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© Chris Manasseh, Aug 2017

The 100 Best UK VS routes? ticklist

contributed by The Ivanator Feb/11

Includes all 16 VS ticks from Classic and Hard Rock and adds another 84 to make a round 100. List compiled and selected from a wealth of contributions from UKC regulars via the Forums. Enjoy!

A few are not graded VS in the UKC logbooks, but are generally accepted as VS.

User Percentage Latest Log
1 Steve Lenartowicz 69% 8 May, 2017
2 Martin Bennett 69% 8 Sep, 2021
3 Hidden 68% 16 Apr, 2021
4 Hidden 68% 6 Aug
5 alan moore 64% 6 Jul
6 Bob M 61% 1 Jul, 2021
7 Hidden 57% 3 Jun
8 Hidden 57% 5 Aug
9 Graham Westbrook 56% 11 Jun
10 mattkemp70 56% 16 Jul

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
Benny A1 *** 151 50m • 3 The Promenade
Little Brown Jug VS 5a *** 2324 66m • 3 Bosigran
Anvil Chorus VS 4c *** 1600 54m • 5 Bosigran
Diocese VS 5a *** 853 56m • 4 Chair Ladder
South Face Direct VS 4c *** 1155 59m • 4 Chair Ladder
Wreckers' Slab VS 4b ** 685 115m • 3 Cornakey Cliff
Lost Horizon VS 5a *** 1436 40m Baggy Point
Kinkyboots VS 4c * 853 61m • 2 Baggy Point
Albion VS 4c *** 746 107m • 4 Lundy
Diamond Solitaire VS 4c ** 549 40m • 2 Lundy
Inkerman Groove VS 4c *** 1184 35m Chudleigh Rocks -...
Whitt VS 4c *** 1002 37m • 2 Symonds Yat
The Angel's Girdle VS 5a *** 246 110m • 4 Wintour's Leap
Piton Route VS 4c ** 1070 58m • 3 Avon Gorge (Main...
Climbers' Club Ordinary VS 4b ** 1033 52m • 3 The Dewerstone
Osiris VS 4c *** 772 36m Fall Bay to Mewslade
Blue Sky VS 4b *** 1255 56m • 2 Saddle Head
Armorican VS 4c *** 1741 36m Caerfai Bay
Curving Crack VS 4c ** 277 66m • 3 Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Longland's Climb VS 4c ** 332 126m • 5 Clogwyn Du'r Arddu...
Sabre Cut VS 4c *** 1474 55m • 2 Dinas Cromlech
Direct Route VS 5b *** 1671 74m • 4 Dinas Mot
Belle Vue Bastion VS 4c ** 510 48m • 2 Tryfan
Kirkus's Route VS 4c ** 468 ? Craig Yr Ogof (Cwm...
Doom VS 4c *** 92 ? Craig Cywarch (aka...
Mur y Niwl VS 4c *** 418 ? Craig Yr Ysfa
Oxine VS 4c *** 492 ? Clogwyn y Wenallt
One Step in the Clouds VS 4c *** 4393 69m • 4 Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Green Light VS 4c *** 19 ? Smurf Zawn
Kinberg VS 4c *** 201 18m Pinfold Area
Nea VS 4b ** 1868 75m • 4 Clogwyn y Grochan
Grey Slab VS 4b *** 373 81m • 2 Glyder Fawr
Mississippi Buttress Direct VS 4c *** 4768 22m Stanage Popular
Valkyrie VS 4c *** 3132 40m • 2 Roaches Lower Tier
Tower Face VS 5a *** 266 18m Laddow
The Mall VS 4c *** 2847 22m Millstone Edge
Ten Craters of Wisdom VS 5a *** 473 32m • 2 Dovedale
Bachelor's Climb VS 4c *** 532 28m Hen Cloud
Phoenix Climb VS 4c *** 616 26m Shining Clough
Fairy Nuff VS 4c *** 233 18m Standing Stones
The File VS 4c *** 1784 10m Higgar Tor
Topsail VS 4c ** 3744 12m Birchen Edge
Central Climb VS 4c *** 1215 38m • 3 Hen Cloud
Via Dolorosa VS 4c *** 1638 32m Roaches Lower Tier
Hargreaves' Original VS 4c *** 6199 18m Stanage Popular
Chee Tor Girdle VS 5a *** 582 ? • 4 Chee Dale Lower
Eliminate 'A' VS 4c *** 1202 ? • 6 Dow Crag
Murray's Direct VS 4c *** 584 ? Dow Crag
North West Arete VS 4b *** 1157 ? Gimmer Crag
'F' Route VS 4c *** 1054 ? Gimmer Crag
Haste Not VS 4c *** 749 ? White Ghyll
Botterill's Slab VS 4c *** 691 87m • 3 Scafell Crag
Mickledore Grooves VS 5a *** 302 67m • 2 Scafell East...
North-West Climb VS 4b *** 136 ? Pillar
Adam VS 5a *** 1761 ? Shepherd’s Crag
Eagle Front VS 4c *** 282 150m • 8 Eagle Crag...
Overhanging Bastion HVS 5a *** 884 ? Castle Rock of...
Square Chimney/Medusa Wall Combination VS 4c *** 166 ? Esk Buttress (Dow...
Jean Jeanie VS 4c *** 1791 25m Trowbarrow
The Crack VS 4c *** 1103 ? Gimmer Crag
Engineer's Slabs VS 4c *** 378 60m • 2 Gable Crag
The Night Watch VS 4b *** 393 ? Whitestone Cliffe
Frankland's Green Crack VS 4c *** 767 18m Almscliff
Arête Direct VS 4c *** 169 ? Simon’s Seat
Birch Tree Wall VS 4c *** 1558 15m Brimham Rocks
Tacitation VS 5a *** 1270 ? Kyloe Crag (Kyloe...
Pinnacle Face VS 4c *** 498 ? Crag Lough
Marcher Lord VS 5a *** 359 ? Berryhill
Original Route VS 5a *** 817 70m • 4 Old Man of Stoer
The Edge VS 4c *** 277 45m • 2 Loudoun Hill
Proud Corner VS 4c *** 701 ? Red Craig (Glen...
Grooved Arête VS 4b ** 178 90m • 3 Buachaille Etive Mor
The Mousetrap (Summer) VS 4c *** 190 ? Broad Cairn - Creag...
Scabbard (Summer) VS 4c *** 135 105m • 3 Ben Macdui -...
King Bee VS 5a *** 510 ? • 2 Creag Dubh...
Fallout Corner (Summer) VS 4b ** 386 ? • 2 Cairn Gorm - Cairn...
Phantom Slab VS 4c *** 410 60m • 3 Polldubh Crags,...
Damnation VS 4c ** 658 30m Polldubh Crags,...
Spartan Slab VS 4c *** 930 ? • 6 Beinn Trilleachan...
Sword of Gideon VS 4c ** 399 125m • 4 Sgurr a' Chaorachain
Black Pig VS 4c *** 134 ? Reiff - Roinn a'...
Black Gold VS 4c *** 253 ? Reiff - Roinn a'...
Pain Pillar VS 4c *** 1803 25m Hawkcraig
Fionn Buttress VS 4c *** 128 240m • 11 Carnmore Crag
Whether Wall VS 4c ** 231 ? The Cobbler
Whither Whether VS 4b *** 313 40m The Cobbler
Jamie Jampot VS 4c *** 464 ? Suidhe Biorach
Shangri-La VS 4c *** 81 ? Sron na Ciche
Grand Diedre VS 4c *** 62 ? Thearlaich-Dubh...
Perfect Groove VS 4c *** 27 45m Eshaness Lighthouse
The Groove VS 5a *** 1039 30m Polney Crag (Craig...
The Long Climb VS *** 115 420m • 11 Ben Nevis
The Chasm (Summer) VS *** 210 450m • 16 Buachaille Etive Mor
The Clean Sweep VS 4c *** 620 185m • 4 Hell's Lum
South Ridge Direct VS 5a *** 677 ? • 13 Cir Mhor
The Great Prow HVS 5a * 76 85m • 5 Bla Bheinn
Groove Armada VS 4c *** 107 35m Sarclet
The Fence VS 4c *** 476 ? Fair Head
Girona VS 5a *** 459 ? • 2 Fair Head
Agag's Wall VS 4b *** 151 ? Lower Cove
281 stars 89,543 4,498m 246
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