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Franco Cookson Soloing The Nightwatch
© Franco Cookson OLD, Oct 2008

Showcase Britain & Ireland ticklist

contributed by Andy Moles Jul/19

The finest routes on these islands, viewed through the lens of a well-travelled foreign climber who wants to sample only the best. This person may be of any ability, so the grade of route is not important, but they have climbed at a wide variety of the best destinations in the world, and they are hard to impress. In other words, these are routes that you could recommend to anyone with the appropriate skill to climb them, assuming the right season and conditions, and be confident they will have a good time.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
 BY THE SEA
Dream LiberatorE3 6a ***109?Great Zawn
Astral StrollE1 5b ***238?• 4Zawn Duel and Carn...
Darkinbad the BrightdaylerE5 6a ***128?Pentire Point
Once Upon a Time in the South WestE9 6c -?Dyers Lookout
Sacre CoeurE2 5c ***394?Blackchurch
FayE4 5c ***24330mLower Sharpnose...
PacemakerE5 6a ***16730mLower Sharpnose...
Out of the BlueE2 5b ***66125mLower Sharpnose...
The Devil's SlideHS 4a ***1047117m• 5Lundy
Rainbow BridgeE4 6b ***323?Berry Head (The Old...
Star GateE3 5c ***20939mMother Carey's...
Conan the LibrarianE7 6b ***13?Gogarth North Stack...
The Concrete DreamHVS 5b ***74?Gogarth North Stack...
The MoonE3 5c ***438?Gogarth South Stack
The Green PoolE1 5b ***1525mGola Island
The Second ComingE6 6b ***560m• 2Owey Island
Main MastE2 5b/c ***4569m• 3Sail Rock
Jolly RogerE3 6a ***112?• 2Fair Head
Track of the CatE4 6a ***5645mFair Head
The Rathlin EffectE8 6c ***-70mFair Head
Above and BeyondE6 6b ***18?Fair Head
Original RouteVS 5a ***58970m• 4Old Man of Stoer
GeriatricsE2 5b ***64?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
The Prozac LinkE4 5c ***4195m• 4Uig Sea Cliffs,...
Prophecy of DrowningE2 5c ***171?Pabbay
 IN THE MOUNTAINS
Left Wall Direct FinishE3 5c ***23640mDinas Cromlech
ResurrectionE4 6a ***489?Dinas Cromlech
Lord of the FliesE6 6a ***96?Dinas Cromlech
Great WallE4 6a ***33560m• 2Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
The AxeE4 6a ***144?Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
DalriadaE7 6b ***2240mThe Cobbler (Ben...
ShibbolethE2 5c ***155167m• 7Buachaille Etive Mor
Minus One DirectE1 5b ***106?Ben Nevis
Titan's WallE3 5c ***52?Ben Nevis
SteepleE2 5c ***190250mShelterstone Crag
Cupid's BowE5 6b ***1085mShelterstone Crag
Angel FaceE2 5c ***64?Beinn Eighe
Arrow RouteVD ***70561m• 2Sron na Ciche
IntegrityVS 4c ***55176m• 2Sron na Ciche
Skye WallE8 6b ***2105mCoir' Uisg Buttress
The ScoopE7 6b ***12210m• 8Sron Ulladale...
 OUTCROPS AND ODDNESS
ElegyE2 5c ***48016mRoaches Lower Tier
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***100930m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
The RaspE2 5b ***61214mHiggar Tor
London WallE5 6a ***15922mMillstone Edge
The Rainbow of RecalcitranceE6 6b ***2860mRainbow Slab Area
The Night WatchVS 4b ***297?Whitestone Cliffe
159 e, 138 stars10,9141,911m• 81