middlefell buttress
© dan wisey, Sep 2008

Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain ticklist

contributed by Kendal Wall Jul/13

In a summer 2013 article there was a proposal of the 100 best climbs in Britain, only 5 of which were in the Lake District! Being based in the Lakes area we felt somewhat aggrieved, as were many of our customers here at Kendal Wall. So in response to this highly inaccurate list, we thought we would create our own list of the top 100 routes in Britain and as bias would have it, they are all in the Lakes area. This really is the ultimate Lakes tick list ranging from Middlefell Buttress (Diff) through to the impressive Impact Day (E9). There is also some sport climbing and of course to make the list up to a round 100 you need to climb the best indoor route in the area – Kendal Main Wall (6a+)

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Middlefell ButtressD *266275m• 3Raven Crag...
Giant's Crawl (Summer)D **776?Dow Crag
'C' Ordinary Route (Summer)D ***651?Dow Crag
CorvusD ***1388?Raven Crag, Combe...
Rake End ChimneyD **73?Pavey Ark
Brown SlabsD **181836mShepherd’s Crag
Little ChamonixVD ***540070m• 4Shepherd’s Crag
Bowfell ButtressVD ***705110m• 4Bowfell
Trinity SlabsVD **855?Wallowbarrow Crag
Ash Tree SlabsVD ***1060?Gimmer Crag
New West ClimbVD ***246?Pillar
Troutdale PinnacleS ***2592105m• 6Black Crag...
Gillercombe ButtressS 3c **1024?Gillercombe
ThomasS 4a **1260?Wallowbarrow Crag
Murray's RouteS 4a ***680?Dow Crag
Tophet WallHS 4a ***80575m• 4The Napes
Bracket and Slab ClimbS ***911?Gimmer Crag
Bridge's RouteHS 4b ***224?Esk Buttress (Dow...
The Wasdale CrackHS ***78417m• 2The Napes
The CrackVS 4c ***777?Gimmer Crag
Eliminate 'A'VS 4c ***877?• 6Dow Crag
Eagle's Nest Ridge DirectMVS 4a ***20545mThe Napes
Eagle FrontVS 4c ***209150m• 8Eagle Crag...
Fool's ParadiseVS 4c ***396110m• 5Gowder Crag
EveVS 4c ***1446?Shepherd’s Crag
The Gordian KnotVS 4c ***578?White Ghyll
Communist ConvertVS 4b **100?Raven Crag,...
Overhanging BastionVS 5a ***716?Castle Rock of...
Botterill's SlabVS 4c ***47887m• 3Scafell Crag
BeowulfVS 4c **30?Scrubby Crag
Golden SlipperHVS 5a ***713?Pavey Ark
Kipling GrooveHVS 5a ***820?Gimmer Crag
CleopatraHVS 5a **175?Buckstone How
GazeboHVS 5a *650?Castle Rock of...
ElectronHVS 5a ***37?Pillar
MandrakeHVS 5a ***637?Quayfoot Buttress
Lakeland CragsmanHVS 5a ***65145mSergeant Crag Slabs
Behind the LinesHVS 5a ***281?Hodge Close Quarry
Leopard's CrawlHVS 5a **320?Dow Crag
Great Central RouteHVS 5b **56?Dow Crag
DedicationE1 5a ***164?Lower Falcon Crag
The Red EdgeE1 5a ***20060m• 2Esk Buttress (Dow...
GormenghastE1 5a ***27553m• 3Heron Crag, Eskdale
The PhilistineE1 5b ***134?High Crag
AutopsyE1 5b **10?Eagle Crag...
Harlot FaceE1 5b *247?Castle Rock of...
TotalitarianE1 5c ***204?• 4Raven Crag,...
Hell's GrooveE1 5b ***57?Scafell East...
Praying MantisE1 5b, 5a ***367?• 4Goat Crag,...
CatacombE1 5b ***106?Dow Crag
NimrodE1 5c ***237?Dow Crag
SaxonE2 5c ***182?Scafell Crag
AstraE2 5c ***262?Pavey Ark
GilletteE2 5c 1535mNeckband Crag
Central PillarE2 5b ***268?• 6Esk Buttress (Dow...
The Go BetweenE2 5c ***188?Quayfoot Buttress
Tumbleweed ConnectionE2 5c ***136?Goat Crag,...
The Lord of the RingsE2 5c ***24340m• 14Scafell East...
The TombE3 5c ***47?Gable Crag
IchabodE2 5c ***188?Scafell East...
EquusE2 5c ***170?Gimmer Crag
CopenhagenE2 5c ***77?Hardknott Crag
Pink PantherE2 5c ***149?Dow Crag
ShifterE3 6a *121?Burnt Crag
Roaring SilenceE3 5c ***41?Scafell East...
White NoiseE3 5c ***260?Reecastle Crag
PranaE3 5c ***220?Black Crag...
PaladinE3 6a *84?White Ghyll
The VikingsE3 5c ***2457m• 3The Napes
The White WizardE3 5c ***6596m• 5Scafell Crag
Malice in WonderlandE3 5c ***9643mHodge Close Quarry
EmpireE3 6a ***57?Raven Crag,...
TumbleE4 6a ***83?Dow Crag
Lost HorizonsE4 6b ***35?Scafell East...
Bitter OasisE4 5c ***132?Goat Crag,...
Top GearE4 6a ***40?Raven Crag,...
TapestryE4 6a ***6?Pillar
The MedlarE4 6a ***35?Raven Crag,...
The ExorcistE4 5c ***85?Armathwaite
TrilogyE5 6a ***10831mRaven Crag...
The CumbrianE5 6b ***7680m• 4Esk Buttress (Dow...
Penal ServitudeE5 6b ***91?Reecastle Crag
Fast and FuriousE5 6a ***11?Dove Crag (Dovedale)
Wargames7b+ ***11724mChapel Head Scar
Shere KhanE5 6a ***31?Scafell East...
Life in the Fast LaneE5 6b **7?Hodge Close Quarry
High PerformanceE5 6b ***11?Raven Crag,...
Phantom Zone7c ***5314mChapel Head Scar
Hell's WallE6 6c ***30?Bowderstone Crag
Footless CrowE5 6c ***31?Goat Crag,...
SixpenceE6 6b ***12?Pavey Ark
BorderlineE7 6c ***-?Scafell East...
Liquid EngineeringE6 6b **6?Raven Crag,...
Western UnionE6 6c ***10?Iron Crag
The Torture BoardE7 6c **11?Reecastle Crag
Dawes Rides a ShovelheadE8 6c 7?Raven Crag...
Fear of FailureE8 6c ***-50mDove Crag (Dovedale)
Bleed In HellE8 6c ***2?Bowderstone Crag
Impact DayE8 6c ***133mPavey Ark
Wall Route F6a+6a+ 280?Indoor Climbing Wall
201 e, 266 stars40,0521,841m• 171