Hard Rock

This table is a list of the routes in the coffee table book Hard Rock by Ken Wilson along with details of my ascents of them. Ken probably didn’t set out to provide a list for puerile tickers to aim for. Indeed his stated aim was to provide a snapshot of the best of what Britain had to offer and to encourage climbers to try different areas. The latter was because many climbing scenes were localised and parochial: N. Wales and the Peak in particular.

Click the route name for an information page on the route.

There are links to any trip reports or photos in the notes column. The table is colour coded: Standard striped = Not done it; green = done it; dark blue = tried it.

Chap Route and Crag Grade Date Notes (and links)

Routes by Grade
Grade Count

Routes done by Area
Area Total Done Remaining

Routes done byYear
Year Count