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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 *2407mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *298mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *559mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *1019mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **54911mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD *5599mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *107511mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD *102911mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **99611mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *10129mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***126312mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **63112mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *569mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *36612mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **55116mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***141415mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17512mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *23012mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 468mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *5568mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **8548mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **5408mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***72311mBrimham 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 ***2020m• 2Simons Seat
Arête DirectVS 4c ***146?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***537?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***852?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **591?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **285?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *347?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *5035m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***216?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***350?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *197?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *262?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **53?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **524?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***529?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *112?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *206?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **97?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *56?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **169?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 170?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***851?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***821?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackHS 4b **137815mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***324614mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **214512mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 16611mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 27311mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 43?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *38012mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *39010mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *4018mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **241110mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***131315mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **35218mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***65418mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***51317mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***142117mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***132015mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **55214mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **386?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *133?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *113?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *24120mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***41228m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 2515mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***989?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **60018mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **53315mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *761?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***119515mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *82?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***431?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **106?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***225?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***17317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***266?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***386?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***401?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *42?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 35?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **198?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *135?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *27?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***83?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 5a ***20812mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***12314mWimberry Rocks
Overhanging ChimneyVD *6412mWimberry Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***10120mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***20818mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyS 3c **4218mWimberry Rocks
Route IHS 4b ***42218mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a ***28318mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4b *918mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHS 4a **9110mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***28935m• 2Laddow
Long Chimney RidgeS 4a *5218mLaddow
Tower FaceVS 5a ***22218mLaddow
North ClimbVD *7016mLaddow
Atherton BrothersS 4a **23120mShining Clough
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***49626mShining Clough
Via PrincipiaS 4a ***35824mShining Clough
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***42720mShining Clough
Stable CracksVS 4b **13520mShining Clough
Downfall ClimbM **8860mKinder Downfall
Downfall South CornerVD **2340mKinder Downfall
Zig-zagVD ***17418mKinder Downfall
Left Fork ChimneyD *3516mKinder Downfall
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *1214mKinder Downfall
The Great ChimneyHS 4b **4418mKinder Downfall
Central ChimneyD *430mKinder Downfall
Great SlabS 4a 924mKinder Downfall
Morrison's RouteS 4a *2418mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE2 5c **1220mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***6518mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***24418mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 2212mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *77012mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *60010mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **130812mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **120712mCastle Naze
A.P. ChimneyHS 4a *12512mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **82012mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 32612mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *94012mCastle Naze
Keep ArêteVS 4b **93412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***126912mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *3298mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyHVD 828mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b **85514mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 27314mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *15048mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress ArêteS 4a *102410mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **178110mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *161510mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *192710mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **253810mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress ArêteVD *132410mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress ArêteD ***292712mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arête DirectHVD *39810mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 76310mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 56912mWindgather Rocks
South Buttress CrackM *88510mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***116914mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *16214mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***115712mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **41314mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **63312mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **27522mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***227620mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***162714mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **8849mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **29620mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *8028mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***40220mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *4714mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***42316mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *23414mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **231214mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **75114mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***88020mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***240514mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *3928mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **103710mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***220212mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***152614mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *76310mBamford Edge
Bilberry CrackVS 5a **153610mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 758mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *240112mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **442114mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***386116mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***443516mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **319614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse RightD **118116mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***490314mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **328018mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **253418mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **58720mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***110418mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***652424mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *71616mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***544314mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **366210mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *36310mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *45510mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *85110mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **345314mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **405716mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***608216mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***428016mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***525118mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *67114mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***350422mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***420122mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***152320mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *35016mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **111514mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***6496mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *98814mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **86814mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **114418mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **114218mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***248020mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***406022mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***125324mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *124918mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***441410mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***165714mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **107714mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **44612mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **30716mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***278416mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***229816mStanage Plantation
Tower FaceHVS 5a **111026mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***194422mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 28616mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***164122mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***115716mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *154714mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***214016mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **187316mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *248314mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***358520mStanage North
The PinionHVD *72516mStanage North
The ArielVD **69616mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *96712mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **103312mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **96512mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *12968mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *10598mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *38210mBurbage North
Sentinel CrackD *106210mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *116912mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **172414mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***348216mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *20912mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **12868mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *6878mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***210112mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***199710mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **137810mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***25414mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***71614mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***149110mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *71822mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **20924mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *45124mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***245422mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***218620mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***276820mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **177427m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***127122mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***31222mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***210026m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **269124m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***224732mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *39135mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **160428mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *62320mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***258922mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **122528mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***213822mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **93220mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *168510mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *200310mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *2377?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *147212mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***370714mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **455212mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***169312mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *26112mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***509716mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***497918mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***427112mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***198020m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **235416mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **214616mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **209114mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *292112mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***358214mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***139716mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***112111mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***116320mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***168615mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **150712mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***35012mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***50620mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***72821mGardom's Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***38025mGardom's Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **63525mGardom's Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***117718mGardom's Edge
Apple CrackVD *635?Gardom's Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **288912mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *323114mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **237614mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **209716mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *94212mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **151316mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *84814mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **331712mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **140014mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **254014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *90014mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **157012mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 206?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *96412mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *180914mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *40712mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *95314mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *76512mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *69212mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **120414mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **62014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***101416mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***113730m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **61618mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***57520m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***27422mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **47210mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArêteHVD 4a **23330mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *4326mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **25826mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***20225mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *296?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *233?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackHVD 4a ***67312mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***80816mRamshaw Rocks
The ArêteVD **70126m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a **46418mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***90418mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***45628mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***52724mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **19918mHen Cloud
K2S 4b **84730m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***107738m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 5a **18018mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***33318mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***281340m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **29124mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***140632mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **20328mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **13018mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **166510mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4a **99716mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***287024mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***196528m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a ***168824mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetS 4a ***142524mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***253730m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **83224m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***133418mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***289122m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabHVD 4a *48314mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***210622m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **100718mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***32616mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***47414mThe Five Clouds
15 e, 725 stars412,8685,195m• 385