Contributed by The Ivanator Jan/16 - This public hilllist has been seen 4,381 times

An attempt to identify the best UK routes in the Rockfax "Orange Spot" zone of F5a - F6a+. Chosen following Forum discussion, and scouring the UKC logbooks/voting for gems. Quality has been the main criteria for the choices, but there is an attempt to achieve some geographical spread to the routes as well.

Send then desend  © paulhurrell
Send then desend
© paulhurrell, Aug 2020

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Map of routes in this ticklist

Least routes Most routes

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

Distribution of grades - Sport

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Gerwyn Roberts on  "Plastic Soldier" Dinorwig Quarry - 6a

Plastic Soldier
Gerwyn Roberts on "Plastic Soldier" Dinorwig Quarry - 6a
© HeddFWilliams

unknown climber on Pregnant Pause, Portland

Pregnant Pause
unknown climber on Pregnant Pause, Portland
© sebf

John Maskell climbing the superb flowstone of Slings Shot (F5), Blacknor North, Dorset.

Slings Shot
John Maskell climbing the superb flowstone of Slings Shot (F5), Blacknor North, Dorset.
© AndyStripp

Enjoyable exposure and some winter sun.

Pregnant Pause
Enjoyable exposure and some winter sun.
© Ben.o.neill

Chasing the tide at Coastguard South on Portland

Xavier's Wall
Chasing the tide at Coastguard South on Portland
© Mark Glaister - Assistant Editor

Plastic soldier

Plastic Soldier
Plastic soldier
© groundupbobman

Making the reach

Sharp Practice
Making the reach
© Caspar

Ardvorlich Sports Crag

The Groove
Ardvorlich Sports Crag
© magpie

Pregnant Pause.

Pregnant Pause
Pregnant Pause.
© mikehenesy

Lovely climb, amazing position

Plastic Soldier
Lovely climb, amazing position
© Karl

Taking a breather

Pregnant Pause
Taking a breather
© badwabbit

Marcus on 'Lazy Days and Summer Haze' at Battleship, F6a+

Lazy Days and Summer Haze
Marcus on 'Lazy Days and Summer Haze' at Battleship, F6a+
© Pete Scott


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
PORTLAND
Slings Shot 5a *** 3167 22m Blacknor North
Reptile Smile 6a+ *** 2542 22m Blacknor North
Shit Happens, Actually 6a ** 1512 20m Blacknor Central
Pregnant Pause 6a+ *** 1599 26m Blacknor Central
Go With the Flow 6a ** 654 22m Blacknor Central
Lazy Days and Summer Haze 6a+ ** 959 18m Battleship Edge
Stalker's Zone 6a+ *** 898 28m Wallsend South
The Man Who Never Found Himself 6a+ ** 604 23m Coastguard North
Xavier's Wall 6a *** 564 24m Coastguard South
Coming of Age 6a ** 370 24m Coastguard South
Consommé 6a+ ** 1885 17m The Cuttings
For Michèle 6a ** 351 ? The Cuttings
SOUTH WEST ENGLAND
Unseen Ripples of the Pebble 6b *** 1085 20m Winspit
Supercalorific 6a+ *** 363 20m Churston Quarries
Sunshine 6a * 304 60m • 2 Anstey's Cove
More To Share 6a+ *** 347 25m The Perch Quarry
Still Nice and Still Sleazy 6a+ *** 1036 32m Wintour's Leap
SOUTH & CENTRAL WALES
Hung Over 6a+ **** 112 15m Third Sister to...
Southeast Wall 6a+ *** 320 18m Third Sister to...
Lemon Soul 6a *** 453 ? Rhossili Beach
Dawson's Corner 5a *** 235 ? Rhossili Beach
Don't Jis on my Sofa 6a+ *** 69 ? • 2 Barland Quarry
Nevermind 6a ** 89 25m Craig Cnwch
The Plumb 5b ** 525 ? Gilwern
NORTH WALES
Borderline 6a+ *** 933 12m Trevor Quarry
Plastic Soldier 6a ** 1147 40m Australia
We no speak Americano! 6a ** 129 30m • 2 California
The Horsin' Around Finish 6a+ ** 376 ? Rainbow Slab Area
Tricky Fruitbat 6a+ ** 298 20m Fedw Fawr
Route 1 5a *** 3435 19m Castle Inn Quarry
Skin Game 6a+ ** 563 20m Lower Pen Trwyn
NORTHERN ENGLAND
School's Out 6a+ ** 2413 20m Horseshoe Quarry
Coral Seas 6a *** 1332 18m Harpur Hill Quarry
Bonhomie 6a+ *** 695 ? Giggleswick South
Wheels On Fire 6a+ *** 1048 21m Robin...
Inertia Syndrome Revisited 6a+ ** 582 21m Robin...
Silver Buttons 6a+ *** 90 45m • 2 Langcliffe Quarry
Blencathra Badger 5c *** 491 27m Bram Crag Quarry
The Sunshine Gang 6a *** 340 30m Bram Crag Quarry
Fisherman's Friend 5c ** 223 ? St. Bees Head
SCOTLAND
Silence of the Clams 5c *** 58 ? Arbroath
The Deil's Heid 5c *** 138 15m Arbroath
Sharp Practice 6a ** 212 ? Cambus O'May...
Tale of the Tape 6a+ *** 148 ? Elephant Rock
The Groove 6a *** 131 15m Ardvorlich
The Fly 6a+ ** 374 15m Moy Rock (Dingwall)
Corvus 5c ** 740 22m Moy Rock (Dingwall)
Above The Line 6a ** 132 ? Creag Bheag (The...
Tain Spotting 6a ** 258 ? Creag Bheag (The...
Double Jointed 5c *** 113 52m • 2 Creag Mhor (The...
127 stars 36,442 903m 55
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