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Rocksport Top Ten Grit Routes ticklist

contributed by cheque Oct/18

At some point in the sixties Rocksport magazine apparently published a list of the ten best routes on grit, all around the HVS grade. You can tell it was the sixties as one of the routes is a girdle.

In the nineties the selective guide On Peak Rock updated seven of the eight Peak District selections (they only kept Suicide Wall) with some much harder ones, so you’ve got some to do once you’ve ticked the original list.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Promontory TraverseE1 5b ***7432m• 2Black Rocks
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***66221mGardom's Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***129216mCurbar Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***101030m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***256516mStanage Plantation
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***183420m• 2Froggatt Edge
HelixHVS 5a ***21?Harston Rock (Upper...
ValkyrieVS 4c ***262740m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
North West GirdleE1 5b ***13265m• 4Almscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***121415mAlmscliff
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***135315mBrimham Rocks
Beau GesteE7 6c ***1214mFroggatt Edge
London WallE5 6a ***16022mMillstone Edge
Edge LaneE5 5c ***13118mMillstone Edge
Profit of DoomE4 6b ***7816mCurbar Edge
Old FriendsE4 6a ***17018mStanage North
Great SlabE3 5b ***44718mFroggatt Edge
The RaspE2 5b ***61314mHiggar Tor
33 e, 54 stars14,395390m• 25