Contributed by The Ivanator Apr/12 - This public hilllist has been seen 17,111 times

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.

The back of the Central Groove bolt  © DanLear
The back of the Central Groove bolt
© DanLear, Mar 2011

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User Percentage Latest Log
1st Rog Wilko 72% 16 Apr, 2017
2nd alan moore 70% 11 Jul, 2018
2nd Graeme Hammond 70% 27 Aug, 2023
3rd Simon Caldwell 68% 3 Jun, 2023
4th steve prior 64% 28 May, 2020
5th Bob M 62% 30 Apr
6th Dunthemall 60% 28 May, 2016
6th colin milton 60% 11 Sep, 2023
7th Nigel Bond 57% 26 Aug, 2017
7th lithos 57% 21 Sep, 2023

Map of routes in this ticklist

Least routes Most routes

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

Distribution of grades - Trad

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Demo Route

Demo Route
© rhudson

An exhilarating solo of The Devil's Slide, my 400ft intro to Lundy

The Devil's Slide
An exhilarating solo of The Devil's Slide, my 400ft intro to Lundy
© Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH

Jen Oliver on the famous last few moves of Demo Route

Demo Route
Jen Oliver on the famous last few moves of Demo Route
© Luke Carroll

Cardiff University Mountaineering Club enjoying the thrills of sea cliff climbing in Pembrokeshire

Sea Mist
Cardiff University Mountaineering Club enjoying the thrills of sea cliff climbing in Pembrokeshire
© Huw Mithan

Open Secret

Open Secret
© Jon Read

Diedre Sud, Mowing Word - Belayed before a big set came in - how we laughed :-)

Diedre Sud
Diedre Sud, Mowing Word - Belayed before a big set came in - how we laughed :-)
© mattnuttall

Jack's first trad lead of the season is a stonker!

Open Secret
Jack's first trad lead of the season is a stonker!
© funter

The first 'climb to BASE' exit of Tophet Wall.

Tophet Wall
The first 'climb to BASE' exit of Tophet Wall.
© Tom McNally

Tim Rolfe on Sea Mist, Saddle Head, Pembroke

Sea Mist
Tim Rolfe on Sea Mist, Saddle Head, Pembroke
© pencilled in

Sennen Cove…  Demo Route

Demo Route
Sennen Cove… Demo Route
© Marc Elliott

Sprint to the finish

Ardverikie Wall
Sprint to the finish
© william henderson

Tophet wall pitch 1

Tophet Wall
Tophet wall pitch 1
© Brand


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
SOUTH WEST
Doorpost HS 4b *** 3828 67m • 3 Bosigran
Right Angle HS 4b *** 1000 73m • 3 Gurnard's Head
Flannel Avenue HS 4b *** 370 52m • 3 Chair Ladder
Demo Route HS 4b *** 3659 19m • 2 Sennen
Central Groove HS 4b *** 3615 ? • 2 The Dewerstone
Wall Street HS 4b *** 557 32m • 2 Cormorant Ledge
The Devil's Slide HS 4a *** 1488 117m • 5 Lundy
Zelda HS 4b *** 1995 55m • 2 Wintour's Leap
SOUTH WALES
Sea Mist HS 4a ** 2666 30m Saddle Head
Bow-Shaped Slab HS 4b *** 1083 42m Flimston Bay
Diedre Sud HS 4a *** 845 42m Mowing Word
NORTH WALES
Main Wall HS 4b *** 1660 140m • 6 Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
Dives/Better Things HS 4b *** 1551 60m • 2 Dinas Cromlech
Direct Route VS 4c *** 844 88m • 7 Glyder Fach
Manx Wall HS 4b *** 104 55m • 2 Clogwyn Du Ymhen Y...
Christmas Curry / Micah Eliminate HS 4b *** 3384 75m • 3 Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Creagh Dhu Wall HS 4b *** 1879 65m • 2 Craig y Castell...
White Streak/Honeysuckle Corner HS 4b ** 311 ? • 2 Craig Yr Wrysgan
The Cracks HS 4c *** 2422 90m • 5 Dinas Mot
Pinnacle Wall S 4a *** 364 ? Craig Yr Ysfa
PEAK DISTRICT
Brown's Crack HS 4b *** 3052 12m Bamford Edge
Route I HS 4b *** 518 18m Wimberry Rocks
Upper Tor Wall HS 4b *** 303 18m Kinder Southern...
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 8057 16m Stanage Popular
Nasal Buttress HS 4b *** 445 16m Dovestones Edge
LAKE DISTRICT
Tophet Wall HS 4b *** 1347 75m • 4 The Napes
Hopkinson's Crack HS 4b *** 134 ? Dow Crag
Rib and Slab Climb HS 4b *** 325 ? Pillar
Revelation HS 4b *** 2419 43m • 2 Raven Crag...
Ardus VS 4b *** 2666 40m • 3 Shepherd’s Crag
Moss Ghyll Grooves VS 4c *** 659 79m • 4 Scafell Crag
The Fang VS 4b *** 779 40m • 2 Gouther Crags
NORTHERN ENGLAND
Parson's Chimney HS 4b *** 757 17m Almscliff
Moonshine HS 4b *** 191 25m Attermire Scar
Main Wall HS 4b *** 502 ? Crag Lough
College Grooves HS 4b *** 83 30m Henhole Crags
SCOTLAND
Cave Route HS 4b *** 724 25m Huntly's Cave
Ardverikie Wall HS 4b *** 1544 185m • 6 Binnein Shuas
Shark Crack HS 4b *** 124 ? Sheigra Sea Cliffs
The Weight HS *** 182 ? Fulmar Wall
Central Crack HS 4b *** 603 35m Red Craig (Glen...
Open Secret HS 4b *** 452 35m Stone Valley Crags
Nirvana Wall HS 4b *** 190 ? Aonach Dubh
Leac Glas HS 4b *** 72 ? Meall Meadhoin
The Talisman (Summer) HS 4a *** 357 100m • 3 Ben Macdui -...
Commando Crack HS *** 90 105m • 6 Sgùrr Alasdair
Butterknife HS 4b *** 199 ? Garbh Bheinn
CHANNEL ISLANDS
Hailstone Crack HS 4b *** 113 15m Beauport
NORTHERN IRELAND
Falcon HS 4b *** 170 ? Pigeon Rock
Crooked Chimney (Summer) HS 4b *** 129 69m Slieve Bearnagh
148 stars 60,811 2,100m 107
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