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Julian Heath, The Spider, 8a, SirPlum buttress, Cheedale © chris fox

Crag features

The area Chee Dale Upper covers all the Chee Dale crags that would usually be approach from the Topley Pike (west) end of the dale. This includes everything from Blatant and Blackwell Halt, down through the Embankment and Two Tier to Nettle Buttress and the Nook.

Approach notes

The revised access routes are:

  • Plum Buttress – Access from the railway traditionally crossed the scree slopes to the right of the buttress - this has now changed. Access is now via the obvious new stile directly beneath the crag, avoiding the ecologically sensitive scree. Descent from the buttress (if not completely topping-out) should be via the gully on the left-hand side.
  • The 2nd and 3rd Lifts – Descent to these crags can be achieved by abseiling down the small gully (marked by a cluster of small ash trees) next to the obvious feature of ‘Ragged Arête.’ Caution - this descent contains loose rock. An easier approach is down the DWT marked gully, which gives access to the 3rd Lift (on the left if facing outwards).
  • Moving Buttress – Descend the DWT marked gully, past the Pinnacle, to below the Western end of the buttress.
  • Long Wall – Access is by continuing at the junction past Mad Dogs area (Two Tier "right") and the gully approach as for the upper tier.
  • Two-Tier Buttress – Access to the Lower Tier is via the weir at the left end of the crag. Access to the upper tier is detailed in the BMC Wye Valley guidebook – ascend the easy gully right of the Mad Dogs section and descend via the ‘Sibser’ abseil.  If abseiling from the Upper Tier to the Lower Tier, most parties choose to descend below ‘Reward’. Do not abseil from any point further West than an obvious tree stump with a bolted abseil station behind it – the wet gully bordering the crag has significant ecological importance.
  • Nettle Buttress – Cross the river directly below the crag via a fishermen’s weir. Alternatively, if the river is in spate, access the crag just above the river via a path joining the Monsal Trail. This should be considered a last option due to the sensitive floral assemblage in this riverside habitat.

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Peak Limestone

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This crag has been rebolted with P bolts and the dodgy krabs at the top replaced with malons. The time & money spent on this crag has really turned it around for me as the danger of some of the ab stations ruined the overall feel. Well done that man!! As for the climbing... its deceptively pumpy and on solid rock as far as blasted quarries go. Pretty much well worth the visit!
John_Warner - 05/Nov/07
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Blatant Buttress 
2For the Good of the Cause5a 37
3Chug, Chug, Chug6b  
4Close to the Edge6a+ *56
5Every Breath You Take6b+ *9
6Eye Catching Cod Piece6b+ *16
7Pipistrelle6a *52
8Rave On6a 23
9Chill Out6a+ *42
10Feel the Beat6b *29
11Emission Control7a+ *5
12Wobbly Wheels7b * 
13Good Vibrations7a+ *4
14Loco-Motion7a *2
15Love is a Swallow6a+ 18
16The Runaway Train6a+ 5
17Came Down the Track6b 5
18One Track Offensive6a 7
19Burning Rails5c 8
 Blackwell Halt 
21Byte Size6b 2
22Ernie6c+ 3
23Defrag6c 5
24A Soldier's Diary6c 2
25Anoraks and Trainspotters6b 8
26Micro-nerd6b+ 5
27Nerd the Absurd6b 5
28Micro-chip6c+ 15
29Modem6a *52
30C.D. RompE2 5c *1
31The Arapahoe Connection6b+ **84
32Hard Drive6b+ *46
33Megabyte6b *61
34Gopherspace6b *73
35Windows 956b **229
36Falling Irons
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6b *85
37Falling Icons6b *4
38She got the Bosch, I got drilled6b *57
39Waste Bin6b *105
40The Hacker6b+ *20
41E-mail6b 35
42She Mail6b 4
43No Mail6a 23
44Surfing the Net6c  
 The Sidings 
46Glaswegian Kiss7c+ *2
47Strawberry Kiss7b *2
48Spank Me Senseless with a Wet Herring
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VD  
49Kick the Bucket
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E2 5b 2
50Humiliation
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7a 1
51Get Down and Bark, Bitch
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6b 1
52Up the CreekE5 6a  
53Hupsters7a+ *5
54Fizzy6c+ *22
55SleepersHVS 5a 14
56Lust in the DustE1 5b 6
57Platonic DesireE1 5c *6
58Spring is HereHVS 5a 5
59Firefly
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HVS 4c 2
60I Drink Therefore I AmE4 6b *9
61The Dukes of HazardE5 6c *3
62County TimeE3 5c  
63A Touch Too MuchE1 5b 6
64Puffing BillyVS 4b **45
65A Sign of the TimesVS 4c 14
66Sprint StartE1 5a *30
67Lethal DoseE3 6b *22
68Fame But No FortuneE2 5c 15
69Fireman's FrolicD 5
70Visible Void *E1 5a 1
71Unzipping the Wild Physique
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4c 4
72Attack the GhostHVS 5a 1
73Bone and GlobeHVS 5a 2
74Crowd Burst
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HVS 4c 2
 The Embankment 
76Rampant
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S 4
77The World According to Tommy Trout6c+ 4
78Hungry Eyes7a+ **163
79Beef It7b *93
80Secret Gudgeon Society7b **71
81Stone the Loach7c **112
82Mind of a Turbot7b *103
83The Man Who Fell to Earth6c+ *189
84Arachonothera
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6b *198
85Arachonothera Direct6b+ *237
86Prawnography6c *237
87Bream in Black7a+ *214
88Breamtime7a+ *96
89The Barracuda Bass Sound7a+ *74
90Pump Up The Bass7a+ 9
91No Hiding Plaice7a+ **102
92Sturgeon in the Cupboard7c **129
93Whiting on the Wall7c 2
94The Black WidowE1 5b 2
95Silence of the Clams7a *15
96Over the Rainbow Trout6c+ *34
97Future Paradox
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E3 6a  
98Night of the Guppy7b *8
99Lamprey on Ice7a+ 4
100The Red SpiderE3 5c  
101The Zander Welfare Club7b *1
102Red Snapper Meets the Dog Fish7a+ *3
103Name That Tuna7b+ *1
104Garfish Serenade7a+ 2
105The Open SecretE5 6b *6
106Fragile EarthE5 6b  
107Something Fishy7c  
108Fishing Without a Licence7c **8
109Barefoot in a Pool of Sharks7b+ **6
110Kiss the Mackerel7c *1
111The Life of a Stickleback7b+ 1
112Minnows as a Substitute for White Bait6c *4
 Max Wall 
114Mix and Match6a 29
115Maximum Potential6a 11
116Maxi
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HVS 5a 1
117Pepsi Max6c+ 10
118Max FactorE2 5b *10
119Max Head Room7a **285
120Max WallE5 6a *9
121Max Pax 'em In7a **284
122Max 'is Wall6c **282
123Lunatic Fringe6c+ *147
124Black MaxE1 5b 9
125Max Pact6b *512
126Max Pact Indirect6a+ *137
127The Max Works6c+ **210
128Max to the Wall7a+ **170
129Incandescent Courage
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E6 6a * 
130Max-a-Million7b *38
131AfterlifeE6 6b * 
132Maxonomy7a+ *19
133Max Museum7b **51
134Maxwell House7b+ *9
135Rough Justice7c *6
136A Bigger Max7b+ *1
137The Max They Love To Hate7b 1
138Dream Thief7a+ 3
139Orgasimus Maximus
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HVS 5a  
140Tyrannosaurus MaxE3 5c *7
141MaxativeE3 5c  
142Let the Max Increase7b 1
143Krankius Maximus7b+ 1
144Max's MumE3 6a  
145Maxing Around7a+  
146Maximuscle7b+ * 
147Micromax
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E3 6a  
148Dinosaurs Don't Max
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E4 6b 1
149Value Added Max
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E4 6b  
150Max Museum StartV3 **1
 The Nook 
152Perverted Mind
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E2 5c 2
153Fuck Pig
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E2 5c 3
154Eddy's First
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E2 6a  
155The Dukes of Earl (Grey)7c 1
156Michael Foot Jam7c+ **3
157A Cure for Foot Jams7b+ *2
158A Cure For Arapiles7b+  
159Kalymnos 8a7a+ *4
160Santiano7a+ **12
161The Mighty Wind7b+ * 
162Rock Umbrella7b *2
163The Storm7b+ *9
164A Bit of Nookie8a+ *3
165The Lockless Monster7c+ **31
166Theoria8a+ *3
167There's Life in the Old Log Yet7c * 
168Z.G.S.
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E3 6b  
169New Enemies
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E3 6b 2
170Powerplay
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E3 6b  
171Zebedee Gets Syphilis
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E3 6b 1
172Phil's RouteE2 5c **2
 Nettle Buttress 
174Personal Voyage7a  
175Back to Basics
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6c+  
176Totonic
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7a+  
177Snail Mail6b 1
178Schickster groove
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E1 5c  
179Harmonious Harmonica6c  
180Symmetrical Systems6b  
181Balanced Ballistics6b 5
182SuryanamaskerE5 6b  
183Long Dead Train7b *5
184Stuffed BadgerE5 6b **4
185Brock the startf7B ***1
186Badged StufferE5 6b * 
187Summer WineE5 6a ***8
188The Eve SyndromeE5 6c  
189First LightE2 5b **17
190Epidavros6b+ *14
191Rob's Dilemma
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HVS 5b 1
192Light Ideas6c *13
193Stravandrabellagola7b *3
194Esmerelda7b+ *18
195Esmerunga7c **7
196Stung7b+ **48
197Ouch!7b+ *1
198Major Incontinence
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E5 6c  
199General IncompetanceE7 6b ** 
200Toys for the Boys7c+ ***39
201No LightE3 5c **8
202Subterra7b *22
203Terra IncognitaE5 6b ** 
204Gobblin' Women6b+ 32
205Little Girl Eater/Fish-u-like6b 21
206Fishlock6b+ *43
207Kakaho6a+ 37
208Cock-a-hoop6a 18
209Bursting Out6c *7
 Two Tier Buttress 
 Two Tier - Left 
212Home From Home
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E5 6b 1
213Another Brick in the Wall7b+  
214Osher, Osher, Osher7a+  
215The Bride and the Groom6c+ *2
216The Burqa King7b  
217The Incredible Pierre7a+ * 
218Short Sharp Shock7c * 
219Pour Dill7c *12
220Open Gate7a+ ***116
221Case Adjourned7a **130
222Smelting Point6c 6
223ThothE1 5b 4
224Cockerel Cry6c+ *2
225Jackson's Browned Off6c 9
226Running on EmptyE5 6a 1
227Just Pullet7a+ 1
228Evidently Chickentown7c *1
229Poultry in Motion7b+ 1
230Mega-Bites7b *20
231Systems Malfunction7b **72
232Reboot7c+ *1
233Titter Ye Not8a *6
234Offal
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E3 6a  
235Waffle7b+  
236MalnutritionE4 6a *15
237Ghee Force
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E4 6b 1
238Split InfinitiveE5 6c  
239Isolate
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E4 6b 3
240Nerefaun
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E5 6c  
241Stolen Fruit
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E5 6b 2
 Two Tier - Centre 
243Stogumber Club7c *3
244Entrée8a **13
245Kali Yuga8b ***5
246Flow8a+ **3
247Countdown7a+ ***176
248Darl - Pitch 17a ***215
249Why Me?7c **67
250Orange Sunshine7c+ **21
251Orange SuntanProject  
252Boring7c  
253Ninth LifeE7 6c **3
254Daylight Robbery7b **115
255RaE4 6a 6
256The Cruise Brothers7a+ *10
257Some Coincidence7a+ 11
258Rising Sap6b+ 164
259OsirisE2 5a 1
260Subterfuge6b+ *300
261Quality Control7a **353
262Nogads7b+ *18
263Blockhead7b **120
264Reasons to be Cheerful7b+ 9
265The Inbetweenies7a+ *27
266Wot a Waste6c+ 1
267Tippers6c+ 1
268The TrapHS 1
 Secteur Nadin 
270The Chicken RunHVS 5a *31
271Chicken Run Black Flake FinishHVS 5a 6
272The Rooster in the Hen House6b+ *23
273GoldfingerE2 6a *26
274The Flight of IcarusE6 6b **1
275Aberration8a **32
276Celebration7c ***32
277Minos7c+ **17
278Buster8a+ *1
279Gonads8a+ **3
280Ultralight8a+ **3
281Seven Pounds Overweight8a 3
282Lightweight7c **26
283Lightweight (Spizz Energy finish)
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7b+ **6
284Spizz EnergyE5 6b ***16
285Spazz Energy7a+ *44
286A Touch of ClassE4 6a **4
287Mad Dogs and EnglishmenE3 5c ***98
288Machineries of Joy - Pitch 1E1 5b *24
289Ape Index
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E5 6c  
290Within Reach6c *14
 Two-tier Upper 
292Laurels for Hardy7b+ *1
293In Tiers8b+  
294Darl - Pitch 27a+ **27
295Hardcore Junkie8b * 
296Hardcore Junkie (righthand)
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8a+ 1
297Welcome to My World8a *1
298The Curse of the Mummy8a *3
299A Vision of Loveliness7c+ **9
300A Picture of Perfection8a *1
301Recycled7c+ ** 
302The Sea is a Brown Paper Bag7b+ ***34
303The Tier Drop X-plodes7c+ **3
304Reward7b **12
305Monster Mouse Resurgent6c+ *33
306Aggrieved6c+ 3
307Disjointed Might
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E5 6a  
308Sibser7b+  
309Nervous Breakdown7b+ **1
310Communication Breakdown7c+ ** 
311Total Breakdown7c+ *** 
 Vista Wall 
313Machineries of Joy (P2)
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E1 5b *6
314Kill Your Television
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6c 5
315Decade to Decayed
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6c+ 5
316Nu Vista
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7a 1
317Eggs, Bacon, Coffee and Suicide
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7b 3
318Superstring7c *1
319Dizzy
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7c+  
320Big Jesus Trashcan
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6c+ 2
321Alta Vista
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6a+ 2
322Speedmetal Bedmoshin'
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6b 6
323Hasta la Vista
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6c+ 1
324Aah Vista
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6b+ 1
 Long Wall 
326Super orchid7b  
327Columnus7b+  
328Banana Republic
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E2 5c 1
329The Orange Order6c  
330Orange Free State6b+ 2
331Berried6c *1
332Black Rights7b *2
333High Society7a **34
334Kiss Me Hardy7a+ ***65
335Kiss My Arcy7b **8
336Mystical Attainment7b+ *3
337Mouldwarp Wall7c *1
338Brothers in Arms7b+ *5
339Rouge Total7b *2
340Total Rock7c * 
341Jungle Rock7b+ *13
342Some Things Change7b+ *2
343Fatal Attraction7a **20
344Lucky Finger7b * 
345Rolling Stone
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E4 6b  
346The Balancing Act7a+ * 
347Trick Show7b+  
348Casamance7a+ 1
349Macumba7a+  
350FreewayE1 5a 1
351Titanic7b+ **2
352Big News Manmouth7c **2
353North Atlantic Drift8a **1
354Atlantic Realm7c+ **2
355Atlantic Realm (pre rock fall)7b+ *3
356Gob on the Mountain7c *3
357Gobstopper7c *1
358Meterol7b+ **4
359BreathlessE6 6c * 
360Cathedral Taste7b+ **2
361A Bout de Souffle7c **1
362MultiplexE4 6b **3
363Child Lock7a+ *9
364Smutt
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E5 6c  
365Steaming Strides7a+ 1
366Hot Panties7a *14
367Nookie Bear7a+ 2
368Child's PlayE4 6a *1
369Skid Marks
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6b+ 4
370Watch This Space6c 2
 Runyons Corner 
372The Decapitator
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HVS 5b  
373Local VortexE3 6b  
374Overslapped7a * 
375Kill the Bill7b+  
376Robert's Roberts7a+ 1
377Underslapped7a *2
378Thunderstrapped
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7a 1
379Slappy Happy Chappy7a 1
380Thunderstrapped7a  
381Overclapped7a  
382Megaflapped6c 4
383Runyonectomy6b 1
384Waldo Winchester
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VS 4a  
385More Than SomewhatS 1
386The Jury's Out6b+ 3
387The Fifth Amendment6c 1
388Big Butch
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VS 4c  
389Seldom Seen
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VS 4c 2
390Nathan Detroit
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VS 4c 1
391Community Service6c+ *2
392Open Verdict7a+ *1
393In the Defence6c 4
394Smash, Bang, Wallop
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E1 5b  
395Harry the Horse
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HVS 5a  
396Spanish John
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VS 4b  
397Little Isadore
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S 2
398For the Prosecution6c 2
399Guilty6c 4
400The Plea6a+ *8
401Witness This6c+ 2
402Franky Ferocious
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VS 4c  
403Educated Edmund
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VS 4c  
404Red Nosed pollination Blues
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VS 4c  
405Regrets Groove
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VS 4b  
406Mindy's Route
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VS 4b 1
407No Intent6b+ 10
408As Loose As This?6c+ *6
409In the Stox7a *5
410Stax a Time7b 2
 Moving Buttress 
412Never to Look Back7b **12
413I Had a Black Shirt7a+ *6
414Protest and SurviveE4 6a *2
415Whistling CrackVS 4b *18
416Gander MeatE6 6c * 
417Dope7b+ ** 
418Spirit of the Age
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E5 6a  
419AutonomonE1 5b *2
420Automoton7a  
421MonotonVS 4b 7
422VibratorE2 5c *7
423Witch in Stitch7b **2
424Soft Shoe
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VS 4c  
425Shapeshifter
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HVS 5a  
426Transit Grove
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VS 4c 1
427Escort Crack
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VS 4c  
428Thin LizzyE1 5b **22
429Swinging WallVS 4c 6
430A Man Called Horse7b+ * 
431DynamicE1 5c 2
432A Farewell to Arms
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E3 6a  
433Nettle Whine
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E3 6a  
434Still Wall
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VS 4b 2
435OrchristVS 4c 4
436OsculationHVS 5a *8
437Yuk
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E4 6b  
438Wise Up! Sucker ....6c+  
439Your Rotten Thoughts7a+  
440Priming the PumpE4 6a  
441Oh No! It's the Wall to Wall Birthday Party7a+ 1
442Fresh Jive7c  
443Shaking CrackE2 5b **16
444Big Boned Backside Melon7b+  
445Suicides Reprieve/McKenzie Frenzy
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E4 6a  
446DangleberryVS 4c *21
447Thor's HammerE1 5b **18
448SocialismE3 5c * 
449ColonE1 5b *9
450Thin Thin GrooveVS 4c *21
451Calvi Corner
-
S 7
452Behaviour of Fish
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E4 6b  
453Forgotten Dream
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E5 6b  
454The Roaring Forties
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E3 5c  
455QuakeE1 5b *11
456The Price of FameE4 6b  
457VibrationE1 5b *14
458Family Fortunes7a+  
459Pushed to the Hilti6c  
460Shock the MonkeyE4 6a  
461Gibbon Take6c  
 Pink Wall 
463The Trainee
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7b+  
464Wye Train
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7b  
465Pink
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E1 5b  
466Tunnel Vision
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7b+  
467Loco Motif
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7b * 
468Steam Train
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7b * 
469The Railway Children
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7a+ * 
470One Track Mind
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7a  
 The Lifts 
472Generously Cut TrousersS 2
473Mississippi Burning7a  
474Tricky Dicky6c+  
475The Black and White Minstrel Show7b  
476Rusty Lee7a * 
477Daddy's Riding the Range7a+  
478Close Control6b * 
479White Riot6a *2
480Rastus
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HVS 4c 1
481Iron Filings6c  
482Steel on Steel7a 1
483Mettle Fatigue6c 2
484Pop the Rivet6a 1
485Fingerpops7b+  
486Crank it Up6c+ 1
487An Uplifting Experience6b+ 1
488Get LiftedE1 5b *2
489Access all Areas7a+ * 
490Elephant Talk7a+ * 
491Hamish7a  
492Five Miles High6c+ *2
493The Black EdgeE1 5b *3
494All Fall Down7a+ * 
495High Scream Sunday6c *3
496Disraeli GearsE1 5a 2
497The Siberian Hamster7a  
498ChagrinHVS 5a *3
499PhiladelphiaE1 5b 2
500Eye shadows
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E4 5c 1
501All Made Up
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7a+  
502Powder Puff
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6a+  
503Uninspired
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E4 6a * 
504Pinnaclised
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6c  
505Ragged AreteS 4a ***20
506Succulent CornerS 4a 7
507The StingHVS 5b  
508Firefly Crack
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VS 4c *8
509The Hoochie Koo
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HVS 4c *4
510Cetswayo
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VS 4b *7
511No Hammer InvolvedHVS 5a *1
512Heathenism
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VD *1
513Paganism
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S 3
514Idolatry Wall
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S 1
515Tikka
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VS 4a 4
516The TendrilS 3
517Black Leg GrooveS 2
 The Obelisk 
519Heathenism
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VD *4
520Paganism
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S *5
 Plum Buttress 
522Less of Your Lip
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7b+  
523Liposuction7b+  
524A Bit Lippy7b+ 1
525A Bit On The Side6c 1
526My Secret Life7a 5
527The Wilderness Years7b+ 3
528Scratch Race7a 12
529The Massive6b+ 16
530The Super IndirectE1 5a **15
531Coca ChaloneE1 5a 1
532The StalkVS 4c **101
533AplombE1 5a ***56
534Giants6c *13
535VictoriaE3 5c 4
536Mrs Brown7c * 
537Raisin RoofE5 6b * 
538The Big Plum
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A2 2
539The Big PlumE6 6c **1
540Damson in Distress7b+ **1
541The Spider8a ***11
542Chip Off The Old Block7c+ **1
543Sloe GinE6 6b ***1
544Sloe Gin (sport)7c **6
545SirplumE1 5b ***326
546The Plumb-line Finish
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E1 5b 7
547The Defector
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E2 5c 3
548Peggy Sue
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E1 5a 3
 Topley Buttress 
550Finnieston FerryVS 4c 1
551Little Big Climb
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7a  
552Double Topley
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7a+  
 Routes Added from Rockfax Book 
554Binge DrinkerHVS  
555The Hunter House BustHVS  
556SarinHVS  
557Oscillation *VS 4b 1
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