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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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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Dancing BearHVD *1937mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *258mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *499mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *829mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **43211mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD *5049mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *92011mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD *87911mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **84311mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *8239mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***103312mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **52012mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *539mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *31112mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **46816mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***124115mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***19412mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *21912mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 428mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *5048mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **7378mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4778mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***62911mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **49?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *7?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 323mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1420m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***117?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***425?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***724?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **487?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **247?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *325?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *4535m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***196?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***317?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *161?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *229?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **44?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **430?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***436?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *86?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *160?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **91?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *47?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **142?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 141?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***709?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***701?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackHS 4b **108715mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***256814mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **170812mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 12811mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 21211mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 37?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *30812mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *32510mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *3018mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **192410mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***100815mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **30218mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***53818mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***37517mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***104217mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***98015mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **44714mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **316?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *119?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *97?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19920mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***37328m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1915mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***785?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **48818mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **44815mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *652?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***95815mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *68?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***356?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **77?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***165?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***14417mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***232?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***339?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***360?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *33?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 24?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **173?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *105?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *22?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***63?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 5a ***14712mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***11214mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5612mWimberry Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***7820mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***17218mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyS 3c **3118mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***33318mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a ***21618mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4b *718mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHS 4a **7610mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***21535m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeS 4a *3418mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***16018mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4616mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **16220mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***34526mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a ***22124mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***28020mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **10020mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **5960mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1540mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***11816mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *2316mKinder Scout...
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *614mKinder Scout...
The Great ChimneyHS 4b **3018mKinder Scout...
Central ChimneyD *130mKinder Scout...
Great SlabS 4a 424mKinder Scout...
Morrison's RouteS 4a *1818mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE2 5c **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***5218mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***16718mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 2012mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *59612mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *44710mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **99412mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **93112mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *10612mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **64812mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 26312mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *70612mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **76512mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***111812mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2508mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyHVD 738mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b **67714mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 21314mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *12048mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteS 4a *78910mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **132210mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *129510mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *152510mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **191010mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *102110mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD ***221312mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *28810mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 60410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 44912mWindgather Rocks
South Buttress CrackM *68810mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***88514mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *14414mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***94512mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **33414mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **48712mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **25622mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***196820mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***129514mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **7209mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **22220mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *6428mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***36320mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3414mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***32016mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *18414mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **170314mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **58414mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***68320mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***178714mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2978mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **73710mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***166812mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***118414mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *55810mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **114910mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 608mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *203512mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **356914mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***319216mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***374416mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **247614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **99016mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***383714mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **264318mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **195718mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **46720mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***105118mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***541724mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *58716mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***427014mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **281610mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *28310mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *37910mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *72410mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **263014mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **316216mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***476316mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***341016mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***429518mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *55214mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***286922mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***338222mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***124620mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *31116mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **86914mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***4966mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *82714mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **66914mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **87918mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **90918mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***202420mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***324122mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***96924mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *105218mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***354710mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***125014mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **77414mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **34212mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **26516mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***266016mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***217816mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **97426mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***182022mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 25116mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***138822mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***88916mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *124114mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***167516mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **153116mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *196214mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***304920mStanage North
The PinionHVD *58916mStanage North
The ArielVD **56516mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *79212mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **80312mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **77012mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *11048mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *8588mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *30510mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *82410mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *95712mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **140214mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***280416mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *15812mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **10738mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5908mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***171612mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***163010mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **109810mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***18214mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***56714mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***146110mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *57722mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **19124mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *38624mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***196322mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***164820mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***224820mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **138527m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***97322mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***23122mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***162626m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **207824m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***170632mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *33235mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **136728mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *53020mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***203522mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **100228mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***173222mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **75420mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *140810mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *165710mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1932?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *121312mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***313014mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **374712mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***137712mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *20612mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***411216mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***385918mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***379412mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***189420m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **189416mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **179216mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **160714mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *241412mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***293714mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***134116mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***90111mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***91120mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***136315mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **121412mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***33312mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***46420mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***58321mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***30925mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **49625mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***92118mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4901mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **243912mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *263214mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **198714mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **177816mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *81412mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **126216mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *72614mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **277212mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **115614mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **205314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *75814mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **129612mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 158?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *81512mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *149714mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *34012mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *77014mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *65112mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *58712mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **103614mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **52114mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***79616mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***103530m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **53018mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***52820m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***23022mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **41110mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArĂȘteHVD 4a **18930mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3926mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **24126mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***10525mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *263?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *217?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackHVD 4a ***53912mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***64216mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **55026m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a **36618mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***69118mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***33628mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***49524mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **14418mHen Cloud
K2S 4b **59530m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***84838m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 5a **13018mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***24718mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***281540m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **22024mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***108432mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **16728mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **10218mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **131310mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4a **83116mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***230324mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***158928mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a ***131724mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetS 4a ***108524mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***217730m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **72424m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***104018mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***242122m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabHVD 4a *39214mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***174022m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **83018mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***25716mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***38314mThe Five Clouds
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