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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 ***213512mBamford Edge
Rankin's CrackHS 4b **7?Slieve Binnian...
Route IHS 4b ***40918mWimberry Rocks
Mutiny CrackHS 4b ***236610mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***205012mBurbage North
Embankment 2VS 4c **261824m• 2Millstone Edge
Fern CrackVS 4c ***113516mStanage Plantation
The FileVS 4c ***143310mHiggar Tor
Altar CrackVS 4c ***10659mRivelin Edge
The CrankVS 5a **5118mRamshaw Rocks
ThrugVS 5a **2748mRoaches Skyline
Broken CrackVS 5a **113610mFroggatt Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***267820mMillstone Edge
Herford's CrackHVS 5a ***269?Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
Terrazza CrackHVS 5a ***74412mStanage North
Climbers' Club DirectHVS 5a ***693?• 2The Dewerstone
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***34012mCurbar Edge
Great CrackHVS 5a ***19125mDuke's Quarry
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***189022mStanage Plantation
DecemberHVS 5a **111?Fair Head
The Puppet CrackHVS 5b **7915mChatsworth Edge
MatineeHVS 5b **25324mRoaches Lower Tier
ZappleHVS 5b ***44920mYarncliffe
The PeapodHVS 5b ***136816mCurbar Edge
Tower CrackHVS 5b **20524mStanage Plantation
Roof RouteHVS 5b **3769mRivelin Edge
Burn UpE1 5a ***195?Fair Head
Blue Light's CrackE1 5b **4516mWimberry Rocks
DelilahE1 5b **3418mPule Hill Rocks
Deadbay CrackE1 5b **6611mCurbar Edge
JezebelE1 5b ***5420mNorth Third
Crack of GloomE1 5b **6720mRoaches Lower Tier
MasochismE1 5b *10110mRamshaw Rocks
Embankment 4E1 5b ***123722mMillstone Edge
Toby JugE1 5b **159?Fair Head
DexterityE1 5b **116220mMillstone Edge
ThunderhipsE1 5b **59?Fair Head
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***30222mMillstone Edge
The ViceE1 5b **20110mStanage North
FireballE1 5b ***241?Fair Head
RailroadE1 5b ***318?Fair Head
Fáth Mo BhuarthaE1 5b ***271?Fair Head
Embankment 3E1 5b ***202826m• 2Millstone Edge
Crib Pad CrackE1 5b ***61?Fair Head
A Fistful of DollariteE1 5b **4525mNeist
Left EliminateE1 5c **22511mCurbar Edge
Tufted CrackE1 5c **49514mIlkley (Cow and...
MeirionyddE1 6a **374?Craig Pant Ifan...
Staffin Classic (a.k.a. Kilt Classic)E2 5b ***2040mStaffin Slips
InternationaleE2 5b **5545mKilt Rock, Staffin
ImpositionE2 5b **448mRamshaw Rocks
The Big CrackE2 5b ***60015mFroggatt Edge
GrondE2 5b **177?Dinas Cromlech
Elder CrackE2 5b ***54418mCurbar Edge
HurricaneE2 5b ***14761m• 2Fair Head
FerdinandE2 5b ***111?Clogwyn y Wenallt
Road To RuinE2 5b **1045mKilt Rock, Staffin
The Flying DragonE2 5c ***2920mNorth Third
Charming CrackE2 5c **909mBrimham Rocks
The BrasserE2 5c ***87?Fair Head
BlockbusterE2 5c ***5591m• 3Fair Head
Carls Wark CrackE2 5c **22614mStoney Middleton
DoldrumE2 5c **1170mFair Head
Cetacean SiegeE2 5c **145mKilt Rock, Staffin
Billy WhizzE2 5c ***60718mLawrencefield
Sandy CrackE2 5c ***47?Sandy Crag
The Overhanging CrackE2 5c ***306?Bowden Doors
Regent StreetE2 5c ***128122mMillstone Edge
Hand JiveE2 5c **717mStaffin Slips
Coronation Crack6b+ 5c ***40?High Rocks
SalangoE3 5c ***78?Fair Head
Ocean BoulevardE3 5c ***6966m• 2Fair Head
Whispering CrackE3 5c ***1355mRubha Hunish
Captain PatienceE3 5c ***930mStaffin Slips
BoulevardE3 5c **29318mLawrencefield
Right EliminateE3 5c ***15917mCurbar Edge
Sentinel CrackE3 5c ***7117mChatsworth Edge
Fe Fi Fo FumE3 5c ***445mKilt Rock, Staffin
Gates of MordorE3 5c **23716mMillstone Edge
TwikkerE3 5c ***22628mMillstone Edge
Licking NettlesE3 5c ***130mStaffin Slips
Pump up the Jamf6C ***48mAn Sguman
Jolly RogerE3 6a ***118?• 2Fair Head
Saville StreetE3 6a ***15028mMillstone Edge
The X-MenE3 6a ***25?• 3Fair Head
Emerald CrackE3 6a ***8114mChatsworth Edge
DatelineE3 6a ***99?Pex Hill Quarry
Raglan RoadE3 6a ***1572m• 2Fair Head
Mangled DigitE3 6a ***8214mRunning Hill Pits
GBHE3 6a ***139?Fair Head
Wellington CrackE4 5c ***13216mIlkley (Cow and...
Experimental LearningE3 6a ***445mStaffin Slips
Suffering BastardE4 6a ***1625mUig Sea Cliffs...
American VampireE4 6a ***225mNeist
Rusty HaloE4 6a ***25?Fair Head
Fear of InfectionE4 6a ***2915mClogwyn Mawr Cwmglas
GoliathE4 6a ***12310mBurbage South Edge
Calamity CrackE4 6a ***3014mRunning Hill Pits
Fight ClubE4 6a ***1225mNeist
Bob HopeE4 6a ***2815mDovestones Quarry
Neb DirectE4 6a **62?Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Ramshaw CrackE4 6a ***7112mRamshaw Rocks
Unleash The BeastE4 6a ***3025mArdmair Crags
FingerlickerE4 6a ***146?Craig Pant Ifan...
ChiselE4 6a ***133?Cambusbarron West...
Liquid ArmbarE4 6a **6?Gideon Quarries
American Monster Crackf7A ***11?Pant Ifan Bouldering
HarvestE4 6b **284mStanage North
Coventry Street (Lower Crack)E4 6b **24?Millstone Edge
Reticent Mass MurdererE4 6b ***168mCratcliffe Tor
True GritE4 6b **1711mBrimham Rocks
North-West EliminateE5 6a ***-40mCnoc an Staca
Chemin de FerE5 6a ***31?Dumbarton Rock
London WallE5 6a ***17822mMillstone Edge
WildwoodE5 6a ***245mStaffin Slips
The RavenE5 6a ***34?Pabbay
Northern ExposureE5 6b ***16?• 3Fair Head
The Iron FistE5 6b ***3412mLimekilns
Wide CountryE5 6b ***-50mThe Cobbler
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 ***54?Gravestones/ Hidden...
Gigglin' CrackE6 6c ***2710mBrimham Rocks
Street Fighting YearsE7 6c ***-37m• 3Blackers Hole
RequiemE8 6c ***3?Dumbarton Rock
283 e, 338 stars40,2402,153m• 144