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Ray Shaw on Goliaths groove HVS 5a(re visited after 30 year nice one mate!)
© Happyone, Jul 2010

Proper Cracks UK ticklist

contributed by Andy Moles Aug/19

This is a compilation of routes that don't just follow a crack, and which feature more than just the occasional hand jam or finger lock - routes which really demand a bit of straight-in crack technique.

I have not climbed all of these, so if any are commonly laybacked or actually have footholds all the way, do let me know.

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Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Brown's CrackHS 4b ***223112mBamford Edge
Rankin's CrackHS 4b **7?Slieve Binnian...
Route IHS 4b ***42318mWimberry Rocks
Mutiny CrackHS 4b ***245910mBurbage North
Amazon CrackHS 4b ***212712mBurbage North
Embankment 2VS 4c **273224m• 2Millstone Edge
Fern CrackVS 4c ***117616mStanage Plantation
The FileVS 4c ***151510mHiggar Tor
Altar CrackVS 4c ***11119mRivelin Edge
The CrankVS 5a **5428mRamshaw Rocks
ThrugVS 5a **2768mRoaches Skyline
Broken CrackVS 5a **119110mFroggatt Edge
Bond StreetHVS 5a ***281420mMillstone Edge
Herford's CrackHVS 5a ***279?Clogwyn y Tarw (The...
Terrazza CrackHVS 5a ***77312mStanage North
Climbers' Club DirectHVS 5a ***727?• 2The Dewerstone
Sorrell's SorrowHVS 5a ***35612mCurbar Edge
Great CrackHVS 5a ***20725mDuke's Quarry
Goliath's GrooveHVS 5a ***197622mStanage Plantation
DecemberHVS 5a **115?Fair Head
The Puppet CrackHVS 5b **8115mChatsworth Edge
MatineeHVS 5b **29624mRoaches Lower Tier
ZappleHVS 5b ***46020mYarncliffe
The PeapodHVS 5b ***142516mCurbar Edge
Tower CrackHVS 5b **22224mStanage Plantation
Roof RouteHVS 5b **4009mRivelin Edge
Burn UpE1 5a ***203?Fair Head
Blue Light's CrackE1 5b **4616mWimberry Rocks
DelilahE1 5b **3518mPule Hill Rocks
Deadbay CrackE1 5b **6711mCurbar Edge
JezebelE1 5b ***5820mNorth Third
Crack of GloomE1 5b **7220mRoaches Lower Tier
MasochismE1 5b *10810mRamshaw Rocks
Embankment 4E1 5b ***128422mMillstone Edge
Toby JugE1 5b **170?Fair Head
DexterityE1 5b **123020mMillstone Edge
ThunderhipsE1 5b **59?Fair Head
Time for Tea OriginalE1 5b ***32022mMillstone Edge
The ViceE1 5b **20810mStanage North
FireballE1 5b ***252?Fair Head
RailroadE1 5b ***337?Fair Head
Fáth Mo BhuarthaE1 5b ***290?Fair Head
Embankment 3E1 5b ***212126m• 2Millstone Edge
Crib Pad CrackE1 5b ***64?Fair Head
A Fistful of DollariteE1 5b **4825mNeist
Left EliminateE1 5c **24311mCurbar Edge
Tufted CrackE1 5c **52014mIlkley (Cow and...
MeirionyddE1 6a **381?Craig Pant Ifan...
Staffin Classic (a.k.a. Kilt Classic)E2 5b ***2140mStaffin Slips
InternationaleE2 5b **6045mKilt Rock, Staffin
ImpositionE2 5b **468mRamshaw Rocks
The Big CrackE2 5b ***62815mFroggatt Edge
GrondE2 5b **181?Dinas Cromlech
Elder CrackE2 5b ***57018mCurbar Edge
HurricaneE2 5b ***15661m• 2Fair Head
FerdinandE2 5b ***116?Clogwyn y Wenallt
Road To RuinE2 5b **1145mKilt Rock, Staffin
The Flying DragonE2 5c ***3220mNorth Third
Charming CrackE2 5c **919mBrimham Rocks
The BrasserE2 5c ***93?Fair Head
BlockbusterE2 5c ***6091m• 3Fair Head
Carls Wark CrackE2 5c **24214mStoney Middleton
DoldrumE2 5c **1270mFair Head
Cetacean SiegeE2 5c **145mKilt Rock, Staffin
Billy WhizzE2 5c ***65018mLawrencefield
Sandy CrackE2 5c ***47?Sandy Crag
The Overhanging CrackE2 5c ***313?Bowden Doors
Regent StreetE2 5c ***132922mMillstone Edge
Hand JiveE2 5c **717mStaffin Slips
Coronation Crack6b+ 5c ***47?High Rocks
SalangoE3 5c ***83?Fair Head
Ocean BoulevardE3 5c ***7466m• 2Fair Head
Whispering CrackE3 5c ***1555mRubha Hunish
Captain PatienceE3 5c ***930mStaffin Slips
BoulevardE3 5c **31118mLawrencefield
Right EliminateE3 5c ***16817mCurbar Edge
Sentinel CrackE3 5c ***7617mChatsworth Edge
Fe Fi Fo FumE3 5c ***445mKilt Rock, Staffin
Gates of MordorE3 5c **24816mMillstone Edge
TwikkerE3 5c ***23628mMillstone Edge
Licking NettlesE3 5c ***130mStaffin Slips
Pump up the Jamf6C ***58mAn Sguman
Jolly RogerE3 6a ***126?• 2Fair Head
Saville StreetE3 6a ***15628mMillstone Edge
The X-MenE3 6a ***25?• 3Fair Head
Emerald CrackE3 6a ***8614mChatsworth Edge
DatelineE3 6a ***100?Pex Hill Quarry
Raglan RoadE3 6a ***1572m• 2Fair Head
Mangled DigitE3 6a ***8214mRunning Hill Pits
GBHE3 6a ***157?Fair Head
Wellington CrackE4 5c ***13916mIlkley (Cow and...
Experimental LearningE3 6a ***645mStaffin Slips
Suffering BastardE4 6a ***1725mUig Sea Cliffs...
American VampireE4 6a ***225mNeist
Rusty HaloE4 6a ***28?Fair Head
Fear of InfectionE4 6a ***3115mClogwyn Mawr Cwmglas
GoliathE4 6a ***13410mBurbage South Edge
Calamity CrackE4 6a ***3114mRunning Hill Pits
Fight ClubE4 6a ***1325mNeist
Bob HopeE4 6a ***2815mDovestones Quarry
Neb DirectE4 6a **63?Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Ramshaw CrackE4 6a ***8012mRamshaw Rocks
Unleash The BeastE4 6a ***3425mArdmair Crags
FingerlickerE4 6a ***151?Craig Pant Ifan...
ChiselE4 6a ***147?Cambusbarron West...
Liquid ArmbarE4 6a **7?Gideon Quarries
American Monster Crackf7A ***11?Pant Ifan Bouldering
HarvestE4 6b **294mStanage North
Coventry Street (Lower Crack)E4 6b **32?Millstone Edge
Reticent Mass MurdererE4 6b ***208mCratcliffe Tor
True GritE4 6b **1811mBrimham Rocks
North-West EliminateE5 6a ***140mCnoc an Staca
Chemin de FerE5 6a ***37?Dumbarton Rock
London WallE5 6a ***18422mMillstone Edge
WildwoodE5 6a ***245mStaffin Slips
The RavenE5 6a ***3530mPabbay
Northern ExposureE5 6b ***16?• 3Fair Head
The Iron FistE5 6b ***3312mLimekilns
Wide CountryE5 6b ***-50mThe Cobbler
Where the Wild Things AreE5 6b ***5110m• 4Fair Head
Grime of the CenturyE5 6b ***325mMealaisbhal
Milky WayE6 6b ***16?Ilkley (Cow and...
Pretty Girls Make GravesE6 6b ***53?Gravestones/ Hidden...
Gigglin' CrackE6 6c ***2910mBrimham Rocks
Street Fighting YearsE7 6c ***-37m• 3Blackers Hole
RequiemE8 6c ***5?Dumbarton Rock
283 e, 338 stars42,1672,208m• 144