Climbs 202
Rocktype Limestone
Altitude 400m a.s.l
Faces SW

Scared but happy on the crux of Rock And A Hard Place, soft E3 / V3, Windmore End © Fiend

Crag features

A long escarpment of quarried limestone. The crag is exposed to the elements and quite capable of living up to its name. The rock is quick drying and climbable at any time of the year.

Approach notes

From Brough take the B6276 towards Middleton in Teesdale. After two miles a minor road branches off to the right. To reach the left-hand section of the crag, continue past this and park beyond the next bend near a gate on the right. Go through this gate and walk up the field to the crag. For the right-hand section, take the minor road. There is room for several cars in a small space beyond the cottage of Windmore Green. Further along the road a gate allows access to the field, and the crag is quickly reached by slanting up the hill below an old lime kiln.

Shut all gates and take care not to damage any dry stone walls!

Access Advice

The crag is in three sections - divided by two walls. The middle section is directly behind the cottage. Update (02/ 06/08) - The BMC are currently involved in discussions on access with the local Parish Council. We request climbers avoid left hand section for the time being.

Any update on access? Does the comment apply to the left hand side or to the area behind the cottage or both?
MartinJWood - 16/Jun/16
One of if not the best highball circuits in the lakes. Good to see the routes in order of L to R but there is still some climbs missing and climbs graded wildly wrong. The grades are all over in general, i suggest giving them a bouldering grade.
KristopherHall - 16/May/14
I can't find "Lost on 66" or "Right on 66" on here but its in the FRCC guide?
KristopherHall - 16/May/14
This crag is now soorted, in line with the current FRCC guide. Some routes have been merged from the old FRCC PDF.
Climbster - 19/Dec/13
Sorting this lot may take some time, I've started by putting routes in order from left to right.
Climbster - 16/Dec/13
Climbster I expect to see some sensible regrading and restarring now!
Fiend - 16/Dec/13
Further corrections to the ridiculous upgrading in the new guide: Wind Power should still be HVS, Crozzly Wall should still be E2 (or even E1) but 5c for the start, Speeding Like A Jet should be E2 5c. That's for padless leads, all of them are highball boulder problems V1-V3 with pads. Scoop And Wall is easy E2 5c. The Helm is correct in the new guide at E3 6a ** to lead.
Fiend - 30/Nov/13
Got the new guide. Great detail but some very strange things going on with grades. Trouble Without A Cause E4 6b?? It's an easy V4 6b, it wouldn't even be a highball boulder problem let alone a micro-route. Rock And A Hard Place E4 6a?? Soft E3 5c as it always was. TBH most of these climbs should be given primarily highball bouldering grades, and trad grades second, as per the newer BMC guides.
Fiend - 28/Nov/13
Half of the flake on Anticlimbax has fallen off of this climb and the top half of the flake has some movement in it.
Ben_Megson - 16/Aug/13
falling rock...
jules1990 - 01/Mar/13
There are loads of loose rock on a lot of the climbs here, a friends brand new rope got cut by a falling rope at exactly the halfway mark.
jules1990 - 01/Mar/13
According to the new FRCC guidebook, the left hand section of this crag is currently banned.
Bob - 29/Jul/12
Pleasant little crag, worth a drop into for a quiet evenings soloing on the way to the lakes on A66. Friendly holds, good landings, friendly grades and good moves. The stars on UKC aren't the same as the forthcoming FRCC write up, there are some grand micro-routes here.
Dave Warburton - 01/Jun/10
ive been to have a look at this place - 'Windmore End- certainly lives up to its name cos i travelled from Lncashire to 'Appleby -climbed 'The Hoff' crag a few months ago and agin last week, then onto 'windmore end' again and it was Misty as hell and the crag was very slippery ! wot im saying is that other areas cud be nice and sunny whilst 'Windmore End' is a sheet of mist !
pinkie - 15/Sep/06
Well worth a visit, delightful setting overlooking Eden Valley with a level meadow base, landings for solo climbers, beware loose finishes and sometimes friable protection. Stake belays abound.
Andysomething - 30/Aug/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Recess Area 
2Scarface
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MVS 4b 6
3Wiselocks
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VS 5a 4
4Cow Howe
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MVS 4c 5
5Pollaxed
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HS 6
6Jingle Wall
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VS 4b 6
7Jingle Crack
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MS 7
8Fingers Wall
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HVS 5b 3
9Continuous Crack
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VS 4b *7
10Blank Wall
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HVS 5b *4
11Corner and Wall
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VS 4b 5
12Phreatic Crack
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VS 4c *5
13Phreatic Twin
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HVS 5a *5
14Twin Cracks
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HS *15
15The Mantleshelf
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HS 12
16Coral Arete
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HS *7
17Coral Sea
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VS 4c 4
18Barnarm
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VS 4b 6
19View to Mount Ida
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VS 4c *3
20Seavy Rigg
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HS 5
 Main Wall Left 
22Filter TipVD 21
23Tabend
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S 19
24The Hum
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HS 20
25The Buzz
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HVS 5a 9
26Verteris Outlook
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VS 4c *11
27Agrippa
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MVS 4b **41
28Cassandra
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VS 4c *8
29StratagemVS 4c 5
30Romulus
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MVS 4b *36
31Remus
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S *39
32Longman
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S **30
33Augustus
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MS *6
34Gumbarley
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MVS 4b 4
35H.T.Z.
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HS 19
36Colin's Dilemma
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VS 4c *18
37Mike's Overlap
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VS 4c 10
38Fingers
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VS 5a *23
39Wild Thyme
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HVS 5b **7
40AeolianE1 5b **7
41The Baggins Effect
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HVS 5b *7
42HarebellsMVS 4b 10
43Kel Floff
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S 14
44Well Head
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VS 4c *4
45The Playground
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HS 4b 3
46Headstone
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HS 11
47The Tomb
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VD *14
48Snowflake
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S *18
49Mike's Arete
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VS 4c 6
50Andy's Arete
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HVS 5a *13
51Rain Stopped Play
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HVS 5a *6
52Spiders DinnerVS 4c 3
 Main Wall 
54Bowline
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VS 4b 3
55Plumbline
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HVS 4c 6
56Serendipity
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VS 4b *7
57Hobbit
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VS 4c 5
58Staircase
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HS 3
59First Choice
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VD *6
60Pork Chop
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HVS 4c 3
61Second Best
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S *3
62Mealybugs
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HVS 5a *3
63Purk
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S *4
64Little Pinkie
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VS 4b *10
65ComebackVS 4c 1
66Brass Monkey JobHS *11
67Hughie's Route
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VD *5
68Most Sincerely
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HS 4
69Arty
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S 4
70Andon
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VD *8
71Chocky
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VS 4c 3
72Strangler
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E1 5a *5
73Confidence Trickster
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VD 5
74Moss Trooper
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VS 5a *4
75A Week Before The Beast
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E1 5b **5
76Short and Sweet
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HS *2
77Steppin' Out
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HVS 5a *3
 Main Wall Far Right 
79Room 101
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HS 4
80Workout
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S *6
81Pump It Up
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VS 4c *5
82Postman's Knock
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HS 2
83Second Time Around
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HS 3
84Teatime Special
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S 3
85Pint SizeVS 4c 1
 Second Wall 
87Rottweiler
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V3 *5
88Winalot
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V1 *3
89Distemper
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V1 3
90Dogleg
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V1 **14
91H.T.J.
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S *16
92Consolation
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S 5
93Zoot Route
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VD *2
94Fern Crack
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VS 4c **6
95Lastra WallE3 5c **4
96La'al WallE4 6b **3
97Lost on 66E4 6a **1
98Windy PopsE3 6a **2
99Sauron
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S *18
100Chinook
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V2 * 
101Archtype
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S *18
102Epitaph
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VS 4c **25
103Scoop and Wall
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E2 5c *11
104Ardrox
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HVS 5a *13
105Yellow Peril
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HVS 4c *10
106Gulliver's Traverse
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HVS 4c  
107Nature Trail
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S 3
108Simulator
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HVS 5a **9
109The Helm
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E3 6a **1
110The Motivator
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HVS 4c *14
111Coffastroni
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E2 5b *1
112Trime
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VD  
113Sneakthief
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HS *18
114Bloodbath
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HS 10
115Centurion
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HS *14
116Legion
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HS *18
117Legion Slab
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VS 4c *8
118Zephyr
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E1 5b *3
119Palace Guard
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E1 5b *5
120Zero Route
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HS **16
121Mistral
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E3 6a **1
122White Wall
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E3 5c **13
123A Scent of OrchidsE3 5c **7
124Serutan
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VD 5
125Rubstic direct
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E3 5c **2
126Rubstic
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E2 5b *8
127Scirocco
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E2 5c *5
128Jizzle
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VS 5a *16
129Suntrip
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S *14
130Cranch
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VD *17
131Ribble
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HS *18
132Differential
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VD 18
133Parson's Nose
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VD 19
 Far Right Wall 
135Light Bulb
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VS 5a *7
136Samoon
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HVS 5a *5
137Smoke Ring
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S *25
138Far Groove
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VD *21
139Windy Nook
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D 30
140Flake Crack
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VD 30
141The Wind Cries MaryE2 6a 1
142Anticlimbax
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VS 4c **39
143No Problem
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E3 5c 1
144Trouble Without a CauseE4 6b 7
145Right Trouble Without A Cause
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E4 6a **2
146Rebel Without a Pause
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E3 5c ***32
147Alverton
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E2 5c 13
148Low Level TraverseV2 9
149Viva Garibaldi!
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E3 6a **20
150Strangeways
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E3 5c **9
151Rock and a Hard Place
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E4 6a **10
152Touching the Void
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E3 5b **11
153Chill Factor
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E3 5c *9
154Becher's Brook
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E1 5a **51
155Squeeze My Lemon
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HVS 5a *22
156Squeezed CitrusHVS 5c 4
157Lime Street
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S *38
158Wall Street
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VS 4b 26
159Grassy Crack
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VD *58
160Beanz Meanz...
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E3 5c *19
161HeinzE2 5b 12
162Wind Power
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E1 5b **38
163Cool ManHVS 5a *10
164Windy Moss
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S *51
165Windy Miller
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HVS 5a *21
166Wind Breaker
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VS 4c 39
167Wall of Wind
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HVS 5b *26
168Fresh BreezeVS 4b 9
169Sue's ledgesS 1
170Sue's Route
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VS 4c **64
171Hurricane Force
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E2 5c *15
172Hurricane Force Direct
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E3 5c 3
173C.90
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E1 5b **49
174Crozzly WallE3 6a *25
175Tamalin
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E2 5c **25
176Speeding Like A JetE3 6a **17
177April Fool
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HS 4c 28
178Far Wall TraverseV6 *2
179Round the Bend
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VS 4b 5
180That Slanting Feeling
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VS 4c *7
181Worker for the Wind
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E1 5b *12
182Months of Rage
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E2 6a *5
183Underneath the Arches
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E1 5b *7
184Beside the Arches
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HVS 5a 8
185Endless Storm
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HVS 5a 3
186What care the wind
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E1 5c 7
187Force 7 Coming in Strong
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HVS 5a 3
 The Wall Beyond 
189Wind of Change
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S 8
190Pissing in the Wind
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VD 7
191Written in the Wind
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V0+ *4
192Shadow Of The Wind
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V0+  
193Portent of Wind
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V0+ 2
194Veering
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V0 3
 Limekiln Recess 
196Wind Began to Howl
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V0+ 3
197Stormbringer
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V0 3
198Tempest
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V0 4
199Perfect Storm
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V0+ 3
 Limekiln Recess Right 
201Swing Left
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V0 4
202Swing Right
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V0 4
203Swinging Gate
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V0- 4
204Hayturner
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V0 2
205Todd's
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V0 2
206Upmanhowe
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V1  
 The Grit Beyond 
208Big Troublef7B+ ** 
209Rebel Rebelf7C  
210Big Surf7A+ *** 
211SupremoHVS 4c **2
 Unconfirmed 
213A Fistful of Garnetts *E3 5c **1
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