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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 *2517mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *308mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *589mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *1039mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **58411mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD *5759mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *111711mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD *106411mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **101911mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *10579mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***131912mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **66912mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *589mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *37812mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **57116mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***146515mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***19112mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *23812mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 518mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *5798mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **8908mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **5658mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***74511mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **58?Simon’s Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *10?Simon’s Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 423mSimon’s Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***2120m• 2Simon’s Seat
Arête DirectVS 4c ***148?Simon’s Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***574?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***911?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **629?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **296?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *367?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *5335m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***231?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***386?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *219?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *276?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **53?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **549?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***561?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *119?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *215?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **103?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *61?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **182?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 174?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***896?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***860?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackHS 4b **144315mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***340614mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **225012mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 17211mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 29111mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 44?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *39812mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *40010mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *4218mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **254710mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***139015mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **36818mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***67918mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***54017mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***151317mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***142115mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **59914mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **400?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *139?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *119?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *24620mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***42724m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand-TraverseVS 4c 2615mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***102916mIlkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **62818mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine SuperdirectVS 4b **56514mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *79314mIlkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***124514mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *84?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***451?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **111?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***240?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***18217mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***279?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***415?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***428?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *45?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 37?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **201?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *139?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *29?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***88?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 5a ***22012mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***13014mWimberry Rocks
Overhanging ChimneyVD *6812mWimberry Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***10620mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***22218mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyS 3c **4218mWimberry Rocks
Route IHS 4b ***44818mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a ***30118mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4b *1008mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHS 4a **9310mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***31635m• 2Laddow
Long Chimney RidgeS 4a *5818mLaddow
Tower FaceVS 5a ***24218mLaddow
North ClimbVD *7316mLaddow
Atherton BrothersS 4a **25220mShining Clough
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***55226mShining Clough
Via PrincipiaS 4a ***39924mShining Clough
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***47120mShining Clough
Stable CracksVS 4b **14920mShining Clough
Downfall ClimbM **9660mKinder Downfall
Downfall South CornerVD **2340mKinder Downfall
Zig-zagVD ***18318mKinder Downfall
Left Fork ChimneyD *3616mKinder Downfall
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *1214mKinder Downfall
The Great ChimneyHS 4b **4818mKinder 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 ***6918mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***26118mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 2212mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *81212mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *64410mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **141312mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **131412mCastle Naze
A.P. ChimneyHS 4a *14012mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **88812mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 34312mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *101412mCastle Naze
Keep ArêteVS 4b **98812mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***136312mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *3528mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyHVD 858mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b **92814mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 28214mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *15878mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress ArêteS 4a *108510mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **191310mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *174210mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *207610mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **275610mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress ArêteVD *142210mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress ArêteD ***315912mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arête DirectHVD *43310mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 83110mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 60812mWindgather Rocks
South Buttress CrackM *94810mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***126214mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *17214mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***124512mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **43614mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **68512mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **29622mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***243820mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***174214mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **9449mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **30520mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *8128mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***42020mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *5014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***44316mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *25014mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **246314mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **80014mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***94120mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***257914mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *4388mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **112510mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***234612mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***162914mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *81510mBamford Edge
Bilberry CrackVS 5a **164810mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 778mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *254512mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **476314mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***411316mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***472716mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **344614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse RightD **125816mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***526514mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **351818mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **272418mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **65120mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***116018mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***694324mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *75416mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***581314mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **385210mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *37710mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *46710mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *88010mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **363014mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **428516mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***643716mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***454016mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***560718mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *71714mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***370922mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***446722mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***164020mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *37116mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **121814mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***6976mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *106714mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **92614mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **123418mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **123518mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***264820mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***434522mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***133124mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *131118mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***474510mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***178314mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **118614mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **48012mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **33016mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***295016mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***240816mStanage Plantation
Tower FaceHVS 5a **116326mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***208622mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 30216mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***173422mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***123516mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *165314mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***230116mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **197916mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *266714mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***380320mStanage North
The PinionHVD *76316mStanage North
The ArielVD **74016mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *102612mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **109812mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **101912mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *13638mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *11158mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *41210mBurbage North
Sentinel CrackD *111510mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *122412mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **181014mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***365016mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *21612mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **13648mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *7258mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***221512mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***209410mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **146110mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***28114mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***76514mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***158310mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *74722mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **21524mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *47324mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***260422mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***231220mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***295420mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **188927m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***136222mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***34022mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***220926m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **284924m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***235332mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *40935mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **172928mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *65820mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***274922mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **129228mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***227422mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **99520mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *176310mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *209810mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *2519?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *156912mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***390814mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **481812mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***182312mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *27212mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***541316mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***527518mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***444112mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***209220m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **250116mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **227716mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **225014mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *306612mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***381714mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***148316mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***120711mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***125120mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***183315mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **159712mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***36612mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***54120mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***76521mGardom's Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***40625mGardom's Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **68825mGardom's Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***126018mGardom's Edge
Apple CrackVD *667?Gardom's Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **304212mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *342114mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **251614mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **221516mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *97612mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **158716mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *87714mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **346812mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **146514mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **268014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *92314mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **166512mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 220?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *99612mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *191914mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *41912mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *101014mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *80412mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *71212mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **124114mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **64514mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***106016mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***120430m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **63918mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***59620m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***28522mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **49410mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArêteHVD 4a **24330mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *4526mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **27026mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***22125mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *301?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *238?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackHVD 4a ***71612mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***92416mRamshaw Rocks
The ArêteVD **71926m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a **48518mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***95218mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***48228mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***54524mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **20818mHen Cloud
K2S 4b **87830m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***110338m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 5a **18618mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***34718mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***294540m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **30524mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***146932mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **21128mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **14218mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **175210mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4a **103916mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***303924mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***208428m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a ***179224mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetS 4a ***153324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***270430m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **87224m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***140418mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***303022m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabHVD 4a *49714mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***225622m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **105818mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***34816mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***49914mThe Five Clouds
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