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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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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
 MOD
Curved Ridge (Summer)M ***1378240mBuachaille Etive Mor
A' Chir Ridge TraverseM ***322?A'Chir
Collie's RouteM **181?Sron na Ciche
The Dubh RidgeM ***360920mThe Dubh Slabs
East Ridge (Summer)M ***118160m• 2Sgurr Dearg...
Afterthought AreteM ***560150mStag Rocks
Pygmy RidgeM *352?Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Castle RidgeM ***412?Ben Nevis
 DIFF
Tower RidgeD ***1863600mBen Nevis
North Buttress - West Route (Summer)M **250300mBuachaille Etive Mor
The GutterD ***1283?Polldubh Crags,...
Final SelectionD ***13160mStag Rocks
Clach Glas - Blabheinn Traverse (Summer)D ***490?Bla Bheinn
The Great Ridge (Summer)D **160400mGarbh Bheinn
Quiver RibD ***319?Aonach Dubh
 VDIFF
North East ButtressVD ***344500mBen Nevis
Observatory Ridge (Summer)VD ***407500mBen Nevis
Tystie SlabVD ***249?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Agag's Groove (Summer)VD ***1637105m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
SquarefaceVD ***357?Beinn a' Bhuird -...
Sou'wester SlabsVD ***560110m• 5Cir Mhor
Cioch NoseVD **32040m• 2Sron na Ciche
Savage Slit (Summer)S ***75180m• 4Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Arrow RouteVD ***82661m• 2Sron na Ciche
 SEVERE
The Great Ridge DirectS *123?Garbh Bheinn
Cioch WestS 4a ***563215m• 7Sron na Ciche
North Face RouteS *427220mBuachaille Etive Mor
January Jigsaw (Summer)S ***72675m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
Archer Ridge DirectS **44?Aonach Dubh
Punster's Crack (Summer)S ***641?The Cobbler
IntegrityVS 4c ***66376m• 2Sron na Ciche
Eagle Ridge (Summer)S ***766250mLochnagar
Ardverikie WallHS 4b ***1566185m• 6Binnein Shuas
 VS
ButterknifeHS 4b ***161?Garbh Bheinn
The Clean SweepVS 4c ***313185m• 4Hell's Lum
RainmakerHS **1860mGearr Aonach
Spartan SlabVS 4c ***848?Beinn Trilleachan...
The Long ClimbVS ***104420m• 11Ben Nevis
South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***595?• 13Cir Mhor
Whither WhetherVS 4b ***28240mThe Cobbler
Dijbangi (Summer)VS 4c **25140m• 5Ben Macdui -...
The Chasm (Summer)VS ***184450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
 HVS
Route TwoHVS 5a ***61370m• 2Diabaig
The SnakeHVS 4c ***36?Sron na Ciche
Vulcan WallHVS 5a ***20366m• 3Sron na Ciche
The Magic CrackHVS 5a ***415?Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Bludgers RevelationHVS 5a ***244137m• 6Buachaille Etive Mor
StormHVS 5a ***71485m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
The BullroarHVS 5a ***78?Ben Nevis
CenturionHVS 5a ***436?Ben Nevis
A Likely StoryHVS ***6375m• 3Eagles Rock
 E1
Minus One DirectE1 5b ***130?Ben Nevis
DragonE1 5b ***89105m• 4Carnmore Crag
Trophy CrackE1 5b ***111?Sron na Ciche
The Big TopE1 5a ***140?Aonach Dubh
Unicorn (Summer)E1 5a ***155?Bidean nam Bian -...
Grey PantherE1 5b ***41945mKilt Rock, Staffin
Yo YoE1 5b ***139?• 3Aonach Dubh
The NeedleE1 5b ***446260mShelterstone Crag
King CobraE1 5b ***35210m• 7Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
 E2
The PillarE2 5b ***48035mDiabaig
TorroE2 5c ***143?Ben Nevis
GeriatricsE2 5b ***94?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
SteepleE2 5c ***241250mShelterstone Crag
Club CrackE2 5c **57?The Cobbler
Plague of BlazesE2 5b ***16830mSteall Gorge Crags,...
ShibbolethE2 5c ***181167m• 7Buachaille Etive Mor
The BatE2 5b ***117?Ben Nevis
SwastikaE2 6a **195?Beinn Trilleachan...
 E3
CougarE3 5c ***44?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Ruff LicksE3 5c ***82?Creag Dubh...
CrackattackE3 6a ***12130mSteall Meadows...
Temple of DoomE3 6a ***8?Bidean nam Bian
Delayed AttackE3 6a **3240mBinnein Shuas
Titan's WallE3 5c ***67?Ben Nevis
Quality StreetE4 6a ***2670m• 2Car Park Crag, Glen...
Dream TicketE3 5c ***2160mBeinn a' Mhuinidh
EdgehogE3 5c ***178?Steall Meadows...
 E4
Freak OutE4 6a ***101?Aonach Dubh
Rat RaceE4 6a ***161?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
The FuhrerE4 5c ***88?Creag Dubh...
OsirisE4 6a ***936mThe Cobbler
Mother's PrideE4 5c ***7230m• 2Suidhe Biorach
Sugar Cane CountryE4 6a ***11035mPabbay
Cupid's BowE5 6b ***1785mShelterstone Crag
The Banana GrooveE4 6a ***18?Ben Nevis
Voyage of the BeagleE5 6a ***17?Broad Cairn - Creag...
 E5
Lady CharlotteE5 6a ***70?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Rest and be ThankfulE5 6a ***545mThe Cobbler
The Risk BusinessE5 6a ***38120m• 4Creag a' Bhancair
ThorE5 6b ***9110mShelterstone Crag
Ling DynastyE5 ***14110m• 3Beinn Eighe
The RavenE5 6a ***3930mPabbay
CosmopolitanE5 6b ***940m• 2Steall Gorge Crags,...
SlartibartfastE5 6b ***4?Broad Cairn - Creag...
AgrippaE5 6b ***7?Ben Nevis
 E6
Edge of ExtinctionE6 6a ***690m• 2The Brack
The Improbability DriveE6 6c ***-?Broad Cairn - Creag...
FloddenE6 6b ***4?Broad Cairn - Creag...
CannibalE6 6b ***4?Broad Cairn - Creag...
The BonxieE6 6b ***1875m• 3Pabbay
Major DomoE6 6b ***1850m• 2Lochan Dubh Crag
Wild CountryE6 6b ***150mThe Cobbler
KelpieE6 6b ***-45m• 2Garbh Bheinn
The Screaming AbdabsE6 6b ***275m• 3Uig Sea Cliffs...
 E7
BuddhaE7 6c **3?Broad Cairn - Creag...
The ScoopE7 6b ***15205m• 8Sròn Uladail...
DalriadaE7 6b ***2740mThe Cobbler
Romantic RealityE7 6b ***1?Creag a' Bhancair
AphroditeE7 6b ***-95mShelterstone Crag
Arcadia8a ***-25mSteall Hut Crag,...
Realm of the SensesE7 6c ***-60mShelterstone Crag
Longhope RouteE7 6c ***2493m• 23St Johns Head
Fascist Groove ThangE7 **1100m• 3Beinn Eighe
248 e, 324 stars30,35310,221m• 263
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