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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% 16 Apr, 2017
2 alan moore 70% 11 Jul, 2018
3 Hidden 70% 4 Jun
4 Simon Caldwell 66% 19 Sep
5 steve prior 64% 28 May, 2020
6 Bob M 62% 27 Jul
7 Dunthemall 60% 28 May, 2016
8 Nigel Bond 57% 26 Aug, 2017
9 colin milton 57% 20 Jun
10 lithos 57% 16 Sep

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

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SOUTH WEST
Doorpost HS 4b *** 3504 67m • 3 Bosigran
Right Angle HS 4b *** 931 73m • 3 Gurnard's Head
Flannel Avenue HS 4b *** 356 52m • 3 Chair Ladder
Demo Route HS 4b *** 3381 19m • 2 Sennen
Central Groove HS 4b *** 3252 ? • 2 The Dewerstone
Wall Street HS 4b *** 506 32m • 2 Cormorant Ledge
The Devil's Slide HS 4a *** 1350 117m • 5 Lundy
Zelda HS 4b *** 1755 55m • 2 Wintour's Leap
SOUTH WALES
Sea Mist HS 4a ** 2374 30m Saddle Head
Bow-Shaped Slab HS 4b *** 968 42m Flimston Bay
Diedre Sud HS 4a *** 780 42m Mowing Word
NORTH WALES
Main Wall HS 4b *** 1536 140m • 6 Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
Dives/Better Things VS 4b *** 1416 60m • 2 Dinas Cromlech
Direct Route VS 4c *** 760 88m • 7 Glyder Fach
Manx Wall HS 4b *** 96 55m • 2 Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate HS 4b *** 3118 75m • 3 Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Creagh Dhu Wall HS 4b *** 1745 65m • 2 Craig y Castell...
White Streak/Honeysuckle Corner HS 4b ** 239 ? • 2 Craig Yr Wrysgan
The Cracks HS 4c *** 2185 90m • 5 Dinas Mot
Pinnacle Wall S 4a *** 332 ? Craig Yr Ysfa
PEAK DISTRICT
Brown's Crack HS 4b *** 2740 12m Bamford Edge
Route I HS 4b *** 490 18m Wimberry Rocks
Upper Tor Wall HS 4b *** 284 18m Kinder Southern...
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 7305 16m Stanage Popular
Nasal Buttress HS 4b *** 425 16m Dovestones Edge
LAKE DISTRICT
Tophet Wall HS 4b *** 1204 75m • 4 The Napes
Hopkinson's Crack HS 4b *** 117 ? Dow Crag
Rib and Slab Climb HS 4b *** 293 ? Pillar
Revelation HS 4b *** 2133 43m • 2 Raven Crag...
Ardus VS 4b *** 2433 40m • 3 Shepherd’s Crag
Moss Ghyll Grooves VS 4c *** 592 79m • 4 Scafell Crag
The Fang VS 4b *** 689 40m • 2 Gouther Crags
NORTHERN ENGLAND
Parson's Chimney HS 4b *** 659 17m Almscliff
Moonshine HS 4b *** 163 25m Attermire Scar
Main Wall HS 4b *** 456 ? Crag Lough
College Grooves HS 4b *** 77 30m Henhole Crags
SCOTLAND
Cave Route HS 4b *** 640 25m Huntly's Cave
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b *** 1384 185m • 6 Binnein Shuas
Shark Crack HS 4b *** 104 ? Sheigra Sea Cliffs
The Weight HS *** 158 ? Fulmar Wall
Central Crack HS *** 557 45m Red Craig (Glen...
Open Secret HS 4b *** 363 35m Stone Valley Crags
Nirvana Wall HS 4b *** 167 ? Aonach Dubh
Leac Glas HS 4b *** 67 ? Meall Meadhoin
The Talisman (Summer) HS 4a *** 315 100m Ben Macdui -...
Commando Crack HS *** 79 105m • 6 Sgùrr Alasdair
Butterknife HS 4b *** 191 ? Garbh Bheinn
CHANNEL ISLANDS
Hailstone Crack HS 4b *** 95 15m Beauport
NORTHERN IRELAND
Falcon HS 4b *** 165 ? Pigeon Rock
Crooked Chimney (Summer) HS 4b *** 117 69m Slieve Bearnagh
148 stars 55,046 2,110m 105
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