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© michel4388, Oct 2007

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 *2317mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *288mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *539mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *969mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **52811mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD *5589mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *104411mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD *99811mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **96011mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *9679mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***121112mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **60412mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *539mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *34512mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **52516mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***137515mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17212mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *22812mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 468mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *5378mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **8208mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **5238mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***69611mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **56?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *8?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 423mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1920m• 2Simons Seat
Arête DirectVS 4c ***139?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***501?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***798?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **556?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **270?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *333?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *4935m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***209?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***338?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *180?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *252?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **50?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **497?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***504?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *108?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *197?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **96?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *55?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **162?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 165?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***787?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***746?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackHS 4b **130815mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***306914mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **203812mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 16011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 25411mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 43?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *36612mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *37610mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *3818mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **229610mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***122915mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **33918mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***61018mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***48617mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***132117mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***122015mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **51614mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **356?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *126?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *106?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *22120mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***38928m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 2215mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***939?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **56818mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **50315mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *733?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***114715mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *81?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***410?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **102?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***211?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***15617mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***249?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***357?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***379?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *35?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 27?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **180?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *119?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *25?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***76?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 5a ***18312mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***10714mWimberry Rocks
Overhanging ChimneyVD *5812mWimberry Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***9320mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***19518mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyS 3c **3818mWimberry Rocks
Route IHS 4b ***38918mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a ***25318mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4b *858mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHS 4a **8310mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***24435m• 2Laddow
Long Chimney RidgeS 4a *4118mLaddow
Tower FaceVS 5a ***19418mLaddow
North ClimbVD *5116mLaddow
Atherton BrothersS 4a **20720mShining Clough
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***42726mShining Clough
Via PrincipiaS 4a ***30424mShining Clough
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***36420mShining Clough
Stable CracksVS 4b **12820mShining Clough
Downfall ClimbM **8060mKinder Downfall
Downfall South CornerVD **2340mKinder Downfall
Zig-zagVD ***15018mKinder Downfall
Left Fork ChimneyD *3116mKinder Downfall
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *1014mKinder Downfall
The Great ChimneyHS 4b **4218mKinder Downfall
Central ChimneyD *330mKinder Downfall
Great SlabS 4a 824mKinder Downfall
Morrison's RouteS 4a *2218mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE2 5c **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***5918mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***21918mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 2212mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *70912mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *53610mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **121612mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **111812mCastle Naze
A.P. ChimneyHS 4a *12412mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **76612mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 31512mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *86512mCastle Naze
Keep ArêteVS 4b **88112mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***121312mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *3098mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyHVD 798mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b **79914mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 25214mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *13918mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress ArêteS 4a *95010mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **163810mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *150910mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *180110mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **235510mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress ArêteVD *122810mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress ArêteD ***269112mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arête DirectHVD *37510mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 71310mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 53312mWindgather Rocks
South Buttress CrackM *82510mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***109914mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *15614mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***108712mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **39614mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **59512mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **26322mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***215220mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***154914mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **8349mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **26520mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *7028mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***35520mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *4214mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***38416mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *21814mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **214014mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **70214mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***83020mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***220314mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *3478mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **92110mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***201312mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***141514mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *68610mBamford Edge
Bilberry CrackVS 5a **140310mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 698mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *229212mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **415514mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***363916mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***421916mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **300914mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse RightD **111616mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***459814mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **310318mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **237818mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **55220mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***103518mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***614924mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *67516mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***511114mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **341910mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *34310mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *42410mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *80410mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **319614mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **380616mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***568316mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***400816mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***495718mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *63514mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***330122mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***394822mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***143220mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *33116mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **103514mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***5986mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *92814mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **79614mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **106918mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **106018mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***232620mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***378522mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***114724mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *118518mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***411110mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***155614mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **97914mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **41712mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **29516mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***261016mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***214316mStanage Plantation
Tower FaceHVS 5a **105026mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***181722mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 27916mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***157622mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***110116mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *145514mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***198116mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **177316mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *231114mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***339320mStanage North
The PinionHVD *67916mStanage North
The ArielVD **65216mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *90012mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **94512mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **89512mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *12438mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *9938mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *36210mBurbage North
Sentinel CrackD *99710mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *111812mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **161914mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***329016mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *19312mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **12128mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *6528mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***197412mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***191710mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **128610mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***22214mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***64314mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***136810mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *67022mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **19424mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *43324mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***227822mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***204320mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***256820mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **165927m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***117922mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***28522mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***195726m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **252324m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***210532mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *37135mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **153328mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *58620mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***241222mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **115828mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***199422mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **85620mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *159710mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *188310mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *2229?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *138912mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***348114mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **429012mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***157412mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *23812mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***477116mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***462118mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***404212mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***187820m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **223616mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **203916mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **192714mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *278012mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***335714mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***131016mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***104311mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***108220mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***157015mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **141012mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***32212mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***47420mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***67121mGardom's Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***35725mGardom's Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **60025mGardom's Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***108618mGardom's Edge
Apple CrackVD *585?Gardom's Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **274812mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *304114mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **225714mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **200416mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *89912mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **143716mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *80314mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **313212mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **132414mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **238714mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *85814mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **148812mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 191?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *91512mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *168614mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *38312mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *89414mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *72212mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *64912mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **114414mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **58714mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***95616mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***104730m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **58718mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***55520m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***25822mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **44110mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArêteHVD 4a **21430mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *4326mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **24826mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***16025mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *289?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *228?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackHVD 4a ***62212mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***74616mRamshaw Rocks
The ArêteVD **64926m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a **44618mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***83018mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***41828mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***49524mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **18218mHen Cloud
K2S 4b **77830m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***102838m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 5a **16618mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***31218mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***266940m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **24724mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***132232mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **19328mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **12018mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **154010mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4a **93516mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***268324mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***183628m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a ***159324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetS 4a ***132124mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***240630m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **78524m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***124918mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***272322m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabHVD 4a *45214mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***197022m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **95618mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***31016mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***44714mThe Five Clouds
15 e, 725 stars387,2755,195m• 385