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The crux of Flying Buttress direct, Stanage.
© Jon Mitchell, Jun 2006

Undisputed Peak Grit Royalty ticklist

contributed by cheque Apr/21

There are currently an incredible five guidebook sources available for Peak District gritstone trad, with the BMC, Wired, Rockfax, POD and Vertebrate all competing to make this the most heavily-documented climbing area on the planet.

All have their own systems of rating quality and, unsurprisingly, their own opinions of which climbs are the best. But here are the only 22 routes that are given the highest rating* in every guide.

*well, there’s another route that gets five stars in the Vertebrate book but that’s just silly

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1 Hidden 36% 11 Apr
2 Jon Tweedlie 36% 15 Aug
3 pauline_chester 4% 23 Aug

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
ValkyrieVS 4c ***297940m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
The FileVS 4c ***162110mHiggar Tor
The SlothHVS 5a ***199324mRoaches Upper Tier
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***122330m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***211720m• 2Froggatt Edge
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***299016mStanage Plantation
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***135224mStanage Popular
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***76921mGardom's Edge
Flying Buttress DirectE1 5b ***277516mStanage Popular
Five Finger ExerciseE2 5c ***57722mCratcliffe Tor
Regent StreetE2 5c ***140522mMillstone Edge
The RaspE2 5b ***71314mHiggar Tor
Sentinel CrackE3 5c ***8317mChatsworth Edge
ArchangelE3 5b ***34122mStanage Plantation
StrapadictomyE5 6b ***3179mFroggatt Edge
London WallE5 6a ***19522mMillstone Edge
Beau GesteE7 6c ***1714mFroggatt Edge
The Master's EdgeE7 6c ***6018mMillstone Edge
The End of the AffairE8 6c ***6214mCurbar Edge
GaiaE8 6c ***3220mBlack Rocks
MeshugaE9 6c ***924mBlack Rocks
Parthian ShotE10 6c ***-16mBurbage South Edge
73 e, 66 stars21,630435m• 25
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