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The Devil's Slide
© Simon Caldwell, Aug 2011

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.

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Map of routes in this ticklist

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
DoorpostHS 4b ***300467m• 3Bosigran
Right AngleHS 4b ***76273m• 3Gurnard's Head
Flannel AvenueHS 4b ***32152m• 3Chair Ladder
Demo RouteHS 4b ***295419m• 2Sennen
Central GrooveHS 4b ***2699?• 2The Dewerstone
Wall StreetHS 4b ***43932m• 2Cormorant Ledge
The Devil's SlideHS 4a ***1135117m• 5Lundy
ZeldaHS 4b ***148955m• 2Wintour's Leap
Sea MistHS 4a **194730mSaddle Head
Bow-Shaped SlabHS 4a ***76142mFlimston Bay
Diedre SudHS 4a ***65442mMowingword
Main WallHS 4b ***1213140m• 6Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
Dives/Better ThingsVS 4b ***118460m• 2Dinas Cromlech
Direct RouteVS 4c ***55588m• 7Glyder Fach
Manx WallHS 4b ***7655m• 2Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
Christmas Curry / Micah EliminateHS 4b ***273275m• 3Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Creagh Dhu WallHS 4b ***151165m• 2Craig y Castell...
White Streak/Honeysuckle CornerHS 4b **142?• 2Craig Yr Wrysgan
The CracksHS 4c ***180190m• 6Dinas Mot
Pinnacle WallS 4a ***255?Craig Yr Ysfa
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***223112mBamford Edge
Route IHS 4b ***42318mWimberry Rocks
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***24418mKinder Southern...
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***619116mStanage Popular
Nasal ButtressHS 4b ***35816mDovestones Edge
Tophet WallHS 4b ***95975m• 4The Napes
Hopkinson's CrackHS 4b ***91?Dow Crag
Rib and Slab ClimbHS 4b ***222?Pillar
RevelationHS 4b ***174643m• 2Raven Crag...
ArdusVS 4b ***210240m• 3Shepherd’s Crag
Moss Ghyll GroovesVS 4c ***44879m• 4Scafell Crag
The FangVS 4b ***52540m• 2Gouther Crags
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***52217mAlmscliff
MoonshineHS 4b ***12325mAttermire Scar
Main WallHS 4b ***368?Crag Lough
College GroovesHS 4b ***57?Henhole Crags
Cave RouteHS 4b ***53725mHuntly's Cave
Ardverikie WallHS 4b ***1058185m• 6Binnein Shuas
Shark CrackHS 4b ***73?Sheigra Sea Cliffs
The WeightHS ***150?Fulmar Wall
Central CrackHS ***46645mRed Craig (Glen...
Open SecretHS 4b ***28235mStone Valley Crags
Nirvana WallHS 4b ***120?Aonach Dubh
Leac GlasHS 4b ***55?Meall Meadhoin
The Talisman (Summer)HS 4a ***256100mBen Macdui -...
Commando CrackHS ***61105m• 6Sgùrr Alasdair
ButterknifeHS 4b ***143?Garbh Bheinn
Hailstone CrackHS 4b ***74?Beauport
FalconHS 4b ***128?Pigeon Rock
Crooked Chimney (Summer)HS 4b ***9469mSlieve Bearnagh
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