Contributed by Flavio Aug/15 - This public hilllist has been seen 14,390 times

Lists some of the best UK cracks in width/difficulty order from fingers, hands, fists to offwidths as recommended by the Wideboyz articles. The E grade usually stands for 'Effort' on many of these, especially the offwidths. Bonus points for not using tape.

Jim cruising Fool's Gold.  © Josh Willett
Jim cruising Fool's Gold.
© Josh Willett

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Map of routes in this ticklist

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

Distribution of grades - Trad

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

The File, Sunset Solo

The File
The File, Sunset Solo
© Dan Arkle

Comes the Dervish E35c

Comes the Dervish
Comes the Dervish E35c
© Sean Kelly

Dan McCool onsighting Atomic Hot Rod (E5 6b), Dinas Cromlech

Atomic Hot Rod
Dan McCool onsighting Atomic Hot Rod (E5 6b), Dinas Cromlech
© Andy Reeve

London Wall

London Wall
© Will Rupp

Stu soloing the File on Higgar Tor, before finding out the downclimb was covered in ice!

The File
Stu soloing the File on Higgar Tor, before finding out the downclimb was covered in ice!
© Simon Richardson

Goliath

Goliath
© Will Rupp

Elder Crack - a big wide , Curbar crack!

Elder Crack
Elder Crack - a big wide , Curbar crack!
© Jessie leong

American Josh on London Wall

London Wall
American Josh on London Wall
© Niall Grimes

Comes the Dervish (E3 5c)

Comes the Dervish
Comes the Dervish (E3 5c)
© Kafoozalem

Autumnal millstone

London Wall
Autumnal millstone
© jethro kiernan

London Wall

London Wall
© Mr Lopez

Stu Littlefair struggling up Curbar's Elder Crack, E2 5b.

Elder Crack
Stu Littlefair struggling up Curbar's Elder Crack, E2 5b.
© Simon Richardson


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
FINGER CRACKS
Christmas Layback HS 4b * 25 ? Hawkswick Crag
Once Pegged Wall VS 5a * 1202 10m Lawrencefield
Wind Wall HVS 5a * 679 10m Sheeps Tor
Jabberwock HVS 5b ** 104 ? Gable Crag
Supra Direct HVS 5b * 749 20m Millstone Edge
Gomorrah E1 5b ** 253 12m Running Hill Pits
Embankment 3 E1 5b *** 2646 26m • 2 Millstone Edge
Fool's Gold E1 5c ** 3180 25m Bus Stop Quarry
Meirionydd E1 6a ** 477 ? Craig Pant Ifan...
Elgin's Crack E2 5c *** 1113 12m Limekilns
Sandy Crack E2 5c *** 54 ? Sandy Crag
Orang-outang E2 5c *** 480 12m Stanage North
First Blood E2 5c *** 935 36m St. Govan's...
Boulevard E3 6a ** 432 18m Lawrencefield
Snicker Snack E3 5c *** 90 ? Gable Crag
Twikker E3 5c *** 278 28m Millstone Edge
Comes the Dervish E3 5c *** 1248 40m Vivian Quarry
The Asp E3 6a *** 467 12m Stanage Popular
Saville Street E3 6a *** 186 28m Millstone Edge
Jolly Roger E3 6a *** 173 55m • 2 Fair Head
Cream E4 6a *** 470 ? • 4 Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Tea for Two E4 6a *** 104 20m Millstone Edge
Chisel E4 6a *** 210 ? Cambusbarron West...
London Wall E5 6a *** 258 22m Millstone Edge
Goosey Goosey Gander E5 6a *** 80 12m Stanage North
Milky Way E6 6b *** 21 20m Ilkley (Cow and...
Pretty Girls Make Graves E6 6b *** 96 ? Gravestones/ Hidden...
HAND CRACKS
Heather Wall HVD 3b *** 6742 16m Froggatt Edge
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 8134 16m Stanage Popular
Central Groove HS 4b *** 4078 ? • 2 The Dewerstone
Mutiny Crack HS 4b *** 3170 10m Burbage North
Amazon Crack HS 4b *** 2823 12m Burbage North
The File VS 4c *** 2080 10m Higgar Tor
Thrug VS 5a ** 333 8m Roaches Skyline
Terrazza Crack HVS 5b *** 1051 12m Stanage North
Dexterity E1 5b ** 1870 20m Millstone Edge
Crack of Gloom E1 5b ** 87 20m Roaches Lower Tier
Coronation Crack 6b+ 5c *** 54 ? High Rocks
Tufted Crack E1 5c ** 674 14m Ilkley (Cow and...
Ferdinand E2 5b *** 158 ? Clogwyn y Wenallt
Grond E2 5b ** 237 ? Dinas Cromlech
Charming Crack E2 5c ** 121 9m Brimham Rocks
The Overhanging Crack E2 5c *** 395 ? Bowden Doors
Neb Direct E4 6a ** 74 ? Craig Bwlch y Moch...
Reticent Mass Murderer E4 6b *** 26 8m Cratcliffe Tor
Atomic Hot Rod E5 6b ** 14 ? Dinas Cromlech
Street Fighting Years E7 6c *** - 37m • 3 Blackers Hole
FIST CRACKS
Small Crack VD * 2224 8m Stanage Popular
Tango Crack VD * 3308 14m Stanage North
Boot Crack HVD * 1032 8m Stanage Popular
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress Direct HS 4a *** 4466 22m Stanage Popular
Straight Crack HS 4b * 1172 12m Stanage North
Bird's Nest Crack HS 4b ** 3277 10m Almscliff
Straight Crack VS 4c ** 1219 20m Stanage Popular
Fern Crack VS 5a *** 1633 16m Stanage Plantation
Green Crack VS 4c * 500 10m Stanage Popular
Fist Crack VS 5a ** 110 11m Deer Gallows
Climbers' Club Direct HVS 5a *** 951 50m • 2 The Dewerstone
Shaftesbury Avenue HVS 5b * 384 20m Millstone Edge
The Vice E1 5b ** 298 10m Stanage North
Imposition E2 5b ** 62 8m Ramshaw Rocks
Centaur E2 5c * 69 8m Stanage Plantation
Sentinel Crack E3 5c *** 94 17m Chatsworth Edge
Anthrax E3 6a ** 11 14m Hen Cloud
Harvest E4 6b ** 42 4m Stanage North
OFFWIDTHS
Fat Man's Misery S 3c * 73 ? Burbage South Edge
Crewcut VS 4c ** 405 22m Millstone Edge
Every Man's Misery VS 5a * 116 6m Burbage South Edge
Nursery Crack HVS 5c * 82 6m Stanage North
Botterill's Crack HVS 5a * 109 12m Ilkley (Cow and...
Come Inside 5.9 ** 5 22m Rainbow Slab Area
Blue Light's Crack E1 5b ** 62 16m Wimberry Rocks
Left Eliminate E1 5c ** 373 11m Curbar Edge
Delilah E1 5b ** 47 18m Pule Hill Rocks
Elder Crack E2 5b *** 763 18m Curbar Edge
Right Eliminate E3 5c *** 240 17m Curbar Edge
Ramshaw Crack E4 6a *** 109 12m Ramshaw Rocks
Liquid Armbar E4 6a ** 8 ? Gideon Quarries...
Fear of Infection E4 6a *** 43 15m Clogwyn Mawr Cwmglas
Goliath E4 6a *** 198 10m Burbage South Edge
Gigglin' Crack E6 6c *** 35 10m Brimham Rocks
Gobbler's Roof E7 6c * 2 ? Harborough Rocks
150 e, 188 stars 71,653 1,067m 91
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