Contributed by Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing Mar/21 - This public hilllist has been seen 3,895 times

To celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Joe Brown Shops in Snowdonia, The International School of Mountaineering (ISM), The Climbers Shop, The Joe Brown Shops and UKC have teamed up to offer you a fantastic summer rock climbing challenge right here in the UK.

In 2021, we challenge you to focus a summers energy exploring these 15 Classic Rock climbs in the Lake District and/or 21 in Snowdonia, enjoying some of the best climbing at the grade; all of which are below VS.

For more details visit the competition page here.


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User Percentage Latest Log
1st Ste Ridd 100% 15 Oct, 2023
2nd manmike 97% 15 Oct, 2023
3rd Spencer Noble 77% 30 Dec, 2023
4th Mike Shamash 69% 2022
5th Hidden 63% 19 Mar, 2022
5th steveboote 63% 18 May, 2023
6th Matt Schwarz 61% 23 Sep, 2023
7th BigHairyIan 58% 15 May, 2022
7th Paul Sagar 58% 13 May, 2023
8th pauldrew 55% 22 Jun, 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

Chris Bonington still climbing at 78. Legend

Little Chamonix
Chris Bonington still climbing at 78. Legend
© Paluchi

great night on napes needle

The Wasdale Crack
great night on napes needle
© tjmillen

"Katie, can you climb Little Chamonix in a dinosaur suit?" "You bet Jurassican!"

Little Chamonix
"Katie, can you climb Little Chamonix in a dinosaur suit?" "You bet Jurassican!"
© Luke Briggs

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

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

Cave pitch, Great Gully, Craig yr Ysfa

Great Gully
Cave pitch, Great Gully, Craig yr Ysfa
© Tim Sparrow

Anna Taylor cruising her way up The Wrinkle on the classic rock round

The Wrinkle
Anna Taylor cruising her way up The Wrinkle on the classic rock round
© Marc Langley

Tread lightly...and take in the view!

Crackstone Rib
Tread lightly...and take in the view!
© Sean Kelly

Crackstone Rib November 1963

Crackstone Rib
Crackstone Rib November 1963
© jcw

The guidebook shot

Troutdale Pinnacle
The guidebook shot
© Adventuring With Mike

Troutdale pinnacle on a perfect autumn day

Troutdale Pinnacle
Troutdale pinnacle on a perfect autumn day
© Pterodactyl

Will Birkett races up the top pitch of Little Chamonix as night falls, the final route of The Lakes Classic Rock Round.

Little Chamonix
Will Birkett races up the top pitch of Little Chamonix as night falls, the final route of The Lakes Classic Rock Round.
© Tom McNally

Eliza and Matt moving together on the upper section of Needle Ridge.

Needle Ridge
Eliza and Matt moving together on the upper section of Needle Ridge.
© Tom McNally

This ticklist is limited to ascents between 12 Apr, 2021 and 31 Oct, 2021

Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
SNOWDONIA
Great Gully S *** 236 267m • 11 Craig Yr Ysfa
Gashed Crag VD ** 1194 190m • 6 Tryfan
Overlapping Ridge Route (First Pinnacle Rib) D ** 1520 150m Tryfan
Grooved Arête HVD 4a *** 4322 230m • 8 Tryfan
Direct Route HVD *** 3560 85m • 5 Tryfan
Pulpit Route VD ** 2263 87m • 5 Tryfan
Direct Route VS 4c *** 832 88m • 7 Glyder Fach
Hope VD *** 4569 135m • 4 Idwal Slabs (aka...
Lazarus S 4a *** 2359 43m • 2 Idwal Slabs (aka...
The Arete VD ** 1261 24m Idwal Slabs (aka...
Grey Slab VS 4b *** 404 81m • 2 Glyder Fawr
Nea VS 4b ** 2090 75m • 4 Clogwyn y Grochan
Crackstone Rib S 4a *** 3660 55m • 3 Carreg Wastad
The Wrinkle VD ** 2037 75m • 3 Carreg Wastad
Flying Buttress VD *** 3098 87m • 6 Dinas Cromlech
Spiral Stairs VD *** 1609 84m Dinas Cromlech
The Cracks HS 4c *** 2378 90m • 5 Dinas Mot
Main Wall HS 4b *** 1650 140m • 6 Cyrn Las (Gyrn Las)
Avalanche/Red Wall/Longlands S 4b ** 679 286m • 12 Y Lliwedd
Creagh Dhu Wall HS 4b *** 1866 65m • 2 Craig y Castell...
Will o' the Wisp HVD *** 503 95m • 6 Craig Cywarch (aka...
THE LAKES
Murray's Route S 4a *** 1084 ? Dow Crag
Ash Tree Slabs VD *** 1717 ? Gimmer Crag
'C' Route S 4b *** 1008 ? Gimmer Crag
Bracket and Slab Climb VS 4b *** 1435 97m • 5 Gimmer Crag
Bowfell Buttress HS 4b *** 1144 110m • 4 Bowfell
Jone's Route Direct from Lord's Rake HS 4b *** 295 ? Scafell Crag
Moss Ghyll Grooves VS 4c *** 654 79m • 4 Scafell Crag
Tophet Wall HS 4b *** 1317 75m • 4 The Napes
Needle Ridge VD *** 1593 114m • 5 The Napes
The Wasdale Crack HS 4c *** 1201 17m • 2 The Napes
Rib and Slab Climb HS 4b *** 321 ? Pillar
New West Climb VD *** 438 ? Pillar
Gillercombe Buttress S 4a *** 1810 ? Gillercombe
Troutdale Pinnacle S *** 3718 105m • 6 Black Crag...
Little Chamonix VD *** 7749 70m • 4 Shepherd’s Crag
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