedleE1 5b ***333260mShelterstone Crag
SteepleE2 5c ***184250mShelterstone Crag
The Long ClimbVS ***91420m• 11Ben Nevis
CenturionHVS 5a ***344?Ben Nevis
The BatE2 5b ***96?Ben Nevis
Titan's WallE3 5c ***51?Ben Nevis
Cioch NoseVD ***582200m• 7Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Unicorn (Summer)E1 5a ***131?Bidean nam Bian -...
Savage Slit (Summer)S ***55680m• 4Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter)II ***1214?Aonach Eagach -...
Tower RidgeIV 3 ***1411800mBen Nevis
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Winter)IV ***67?Cuillin Ridge...
Point Five GullyV 5 ***733?Ben Nevis
Central TrinityII 2 ***514?Clogwyn y Garnedd
South GullyIV 4 ***222140m• 4Devils Kitchen (Cwm...
The Devils Kitchen (Winter)IV 4 ***11530mDevils Kitchen (Cwm...
Central Icefall DirectVI 6 ***24?• 3Craig y Rhaeadr
The DirectIV **4930mKinder Scout...
Kyrie EleisonA1 ***8460mThor's Cave...
Embankment 3E1 5b ***188726m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2 Eliminate (Right-hand Crack Only)E1 5c 22912mMillstone Edge
London WallE5 6a ***15622mMillstone Edge
217 e, 862 stars276,12811,084m• 535