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Looking West towards Stob Coire Leith and Sgorr nam Fiannaidh from Meall Dearg on a perfect day on the Aonach Eagach
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Big Routes ticklist

contributed by kez1 Mar/17

This is a selection of classic big routes, I have covered classic areas such as Wales, Scotland and the south coast for warming up. The dolomites and Chamonix areas for taking your new found skills to bigger, more serious environments. There are other classic routes in the Alps ranging in difficulty from easy snow plods to serious North Faces. There are some of the big walls of North America, ranging from easier 1 day routes to desperate routes requiring weeks to be spent on the wall. The climbing is a mixture of sport and trad, ice and mixed, free and aid. There are also via ferratas and scrambles. Getting to the top and back down again safely is paramount on most of the bigger routes on this list so ethics take a back seat, that is not to say go drilling bolts every metre but a few moves of french free would not be frowned upon.

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
WALES
Snakes and Ladders Approach HVS 5a 1000 ? California
Snakes and Ladders (and chains) VF1A *** 145 ? • 10 Dali's Hole
Supermassive Black Hole 7a *** 155 75m • 4 Twll Mawr
Avalanche VD *** 144 162m • 6 Y Lliwedd
Red Wall and Longland's Continuation VD *** 196 137m • 7 Y Lliwedd
Grooved Arête HVD 4a *** 3533 230m • 8 Tryfan
Pinnacle Rib Route D *** 1793 164m • 6 Tryfan
The Parson's Nose D ** 541 75m Clogwyn y Ddysgl
Cneifion Arete D *** 2874 140m Cwm Cneifion
Amphitheatre Buttress VD *** 1582 ? Craig Yr Ysfa
Crib Goch - Crib Y Ddysgl Traverse (Summer) Grade-1 ** 848 ? Crib Goch
Crib Goch - Crib Y Ddysgl Traverse (Winter) I *** 288 850m Crib Goch
Central Trinity II 2 *** 550 ? Clogwyn y Garnedd
South Gully IV 4 *** 228 140m • 4 Devils Kitchen (Cwm...
SOUTH COAST
Bosigran Ridge a.k.a Commando Ridge VD *** 2898 161m • 8 Bosigran Ridge Area
Skeleton Ridge HVS 4c *** 71 160m • 6 The Needles
SCOTLAND
Clach Glas - Blabheinn Traverse (Summer) D *** 515 ? Bla Bheinn
Pinnacle Ridge (Summer) D *** 694 ? Sgurr nan Gillean
Dawn Grooves (Summer) HVS 4c *** 5 175m • 7 Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
King Cobra E1 5b *** 36 210m • 7 Sgurr Mhic Choinnich
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b *** 1214 185m • 6 Binnein Shuas
South Ridge Direct VS 5a *** 613 ? • 13 Cir Mhor
East Face Route (Original Route) E1 5b *** 691 130m • 5 (Old Man of) Hoy
The Needle E1 5b *** 474 260m Shelterstone Crag
Steeple E2 5c *** 249 250m Shelterstone Crag
The Long Climb VS *** 110 420m • 11 Ben Nevis
Centurion HVS 5a *** 484 ? Ben Nevis
The Bat E2 5b *** 125 ? Ben Nevis
Titan's Wall E3 5c *** 72 ? Ben Nevis
Cioch Nose VD ** 330 40m • 2 Sron na Ciche
Aonach Eagach Ridge (Summer) Grade-2 *** 1460 ? Aonach Eagach -...
Aonach Eagach Ridge (Winter) II *** 1354 ? Aonach Eagach -...
Tower Ridge D *** 1988 600m Ben Nevis
Tower Ridge IV 3 *** 1587 800m Ben Nevis
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Summer) VD *** 1054 ? Cuillin Ridge...
Cuillin Ridge Traverse (Winter) IV *** 79 ? Cuillin Ridge...
Zero Gully V 4 *** 272 300m Ben Nevis
Point Five Gully V 5 *** 798 ? Ben Nevis
THE DOLOMITES
Masare (VF) VF2B *** 58 ? Roda di Vaèl
Steger VI- *** 30 730m • 18 Cima Catinaccio...
Steger V+ *** 25 410m • 11 Punta Emma
Piaz Crack V *** 15 290m • 7 Punta Emma
Piaz Arete/Delagokante IV+ *** 173 160m • 4 Vajolet Towers
Sentiero Massimiliano VF2B *** 15 ? Val Duron
Marmolada West Ridge to Punta Penia (VF) VF4C *** 122 ? Marmolada
Vinatzer - Castiglioni VI+ *** 26 800m • 30 Marmolada
Messner Direct VI+ *** 14 540m • 13 Marmolada
Don Quixote VI+ *** 50 750m • 22 Marmolada
Schwalbenschwanz/Swallow's Tail VI *** 3 900m • 25 Marmolada
Via Delle Trincee/La Mesola VF4B *** 268 500m La Mesola
Fedele IV+ *** 35 800m • 27 Sass Pordoi
Delle Mèsules/Possnecker (VF) VF4C *** 80 800m Sella Towers
Sandro Pertini VF4B *** 68 ? Vallunga Valley
Brigata Tridentina (VF) VF3B *** 372 750m Torre Exner
Adang/Old South Face V *** 53 500m • 12 Sas Ciampac
Piz da Lech (VF) VF3B *** 203 350m Vallon
Messner V *** 22 270m • 6 Sasso delle Nove...
Tomaselli (VF) VF5C *** 79 1,000m Punta di Mezzo di...
Via del Drago V+ *** 18 355m • 12 Lagazuoi Nord
South Arête IV+ *** 358 150m • 6 Sass de Stria...
Comici - South Arete V- *** 240 200m • 6 Falzarego Towers
Giovanni Lipella Via Ferrata VF4C *** 148 1,250m Tofana di Rozes
Punta Anna (VF) VF5C *** 159 ? Tofana di Mezzo
Myriam V+ *** 215 ? Cinque Torri
Alverà IV+ *** 78 150m • 7 Averau
Ivano Dibona VF2B *** 85 ? Cristallo Group
Marino Bianchi VF2B ** 68 ? Cristallo Group
Francesco Berti VF3C *** 24 ? Sorapiss Group
Sentiero Carlo Minazio VF1C * 23 ? Sorapiss Group
Alfonso Vandelli VF3B *** 27 ? Sorapiss Group
South Face via East Face Of Torre Leo VI- *** 27 130m • 6 Il Gobbo, Torre del...
Cassin VII- *** 63 250m • 11 Tre Cime
Hasse-Brandler VIII+ *** 49 ? Tre Cime
Comici-Dimai VII+ *** 133 550m • 18 Tre Cime
Cassin VIII *** 10 450m • 12 Tre Cime
CHAMONIX
Forbes Arête AD 3 *** 250 ? Aiguille du...
Migot Spur D- 3 *** 128 500m Aiguille du...
Swiss Route TD- 4 *** 72 800m Les Courtes
Grands Montets Ridge D+ *** 23 ? L'Aiguille Verte
The North Face TD+ *** 55 850m Les Dru
South Ridge Integral D+ 5c *** 38 600m Aiguille de Moine
Whymper Couloir AD+ 2 *** 49 700m L'Aiguille Verte
Les Courtes Traverse AD 2 *** 27 550m Les Courtes
Walker Spur ED1 6a *** 57 ? Grandes Jorasses
Colton-MacIntyre ED2 6 *** 13 ? Grandes Jorasses
Croz Spur ED1 *** 14 1,000m Grandes Jorasses
Grandes Jorasses Traverse D 5a *** 34 ? • 2 Grandes Jorasses
Southeast Ridge TD+ 6b *** 3 ? Envers des Aiguilles
Le marchand de sable TD+ 6a+ *** 126 ? Envers des Aiguilles
Le soleil a rendez-vous avec la lune TD+ 6b *** 40 800m • 25 Envers des Aiguilles
Mer de Glace Face D+ 5c *** 61 ? Envers des Aiguilles
Voie Normale (République) D+ 5c *** 86 ? Envers des Aiguilles
Cordier Pillar TD 6b *** 132 750m • 25 Charmoz Grepon
Charmoz-Grépon Traverse D+ 6b *** 21 ? Charmoz Grepon
Papillons Arête D+ 5c *** 618 ? • 12 Aiguille du Peigne
Frendo Spur D+ 4 *** 359 1,200m Aiguille du Midi
Mallory-Porter AD+ 3 ** 40 1,000m Aiguille du Midi
Arete des Cosmiques AD 3 *** 2653 350m Aiguille du Midi
Cosmiques Icefall TD+ 5 ** 34 200m • 4 Aiguille du Midi
Rebuffat-Pierre TD- 6a+ *** 376 120m • 4 Aiguille du Midi
Rébuffat-Baquet TD+ 6a *** 476 250m • 10 Aiguille du Midi
Midi-Plan Traverse AD *** 488 ? Aiguille du Plan
Southwest Face AD+ 4c *** 380 ? Dent du Geant
The Rochefort Ridge AD 2 *** 171 ? Aiguille de...
North Face D 3 *** 206 350m Tour Ronde
Rebuffat Gully TD ** 25 350m Tour Ronde
Kuffner Ridge D 4c *** 198 700m Mont Maudit
Brenva Spur (Gussfeldt Start) D- 3 *** 34 800m Mont Blanc
Arête du Diable Traverse D+ 5c *** 54 600m Mont Blanc du Tacul
East Ridge AD+ 5a *** 192 246m • 8 Mont Blanc du Tacul
Supercouloir ED1 6 *** 30 800m Mont Blanc du Tacul
Gervasutti Pillar TD 6b *** 72 850m Mont Blanc du Tacul
Chèré Couloir D 4 *** 603 350m Mont Blanc du Tacul
Goûter Route PD *** 596 ? Mont Blanc
Royal Traverse AD+ 2 *** 36 ? Mont Blanc
Central Pillar of Freney ED1 5c *** 20 ? Mont Blanc
Aiguille Noire de Peutérey TD+ *** 30 1,100m • 42 Mont Blanc
Peutérey Integral ED1 *** 12 ? Mont Blanc
Dômes de Miage Traverse PD+ *** 116 3,700m Domes des Miages
Clocher-Clochetons Traverse AD 5a *** 332 ? Aiguilles Rouges
Traversée des Crochues PD+ 4a *** 528 ? Aiguilles Rouges
OTHER ALPINE ROUTES
Northeast (Hornli) Ridge AD *** 291 1,220m Matterhorn
Northeast (Mittellegi) Ridge D *** 99 ? Eiger
The 1938 Route ED2 *** 49 ? Eiger
John Harlin Route ED4 - ? Eiger
USA
Great White Book 5.6 *** 48 ? Stately Pleasure...
South Crack 5.8 *** 64 ? Stately Pleasure...
West Crack 5.9 *** 107 ? Daff Dome
Cathedral Peak Southeast Buttress A B and C 5.6 *** 193 210m • 5 Cathedral Peak
West Pillar (Direct) 5.10b *** 8 ? • 6 Eichorn Pinnacle
Traverse from North to South 5.7 *** 2 ? Matthes Crest
Regular route 5.9 *** 136 ? Fairview Dome
Hobbit Book 5.7 ** 17 160m • 4 Mariuolumne Dome
West Ridge 5.6 *** 8 450m • 3 Mount Conness
Regular Route 5.10b *** 28 ? Third Pillar of Dana
Moonlight Buttress (Aid) C1 *** 4 ? • 10 Zion National Park
El Matador 5.10c *** 14 ? Devils Tower
Lost Arrow Spire Direct A2 ** 8 ? Lost Arrow Spire
Steck / Salathe 5.10b *** 22 460m • 16 Sentinel Rock
South Face 5.9 4 ? Mount Watkins
West Face (Leaning Tower) A2 3 213m Great Stone Face...
Regular Northwest Face 5.9 *** 104 600m • 23 Half Dome
Northwest Face Direct A3 ** 2 650m • 23 Half Dome
Freerider 5.12d 12 ? El Capitan
Salathe Wall 5.13c *** 51 1,000m • 35 El Capitan
Triple Direct 5.13d 6 ? El Capitan
The Nose C2 *** 186 ? • 31 El Capitan
The Shield C4 8 ? El Capitan
Muir Wall C4 6 ? El Capitan
Wall of Early Morning Light A3 - ? El Capitan
Zodiac A2 *** 39 ? El Capitan
Reticent Wall A5 *** 2 ? El Capitan
10 e, 417 stars 45,915 43,178m 749
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