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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 ***14250m• 3The Promenade
Little Brown JugVS 5a ***214066m• 3Bosigran
Anvil ChorusVS 4c ***147754m• 5Bosigran
DioceseVS 5a ***79856m• 4Chair Ladder
South Face DirectVS 4c ***104859m• 4Chair Ladder
Wreckers' SlabVS 4b **619115m• 3Cornakey Cliff
Lost HorizonVS 5a ***1298?Baggy Point
KinkybootsVS 4c *812?• 2Baggy Point
AlbionVS 4c ***673107m• 4Lundy
Diamond SolitaireVS 4c **49540m• 2Lundy
Inkerman GrooveVS 4c ***107135mChudleigh Rocks -...
WhittVS 4c ***92137m• 2Symonds Yat
The Angel's GirdleVS 5a ***222110m• 4Wintour's Leap
Piton RouteVS 4c **94458m• 3Avon Gorge (Main...
Climbers' Club OrdinaryVS 4b **91652m• 3The Dewerstone
OsirisVS 4c ***73336mFall Bay to Mewslade
Blue SkyVS 4b ***107956m• 2Saddle Head
ArmoricanVS 4c ***157036mCaerfai Bay
Curving CrackVS 4c **25666m• 3Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Longland's ClimbVS 4c **313126m• 5Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Sabre CutVS 4c ***137655m• 2Dinas Cromlech
Direct RouteVS 5b ***146274m• 4Dinas Mot
Belle Vue BastionVS 4c **46648m• 2Tryfan
Kirkus's RouteVS 4c **451?Craig Yr Ogof (Cwm...
DoomVS 4c ***83?Craig Cywarch (aka...
Mur y NiwlVS 4c ***383?Craig Yr Ysfa
OxineVS 4c ***442?Clogwyn y Wenallt
One Step in the CloudsVS 4c ***407969m• 4Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Green LightVS 4c ***19?Smurf Zawn
KinbergVS 4c ***18318mPinfold Area
NeaVS 4b **168075m• 4Clogwyn y Grochan
Grey SlabVS 4b ***34681m• 2Glyder Fawr
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***434522mStanage Popular
ValkyrieVS 4c ***294540m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
Tower FaceVS 5a ***24218mLaddow
The MallVS 4c ***260422mMillstone Edge
Ten Craters of WisdomVS 5a ***43432m• 2Dovedale
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***48228mHen Cloud
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***55226mShining Clough
Fairy NuffVS 4c ***22418mStanding Stones
The FileVS 4c ***158310mHiggar Tor
TopsailVS 4c **346812mBirchen Edge
Central ClimbVS 4c ***110338m• 3Hen Cloud
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***146932mRoaches Lower Tier
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***560718mStanage Popular
Chee Tor GirdleVS 5a ***501?• 4Chee Dale Lower
Eliminate 'A'VS 4c ***1088?• 6Dow Crag
Murray's DirectVS 4c ***535?Dow Crag
North West AreteVS 4b ***1047?Gimmer Crag
'F' RouteVS 4c ***978?Gimmer Crag
Haste NotVS 4c ***670?White Ghyll
Botterill's SlabVS 4c ***61787m• 3Scafell Crag
Mickledore GroovesVS 5a ***26867m• 2Scafell East...
North-West ClimbVS 4b ***113?Pillar
AdamVS 5a ***1613?Shepherd’s Crag
Eagle FrontVS 4c ***252150m• 8Eagle Crag...
Overhanging BastionHVS 5a ***820?Castle Rock of...
Square Chimney/Medusa Wall CombinationVS 4c ***148?Esk Buttress (Dow...
Jean JeanieVS 4c ***165725mTrowbarrow
The CrackVS 4c ***1000?Gimmer Crag
Engineer's SlabsVS 4c ***33260m• 2Gable Crag
The Night WatchVS 4b ***348?Whitestone Cliffe
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***67918mAlmscliff
Arête DirectVS 4c ***148?Simon’s Seat
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***146515mBrimham Rocks
TacitationVS 5a ***1167?Kyloe Crag (Kyloe...
Pinnacle FaceVS 4c ***452?Crag Lough
Marcher LordVS 5a ***330?Berryhill
Original RouteVS 5a ***73270m• 4Old Man of Stoer
The EdgeVS 4c ***26345m• 2Loudoun Hill
Proud CornerVS 4c ***643?Red Craig (Glen...
Grooved ArêteVS 4b **15390m• 3Buachaille Etive Mor
The Mousetrap (Summer)VS 4c ***300?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Scabbard (Summer)VS 4c ***121105m• 3Ben Macdui -...
King BeeVS 5a ***445?Creag Dubh...
Fallout Corner (Summer)VS 4b **238?Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Phantom SlabVS 4c ***34360m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
DamnationVS 4c **58230mPolldubh Crags,...
Spartan SlabVS 4c ***850?Beinn Trilleachan...
Sword of GideonVS 4c **365125m• 4Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Black PigVS 4c ***118?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Black GoldVS 4c ***216?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Pain PillarVS 4c ***165025mHawkcraig
Fionn ButtressVS 4c ***115240m• 11Carnmore Crag
Whether WallVS 4c **203?The Cobbler
Whither WhetherVS 4b ***28340mThe Cobbler
Jamie JampotVS 4c ***388?Suidhe Biorach
Shangri-LaVS 4c ***68?Sron na Ciche
Grand DiedreVS 4c ***48?Thearlaich-Dubh...
Perfect GrooveVS 4c ***2145mEshaness Lighthouse
The GrooveVS 5a ***93430mPolney Crag (Craig...
The Long ClimbVS ***107420m• 11Ben Nevis
The Chasm (Summer)VS ***186450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
The Clean SweepVS 4c ***313185m• 4Hell's Lum
South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***596?• 13Cir Mhor
The Great ProwHVS 5a *7385m• 5Bla Bheinn
Groove ArmadaVS 4c ***7635mSarclet
The FenceVS 4c ***408?Fair Head
GironaVS 5a ***408?• 2Fair Head
Agag's WallVS 4b ***140?Lower Cove
281 stars81,1694,397m• 239
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