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Stef at the second stance of Original Route on The Old Man of Stoer
© Stefan Kruger

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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Map of routes in this ticklist

Least routes Most routes
Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
BennyA1 ***14150m• 3The Promenade
Little Brown JugVS 5a ***205466m• 3Bosigran
Anvil ChorusVS 4c ***142154m• 5Bosigran
DioceseVS 5a ***77556m• 4Chair Ladder
South Face DirectVS 4c ***98959m• 4Chair Ladder
Wreckers' SlabVS 4b **595115m• 3Cornakey Cliff
Lost HorizonVS 5a ***1230?Baggy Point
KinkybootsVS 4c *789?• 2Baggy Point
AlbionVS 4c ***654107m• 4Lundy
Diamond SolitaireVS 4c **48240m• 2Lundy
Inkerman GrooveVS 4c ***99835mChudleigh Rocks -...
WhittVS 4c ***88337m• 2Symonds Yat
The Angel's GirdleVS 5a ***208110m• 4Wintour's Leap
Piton RouteVS 4c **87258m• 3Avon Gorge (Main...
Climbers' Club OrdinaryVS 4b **85852m• 3The Dewerstone
OsirisVS 4c ***72536mFall Bay to Mewslade
Blue SkyVS 4b ***102256m• 2Saddle Head
ArmoricanVS 4c ***143536mCaerfai Bay
Curving CrackVS 4c **24966m• 3Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Longland's ClimbVS 4c **301126m• 5Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Sabre CutVS 4c ***129155m• 2Dinas Cromlech
Direct RouteVS 5b ***138174m• 4Dinas Mot
Belle Vue BastionVS 4c **44048m• 2Tryfan
Kirkus's RouteVS 4c **435?Craig Yr Ogof (Cwm...
DoomVS 4c ***66?Craig Cywarch (aka...
Mur y NiwlVS 4c ***342?Craig Yr Ysfa
OxineVS 4c ***402?Clogwyn y Wenallt
One Step in the CloudsVS 4c ***395769m• 4Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Green LightVS 4c ***17?Smurf Zawn
KinbergVS 4c ***17918mPinfold Area
NeaVS 4b **158575m• 4Clogwyn y Grochan
Grey SlabVS 4b ***32181m• 2Glyder Fawr
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***412122mStanage Popular
ValkyrieVS 4c ***284840m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
Tower FaceVS 5a ***22418mLaddow
The MallVS 4c ***248722mMillstone Edge
Ten Craters of WisdomVS 5a ***40432m• 2Dovedale
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***46328mHen Cloud
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***49926mShining Clough
Fairy NuffVS 4c ***21018mStanding Stones
The FileVS 4c ***151510mHiggar Tor
TopsailVS 4c **334612mBirchen Edge
Central ClimbVS 4c ***109038m• 3Hen Cloud
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***141932mRoaches Lower Tier
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***533418mStanage Popular
Chee Tor GirdleVS 5a ***465?• 4Chee Dale Lower
Eliminate 'A'VS 4c ***1019?• 6Dow Crag
Murray's DirectVS 4c ***501?Dow Crag
North West AreteVS 4b ***969?Gimmer Crag
'F' RouteVS 4c ***907?Gimmer Crag
Haste NotVS 4c ***627?White Ghyll
Botterill's SlabVS 4c ***56387m• 3Scafell Crag
Mickledore GroovesVS 5a ***23367m• 2Scafell East...
North-West ClimbVS 4b ***101?Pillar
AdamVS 5a ***1554?Shepherd’s Crag
Eagle FrontVS 4c ***232150m• 8Eagle Crag...
Overhanging BastionHVS 5a ***774?Castle Rock of...
Square Chimney/Medusa Wall CombinationVS 4c ***137?Esk Buttress (Dow...
Jean JeanieVS 4c ***156625mTrowbarrow
The CrackVS 4c ***914?Gimmer Crag
Engineer's SlabsVS 4c ***29660m• 2Gable Crag
The Night WatchVS 4b ***337?Whitestone Cliffe
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***66618mAlmscliff
Arête DirectVS 4c ***146?Simons Seat
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***142415mBrimham Rocks
TacitationVS 5a ***1128?Kyloe Crag (Kyloe...
Pinnacle FaceVS 4c ***431?Crag Lough
Marcher LordVS 5a ***301?Berryhill
Original RouteVS 5a ***66470m• 4Old Man of Stoer
The EdgeVS 4c ***24945m• 2Loudoun Hill
Proud CornerVS 4c ***605?Red Craig (Glen...
Grooved ArêteVS 4b **14590m• 3Buachaille Etive Mor
The Mousetrap (Summer)VS 4c ***156?Broad Cairn - Creag...
Scabbard (Summer)VS 4c ***113105m• 3Ben Macdui -...
King BeeVS 5a ***401?Creag Dubh...
Fallout Corner (Summer)VS 4b **210?Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Phantom SlabVS 4c ***29660m• 3Polldubh Crags,...
DamnationVS 4c **52130mPolldubh Crags,...
Spartan SlabVS 4c ***790?Beinn Trilleachan...
Sword of GideonVS 4c **326125m• 4Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Black PigVS 4c ***106?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Black GoldVS 4c ***191?Reiff - Roinn a'...
Pain PillarVS 4c ***154325mHawkcraig
Fionn ButtressVS 4c ***103240m• 11Carnmore Crag
Whether WallVS 4c **180?The Cobbler
Whither WhetherVS 4b ***25440mThe Cobbler
Jamie JampotVS 4c ***335?Suidhe Biorach
Shangri-LaVS 4c ***59?Sron na Ciche
Grand DiedreVS 4c ***44?Thearlaich-Dubh...
Perfect GrooveVS 4c ***1845mEshaness Lighthouse
The GrooveVS 5a ***87330mPolney Crag (Craig...
The Long ClimbVS ***100420m• 11Ben Nevis
The Chasm (Summer)VS ***177450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
The Clean SweepVS 4c ***283185m• 4Hell's Lum
South Ridge DirectVS 5a ***559?• 13Cir Mhor
The Great ProwHVS 5a *6685m• 5Bla Bheinn
Groove ArmadaVS 4c ***5135mSarclet
The FenceVS 4c ***388?Fair Head
GironaVS 5a ***387?Fair Head
Agag's WallVS 4b ***135?Lower Cove
281 stars76,6764,397m• 238