The Hardest Trad Routes in the World

A list of all the trad routes E10 or harder that have currently been climbed, including details of the first ascent.

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58 entries on the list.

Climb Grade First Ascent
1 Bon Voyage E12 James Pearson, Between 1st Jan 2023 and 9th Feb 2023
2 Rhapsody E11 Dave MacLeod, 9th Apr 2006
3 Meltdown E11 Beth Rodden, 14th Feb 2008
4 The Recovery Drink E11 Nicolas Favresse, 22nd May 2013
5 Power Ranger E11 James Pearson, 2017
6 Nothing Lasts E11 Franco Cookson, 9th Apr 2017
7 Tribe E11 Jacopo Larcher, Mar 2019
8 Immortal E11 Franco Cookson, 17th Apr 2021
9 Lexicon E11 Neil Gresham, 4th Sep 2021
10 The Best Things In Life Are Free E11 William Moss, 12th Mar 2023
11 Crown Royale E11 Pete Whittaker, Between 23rd Sep 2023 and 28th Sep 2023
12 Equilibrium E10 Ben Moon, 1993
13 Magic Line E10 Ron Kauk, 6th Dec 1996
14 Widdop Wall E10 John Dunne, 1998
15 Equilibrium E10 Neil Bentley, 24th Feb 2000
16 Doctor Dolittle E10 John Arran, 2001
17 Bellavista E10 Alex Huber, 18th Jul 2001
18 A Moment of Clarity E10 John Gaskins, Feb 2006
19 To Hell and Back E10 Dave MacLeod, 24th Jul 2007
20 The Human Skewer Direct E10 Mark Edwards, Aug 2007
21 Direquiem E10 Sonnie Trotter, 6th May 2008
22 Echo Wall E10 Dave MacLeod, 28th Jul 2008
23 Viceroy E10 Matt Wilder, 2009
24 Smart Went Crazy E10 Matt Segal, Mar 2009
25 Die by the Drop E10 Dave MacLeod, Nov 2010
26 Century Crack E10 Pete Whittaker, Nov 2011
27 Century Crack E10 Tom Randall, Nov 2011
28 Magic Mushroom E10 Justin Sjong, 2012
29 Magic Mushroom E10 Tommy Caldwell, 2012
30 Too Big to Flail E10 Alex Honnold, 15th Jan 2012
31 The Bull E10 Jeremy Smith, May 2013
32 Hold Fast, Hold True E10 Julian Lines, Jun 2013
33 Parthian Shot E10 Ben Bransby, Nov 2013
34 Sleepy Hollow E10 Pete Whittaker, 8th Dec 2013
35 The Pura Pura E10 Tom Randall, 2014
36 The Bigger Baron E10 Pete Whittaker, 31st Mar 2014
37 Choronzon E10 Neil Mawson, 21st Sep 2014
38 Stranger Than Fiction E10 Mason Earle, 2015
39 Blackbeard's Tears E10 Ethan Pringle, 2016
40 Le Voyage E10 James Pearson, 2017
41 Into the Sun E10 Bernd Zangerl, Aug 2017
42 En Passant E10 Nathan Hadley, 1st May 2019
43 GreatNess Wall E10 Steve McClure, 27th May 2019
44 Crown Duel E10 Pete Whittaker, Aug 2019
45 Mind Riot E10 Dave MacLeod, Oct 2019
46 Final Score E10 Neil Gresham, Sep 2020
47 Hard Cheese E10 Craig Matheson, 28th May 2021
48 Prisoners of the Sun E10 James Taylor, 8th Jun 2021
49 What we do in the Shadows E10 Robbie Phillips, 5th Oct 2021
50 The Great Rift E10 Tom Randall, Nov 2021
51 The Great Rift E10 Pete Whittaker, Nov 2021
52 The Sandman E10 Franco Cookson, 8th Apr 2022
53 El Boulder del Pedal E10 Ignacio Mulero, Feb 2023
54 Coldfinger E10 Gordon Lennox, 17th Feb 2023
55 Magical Thinking E10 Mathew Wright, Jul 2023
56 Eigerdosis E10 Pete Whittaker, Aug 2023
57 Black Thistle E10 Mathew Wright, 18th Aug 2023
58 A Denti Stretti E10 -