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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 *63
5Lions Pride8a ***18
6Cheddar Death Knell7b+ 38
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
17Tonight at Noon Direct8a+ 2
18Valley of the Blind7c ***211
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+ 72
32Days in the Desert6b+ 160
33NumbskullE1 5b *12
34Das Goot, Yah?6b *231
35My Bones, My Bones, MyE4 6b 1
36Old BonesE5 6a  
37Bristol Weed8a+ 22
38Homegrown8a+ 25
39Drugstore Cowboy8b *3
40The Wrist Business7c+ *46
41Just Say No8a 33
42The Business8a *2
43Left Hand Path8a * 
44Take Care and Control8a+ * 
45Try to RememberE5 6b 20
46Right-Hand Man8a 122
47Buried AliveE5 6b 1
48It's a Kind of Magic7a+ ***335
49SkeletonE2 5c 14
50FossilE3 5c 10
51The Empire Strikes Back8a+ 11
52The Death Star8c *5
53Everyday Lives of Ordinary People7c 143
54Skullduggery7a+ 234
55Spider Down My Vest - Cardiac Arrest!E5 6a 1
56Bouncing Barry7b+ 35
57Bouncing Spy7c *13
58Spy in the Sky7b **167
59Act of Vengance7b+ 21
60Star Wars: The TrilogyE7 6c 1
61The MessageE3 6a  
62A Question of SportHVS 5a  
63AqueousS  
 Pride Evans Cave 
65Gordon's Big Nose
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6b 41
66Can't Give a Finger6a 55
67Sprechen Ewe Loos
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6b+ 41
68Crèvecoeur
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E3 6a  
69Enemy of the State
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E2 5b 2
70Fallingwater (Left)7c+ *3
71Fallingwater8c *1
72Ultra-Violence7c+ *5
73Jihadi8a *7
74Secret Cabaret8a **28
75Jewel in the SunE5 6b ***2
76Jewel of a Son7b+ *45
77Piglet's GrooveVS 4c *3
78Sing a Mean Toon, Kid7b+ **117
79Pyrotechnician (Left)7c+ **23
80Directoonima7c ***35
81Burning Ambition8a 7
82House Burning Down7b+ ***283
83Pride Evans Locker7c *9
84Pyrotechnician8a 2
85Mini Cooper7c+ *2
86Ghetto Bouteille8a ***2
87All About That Bass7c 1
88Sleepless in Minehead7c+ * 
89Baby Got Back7c+ * 
90Rustler6c *135
91Privy PurseHVS 5a 5
92SolsticeHVS 5b/c  
93It's Behind YewHVS 5a  
94Cellar Traverse
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V7 1
 Easter Island 
96Yew Who!
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E3 6a 2
97Parallel CracksM  
98Goldilock's ZoneE2 5c 36
99HepatitisVS 4b 71
100Silence of the Lamb ChopsE3 5b 11
101What's All This Then?5c *438
102Hot Enough?6a *470
103The One-Armed Man6a 432
104In the Waiting Line4c *371
105Dwain Dibbly6a+ 217
106Take Hart
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E2 6a 28
107Moai6a 134
 The Wave 
109Like a VirginE3 6b 1
110Dead on Arrival6a+ 243
111The Bloodshed Begins6a+ *228
112Ritual Slaughter7a *81
113Millimetre War7c 51
114To-ally Wick-edE1 5b  
115The Gift6b+ 71
116Billy Crystal6b+ 56
117Crystal Gale7a+ 16
118Grope the Slope6c *42
119Three's Company6b+ 101
120The Minstrel7a+ *130
121Real Runners'E3 5b/c 6
122G Whizz7b+ 20
123Mutant Frenzy Bug6c+ *127
124Toxic Shock6b 374
125Islands in the City7a+ 170
126Greed7b+ 13
127Utility Cock7c+ 12
128Insatiable7b+ *251
129Raw Deal7a **600
130Bursting the Wave8a *31
131Holdloss7c 1
132Slix8a  
133Bee Keeping in a War Zone6c+ 22
134Seven Months Later7c 97
135Ebee G Bees
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E1 5a 5
136Missing on the Somme6c 26
137Split Rambo7b+ 26
138Liquid Crystal8a *55
139A Day Called Zero8a *38
140Sophisticated7a+ *15
141Psycho-Babble6b+ 69
142Hell's a Hard Place7a+  
 The Tsunami 
144Who is the Enigmatic Mystery Climber?6a+ 41
145Three Dark Nights
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6c+ 24
146Joyride7a 169
147Liquid Sky
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7a+ 11
148Les Trois Chevres7a+ 44
149One for the Northern Brats
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7b+ 9
150Sweet Tufa
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8a 14
151Ya-Boo Yorkie!7b+ *21
152Hard Bass Religion
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7c 10
153Gob Blob
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7b 1
154Moonmilk
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7b 5
155Bick Zoomhead
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7b  
156Velcro Wall7b 21
157Velcro Beach7b+ *1
158Dope on a Slope7a+ 28
159On Beachy Head7b 14
160Stoned to Death6a 49
 Secret Solo Bluff 
162Night VisionE6 6a 1
163Hard Lime
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E5 6b 1
164Dangerous Dusk
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E5 6a 1
165Thin Towers
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E4 6b 1
166Above and Beyond the I'm So Pathetic BarrierE1 6a 2
167Secrets of 2002
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E4 6a 1
168No Gear - Oh Dear!
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E3 5c 2
 Prospect Tier 
170Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
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VS 5a  
171Hair Cut
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VS 4c 19
172MohicanE1 5b 4
173Gentlemen in Red Trousers'
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E4 6b  
174Short Cut
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S 4a 22
175Surprise CockfagsVS 4c  
176Your Destiny
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E4 6a  
177CentrefoldE1 5b 8
178Charge
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VS 4c 36
179Le soupçonS 4a *4
180Watching the Days Go By
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E4 6a  
181Digit Arete
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E5 6a 2
182Digit Wall
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E2 5b 16
183Pot of Crock
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E4 6a  
184Wild Frontier
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E6 6b 1
185No Fit State
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7a+  
186FartE2 5c 2
187Vic Bond
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E4 6b  
188Maker's NameplateE5 6b 2
189Jon Luke
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E5 6b  
190Rigorous Self Abuse
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E5 6a  
191The WinkE2 5b 11
192The NodE2 5b 6
193Mary JaneVS 4c 30
194Prospect Eliminate
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E4 5c  
195Madcap LaughsVS 4b 22
196Asylum
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HVS 5b 2
197Lonely PrideE4 6b 2
198Sub-Mescalito
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E2 5c  
 Heart Leaf Bluff 
200Forgotten Sacrifices
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HS 78
201Brass Monkey
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HS 4a 117
202Weasel Words
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E4 6b  
203Inter-continental Ballisic Bonzo
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E3 6a 7
204Condensation Canyon
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E4 6a 2
205Funny BoneHVS 5a 38
206HumerusS 112
207RiotsvilleE2 5c 13
208Forward Thinking
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E5 6a 8
209Greg's Little Wall of HorrorsE2 5c 32
210In-between BoobsE5 6a 4
211Readers' WivesE1 5a 3
212LetcherE5 6a 4
213Consenting Adults
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E2 5b 46
214Craitor TraitorE5 6b 3
215Heart Leaf ClimbS 4a 46
216Heart Leaf Direct
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E3 6a 9
217Au Bout de Souffle
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E5 6a  
218Harley StreetE4 5c 3
219Driller Killer, Q'est-ce Que C'est?7c 60
220Fettered Trajectory7b+ 115
221Air to Air Exit7b+ 8
222ConcordeE5 6b 9
223Tumbletot
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E5 6b 1
224La Tour NoireE5 6a 13
225La Tour Noire SuperE6 6b 6
226Dinner DateE1 5b 106
227My Wife's Apple CrumbleE5 6b 2
228Mescalito7c 82
229Rave Party7a+ 49
230Make It Snappy!4c 68
231I Can't Believe It's a Texan5c 83
232I've Lost My Canadian5a 93
233Pregnancy Rocks Boyo!6c 41
234Keep the Home Fires Burning6a 78
235Old Romantics
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E2 5c  
236The Three Bombadiers
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E2 5c  
237Nameless Scoop
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E2 5c  
238Just My Imagination
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E2 5c  
239Once Again
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E2 5c  
240Robertson's JamE4 6a 2
241Lean Burn7b 23
242Stanton Warriors
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8a+  
243Me No Stereotype7c 15
244Will Stanton8a 11
245The Witch of Wookey8a+  
246Still Wanton
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7b  
247Gorilla Tactics
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E3 5c  
248Sentinel
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E3 6a  
249Sentinel Direct
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E4 6a  
250Mix a Quick Fix
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7a+ 1
251VanguardE3 6a 6
252Bollocks to Broccoli7b 15
253What Lies Beneath6c+ 18
254Editorial Axe
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E3 6a 1
255Pitchfork RebellionE5 6b/c 1
256Gubia7b+ **67
257Rainy Day - Dream Away
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E5 6b  
258In from the Storm
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E4 6b  
259Bikini Amber7a+ 49
260A Day for FeetE2 6a 10
261Look Around to See What to Look Up forE3 6a 3
262No Grappling; No Ska6a 13
263The Great Dane and Other Tall Tales
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S  
264Micawberism
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HVS 5a  
265Cyclists Advised to Walk
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E2 5c  
266Avalon
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VS 4c  
267Sell Your Soul
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E1 5a  
268So This is Christmas
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HS 5a  
269Another Year Over
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S 5a  
270Mare's Nest
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VD 3
271The Grail
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E2 5c  
272Can-Can
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VB  
273Danemark
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HVS 5a 1
274Groundrush
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E4 6a  
275Assassin!
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E6 6b 1
276Thriller
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E3 5c 2
277Psycho
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E1 5b 2
278Kay
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VS 4c  
279Slow Return
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E2 5b  
280First a Fence
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E6 6b 1
281Dead Stop
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E5 6a/b  
282Poisoned Ivy
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E4 5c 1
283Free Fall
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E2 5b  
284The Dimming of the Day
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E2 5c 1
285Peg Leg Crack
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HS 4a 3
286Mon Dieu
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E3 5c  
287Zut Alors!
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VS 4c  
288Elizabeth Route
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D 12
289North-West Arete
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E3 6a  
290Original Route
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D 6
291Mariette Route
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VD 16
292A Slice at the Wife
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E1 5b  
293Emily's Dog
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VS 4b 2
294Burial Route
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D 12
 The Narrows 
296I Got One!5c 169
297Sound Your Horn7a+ 57
298Where The Sun Don't Shine6b 183
299Keep it in the Family6a+ 192
300Maiden Flight6b+ *126
301Hill 625a 226
302White Smoke4a 295
303That Hollow Feeling6a+ *51
304Like Father Like Son5a *394
305Drukpa Dzong4c 203
306Totally Elched6b 121
307Spoon Jar Jar Spoon6a *294
308Rush Hour
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6a 41
309Fez
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6a 162
 Arch Rock 
311Three Pounds Per Tonne4a 409
312Oh Pretty Woman!5c 339
313Lapse In Taste5c 378
314Mr Ripple
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6a *496
315Big Budget Productions
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6a *409
316Waiting for Gordito
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E1 5b 16
317Room With A View
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6a+ *378
318Lady Cassidy6a+ *278
319Galena Colada
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6c *219
320Get Kimitri!E5 6a *13
321No Time to Lose6b *205
322No Time at All
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E5 6a 2
323Snug as a Slug on a Jug7a+ 79
324Screwballed!7a *309
325Keystone Cop-OutE4 5c 5
326Playboys7b+ *151
327All Hands to the Pump7b *316
328Stone Town
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6b+ *346
329Off the Wall6b *548
330Breezes6c 132
331Cascara Crack
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S 4a 113
332Hug the Jug
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5a 549
333Don't Fear the Bleater
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5c 555
334Un-named Severe, Arch RockS 4
335As Happy as a Slug in Slime
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E4 5c 12
336Cross-Town Traffic6c 7
 Stepped Wall 
338Mokee Dugway Backway6c 89
339Chilli Cheesedog
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6a 396
340Streamline
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E1 5b 24
341Where the Hell Is Hanksville6c *128
342No Saanich in Salsa
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6a+ 79
343Stepped Wall
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VD 232
344MatanuskaVS 4c 140
345Little HopperVS 4b *220
346Always Tomorrow7b *32
347Tomorrow Never DiesE4 6b 2
348Odds against TomorrowE5 6a *4
349Cryogenics7a+ **117
350Bluepoint7a+ *96
351Bullsblood6c+ *46
352Decimation
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7a+ 79
353Subcutaneous Tissue
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E2 5a 4
354Little M
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6b 211
355Stepping Back6c *174
356Roamertherapy
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E2 5b 4
357What5a 146
358Problem A
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V0 *17
359Problem B
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V0+ *18
360Problem C
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V1 *12
361Problem D
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V0+ *16
362Problem E
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V0+ *16
 Overshoot Wall 
364Whose Line Is It Anyway?7a *263
365Airborne Attack6b+ *267
366Arcadia5a 485
367LuciferaVD 173
368Mojave Dust6a 384
369Busking for bolts4c 463
370Think Again
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4a 370
371EastenderHVS 5a *96
372Comfortably Numb7a+ 47
373The Heavy Brigade
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6b 225
374Berlin Wall
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6a+ 218
375Groove Armada6a *349
376The Only Fear Is a Flat Planet
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6a+ *254
377There's Always An Angle
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5c 272
378Hairline
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E1 5c 1
379Absolutely Amazing Climb IIE2 6a 1
380The Unrelenting Wit of David TurnbullE4 6b 3
381Death of Fridays
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6a+ 22
382problem FV3 14
383Problem GV2 11
384Problem HV2 *3
385Prospect GullyD 1
386Peregrines PicnicE1 5b 1
387Nails vellardVS 4c 1
388Thanks For A Lovely Girdle6b 4

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