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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 *2427mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *298mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *569mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *1029mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **56011mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD *5629mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *108011mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD *103111mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **99911mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *10239mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***127612mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **64012mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *569mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *36712mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **55516mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***142415mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17912mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *23312mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 468mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *5578mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **8568mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **5448mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***72911mBrimham 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 ***2120m• 2Simons Seat
Arête DirectVS 4c ***146?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***549?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***866?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **600?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **287?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *354?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *5135m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***224?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***359?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *202?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *265?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **53?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **526?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***532?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *113?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *207?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **97?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *57?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **171?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 171?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***856?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***823?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackHS 4b **139215mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***329314mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **218312mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 17011mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 28111mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 44?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *39112mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *39310mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *4218mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **246010mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***134015mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **35818mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***66618mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***52217mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***144817mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***134915mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **56014mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **390?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *135?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *113?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *24220mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***41528m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 2615mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***992?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **60418mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **53615mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *770?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***120115mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *83?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***432?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **106?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***226?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***17317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***267?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***389?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***411?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *43?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 35?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **200?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *138?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *28?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***84?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 5a ***20912mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***12514mWimberry Rocks
Overhanging ChimneyVD *6412mWimberry Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***10420mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***20818mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyS 3c **4218mWimberry Rocks
Route IHS 4b ***42318mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a ***28418mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4b *938mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHS 4a **9110mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***29435m• 2Laddow
Long Chimney RidgeS 4a *5318mLaddow
Tower FaceVS 5a ***22418mLaddow
North ClimbVD *7116mLaddow
Atherton BrothersS 4a **23120mShining Clough
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***49926mShining Clough
Via PrincipiaS 4a ***36124mShining Clough
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***43020mShining Clough
Stable CracksVS 4b **13520mShining Clough
Downfall ClimbM **8960mKinder Downfall
Downfall South CornerVD **2340mKinder Downfall
Zig-zagVD ***17818mKinder Downfall
Left Fork ChimneyD *3516mKinder Downfall
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *1214mKinder Downfall
The Great ChimneyHS 4b **4618mKinder 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 *77912mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *60710mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **133112mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **123012mCastle Naze
A.P. ChimneyHS 4a *12812mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **83012mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 33012mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *95912mCastle Naze
Keep ArêteVS 4b **94412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***128812mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *3318mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyHVD 838mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b **85914mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 27514mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *15228mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress ArêteS 4a *103210mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **179510mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *163310mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *195510mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **257810mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress ArêteVD *133410mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress ArêteD ***295812mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arête DirectHVD *40310mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 77010mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 57612mWindgather Rocks
South Buttress CrackM *90010mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***118814mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *16414mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***117312mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **41914mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **64512mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **27822mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***233420mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***166514mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **8949mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **29720mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *8028mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***40320mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *4814mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***42616mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *23514mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **233914mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **76114mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***88920mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***244014mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *4018mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **105310mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***223112mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***154414mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *77710mBamford Edge
Bilberry CrackVS 5a **155910mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 758mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *244512mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **449714mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***392016mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***450416mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **323514mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse RightD **120216mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***497314mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **333318mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **258818mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **60220mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***112018mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***660424mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *72716mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***551114mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **370410mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *36710mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *45810mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *85610mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **351314mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **409716mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***619116mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***434916mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***533418mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *68914mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***355222mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***425422mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***155120mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *35416mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **114214mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***6626mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *100514mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **87914mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **115618mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **115418mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***252320mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***412122mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***127224mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *126418mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***447910mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***166914mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **110014mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **45212mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **31616mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***282816mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***232516mStanage Plantation
Tower FaceHVS 5a **111826mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***197622mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 29016mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***165622mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***117616mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *156514mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***217216mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **189816mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *251714mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***362020mStanage North
The PinionHVD *73016mStanage North
The ArielVD **70116mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *97112mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **104212mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **97312mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *13198mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *10738mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *39410mBurbage North
Sentinel CrackD *107610mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *118412mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **174814mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***352916mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *21112mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **12998mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *6958mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***212712mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***201910mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **140210mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***25814mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***72714mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***151510mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *72322mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **21024mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *45224mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***248722mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***222820mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***281420mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **179327m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***128422mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***32022mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***212126m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **273224m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***226132mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *39335mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **164128mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *62420mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***261822mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **123928mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***217022mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **94320mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *169910mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *202710mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *2407?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *149412mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***374814mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **460012mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***171812mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *26312mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***516816mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***504718mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***431012mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***201320m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **239616mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **217816mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **213214mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *295512mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***362314mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***142516mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***114411mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***117620mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***171315mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **153612mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***35612mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***51220mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***73421mGardom's Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***38225mGardom's Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **63825mGardom's Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***118318mGardom's Edge
Apple CrackVD *637?Gardom's Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **292012mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *327014mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **240514mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **212116mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *95012mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **152316mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *85214mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **334612mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **141114mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **256814mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *90514mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **158612mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 210?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *97212mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *183514mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *41212mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *96314mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *77712mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *69812mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **120814mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **62814mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***102316mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***116730m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **62218mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***57920m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***27622mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **47710mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArêteHVD 4a **23730mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *4426mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **25826mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***20725mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *300?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *236?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackHVD 4a ***68612mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***81816mRamshaw Rocks
The ArêteVD **70826m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a **46818mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***91618mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***46328mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***53224mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **19918mHen Cloud
K2S 4b **85930m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***109038m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 5a **18218mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***33618mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***284840m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **29624mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***141932mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **20428mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **13318mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **168010mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4a **101116mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***290124mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***198928m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a ***170724mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetS 4a ***143924mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***257130m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **84024m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***136218mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***291422m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabHVD 4a *48314mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***213122m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **101818mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***33416mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***48214mThe Five Clouds
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