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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% 12 May, 2021
2 Jon Tweedlie 40% 4 Aug
3 Hidden 31% 10 Oct, 2021
4 paulinepavlova 9% 26 Jun
5 Hidden 4% 1 Jan

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 *** 3135 40m • 2 Roaches Lower Tier
The File VS 4c *** 1786 10m Higgar Tor
The Sloth HVS 5a *** 2113 24m Roaches Upper Tier
Suicide Wall HVS 5b *** 1307 30m • 2 Cratcliffe Tor
Valkyrie HVS 5a *** 2273 20m • 2 Froggatt Edge
The Right Unconquerable HVS 5a *** 3204 16m Stanage Plantation
Congo Corner HVS 5b *** 1462 24m Stanage Popular
Moyer's Buttress E1 5b *** 821 21m Gardom's Edge
Flying Buttress Direct E1 5b *** 2980 16m Stanage Popular
Five Finger Exercise E2 5c *** 609 22m Cratcliffe Tor
Regent Street E2 5c *** 1503 22m Millstone Edge
The Rasp E2 5b *** 740 14m Higgar Tor
Sentinel Crack E3 5c *** 86 17m Chatsworth Edge
Archangel E3 5b *** 360 22m Stanage Plantation
Strapadictomy E5 6b *** 330 9m Froggatt Edge
London Wall E5 6a *** 211 22m Millstone Edge
Beau Geste E7 6c *** 23 14m Froggatt Edge
The Master's Edge E7 6c *** 65 18m Millstone Edge
The End of the Affair E8 6c *** 68 14m Curbar Edge
Gaia E8 6c *** 32 20m Black Rocks
Meshuga E9 6c *** 9 24m Black Rocks
Parthian Shot E10 6c *** 1 16m Burbage South Edge
73 e, 66 stars 23,118 435m 25
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