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Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs ticklist

contributed by pdhu May/11

This mammoth ticklist is based on the eponymous guidebook by Mr. Ashton. It actually contains around 350 routes as the book "could more accurately have been titled '100 Classic Buttresses, Crags and Other More-or-less Definable Groups of Gritsone Climbs'". But I think that has less of a ring to it.

From well-polished classics to obscure clefts high on the bleakest of moors, there's a lifetime's worth of wrestling with the rough tough stuff to go at here. Expect to spend a lot of time embroiled in the lost dark art of chimneying...

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Dancing BearHVD *2457mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *298mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *579mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *1029mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **56811mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD *5659mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *109211mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD *104211mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **100511mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *10339mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***129112mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **64312mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *569mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *36912mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **56416mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***144015mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17912mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *23312mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 478mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *5628mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **8598mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **5478mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***73111mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **57?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *10?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 423mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***2120m• 2Simons Seat
Arête DirectVS 4c ***146?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***563?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***884?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **612?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **290?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *359?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *5135m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***225?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***374?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *211?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *269?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **53?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **540?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***548?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *115?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *210?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **100?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *61?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **176?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 172?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***859?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***829?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackHS 4b **140415mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***332214mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **220812mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 17011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 28911mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 44?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *39112mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *39510mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *4218mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **249010mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***134915mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **36118mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***66718mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***52217mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***145917mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***136015mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **56914mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **396?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *138?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *114?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *24420mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***41928m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 2615mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***1000?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **61518mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **54215mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *780?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***121515mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *84?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***436?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **107?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***228?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***17317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***269?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***399?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***417?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *45?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 36?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **200?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *139?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *29?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***87?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 5a ***20812mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***12414mWimberry Rocks
Overhanging ChimneyVD *6412mWimberry Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***10320mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***20818mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyS 3c **4218mWimberry Rocks
Route IHS 4b ***42318mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a ***28518mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4b *938mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHS 4a **9110mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***30035m• 2Laddow
Long Chimney RidgeS 4a *5518mLaddow
Tower FaceVS 5a ***23018mLaddow
North ClimbVD *7116mLaddow
Atherton BrothersS 4a **23120mShining Clough
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***49826mShining Clough
Via PrincipiaS 4a ***36124mShining Clough
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***43020mShining Clough
Stable CracksVS 4b **13520mShining Clough
Downfall ClimbM **9260mKinder Downfall
Downfall South CornerVD **2340mKinder Downfall
Zig-zagVD ***17918mKinder Downfall
Left Fork ChimneyD *3616mKinder Downfall
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *1214mKinder Downfall
The Great ChimneyHS 4b **4618mKinder Downfall
Central ChimneyD *430mKinder Downfall
Great SlabS 4a 924mKinder Downfall
Morrison's RouteS 4a *2418mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE2 5c **1420mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***6718mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***24418mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 2212mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *79012mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *61810mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **134912mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **125112mCastle Naze
A.P. ChimneyHS 4a *12912mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **84212mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 33212mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *97312mCastle Naze
Keep ArêteVS 4b **95412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***130012mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *3368mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyHVD 838mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b **86814mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 27814mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *15398mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress ArêteS 4a *103910mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **182510mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *166210mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *199010mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **263110mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress ArêteVD *135210mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress ArêteD ***300812mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arête DirectHVD *41210mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 77910mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 58612mWindgather Rocks
South Buttress CrackM *90910mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***121514mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *16814mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***119912mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **43014mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **66612mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **28522mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***238820mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***170814mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **9139mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **29920mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *8128mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***40320mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *4814mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***42816mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *23914mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **236514mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **77414mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***90720mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***248414mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *4138mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **107910mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***226612mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***157014mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *78610mBamford Edge
Bilberry CrackVS 5a **158410mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 768mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *246912mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **456514mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***397316mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***455716mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **329014mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse RightD **121516mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***503314mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **337118mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **262018mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **61120mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***112918mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***668524mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *73616mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***558714mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **375610mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *37110mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *46010mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *86410mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **354214mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **415516mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***626216mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***440416mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***541718mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *69314mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***360522mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***431822mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***157720mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *35816mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **116814mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***6716mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *102214mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **89114mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **118618mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **117518mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***255120mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***418522mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***129624mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *127418mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***455610mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***171014mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **112414mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **45712mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **31516mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***285716mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***235316mStanage Plantation
Tower FaceHVS 5a **113126mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***200522mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 29416mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***168422mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***119716mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *158914mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***221716mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **192416mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *255514mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***367520mStanage North
The PinionHVD *73616mStanage North
The ArielVD **71016mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *98212mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **105312mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **98012mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *13358mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *10918mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *39910mBurbage North
Sentinel CrackD *108410mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *119412mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **176614mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***356216mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *21212mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **13238mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *7028mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***215712mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***204510mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **141210mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***25814mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***73514mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***152410mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *73122mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **21324mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *45724mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***251622mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***225320mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***285720mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **183127m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***130422mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***32622mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***215126m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **276324m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***228632mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *39735mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **167128mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *62820mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***267122mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **126928mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***221422mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **96720mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *172710mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *206610mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *2445?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *151612mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***381314mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **466112mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***174412mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *26512mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***524616mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***512018mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***435412mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***203120m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **242616mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **220116mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **216314mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *298512mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***367814mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***144116mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***116411mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***119820mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***174915mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **156212mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***35812mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***52320mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***75221mGardom's Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***39325mGardom's Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **65725mGardom's Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***120418mGardom's Edge
Apple CrackVD *648?Gardom's Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **295712mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *331414mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **242814mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **214516mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *96112mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **154916mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *85914mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **337512mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **142914mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **259814mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *90614mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **161712mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 213?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *97812mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *185614mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *41312mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *97114mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *78412mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *70112mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **121314mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **63214mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***103416mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***118030m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **62518mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***58320m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***27522mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **47710mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArêteHVD 4a **23730mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *4426mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **25926mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***20825mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *300?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *236?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackHVD 4a ***69312mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***82416mRamshaw Rocks
The ArêteVD **71026m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a **46818mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***92118mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***46528mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***53424mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **20018mHen Cloud
K2S 4b **86330m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***109238m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 5a **18118mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***34018mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***287040m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **29724mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***142532mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **20628mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **13518mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **169410mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4a **101716mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***293024mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***201528m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a ***172124mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetS 4a ***146124mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***259830m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **84924m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***136718mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***294822m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabHVD 4a *48714mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***216422m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **102318mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***34116mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***49014mThe Five Clouds
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