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A very thin Eastern Traverse - 8 inches wide - Gulp!
© wilkie14c, Feb 2009

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 ***975240mBuachaille Etive Mor
A'Chir RidgeVD *262?A'Chir
Collie's RouteM **149?Sron na Ciche
The Dubhs RidgeM ***297920mThe Dubh Slabs
East Ridge (Summer)M ***89560m• 2Sgurr Dearg
Afterthought AreteM ***408150mStag Rocks
Pygmy RidgeM *275?Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Castle RidgeM **304?Ben Nevis
 DIFF
Tower RidgeD ***1404600mBen Nevis
North Buttress - West Route (Summer)M *190300mBuachaille Etive Mor
The GutterD ***1074?Polldubh Crags,...
Final SelectionD ***9060mStag Rocks
Clach Glas - Blabheinn Traverse (Summer)D ***374?Bla Bheinn
The Great Ridge (Summer)D **102400mGarbh Bheinn
Quiver RibD ***254?Aonach Dubh
 VDIFF
North East ButtressVD ***254500mBen Nevis
Observatory Ridge (Summer)VD ***290500mBen Nevis
Tystie SlabVD ***187?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Agag's Groove (Summer)VD ***1288105m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
SquarefaceVD ***244?Beinn a' Bhuird -...
Sou'wester SlabsVD **429110m• 5Cir Mhor
Cioch NoseVD **25140m• 2Sron na Ciche
Savage Slit (Summer)S ***55680m• 4Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Arrow RouteVD ***67761m• 2Sron na Ciche
 SEVERE
The Great Ridge DirectS *85?Garbh Bheinn
Cioch WestS 4a ***452215m• 7Sron na Ciche
North Face RouteS **326220mBuachaille Etive Mor
January Jigsaw (Summer)S ***59975m• 4Buachaille Etive Mor
Archer Ridge DirectS **40?Aonach Dubh
Punster's Crack (Summer)S ***471?The Cobbler (Ben...
IntegrityVS 4c ***53676m• 2Sron na Ciche
Eagle Ridge (Summer)S ***555250mLochnagar
Ardverikie WallHS 4b ***902185m• 6Binnein Shuas
 VS
ButterknifeHS 4b ***124?Garbh Bheinn
The Clean SweepVS 4c ***240185m• 4Hell's Lum
RainmakerHS **1660mGearr Aonach
Spartan SlabVS 4c **712?Beinn Trilleachan...
The Long ClimbVS ***91420m• 11Ben Nevis
South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***467?• 13Cir Mhor
Whither WhetherVS 4b ***20440mThe Cobbler (Ben...
Dijbangi (Summer)VS 4c **21140m• 5Ben Macdui -...
The Chasm (Summer)VS ***155450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
 HVS
Route TwoHVS 5a ***45070m• 2Diabaig
The SnakeHVS 4c ***30?Sron na Ciche
Vulcan WallHVS 5a ***13766m• 3Sron na Ciche
The Magic CrackHVS 5a ***322?Cairn Gorm - Stob...
Bludgers RevelationHVS 5a ***211137m• 6Buachaille Etive Mor
StormHVS 5a ***55985m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
The BullroarHVS 5a ***62?Ben Nevis
CenturionHVS 5a ***344?Ben Nevis
A Likely StoryHVS ***5875m• 3Eagle Rocks
 E1
Minus One DirectE1 5b ***100?Ben Nevis
DragonE1 5b ***63105m• 4Carnmore Crag
Trophy CrackE1 5b ***81?Sron na Ciche
The Big TopE1 5b ***112?Aonach Dubh
Unicorn (Summer)E1 5a ***131?Bidean nam Bian -...
Grey PantherE1 5b ***31245mKilt Rock, Staffin
Yo YoE1 5b ***117?• 3Aonach Dubh
The NeedleE1 5b ***333260mShelterstone Crag
King CobraE1 5b ***28210m• 7Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
 E2
The PillarE2 5b ***35635mDiabaig
TorroE2 5c ***116?Ben Nevis
GeriatricsE2 5b ***58?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
SteepleE2 5c ***184250mShelterstone Crag
Club CrackE2 5c **58?The Cobbler (Ben...
Plague of BlazesE2 5b ***13730mSteall Gorge Crags,...
ShibbolethE2 5c ***150167m• 7Buachaille Etive Mor
The BatE2 5b ***96?Ben Nevis
SwastikaE2 6a ***163?Beinn Trilleachan...
 E3
CougarE3 5c ***39?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Ruff LicksE3 5c ***57?Creag Dubh...
CrackattackE3 5c ***10430mSteall Meadows...
Temple of DoomE3 6a ***6?Bidean nam Bian
Delayed AttackE3 6a **1740mBinnein Shuas
Titan's WallE3 5c ***51?Ben Nevis
Quality StreetE3 6a ***2370m• 2Car Park Crag, Glen...
Dream TicketE3 5c ***2060mBeinn a' Mhuinidh
EdgehogE3 5c ***152?Steall Meadows...
 E4
Freak OutE4 6a ***92?Aonach Dubh
Rat RaceE4 6a, 5b ***134?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
The FuhrerE4 5c ***79?Creag Dubh...
OsirisE4 6a ***736mThe Cobbler (Ben...
Mother's PrideE4 5c ***5130m• 2Suidhe Biorach
Sugar Cane CountryE4 6a ***72?Pabbay
Cupid's BowE5 6b ***1085mShelterstone Crag
The Banana GrooveE4 6a ***14?Ben Nevis
Voyage of the BeagleE5 6a ***17?Broad Cairn - Creag...
 E5
Lady CharlotteE5 6a,5c ***53?• 2Dunkeld, Cave Crag
Rest and be ThankfulE5 6a ***545mThe Cobbler (Ben...
The Risk BusinessE5 6a ***31120m• 4Creag a' Bhancair
ThorE5 6b ***6110mShelterstone Crag
Ling DynastyE5 ***7110m• 3Beinn Eighe
The RavenE5 6a ***29?Pabbay
CosmopolitanE5 6b ***340m• 2Steall Gorge Crags,...
SlartibartfastE5 6b ***3?Broad Cairn - Creag...
AgrippaE5 6b ***6?Ben Nevis
 E6
Edge of ExtinctionE6 6a ***290m• 2The Brack
The Improbability DriveE6 6c ***-?Broad Cairn - Creag...
FloddenE6 6b ***3?Broad Cairn - Creag...
CannibalE6 6b ***3?Broad Cairn - Creag...
The BonxieE6 6b ***1070mPabbay
Major DomoE6 6b ***1350m• 2Lochan Dubh Crag
Wild CountryE6 6b ***150mThe Cobbler (Ben...
KelpieE6 6b ***-45m• 2Garbh Bheinn
The Screaming AbdabsE6 6b ***275m• 3Uig Sea Cliffs,...
 E7
BuddhaE7 6c **3?Broad Cairn - Creag...
The ScoopE7 6b ***12210m• 8Sron Ulladale...
DalriadaE7 6b ***2040mThe Cobbler (Ben...
Romantic RealityE7 6b ***1?Creag a' Bhancair
AphroditeE7 6b ***-95mShelterstone Crag
ArcadiaE7 6b ***-25mSteall Hut Crag,...
Realm of the SensesE7 6c ***-60mShelterstone Crag
Longhope RouteE7 6c ***2493m• 23St Johns Head
Fascist Groove ThangE7 **1100m• 3Beinn Eighe
254 e, 320 stars23,15410,156m• 261