UKC

Contributed by The Ivanator Apr/12 - This public ticklist has been seen 17,193 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.

demo route  © topcat65
demo route
© topcat65, Aug 2012

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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
2nd Simon Caldwell 70% 1 Jun
3rd steve prior 64% 28 May, 2020
4th Bob M 62% 30 Apr
5th Dunthemall 60% 28 May, 2016
5th colin milton 60% 11 Sep, 2023
6th Nigel Bond 57% 26 Aug, 2017
6th lithos 57% 21 Sep, 2023

Map of routes in this ticklist

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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

Open Secret

Open Secret
© Jon Read

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


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
SOUTH WEST
Doorpost HS 4b *** 3859 67m • 3 Bosigran
Right Angle HS 4b *** 1009 73m • 3 Gurnard's Head
Flannel Avenue HS 4b *** 373 52m • 3 Chair Ladder
Demo Route HS 4b *** 3680 19m • 2 Sennen
Central Groove HS 4b *** 3639 ? • 2 The Dewerstone
Wall Street HS 4b *** 557 32m • 2 Cormorant Ledge
The Devil's Slide HS 4a *** 1495 117m • 5 Lundy
Zelda HS 4b *** 2008 55m • 2 Wintour's Leap
SOUTH WALES
Sea Mist HS 4a ** 2682 30m Saddle Head
Bow-Shaped Slab HS 4b *** 1084 42m Flimston Bay
Diedre Sud HS 4a *** 845 42m Mowing Word
NORTH WALES
Main Wall HS 4b *** 1671 140m • 6 Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
Dives/Better Things HS 4b *** 1562 60m • 2 Dinas Cromlech
Direct Route VS 4c *** 851 88m • 7 Glyder Fach
Manx Wall HS 4b *** 104 55m • 2 Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate HS 4b *** 3408 75m • 3 Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Creagh Dhu Wall HS 4b *** 1888 65m • 2 Craig y Castell...
White Streak/Honeysuckle Corner HS 4b ** 323 ? • 2 Craig Yr Wrysgan
The Cracks HS 4c *** 2440 90m • 5 Dinas Mot
Pinnacle Wall S 4a *** 366 ? Craig Yr Ysfa
PEAK DISTRICT
Brown's Crack HS 4b *** 3071 12m Bamford Edge
Route I HS 4b *** 520 18m Wimberry Rocks
Upper Tor Wall HS 4b *** 308 18m Kinder Southern...
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 8078 16m Stanage Popular
Nasal Buttress HS 4b *** 447 16m Dovestones Edge
LAKE DISTRICT
Tophet Wall HS 4b *** 1355 75m • 4 The Napes
Hopkinson's Crack HS 4b *** 134 ? Dow Crag
Rib and Slab Climb HS 4b *** 327 ? Pillar
Revelation HS 4b *** 2428 43m • 2 Raven Crag...
Ardus VS 4b *** 2682 40m • 3 Shepherd’s Crag
Moss Ghyll Grooves VS 4c *** 660 79m • 4 Scafell Crag
The Fang VS 4b *** 789 40m • 2 Gouther Crags
NORTHERN ENGLAND
Parson's Chimney HS 4b *** 758 17m Almscliff
Moonshine HS 4b *** 193 25m Attermire Scar
Main Wall HS 4b *** 504 ? Crag Lough
College Grooves HS 4b *** 83 30m Henhole Crags
SCOTLAND
Cave Route HS 4b *** 728 25m Huntly's Cave
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b *** 1557 185m • 6 Binnein Shuas
Shark Crack HS 4b *** 125 ? Sheigra Sea Cliffs
The Weight HS *** 182 ? Fulmar Wall
Central Crack HS 4b *** 607 35m Red Craig (Glen...
Open Secret HS 4b *** 460 35m Stone Valley Crags
Nirvana Wall HS 4b *** 191 ? Aonach Dubh
Leac Glas HS 4b *** 72 ? Meall Meadhoin
The Talisman (Summer) HS 4a *** 360 100m • 3 Ben Macdui -...
Commando Crack HS *** 90 105m • 6 Sgùrr Alasdair
Butterknife HS 4b *** 203 ? Garbh Bheinn
CHANNEL ISLANDS
Hailstone Crack HS 4b *** 114 15m Beauport
NORTHERN IRELAND
Falcon HS 4b *** 172 ? Pigeon Rock
Crooked Chimney (Summer) HS 4b *** 131 69m Slieve Bearnagh
148 stars 61,173 2,100m 107
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