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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 *1897mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *258mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *489mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *829mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **42511mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD 4a *4909mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *89111mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD 3c *85611mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **81511mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *8039mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***102212mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **51112mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *529mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *31312mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **47116mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***118915mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***18812mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *21712mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 418mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *4908mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **7108mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **4628mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***60711mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **49?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *7?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 323mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***1420m• 2Simons Seat
Arete DirectVS 4c ***116?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***419?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***691?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **479?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **238?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *322?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *4435m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***182?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***303?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *156?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *226?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **47?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **420?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***419?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *83?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *153?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **89?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *46?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **139?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 136?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***686?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***678?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackHS 4b **107115mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***250614mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **164712mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 12211mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 20511mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 36?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *30312mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *31610mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *3018mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **187210mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***118615mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **28918mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***51218mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***43617mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***109217mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***97415mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **43614mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **317?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *119?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *95?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *19720mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***35928m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 1915mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***783?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **47018mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **43115mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *643?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***94815mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *66?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***356?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **74?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***173?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***14317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***231?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***330?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***353?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *31?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 23?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **169?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *95?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *21?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***76?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 4b **14712mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleE1 5b ***10614mWimberry Rocks
Overhang ChimneyVD *5512mWimberry Rocks
The TridentHVS 5a ***9820mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***16918mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyHVD **2918mWimberry Rocks
Route 1HS 4b ***36918mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a **22718mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4a *738mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHVD *7510mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***23435m• 2Laddow Rocks
Long Chimney RidgeVD *3418mLaddow Rocks
Tower FaceVS 5a ***18718mLaddow Rocks
North ClimbVD *4516mLaddow Rocks
Atherton BrothersS 4a **16120mShining Clough Rocks
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***39126mShining Clough Rocks
Via PrincipiaS 4a **24424mShining Clough Rocks
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***32620mShining Clough Rocks
Stable CracksVS 4b **10220mShining Clough Rocks
Downfall ClimbM **6960mKinder Scout...
Downfall South CornerVD **1540mKinder Scout...
ZigzagVD ***11516mKinder Scout...
Left Fork ChimneyD *2316mKinder 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 *1918mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE2 5c **1020mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***6918mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***19418mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 1812mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *58612mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *44810mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **97812mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **92012mCastle Naze
A.P. 'absolutely perpendicular' ChimneyHS 4a *11012mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **64912mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 26312mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *70612mCastle Naze
Keep AreteVS 4b **76412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***108012mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *2478mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyHVD 708mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b **68614mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 20614mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *11858mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress AreteS 4a *77710mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **131910mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *128310mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *150310mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **189010mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress AreteVD *99510mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress AreteD ***216312mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arete DirectHVD *28610mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 58410mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 44812mWindgather Rocks
South Buttress CrackD *68510mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***91214mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *14314mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***91612mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **32714mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **47012mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **24322mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***188720mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***130214mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **7069mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **22120mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *6128mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***35020mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *3414mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***34316mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *17814mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **169614mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **60114mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***72620mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***202414mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *2978mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **74010mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***170912mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***121214mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *55910mBamford Edge
Bilberry Crack (Bamford)VS 5a **115110mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 558mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *197112mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **342414mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***306916mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***360616mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **236814mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse Right (Blizzard Chimney)D **96016mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***368714mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **253618mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **192818mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **47120mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***99818mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***521324mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *58516mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***410214mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **271610mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *27510mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *37510mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *68710mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **252014mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **303816mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***453916mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***326916mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original RouteVS 4c ***411318mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *53114mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***275922mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***324022mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***118320mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *30216mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **83914mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***5176mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *79814mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **66014mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **86918mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **86218mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***194820mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***310322mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***106424mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *101718mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***342210mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***128414mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **76614mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **35512mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **27216mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***254916mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***208516mStanage Plantation
Tower Face (Stanage)HVS 5a **93926mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***173922mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 24816mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***133122mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***93216mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *123414mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***161116mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **152416mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *188314mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***294120mStanage North
The PinionHVD *59916mStanage North
The ArielVD **57616mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *80512mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **81612mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **78512mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *10808mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *8428mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *29810mBurbage North
Sentinel Crack (Burbage North)D *81410mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *92212mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **135914mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***289716mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *15712mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **10378mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *5778mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***166412mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***178810mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **105810mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***17914mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***54914mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***139010mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *55322mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **17224mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *36824mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***186122mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***165720mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***212120mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **132127m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***100522mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***25222mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***164026m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **207524m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***191132mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *31935mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **132628mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *52120mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***195722mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **97528mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***165922mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **71520mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *136910mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *161310mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *1866?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *117712mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***301514mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **361812mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***133512mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *19212mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***395416mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***388818mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***364812mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***180720m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **185116mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **172216mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **154814mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *233112mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***283014mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***125016mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***84711mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***89620mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***129115mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **116312mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***31312mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***43720mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***67721mGardoms Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***32125mGardoms Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **48125mGardoms Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***92418mGardoms Edge
Apple CrackVD *4841mGardoms Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **236512mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *254814mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **193414mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **170916mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *79112mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **123916mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *70714mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **266612mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **115214mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **197414mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *73514mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **124212mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 151?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *79912mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *145714mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *32912mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *75714mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *62812mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *57212mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **99514mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **52914mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***83416mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***98930m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **51818mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***50720m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***24322mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **40210mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArĂȘteHVD 4a **19430mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *4026mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **23726mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***13825mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *264?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *215?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackHVD 4a ***55412mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***65516mRamshaw Rocks
The AreteVD **57726m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a **35718mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***73718mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***38128mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***47324mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **16018mHen Cloud
K2S 4b **61530m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***90138m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 5a **13818mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***28418mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***273940m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **26924mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***121232mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **17928mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **10118mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **130610mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4a **82916mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***230024mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***163028mRoaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a ***134424mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetS 4a ***111824mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***211230m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **71524m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***111818mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***237422m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabHVD 4a *40614mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***170222m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **84618mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***26216mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***40314mThe Five Clouds
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