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Leading pitch 2 of Angel's Girdle on a rare warm day in June 2012
© PaulWatson, Jun 2012

The 100 Best UK VS routes? ticklist

contributed by The Ivanator Feb/11

Includes all 16 VS ticks from Classic and Hard Rock and adds another 84 to make a round 100. List compiled and selected from a wealth of contributions from UKC regulars via the Forums. Enjoy!

A few are not graded VS in the UKC logbooks, but are generally accepted as VS.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
BennyA1 ***14050m• 3The Promenade
Little Brown JugVS 5a ***202865m• 3Bosigran
Anvil ChorusVS 4c ***139760m• 4Bosigran
DioceseVS 5a ***769?Chair Ladder
South Face DirectVS 4c ***981?Chair Ladder
Wreckers' SlabVS 4b **588115m• 3Cornakey Cliff
Lost HorizonVS 5a ***1208?Baggy Point
KinkybootsVS 4c *777?• 2Baggy Point
AlbionVS 4c ***650107m• 4Lundy
Diamond SolitaireVS 4c **47840m• 2Lundy
Inkerman GrooveVS 4c ***98036mChudleigh Rocks
WhittVS 4c ***87537m• 2Symonds Yat
The Angel's GirdleVS 5a ***205110m• 4Wintour's Leap
Piton RouteVS 4c **85658m• 3Avon Gorge (Main...
Climbers' Club OrdinaryVS 4b **84752m• 3The Dewerstone
OsirisVS 4c ***72236mFall Bay to Mewslade
Blue SkyVS 4b ***101556m• 2Saddle Head
ArmoricanVS 4c ***142836mCaerfai Bay
Curving CrackVS 4c **24866m• 3Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Longland's ClimbVS 4c **299126m• 5Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Sabre CutVS 4c ***128655m• 2Dinas Cromlech
Direct RouteVS 5b ***136974m• 4Dinas Mot
Belle Vue BastionVS 4c **43748m• 2Tryfan
Kirkus's RouteVS 4c **431?Craig Yr Ogof (Cwm...
DoomVS 4c ***65?Craig Cywarch (aka...
Mur y NiwlVS 4c ***342?Craig Yr Ysfa
OxineVS 4c ***401?Clogwyn y Wenallt
One Step in the CloudsVS 4c ***393069m• 4Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Green LightVS 4c ***17?Smurf Zawn
KinbergVS 4c ***17518mPinfold Area
NeaVS 4b **157475m• 4Clogwyn y Grochan
Grey SlabVS 4b ***31981m• 2Glyder Fawr
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***406022mStanage Popular
ValkyrieVS 4c ***281340m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
Tower FaceVS 5a ***22218mLaddow
The MallVS 4c ***245422mMillstone Edge
Ten Craters of WisdomVS 5a ***40032m• 2Dovedale
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***45628mHen Cloud
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***49626mShining Clough
Fairy NuffVS 4c ***20818mStanding Stones
The FileVS 4c ***149110mHiggar Tor
TopsailVS 4c **331712mBirchen Edge
Central ClimbVS 4c ***107738m• 3Hen Cloud
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***140632mRoaches Lower Tier
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***525118mStanage Popular
Chee Tor GirdleVS 5a ***458?• 4Chee Dale Lower
Eliminate 'A'VS 4c ***1006?• 6Dow Crag
Murray's DirectVS 4c ***494?Dow Crag
North West AreteVS 4b ***962?Gimmer Crag
'F' RouteVS 4c ***893?Gimmer Crag
Haste NotVS 4c ***614?White Ghyll
Botterill's SlabVS 4c ***55787m• 3Scafell Crag
Mickledore GroovesVS 5a ***23067m• 2Scafell East...
North-West ClimbVS 4b ***100?Pillar
AdamVS 5a ***1541?Shepherd’s Crag
Eagle FrontVS 4c ***230150m• 8Eagle Crag...
Overhanging BastionHVS 5a ***772?Castle Rock of...
Square Chimney/Medusa Wall CombinationVS 4c ***135?Esk Buttress (Dow...
Jean JeanieVS 4c ***153625mTrowbarrow
The CrackVS 4c ***899?Gimmer Crag
Engineer's SlabsVS 4c ***29460m• 2Gable Crag
The Night WatchVS 4b ***331?Whitestone Cliffe
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***65418mAlmscliff
Arête DirectVS 4c ***146?Simons Seat
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***141415mBrimham Rocks
TacitationVS 5a ***1106?Kyloe Crag (Kyloe...
Pinnacle FaceVS 4c ***426?Crag Lough
Marcher LordVS 5a ***296?Berryhill
Original RouteVS 5a ***64670m• 4Old Man of Stoer
The EdgeVS 4c ***24545m• 2Loudoun Hill
Proud CornerVS 4c ***595?Red Craig (Glen...
Grooved ArêteVS 4b **14490m• 3Buachaille Etive Mor
The Mousetrap (Summer)VS 4c ***154?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Scabbard (Summer)VS 4c ***110105m• 3Ben Macdui -...
King BeeVS 5a ***397?Creag Dubh...
Fallout Corner (Summer)VS 4b **206?Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Phantom SlabVS 4c ***29260m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
DamnationVS 4c **51230mPolldubh Crags,...
Spartan SlabVS 4c **776?Beinn Trilleachan...
Sword of GideonVS 4c **319125m• 4Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Black PigVS 4c ***106?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Black GoldVS 4c ***190?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Pain PillarVS 4c ***151225mHawkcraig
Fionn ButtressVS 4c ***100240m• 11Carnmore Crag
Whether WallVS 4c **176?The Cobbler
Whither WhetherVS 4b ***24240mThe Cobbler
Jamie JampotVS 4c ***332?Suidhe Biorach
Shangri-LaVS 4c ***59?Sron na Ciche
Grand DiedreVS 4c ***42?Thearlaich-Dubh...
Perfect GrooveVS 4c ***1845mEshaness Lighthouse
The GrooveVS 5a ***85530mPolney Crag (Craig...
The Long ClimbVS ***100420m• 11Ben Nevis
The Chasm (Summer)VS ***162450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
The Clean SweepVS 4c ***276185m• 4Hell's Lum
South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***545?• 13Cir Mhor
The Great ProwHVS 5a *6385m• 5Bla Bheinn
Groove ArmadaVS 4c ***5135mSarclet
The FenceVS 4c ***387?Fair Head
GironaVS 5a ***384?Fair Head
Agag's WallVS 4b ***135?Lower Cove
280 stars75,7134,288m• 231