UKC

Contributed by The Ivanator Apr/12 - This public ticklist has been seen 16,882 times

According to the logbook graphs of all users HS is the average grade climbed in the UK. But average climbers deserve fantastic climbs too, so here are 50 of the very best...
List compiled from a host of Forum suggestions, a few routes not graded HS in UKC logbooks, but all appear as HS in recent guidebooks, except the sprinkling of Lakeland MVS routes which are included to ensure the birthplace of British rock climbing has representation in line with its importance.

Topping out with Dovestones Res behind  © Deezel65
Topping out with Dovestones Res behind
© Deezel65, Oct 2021

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User Percentage Latest Log
1st Rog Wilko 72% 16 Apr, 2017
2nd alan moore 70% 11 Jul, 2018
2nd Graeme Hammond 70% 27 Aug, 2023
3rd Simon Caldwell 68% 3 Jun, 2023
4th steve prior 64% 28 May, 2020
5th Bob M 62% 3 Oct, 2023
6th Dunthemall 60% 28 May, 2016
6th colin milton 60% 11 Sep, 2023
7th Nigel Bond 57% 26 Aug, 2017
7th lithos 57% 21 Sep, 2023

Map of routes in this ticklist

Least routes Most routes

Distribution of grades - Trad

Top 12 photos of this ticklist

Demo Route

Demo Route
© rhudson

An exhilarating solo of The Devil's Slide, my 400ft intro to Lundy

The Devil's Slide
An exhilarating solo of The Devil's Slide, my 400ft intro to Lundy
© Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH

Jen Oliver on the famous last few moves of Demo Route

Demo Route
Jen Oliver on the famous last few moves of Demo Route
© Luke Carroll

Cardiff University Mountaineering Club enjoying the thrills of sea cliff climbing in Pembrokeshire

Sea Mist
Cardiff University Mountaineering Club enjoying the thrills of sea cliff climbing in Pembrokeshire
© Huw Mithan

Diedre Sud, Mowing Word - Belayed before a big set came in - how we laughed :-)

Diedre Sud
Diedre Sud, Mowing Word - Belayed before a big set came in - how we laughed :-)
© mattnuttall

Jack's first trad lead of the season is a stonker!

Open Secret
Jack's first trad lead of the season is a stonker!
© funter

The first 'climb to BASE' exit of Tophet Wall.

Tophet Wall
The first 'climb to BASE' exit of Tophet Wall.
© Tom McNally

Tim Rolfe on Sea Mist, Saddle Head, Pembroke

Sea Mist
Tim Rolfe on Sea Mist, Saddle Head, Pembroke
© pencilled in

Sennen Cove…  Demo Route

Demo Route
Sennen Cove… Demo Route
© Marc Elliott

Sprint to the finish

Ardverikie Wall
Sprint to the finish
© william henderson

Tophet wall pitch 1

Tophet Wall
Tophet wall pitch 1
© Brand

Unknown climber on the top slab pitch of Main Wall

Main Wall
Unknown climber on the top slab pitch of Main Wall
© joemallia


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
SOUTH WEST
Doorpost HS 4b *** 3790 67m • 3 Bosigran
Right Angle HS 4b *** 987 73m • 3 Gurnard's Head
Flannel Avenue HS 4b *** 368 52m • 3 Chair Ladder
Demo Route HS 4b *** 3618 19m • 2 Sennen
Central Groove HS 4b *** 3579 ? • 2 The Dewerstone
Wall Street HS 4b *** 552 32m • 2 Cormorant Ledge
The Devil's Slide HS 4a *** 1484 117m • 5 Lundy
Zelda HS 4b *** 1966 55m • 2 Wintour's Leap
SOUTH WALES
Sea Mist HS 4a ** 2629 30m Saddle Head
Bow-Shaped Slab HS 4b *** 1070 42m Flimston Bay
Diedre Sud HS 4a *** 841 42m Mowing Word
NORTH WALES
Main Wall HS 4b *** 1650 140m • 6 Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
Dives/Better Things HS 4b *** 1526 60m • 2 Dinas Cromlech
Direct Route VS 4c *** 834 88m • 7 Glyder Fach
Manx Wall HS 4b *** 104 55m • 2 Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate HS 4b *** 3352 75m • 3 Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Creagh Dhu Wall HS 4b *** 1868 65m • 2 Craig y Castell...
White Streak/Honeysuckle Corner HS 4b ** 289 ? • 2 Craig Yr Wrysgan
The Cracks HS 4c *** 2387 90m • 5 Dinas Mot
Pinnacle Wall S 4a *** 359 ? Craig Yr Ysfa
PEAK DISTRICT
Brown's Crack HS 4b *** 3014 12m Bamford Edge
Route I HS 4b *** 518 18m Wimberry Rocks
Upper Tor Wall HS 4b *** 301 18m Kinder Southern...
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 7952 16m Stanage Popular
Nasal Buttress HS 4b *** 436 16m Dovestones Edge
LAKE DISTRICT
Tophet Wall HS 4b *** 1322 75m • 4 The Napes
Hopkinson's Crack HS 4b *** 134 ? Dow Crag
Rib and Slab Climb HS 4b *** 321 ? Pillar
Revelation HS 4b *** 2584 43m • 2 Raven Crag...
Ardus VS 4b *** 2647 40m • 3 Shepherd’s Crag
Moss Ghyll Grooves VS 4c *** 654 79m • 4 Scafell Crag
The Fang VS 4b *** 762 40m • 2 Gouther Crags
NORTHERN ENGLAND
Parson's Chimney HS 4b *** 747 17m Almscliff
Moonshine HS 4b *** 186 25m Attermire Scar
Main Wall HS 4b *** 498 ? Crag Lough
College Grooves HS 4b *** 82 30m Henhole Crags
SCOTLAND
Cave Route HS 4b *** 713 25m Huntly's Cave
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b *** 1527 185m • 6 Binnein Shuas
Shark Crack HS 4b *** 118 ? Sheigra Sea Cliffs
The Weight HS *** 182 ? Fulmar Wall
Central Crack HS 4b *** 600 35m Red Craig (Glen...
Open Secret HS 4b *** 434 35m Stone Valley Crags
Nirvana Wall HS 4b *** 185 ? Aonach Dubh
Leac Glas HS 4b *** 71 ? Meall Meadhoin
The Talisman (Summer) HS 4a *** 348 100m • 3 Ben Macdui -...
Commando Crack HS *** 88 105m • 6 Sgùrr Alasdair
Butterknife HS 4b *** 198 ? Garbh Bheinn
CHANNEL ISLANDS
Hailstone Crack HS 4b *** 109 15m Beauport
NORTHERN IRELAND
Falcon HS 4b *** 170 ? Pigeon Rock
Crooked Chimney (Summer) HS 4b *** 128 69m Slieve Bearnagh
148 stars 60,282 2,100m 107
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