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50 Best HS Routes in the UK. ticklist

contributed by The Ivanator Apr/12

According to the logbook graphs of all users HS is the average grade climbed in the UK. But average climbers deserve fantastic climbs too, so here are 50 of the very best...
List compiled from a host of Forum suggestions, a few routes not graded HS in UKC logbooks, but all appear as HS in recent guidebooks, except the sprinkling of Lakeland MVS routes which are included to ensure the birthplace of British rock climbing has representation in line with its importance.

User Percentage Latest Log
1 Rog Wilko 74% 16 Apr, 2017
2 alan moore 70% 11 Jul, 2018
3 Hidden 68% 17 Jul, 2021
4 Simon Caldwell 66% 24 Jun, 2018
5 steve prior 64% 28 May, 2020
6 Bob M 62% 1 Jul, 2021
7 Martin Bennett 60% 25 Jul, 2019
8 Dunthemall 60% 28 May, 2016
9 Nigel Bond 57% 26 Aug, 2017
10 Darron 56% 30 Jun, 2018

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SOUTH WEST
Doorpost HS 4b *** 3327 67m • 3 Bosigran
Right Angle HS 4b *** 886 73m • 3 Gurnard's Head
Flannel Avenue HS 4b *** 339 52m • 3 Chair Ladder
Demo Route HS 4b *** 3248 19m • 2 Sennen
Central Groove HS 4b *** 3056 ? • 2 The Dewerstone
Wall Street HS 4b *** 492 32m • 2 Cormorant Ledge
The Devil's Slide HS 4a *** 1269 117m • 5 Lundy
Zelda HS 4b *** 1657 55m • 2 Wintour's Leap
SOUTH WALES
Sea Mist HS 4a ** 2224 30m Saddle Head
Bow-Shaped Slab HS 4b *** 896 42m Flimston Bay
Diedre Sud HS 4a *** 724 42m Mowing Word
NORTH WALES
Main Wall HS 4b *** 1430 140m • 6 Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
Dives/Better Things VS 4b *** 1352 60m • 2 Dinas Cromlech
Direct Route VS 4c *** 704 88m • 7 Glyder Fach
Manx Wall HS 4b *** 88 55m • 2 Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate HS 4b *** 2994 75m • 3 Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Creagh Dhu Wall HS 4b *** 1677 65m • 2 Craig y Castell...
White Streak/Honeysuckle Corner HS 4b ** 202 ? • 2 Craig Yr Wrysgan
The Cracks HS 4c *** 2055 90m • 6 Dinas Mot
Pinnacle Wall S 4a *** 317 ? Craig Yr Ysfa
PEAK DISTRICT
Brown's Crack HS 4b *** 2559 12m Bamford Edge
Route I HS 4b *** 467 18m Wimberry Rocks
Upper Tor Wall HS 4b *** 271 18m Kinder Southern...
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 6943 16m Stanage Popular
Nasal Buttress HS 4b *** 400 16m Dovestones Edge
LAKE DISTRICT
Tophet Wall HS 4b *** 1117 75m • 4 The Napes
Hopkinson's Crack HS 4b *** 108 ? Dow Crag
Rib and Slab Climb HS 4b *** 273 ? Pillar
Revelation HS 4b *** 1985 43m • 2 Raven Crag...
Ardus VS 4b *** 2330 40m • 3 Shepherd’s Crag
Moss Ghyll Grooves VS 4c *** 536 79m • 4 Scafell Crag
The Fang VS 4b *** 639 40m • 2 Gouther Crags
NORTHERN ENGLAND
Parson's Chimney HS 4b *** 599 17m Almscliff
Moonshine HS 4b *** 148 25m Attermire Scar
Main Wall HS 4b *** 426 ? Crag Lough
College Grooves HS 4b *** 64 ? Henhole Crags
SCOTLAND
Cave Route HS 4b *** 606 25m Huntly's Cave
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b *** 1286 185m • 6 Binnein Shuas
Shark Crack HS 4b *** 94 ? Sheigra Sea Cliffs
The Weight HS *** 154 ? Fulmar Wall
Central Crack HS *** 531 45m Red Craig (Glen...
Open Secret HS 4b *** 344 35m Stone Valley Crags
Nirvana Wall HS 4b *** 156 ? Aonach Dubh
Leac Glas HS 4b *** 65 ? Meall Meadhoin
The Talisman (Summer) HS 4a *** 288 100m Ben Macdui -...
Commando Crack HS *** 74 105m • 6 Sgùrr Alasdair
Butterknife HS 4b *** 171 ? Garbh Bheinn
CHANNEL ISLANDS
Hailstone Crack HS 4b *** 89 15m Beauport
NORTHERN IRELAND
Falcon HS 4b *** 147 ? Pigeon Rock
Crooked Chimney (Summer) HS 4b *** 110 69m Slieve Bearnagh
148 stars 51,917 2,080m 106
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