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Me on Sunset Slab with my belayer (Tommo) looking more scared than me.
© Rob Gray, Oct 2006

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 *2407mBrimham Rocks
Indian's Turban WestVS 4b *298mBrimham Rocks
The Turtle Rocks ChimneyVD *559mBrimham Rocks
Cannon RouteD *1019mBrimham Rocks
MalojaVS 4c **55311mBrimham Rocks
Old CornerHVD *5609mBrimham Rocks
Heather WallS 4a *107711mBrimham Rocks
Great SlabHVD *103011mBrimham Rocks
Cubic CornerHS 4b **99811mBrimham Rocks
Cracked CornerS 4a *10169mBrimham Rocks
Right-Hand CrackVS 4b ***126812mBrimham Rocks
Central CrackVS 5a **63312mBrimham Rocks
Druid's ChimneyS 3c *569mBrimham Rocks
President's ProgressHVD *36612mBrimham Rocks
Lover's Leap ChimneyVD 4b **55416mBrimham Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***141615mBrimham Rocks
Hatter's GrooveHVS 5a ***17612mBrimham Rocks
Slippery CrackVS 4b *23012mBrimham Rocks
Last CrackHS 4b 468mBrimham Rocks
Fag EndS 4a *5568mBrimham Rocks
Fag SlabS 4a **8538mBrimham Rocks
Fag Slab VariantVS 4c **5408mBrimham Rocks
Allan's CrackVS 4c ***72311mBrimham Rocks
Simple SimonS 4b **57?Simons Seat
Low Nose TraverseVS 4c *10?Simons Seat
Winter Finish to Griffith's ChimneyVD 423mSimons Seat
Turret CrackHVS 5a ***2020m• 2Simons Seat
Arête DirectVS 4c ***146?Simons Seat
Nose ClimbS 4a ***547?Eastby Crag
Eastby ButtressVD ***861?Eastby Crag
Pillar RibVS 4c **595?Eastby Crag
Whaup EdgeVS 4b **285?Eastby Crag
The PadderE1 5b *352?Eastby Crag
SwastikaHVS 5b *5035m• 2Eastby Crag
Pillar FrontE2 5b ***222?Eastby Crag
The SoleHVS 5b ***356?Crookrise
West Wall ClimbHS 4b *199?Crookrise
Craven CrackVS 4c *264?Crookrise
Griffith's ChimneyHS 4b **53?Crookrise
Arsenic SlabS 4a **525?Crookrise
Long ClimbHS 4b ***531?Crookrise
Open ChimneyVD *113?Crookrise
Flake WallHS 4b *206?Crookrise
Slingsby's ChimneyHVD 4a **97?Crookrise
Chimney ButtressHS 4b *56?Crookrise
CreaseVS 5a **171?Crookrise
RushlightS 4a 170?Crookrise
President's SlabVD ***855?Rylstone
Dental slabS 4a ***823?Rylstone
Square Chimney & Whisky CrackHS 4b **138515mAlmscliff
Fluted ColumnsHVD 3c ***326814mAlmscliff
Low Man Easy WayD **216712mAlmscliff
Stewpot and Rough CrackHVD 16811mAlmscliff
South ChimneyVD 4a 27811mAlmscliff
CD 18 Problem 4VB 43?Almscliff
Stomach TraverseVS 4c *38712mAlmscliff
Central CrackHS 4b *39210mAlmscliff
Crack and Wall TraverseHVD *4118mAlmscliff
Bird's Nest CrackHS 4b **243210mAlmscliff
Great WesternHVS 5a ***132815mAlmscliff
Long ChimneyHVD **35518mAlmscliff
Frankland's Green CrackVS 4c ***65918mAlmscliff
Parson's ChimneyHS 4b ***51717mAlmscliff
Overhanging GrooveHVS 5a ***142917mAlmscliff
Central ClimbVS 4c ***133415mAlmscliff
Z ClimbVS 4c **55414mAlmscliff
Pedestal WallS 4a **387?Caley Crags
Rib and SlabVS 4c *133?Caley Crags
Square ChimneyHVD *113?Caley Crags
Zig-ZagS 4a *24120mCaley Crags
A ClimbS 4b ***41428m• 3Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand Hand TraverseVS 4c 2515mIlkley (Cow and...
WalewskaVS 4c ***990?Ilkley (Cow and...
JosephineHS 4b **60218mIlkley (Cow and...
Josephine Super DirectVS 4b **53515mIlkley (Cow and...
Fairy StepsHVD *767?Ilkley (Cow and...
S CrackVS 4c ***119715mIlkley (Cow and...
Stiction ChimneyVD *82?Ilkley (Rocky...
The Flake ClimbS 4a ***431?Ilkley (Rocky...
Spread-eagleHS 4b **106?Ilkley (Rocky...
Illegitimate CrackVS 4c ***225?Ilkley (Rocky...
Earl CrackVS 4c ***17317mEarl Crag
Tiger WallVS 4c ***266?Earl Crag
Fairy StepsHS 4b ***386?Heptonstall
Bull's CrackHVS 5a ***406?Heptonstall
Cave CrackVS 4c *42?Widdop
Curving CrackVS 5a 35?Widdop
Ordinary RouteVD **199?Widdop
Krypton RouteS 4a *135?Widdop
Purgatory ChimneyVD *28?Widdop
Artificial RouteVS 4c ***83?Widdop
Ornithologist's CornerVS 5a ***20912mWimberry Rocks
Freddie's FinaleHVS 5b ***12314mWimberry Rocks
Overhanging ChimneyVD *6412mWimberry Rocks
The TridentE1 5b ***10320mWimberry Rocks
Bertie's BugbearS 4a ***20818mWimberry Rocks
Starvation ChimneyS 3c **4218mWimberry Rocks
Route IHS 4b ***42318mWimberry Rocks
Route IIVS 5a ***28418mWimberry Rocks
Twin CracksS 4b *928mWimberry Rocks
Slab ClimbHS 4a **9110mWimberry Rocks
Long ClimbS 4a ***29235m• 2Laddow
Long Chimney RidgeS 4a *5318mLaddow
Tower FaceVS 5a ***22418mLaddow
North ClimbVD *7016mLaddow
Atherton BrothersS 4a **23120mShining Clough
Phoenix ClimbVS 4c ***49726mShining Clough
Via PrincipiaS 4a ***35924mShining Clough
Pisa Super DirectHVS 5a ***42920mShining Clough
Stable CracksVS 4b **13520mShining Clough
Downfall ClimbM **8960mKinder Downfall
Downfall South CornerVD **2340mKinder Downfall
Zig-zagVD ***17518mKinder Downfall
Left Fork ChimneyD *3516mKinder Downfall
Professor's Chimney DirectVD *1214mKinder Downfall
The Great ChimneyHS 4b **4418mKinder Downfall
Central ChimneyD *430mKinder Downfall
Great SlabS 4a 924mKinder Downfall
Morrison's RouteS 4a *2418mKinder Southern...
Hartley's RouteE2 5c **1220mKinder Southern...
Herford's RouteHVS 5a ***6518mKinder Southern...
Upper Tor WallHS 4b ***24418mKinder Southern...
Hiker's Gully LeftHVD 2212mKinder Southern...
The NithinS 4a *77712mCastle Naze
The FlywalkS 4a *60510mCastle Naze
The NicheS 4a **131912mCastle Naze
StudioHS 4b **122112mCastle Naze
A.P. ChimneyHS 4a *12712mCastle Naze
Pilgrim's ProgressHS 4b **82612mCastle Naze
Little PillarVS 4b 32912mCastle Naze
Keep CornerS 4a *95512mCastle Naze
Keep ArêteVS 4b **93612mCastle Naze
Scoop FaceHVS 5a ***127412mCastle Naze
Footstool RightHVD 4a *3308mCastle Naze
Deep ChimneyHVD 838mCastle Naze
The CrackVS 4b **85914mCastle Naze
Long ClimbVD 27514mCastle Naze
The StaircaseM *15108mWindgather Rocks
North Buttress ArêteS 4a *102510mWindgather Rocks
Green CrackS 4a **179010mWindgather Rocks
Wall ClimbHVD *162610mWindgather Rocks
Chockstone ChimneyD *193810mWindgather Rocks
Mississippi CrackS 4a **261910mWindgather Rocks
Middle Buttress ArêteVD *132910mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress ArêteD ***301812mWindgather Rocks
High Buttress Arête DirectHVD *40010mWindgather Rocks
Route 2VS 4b 76610mWindgather Rocks
Route 1HS 4a 57412mWindgather Rocks
South Buttress CrackM *89110mWindgather Rocks
HimmelswillenVS 4c ***117714mWharncliffe Crags
TeufelswegD *16214mWharncliffe Crags
Tower FaceHS 4b ***116212mWharncliffe Crags
Hell GateVD **41614mWharncliffe Crags
Hell Gate CrackHS 4b **63712mWharncliffe Crags
The Spiral RouteVS 4c **27622mRivelin Edge
Croton OilHVS 5a ***228920mRivelin Edge
Blizzard RidgeHVS 5a ***163414mRivelin Edge
David's ChimneyVD **8849mRivelin Edge
Dovestones WallVD **29720mDovestone Tor
Brown WindsorVS 4b *8028mDovestone Tor
Great ButtressHVS 5a ***40320mDovestone Tor
Wind TunnelM *4714mDovestone Tor
Route 1VS 4c ***42616mDovestone Tor
Deep CleftM *23514mBamford Edge
Bamford WallS 4a **232414mBamford Edge
The Happy WandererHVS 5a **75314mBamford Edge
Neb ButtressHVS 5a ***88420mBamford Edge
Gargoyle FlakeVS 4c ***242014mBamford Edge
Sandy CrackHS 4b *3978mBamford Edge
Curving CrackVS 4c **104210mBamford Edge
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***221412mBamford Edge
Quien Sabe?VS 4c ***153314mBamford Edge
Recess CrackVD *76910mBamford Edge
Bilberry CrackVS 5a **154710mBamford Edge
Hasta La VistaHVD 3c 758mBamford Edge
Grotto SlabM *241812mStanage Popular
Heather WallVS 4c **445014mStanage Popular
Crack and CornerS 4b ***388116mStanage Popular
Manchester ButtressHS 4b ***447116mStanage Popular
Gargoyle ButtressVS 4b **321614mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse RightD **118916mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Hell CrackS 4a ***493314mStanage Popular
Black Hawk Traverse LeftVD **330018mStanage Popular
Castle CrackHS 4b **254918mStanage Popular
Castle ChimneyM **59220mStanage Popular
The TipplerE1 5b ***110818mStanage Popular
Flying ButtressHVD 4a ***655824mStanage Popular
Leaning Buttress IndirectVD *71816mStanage Popular
Hollybush CrackVD ***547214mStanage Popular
Via MediaVS 4c **368110mStanage Popular
Green CrackVS 4c *36410mStanage Popular
Rugosity WallHVS 5c *45710mStanage Popular
Rusty CrackHVS 5c *85410mStanage Popular
Right-hand TrinityS 4b **348014mStanage Popular
Central TrinityVS 4c **407016mStanage Popular
Christmas CrackHS 4a ***611016mStanage Popular
April CrackHS 4b ***430916mStanage Popular
Hargreaves' OriginalVS 4c ***528118mStanage Popular
Pedestal ChimneyD *68114mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress DirectHS 4a ***352622mStanage Popular
Inverted VVS 4b ***422822mStanage Popular
Ellis's EliminateVS 4c ***153520mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave DirectHVD *35016mStanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave InnominateVS 4c **112814mStanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct FinishHVS 5a ***6536mStanage Popular
Right Twin ChimneyVD *100014mStanage Popular
Left Twin ChimneyD **87714mStanage Popular
Twin Chimneys ButtressVS 4c **114918mStanage Popular
Crack and CaveHVD 4a **115618mStanage Popular
Balcony ButtressS 4a ***249920mStanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress DirectVS 4c ***408322mStanage Popular
Congo CornerHVS 5b ***126124mStanage Popular
Mississippi ChimneyVD *125518mStanage Popular
Heaven CrackVD ***444610mStanage Popular
Hell CrackVS 4c ***166014mStanage Popular
Step-ladder CrackVS 5a **109314mStanage Popular
Devil's ChimneyVD **44712mStanage Popular
Curving ChimneyVD **31016mStanage Plantation
The Right UnconquerableHVS 5a ***279916mStanage Plantation
The Left UnconquerableE1 5b ***230616mStanage Plantation
Tower FaceHVS 5a **111326mStanage Plantation
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***195522mStanage Plantation
Wall End CrackS 4a 28916mStanage Plantation
Wall End SlabVS 5a ***164622mStanage Plantation
Fern CrackVS 4c ***116616mStanage Plantation
Eric's EliminateS 4a *155714mStanage North
Inaccessible CrackVS 4c ***216216mStanage North
Norse Corner ClimbHS 4c **188916mStanage North
Tango CrackVD *250314mStanage North
High Neb ButtressVS 4c ***360020mStanage North
The PinionHVD *72716mStanage North
The ArielVD **69916mStanage North
The Green StreakVS 4c *96712mStanage North
Prospero's ClimbVD **103812mStanage North
The Crab CrawlS 4a **96812mStanage North
Black SlabVS 4b *13098mBurbage North
Black Slab VariationD *10698mBurbage North
Sentinel ChimneyHVD 4a *39210mBurbage North
Sentinel CrackD *107210mBurbage North
Green CrackVD *117712mBurbage North
Hollyash CrackVS 4b **173514mBurbage North
Knight's MoveHVS 5a ***350116mBurbage North
The Big ChimneyHS 4b *20912mBurbage North
Brooks' LaybackHS 4b **12928mBurbage North
Wobblestone CrackHVD 4a *6898mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***210612mBurbage North
Long Tall SallyE1 5b ***200310mBurbage North
Greeny CrackVS 4b **138710mBurbage North
Brooks' CrackHVS 5a ***25714mBurbage South Edge
Byne's CrackVS 4b ***71814mBurbage South Edge
The FileVS 4c ***150310mHiggar Tor
GimcrackVS 4c *71922mMillstone Edge
SkywalkVS 4b **20924mMillstone Edge
Brixton RoadVD *45124mMillstone Edge
The MallVS 4c ***248022mMillstone Edge
Great Portland StreetHVS 5b ***221520mMillstone Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***280120mMillstone Edge
Covent GardenVS 4b **178427m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 4E1 5b ***127722mMillstone Edge
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***31722mMillstone Edge
Embankment 3E1 5b ***211026m• 2Millstone Edge
Embankment 2VS 4c **271124m• 2Millstone Edge
Great North RoadHVS 5a ***225132mMillstone Edge
The ScoopD *39135mMillstone Edge
The Great SlabHS 4b **163128mMillstone Edge
SveltHVS 5a *62320mMillstone Edge
Three Tree ClimbHS 4b ***259722mLawrencefield
Pulpit GrooveVD 4a **122828mLawrencefield
Great HarryVS 4c ***214522mLawrencefield
ExcaliburVS 4c **93420mLawrencefield
GingerbreadVS 4b *168910mLawrencefield
MeringueHVS 5a *200910mLawrencefield
Snail CrackVD *2386?Lawrencefield
North ClimbHVD 4a *148312mFroggatt Edge
Sunset SlabHVS 4b ***372414mFroggatt Edge
Sunset CrackHS 4b **457312mFroggatt Edge
Hawk's Nest CrackVS 4c ***170012mFroggatt Edge
Swimmer's ChimneyS 4a *26212mFroggatt Edge
Heather WallHVD 3c ***512516mFroggatt Edge
Tody's WallHVS 5a ***500218mFroggatt Edge
Three Pebble SlabHVS 5a ***428112mFroggatt Edge
ValkyrieHVS 5a ***198620m• 2Froggatt Edge
Slab RecessD **237116mFroggatt Edge
Allen's SlabS 4a **215716mFroggatt Edge
TrapezeVD **210814mFroggatt Edge
Trapeze DirectVS 4c *293712mFroggatt Edge
Green GutHS 4a ***359614mFroggatt Edge
The PeapodHVS 5b ***140316mCurbar Edge
MaupassantHVS 5a ***113011mCurbar Edge
Bel AmiVS 4b ***117020mCurbar Edge
P.M.C.1HS 4a ***169215mCurbar Edge
Avalanche WallHVS 5a **151812mCurbar Edge
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***35312mCurbar Edge
The BrainVS 4c ***50620mCurbar Edge
Moyer's ButtressE1 5b ***73021mGardom's Edge
The Eye of FaithE1 5c ***38025mGardom's Edge
Elliott's Buttress DirectHS 4b **63825mGardom's Edge
N.M.C. CrackHVD 3c ***117918mGardom's Edge
Apple CrackVD *635?Gardom's Edge
Trafalgar WallS 4b **289812mBirchen Edge
Trafalgar CrackVD 4a *324714mBirchen Edge
Camperdown CrawlHS 4c **238514mBirchen Edge
Powder Monkey ParadeS 4b **210716mBirchen Edge
The ChainS 4a *94512mBirchen Edge
The PromenadeD **151516mBirchen Edge
Monument ChimneyD *84814mBirchen Edge
TopsailVS 4c **332912mBirchen Edge
Sail ChimneyS 4a **140614mBirchen Edge
Sail ButtressHS 4b **254614mBirchen Edge
Nelson's SlabHS 5a *90114mBirchen Edge
Porthole DirectVS 4c **157312mBirchen Edge
Captain's CrawlM 206?Birchen Edge
Captain's BunkHS 4b *96712mBirchen Edge
Emma's DilemmaS 4a *182114mBirchen Edge
Victory GullyS 4a *41012mBirchen Edge
Victory CrackHS 4b *95614mBirchen Edge
Kiss Me HardyHVD 4a *76912mBirchen Edge
The FunnelD *69412mBirchen Edge
The Crow's NestVS 4c **120614mBirchen Edge
Horatio's HorrorHS 4a **62414mBirchen Edge
Nelson's NemesisVS 4b ***101716mBirchen Edge
Suicide WallHVS 5b ***114330m• 2Cratcliffe Tor
Lone Tree GrooveVS 5a **61718mBlack Rocks
Birch Tree WallVS 4c ***57620m• 2Black Rocks
Lean Man's ClimbVS 5a ***27422mBlack Rocks
Stonnis CrackHS 4b **47410mBlack Rocks
Stonnis ArêteHVD 4a **23630mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour ChimneyHS 4b *4426mBlack Rocks
Queen's Parlour GullyVD **25826mBlack Rocks
Great CrackHVS 5a ***20225mDuke's Quarry
Route 1f4 *297?Black Rocks
Route 2f4+ *234?Black Rocks
Phallic CrackHVD 4a ***67912mRamshaw Rocks
BoomerangVD ***81316mRamshaw Rocks
The ArêteVD **70226m• 2Hen Cloud
Rainbow CrackVS 5a **46718mHen Cloud
Great ChimneyS 4a ***91018mHen Cloud
Bachelor's ClimbVS 4c ***45828mHen Cloud
Bachelor's Left-handHVS 5b ***53124mHen Cloud
Rib ChimneyS 4a **19918mHen Cloud
K2S 4b **85230m• 2Hen Cloud
Central ClimbVS 4c ***108438m• 3Hen Cloud
Reunion CrackVS 5a **18118mHen Cloud
DelstreeHVS 5a ***33318mHen Cloud
ValkyrieVS 4c ***283040m• 2Roaches Lower Tier
MatineeHVS 5b **29324mRoaches Lower Tier
Via DolorosaVS 4c ***141532mRoaches Lower Tier
Bengal ButtressHVS 4c **20328mRoaches Lower Tier
Dorothy's DilemmaE1 5a **13118mRoaches Lower Tier
YongHVD 4a **167410mRoaches Lower Tier
Central RouteVS 4a **100816mRoaches Upper Tier
Right RouteVD ***288624mRoaches Upper Tier
Pedestal RouteHVD 4a ***198328m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Technical SlabHS 4a ***169824mRoaches Upper Tier
Black VelvetS 4a ***143324mRoaches Upper Tier
Black and TansS 4a ***256030m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Jeffcoat's ChimneyVD **83624m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Saul's CrackHVS 5a ***134818mRoaches Upper Tier
Maud's GardenHVD 3c ***290722m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Beckermet SlabHVD 4a *48314mRoaches Upper Tier
Inverted StaircaseD ***212122m• 2Roaches Upper Tier
Fern CrackS 4b **101618mRoaches Upper Tier
Crabbie's CrackHVS 5a ***32916mThe Five Clouds
RubberneckHVS 5a ***47714mThe Five Clouds
15 e, 725 stars415,3175,195m• 385