The Zawn of "Benny"
© BALD EAGLE, Apr 2007

Type 2 Fun ticklist

contributed by andrewmc Jul/16

There are many classic routes around the country which provide enjoyment and fun to many. There are many classic ticklists listing these routes. Those who travel the country ticking away happily will have much merriment and laughter as they collect star after star.

I propose a different sort of ticklist... one for the dark deviants among us who prefer a bit of suffering. There should a moment of reflection at the bottom of each route ('oh god, why are we even here'). The route itself should pass as a slow, possibly never-ending horror. It is not enough that the climbing is unpleasant, or difficult, but there should be additional factors - a lengthy walk in, diving into and out of the bowels of the Earth, wetness and general disgustingness, the possibiility of being attacked by the native wildlife etc...

It should also take ideally many hours to complete; easy escape should not be an option, as you slowly contemplate all your bad choices that have led you to this place. The climbing itself should be of a fairly low grade, although being a massive sandbag is all part of the fun.

Finally, once completed, you should immediately realise that the adventure was fantastic. Extra points are awarded if none of your companions agree (permanent mental scarring is encouraged).

UK only!
Generally sub-E1 routes.
No sport routes.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Great GullyVD **172267m• 11Craig Yr Ysfa
Great GullyHS -292m• 9Craig Cau (Cadair...
Segeant's Crag Gully (summer)S ***41170m• 4Sergeant Crag
Clachaig Gully (Summer)S ***116520mAonach Eagach -...
The Chasm (Summer)VS ***158450m• 16Buachaille Etive Mor
Raven's Gully (Summer)HVS 5a ***35?Buachaille Etive Mor
Dodger's ChimneyD 19?Chair Ladder
Just FitsHVS 4c *5518mCarreg-y-Barcud Area
Monolith CrackHS **327?Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
The Elephant's ArseS 4b *32524m• 2Holyhead Mountain
Helfenstein's StruggleHVD 4a **43716mStanage Plantation
Starvation ChimneyS 3c **3818mWimberry Rocks
Crypt RouteVD ***133?Bidean nam Bian
AvernusS 4a ***50420mSubluminal and...
BennyA1 ***11650m• 3The Promenade
LabyrinthVS 4c **1120mBerry Head Quarry
ShelobHS 4b *126?Third Sister to...
Under Milk WoodVS 4a *25521mThree Cliffs Bay
Preposterous TalesE2 5b ***21557m• 3Bosherston Head
Inner SpaceHVS 4c ***18845m• 2Mother Carey's...
The Chasm Face3 ***151?Glyder Fach
Lockwood's ChimneyVD ***725?Clogwyn y Bustach
The Inside RouteVD 56?• 4Dove Nest Crag,...
Mam Tor Gully (Summer)3 32?Mam Tor
High Tor GullyVD 15?High Tor
Chocolate Blancmange Gullynone xvd 740mHorseshoe Quarry
Pointless walk in to the boulder at the bottom of the cragsummit 135?• 3Cairn Gorm - Stob...
2 e, 47 stars4,3922,028m• 74