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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 *1827mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *278mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *489mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *839mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **41411mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4809mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *86911mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *83311mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **79211mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *7899mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***100112mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **49712mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *549mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *30412mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **46216mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***116415mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***18412mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *20612mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 428mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4838mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **6938mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4528mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***58711mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **52?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *7?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 323mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1520m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***143?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***405?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***677?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **466?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **230?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *313?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *4235m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***191?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***298?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *148?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *218?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **42?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **403?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***399?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *78?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *149?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **82?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *39?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **129?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 131?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***673?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***666?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackVS 4b **104115mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***242714mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **159412mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 12311mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 19911mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 37?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *29712mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *31710mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *2918mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **184010mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***115215mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **31018mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***49918mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***41917mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***104817mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***94815mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **42214mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **310?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *119?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *90?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19720mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***34728m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1815mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***760?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **45618mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **41915mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *629?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***93115mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *67?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***343?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **74?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***171?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***13817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***227?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***319?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***337?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **163?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *100?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***75?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **14412mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***10314mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5512mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***9320mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***18318mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **3218mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***36318mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **22218mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *718mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7610mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***22435m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *3018mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***18018mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4416mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **16720mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***36726mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **23124mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***30620mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **9620mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **6760mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1540mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***17216mKinder 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 ***6318mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***18218mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1712mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *57512mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *43810mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **94312mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **89212mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *10412mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **63312mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 25612mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *69012mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **75012mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***104512mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2388mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyVD 718mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b ***66314mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 20414mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *11548mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteHVD 4a 74710mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **126510mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *123510mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *145610mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **182510mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *95810mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD **208912mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *27410mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 56410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 43812mWindgather Rocks
South CrackD *66310mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***87614mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *13714mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***87612mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **31414mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **44512mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **23122mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***183520mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***126914mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **6669mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **20820mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *5728mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***33320mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3114mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***32216mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *18514mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **162414mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **57414mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***69820mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***193114mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2858mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **70510mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***163412mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***115114mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *54210mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **110810mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 598mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *190512mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **329214mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***297616mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***346516mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **227914mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **92016mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***354814mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **246318mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **184518mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **44720mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***96518mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***502224mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *56516mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***395614mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **265310mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *26710mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *36410mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *65810mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **244114mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **292516mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***435016mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***314316mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***396118mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *52214mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***265722mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***312222mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***114520mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *29516mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **79514mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***4826mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *78414mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **64014mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **82518mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **82518mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***186920mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***298822mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***102024mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *98218mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***327710mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***121214mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **71514mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **33512mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **25816mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***246316mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***201216mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **91626mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***169522mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 24316mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***129122mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***90916mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *117414mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***153416mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **146816mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *180514mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***283420mStanage North
The PinionHVD *58016mStanage North
The ArielVD **55716mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *78912mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **78412mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **75512mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *10568mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *8238mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *29210mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *79110mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *88912mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **132014mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***279416mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *15212mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **10088mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5628mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***159912mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***173510mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **101910mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***21614mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***53314mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***136010mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *53222mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **17824mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *36024mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***176822mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***157520mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***202320mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **126427m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***96022mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***23322mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***156026m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **198224m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***182532mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *31235mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **127928mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *49120mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***190522mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **94328mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***160522mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **68520mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *134010mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *157210mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1806?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *115012mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***293114mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **354312mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***130012mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *18312mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***384316mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***375818mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***356312mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***175420m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **180016mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **168716mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **149914mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *226612mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***275314mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***121316mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***80811mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***86020mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***124515mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **112212mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***30012mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***42620mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***65421mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***30825mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **46225mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***87918mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4681mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **229312mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *247914mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **186314mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **165116mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *77612mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **121316mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *69214mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **258612mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **111914mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **190514mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *72314mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **119612mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 153?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *78912mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *142314mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *32212mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *73114mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *61312mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *55412mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **96614mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **51014mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***80816mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***96630m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **50318mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***49420m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***23922mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **39810mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArĂȘteHVD 4a **18530mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *3726mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **23126mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***11725mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *254?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *206?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackS 4a ***54512mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***63816mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **55526m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a ***38818mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***70718mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***36728mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***44724mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **15818mHen Cloud
K2S 4b *59330m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***87038m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 4c **13118mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***27518mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***266040m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **26124mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***117532mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **17828mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **11418mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **127310mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4b **80016mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***224324mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***159328mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a **130624mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetHVD 4a ***108324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***203930m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **70224m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***107818mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***230622m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabS 4b *38714mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***164622m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **81518mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***25516mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***39714mThe Five Clouds
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