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Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs ticklist

contributed by pdhu May/11

This mammoth ticklist is based on the eponymous guidebook by Mr. Ashton. It actually contains around 350 routes as the book "could more accurately have been titled '100 Classic Buttresses, Crags and Other More-or-less Definable Groups of Gritsone Climbs'". But I think that has less of a ring to it.

From well-polished classics to obscure clefts high on the bleakest of moors, there's a lifetime's worth of wrestling with the rough tough stuff to go at here. Expect to spend a lot of time embroiled in the lost dark art of chimneying...

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Dancing BearHVD *2547mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *318mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *599mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *1049mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **59911mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD *5849mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *113511mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD *109111mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **103811mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *10849mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***134212mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **67912mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *589mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *38712mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **57916mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***149115mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***19412mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *24212mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 518mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *5928mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **9108mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **5748mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***76711mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **58?Simon’s Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *10?Simon’s Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 423mSimon’s Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***2120m• 2Simon’s Seat
Arête DirectVS 4c ***156?Simon’s Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***583?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***926?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **640?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **297?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *371?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *5335m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***233?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***393?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *221?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *279?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **56?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **552?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***564?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *121?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *217?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **109?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *61?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **188?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 179?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***915?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***881?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackHS 4b **146915mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***347914mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **229312mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 17911mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 29611mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 45?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *40212mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *40410mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *4418mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **260910mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***142115mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **37218mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***69018mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***55117mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***155617mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***147215mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **61114mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **407?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *140?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *121?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *25320mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***43324m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand-TraverseVS 4c 2615mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***105516mIlkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **63618mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine SuperdirectVS 4b **57014mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *80514mIlkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***127314mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *86?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***457?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **116?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***245?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***18817mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***283?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***421?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***435?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *45?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 37?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **204?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *143?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *30?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***88?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 5a ***22312mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***13314mWimberry Rocks
Overhanging ChimneyVD *6812mWimberry Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***10820mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***22418mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyS 3c **4218mWimberry Rocks
Route IHS 4b ***45418mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a ***30318mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4b *1008mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHS 4a **9310mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***32135m• 2Laddow
Long Chimney RidgeS 4a *5918mLaddow
Tower FaceVS 5a ***24718mLaddow
North ClimbVD *7416mLaddow
Atherton BrothersS 4a **25520mShining Clough
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***56726mShining Clough
Via PrincipiaS 4a ***41024mShining Clough
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***48120mShining Clough
Stable CracksVS 4b **15020mShining Clough
Downfall ClimbM **9860mKinder Downfall
Downfall South CornerVD **2540mKinder Downfall
Zig-zagVD ***18618mKinder Downfall
Left Fork ChimneyD *3616mKinder Downfall
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *1214mKinder Downfall
The Great ChimneyHS 4b **4918mKinder Downfall
Central ChimneyD *430mKinder Downfall
Great SlabS 4a 924mKinder Downfall
Morrison's RouteS 4a *2418mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE2 5c **1420mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***7018mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***26418mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 2312mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *82812mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *65210mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **143212mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **134112mCastle Naze
A.P. ChimneyHS 4a *14212mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **90612mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 35012mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *103812mCastle Naze
Keep ArêteVS 4b **100412mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***139012mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *3568mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyHVD 888mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b **94614mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 28914mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *16188mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress ArêteS 4a *109910mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **195310mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *177110mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *210610mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **281810mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress ArêteVD *144510mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress ArêteD ***322212mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arête DirectHVD *44510mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 84910mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 61712mWindgather Rocks
South Buttress CrackM *96610mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***127314mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *17214mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***125012mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **44014mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **69112mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **29822mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***245920mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***175814mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **9559mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **30920mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *8128mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***42020mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *5014mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***44916mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *26014mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **252114mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **80814mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***94920mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***263114mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *4508mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **113510mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***266112mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***165614mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *83110mBamford Edge
Bilberry CrackVS 5a **178110mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 828mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *259612mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **486014mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***420016mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***481816mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **351814mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse RightD **127516mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***538714mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **358018mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **278818mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **66220mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***116918mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***707924mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *76516mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***594014mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **392510mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *38110mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *47210mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *89010mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **370814mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **436816mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***654916mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***462216mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***572718mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *72614mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***377522mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***453022mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***167820mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *37516mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **124514mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***7136mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *108914mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **95214mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **125718mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **126518mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***269520mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***442322mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***135524mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *132718mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***484510mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***182514mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **120714mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **48712mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **33516mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***299316mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***244316mStanage Plantation
Tower FaceHVS 5a **117026mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***212222mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 30816mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***175922mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***127016mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *168814mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***234316mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **200916mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *271314mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***385520mStanage North
The PinionHVD *77616mStanage North
The ArielVD **76416mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *103912mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **112012mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **103912mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *13778mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *11298mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *41610mBurbage North
Sentinel CrackD *112710mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *124612mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **182714mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***370216mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *21712mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **13948mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *7318mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***225712mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***211310mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **149310mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***28814mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***77914mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***162310mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *75322mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **21524mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *47924mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***262222mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***232320mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***300420mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **192427m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***137922mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***34322mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***222926m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **289624m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***238232mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *41535mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **173828mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *66820mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***278022mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **131428mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***229522mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **100020mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *178710mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *212210mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *2569?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *158612mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***396614mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **487312mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***184212mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *27512mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***550416mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***534118mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***447612mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***211720m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **255116mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **231216mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **229714mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *310612mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***388214mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***149516mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***123411mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***126920mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***187615mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **162612mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***36712mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***54220mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***76921mGardom's Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***41125mGardom's Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **69625mGardom's Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***127718mGardom's Edge
Apple CrackVD *672?Gardom's Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **306512mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *346114mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **254014mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **224516mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *98112mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **159916mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *88814mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **352012mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **147514mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **271914mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *93014mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **169512mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 226?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *100312mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *194514mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *42212mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *102114mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *81712mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *72512mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **125614mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **65314mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***106916mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***122330m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **64618mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***61820m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***29422mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **51010mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArêteHVD 4a **24930mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *4626mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **27126mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***22225mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *303?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *241?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackHVD 4a ***73212mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***87216mRamshaw Rocks
The ArêteVD **74326m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a **48918mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***96518mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***49228mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***55324mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **20918mHen Cloud
K2S 4b **90230m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***112338m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 5a **18918mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***35118mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***298440m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **30924mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***150132mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **21228mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **14718mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **177510mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4a **105216mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***309424mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***212528m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a ***184524mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetS 4a ***158424mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***276130m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **88224m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***142818mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***307822m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabHVD 4a *49914mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***230522m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **106718mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***34816mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***50014mThe Five Clouds
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