Savouring a repeat of Valkyrie
© Stig, Jul 2005

Undisputed Peak Grit Royalty ticklist

contributed by cheque Apr/21

There are currently an incredible five guidebook sources available for Peak District gritstone trad, with the BMC, Wired, Rockfax, POD and Vertebrate all competing to make this the most heavily-documented climbing area on the planet.

All have their own systems of rating quality and, unsurprisingly, their own opinions of which climbs are the best. But here are the only 22 routes that are given the highest rating* in every guide.

*well, there’s another route that gets five stars in the Vertebrate book but that’s just silly

User Percentage Latest Log
1 Gordon W 45% 30 Sep
2 Hidden 36% 11 Apr
3 Jon Tweedlie 36% 15 Aug
4 pauline_chester 4% 23 Aug

Map of routes in this ticklist

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

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Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Valkyrie VS 4c *** 2995 40m • 2 Roaches Lower Tier
The File VS 4c *** 1640 10m Higgar Tor
The Sloth HVS 5a *** 2013 24m Roaches Upper Tier
Suicide Wall HVS 5b *** 1235 30m • 2 Cratcliffe Tor
Valkyrie HVS 5a *** 2138 20m • 2 Froggatt Edge
The Right Unconquerable HVS 5a *** 3025 16m Stanage Plantation
Congo Corner HVS 5b *** 1368 24m Stanage Popular
Moyer's Buttress E1 5b *** 772 21m Gardom's Edge
Flying Buttress Direct E1 5b *** 2799 16m Stanage Popular
Five Finger Exercise E2 5c *** 585 22m Cratcliffe Tor
Regent Street E2 5c *** 1420 22m Millstone Edge
The Rasp E2 5b *** 715 14m Higgar Tor
Sentinel Crack E3 5c *** 83 17m Chatsworth Edge
Archangel E3 5b *** 344 22m Stanage Plantation
Strapadictomy E5 6b *** 321 9m Froggatt Edge
London Wall E5 6a *** 198 22m Millstone Edge
Beau Geste E7 6c *** 17 14m Froggatt Edge
The Master's Edge E7 6c *** 60 18m Millstone Edge
The End of the Affair E8 6c *** 62 14m Curbar Edge
Gaia E8 6c *** 32 20m Black Rocks
Meshuga E9 6c *** 9 24m Black Rocks
Parthian Shot E10 6c *** - 16m Burbage South Edge
73 e, 66 stars 21,831 435m 25
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