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View of Bubage valley from the top of 'Mutiny Crack'
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Proper Cracks UK ticklist

contributed by Andy Moles Aug/19

This is a compilation of routes that don't just follow a crack, and which feature more than just the occasional hand jam or finger lock - routes which really demand a bit of straight-in crack technique.

I have not climbed all of these, so if any are commonly laybacked or actually have footholds all the way, do let me know.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***201712mBamford Edge
Rankin's CrackHS 4b **6?Slieve Binnian...
Route IHS 4b ***39118mWimberry Rocks
Mutiny CrackHS 4b ***227410mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***198412mBurbage North
Embankment 2VS 4c **253224m• 2Millstone Edge
Fern CrackVS 4c ***110416mStanage Plantation
The FileVS 4c ***137110mHiggar Tor
Altar CrackVS 4c ***10329mRivelin Edge
The CrankVS 5a **4878mRamshaw Rocks
ThrugVS 5a **2668mRoaches Skyline
Broken CrackVS 5a **109910mFroggatt Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***257320mMillstone Edge
Herford's CrackHVS 5a ***262?Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
Terrazza CrackHVS 5a ***69912mStanage North
Climbers' Club DirectHVS 5a ***659?• 2The Dewerstone
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***32512mCurbar Edge
Great CrackHVS 5a ***16025mDuke's Quarry
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***182222mStanage Plantation
DecemberHVS 5a **104?Fair Head
The Puppet CrackHVS 5b **7815mChatsworth Edge
MatineeHVS 5b **24724mRoaches Lower Tier
ZappleHVS 5b ***43420mYarncliffe
The PeapodHVS 5b ***131716mCurbar Edge
Tower CrackHVS 5b **18724mStanage Plantation
Roof RouteHVS 5b **3659mRivelin Edge
Burn UpE1 5a ***192?Fair Head
Blue Light's CrackE1 5b **4416mWimberry Rocks
DelilahE1 5b **3118mPule Hill Rocks
Deadbay CrackE1 5b **6511mCurbar Edge
JezebelE1 5b ***4320mNorth Third
Crack of GloomE1 5b **6620mRoaches Lower Tier
MasochismE1 5b *9610mRamshaw Rocks
Embankment 4E1 5b ***118622mMillstone Edge
Toby JugE1 5b **152?Fair Head
DexterityE1 5b **109520mMillstone Edge
ThunderhipsE1 5b **58?Fair Head
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***28622mMillstone Edge
The ViceE1 5b **19010mStanage North
FireballE1 5b ***234?Fair Head
RailroadE1 5b ***306?Fair Head
Fáth Mo BhuarthaE1 5b ***258?Fair Head
Embankment 3E1 5b ***196326m• 2Millstone Edge
Crib Pad CrackE1 5b ***58?Fair Head
A Fistful of DollariteE1 5b **4125mNeist
Left EliminateE1 5c **21411mCurbar Edge
Tufted CrackE1 5c **47814mIlkley (Cow and...
MeirionyddE1 6a **364?Craig Pant Ifan...
Staffin Classic (a.k.a. Kilt Classic)E2 5b ***2040mStaffin Slips
InternationaleE2 5b **5545mKilt Rock, Staffin
ImpositionE2 5b **428mRamshaw Rocks
The Big CrackE2 5b ***57715mFroggatt Edge
GrondE2 5b **174?Dinas Cromlech
Elder CrackE2 5b ***52118mCurbar Edge
HurricaneE2 5b ***14361m• 2Fair Head
FerdinandE2 5b ***108?Clogwyn y Wenallt
Road To RuinE2 5b **1045mKilt Rock, Staffin
The Flying DragonE2 5c ***2120mNorth Third
SandpiperE2 5c ***114?Fair Head
Charming CrackE2 5c **879mBrimham Rocks
The BrasserE2 5c ***79?Fair Head
BlockbusterE2 5c ***5391m• 3Fair Head
Carls Wark CrackE2 5c **21514mStoney Middleton
DoldrumE2 5c **1170mFair Head
Cetacean SiegeE2 5c **145mKilt Rock, Staffin
Billy WhizzE2 5c ***58518mLawrencefield
Sandy CrackE2 5c ***44?Sandy Crag
The Overhanging CrackE2 5c ***298?Bowden Doors
Regent StreetE2 5c ***124622mMillstone Edge
Hand JiveE2 5c **617mStaffin Slips
Coronation Crack6b+ 5c ***40?High Rocks
SalangoE3 5c ***76?Fair Head
Ocean BoulevardE3 5c ***6766m• 2Fair Head
Whispering CrackE3 5c ***1355mRubha Hunish
Captain PatienceE3 5c ***930mStaffin Slips
BoulevardE3 5c **28518mLawrencefield
Right EliminateE3 5c ***14917mCurbar Edge
Sentinel CrackE3 5c ***6017mChatsworth Edge
Fe Fi Fo FumE3 5c ***445mKilt Rock, Staffin
Gates of MordorE3 5c **22716mMillstone Edge
TwikkerE3 5c ***21728mMillstone Edge
Licking NettlesE3 5c ***130mStaffin Slips
Pump up the Jamf6C ***48mAn Sguman
Jolly RogerE3 6a ***113?• 2Fair Head
Saville StreetE3 6a ***14328mMillstone Edge
The X-MenE3 6a ***24?• 3Fair Head
Emerald CrackE3 6a ***7314mChatsworth Edge
DatelineE3 6a ***92?Pex Hill Quarry
Raglan RoadE3 6a ***1572m• 2Fair Head
Mangled DigitE3 6a ***7514mRunning Hill Pits
GBHE3 6a ***129?Fair Head
Wellington CrackE4 5c ***12516mIlkley (Cow and...
Experimental LearningE3 6a ***445mStaffin Slips
Suffering BastardE4 6a ***1625mUig Sea Cliffs...
American VampireE4 6a ***-25mNeist
Rusty HaloE4 6a ***25?Fair Head
Fear of InfectionE4 6a ***2915mClogwyn Mawr Cwmglas
GoliathE4 6a ***11810mBurbage South Edge
Calamity CrackE4 6a ***2614mRunning Hill Pits
Fight ClubE4 6a ***925mNeist
Bob HopeE4 6a ***2515mDovestones Quarry
Neb DirectE4 6a **61?Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Ramshaw CrackE4 6a ***6912mRamshaw Rocks
Unleash The BeastE4 6a ***3025mArdmair Crags
FingerlickerE4 6a ***139?Craig Pant Ifan...
ChiselE4 6a ***130?Cambusbarron West...
Liquid ArmbarE4 6a **6?Gideon Quarries
American Monster Crackf7A ***9?Pant Ifan Bouldering
HarvestE4 6b **264mStanage North
Coventry Street (Lower Crack)E4 6b **20?Millstone Edge
Reticent Mass MurdererE4 6b ***168mCratcliffe Tor
True GritE4 6b **1711mBrimham Rocks
North-West EliminateE5 6a ***-40mCnoc an Staca
Chemin de FerE5 6a ***27?Dumbarton Rock
London WallE5 6a ***16022mMillstone Edge
WildwoodE5 6a ***245mStaffin Slips
The RavenE5 6a ***34?Pabbay
Northern ExposureE5 6b ***16?• 3Fair Head
The Iron FistE5 6b ***2912mLimekilns
Wide CountryE5 6b ***-50mThe Cobbler (Ben...
Where the Wild Things AreE5 6b ***4110m• 4Fair Head
Grime of the CenturyE5 6b ***3?Creagan Tealasdale
Milky WayE6 6b ***16?Ilkley (Cow and...
Pretty Girls Make GravesE6 6b ***52?Gravestones/ Hidden...
Gigglin' CrackE6 6c ***2710mBrimham Rocks
Street Fighting YearsE7 6c ***-37m• 3Blackers Hole
RequiemE8 6c ***3?Dumbarton Rock
285 e, 341 stars38,7142,153m• 145