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Karen climbing the twin cracks on the second pitch of Doorpost, Bosigran.
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50 Best HS Routes in the UK. ticklist

contributed by The Ivanator Apr/12

According to the logbook graphs of all users HS is the average grade climbed in the UK. But average climbers deserve fantastic climbs too, so here are 50 of the very best...
List compiled from a host of Forum suggestions, a few routes not graded HS in UKC logbooks, but all appear as HS in recent guidebooks, except the sprinkling of Lakeland MVS routes which are included to ensure the birthplace of British rock climbing has representation in line with its importance.

User Percentage Latest Log
1 Rog Wilko 74% 29 Aug, 2014
2 alan moore 72% 14 Jul, 2018
3 Graeme Hammond 68% 18 Jul
4 Simon Caldwell 66% 5 Jun, 2018
5 steve prior 64% 28 May, 2020
6 Bob M 62% 26 Jun, 2015
7 Dunthemall 62% 6 Oct
8 Martin Bennett 60% 17 Apr, 2020
9 Nigel Bond 57% 29 Jul, 2015
10 Darron 56% 8 Jul, 2020

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

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SOUTH WEST
Doorpost HS 4b *** 3223 67m • 3 Bosigran
Right Angle HS 4b *** 857 73m • 3 Gurnard's Head
Flannel Avenue HS 4b *** 337 52m • 3 Chair Ladder
Demo Route HS 4b *** 3156 19m • 2 Sennen
Central Groove HS 4b *** 2945 ? • 2 The Dewerstone
Wall Street HS 4b *** 470 32m • 2 Cormorant Ledge
The Devil's Slide HS 4a *** 1235 117m • 5 Lundy
Zelda HS 4b *** 1575 55m • 2 Wintour's Leap
SOUTH WALES
Sea Mist HS 4a ** 2142 30m Saddle Head
Bow-Shaped Slab HS 4a *** 864 42m Flimston Bay
Diedre Sud HS 4a *** 711 42m Mowing Word
NORTH WALES
Main Wall HS 4b *** 1372 140m • 6 Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
Dives/Better Things VS 4b *** 1306 60m • 2 Dinas Cromlech
Direct Route VS 4c *** 669 88m • 7 Glyder Fach
Manx Wall HS 4b *** 86 55m • 2 Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate HS 4b *** 2891 75m • 3 Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Creagh Dhu Wall HS 4b *** 1617 65m • 2 Craig y Castell...
White Streak/Honeysuckle Corner HS 4b ** 178 ? • 2 Craig Yr Wrysgan
The Cracks HS 4c *** 1972 90m • 6 Dinas Mot
Pinnacle Wall S 4a *** 311 ? Craig Yr Ysfa
PEAK DISTRICT
Brown's Crack HS 4b *** 2426 12m Bamford Edge
Route I HS 4b *** 455 18m Wimberry Rocks
Upper Tor Wall HS 4b *** 265 18m Kinder Southern...
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 6591 16m Stanage Popular
Nasal Buttress HS 4b *** 391 16m Dovestones Edge
LAKE DISTRICT
Tophet Wall HS 4b *** 1056 75m • 4 The Napes
Hopkinson's Crack HS 4b *** 104 ? Dow Crag
Rib and Slab Climb HS 4b *** 268 ? Pillar
Revelation HS 4b *** 1914 43m • 2 Raven Crag...
Ardus VS 4b *** 2239 40m • 3 Shepherd’s Crag
Moss Ghyll Grooves VS 4c *** 518 79m • 4 Scafell Crag
The Fang VS 4b *** 594 40m • 2 Gouther Crags
NORTHERN ENGLAND
Parson's Chimney HS 4b *** 563 17m Almscliff
Moonshine HS 4b *** 137 25m Attermire Scar
Main Wall HS 4b *** 410 ? Crag Lough
College Grooves HS 4b *** 64 ? Henhole Crags
SCOTLAND
Cave Route HS 4b *** 576 25m Huntly's Cave
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b *** 1214 185m • 6 Binnein Shuas
Shark Crack HS 4b *** 93 ? Sheigra Sea Cliffs
The Weight HS *** 153 ? Fulmar Wall
Central Crack HS *** 501 45m Red Craig (Glen...
Open Secret HS 4b *** 332 35m Stone Valley Crags
Nirvana Wall HS 4b *** 151 ? Aonach Dubh
Leac Glas HS 4b *** 62 ? Meall Meadhoin
The Talisman (Summer) HS 4a *** 284 100m Ben Macdui -...
Commando Crack HS *** 70 105m • 6 Sgùrr Alasdair
Butterknife HS 4b *** 168 ? Garbh Bheinn
CHANNEL ISLANDS
Hailstone Crack HS 4b *** 82 ? Beauport
NORTHERN IRELAND
Falcon HS 4b *** 143 ? Pigeon Rock
Crooked Chimney (Summer) HS 4b *** 108 69m Slieve Bearnagh
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