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Valley of the blind. Lion Rock. Cheddar © TimC123

Crag features

Sunshine until mid-afternoon (Pride Evans Cliff is to low down to see the sun in mid-winter). Mostly hard and steep climbing. Mixture of sport and trad.

Collection of small crags on the North side of the gorge near the village. Lion Rock, Pride Evans Cave, and The Remnant.

All feature mostly hard and steep climbing and a mixture of sport and trad.

Approach notes

Climbing is allowed year round on most cliffs on the North side though the access situation is sensitive, due to the high visibility of these crags and the risk of stones being dislodged.

Don't approach The Remnant from the car park directly below - follow the path from Lion Rock.

Avoid Prospect Tier and the bay to its right during summer.

Check online with the BMC regional access database.

Access Advice

The north side of the Gorge is predominantly owned by the National Trust and mapped as Open Access land under the CRoW Act. This gives a right of access for climbers to use these crags and a list of the north side crags where there is year round climbing access is available on the Cheddar Gorge access calendar, which is downloadable for free by clicking here: www.thebmc.co.uk/Download.aspx?id=807. Any north side crags not mentioned in the calendar list can only be accessed from 1st October – 15th March each year. The calendar has the definitive details of access dates for all crags whether on the north or south side, and should be considered required reading for any climber visiting the Gorge, regardless of where you plan to climb.
The latest guide to the Gorge - 'Cheddar Gorge Climbs' (M. Crocker, 2009) – has details of the more popular crags on the north side and definitive details of restored routes on the south side. It is available from The Gorge Outdoors shop in Cheddar village, as well as other climbing and outdoor shops in the area.

Note that these climbs also appear under Arch Rock on UKC
James Moyle - 14/Jun/09
Cycled past this today (5th july) and theres been a big rockfall. Seems to have taken out a lot of the right hand side of the wall. Probably safest to leave the entire thing alone untill it gets cleaned up.
remtherockclimber - 05/Jul/08
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 Lion Rock 
2Lion's ShareHVS 4c 1
3Pussy GaloreE4 6b 1
4Human Zoo7c **70
5Lions Pride8a ***18
6Cheddar Death Knell7b+ 39
7Taming of the LionE6 6c ***14
8Circus, Circus7c *71
9Circus Finale7c+ **1
10Shadow Walker8a+ ***52
11Roy Walker connection8a *10
12Lion Sleeps Tonight8a ***38
13The SnarlE4 6b *1
14SimbaE1 5b **61
15Lion in WinterE3 6a *4
16Tonight at Noon
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7c+ 6
17Jah Lion8a 2
18Valley of the Blind7c ***213
19English Cheddar GorgeousE5 6b **1
20Seriously Strong Cheddar
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E6 6b ***3
21ECGE5 6a 2
22LeadbellyVS 4c 8
23Rock Junky7a+ 52
24The ForestVS 4b  
 The Remnant 
26Under SuveillanceHVS 5c  
27Game OverS  
28Fred the ShredE4 6a 2
29No Purchase NecessaryE1 5c 11
30Easy PickingsVS 4b 18
31Immaculate Conception6c+ 74
32Days in the Desert6b+ 169
33NumbskullE1 5b *12
34Das Goot, Yah?6b *248
35My Bones, My Bones, MyE4 6b 1
36Old BonesE5 6a  
37Bristol Weed8a+ 22
38Superskunk8a+  
39Homegrown8a+ 37
40Drugstore Cowboy8b *3
41The Wrist Business7c+ *59
42Just Say No8a 34
43The Business8a *2
44Left Hand Path8a * 
45Take Care and Control8a+ * 
46Try to RememberE6 6b 20
47Right-Hand Man8a 127
48Buried AliveE5 6b 1
49It's a Kind of Magic7a+ ***344
50SkeletonE2 5c 14
51FossilE3 5c 10
52The Empire Strikes Back8a+ 13
53The Death Star8c *5
54Everyday Lives of Ordinary People7c 146
55Skullduggery7a+ 240
56Spider Down My Vest - Cardiac Arrest!E5 6a 1
57Bouncing Barry7b+ 35
58Bouncing Spy7c *14
59Spy in the Sky7b **168
60Act of Vengance7b+ 22
61Star Wars: The TrilogyE7 6c 1
62The MessageE3 6a  
63A Question of SportHVS 5a  
64AqueousS  
 Pride Evans Cave 
66Gordon's Big Nose
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6b 41
67Can't Give a Finger6a 55
68Sprechen Ewe Loos
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6b+ 41
69Crèvecoeur
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E3 6a  
70Enemy of the State
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E2 5b 2
71Fallingwater (Left)7c+ *3
72Fallingwater8c *1
73Ultra-Violence7c+ *5
74Jihadi8a *7
75Secret Cabaret7c+ **28
76Jewel in the SunE5 6b ***2
77Jewel of a Son7b+ *45
78Piglet's GrooveVS 4c *3
79Sing a Mean Toon, Kid7b+ **121
80Pyrotechnician (Left)7c+ **23
81Directoonima7c ***35
82Burning Ambition8a 7
83House Burning Down7b+ ***283
84Pride Evans Locker7c *9
85Pyrotechnician8a 2
86Mini Cooper7c+ *2
87Ghetto Bouteille8a ***2
88All About That Bass7c 1
89Sleepless in Minehead7c+ * 
90Baby Got Back7c+ * 
91Rustler6c *136
92Privy PurseHVS 5a 5
93SolsticeHVS 5b/c  
94It's Behind YewHVS 5a  
95Cellar Traverse
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V7 1
 Easter Island 
97Yew Who!
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E3 6a 2
98Parallel CracksM  
99Goldilock's ZoneE2 5c 36
100HepatitisVS 4b 74
101Silence of the Lamb ChopsE3 5b 11
102What's All This Then?5c *450
103Hot Enough?6a *484
104The One-Armed Man6a 448
105In the Waiting Line4c *384
106Dwain Dibbly6a+ 223
107Take Hart
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E2 6a 28
108Moai6a 134
 The Wave 
110Like a VirginE3 6b 1
111Dead on Arrival6a+ 250
112The Bloodshed Begins6a+ *239
113Ritual Slaughter7a *82
114Millimetre War7c 52
115To-ally Wick-edE1 5b  
116The Gift6b+ 75
117Billy Crystal6b+ 61
118Crystal Gale7a+ 17
119Grope the Slope6c *43
120Three's Company6b+ 107
121The Minstrel7a+ *133
122Real Runners'E3 5b/c 6
123G Whizz7b+ 20
124Mutant Frenzy Bug6c+ *132
125Toxic Shock6b 384
126Islands in the City7a+ 172
127Greed7b+ 13
128Utility Cock7c+ 12
129Insatiable7b+ *252
130Raw Deal7a **608
131Bursting the Wave8a *31
132Holdloss7c 1
133Slix8a  
134Bee Keeping in a War Zone6c+ 23
135Seven Months Later7c 97
136Ebee G Bees
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E1 5a 5
137Missing on the Somme6c 27
138Split Rambo7b+ 26
139Liquid Crystal8a *55
140A Day Called Zero8a *41
141Sophisticated7a+ *16
142Psycho-Babble6b+ 70
143Hell's a Hard Place7a+  
 The Tsunami 
145Who is the Enigmatic Mystery Climber?6a+ 46
146Three Dark Nights
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6c+ 27
147Joyride7a 174
148Liquid Sky
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7a+ 11
149Les Trois Chevres7a+ 45
150One for the Northern Brats
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7b+ 9
151Sweet Tufa
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8a 15
152Ya-Boo Yorkie!7b+ *21
153Hard Bass Religion
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7c 10
154Gob Blob
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7b 1
155Moonmilk
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7b 5
156Bick Zoomhead
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7b  
157Velcro Wall7b 21
158Velcro Beach7b+ *1
159Dope on a Slope7a+ 28
160On Beachy Head7b 14
161Stoned to Death6a 53
 Secret Solo Bluff 
163Night VisionE6 6a 1
164Hard Lime
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E5 6b 1
165Dangerous Dusk
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E5 6a 1
166Thin Towers
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E4 6b 1
167Above and Beyond the I'm So Pathetic BarrierE1 6a 2
168Secrets of 2002
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E4 6a 1
169No Gear - Oh Dear!
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E3 5c 2
170Secretly Barmy8a  
 Prospect Tier 
172Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
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VS 5a  
173Hair Cut
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VS 4c 19
174MohicanE1 5b 4
175Gentlemen in Red Trousers'
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E4 6b  
176Short Cut
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S 4a 22
177Surprise CockfagsVS 4c  
178Your Destiny
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E4 6a  
179CentrefoldE1 5b 8
180Charge
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VS 4c 38
181Le soupçonS 4a *4
182Watching the Days Go By
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E4 6a  
183Digit Arete
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E5 6a 2
184Digit Wall
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E2 5b 17
185Pot of Crock
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E4 6a  
186Wild Frontier
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E6 6b 1
187No Fit State
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7a+  
188FartE2 5c 2
189Vic Bond
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E4 6b  
190Maker's NameplateE5 6b 2
191Jon Luke
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E5 6b  
192Rigorous Self Abuse
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E5 6a  
193The WinkE2 5b 12
194The NodE2 5b 6
195Mary JaneVS 4c 35
196Prospect Eliminate
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E4 5c  
197Madcap LaughsVS 4b 22
198Asylum
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HVS 5b 2
199Lonely PrideE4 6b 2
200Sub-Mescalito
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E2 5c  
 Heart Leaf Bluff 
202Forgotten Sacrifices
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HS 79
203Brass Monkey
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HS 4a 117
204Weasel Words
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E4 6b  
205Inter-continental Ballisic Bonzo
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E3 6a 9
206Condensation Canyon
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E4 6a 2
207Funny BoneHVS 5a 39
208HumerusS 114
209RiotsvilleE2 5c 13
210Forward Thinking
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E5 6a 8
211Greg's Little Wall of HorrorsE2 5c 32
212In-between BoobsE5 6a 4
213Readers' WivesE1 5a 3
214LetcherE5 6a 4
215Consenting Adults
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E2 5b 46
216Craitor TraitorE5 6b 3
217Heart Leaf ClimbS 4a 46
218Heart Leaf Direct
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E3 6a 9
219Au Bout de Souffle
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E5 6a  
220Harley StreetE4 5c 3
221Driller Killer, Q'est-ce Que C'est?7c 60
222Fettered Trajectory7b+ 117
223Air to Air Exit7b+ 8
224ConcordeE5 6b 9
225Tumbletot
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E5 6b 1
226La Tour NoireE5 6a 13
227La Tour Noire SuperE6 6b 7
228Dinner DateE1 5b 109
229My Wife's Apple CrumbleE5 6b 2
230Mescalito7c 85
231Rave Party7a+ 50
232Make It Snappy!4c 68
233I Can't Believe It's a Texan5c 83
234I've Lost My Canadian5a 93
235Pregnancy Rocks Boyo!6c 41
236Keep the Home Fires Burning6a 78
237Old Romantics
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E2 5c  
238The Three Bombadiers
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E2 5c  
239Nameless Scoop
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E2 5c  
240Just My Imagination
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E2 5c  
241Once Again
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E2 5c  
242Robertson's JamE4 6a 2
243Lean Burn7b 24
244Me No Stereotype7c 16
245Will Stanton8a+ 12
246The Witch of Wookey8a+  
247Stanton Warriors8b  
248Still Wanton
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7b  
249Gorilla Tactics
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E3 5c  
250Sentinel
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E3 6a  
251Sentinel Direct
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E4 6a  
252Mix a Quick Fix
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7a+ 1
253VanguardE3 6a 6
254Bollocks to Broccoli7b 15
255What Lies Beneath6c+ 18
256Editorial Axe
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E3 6a 1
257Pitchfork RebellionE5 6b/c 1
258Gubia7b+ **67
259Rainy Day - Dream Away
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E5 6b  
260In from the Storm
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E4 6b  
261Bikini Amber7a+ 49
262A Day for FeetE2 6a 10
263Look Around to See What to Look Up forE3 6a 3
264No Grappling; No Ska6a 13
265The Great Dane and Other Tall Tales
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S  
266Micawberism
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HVS 5a  
267Cyclists Advised to Walk
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E2 5c  
268Avalon
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VS 4c  
269Sell Your Soul
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E1 5a  
270So This is Christmas
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HS 5a  
271Another Year Over
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S 5a  
272Mare's Nest
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VD 3
273The Grail
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E2 5c  
274Can-Can
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VB  
275Danemark
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HVS 5a 1
276Groundrush
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E4 6a  
277Assassin!
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E6 6b 1
278Thriller
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E3 5c 2
279Psycho
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E1 5b 2
280Kay
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VS 4c  
281Slow Return
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E2 5b  
282First a Fence
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E6 6b 1
283Dead Stop
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E5 6a/b  
284Poisoned Ivy
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E4 5c 1
285Free Fall
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E2 5b  
286The Dimming of the Day
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E2 5c 1
287Peg Leg Crack
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HS 4a 3
288Mon Dieu
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E3 5c  
289Zut Alors!
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VS 4c  
290Elizabeth Route
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D 12
291North-West Arete
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E3 6a  
292Original Route
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D 6
293Mariette Route
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VD 16
294A Slice at the Wife
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E1 5b  
295Emily's Dog
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VS 4b 2
296Burial Route
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D 12
 The Narrows 
298I Got One!5c 171
299Sound Your Horn7a+ 57
300Where The Sun Don't Shine6b 183
301Keep it in the Family6a+ 194
302Maiden Flight6b+ *128
303Hill 625a 229
304White Smoke4a 300
305That Hollow Feeling6a+ *51
306Like Father Like Son5a *399
307Drukpa Dzong4c 207
308Totally Elched6b 121
309Spoon Jar Jar Spoon6a *299
310Rush Hour
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6a 42
311Fez
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6a 167
 Arch Rock 
313Three Pounds Per Tonne4a 414
314Oh Pretty Woman!5c 343
315Lapse In Taste5c 382
316Mr Ripple
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6a *501
317Big Budget Productions
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6a *413
318Waiting for Gordito
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E1 5b 16
319Room With A View
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6a+ *379
320Lady Cassidy6a+ *279
321Galena Colada
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6c *221
322Get Kimitri!E5 6a *13
323No Time to Lose6b *207
324No Time at All
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E5 6a 2
325Snug as a Slug on a Jug7a+ 80
326Screwballed!7a *312
327Keystone Cop-OutE4 5c 5
328Playboys7b+ *152
329All Hands to the Pump7b *320
330Stone Town
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6b+ *347
331Off the Wall6b *550
332Breezes6c 134
333Cascara Crack
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S 4a 113
334Hug the Jug
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5a 554
335Don't Fear the Bleater
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5c 563
336Un-named Severe, Arch RockS 4
337As Happy as a Slug in Slime
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E4 5c 12
338Cross-Town Traffic6c 7
 Stepped Wall 
340Mokee Dugway Backway6c 89
341Chilli Cheesedog
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6a 400
342Streamline
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E1 5b 24
343Where the Hell Is Hanksville6c *128
344No Saanich in Salsa
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6a+ 80
345Stepped Wall
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VD 236
346MatanuskaVS 4c 141
347Little HopperVS 4b *222
348Always Tomorrow7b *32
349Tomorrow Never DiesE4 6b 2
350Odds against TomorrowE5 6a *4
351Cryogenics7a+ **117
352Bluepoint7a+ *96
353Bullsblood6c+ *48
354Decimation
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7a+ 79
355Subcutaneous Tissue
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E2 5a 4
356Little M
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6b 212
357Stepping Back6c *175
358Roamertherapy
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E2 5b 4
359What5a 146
360Problem A
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V0 *19
361Problem B
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V0+ *20
362Problem C
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V1 *14
363Problem D
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V0+ *18
364Problem E
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V0+ *18
 Overshoot Wall 
366Whose Line Is It Anyway?7a *266
367Airborne Attack6b+ *271
368Arcadia5a 491
369LuciferaVD 176
370Mojave Dust6a 390
371Busking for bolts4c 470
372Think Again
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4a 377
373EastenderHVS 5a *97
374Comfortably Numb7a+ 47
375The Heavy Brigade
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6b 227
376Berlin Wall
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6a+ 221
377Groove Armada6a *360
378The Only Fear Is a Flat Planet
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6a+ *258
379There's Always An Angle
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5c 279
380Hairline
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E1 5c 1
381Absolutely Amazing Climb IIE2 6a 1
382The Unrelenting Wit of David TurnbullE4 6b 3
383Death of Fridays
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6a+ 22
384problem FV3 16
385Problem GV2 13
386Problem HV2 *3
387Prospect GullyD 1
388Peregrines PicnicE1 5b 1
389Nails vellardVS 4c 1
390Thanks For A Lovely Girdle6b 4
391Leader of the pack1 1

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