Climbs 250
Rocktype Volcanic tuff
Altitude 1349m a.s.l
Faces S

Matt Goode, Happy Boulders © Alex Messenger

Crag features

Boulders and walls of volcanic tuff. Although the main valley faces south, you can find lots of shady spots around the boulders.

Approach notes

No problems - see the rockfax miniguide for details...

From Bishop, head north out of town and take Highway 6 for a mile or so to the second of two roads on the right (signed Five Bridges Road). Follow this to a crossroads just after a construction site and take the dirt road on the left (Chalk Bluff Road). Follow this for a couple of miles to a parking area with portaloo. A path leads from here up and into the heavenly boulders.

Plentiful rock with vicious sharp crimps and sloping pockets at all grades. Don't be stopped by the bouldering nearest the parking lot - keep going, it gets better!
Pythonist - 02/Dec/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Clapper Area/Pig Pen 
2Needle Across the Groove
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V2 *3
3The Clapper
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V6 ***15
4Standing Ovation
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V7 **2
5Not the Clapper
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V1 ***6
6Pig Pen Slab #12
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V1 **5
7Pig Pen Slab #13
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V2 **6
8Paper Crane
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V8 **2
 Highbrow Area/Frontierland 
10Highbrow Area #6
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V4 1
11HighbrowV8 ***1
12FrontierlandV0- **2
13Frontierland [Standing start]VB 1
14Western Motif
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V2 **1
15MerriweatherV0 *2
16WORK is a Four Letter Word
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V6 *1
 Sabres of Paradise 
18Sabres of Paradise #2
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V1 *3
19Sabres of Paradise #3
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V6 *2
20Sabres of Paradise #4
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V4 *3
21Sabres of Paradise #5
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V2 *2
22Sabres of Paradise #6
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V0 *2
 Hand to Hand Combat Area 
24ReneV5 ***7
25Not Another Brit in Bishop
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V7 *2
26Sidepull Problem
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V5 *2
27Pocket Problem
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V3 *2
28Powis Traverse
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V6 **7
29Tao
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V2 2
30Number One
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V3 **3
31Son of Paul Arete
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V2 1
32Captain Hook
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V5 *2
 The Hall of Mirrors Area 
34Sacre Coeur
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V3 **3
35The French ConnectionV6 **3
36Baroque
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V3 *1
37King Louis
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V1 1
38Pompidou
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V0 1
39The Salon of Hercules
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V0+ 1
40Napoleon's Bedroom
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V0+ 1
 Smoking Joe Area 
42Toxic Avenger
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V9 ***2
43Mr Happy
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V5 **7
44Hit the High Hard One
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V3  
45Bubba: The Legend
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V11 *1
46Therapy
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V8 **1
 Desert Skies Area 
48My Fingers in your Brain
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V4 *2
49Every Color You Are
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V6 ***9
50Grotesque Old WomenV7 **1
51Mister Witty
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V6 ***12
52Will's Arete
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V5 4
53My Heart Grew Wings Under Desert Skies
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V3 **3
 Morning Dove Area 
 Tall Wall Area 
 Sleepy Hollow Area 
 Jesus Chrysler Boulders 
58Auto-geddenV2 *2
59Paranormal in the West Country
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V1 *7
60Ain't But the One Way
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V0+ 6
61You Can't Get Around Getting AroundV0 5
62Chrysler Crack
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VB 5
63ZeroV0 4
64Zero RoofV0 4
65Dusty Cave Boulder #11
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V5 1
66Dusty Cave Boulder #12V1 4
67Pimp Trick Gangsta Chicks
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V9 *1
68Headbangers BallV1 12
69Beer Tumor
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V3 12
70Beer Tumor RightV4 **7
71MasterbeatV1 11
72Dance Mix
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V2 *5
73Extended Mix
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V2 *2
74Reggae Chillin'
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V1 4
 Tom Peters' Slab Area 
76Liberation Management
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V1 **3
77The Pursuit of Wow
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V1 13
78Topsy-Turvey Times
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V0 3
79Wow is meV0- *5
80Classique
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V1 10
81Sunburst Seahorse
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V2 12
82Lack Luster
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V0- 5
83Spectral Morning
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V1 *2
84Grindrite
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V3 7
85Strange Quotations
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V0+ 4
 Slow Dance Area 
87Totty Traverse
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V1 9
88Monkey Hang
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V2 14
89Monkey Hang TraverseV3 *8
90Blessed
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V0+ 3
91Browning Variation
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V4 *4
92Run With Me
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V2 7
93Meth Squeeler
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V2 4
94Rave
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V7 ***20
95Weekender
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V4 4
96All Nighter
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V3 **5
97Azzeed Jiz
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V3 5
98Acid Wash
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V10 **2
99Acid Wash (standing start)
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V6 2
100Acid Wash Right
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V9 *9
101Jug-start to Acid Wash RightV7 **5
102Corner
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V0 10
103The Gleaner
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V6 12
104Joseph
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V3 6
 Cracks on the Rim Area 
106I'll Kick the Butt of that Mike Teavee
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V0- 1
107If That Augustus Gloop Looks At Me One More Time...
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V0- 1
108Veruca Salt, I Want You
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V0- ***3
109Chocolate
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V0 *1
110A Flake As Marvellous As You, Veruca
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V0- **1
 Atari Area 
112Atari
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V6 ***2
 Wavy Gravy Area 
114Hugh RomneyV1 2
115Wavy Gravy
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V2 **6
116Hog Farm
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V0+ 5
117Hippie HyannisportV1 5
118Ben and Jerry'sV3 **5
119Slap Happy
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V3 17
120Impulse ControlV4 *11
121Impulse Control (Standing Start)
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V1 2
122Control Technique
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V6 3
123Pirate BootyV3 **18
124Pirate Booty (Standing Start)
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V0 2
 Blood Simple Area 
 Action Figure Area 
127September's Here Again
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V3 *2
128Cholos
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V9 ***1
129Action Figure
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V6 ***14
130Low Rider
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V10  
131An Artist of Leisure
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V2 **3
132One-Pull
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V1 3
133Immigration in the Media is a Chossy Belly Bulge
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V1 3
134Runaway SlaveV0 4
 Split Melon Area 
136Old Peculiar
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V1 1
137Golden
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V0- 1
138Weak as Piss
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V0- 1
139Pottenger's Wish List
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V3 3
140Coors is Lite
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V2 4
141Safesurfer
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V3 7
142Son of Claudius Rufus
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V5 **6
 More Water Less Power Area 
144Corporation PopV3 *10
145Groundwater
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V5 10
146All The Way Down
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VB 6
147Vision AreteV1 *4
148Hydra Pilferers
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VB 7
149Carpenters Arete
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V0+ 11
150Any Which Way
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V0+ 12
151Comfort of Home
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V2 11
152Swing Your Partner
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V1 9
153Grant's Christmas PresentV1 *15
154Happy Hooker
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V0+ 16
155Hole in my Heart
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V1 5
156Which Road?VB **4
157Donkey Boy
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V1 9
158High Road
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V0+ 10
159Heavenly Path
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V1 38
160Cross Roads
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V0+ 9
161Celestial Trail
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V0- 21
162Path
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VB 4
 Offwidth Area 
 Central Happiness Area 
165The Vulcan Traverse
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V5 **8
166Weapons of Mass Distraction
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V5 *5
167Disco Diva
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V8 *5
168Disco Tramp
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V7 *1
169The Hulk
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V6 ***28
170Big Chicken
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V2 ***13
171Big Chicken SDS
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V4 7
172X-static
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V0- 3
173Jugs of Life
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V1 5
174Indecision
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V0+ 5
175SolariumV4 ***30
176Western Round UpV1 *13
177Rendezvous with an AlienV3 *10
178Redrum
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V7 **2
 Shadow Play/Sixty Foot Woman Area 
180Althea
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V0 ***5
181Brilliant Trees
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V3 6
182Spinal Snap
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V2 **7
183Spinal Snap Right Start
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V2 **2
184Carnivore Hate Devil
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V4 3
185Cue Ball
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V4 ***9
186RheinstorV6 *3
187Rio's Secret AreteV3 ***3
188The Sixty-Foot Woman Traverse
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V2 ***5
 Savannah Area 
190Please Please Me
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V0- 3
191Mmm... niceV0- 13
192GiantV0 10
193Girlfriend Rock #4
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V3 *5
194Up Your Skirt, Left
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V2 **9
195Up Your Skirt, Right
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V2 **9
196Girlfriend Rock #7
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V2 *8
197Girlfriend Rock #8
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V3 **6
198Un-named scoop problem on GirlfriendV0 *10
199Dumb
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V0 3
200Beat It
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V3 *4
201Marty Lewis's Ever Changing Hair
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V2 11
202Ketron Classic
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V4 26
203Kling and Smirk
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V2 18
204Duck Soup
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V0 9
205Margo's Arete
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VB 6
206Sucker Punch (pre-hold breakage)
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V4 ***6
207Sucker Punch (post-hold breakage)V5 ***5
208Carrot Top
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V3 ***21
209East Easy Rider
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V5 *2
 Swordfish Trombone Area 
211Goldfish Trombone
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V14 *** 
 Serengeti Area 
213Aerial Surveillance
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V0 4
214Crash DiveV0- *2
215I Killed a Man, a Man Who Looked Like Me
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V1 7
216Weasel Robbers
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V0+ 1
217Elephant Graveyard
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V0- 5
218Serengeti
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V5 22
219Paco the Weasel
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V3 2
220Spear Mint
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V0 5
221Hector
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V3 2
222Ghetto Justice
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V0+ *4
223Burning Rubber Necklace
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V4 4
224Bleached Bones
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V4 10
225Bleached Bones (Standing Start)V2 **4
226Circle of LifeV0+ *8
227Cilley MantleV0 *6
228Lazy LionV3 1
229Lazy Lion Boulder #26V1 3
 Slight Inducement Area 
231Future Planet of Style
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V0- 7
232Don't Box me In
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V1 3
233Amphibian
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V0 3
234Slight Inducement
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V1 ***8
235Secret To Success
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V2 ***6
236Gamekeeper Clifford
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V4 1
 Top Gun Area 
 UNKNOWN AREA 
239Wall of Mirrors
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V4 2
240Problem 1 Introductory CircuitVB 2
241Problem 2 Introductory CircuitVB 2
242Problem 3 Introductory CircuitVB 2
243Problem 4 Introductory CircuitV0- 2
244Un-named problemV0 2
245Hand's free slab
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V0 1
246Hand's on Slab
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VB 2
247Standing Kill Order
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f8A *1
248Too Much for Mike Pope
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V0+ *2
249Dance the Night AwayV9 1
250Pig Pen *
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V2 ***2
251Vampyros Lesbos *f7A *1
252Vampyros Rheinstor *f7A+ *1
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