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© Escher, Mar 2005

Scottish Rock Benchmarks ticklist

contributed by Sam Shilliday Nov/18

Test pieces across the grade range, mainly those exhibited by Scotland's best mountain crags.

Nine routes - containing mild, standard, and hard examples - for each grade from Mod to E7, as recommended in Gary Latter's Scottish Rock guide books.

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6 Kevin Woods 25% 2 Jul
7 johnkeith 24% 29 Nov, 2018
8 mzchambers 24% 18 Aug, 2020
9 Hidden 21% 30 Jan
10 Colin McKerrell 21% 25 Sep

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
MOD
Curved Ridge (Summer) M *** 1484 240m Buachaille Etive Mor
A' Chir Ridge Traverse M *** 344 ? A'Chir
Collie's Route M ** 184 ? Sron na Ciche
The Dubh Ridge M *** 375 920m The Dubh Slabs
East Ridge (Summer) M *** 1244 60m • 2 Sgurr Dearg...
Afterthought Arete M *** 594 150m Stag Rocks
Pygmy Ridge M * 376 ? Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Castle Ridge M *** 439 ? Ben Nevis
DIFF
Tower Ridge D *** 2003 600m Ben Nevis
North Buttress - West Route (Summer) M ** 274 300m Buachaille Etive Mor
The Gutter D *** 1360 ? Polldubh Crags,...
Final Selection D *** 141 60m Stag Rocks
Clach Glas - Blabheinn Traverse (Summer) D *** 515 ? Bla Bheinn
The Great Ridge (Summer) D ** 170 400m Garbh Bheinn
Quiver Rib D *** 340 ? Aonach Dubh
VDIFF
North East Buttress VD *** 375 500m Ben Nevis
Observatory Ridge (Summer) VD *** 441 500m Ben Nevis
Tystie Slab VD *** 268 ? Reiff - Roinn a'...
Agag's Groove (Summer) VD *** 1732 105m • 4 Buachaille Etive Mor
Squareface VD *** 379 90m • 3 Beinn a' Bhuird -...
Sou'wester Slabs VD *** 593 110m • 5 Cir Mhor
Cioch Nose VD ** 330 40m • 2 Sron na Ciche
Savage Slit (Summer) S *** 813 80m • 4 Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Arrow Route VD *** 865 61m • 2 Sron na Ciche
SEVERE
The Great Ridge Direct S * 126 ? Garbh Bheinn
Cioch West S 4a *** 578 215m • 7 Sron na Ciche
North Face Route S * 453 220m Buachaille Etive Mor
January Jigsaw (Summer) S *** 755 75m • 4 Buachaille Etive Mor
Archer Ridge Direct S ** 44 ? Aonach Dubh
Punster's Crack (Summer) S *** 660 ? The Cobbler
Integrity VS 4c *** 694 76m • 2 Sron na Ciche
Eagle Ridge (Summer) S *** 796 250m Lochnagar
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b *** 1221 185m • 6 Binnein Shuas
VS
Butterknife HS 4b *** 169 ? Garbh Bheinn
The Clean Sweep VS 4c *** 340 185m • 4 Hell's Lum
Rainmaker HS ** 18 60m Gearr Aonach
Spartan Slab VS 4c *** 885 ? Beinn Trilleachan...
The Long Climb VS *** 110 420m • 11 Ben Nevis
South Ridge Direct VS 5a *** 613 ? • 13 Cir Mhor
Whither Whether VS 4b *** 293 40m The Cobbler
Dijbangi (Summer) VS 4c ** 29 140m • 5 Ben Macdui -...
The Chasm (Summer) VS *** 194 450m • 16 Buachaille Etive Mor
HVS
Route Two HVS 5a *** 631 70m • 2 Diabaig
The Snake HVS 4c *** 41 ? Sron na Ciche
Vulcan Wall HVS 5a *** 219 66m • 3 Sron na Ciche
The Magic Crack HVS 5a *** 436 ? Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Bludgers Revelation HVS 5a *** 265 137m • 6 Buachaille Etive Mor
Storm HVS 5a *** 756 85m • 3 Polldubh Crags,...
The Bullroar HVS 5a *** 90 ? Ben Nevis
Centurion HVS 5a *** 488 ? Ben Nevis
A Likely Story HVS *** 63 75m • 3 Eagles Rock
E1
Minus One Direct E1 5b *** 141 ? Ben Nevis
Dragon E1 5b *** 94 105m • 4 Carnmore Crag
Trophy Crack E1 5b *** 117 ? Sron na Ciche
The Big Top E1 5a *** 145 160m • 4 Aonach Dubh
Unicorn (Summer) E1 5a *** 166 ? Bidean nam Bian -...
Grey Panther E1 5b *** 435 45m Kilt Rock, Staffin
Yo Yo E1 5b *** 150 ? • 3 Aonach Dubh
The Needle E1 5b *** 477 260m Shelterstone Crag
King Cobra E1 5b *** 36 210m • 7 Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
E2
The Pillar E2 5b *** 495 35m Diabaig
Torro E2 5c *** 152 ? Ben Nevis
Geriatrics E2 5b *** 99 ? Sheigra Sea Cliffs
Steeple E2 5c *** 249 250m Shelterstone Crag
Club Crack E2 5c ** 57 ? The Cobbler
Plague of Blazes E2 5b *** 174 30m Steall Gorge Crags,...
Shibboleth E2 5c *** 187 167m • 7 Buachaille Etive Mor
The Bat E2 5b *** 126 ? Ben Nevis
Swastika E2 6a ** 204 ? Beinn Trilleachan...
E3
Cougar E3 5c *** 44 ? Broad Cairn - Creag...
Ruff Licks E3 5c *** 85 ? Creag Dubh...
Crackattack E3 6a *** 123 30m Steall Meadows...
Temple of Doom E3 6a *** 12 ? Bidean nam Bian
Delayed Attack E3 6a ** 35 40m Binnein Shuas
Titan's Wall E3 5c *** 73 ? Ben Nevis
Quality Street E4 6a *** 26 70m • 2 Car Park Crag, Glen...
Dream Ticket E3 5c *** 23 60m Beinn a' Mhuinidh
Edgehog E3 5c *** 186 ? Steall Meadows...
E4
Freak Out E4 6a *** 104 ? Aonach Dubh
Rat Race E4 6a *** 171 ? • 2 Dunkeld, Cave Crag
The Fuhrer E4 5c *** 92 ? Creag Dubh...
Osiris E4 6a *** 9 36m The Cobbler
Mother's Pride E4 5c *** 76 30m • 2 Suidhe Biorach
Sugar Cane Country E4 6a *** 110 35m Pabbay
Cupid's Bow E5 6b *** 17 85m Shelterstone Crag
The Banana Groove E4 6a *** 22 ? Ben Nevis
Voyage of the Beagle E5 6a *** 17 ? Broad Cairn - Creag...
E5
Lady Charlotte E5 6a *** 70 ? • 2 Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Rest and be Thankful E5 6a *** 5 45m The Cobbler
The Risk Business E5 6a *** 40 120m • 4 Creag a' Bhancair
Thor E5 6b *** 9 110m Shelterstone Crag
Ling Dynasty E5 *** 16 110m • 3 Beinn Eighe
The Raven E5 6a *** 39 30m Pabbay
Cosmopolitan E5 6b *** 9 40m • 2 Steall Gorge Crags,...
Slartibartfast E5 6b *** 4 ? Broad Cairn - Creag...
Agrippa E5 6b *** 9 ? Ben Nevis
E6
Edge of Extinction E6 6a *** 6 90m • 2 The Brack
The Improbability Drive E6 6c *** - ? Broad Cairn - Creag...
Flodden E6 6b *** 5 ? Broad Cairn - Creag...
Cannibal E6 6b *** 4 ? Broad Cairn - Creag...
The Bonxie E6 6b *** 18 75m • 3 Pabbay
Major Domo E6 6b *** 19 50m • 2 Lochan Dubh Crag
Wild Country E6 6b *** 1 50m The Cobbler
Kelpie E6 6b *** - 45m • 2 Garbh Bheinn
The Screaming Abdabs E6 6b *** 2 75m • 3 Uig Sea Cliffs...
E7
Buddha E7 6c ** 4 ? Broad Cairn - Creag...
The Scoop E7 6b *** 15 205m • 8 Sròn Uladail...
Dalriada E7 6b *** 27 40m The Cobbler
Romantic Reality E7 6b *** 1 ? Creag a' Bhancair
Aphrodite E7 6b *** - 95m Shelterstone Crag
Arcadia 8a *** - 25m Steall Hut Crag,...
Realm of the Senses E7 6c *** - 60m Shelterstone Crag
Longhope Route E7 6c *** 2 493m • 23 St Johns Head
Fascist Groove Thang E7 ** 1 100m • 3 Beinn Eighe
248 e, 324 stars 31,641 10,471m 268
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