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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 *1747mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *268mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *479mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *779mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **39411mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4779mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *85511mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *82411mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **78511mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7739mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***98012mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **48612mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *539mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *30112mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **45616mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***114215mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17812mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *20312mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 428mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4798mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6878mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4518mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***58411mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **51?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *6?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 323mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1520m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***135?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***395?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***663?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **454?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **223?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *305?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *4135m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***185?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***294?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *145?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *217?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **42?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **386?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***388?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *75?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *145?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **79?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *36?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **125?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 130?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***660?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***654?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **102415mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***237314mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **156712mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 12011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 19811mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 36?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *29412mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *31310mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2818mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **180510mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***112315mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **30818mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***49318mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***40817mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***102717mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***92615mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **41214mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **306?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *118?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *90?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19720mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***34028m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***748?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **45218mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **41415mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *618?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***91915mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *64?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***338?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **71?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***170?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***13817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***226?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***316?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***331?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **162?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *100?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***75?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **14112mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***10314mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5512mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***9220mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***18318mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **3218mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***35318mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **21818mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *698mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7610mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***21535m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *2918mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***16918mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4416mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **16620mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***35826mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **23024mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***30320mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **9620mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **6660mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1540mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***16516mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *2216mKinder Scout...
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *614mKinder Scout...
The Great ChimneyHS 4b ***3018mKinder Scout...
Central ChimneyD *130mKinder Scout...
Great SlabS 4a *324mKinder Scout...
Morrison's RouteS 4a *1818mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE1 5b **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***6018mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***18218mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *56112mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *43210mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **91412mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **86912mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *10212mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **61612mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 25412mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *67612mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **72712mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***101612mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2368mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 668mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***64514mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 19914mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *11338mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 73410mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **124310mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *121110mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *142310mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **178510mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *93110mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **204812mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *26610mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 55210mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 43012mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *65910mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***85514mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *13414mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***85012mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **30214mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **43212mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **22722mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***179420mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***123614mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **6459mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **20520mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *5528mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***32720mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3114mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***31816mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *17714mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **158314mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **56314mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***68720mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***186314mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2798mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **68810mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***158212mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***110814mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *53010mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **107410mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 538mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *187012mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **321414mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***291116mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***339216mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **221414mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **89316mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***343914mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **240418mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **180318mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **43220mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***93618mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***491624mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *55516mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***384614mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **259610mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *26110mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *36210mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *64310mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **236814mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **285616mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***424016mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***307616mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***388418mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *51614mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***259322mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***305622mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***111820mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *29316mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **77914mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***4686mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *76714mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **61714mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **81118mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **79718mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***182120mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***292322mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***100524mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *96318mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***319310mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***118914mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **69814mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **32712mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **25016mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***241416mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***196916mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **90226mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***165222mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 23516mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***125222mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***87716mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *115814mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***151016mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **143416mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *177514mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***279820mStanage North
The PinionHVD *57716mStanage North
The ArielVD **55516mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *78312mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **77612mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **74612mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *10468mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *8098mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *28310mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *77310mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *87012mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **129814mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***273616mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *15112mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **9848mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5598mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***156212mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***170310mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **99410mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***21314mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***52314mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***134410mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *52422mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **17424mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *35624mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***172822mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***154820mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***196420mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **123927m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***92722mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***22422mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***152226m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **193024m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***178032mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *30935mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **126128mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *48520mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***184622mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **92328mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***156722mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **66820mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *131510mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *153610mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1766?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *113112mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***287314mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **347212mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***126212mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *17312mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***374916mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***365718mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***349312mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***172320m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **176716mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **165816mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **146114mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *221612mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***269214mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***117916mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***78311mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***84120mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***121615mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **109912mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***29612mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***41920mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***63521mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***30425mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **44925mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***86318mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4561mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **224612mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *243314mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **182614mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **161316mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *76212mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **118916mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *67814mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **254212mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **109914mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **186714mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *70914mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **116712mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 150?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *77612mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *139114mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *31612mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *70814mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *60712mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *54812mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **94914mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **50414mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***79716mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***95230m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **49318mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***48720m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***23722mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **39410mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArÍteHVD 4a **18130mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3526mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **22426mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***11625mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *250?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *204?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***53312mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***63116mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **54826m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***37318mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***68718mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***35728mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***43924mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **15418mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *58930m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***87038m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **13118mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***27418mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***259040m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **25424mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***116232mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **17428mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **11318mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **125810mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **77216mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***218524mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***156128mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **126924mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***105724mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***198730m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **69024m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***105518mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***224222m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *38414mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***159922m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **79918mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***25016mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***38414mThe Five Clouds
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